Whenever I begin a staff meeting with I HAVE AN IDEA I see eyes roll, it’s a sign that my audience has heard this before and the results may not have worked out. This time though, I do have an original idea and the jury is out if it is a thumbs up or thumbs down. First, though I want to talk about the idea. I have a background in writing professional emails and industry informational materials, 20 years at [...]
In our previous post, we were discussing some issues and concerns regarding professional office cleaning, especially when it comes to costs. Today we'll stay on the topic of office cleaning issues and we'll dig deeper into several misconceptions and myths surrounding this subject. As we've seen before, the final cost includes many variables, such as salaries, various obligatory insurances, gas, maintenance costs, phone, rent, marketing services, etc. All that has to be included in the final cost, so that is [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-12-30T05:36:47-05:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Office Cleaning|Comments Off on Office Cleaning Issues – From Misconceptions and Myths to Advantages
Thus far in this series we have discussed our increased focus on the effects our actions and choices have on the environment including our places of work, the importance of selecting service providers that understand and practice what is necessary to maintain a sustainable level of indoor air quality: general cleaning of the facility, textile and carpet maintenance and HVAC maintenance. The service providers that specialize in these areas are Professional Building Services (janitorial) contractors, Professional, Certified Carpet and [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-12-04T10:18:14-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Office Cleaning, Workplace|Comments Off on Sustainability, Healthy Workspaces, Value: Understanding the Costs Associated With the Services We Seek
We will start today's blog post with a bold, yet true statement – carpet cleaning is a delicate and complex process, especially when it comes to office carpets. Yes, it is possible to clean your home or office carpets yourself, but is it the right way to go? We're not suggesting it is impossible to clean them yourself, we're just saying that if you want a perfect end result, professionals are usually the way to go. Still, whether you choose [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-11-14T10:36:17-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on Common carpet cleaning issues – how to avoid them?
With October slowly coming to an end, there is one thing most of us look forward to, a fun little holiday called Halloween. Yes, when you think of Halloween, you don't immediately think of an office party, rather you think of fun family activities such as trick or treat that all kids look forward to. Still, Halloween isn't strictly about out-of-the-office activities. No, it is actually a great holiday to be celebrated in work environment, and in this blog post, [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-10-29T07:12:54-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Office Cleaning|Comments Off on Halloween in the office – how to celebrate it?
Last month we discussed the increased awareness to the effects our actions and choices have on the environment including our places of work, where we spend on average 44 hours per week (Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 3rd, 2017). We also touched on the importance of selecting service providers in three key areas of expertise that are necessary to meet a minimum criterion that ensure the level of quality and thorough work practices necessary to maintain a sustainable level of [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-10-25T15:24:24-04:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Office Cleaning|Comments Off on Sustainability, healthy workspaces, value: how do you select your service providers?
We live in a time of increased awareness to the effects our actions and choices have on the environment. From how we view ‘fast fashion’ to the choices we make in the types of vehicles we drive we think in terms of ‘carbon footprint’, air quality and so much more. All have come to be increasingly important as we realize how much we love this beautiful planet we have been gifted. The same can be said for how corporations that [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-10-02T10:01:13-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Office Cleaning|Comments Off on Sustainability, healthy workspaces, value: How do you select your service providers?
In our previous posts, we were talking in-depth about the advantages of getting your office cleaned during summer months. We've seen that cleaning your office during summer has a lot of perks, such as having a less crowded area. During summer, with many of the staff away for the holidays, it gets much easier for the professional cleaning service to come and do their job. They will have more space and time to focus and finish the cleaning process in time [...]
Carpet cleaning is one of the most important parts of an office cleaning routine, and it should never go neglected. We have often talked just how important carpets are for the overall look of the office and just how important it is to keep them clean and in their best condition. They are an essential part of the office so they deserve proper care. You could try and clean your office carpets yourself, but is it the right way to [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-08-20T03:16:42-04:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on Carpet cleaning in summer – should you do it?
In our two previous posts, we were talking about summertime in the office, but from a cleaning perspective. In our Part One, we were trying to see if there is perfect timing for a scheduled and detailed summer cleaning. As we've seen, summer cleaning is a must, and the same goes for each and every season. Still, there are some things which are more "exclusive" to cleaning during summer. By this, we primarily mean that during summer you have more [...]
By Marleen Geyen|2019-07-05T06:41:30-04:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Office Cleaning|Comments Off on Summer in the Office Pt. 3 – Coping Tips