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The Benefits of a Locally Owned, Independent Janitorial Company

We are not a cleaning franchise…   After talking to scores of facility managers over the years, one question that regularly pops up is this: “Are you a franchise company?” Now why is such a question raised so frequently? It seems that many companies have had an unpleasant experience with cleaning franchises. But why is this

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Special Cleaning Projects

Stained carpets? Scuffed up floors? Dirty windows? Hazy VCT?   While routine janitorial services are an everyday need at your facility, there are a host of other needs related to the cleanliness and appearance. For instance, cleaning exterior windows is not something that is typically included in the regular cleaning work. But sometimes those windows, after

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Is Your Cleaning Company Missing the Mark?

What is “clean” anyways? Sometimes it is obvious that a cleaning company is not living up to expectations, while other times, it can be a bit nebulous. In this article, we hope to provide information to help you and your cleaning company establish meaningful expectations. Additionally, we will give some tips on how to proceed if

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Comparing Apples to Oranges

Have you ever received cleaning service proposals that are significantly different in their pricing? It is not uncommon to have multiple janitorial services proposals with significant variances in pricing. Why does this occur? In most cases, the variance is due to each cleaning company’s estimation of the number of staff hours needed to complete the cleaning

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How Much Does it Cost to Clean Your Building?

It happens almost every time. As we are presenting our proposal for janitorial services, the prospective client will begin to flip through the pages of our proposal to find the page where we have detailed our pricing. Knowing where this cost comes from is very important to facility managers. And if you know what factors drive

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3 Reasons Why Janitorial Wages Matter

When a facility manager or MRO buyer is contemplating a new janitorial vendor, the most important item in the proposal is the janitorial wages. If the wages are wrong the proposed price will be drastically different than the reality. And when this happens, no one’s toilets get cleaned. The cost of labor is the biggest part

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Why Outsourcing Your Janitorial Service Might Make Sense

1. You Save Money There are many ways outsourcing your cleaning tasks can save you money. For example, the rates of the majority of cleaning services are flexible, determined by the amount of work they will do for you. Instead of paying regular wages to the employees, you can easily adjust your cost and services as

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What is the Purpose of a Site Visit?

An important step in the commercial cleaning sales process is the site visit or facility tour. While it is possible to receive a reasonable proposal from a commercial cleaning company without this step, allowing a potential cleaning vendor to lay eyes on your building will produce better results. In this article, we discuss the purpose of

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Custodial Startup Truths

Truth #1: It Takes Time to Hire the “Right” Team A common misconception is that a janitorial company is like a staffing agency. People tend to believe that we always have a large pool of people in our employment pipeline, and as such, can almost instantly pull together a team of people. That is simply not

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