How to Clean Commercial Restrooms

April 26th, 2017   •   No Comments   

austinbathroomcleaningIt’s very important to know how to clean commercial restrooms. Not just clean them but also thoroughly sanitize them. Some janitorial cleaning companies do a great job in sanitizing restrooms. It’s important to understand how germs are spread and how you can eliminate them. The following is a list of things that needs to be done so that a restroom is sanitized properly.

  1. Clean all door handles, dryers, knobs and stall walls.
  2. Leave restrooms smelling fresh and clean. Do not just cover up orders with harsh chemicals.
  3. Used color-coded mops heads and rags. You don’t want them cleaning your kitchen with the same rags and mop heads they used for your restrooms.
  4. Make sure not to add too much chemicals to your mopping solution. This will cause floors to be sticky.
  5. Make sure to scrub floors to clean the grout at least once a week or once a month, depending on the restrooms usage.
  6. Important to clean walls around urinals and toilets. Urine could be splashed around it and can cause bad odors.
  7. Clean mirrors making sure they are streak free. Don’t use too much Windex.
  8. Thoroughly clean all counters. Make sure to clean grim around sinks. Make sure they are mold and grime free.
  9. Check for any stall doors that are not properly working.
  10. Report any graffiti.
  11. Remove any gum.

Your commercial cleaning company can create a cleaning plan for your restrooms. There are many things they take into considerations when creating a cleaning plan. Make sure they stop by to see the office and restrooms before they give you a quote. Call Austin Professional Cleaning Services for a free cleaning quote today!

What you need to consider when hiring a commercial cleaning company?

April 19th, 2017   •   No Comments   

bestcommercialcleaningaustintxFinding the right cleaning company for your business can be a hassle. You want to make the right decision the first time, but it can take you some time to find a perfect fit. There are many things that can guide you in making the good decisions right of the bat. The following is a list of things of what you need to consider when hiring a commercial cleaning company:

  1. How do their price compare with other cleaning companies?

When looking for a commercial cleaning company, ask for at least 3-5 quotes form different companies. Compare the prices, but don’t make the mistake of picking the lowest bidder. Deciding on the lowest bidder could cause problems in the long run or even early on.

  1. What other services do they provide?

Always ask what other services they provide. Pick a company that offers carpet cleaning, floor care services, window cleaning services, etc. Hiring a company that offers different services will help you save time and money.

  1. Do they provide consumables?

Can the cleaning company also provide a quote on consumables such as can liners, hand soap, toilet paper, etc.? Cleaning companies can usually get you better deals on consumables. It is also something less you have to worry about. Ask for a price and compare it to your current prices.

  1. Ask for at least 3 references.

Always ask the cleaning company to provide at least 3 references of similar size and type of client. Analyze if they have experience. Also, check yelp or other resources to see what clients really think about their services.

Austin Professional Cleaning Services has years of experience in janitorial cleaning services. We offer many different services. Call us today for a free cleaning quote! Let us take care of your facility!

How to Have a Successful Cleaning Company

April 12th, 2017   •   No Comments   

successfulcleaningcompanyThere are many books on how to start a cleaning company. It sound easy to start a cleaning company but do you know how to have a successful cleaning company? The best way to learn is by experience. The following are great tips to help you have a successful cleaning company:

  1. Always learn something new:

There is so much to learn when running a cleaning company. Every day is a learning experience. You learn from your clients, employees and every about new technology out there. Remember to always apply what you learned. Share it with your employees. Always read about ways to improve your organizational and managerial skills. Read articles on the cleaning industry. Remember that things change. You need to stay up to date!

  1. Join different groups:

There are many different groups to help you do some networking, but to also learn more about operational, management, and marketing. There is always something you can learn from classes and groups that can help your business.

  1. Offer best cleaning services and train employees:

The service you offer has to be the best in the industry. Finding good employees that go above and beyond is hard. When you find them you need to keep them happy. Keep training them and make sure they don’t stay behind. Building a good team is important. Communication with the employees and clients is key to offer the best services in the industry. Learn from previous mistake and keep improving.

  1. Create a plan and follow it:

Create a plan for each of the following:

  • The start of a new client
  • Supervision of each client
  • Reporting to each client and employee
  • For customer service especially when there is a complaint
  • Accounting and management

If you have a plan for each of the item above, you will be able to work consistently and efficiently.

  1. Don’t underbid to beat competition and don’t accept every job:

Underbidding to get a customer is a very common mistake. Make sure not to do this. If the client doesn’t want to pay what should be paid maybe it’s best to not accept the job. You don’t want a bad review because of this. Analyze each job. If you made a mistake and underbid, talk to the client.

Austin Professional Cleaning Services has been in business since 2008 and had great trained employees with many years of experience in the cleaning industry. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!

Commercial Cleaning Tips

March 29th, 2017   •   No Comments   

austinskyline1Cleaning an office building can be a little more complicated than cleaning a house. There are many things you need to know when you start a new client. The following are great commercial cleaning tips when starting a new client.

  1. Have a strategy

As soon as you get a new account, walk the facility with the cleaning crew. Show them everything that needs to be done. Let them come up with a plan on how they will tackle the account. Making sure they have a plan and they follow it every day will prevent errors.

  1. Special requirements from clients

Always ask all tenants if they have special requirements. Make sure to take good notes. All clients ask for something different. It’s important to know right from the start. You don’t want to leave a door open that should always be locked or turn something off that should be left on.

  1. Deep cleaning

Most office buildings need a deep cleaning. Make sure to always offer a deep cleaning when you are starting a new client. This will help bring the building up to your standards and make all other cleanings easier.

  1. Cleaning supplies

Make sure you have everything you need and good equipment to do a good job. Having the right equipment will make the job easier. Also, don’t forget to change the mop heads every month and wash the rags used to clean every day.

Austin Professional Cleaning Services has been in business since 2008 and our employees have many years of experience and great commercial cleaning tips. If you are looking for a professional commercial cleaning company for your facility, call us for a free quote.

Different Classifications of Office Buildings

March 23rd, 2017   •   No Comments   

CommercialJanitorialCleaning_ModernOfficeSpaceCommercial cleaning companies service many different types of facilities. Did you know that there are different classifications of office buildings? It’s important to understand how to service all types of office buildings when generating a proposal. The classifications are Class A, Class B, and Class C. Why is it important to know the difference between the buildings?

There are many reasons why it’s very important that a commercial cleaning company knows the difference between the classifications of office building. The most important thing that will be different will be the price per square footage. If the building is a Class A building the price per square foot will be higher. You will also need more expensive equipment and cleaning chemicals.

Class A Office Building

Class A office buildings are high-end buildings with extravagant furniture and decorations which need to be maintained by high class professionals. These types of office buildings need extra care. Most have hard wood floors, counter tops made from natural stones granite or marble. They usually require more time to clean, special chemicals, and very detail oriented cleaning crews. If you are generating a proposal for a Class A office building you need to make sure you take all of the into considerations. These types of buildings will require 5-7 times a week cleaning.

Class B Office Building

Class B office buildings are generally older buildings. They are still similar to Class A but the fixtures will be of a lesser grade. Class B office buildings also have similar property managers and same type of tenants than a Class A office building. They will still demand the same type of services but it requires less time to clean. These types of buildings will require 5 times a week cleaning.

Class C Office Building

Class C office buildings are even older than Class B buildings. They usually use lower cost materials and fixtures. They are also located in less desirable areas of town and usually have a warehouse. These types of buildings take a lot less time to clean. They usually require cleaning from 1-3 times a week.

Understanding a buildings classification will help you generate the best proposals and effective cleaning plan. You don’t want to make a mistake of underbidding especially for a Class A office building. Making a mistake like that can damage the reputation of your company. When hiring a commercial cleaning company, make sure you hire one that has experience with the type of building you are needing to be cleaned.

Spring-Cleaning Tips

March 20th, 2017   •   No Comments   

bestcommercialcleaningaustintxIt’s the first day of spring and warm weather is already approaching! It’s that time of the year to start thinking about spring-cleaning, especially if you’re a facility managers or a building owner. The following are spring-cleaning tips that can help implement a great cleaning program and prepare the facility for the new season.

  1. Building Details:

Walk around the building and make a list of things that need to be fixed and touched up. Common things that need to be fixed are caulk lines, change light bulbs, touch up on paint, do a high dust, etc. Small things like that can improve the appearance of the facility.

  1. Floor Care Services:

Is it time to do a strip and wax or schedule a carpet cleaning? Talk with your janitorial company. Make sure to create a floor care-cleaning program. Taking care of the floors of your facility is very important.

  1. Window Cleaning:

Windows are usually neglected. It’s extremely important to add window cleaning into your spring-cleaning program. Windows can be damaged if they are not cleaned quarterly or twice a year.

  1. Pressure Washing:

Check and see if you need to pressure wash your sidewalks, stairs, parking lots, or area around the dumpster. It can get pretty gross if you don’t take care of it. This is something that can get done once or twice a year.

  1. Restroom Deep Cleaning:

No matter is restrooms are cleaned daily, you need to schedule a deep cleaning. Restrooms are full of bacteria and there are many things that aren’t cleaned daily. Make sure to schedule a machine scrub twice a year or quarterly. That will prevent your restrooms from getting a bad odor. Also back sure to wash and scrub all walls and wall stalls, especially around the toilets.

Austin Professional Cleaning Services has a lot of experience with spring-cleaning. Call us today and schedule a walk-though for a free cleaning quote. Let us see your facility and prepare a spring-cleaning plan that will work best for your facility!