Tasks a Commercial Cleaning Company Performs

September 6th, 2017   •   No Comments   

austincommercialcleaningCompanies are always finding ways to cut cost and maximize profits, but cleaning is something they should never cut cost on. Business managers and employees don’t have time to clean their own office. That is why it’s important for a business owner to hire a commercial cleaning company as they focus on thoroughly cleaning the office from top to bottom. A commercial cleaning company can create a cleaning plan for your facility. The following are task a commercial cleaning company performs.

Daily Cleaning Tasks:

  • High and low dusting
  • Clean office desks, tables, bookshelves, etc.
  • Emptying waste baskets
  • Vacuum floors and carpets
  • Mop floors
  • Clean kitchen and break room
  • Clean restrooms
  • Clean outside patios

Deep Cleaning Tasks:

  • Dust all light fixtures
  • Dust all air vents
  • Clean all baseboards
  • Sanitize all doorknobs, counter-tops, chairs, etc.
  • Clean floors under furniture
  • Deep clean and disinfect restrooms
  • Deep clean kitchen and break room

Commercial cleaning companies can also do window cleaning, strip and wax, floor buffing, carpet cleaning, and so many other types of jobs. Hire a commercial cleaning company that can offer all of these services to you. That will help you save time and money. Some janitorial companies also offer prices on consumables. This is great because they usually can get great deals for you. You also won’t have to worry about buying toilet paper, paper towels, etc. They get is for you and can even deliver it. Always ask about consumables when asking for a quote from a cleaning company. Austin Professional Cleaning Services offers the best janitorial cleaning services in the Austin Metro Area. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!

 

Mistakes Cleaning Companies Need To Prevent

August 31st, 2017   •   No Comments   

cleaningaustinCleaning sounds like an easy job until it’s your turn to clean. Then you realize there are many things you need to be properly trained for. Making cleaning mistakes can cost your company a lot of money. The following are mistakes cleaning companies need to prevent.

Using The Wrong Cleaning Products

This is a big mistake. If you use the wrong chemicals on floors you can ruin them. Always make sure you know what type of floors they have. Are they linoleum, tile, or marble floors? They are each cleaned with different chemicals. Consult the manufacture for the best cleaning products.

Using The Wrong Cleaning Equipment

Are they vacuuming your floors with the right vacuum attachment? If they are using the wrong attachment they can scratch your floors. This can cause a lot of expensive damage. If you notice the floors being scratch report it immediately to the cleaning company.

Using Dirty Cleaning Equipment

Is the cleaning company taking care of the cleaning equipment? Are they washing the mops and rags? Cleaning with dirty equipment only spreads more germs and can be gross. Are they using the same dirty rag that they used to clean the restroom to clean the kitchen? Make sure the cleaning company properly labels their cleaning supplies. You need to be careful with cross contamination.

Cleaning companies need to properly train all their cleaning crews. If the cleaning crews are not trained they can cause your business a lot of damage. Cleaning mistakes can happen. Make sure all crews learn from the mistakes so that they aren’t repeated. Austin Professional Cleaning Services has well trained cleaning crews. We focus on avoiding the above and many other mistakes that cleaning companies can make. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!

Janitorial Companies Offer Emergency Cleaning During Heavy Rains

August 28th, 2017   •   No Comments   

austinofficecleaningHeavy rains can cause many problems to your office. Janitorial Companies offer emergency cleaning during heavy rains. If you have a janitorial company servicing your facility after hours during the recent rains, consider yourself lucky! Here is why…

Your janitorial company already serves as additional security for your facility. They arrive after-hours to clean and if they find something unusual like a broken glass door, they report it. Another good example is when one of your employees leaves through a side door and forgets to lock it or set the alarm. The cleaning crew comes late at night and can report if the alarm wasn’t set or if a door was left open. This will help you to remind your employees to always double check before they leave.

This weekend we received quite a few calls from our cleaning crews. One shared a power outage at a local restaurant. We called the restaurant owner and he was able to bring a generator to save the food in the freezer from spoiling. Another restaurant and a couple of offices had water leaks. Our crews were able to use a wet-vac and saved the wood floors or carpet from getting wet or damaged. This is why it is very important for the cleaning staff to have an emergency contact phone number.

So next time there is a storm coming, email your janitorial company and provide them with an emergency contact number.   You can also ask them to text you a quick FYI when they are servicing the facility, letting you know there are no water leaks, water coming in the office, etc. The good thing about this is that this “above and beyond” service is completely free of charge, that is if you have a good janitorial company with great customer service.

Austin Professional Cleaning Services has always offered the best customer service in the industry and always provide our customers with emergency cleaning. We care about our clients and we will work hard to always offer the best services to them. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!

Hire a Day Porter to Clean your Facility

August 17th, 2017   •   No Comments   

Bathroom cleaning kitIs your building being cleaned at night only? Does the facility receive so much traffic during the day that you feel you need cleaning services during the day? You might need to hire a Day Porter to clean your facility. A Day Porter can help you run your facility smoothly.

The Day Porter’s job can be customized according to each client. The following are specific items that are usually added to the cleaning program:

  1. Lobby Maintenance and Cleaning
  2. Kitchen, Break-rooms, and Cafeteria Cleaning and Restocking
  3. Patio Maintenance and Cleaning
  4. Monitoring, Servicing Restrooms, and Restocking
  5. Trash and Debris Removal
  6. Meeting Room Setup and Cleaning

Hiring a Day Porter can have many benefits. The main benefit is that it will keep your facility cleaned during the day, which will impress your clients and keep employees happy.

The Day Porter can focus on small details and the nightly cleaning crew on the bigger things. Creating a good program with the Day Porter and the nightly cleaning crew is vital. Having a good team that works together will help tackle every item that needs to be cleaned in the building.

The Day Porter also needs to be professional and trained cleaning crews to interact with employees and clients. There are many rules that Day Porters need to follow. When you hire someone, make sure they are trained.

Austin Professional Cleaning Services has been in business since 2008. We have plenty of Day Porters that are trained to help keep your facility spotless during the day. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!

Select The Right Flooring

July 11th, 2017   •   No Comments   

floorbuffaustinAre you remodeling your office and trying to decide on the perfect flooring? Picking the right type of floors is really important and can be harder then you think. There are many things you need to take into consideration to select the right flooring. The following are questions to consider before your decide on a flooring.

  1. Traffic of the facility:

The hallways and foyers usually get more traffic than conference rooms and meeting space. You will need to use hard surface flooring or carpets in high traffic areas. There is a broader range of materials you can pick for less traffic areas.

  1. Budget:

Something that is not taken into consideration when comparing prices is the cost of proper care and maintenance of the floors. When deciding on a type of floors, make sure you analyze how much it will cost to keep it looking nice. Will you have to schedule a quarterly strip and wax or carpet cleaning? What type of chemicals can be used to clean the floors? Find a type of floor that doesn’t require much maintenance.

  1. Any problems with your current floors?

Some floors are hard to keep clean. You don’t want to make it hard on the cleaning crew you hire. You also don’t want to be giving complains that the floors are not being cleaned properly. It can be a headache. Think about what you currently dislike about the floors you have now. Discuss it with a flooring specialist. They can point you to the right direction.

There are many different types of floors you can pick from. Always take into consideration the traffic you will receive, your budget, and most importantly how you will clean it.

Types of floors:

  1. Wood: Wood flooring might be the nicest option. It can last a long time if a professional cleaning company properly maintains it. You will have to clean it daily to prevent it from scratching.
  2. Carpet: Carpets are very affordable and resistant. It’s easier for cleaning companies to maintain and cuts their cleaning time in half since they don’t have to mop. Just make sure to clean up spills immediately and
  3. VCT Tile: VCT Tiles can be the hardest ones to maintain. You will have to wax it and buff it frequently. Also, if the cleaning company uses a lot of water when they mop, they can damage it.

After deciding on a floor, you will have to make sure you hire the right commercial cleaning company to take care of them. Always ask the cleaning company to recommend a maintenance place to keep your floors and carpet clean! Austin Professional Cleaning Services has the right equipment and properly trained cleaning crews to take care of any type of flooring. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!

Top 3 important questions to ask a janitorial cleaning company

June 26th, 2017   •   1 Comment   

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-happy-teamwork-cleaning-workers-image19108465Are you looking for a new janitorial cleaning company to service your facility? It’s important to research different janitorial cleaning companies before deciding on one. The last thing you want is to hire the wrong cleaning company and have to find a new one in a couple of months. Asking the write questions when interviewing a cleaning company will help in finding the right cleaning company. The following are top 3 important questions to ask a janitorial cleaning company:

  1. Do you train your cleaning crews?

You don’t want to hire a cleaning company that doesn’t properly train cleaning crews. There are many things cleaning crews need to know. They need to be prepared to solve every problem that might arise. They also need to know how to properly use cleaning equipment and chemicals.

  1. What type of clients do you service?

Cleaning crews need to be specialized in cleaning different types of facilities. For example, a cleaning crew that cleans an office might not be able to clean a restaurant. When looking for a commercial cleaning company, ask if they clean other clients similar to you.

  1. What services do you provide?

Does the cleaning company provide other services like carpet cleaning, strip and wax, window cleaning? It will save you time and money if the janitorial cleaning company can provide other services you might need. Make sure to also ask for references. You want to make sure they are properly trained to do each specific service.

Remember it’s important to make a good decision when fining a good cleaning company. Ask for reference and reviews. Don’t pick a company based on price. The cheapest price will probably give you problems. Austin Professional Cleaning Company has been in business since 2008. We go above and beyond to service each client. Call us today for a free cleaning quote!