As a business owner, it can be difficult to monitor and keep track of all the various expenses needed for operations, some of which may not even be necessary. Taking a detailed look at your business’s finances will help you determine areas you can cut back on in order to reduce waste, increase productivity, and ultimately improve profitability.
Below, we have compiled a list of five categories that you can implement into your cost savings strategy today. While we don’t recommend implementing them all at once, they can be helpful in guiding you through what expenses you do have the capacity to cut back on. After all, the goal is to cut costs without compromising quality. Read more “How to Cut Costs Without Cutting Quality”
Construction work can be quite difficult and strenuous, from the inception of the project all the way to post-construction cleanup. The tasks involved are primarily manual labor such as loading and unloading materials, assembling and breaking down scaffolding, structures and barriers, digging of holes and tunnels, mixing, pouring, and leveling concrete, heavy lifting, and more.
Not everyone is skilled in the handling of construction and demolition materials which is why any and all construction work should be left to the professionals. Professional construction workers allow for the timely completion of projects; however, it doesn’t end there.
Debris and material remnants are often left behind by construction crews which is where post-construction cleanup comes in. In this blog post, we go over the benefits of post-construction cleanup in regards to safety, time, costs, and proper cleanup. Read more “The Importance of Post-Construction Cleanup”
Most of us probably take our time when cleaning, but as a facility owner looking to hire a commercial cleaning company, you—more than anyone—understand that time is money. How can you ensure that you are getting your money’s worth when working with a commercial cleaning company?
The answer lies in key performance indicators, also known as KPIs. KPIs are quantifiable measurements that show how well a company is doing in regards to business objectives. The information provided by KPIs is essential to developing strategies, making improvements where necessary, and overall guiding the company in the right direction. Read more “Top 5 KPIs Your Cleaning Service Provider Should Be Tracking”
An increase in antibiotic-resistant infections, particularly with children, has been reported throughout the country and the culprit seems to be an overuse of antibiotics. These infections are caused by superbugs, or strains of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics.1 When children—and adults—get sick, it can be quite difficult to determine what illness they’ve contracted.
As a result, physicians will likely prescribe an antibiotic when it may not be necessary. However, this goes against the CDC’s protocol of taking antibiotics only if you absolutely need to. It is also important to note that antibiotics do not work against viruses, and should only be used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as strep throat, ear, and sinus infections.2
The CDC has also stated that seasonal influenza activity remains lower than usual for this time of year. This may be due in part to the safety measures taken to prevent COVID-19, such as social distancing and wearing masks. However, low influenza cases do not mean we should start easing restrictions. With the pandemic, flu season, and winter conditions all currently aligned, staying safe is more critical now than ever before.
In this blog post, we’ll go over the common symptoms of COVID-19, the flu, and the common cold, as well as how to keep yourself healthy, and how to keep your environment safe and clean. Read more “Protect Yourself and Your Facility Against Common Infectious Diseases During the Winter Months”
With more businesses growing concerned about the environment, there has been a spike in the movement to go green. The cleaning industry itself has been seeing increased demand for green cleaning techniques—a trend likely to be driven by the younger generations.
Another up-and-coming trend to look out for, especially within the cleaning industry, is the use of robotics and automation. Autonomous vacuum cleaners are all the rage lately, and now, major companies including Samsung and Toyota have started testing the use of home-cleaning robots.
The green movement and utilization of robotics and automation are both driving forces in today’s market—across multiple industries. Businesses would be wise to adapt and implement these changes in order to keep up with the rest of the world. In this blog post, we’ll be covering both trends, why they’re important, and what we can expect from both of them in the future. Read more “Trends in the Industry: Green Cleaning, Robotics, & Automated Cleaners”
With new variant strains of SARS-CoV-2 emerging in the United States, the public is left frantic with fear. Some of you may be wondering if current cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue to be as effective. Thankfully, the EPA has just recently reported that the disinfectants available on List N are capable of killing these newer strains.
The EPA, also known as the Environmental Protection Agency, is a federal government agency committed to protecting human health and the environment. As part of their mission, the EPA reviews the safety of chemicals available in the marketplace, which ties into the current pandemic1. In this blog post, we’ll be going over important information regarding disinfectants and the EPA’s List N. Read more “Disinfectants on the EPA’s List N”
With winter here, we are all inevitably spending more time indoors. This means an increase of foot traffic throughout your facility, and with that, an increase of dirt on your carpets. Dirty carpets are not only visually unappealing, but they can also negatively impact your health.
Dirty carpets have been associated with skin rashes, eczema, allergies, respiratory problems, and can even trigger asthma attacks. In this blog post, we’ve put together tips to minimize the amount of dirt produced on your facility’s carpets, which will make way for a cleaner and safer work environment. Read more “Carpet Cleaning Tips for Winter”
Although the ongoing pandemic has forced many employers to turn to remote work, some industries have continued to operate as usual― particularly public transportation. One of the most popular modes of public transportation are buses, which are known for their affordability and flexibility. Read more “How to Keep Buses Clean While in Operation During COVID-19”
When it comes to upholding your building’s presentation, there are many factors to consider. You’ve got to worry about tables, floors, lighting, trash, recycling, replenishment— and that’s just the interior aspect of your building. You’ve also got windows, sidewalks, parking lots, and landscaping as part of your building’s exterior maintenance. While these tasks can seem plentiful and overwhelming, there is help available at your disposal. Your building’s entryway is the first thing a client sees before they walk inside, and if you prefer to retain rather than deter them, then daily upkeep is needed.
Read more “What is a Day Porter and Why Might You Need One?”
As we approach the new year, there is no better time to clean up and organize your office space. This is a great habit to build and maintain as there are significant benefits tied along with it. Having a clean area to work in creates a sense of self-efficacy, maximizes productivity, decreases stress levels, and improves overall wellbeing. Cluttered desks, on the other hand, have been linked to procrastination, higher stress levels, and reduced self-confidence. If your initial thought when you sit down at your desk is, “Where do I begin?”, then perhaps it’s time for a desk cleanup.
Read more “Office Organization Tips for the New Year”