Cleaning CompanyProfessional cleaning services has become more and more popular within the recent years among banks, factories, schools, restaurants, stores and warehouses. Professional companies perform cleaning of various areas – from tiny apartments or simply carpet cleaning, to cleaning the facades of huge shopping centers or deep cleaning at the restaurant or factory premises.

Inviting the cleaning specialists, we want to get quality services for a reasonable price. To ensure that the expectations are 100% met, you need to know what to look for when choosing a cleaning company and what problems can be hidden behind surprisingly low prices.

Qualification Criteria
What needs to be considered when choosing a company, so as not to waste your money and time? Let’s try to enumerate the main points from which to start.

Presentability Factor
Nowadays cleaning services are offered by many companies. Pay attention first of all to those who have their own office (clean office!), beautifully designed and well-filled web-site, a significant period of work in the market of services.
A well-proven company will always take care of its image and reputation!

Even now, at the modern age of technologies, valuable and worthwhile experts are “passed from hand to hand”, by sharing contacts with friends and relatives. To learn the impressions of a friend about the work of a particular company is always valuable, because he certainly will not deceive!
If this is not possible – read the reviews on the level of services provided on the company’s website.

Do not hesitate to clarify with the manager, with the help of what equipment is cleaning performed: household vacuum cleaners are out of place here! Find out which cleaning agents and detergents are used and of which manufacturers, and whether there are certificates on them. A solid company usually buys products from the same suppliers, and uses 2-3 proven brands of “chemical agents”.

In a good company, all employees undergo compulsory training: the more extensive is their professional knowledge, the better result will be obtained by the client. At work, cleaners should be given special clothing, all necessary equipment and cleaning agents for various surfaces.

Variety of services
The large company offers a wide range of services – from the daily cleaning to deep cleaning, from dry cleaning to washing facades with the use of industrial climbers, from maintenance of the adjacent territory to cleaning roofs from snow and its subsequent removal. Of course, it is much more profitable to entrust all the necessary work to one company than to several different services.

Prices for the services
From the available offers choose the average cost of services. The understated price should alert you (but not in case when it comes to discounts!), unreasonably high price is often not justified and gets driven up for the brand. Find out how pricing is done, what bonuses are received by a regular customer.

Stages of a cleaning company selection

Step 1. Chose several companies working in your city, focusing on prices, reviews and its reputation. Call the managers asking for an estimate of the costs for the necessary services. Please note that prices vary depending on the size of the room, the level of its pollution and the amount of work ahead!

Step 2. Settle upon 1 or 2 companies interesting for you and arrange a meeting with a specialist – he/she will assess the state of your house or office, recommend the most appropriate type of cleaning and make an estimate. Be sure to find out whether the removal of garbage is performed outside of the territory (especially important for large office buildings, after repairs in an apartment or a country house).

Step 3. If everything suits you, conclude a contract with the cleaning company. Make sure that it contains a paragraph on compensation for damage caused by employees during the cleaning process or because of their lack of professionalism when choosing cleaning products!

Step 4. Assess the appearance and behavior of the workers who arrived, their provision with inventory and cleaning agents. When accepting the performed work, pay attention to the cleanliness of hard-to-reach places and the quality of delicate surfaces cleaning.

When choosing a cleaning company, consider a number of requirements that are important for you. The concept of cleanliness for each person is different, and the cleaning company must have the highest requirements in the first place to their employees and the quality of their work.
The successful choice of a cleaning company is, first of all, a guarantee of cleanliness and safety of your property. Use the knowledge obtained from this article not to waste your money and not to be disappointed in your decision!

Supermarkets / Retail Stores Cleaning

On August 16, 2017, in Public cleaning, by admin

cleanness-in-storeA supermarket is, first of all, a huge store of products. It is from the shelves and counters of supermarkets and hypermarkets that food gets to the tables and into the consumers’ refrigerators. What a “food house” should look like, so that, for example, a mother was not afraid to buy fruits in it for her kids?

The main condition is of course cleanliness. The confidence of buyers is easy to win, if everything, what they will touch in a store, will be clean and tidy, especially it regards the shelves, as well as surfaces where the food products are placed. Cleanliness and hygiene must be maintained in a supermarket, the surfaces are simply obliged to sparkle: there should be no extraneous smells, mold, insects.

It is quite difficult to maintain a big premise, which is visited by an uninterrupted stream of people, clean on your own account. To do this, it is necessary to have a full-fledged cleaning service, which will work practically 24 hours a day. However, in this case, it is necessary to recruit employees, whose work should be organized in 3 shifts! And there is a big question of staff turnover and replacement of employees: one can feel ill, one didn’t come to work, and so on. At the same time questions of purchase and proper storage of detergents are added, as well as many other issues, the result of which will be cleanliness in a store. All these nuances are professionally and quickly decided by a specialized cleaning company.

During the day, several employees or a dozen of employees (depending on the size of a store) should be constantly cleaning the premise, as people, coming in from the street, bring dirt and dust on their shoes. Therefore, floors need to be cleaned several times a day.

In addition, you need to consider weather conditions: in snow or rainy weather, cleaning should be more intensive and frequent. Also, in case of unforeseen situations (visitors or employees of the trading floor have broken or scattered something, the promotion has ended and it is necessary to sweep up/wash the floor, etc.), an “on-hand” cleaner is needed, who will promptly collect garbage and wash the contaminated surfaces.

It is unlikely that customers will like the dust on the shelves or the remnants of some products, so every day you need to wipe the surfaces of all the display windows and counters. In addition, all glass and metal surfaces should be polished regularly. Particular attention should be given to the entrance: doors, rugs and steps near the entrance must be clean and safe; a regular replacement of dirt-absorbing carpets at the entrance should be done.

In addition to those premises that are accessible to visitors of the store or shopping center, warehouse, production and technical premises should also be kept clean at the highest level. Therefore, the cleaning should also be done there.

But daily surface cleaning is not enough. It is necessary to carry out a high-quality deep cleaning that will help to prevent odors on the packaging of goods in the warehouse, which will include washing the kitchen, taking care of removing pests and rodents in time, ventilating the premise, washing the ventilation grilles, etc. The recommended frequency of deep cleaning is once per week. During this time, it is possible to eliminate contaminations, sources of goods’ spoilage and foreign odors, in order to ensure the permanent presentable appearance of goods on the shelves. Most common the cleaning in stores and supermarkets is carried out at night, when the store does not work or the number of visitors is minimal.

It is quite important to systematically clean out the trading floors: clean all floor coverings, perform disinfection, remove dirt from hard-to-reach places, wash windows and walls. Deep cleaning, held with a clear periodicity, will not only help to keep the premises and trade halls clean, but will also postpone the time for carrying out repair works, since the surfaces contained in the cleanliness serve much longer and require repair and replacement much less often.

Another type of cleaning services are one-time works, which are usually held at the beginning of the season, or as needed:
- high-altitude work and industrial mountaineering;
- dry cleaning of carpets and linoleum;
- washing of windows, front faces and display windows;
- disinfection, deratization, etc.

In case if the store as just going to be opened, another type of cleaning service, required for the supermarket, is a post-construction cleaning. Post-construction cleaning in a supermarket allows you to bring the walls, windows, ceilings, floors and surfaces of commercial equipment in absolute order, so that there are no traces of building materials and specific smells.

It is at the opening stage of the store that it is important to calculate the need for daily cleaning and deep cleaning, selecting the appropriate cleaning company as a contractor. This will allow you to focus on direct business management, rather than the issues of dirty windows or floors.

office-cleaningWhy are the cleaning companies, whose work on the market of cleaning services is ten years or more, are preferable to the “newcomers”?

Throughout the years of their work they create a team of specialists, acquire the priceless experience, and most importantly – they gain reputation.

Such a cleaning company knows, and which is most importantly – follows the accepted norms and standards for cleaning at sites that have different specifics – factories, offices, living quarters and stores.

Very often such companies have a supply department that buys cleaning accessories, equipment and cleaning chemicals directly from the manufacturer, which is a huge advantage. Thus, consumables are obtained with a minimum mark-up and cleaning costs, respectively, are also reduced. While those who purchase goods through intermediaries put a much higher price tag to their cleaning services.

Qualified managers in the shortest possible time can calculate the cost of cleaning because they know how many cleaners, floor washing machines, brooms, cleaning agents and even toilet paper in the bathrooms it is necessary to estimate for each object.

A thought may appear, that such companies from the beginning of their existence apply the same cleaning methods. But of course it’s not true; there are classical cleaning technologies that are always effective and relevant.

However, the success of  ”long-playing” cleaning companies is a constant increase of  the skill- level of their cleaners, the application in practice of various market innovations combined with competent personnel management.

With many years of successful practice in this field, Pro Quality Office Cleaning Company can offer you affordable prices and excellent cleaning quality, performed by trained skilled professionals.

5-commercial-cleaningCleaning companies can efficiently and comprehensively solve issues for businesses concerning cleaning the business territory, office cleanliness, maintaining an appropriate level of cleanliness and even the timely management of all sorts of wastes and garbage.

Business structures are the ones who most commonly involve (pay for) services of cleaning companies. It is also worth mentioning that quite often industrial and commercial enterprises after the conclusion of the contract on the usual periodic cleaning, after considering the whole range of possible benefits from such cooperation, move on to more intensive cooperation with a cleaning company. For example, they hire the specialists to prepare the rented premises for holding various business events or corporate entertainment events, followed by cleaning the place of the event.

Cleaning companies are always ready to provide services in quick or deep cleaning of premises, such as cleaning the windows, getting rid of dust, bringing the flooring in a perfect state, keeping bathrooms perfectly clean, etc. And after all representatives of any business understand like no one else, that order and cleanliness can be used to create a good atmosphere in the team and improve working efficiency, and this opportunity should always be used.

Peculiarities of professional cleaning

- deep cleaning of premises, including window cleaning, cleaning of carpets and flooring, wall panels, upholstered furniture;

- cleaning after repair, relocation and construction works, conducting the intermediate cleaning to perform various repair stages;

- cleaning of common areas, such as entrance halls, elevators, underground parking;

- external cleaning of facades and glazing of different types and complexity;

- seasonal cleaning services of the adjacent territory and roofs – snow or leaves removal, washing the sidewalks, breaking the ice;

- cleaning and disinfection of premises, including industrial ones.

Customers can order both, a comprehensive performance of works, and carrying out one-time cleanings. Fast performance of works and their high quality determines the level of a specialized company.

The main advantages of addressing to a cleaning company for cleaning and disinfection of premises are as follows:

- time saving – certain types of work can be quickly and accurately performed only by a specialist, constantly improving his skills in this area. Cleaning company also determines the number of employees who will optimally accomplish the assigned tasks;

- cleaning with using professional equipment and special agents – purchase of cleaning machines and special care products for cleaning surfaces made of various materials, as a rule, is not provided by any family or corporate budget;

- cost saving – the high enough cost of professional cleaning services is still lower than the purchase of expensive equipment, safe detergents and risks to reduce the quality of cleaned premises and equipment;

-reduction of risk of unfair provision of services and preservation of property – addressing to a professional team reduces the likelihood of property damage, poor performance of works or theft of valuable things, than a one-time involvement of individuals to perform such works.

75-30-minutesProfessional cleaners should work not only efficiently and qualitatively, they should work quickly. Nobody needs a cleaner who only plays for time. The World Wide Cleaning Industry Association ISSA has published a brochure where they’d calculated the cleaning time of different things.
These ISSA standards are interesting to read and sometimes to show to your cleaning company in order they roll up the sleeves and get to the real cleaning.

So, in 30 minutes a professional cleaner should:

·    Clean up to 60 desk phones

·    The outside of 10-15 microwaves

·    Thoroughly clean 20-30 chairs

·    300 dumbbells

·    10-15 Pilates machines

·    Thoroughly clean 10-15 bathroom sinks

·    Outside of 10-15 lockers

·    Be able to empty 50-60 trash cans

·    Vacuum 12-15 small offices using HEPA backpack vacuum

·    Or mop the middle-sized lobby about 6-8 times

Are your workers that quick?

Yes, speed is important, but results are more important than that.

No Pests in the Office!

On October 24, 2014, in Office area, by admin

63-no-pestsJust imagine the situation when you work at your desk and see or hear this unpleasant sound of a bug. It doesn’t matter who it is, it is AWFUL! Even to offices that seem ultra-clean these ugly pests can penetrate.

According to the National Pests Management Association, the most common pests at the offices are cockroaches, mice and bedbugs. There are several tips below that will help you to get rid of these persistent pests and will never allow them to come back.

Where to Start?

First of all, you or your cleaning crew should identify the most common areas for pests. Trashcans and kitchens are the most common areas because there is food.

The next step is cleaning. Your cleaning crew should conduct regular and thorough cleanings. Make sure, they know that they need to dust and sanitize regularly. As for the employees, they need to remember to keep food in containers.

The trash from the kitchen, or other trashcans that may contain food should be thrown away daily. Remember to cover all the trashcans.

In the kitchen, any spills or stains should be wiped away immediately.

Office pests is a problem not for one person, everybody should work hard to resolve it. That’s why it is important to talk to your employees. Some of the pests are brought to the offices by humans, bedbugs, for example. Encourage your coworkers to inspect their personal apartments and homes.

If your office suffers from insects, you can use special pesticides, but apply it locally and at the end of the day.

Of course, the best way is to call a professional exterminator. No one wants to deal with pests, only professionals know the best way of killing them.


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Present Your Office Areas Correctly

On September 26, 2014, in Office area, by admin

60-present-office-areasOur janitorial company would like to share with you today most important tips that help to present office areas correctly.

Create professional and friendly atmosphere

1.    Reception area is one of the best places that can tell a lot about your company. Have a special wall in the reception area that tells the history of your company, your traditions and life.

2.    Administration areas in the office should also be comfortable and positive.

3.    Marketing and Sales office area is also important. Experts recommend framing thank-you-letters from your customers.

4.    If you have pictures and prints, make sure they are not old and boring.

5.    Hopefully, your workers understand that they shouldn’t put different unnecessary info on the walls. If not, encourage them not to do that. But don’t be against personalization.

6.    Clean environment is important, but don’t try to make your office sterile. It’s impossible.

7.    Also receptionist is a face of your office and your company. Make sure you’ve chosen the right person. This person should know your clients by name and use it each time they address to them. Be selective, and make sure this person has nice voice and manners.

8.    Restrooms are very important at the office. Make sure your restrooms are clean and have all the needed essentials like soap, toilet paper, tissues, toilet seats, etc.

9.    Your office looks nice, is clean and your team is perfect. Make sure your employees remember the manners. When the clients are leaving, see them to the door. Leave good impression on your clients.

10.    Continue to develop your office. Change and improve the working environment.

Hotel Cleaning Tips

On July 11, 2014, in Hotel cleaning, by admin

54-hotel-cleaning-tipsHotels today pay a special attention to their reputation that is why many of them try to work their best. Hotel cleaning is one of the most important things, especially if the hotel managers think about future customers and the profit.

The main thing that managers need to realize is that people do not want to sleep in dirty rooms, and the cleaning staff of your hotel should understand that. Look for professional cleaning service that will help you to get a shiny and spotless establishment.

Make sure the cleaning staff realizes that the most important place in a hotel is bedroom. Make sure that trash or other items that could have been left by a previous customer are disposed of.

The bed is the most important place in the bedroom. It should get the greatest attention from your cleaners. Usually a bed is the first place that customers inspect. Make sure that all the bed sheets are clean; that there are enough pillows and comforters.

When the bed is in its’ best shape, clean other surfaces, such as television, mirrors, tables, etc.

If you find out that there are stains on the couch, bed or matrasses, get rid of them immediately.

Trash cans should be clean and each trash can should have a new trash bag.

The bathroom should be also thoroughly clean and working. Make sure that the towels are clean. Mirrors and other surfaces are spotless.

If your rooms are clean and inviting, be sure that the customers will be back!

How to Make a Meeting Room Comfortable?

On March 7, 2014, in Office area, by admin

41-comfortable-meeting-roomIn 2005, Microsoft Company completed a survey, which showed interesting results about personal productivity in the office. 71% of the office workers, who spend an average of six hours at the office, said that their meetings are unproductive.

What should be done to make an office meeting room comfortable and functional?

Let’s start with the most important things: Tables and chairs

It should be said that table and chairs in the meeting room is considered to be a center. Here are several tips for arranging your conference furniture.

Round tables are ideal for meetings, because every worker has equal opportunities with the others for idea contributions. Long rectangular tables are perfect for meetings where there will be people who will make the decision.

We live in the times of new technologies, and offices should also be equipped with everything needed.

This high-tech equipment will help you to increase creativity and cooperation. Your modern conference room should have a projector with a screen. If you think about saving money of course you may choose a usual board. Then it is great to have conference phones that will help you to hold conference calls

Easel pads are also important. Many office workers prefer to mark ideas on an easel and then take it back to the office and work on the ideas.

Don’t forget about a wall calendar, which will help to plan during meetings and set realistic deadlines for your projects.

Now let’s say several words about the color of the walls. Scientists say that yellow color promotes concentration; blue color promotes relaxation and agreeability. Do not use grey color, because it promotes negativity; red color promotes aggression and conflict.

The other important thing is lightning. It would be great if your conference room will have windows, because natural light keeps people awake.

And of course, keep your conference room clean. Our janitorial company will gladly help you with all the cleaning around your office. We propose best quality and affordable prices.


40-tips-for-office-preparing-for-springSpring is the time when we try to bring everything in order. The same can be said about office. Let’s declutter and clean our offices and keep them tidy.

First of all try to get rid of all the unnecessary things that clutter your work space. Throw all the papers that you don’t need. Get rid of the unnecessary knickknacks, pens, etc.

Experts say that it is very important to have special zones for daily functioning. Usually you will need to have a workspace with a computer, a storage area, a filing area for the documents and a place for meetings.

Your workplace with a computer should not be cluttered with things that you don’t need. The only things that you will need in this area are a computer and a notebook with several pens. All the other things should be stored somewhere else.

Experts also recommend creating a special system for your papers. It is difficult to recommend something here, because every person should create it according to his needs.

The same can be said about filing. Prepare different folders in different colors for the documents that you work with.

Nowadays in the time of new technologies and internet experts began to pay attention to the digital clutter. They say that digital clutter is just as stressful as usual physical one. That is why it very important to keep your e-mail in order.

At the same time declutter your desktop of the computer. Delete all the unnecessary documents and icons. Create a logical digital filing system. And please, do not stick the notes or reminders to the monitor; they only distract you from work.

And one more important thing…disinfect regularly.

Even if you consider yourself to be a neat person, you still need to disinfect your work area. Use special disinfecting wipes for the computer, the mouse and the keyboard. Don’t forget about the phone and the desk. Try to disinfect at least one a week. Experts say that you need to develop a habit of keeping your office clean. A clean office makes you more productive!