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Keeping Your Office Clean in the New Year

Happy New Year! Does your New Year’s resolution include keeping your office cleaner this year? January brings winter weather and other obstacles that can interfere with many a resolution. But, as experts in office cleaning for Roseville, we have some tips to help keep your office looking its best all yearlong.

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Winter 2018 is a great time to start thinking about professional office cleaning and keeping your office clean and safe. This can include putting out de-icer, cleaning up carpets, disinfecting and making sure your commercial property’s heating system is ready for the long haul. At All Source we can help you get your business winter-ready and help you keep your New Year’s resolution. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to yourself before we arrive for your scheduled office cleaning:

Is your heating system ready? Inspect your office’s furnace or boiler to see if any obvious repairs are needed. And, if need be, check and change the filter. You should call a professional HVAC repair company to inspect your heating system to ensure it is in good working order.

Next, stock up on some de-icer for your building’s sidewalks and parking lot. Make sure you have plenty. As you well know, Minnesota winters can bring plenty of ice and snow!

With all of this de-icer, mud and dirt, carpeting and flooring take a beating. A professional office cleaning company like All Source can come to your commercial building on a regular basis to make sure your floors, and all other parts of your office, are as spotless as possible. Your floors are a reflection of the cleanliness of your business, even in the winter, so don’t let them fall by the wayside. Ask about our carpet maintenance program as part of your regularly scheduled office cleaning.

Does your office have outdoor lighting? Most commercial properties do, so take a close look at the lights and see if any of them need to be repaired. Check for frayed or torn wires and broken fixtures or light bulbs. Let us know if you need any of these fixed and we will be sure to get the lights working so no one’s stuck in the dark. Ask about our expert electrical services!

If your commercial property has any outdoor spigots for water, make sure those lines are empty and turned off if you haven’t already. This helps when the temperatures drop below freezing and you won’t have to worry about burst pipes flooding your office. But, if something does happen, you can call us to help with any and all of your office cleaning needs. We offer services in plumbing repair, construction projects and emergency restoration.

Do you want more information on office cleaning in Roseville? Call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from All Source

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. We are grateful to have served the Twin Cities metro with our commercial cleaning services for more than 10 years. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us for all your future cleaning and janitorial needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

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10 Fun Facts about Toilet Paper: An Essential Consumable Supply

We’ve probably all been there at some point. You are at work, taking care of business in the bathroom stall and you reach for the toilet paper only to discover its an empty roll! If you are lucky, there may be someone in an adjoining stall who can hand over a wad of paper from their dispenser. If, however, you are in the bathroom alone, you might have to make a run to another stall or wait for someone to help you out.

As a cleaning company that handles consumable supplies, such as toilet paper, we can feel your pain. We know how awkward, embarrassing and just inconvenient it is to not have toilet paper when you need it. In honor of this, we want to share some fun facts about toilet paper. In the meantime, you can contact us to restock your consumable supplies in St Louis Park, so you can hopefully avoid this situation in the future.

  1. Toilet Paper - Consumable SupplyThe first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th century China.
  2. Packaged toilet paper wasn’t sold in the United States until 1857.
  3. The first splinter-free toilet paper wasn’t manufactured until 1935 (ouch!).
  4. Throughout history, what people used to wipe depended on their economic status. Wealthy Romans employed wool soaked in rose water and French royalty used lace.
  5. About 4 billion people in the world don’t use toilet paper (that’s nearly 75 percent of the world’s population) because it’s too expensive and they don’t have sufficient plumbing.
  6. Americans use an average of 8.6 sheets of toilet paper each time they go to the restroom and an average of 57 sheets per day.
  7. The average American uses 100 rolls of toilet paper per year.
  8. 7 percent of Americans admit to stealing toilet paper rolls from hotels.
  9. The daily production of toilet paper is about 83,048,116 rolls.
  10. When asked what they’d bring if stuck on a deserted island, 49 percent of people said they’d bring toilet paper before food.

The next time you use your office restroom, remember to be thankful for consumable supplies like toilet paper. As a final tip, remember to always check the toilet paper dispenser before sitting on the toilet, just in case!

If you would like us to handle the consumable supplies for your St Louis Park business, give us a call at 952-473-3228 or Contact Us. We will make sure you don’t run out of toilet paper!

Tips for a Cleaner, Dust-Free, Germ-Free Office by Fall

How often do members of your team get sick? Just one of your workers falling ill can begin that dreaded chain reaction that can lead to loss of productivity. Viruses, dust and allergens can bring absentees to your business. Now that it is the end of summer, fall will soon be here bringing with it new allergens, flu bugs and more. Consider commercial cleaning for your Minnetonka business. It is important that you create a rigorous schedule of dust and germ prevention to keep your air fresh and pure, your surfaces clean and your showroom or office ready for employees and customers. All Source Building Services and Supply is a commercial cleaning company that can handle virtually every single aspect of upkeep that your company requires.

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Hire our commercial cleaning service to keep your office spotless and clean. We will do the dirty work for you! We’ve put together a list of some of the most important cleaning tasks to tackle in order to keep your business dust and germ free all season long. And, if you’d like our commercial cleaning company to take care of any of these, please give us a call and let us know how we can help!

Dusting. This old stand-by is essential to keeping the office dust-free. But, not just any dusting will do. Make sure dusting is thorough and is not simply moving dust around. Microfiber cloths are designed to help trap dust. Use on virtually all surfaces within the business.

Vacuuming. it is recommended to vacuum at least twice a week to reduce dust in your home or business. Make sure it is equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air filter to ensure its focus is on dust. And, the filter must be changed frequently to ensure dust does not go back into the air. A professional commercial cleaning company like All Source knows the right way to vacuum for dust-grabbing results.

Wash, wipe sanitize. Wipe clean all surfaces after you have finished using them. Keep a steady supply of hand sanitizer on hand, at your desk as well as other public areas to eliminate germ transmission. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom, coughing and/or sneezing, handling doorknobs that many people use.

Beat cushions and rugs. Do this monthly. Be sure to do this outside. Use a broom or similar until you no longer see particles leaving the item.

Mopping. A thorough mopping after vacuuming will help grab any dust or grime missed.

And, these are just a few of the steps you can take! Don’t have the time? Consider hiring a professional commercial cleaning company like All Source Building Services & Supply Co. Let us get rid of the allergens and germs while you worry about getting the job done. Could your Minnetonka business use commercial cleaning? Give us a call at 952-473-3228 or Contact Us.

Making the Most Out of Your Consumable Office Supplies

As the owner of your own business, you already have so much to take care of from managing employees, keeping customers happy and handling office tasks. So why worry about keeping the shelves of your consumable supplies stocked? At the very top of the list of tasks to delegate should be the purchasing and keeping stock of consumable office supplies in your Burnsville area business.

 

Consumable Office Supplies BurnsvilleHire a company like All Source Building Services and Supply Co. to keep your consumable office supplies fully stocked and ready to go. We can come on a scheduled basis or as needed to make sure you and your employees have everything you need. Never worry about whether or not there are enough paper towels in the break room or enough toilet paper in the restrooms. There are so many benefits to hiring us to take care of your consumable office supplies, including:

Savings

When we stock your consumable office supplies, you might actually end up saving some money on them. Sure, you have to pay us for our services, but we get good deals on these types of supplies, and we always try our best to pass those savings along to our customers.

Time

Hiring us to restock your consumable office supplies and to take care of other aspects of your office cleaning means more of your time is freed up to take care of more important things like your customers, employees and making sure your business continues to run smoothly.

Hiring us can also help free up your time so you have more time for a personal life. Not having to worry about your consumable office supplies means you can leave your office for a sick day or to go on vacation, and you will not have to worry that your business’ bathroom will run out of toilet paper in your absence.

Another way to save on consumable office supplies is by having employees join in! Encourage your employees to bring reusable cups, thermoses, water bottles and similar items to use at the office on a daily basis. Along the same lines, ask your employees to use reusable bags for their lunches and to carry other items in and out of the office. When your office receives any delivery boxes, save them so you can reuse them to ship items back out.

These are just a few great ways to make your consumable office supplies last longer and become less of a worry for you, the business owner.

Are you interested in learning more about consumable office supplies in Burnsville? Call us at All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.