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Investigate Your Potential Janitorial Services Company

Posted by & filed under All Source Building Services, Janitorial Services.

If you want your company property to stay clean, the need for hiring a janitorial services provider for your Brooklyn Park area business is essential. Every single day, everything is on the line (including your reputation). Make sure your property comes across as professional to all of your clients, customers and employees by hiring a janitorial services company. When seeking one out, there a few things you should keep in mind.

There are a lot of things to look out for when hiring a janitorial services company. When you call around seeking quotes on janitorial services provided, does someone always answer? If not, and you leave a message, does your call get returned? Does the company check in with you every now and then to make sure you are happy with the janitorial services they provide? What about when issues pop up? Is there a specific person to get a hold of such situations? You will want to work with a company that responds to your calls, concerns and questions.

Janitorial services add value to your company. If you are getting cheap quotes does that mean the work will be done in a similar fashion? If the prices are high, does the same thinking match? A good janitorial services company should be relatively inexpensive and should know what they are doing. Supplies and chemicals utilized by the janitors should also be combined with training. Many quick start office cleaning companies quickly fail because the janitors may mix a chemical or two that does not mix well together, damaging floors and the like. These janitorial services are specialized and thus call for some teaching of the associates.

Look into just who their clientele is. If you run an office, you are not likely to hire a janitorial services company that specializes in the cleaning of fire halls or restaurants. Seek out a company that does a lot of cleaning work in a business of your sort.

Be wary of the company who claims to clean everything or is vague in response. Most janitorial services companies will, without hesitation, be able to quickly rattle off the types of businesses they clean and specialize in. Most are specialists of a certain type of facility: malls, restaurants, offices, &tc.

It is preferable, in hiring a janitorial services company, to find a company that will send the same workers out to your facility each time. You will want your janitor to be familiar with the subtleties and specifics of your company. You do not want to be in the position of having to tell a new janitor every time out where things are located, what needs extra attention and where your supplies are found. Consistency goes a long way.

If janitorial services are needed at your Brooklyn Park business, give us a call at 952-473-3228 or contact us

Take Advantage of Commercial Cleaning to Reduce Allergens and Germs

Posted by & filed under All Source Building Services, Commercial Cleaning.

Your business may appear to be clean, but there may be a silent set of sickeners lying below the level of what your eyes can see, allergens and germs. With spring come allergies, with germs come sickness—
both of which can bring absentees to your business. If you do not want to do the cleaning yourself or have it done by members of your staff, consider commercial cleaning with Allsource!

In 2012, Kimberly-Clark Professional, manufacturer of brands like Kleenex, Scott, Huggies among others, conducted “one of the most detailed and comprehensive studies conducted on identifying workplace hotspots where germs can lurk.” Some 5,000 swabs were accumulated from several buildings that contained more than 3,000 employees.

Allowing these to serve as a national example, areas with the highest levels of contamination were:
•        Break room sink faucet handles
•        Microwave door handles
•        Keyboards
•        Refrigerator door handles
•        Water fountain buttons
•        Vending machine buttons

Other areas of common high contamination included computer mice, desk phones, office furniture, reception areas, ATMs, stair railings, copy stations, door handles, elevator buttons and conference tables.
What can be done to decrease germs in your office?

Take the following steps to address these problem areas:

•        Identify, understand why problem areas for germs are problem areas—Identify surfaces that endure the largest amounts of human amount. This will allow you and your employees to use higher standards of hygienic excellence to ensure sickness does not spread throughout the business.
•        Wash, wipe, sanitize—One would hope that the era we find ourselves in alone would add up to employees using obvious and uniform sanitation standards. This, as evidence has shown, is not always the case.  Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom, coughing and/or sneezing, handling doorknobs that many people use—any situation that would enhance the chances of germ travel. 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.
•        Educate and communicate—Inform your employees of the obvious. Educate workers on the power of allergens and germs, how they get passed around. Stress just how serious an issue it is, communicating that the reduction of allergens and germs creates a healthier working environment.
•        Hire a professional—There is the very real possibility that the type of company you own or manage does not allow for the time for individual workers to adopt very high levels of allergen and germ prevention. Should this be the case, 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.

If your St Paul business needs commercial cleaning, give us a call at 952-473-3228 or contact us.

Reduce the Amount of Dust at Your Commercial Property

Posted by & filed under All Source Building Services, Commercial Cleaning, Office Cleaning.

Winter is dust accumulation season at your Roseville business. It is unlikely that your brick and mortar is set up to allow you to harness the power of the wind, to open the windows and allow for some level of dust clearance naturally. Thus, it is important that you create a rigorous schedule of dust prevention and removal to keep your air fresh and pure, your showroom or office clean and ready for display. Should you not want to undertake the daunting task of a regular cleaning schedule to add to your mountain of revenue generating tasks, your Roseville business may an ideal candidate to hire a business cleaning service.

There are several things you can do to reduce dust in your Roseville business (or home, for that matter). Tiny particles of cloth fibers, dirt, paper, spent skin cells and other bits of matter accumulate over time to create a film of filth that can cover everything, lead to allergies and other health problems if not managed properly.

The following tips can greatly reduce the accumulation of dust and fine particulates:

  1. Air Purification System-A purifier traps dust particles only in the room it occupies. A multi-room air purifier approach will require one for each room. This can be semi-costly, but should allergies be a concern, a worthy investment.
  2. Clean and Upgrade Air Filters-If your building operates under a central air system for cooling and heating, frequently change the filters (one to three times a year) to control dust. Filters focus on larger particles, to capture smaller ones in addition to, opt for a paper or pleated fabric filter.
  3. Dusting-the old stand-by, simply remove the dust yourself, or with the outside help of a business cleaning service at your Roseville office, on a regular schedule.

-Vacuum-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 not paper clips, thumb tacks, etc. Change the filter frequently—not doing so ensures that dust goes right back into the air.

-Sweep-break out the broom and dustpan every few days at minimum (on those floors then do not get the vacuum treatment). Focus on areas of heavy traffic such as doorways, halls, kitchens and bathrooms.

-Mop-After sweeping, mopping will help get any dust missed in the effort as well as loose accumulated particulate grime.

-Microfiber cloths-these items are designed with dust trapping in mind. Use on virtually all surfaces within business or home. Once done, these items may be washed and reused—do not use a dryer sheet or fabric softener at any point in this process—they tend to remove dust-trapping capability from the microfiber cloth.

-Beat Rugs, Cushions-do this once monthly. Be sure to do this outside. Use a broom or similar until you no longer see particles leaving the item.

-Clear Clutter-loose your office of unnecessary accumulations of knick-knacks, magazines and books. These items acquire and hang on to dust.

If your Roseville office is need of business cleaning services, give us a call at 952-473-3228 or contact us.

How to Reduce the Amount of Consumable Office Supplies You Use

Posted by & filed under Office Supplies.

In this day and age, it’s more important than ever for your business to be as green and environmentally friendly as possible. You want to help reduce your carbon footprint and be a responsible member of your community. Not only that, but some of these tips might help your office save some money on supplies! One of the best ways to help the environment is by reducing the amount of consumable office supplies your St Louis Park business uses. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to go about doing this.

  • If your office doesn’t already have one in place, start a recycling program. Most areas offer recycling pick-up services for an extra monthly fee. Go out and buy a new trash can and mark it for recyclables only. Encourage your staff to recycle cans, cardboard, plastic, newspaper and other items like that.
  • When purchasing paper for your office, buy recycled paper whenever you can and whenever it is practical.
  • Have a spot for people to place used pieces of paper that they don’t need anymore. Encourage your employees to go to that stash any time they need scratch paper instead of using a new piece of blank paper.
  • If you are having a big office lunch, try to get metal utensils to use. These utensils can be washed and used again. While metal utensils might not be practical for everyday use, you can help cut down on the number of disposable utensils you use when you use metal utensils whenever you can.
  • 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.
  • Whenever possible, print using black ink, not color.
  • If you have any office-wide memos to distribute, do so via email. Print out a copy or two, if need be, and hang them in the kitchen or break room.

Are you interested in learning more about consumable office supplies in St Louis Park? Call All Source at 952-473-3228 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.

The Many Advantages of Professional Commercial Cleaning

Posted by & filed under All Source Building Services, Office Cleaning.

As a company that offers professional commercial cleaning in Roseville and the surrounding areas, we can think of plenty of reasons to hire us for all of your office and commercial property cleaning needs. After all, you’re a busy person, and if you hire experts like us, you can cross daily and weekly cleaning tasks off of your To Do List. Here are a few other reasons you should hire us for commercial cleaning.

Reason 1: First impressions

First impressions are incredibly important, especially when you have new customers or clients coming to your office. If your office or commercial property is clean, that is an excellent reflection on your business and what potential customers can expect from you. A clean facility means you and your employees take pride in their work, and hiring us for commercial cleaning means your office will always look its best.

Reason 2: Happier and healthier employees

Regular commercial cleaning includes disinfecting surfaces, which is invaluable during cold and flu season (and throughout the rest of the year as well). Not only that, dust can cause breathing problems, especially for those who already have respiratory issues. Regular commercial cleaning by us means you and your employees will be healthier, which could also make them happier in the long run.

Reason 3: Efficient without cutting corners

Commercial cleaning is our job. That means we have all of the right tools, equipment and know-how to do the work quickly but without sacrificing any of the high quality work we are known for. We can probably do the work much faster than anyone else, but the end results will still look great and, chances are, will exceed your expectations. We make sure every member of our commercial cleaning team is fully trained so they know the best and most effective methods of cleaning your office and commercial property.

Reason 4: Fully customizable

The best part about hiring us for commercial cleaning is that our services are all fully customizable. We can come to your office on a daily, weekly or as-needed basis, and we can even come out to clean it if you are hosting a big event at your office, like before a big meeting or conference.

Are you interested in learning more about commercial cleaning in Roseville or the surrounding areas? Call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Keeping Your Office Clean this Winter

Posted by & filed under Tips and Tricks.

Winter can be a lovely time of year with the white snow and austere beauty of the bare trees and landscape. But sometimes the winter can also wreak havoc on commercial properties and businesses, so it is important to stay on top of office cleaning at your Bloomington business. Here are a few of our favorite tips and suggestions on which office cleaning chores you or your office cleaning service should stay on top of this winter and throughout the rest of the year.

  • If you don’t have them already, use floor mats for any doors that lead to the outside. Floor mats will capture a lot of dirt, salt and other debris off of people’s feet before they track all of it farther into your office and onto the carpets and hard surface flooring. This makes office cleaning just a bit easier on you if you handle these tasks yourself. If you have a professional office cleaning service, it will make their jobs easier as well.
  • Make sure any gutters or draining systems on your building’s roof is working properly and not clogged with leaves and other debris. It might be cold outside, but make sure you do not neglect the exterior of your commercial property. If your gutters back up, it could cause other problems like a leaky roof.
  • An office cleaning service like ours can come to your office on a daily basis (if you want), and one of the many cleaning services we can provide is making sure everything is fully disinfected. This is especially important this time of year during flu season. It could help keep you, your employees and your clients healthy.
  • Do not neglect your building’s windows! This is one of the many office cleaning services we provide. Clean windows allow more sunlight to come into your office, and natural light can help increase your employees’ productivity. Not only that, sunlight is also a great way to help dry up any damp floors or carpeting, which means your carpets and floor could be in better shape come spring time. Clean windows also make your office more attractive to current and potential clients.

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

Preparing Your Commercial Property’s Trees for Winter

Posted by & filed under Arborist Services, Tips and Tricks.

With winter right around the corner, maybe you’ve already discussed winter tree care with your landscaping service. If you haven’t, you should give us a call because one of the many services our commercial cleaning company offers St Louis Park business owners is arborist services. Here are a few of our favorite tips on how to make sure your trees are ready for winter’s upcoming chill.

You should make sure your trees, especially ones with thinner bark or ones that have just been planted, are protected from sun scald. This also affects trees whose bottom branches were recently pruned or trees that were transplanted from a shady spot to a sunny one. Wrap the trees’ trunks with some type of commercial tree wrap or plastic tree guard: any light-colored material will do. The material should reflect the sun off of the tree and help to keep the bark at a more constant temperature. The wraps should be placed on your trees sometime during the fall months and taken off in the spring after the last frost.

The winter months can also cause problems for evergreen trees, like when the foliage turns brown or looks like it has been bleached. This can be caused by the winter sun and wind, especially during bright sunny days when it is still cold outside. You can take pine boughs (or a left over Christmas tree) and prop them up against or over your evergreens to protect them from the winter sun and wind. The boughs will also catch any snow that falls, and that will also offer them more protection.

Make sure your evergreens have plenty of water, especially during the crucial growing season and into the fall months. However, you should be sure not to over-water them either. You can also build a barrier out of burlap or a similar material and make sure the barrier goes around the south, southwest and windward sides of your evergreen trees. If the evergreens have a substantial amount of damage on all sides, the burlap barrier should go around the entire tree.

Of course, this is a lot of work depending on how many trees you have on your commercial property. You should call our professional commercial cleaning company and we can handle this and more for you!

For more information on our commercial cleaning company serving St Louis Park and the surrounding areas, call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Benefits of Outsourcing Consumable Office Supplies

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If you own or manage a business, then you definitely go through time periods where you are totally swamped with work. Between managing employees and ensuring customers are taken care of, there are plenty of office-related tasks that can easily get overlooked. Sometimes, it’s okay that they’re overlooked. Other times, if certain supplies are not restocked or certain tasks are not done on a regular basis, it can leave you and your employees in the lurch. Consumable office supplies in your Edina business are one of those things that you need to stay on top of.

Fortunately, you can hire 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.

You do not have to worry about whether or not you have enough paper towels in your bathroom or kitchen. And you do not have to worry that your kitchen doesn’t have enough napkins or paper plates for your next employee luncheon.

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.

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.

These are just a few reasons you should call us to learn about how we can help with your consumable office supplies and all of your other office cleaning needs.

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

Winterization Tips from a Professional Office Cleaning Company

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Today marks the first day of fall and with it comes warmer clothing, hot apple cider and autumn’s chilly temperatures. Now is a great time to start thinking about all of the chores that winter brings with it: putting out de-icer, cleaning up carpets that have salt and dirt all over them and making sure your commercial property’s heating system is ready for the winter. We offer office cleaning in Burnsville, and we can help you get your business winter-ready. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to start preparing.

Take a walk around the perimeter of your building. Do you have any 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. Make sure these get fixed before we turn the clocks back and it starts getting dark in the mid-afternoon hours.

If your commercial property has any outdoor spigots for water, like for a garden hose, make sure those lines are empty and turned off. This will help when the temperatures drop below freezing. You will not have to worry about burst pipes flooding your office and necessitating a few extra trips from our office cleaning company.

Is your HVAC equipment ready? Go and inspect your 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. You don’t want to turn the heating system on when it’s cold out only to discover it is blowing out cool air (or none at all!).

Finally, stock up on some de-icer for your building’s sidewalks and parking lot. Make sure you have plenty because, as we all know, Minnesota winters can get quite cold and icy!

Remember that during the winter months, carpeting and flooring take a beating because of people tracking in de-icer chemicals, ice, mud and dirt. 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.

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

Tips and Tricks for Power Washing from Commercial Cleaning Services

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It is hard to believe, but summer will be over soon. It will be fall before you know it! And that means it is time to tackle those summertime chores you haven’t been able to get to yet. If power washing is on your list and you need some assistance with it, you can call our commercial cleaning services. Minneapolis property owners and managers have trusted us for years with power washing and so much more. But in the meantime, here are a few tips on how to power wash the sides of your building, your sidewalks and more.

Tip 1: Test your power washer first

If you have never used a power washer before, or if you are using a new one, you should be sure to test it first. Start by spraying several feet away from the wall or object you are trying to clean. Move the wand from side to side a few times and then turn the power washer off. Check to see if the surface got clean. If not, move a bit closer and try again until the surface is clean. This can help minimize any potential damage to the wall, driveway or whatever you are trying to clean.

Tip 2: Plan what you are going to clean

If your building’s walls are looking dirty or if your sidewalks need some TLC, then power washing can help them get nice and clean again. But you don’t want to start power washing and then just start spraying and cleaning other objects at random. This can lead to you missing spots and needing to go over them again.

Plus, smaller objects and fixtures can break if the water from the power washer is aimed directly at them. And be careful when spraying around windows too. Commercial cleaning services like ours know how to power wash without damaging delicate or fragile fixtures.

Tip 3: Rinse the surface before it dries

If you are using soap or another cleaning product, be sure to apply it, let it sit for a few minutes (about five to ten minutes) so it can soak in and then thoroughly rinse the surface before the cleaning product dries. When you are ready to rinse, start at the top and work your way down until the entire surface is soap-free.

These are just a few suggestions for proper power washing. If you want to leave this chore in the hands of professionals, contact our commercial cleaning services!

For more information on our commercial cleaning services serving Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.

 
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