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Outsourced Consumable Supplies Leave You Without Unpleasant Surprise

As the owner of your own business, there are stretches of times that unfold when you are absolutely swamped with work—if not all of the time. You are already managing employees, keeping customers happy and handling office tasks so why worry about keeping the shelves of your consumable supplies stocked? It is just another thing to do on an ever-growing list of tasks that you should really consider delegating. At the very top of the list of tasks to delegate are the purchase and keeping stock of your consumable supplies in your Minnetonka and surrounding area’s business.

All Source Building Services and Supply can ensure that you stay stocked and do not find yourself in a position of having to run to the box store to grab paper, printer ink, etc. We can visit and replenish on a regular, scheduled basis or even just as needed to guarantee all things needed are things present when sought within your office. No more concern over whether or not there is enough toilet paper in the bathrooms or paper towels in the kitchen/break area.

When you opt to outsource the acquisition of consumable supplies for your business you may ultimately end up saving money. Yes, we do collect a fee for the services we provide, but you get to reap the rewards of our contacts and networking efforts that have yielded us huge savings on consumable supplies. We, in turn, pass those savings along to our most valuable assets, our customers.

In addition to bringing us on to restock your consumable supplies can just be a gateway to a fruitful business relationship. We handle quite of bit of other mundane tasks in the office and business realms that include cleaning of sorts and varieties, regardless of the type of business you operate. Hiring us can free up your schedule so that 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’ will run out of paper plates and plastic cutlery for an employee’s birthday during  in your absence.

These are among the many reasons you should consider calling on us. If you wish to learn more about the cleaning services we provide or how we can help with keeping the consumable supplies stocked at your Minnetonka are business, call us at All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Commercial Cleaning Companies Allow More Time For You and Your Business

Let’s face it. Nobody likes to clean. This may include the people who already carry out the cleaning at your business. Have you ever thought about outsourcing the cleaning tasks? All Source Building Services and Supply are a commercial cleaning company that can handle virtually every single aspect of upkeep that your company requires. When you make the choice to hire a commercial cleaning company you will immediately begin to reap the rewards. Take a look at the following reasons why hiring a commercial cleaning company can help your Minneapolis business run much more smoothly:

How often do members of your team get sick? Like there is always some sort of bug going around the office leading to call-outs? An office can be a narrow corridor, viruses and the like can fester anywhere once “brought in”. Just one of your workers falling ill while in the office can unfurl that dreaded chain reaction that leads to overall loss of productivity. Your bottom line can be affected by those infected. Keep the office clean by hiring a commercial cleaning company. This will help minimize sickness.

Perhaps your office is not organized or generally dirty. Employees, customers and potential clients all will see the mess. If you are trying to score new business and having your appointment within a nasty-looking office, your first impression will not be a good one. Your office can be spotless when you hire a commercial cleaning company that will handle the dirty work for you.

Any worthwhile commercial cleaning company will have the correct equipment, tools and cleaning supplies to handle any situation calling for clean-up. Rely on professionals who do this for a living, don’t do damage to office equipment or furniture by using the wrong product.

You spend all day in your business. Once you close up for the day do you really want to slog through a major cleaning task? Doing so will rob you of more of your precious time. Days pop up where every second counts—those that you would love to just leave but doing so will leave the office or the workspace looking a pig pen. Call on a commercial cleaning company that can handle all messes on a schedule or a semi-regular basis.

Are you interested in learning more about our commercial cleaning company serving Minneapolis? Call All Source at 952-473-3228 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Investigate Your Potential Janitorial Services Company

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

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

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.