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Tips and Tricks for Power Washing from Commercial Cleaning Services

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.

Summer Tree Care Tips

Trees are a lovely way to add character and beauty to any landscape, be it your business or your home. And the summer months are a very busy time for trees: it is when they bloom and grow and usually when they look their best. We offer business cleaning in Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, and tree care is one of the many services we offer. So here are a few tips on how to keep your trees looking great this season.

The first thing you should do is take a walk around your property and inspect all of your trees. Do you see any signs of damage or disease? If so, you should call our business cleaning service to come out and take a look. We can help with any damage or disease, and we can provide you with expert tree care services to make sure your property’s trees are as healthy as possible.

You can prune tree branches yourself if you are experienced in doing this. But if you are trying to cut back branches that are high in the air, then you should definitely call in professionals for help. That way, you know the work will be done properly and safely so no one gets hurt and so the tree does not withstand even more damage. Proper pruning is also an important part of making sure that the tree continues to grow correctly and stays as healthy as possible.

If you are planting new trees, keep in mind that their root systems can get quite big and extensive. Make sure you plant all trees at least 10 feet from your building. If your building is small enough, try to plant them so your building is in the shade. That can help you save some money on your cooling bills every summer, depending on the size of your building. While it is generally recommended that new trees be planted in early spring or early fall, they can also be planted during the summer months too.

After any severe weather hits your area, be sure to take a look at the trees on your property. Call for assistance if any branches have broken off and caused any damage.

Do you want more information on business cleaning in Minnetonka and the surrounding areas? Call All Source Building Services & Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or contact us and get a Free Estimate.

How to Clean and Care For Hardsurface Flooring

When you are a business owner, it’s important to make sure you put your best foot forward. This includes the aesthetics of your business. In order to attract and keep customers, you should be sure your business always looks its best. That is why you should hire us for office cleaning in Minneapolis! One of the many office cleaning services we offer is hardsurface flooring care. Here are a few ways you can keep your hardsurface flooring looking great in between our visits.

  • If anything is spilled, make sure it is wiped up immediately. While water and clear liquids will not stain like grape juice or another dark liquid, any sort of liquid on hardsurface floors can present a fall risk. Make sure spills are cleaned up right after they happen so no one gets hurt and so they don’t stain.
  • Our office cleaning service will make sure your hardsurface floors are mopped and swept during each visit. But you should also be sure to sweep it on an as-needed basis, especially if leaves and other debris are blown inside as the door is being opened and closed.
  • If it’s practical, consider placing runners or area rugs with slip-resistant backings on hardsurface floors. This can help keep the floors clean, especially in high traffic areas.
  • If you have to move heavy pieces of furniture across hardsurface flooring, use some type of cart to move the object or at least place a protective covering over the floors. That can help prevent scratches and other damage.
  • Our office cleaning technicians will only use cleaners that are specifically designed for hardsurface flooring when we come to clean your office. If you clean your hardsurface floors for whatever reason, be sure to use cleaning products that are specifically made for your particular type of flooring. This could save you money and hassle in the long run since regular household dust cleaners could cause permanent damage to your floors.
  • Make sure you have mats near the doors so people can wipe their feet before they enter your business. This could also help keep your carpeting clean too.

We hope you found these office cleaning tips helpful!

Do you need professional and reliable office cleaning in Minneapolis or the surrounding area? Call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.

Save Time: Outsource Your Business Cleaning

As a professional business cleaning service in Edina and the surrounding areas, we often speak to business owners like you who are weighing their options and figuring out if they really need a business cleaning service. We think that hiring us to clean your business is a great idea and there are several reasons for this. The main one is that we can free up your time so you have more wiggle room in your schedule to take care of your business and your personal life.

So how can All Source Building Service & Supply Co. help free up your time? Well, we offer a variety of business cleaning services, and we can tailor all of those services to meet your needs. A business cleaning service like ours will customize your entire plan to make sure that we tackle the trouble spots and so that we are sure to clean every part of your office that you want cleaned.

For example, if you are always having to keep track of the consumable supplies in your bathroom or kitchen, like paper towels, toilet paper and soap, you can now leave that to us! We can restock those rooms as often as you want us to. No need to worry about how many rolls of toilet paper are left and when you will find the time to go out to the store and get more.

Most offices and businesses generate a lot of trash and recyclables throughout the day. Do you all have to take turns taking out the trash? Or does this chore fall on the shoulders of just one person in your business? No matter whose responsibility it is, All Source can also add this to the business cleaning services that we provide for you. No more worrying about whether or not so-and-so remembered to take out the trash on Friday afternoon. We can take care of it for you.

And even if your business just needs a spring cleaning, we can help with that one-time service as well. From power washing to cleaning windows and floors to helping out with plumbing and electrical problems, All Source can take care of these business cleaning chores so you have plenty of time to do the things you really want to do, not the things you really have to do.

Do you want more information on business cleaning in Edina? Call All Source at 952-473-3228 or schedule a time for a Free Estimate.

How to Care for the Trees on Your Commercial Property

First impressions are incredibly important, especially in today’s business world. Is your commercial property making a good first impression on potential clients and employees? Does your property’s landscaping look nice? Are the trees and shrubs well kept and maintained? All Source offers commercial cleaning services in Plymouth MN and the surrounding areas, and one of the many property maintenance services we offer is tree care. Here are a few of our favorite tips on how to make sure the trees on your commercial property look great this spring.

First, go outside and take a close look at your trees and look for any signs of diseases or damage. Damage should be pretty obvious, but if you are unsure of what to look for when it comes to tree disease, call our commercial cleaning services. We offer arborist services, so we can send a professional to your property if you suspect any disease problems.

Then you should get some mulch and make sure the base of each tree has a fresh layer of mulch. You should first rake away any leaves or other debris that has gathered around the trunks during the winter and early spring months. Then dig a few inches down into the topsoil and replace with a top layer of mulch to the base of the trees but be sure to keep the mulch layer only a couple of inches thick.

If your commercial property has an irrigation system, now is a great time to get it looked at and serviced if need be. If you have already had a spring start-up done, turn on the irrigation system and look for signs of problems, like water pooling around your trees or other plants. Also, check with a tree professional to make sure your trees are getting the correct amount of water. The amount they need will depend on the type of tree they are – some trees and plants are more prone to fungal problems than others. The professionals at our commercial cleaning service know how to properly care for your trees so they do not develop fungal issues.

We hope you find these suggestions helpful, but if you still are unsure of what you’re doing, contact us. We can sign you up for our arborist services and any other commercial cleaning services you might need.

Do you want more information on our commercial cleaning services in Plymouth MN and the surrounding areas? Call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.