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How Disinfectant Combats COVID-19 & Other Viruses

Whether your office or facility is up and running or is temporarily closed, it is important to be aware of recommended precautions to take. One of these precautions include proper disinfection in order to help prevent people from getting sick. As the trusted commercial cleaning company for the Twin Cities, we take cleaning seriously and now more than ever, would like to help educate our clients on the importance of proper disinfecting and cleaning.

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There is still much to learn about the novel coronavirus but one thing that’s known is disinfecting is an important step in the prevention process. According to the CDC, “Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.” The CDC also recommends “Community members practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics.”

So, what is disinfectant? Disinfectingrefers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. By disinfecting a surfaceaftercleaning, one can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

How does it work? Disinfectants work by destroying the cell wall of microbes or interfering with their metabolism. Sanitizers are substances that simultaneously clean and disinfect. Disinfectants kill more germs than sanitizers.

What is All Source doing to disinfectant? We are utilizing Betco Quat Stat 5 as our choice for disinfecting. Quat Stat 5 is a hospital disinfectant with just 5 minutes contact time. We also have enhanced nightly janitorial services with both the disinfecting product as well as a heightened awareness of high-touch surfaces. We focus on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, handrails, restrooms, conference rooms, drinking fountains, light switches, coffee stations, lunchrooms, service areas, copy machines, etc.

Do you want to learn more about disinfecting and how to better help protect your facility? Give us a call! We are the experts to call when you need comprehensive cleaning services you can trust. All Source Building Services and Supply Co. has been assisting offices and commercial businesses with cleaning and maintenance needs for many years.

To contact our commercial cleaning company serving the Twin Cities, give us a call at 952-473-3228 or contact us.

How We are Combatting COVID-19

With the heightened awareness of the Coronavirus, All Source is taking extra steps to make sure our clients’ businesses are properly disinfected and that our staff and the staff at the businesses we serve stay healthy and safe.

Disinfecting Surfaces

Here are some of the extra steps we are taking during this time:

  • We are utilizing Betco Quat Stat 5 as our choice for disinfecting. Quat Stat 5 is a hospital disinfectant with just 5 minutes contact time.
  • We have enhanced nightly janitorial services with both the disinfecting product as well as a heightened awareness of high-touch surfaces.
  • We are focusing on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, handrails, restrooms, conference rooms, drinking fountains, light switches, coffee stations, lunchrooms, service areas, copy machines, etc.

Additional Staff Training:

  • Staff have been trained to enter a room, stop and identify high-touch surfaces.
  • Staff have been trained on the mixing and use of the Quat Stat 5 disinfectant.
  • Staff will only use designated colored rags (red) for disinfecting.
  • Staff have been instructed on Personal Protective Equipment.

Services & Options

  • Our service areas and frequency are currently the same as stated in our contracts.
  • We can add additional hours at night designated for disinfecting at your contract rate.
  • We can also add a daytime porter for the same type of services; however, it may be a little more disruptive as the disinfectant has a 5-minute dwell time, and we try to leave surfaces slightly damp instead of wiping them completely dry.

If you have any questions on your current services or if you are interested in adding our cleaning services for your facility, feel free to give us a call at 952-473-3228 or contact us.

Preventing the Spread of Illness with Commercial Janitorial Services

Now, more than ever, it is important to prevent the spread of illness in the workplace. While individuals should be taking their own precautions, there are ways business owners can help support a healthy environment. Public places, including office buildings, need to take precautions to help prevent the spread of disease in their facilities and as the trusted name in commercial janitorial services for St Paul, we’ve put together some tips and information to help protect your business.

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Objects and surfaces that are frequently touched such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, keyboards, faucets, and phones need to be disinfected at least once a day with an EPA-registered disinfectant. Specific germ-prone areas such as bathrooms should also be given more attention.

According to the CDC, frequently touched surfaces in the workplace should be routinely cleaned. Areas such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs should be cleaned on a regular basis. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label. They also recommend providing disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks can be wiped down by employees before each use. In addition, instruct employees to wash their hands regularly with soap and water especially after emptying waste baskets, touching used tissues or using the bathroom.

Don’t have time to routinely clean the office? At All Source, we offer a variety of commercial janitorial services specifically tailored to help keep your office’s kitchen, bathrooms and other frequented areas as clean as they should be every day of the week, including:

All of these commercial janitorial services are designed to reach all areas of your office. In addition to these we also offer consumable supplies replacement including soap dispensers, trash liners, paper towels and more.

All Source can take care of 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.

Are you interested in getting some more information about the many commercial janitorial services we offer in the St Paul area? Call All Source at 952-473-3228 or schedule a time for a Free Estimate.

A Cleaner Business is a Better Business

They say cleanliness is next to godliness. Having a clean and well kept business is a sign of honesty and dependability. It instills a positive attitude in both your employees as well as in business associates and clients. The building that contains your office space is the main headquarters of your business. You and your employees spend over 6 hours per day in this space and it is the center of your company’s hard work and innovation. It is also where clients come to learn more about and understand your business. It is vital, as facility manager, that you do all in your power to make a good impression. As the experts in office cleaning services for Roseville and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about how a cleaner business can make a better business. 

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A messy and unorganized office creates a number negative effects for your business and brand. Clients receive a message that your office is unprofessional and disorganized. If you can’t keep your office clean, potential clients will be left with the impression that your work effort will follow suit. And, there aren’t always enough hours in the day to ensure everything looks as it should. That’s where our office cleaning services come in. Allow us to handle the dirty work for you! Be welcomed to your office every day by clean floors, sparkling surfaces and well-stocked supplies. Have confidence that when you walk in a the front doors or a conference room with a client, everything will look, feel and smell as it should. 

It is also important to note that our office cleaning services include more than just getting rid of dirt. The process includes sanitizing the floors and surfaces, helping to make them germs free. This can help avoid the spread of disease, another cause of decreased productivity. Illness from a dirty workplace means your employees will need time off work to recover. Allergies may not mean time off but those affected will be tired and irritated. 

And, cluttered, dirty offices can also have a huge impact on your employee’s confidence and productivity. Employee productivity improves dramatically when they enjoy going to work and are greeted by a clean and tidy workspace. 

These are just a few things to consider when it comes to the cleanliness of your business. For more information on our office cleaning services in Roseville and the surrounding areas, call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to schedule your free estimate.

Hire Commercial Floor Cleaning for Cleaner Floors all Winter

You’re busy as a business owner or office manager, so you probably don’t have a lot of time to give to tasks like cleaning the floors and carpeting. This is especially true during the holidays, which is why All Source Building Service & Supply is here to help. We take care of these cleaning tasks so you don’t have to worry about them. We offer expert commercial floor cleaning for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas as well as offer a variety of other cleaning and maintenance services, so we thought we would offer readers some information on this all-important task. And, when you commercial floor cleaning for your business, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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First of all, as you know, your flooring says a lot about how you maintain and uphold standards of cleanliness. Are you happy with your hard surface floors and carpeting? Do visitors constantly trek in debris? Does it feel impossible to keep your entryway clear of dirt and mud this time of year? Here at All Source Building Service & Supply Co., we make it our top priority to make your business looks its best. Using state-of-the-art cleaning technology and a crew of expert cleaning technicians, All Source Building Services and Supply Company will make sure your carpets and floors are spotless and looking as good as new.

We can even custom tailor our services to meet your unique needs! When we come to your office, you can rest assured that when we leave, your hard surface floors will look their best. We will:

  • Sweep
  • Vacuum
  • Dust
  • Scrub
  • Remove stains
  • And more

We will do everything we can to help your carpeting and hard surface flooring look its best! Commercial floor cleaning can not only prolong the life of your carpets and flooring,  it can improve indoor air quality and prevent allergens as well.

While you may have had routine cleanings throughout the year, now is a great time to give them a good deep cleaning. We will dust, sweep, vacuum and buffer your floors to get them looking sparkling clean for the season ahead.

Ready to get started on trustworthy, dependable commercial floor cleaning for your business? For more information on our commercial floor cleaning in Minneapolis, call All Source Building Services and Supply Company at 952-473-3228 or contact us for a Free Estimate.