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New Year, New Business Cleaning Habits

It’s time once again for New Year’s Resolutions! Instead of only making resolutions in your personal life – why not have some business resolutions this year? One simple resolution to make is to keep up with business cleaning in the Twin Cities area. The easiest way to succeed in this resolution is to hire All Source for all your business cleaning needs, however, here are some tips from the experts on how to personally achieve better business cleaning habits!

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Stop Messes Before They Start

One of the best ways to keep messes from getting out of hand is to clean as you go. Notice papers piling up? File them away properly as you go! Notice a spill? Wipe it up before it dries or becomes sticky. While getting in the habit of cleaning as you go may seem annoying at first, it will save everyone time and leave things nicer in the long run. Plus, a habit of putting things away can help you keep things tidy in your personal life too!

Properly Dispose of Food

In an office space, one of the worst things to have to clean up is food that wasn’t disposed of properly. Whether leftovers were left in the fridge until they went bad or plates with food remnants were tossed in the sink and not rinsed – leaving food to sit and spoil makes a bad atmosphere for everyone. By cleaning up food properly – discard food into proper trash receptacles, rinse plates, put everything away – you create a cleaner, happier environment for everyone else around you. No more smelling rotting food every day when you just want to heat up your lunch.

Keep Entrances Clean

Do you sweep at the entrance of your building? Or wash away de-icers or mud that has accumulated? How long has it been since any rugs or mats were washed? All of these things can contribute further to mess inside your building. As employees and customers alike walk through pollen, de-icers, mud and more, it gets stuck to their shoes to be left anywhere they walk throughout the building. While it is impossible to guarantee that no dirt ever comes inside, regularly cleaning the entrances can help minimize how much dirt is brought inside.

Hire a Professional

If this sounds like too much to keep up with on top of your normal job duties, you aren’t alone. That’s why we at All Source are proud to offer business cleaning services to the whole Twin Cities area! You can simply check off your New Year’s Resolution of keeping your business clean by giving us a call today to schedule your regular cleaning services!

Do you have questions about how to implement new business cleaning habits in the Twin Cities area? Call All Source at 952-473-3228 or you can request a free estimate.

Commercial Floor Cleaning for Your Holiday Events

As the holiday season approaches, so does the office buzz about time off and upcoming work holiday parties. With office excitement at an all-time high, now is a great time to remind all the staff how nice the office is. From classy holiday decorations to fun activities that employees will be talking about until next holiday season, there are plenty of things to prepare. While getting everything else ready, now is also a great time for commercial floor cleaning in Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas!

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While you may be wondering, why should I clean my office floors prior to holiday parties – won’t they just get messy again? The reason behind it is to prevent holiday parties from becoming even messier! With fall often comes rain, while it’s significantly less than spring showers bring, there is still extra mud being tracked in by employees every single time they come inside. Additionally, allergens may still be in play inside your office as pollen was drug in throughout summer and fall.

Commercial floor cleaning helps your office space look as merry and bright as the spirits of each employee you work with. It also helps keep them clean and healthy throughout any holiday events by removing allergens or other dust that could negatively impact the health of everyone in the office.

If you’ve recently had your floors cleaned and don’t think you need commercial floor cleaning prior to holiday events, now is still the perfect time to call and schedule services in advance! We can also come in after holiday parties to oversee clean-up, that allows you and your employees to simply focus on enjoying some relaxing time at the end of what was probably a very busy year.

No matter if you prefer to have your commercial floors cleaned before or after you enjoy your holiday season with employees – All Source is here to help! We can schedule whatever commercial cleaning services you require whenever works best for you. Plus, our services are completely customizable to fit the requirements of your office!

This holiday season, trust the professionals to maintain the cleanliness of your office, starting from the floors up. Make sure your floors shine just like the work your business does!

Are you ready for commercial floor cleaning in Brooklyn Park or the surrounding area, call All Source! You can request a free estimate or call us at 952-473-3228.

Fall Cleaning Tips from Office Cleaning Professionals

As fall begins once again, it’s time for change. Changing colors in leaves, changing around our closets to feature warmer clothes for colder weather, and changing our office cleaning habits! While many only associate deep cleaning with spring, fall is the perfect time to complete another round of deep cleaning to make sure your offices shine and impress potential customers.

We specialize in office cleaning services for Minnetonka and the surrounding areas. This fall, we’ve consolidated a list of cleaning tips from our professionals.

1. Purge and Declutter the Office

Each season, create more space in your office with purging and decluttering. If items don’t work or won’t be used – get rid of them. If they can be donated or recycled, even better! Once everything you can not or will not use is out of the way, focus on cutting the clutter. Cluttered offices can leave more spots for dust and dirt to become trapped, leaving your employees extra sneezy.

2. Spot Clean Furniture

If you have noticed any stains on furniture that you’ve been meaning to take care of, now is the time! While spots are easier to treat if you do so right away, you can still take the time to use your favorite cleaning product or hack to try to scrub out those stains.

3. Clean Light Fixtures, Thoroughly

Light fixtures can easily be overlooked when performing your own office cleaning, but they are a hotspot for dust and bugs. Each season at minimum you should ensure that they are being thoroughly cleaned to best protect the health of your customers and employees.

4. Clean Computers

While you are already in a cleaning kick, take a look at your computers! Chances are your screens, keyboards and mouses have some dust and dirt built up. These can be easily cleaned by following our guide to cleaning office equipment!

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5. Clean Carpets

If your office has carpets, they are probably long overdue for a thorough cleaning. With employees and customers tracking in dirt from their shoes every day, carpets can house a lot of dirt. We recommend having full carpet maintenance performed, or at minimum using your best carpet cleaner to get out what dirt you can.

6. Wash Walls

For offices with painted or wood paneled walls, seasonal cleaning is a great time to wash your walls as well. Employees and customers may lean against or slide their hands against walls while walking along, which can cause dirt to get stuck to them.

7. Wash Windows

Additionally, fall is a great time for a full window washing service! We highly recommend hiring a professional for this step, as washing the outside of second-story or higher windows can be dangerous without the proper equipment and training.

8. Hire Professional Office Cleaning Services

This list may sound like a lot to complete on top of your normal tasks at work, but don’t worry! The professionals at All Source can take care of most of your seasonal checklist for you, without you having to lift a finger. Let us manage your seasonal office cleaning checklist.

If you need office cleaning services in Minnetonka or the surrounding area, call All Source! You can request a free estimate or call us at 952-473-3228.

Commercial Janitorial Services Protect Against Seasonal Allergies

Spring is almost over, and summer is right around the corner, so you may be one of many excited to receive a break from seasonal allergies this year. However, seasonal allergies are only beginning for some. While February through May is considered the worst time of year for seasonal allergies, that only accounts for those of us allergic to tree pollens. In May or June, you or your neighbors are probably just breaking out your lawn mower again, meaning that it’s the season of grass allergies. Then July begins weed pollen allergies, which typically peak in September.

Spring through fall consist of different allergy seasons depending on the person, so while this year many of us experienced awful allergies early on with the record levels of pollen from trees, some of us are just coming up on their allergy season.

If you own a business, are you prepared to help your employees stay healthy and productive by protecting them from their allergies?

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One of the best ways to prevent severe allergy symptoms is to dust and vacuum often. While this is normally applied within the home, it is equally important at work. As people walk into the office or building for the day, they track in any of the pollen they’ve interacted with since they left their house – leaving those of us with allergies sniffling and sneezing all day long.

Staying on top of your dusting and vacuuming can keep you and your employees feeling better and more productive. However, if you are experiencing staffing shortages or workplace booms where you and your employees just don’t have the time to complete the regular cleaning as well, then what are you supposed to do?

The answer is simple: Call All Source for your commercial janitorial services in Minneapolis.

Our professional staff will come to your business as frequently or infrequently as you would prefer. We can focus on whatever cleaning tasks you need done, keep your supplies stocked or whatever else you need us to do. We are available 24/7 to help you with your cleaning, even in emergency situations.

We tailor our cleaning service to the needs of your business or building. So, have us come in weekly or monthly; clean just the bathrooms or the entire office; restock toilet paper or lunchroom supplies; whatever it is that you need to keep your business running and your employees feeling healthy and happy in a clean environment.

If you need commercial janitorial services in Minneapolis or the surrounding area, call All Source! You can request a free estimate or call us at 952-473-3228.

A Guide to Cleaning Office Equipment

At All Source, we know that the devil is in the details – and by that we mean that details truly matter when it comes to a clean office space. We’ve spent years learning different tips and tricks to keep your office spaces clean, and so we’ve decided to compile a small guide for you with some of those tips!

When you need office cleaning services in Bloomington and the surrounding areas, contact All Source! We are proud to handle office cleaning for you, but if you need some help cleaning the small things between visits, keep reading! We’ll discuss how to clean a few very common items within your office space.

Computer Mouse

A staple in every office, your computer mouse in constantly being touched. Whether you’re the only one using your computer mouse, or it’s a mouse in a conference room being used by multiple people throughout the day – your computer mouse can get dirty.

Over time, dirt and oil from your skin can make its way into the mouse, clogging the buttons and decreasing the mouse’s function.

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To clean your computer mouse, there are a few simple steps:

  1. For a wired mouse, unplug it. For a wireless mouse, turn it off.
  2. Using a cotton pad slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol, gently clean the bottom of your mouse. Sometimes you’ll need a toothpick to get dirt that’s really caked in there.
  3. Using a toothpick again, gently remove dirt from between the buttons on the top of the mouse.
  4. With a cloth dampened by anti-bac, wipe down the top of the mouse to deter the spread of germs.

After a quick wipe down to your mouse pad, your computer mouse is good to go!

Computer Screen

Another essential piece of office equipment, your computer screen has probably seen better days. Any time you sneeze, touch your screen, cough, or more – your screen gets dirty. As something that most of us look at constantly throughout the day, it’s important to keep your screen clean for the best viewing quality!

To clean your computer screen, follow these instructions:

  1. Mix a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and distilled water into a spray bottle (or keep one handy if you want to clean your screen regularly!)
  2. Make sure your screen is turned off and everything is unplugged.
  3. Spray some of the vinegar mix onto a microfiber cloth, and then clean your screen by rubbing the cloth in small circles.
  4. Using a dry microfiber cloth, lightly buff the screen in small circles again until it’s dry for a streak-free finish.

A clean screen can help you feel more motivated at work and keep you from feeling distracted by that one spot that’s just slightly in the way of where you need to work.

Computer Keyboard

The most common place to get crumbs at your desk is always the keyboard. As one of the harder things to keep clean in your office, it’s important to take the time to regularly remove crumbs and dirt from your keyboard. To thoroughly clean a mechanical keyboard, follow these quick steps:

  1. Make sure your keyboard is off, whether that’s a switch for a wireless keyboard or unplugging a wired one.
  2. Using a flathead screwdriver, pop off the key buttons and wash them with warm soapy water.
  3. With a can of compressed air, blow out all remaining crumbs from the base of the keyboard while the keys are drying.
  4. Replace the keys.

Once your keyboard is turned back on, you’re ready to go with your newly cleaned keyboard!

If you need more extensive office cleaning services in Bloomington and the surrounding area or want a professional to come in and take care of things regularly, call All Source! You can request a free estimate or call us at 952-473-3228.