Public swimming pools provide hours of fun for kids, a great workout for swimmers and a nice escape from ugly outdoor conditions. Unfortunately, they can also provide an array of illnesses and unsafe conditions when the swimming pool decks and change rooms are not properly cleaned.
Ceiling Cleaning and Restoration is a valuable service that is taking over the world! OK, maybe not “taking over”, but certainly “making over”. We spend most of our lives under ceilings and this area of a building often gets neglected. Ceilings trap odors, dust, grease, and other pollutants, looking worse over time and becoming a health issue.
The cleaning process disinfects and deodorizes ceilings, extending the life of the ceiling system and brightening the space. And at 80% less cost than replacement, ceiling cleaning should always be a part of a comprehensive green cleaning program. Read More
As those of us in Southern Alberta, Canada, come through the worst flood disaster in history we are left with not only a massive clean-up but the health concerns that go along with it. In Calgary, High River, Canmore and other communities hard hit by the flood water, many home and business owners are contending with water and moisture that has saturated walls and foundations for many days. Perfect growing conditions for mold.
Are your building’s restrooms clean enough? Here is a good article from Dave Mesko, Senior Director of Marketing for Cintas, about cleanliness issues that can affect your business, and how to address them in your cleaning program.
Dirty restrooms generate building complaints and unsatisfied patrons, and are often a common cause of lost business. In fact, a recent Harris Interactive survey revealed that 94 percent of U.S. adults would avoid a business in the future if they encountered dirty restrooms. Similarly, it’s estimated that over 50 percent of complaints about buildings concern the upkeep of restrooms. With a high level of issues surrounding restroom cleanliness that can easily lead to lost business, facility managers must establish a comprehensive restroom cleaning program to generate a pleasant environment and keep businesses thriving. Read More
The “lowest price” game is a bad business strategy. Unfortunately, it is a common one.
I saw it when I was in radio advertising. The unskilled salespeople resorted to selling their “puffs of broadcast air” based on price. Those of us (yes, I’m putting myself in this camp) who were good marketers and competent salespeople, sold that same air for top dollar based on valuable expertise and a track record of quality advice and results. Read More
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” –Christiane Northrup
The professional development books are full of business advice such as goal-setting, networking, blogging, etc., etc. I regularly read the books and listen to the CD’s and I enjoy learning all of these valuable strategies. But over time, I’ve come to realize there is one strategy that trumps them all for both business and personal success . . . and it is the simplest one. Gratitude. Let me give you an example of the ripple effects of this wonderful gesture. Read More
It’s a problem that all building facilities struggle with. The ceilings get dirty and dark making the overall space look the same. Not only does this look terrible, it is unhealthy as pollutants and contaminants are lying within ceiling tiles and above in the HVAC systems.
Quite often, dirty ceilings go untreated because managers are busy and the typical maintenance options of replacing ceiling tiles or painting them are simply too costly and time-consuming. Read More
The outlook for the construction industry in Calgary is rosy. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Economic Outlook says construction growth is expected in the coming year. “With the city recording the highest annual population increase in five years, the residential real estate and construction markets are expected to remain robust,” says the report.
For construction companies, that means great business potential ahead. For construction project managers and superintendents, it means busy times ahead. As the excitement of a new project greets the construction crews at the beginning of a job, that sentiment often wanes as a project nears completion. Construction managers want to complete the job smoothly and efficiently, including the post-construction clean. Read More