Jordan Tong

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6 Signs Your Cleaning Services Company Has Quit You:  And What to do About it

There are numerous reasons why your cleaning company might not be properly maintaining your facility. They may have underbid the job, undergone a change in ownership, or prioritized other clients over you. So, how can you tell if your janitorial company has lost interest in your business? Here are SIX signs that your cleaning company […]

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4 Steps to Keep Your VCT Floors Looking Good

“Why do our floors look so terrible?” This is a question we often hear when potential clients reach out for a cleaning services proposal. Besides unclean restrooms and break rooms, nothing frustrates building owners more than dull, damaged floors. It’s not surprising. Think about the places you visit regularly—doctor’s offices, grocery stores, department stores, restaurants. […]

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Cleaning Franchises vs. Independent Janitorial Companies

Facility managers often question whether they should hire a cleaning franchise or opt for a locally owned, independent janitorial company. This decision stems from varying experiences with cleaning services, leading to a recurring inquiry: “Are you a franchise company?” Understanding the implications of choosing between a franchise and an independent company can help in making […]

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Special Cleaning Projects: Carpets, Hard Floors, Windows, and More

Stained carpets? Scuffed up floors? Dirty windows? Hazy VCT? While routine janitorial services are an everyday need at your facility, there are a host of other needs related to the cleanliness and appearance. For instance, cleaning exterior windows is not something that is typically included in the regular cleaning work. But sometimes those windows, after […]

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Evaluating Your Janitorial Service: Ensuring Standards Are Met

Identifying when a cleaning service falls short of expectations can sometimes be clear cut, but often, it’s a matter of perspective. This guide aims to clarify how to set realistic expectations with your cleaning company and what steps to take if their performance is lacking. Establishing Clear Expectations: The Meaning of Cleanliness Pose the question, […]

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Decoding Janitorial Bids: Understanding the Price Differences

It’s a familiar scenario in the janitorial services industry: you request cleaning quotes and receive a range of prices that can be startlingly different. If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled by these varying quotes, it’s important to understand the components that go into calculating these costs. Here’s a breakdown of the six key elements every […]

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Two Ways of Reducing Your Janitorial Expense

Managing a building’s janitorial needs often means juggling other responsibilities and making tough budget decisions. It’s likely you’re under constant pressure to trim costs, a familiar scenario in today’s competitive market that demands careful financial management. However, when it comes to janitorial tasks, cutting corners could lead to a drop in cleanliness standards. For facility […]

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Navigating Custodial Transitions: The Realities and Solutions for Seamless Service

When a potential client contacts us, they’re often dissatisfied with their current cleaning provider. After explaining why we’d be an ideal custodial partner, they typically ask two crucial questions: While the first question is addressed separately, this article focuses on the second, shedding light on the often-underestimated complexities of transitioning custodial services. “Help! My Current […]

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