Yearly Archives: 2015

03 Dec

Winter-Proof Your Business: 5 Tips for Beating a Slow Season

by Sean Martschinke, Marketing Manager, Tornado Industries It’s December and that means the holiday season is nearly here. Many BSCs say sales during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day become sluggish or, for some, completely stalled. The phones stop ringing, employees go on vacation, and the office gets eerily silent. Although the winter slump

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06 Oct

Take the Guesswork Out of Estimating Cleaning Budgets

By Michael Schaffer Estimating by Eyeballing: A Thing of the Past With studies suggesting that cleaning consumes 20 to 35 percent of an average facilities total maintenance and operations budget, it is amazing that many industry veterans still believe it is okay to eyeball a building and proclaim how many hours it will take to

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01 Oct

Improving the Indoor Air Quality of Your Business

​Indoor air quality (IAQ) in the workplace is a growing concern for most businesses, and for good reason. The air quality of a workplace can significantly affect the health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants. Although serious health problems related to IAQ are rare, building occupant comfort and wellbeing are an increasingly important topic for

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Four steps to a clean facility, restaurant
29 Sep

How Facility Cleanliness Affects A Company’s Reputation

You get ONE chance to make a first impression. What message is your facility sending if muddy carpets, streaked windows, or a dusty reception desk greet customers? Facility cleanliness is a reflection of the business as a whole, as well as the cleaning crew responsible for its upkeep. “Dirty floors and bad odors don’t give

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01 Apr

Take Care of Your Customers or Somebody Else Will

Keeping customers happy is something that most businesses obviously strive for. In today’s world economy and in the age of information, accomplishing that is more difficult that it has ever been. The Internet and other resources have allowed all of us to become better-educated consumers, changing the definition of customer service. In addition, companies like

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03 Feb

Moving From Good to Great in the Contract Cleaning Industry

In the early 2000s Jim Collins wrote the book, Good to Great, which became a bestseller read by businesspeople around the world. Yet, despite books like his and others that serve as roadmaps to the top, greatness eludes most companies. Mr. Collins and his research team studied over 1,400 companies, and have said, “In each

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12 Jan

Fast, Easy Fixes for Common Commercial Upright Vacuum Problems

Looking for ways to trouble-shoot and save money on vacuum equipment maintenance to keep your vacuum cleaner running longer? Here are some easy, low-cost fixes for common upright vacuum cleaner problems. Vacuum isn’t picking up dirt and particles effectively. Possible fix #1: Your collection filter bag may be full, and this can reduce air flow

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