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Facility Manager’s Cleaning and Maintenance Checklist

As a facility manager for a commercial building, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when regular cleaning and maintenance tasks accumulate. When tenants' everyday happiness, health, and safety is reliant on you, your first course of action may be to anxiously clutch at the mop bucket. But fret not: we've listed the top areas in your office that need regular cleaning and maintenance, and made this helpful checklist that highlights key areas harboring harmful bacteria that could use your extra attention. Use this list the next time you have an office cleaning day to make sure you keep on top of...


Curb Appeal: The Importance of Commercial Pressure Washing

Although it can be easy to take your commercial building's exterior walls and walkways for granted, experts state these areas may require more attention than they're receiving. With the amount of high-traffic areas needing to be cleaned within your building, your building's outer walls and walkways may not be high on your list of priorities when it comes to keeping your facility well-maintained. However, it may be time to rethink the level of attention you pay to your surrounding facility as well. Throughout its lifetime, your building's exterior comes in contact with pollen, oil, grime, mold, mildew, and substances from roof...


Day Porter Services and Why Your Business Needs Them

Sticky spills tracked through a busy lobby. Leaves and debris littering walkways and parking lots after a storm. These are just a few of the issues that can occur within a day for a busy commercial building. If keeping up with all the activity seems like a challenge, a day porter may be just the service you need to ensure your company is kept clean and professional. What is a day porter? A day porter is someone who specializes in working discreetly and effectively in high-traffic areas to keep your commercial building clean, sanitized, and looking professional. With so many people moving...


Your Desk Is Currently Contaminated With 10,000,000 Bacterium

You read that correctly. According to a study lead by Dr. Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona, the area of your desk that you rest your hands on is contaminated with 10,000,000 bacterium. If you're reading this at your desk, you're currently coming in contact with 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. The more time spent in these contaminated areas, the more chances of being exposed to possible viruses that can be costly to your health and your office as a whole. With a reported three million American employees going to work while ill...


Prepare Your Facility’s Roof Before the Storm Arrives

The passing of El Niño last winter had many of us on the West Coast scratching our heads. Where was the torrential rainfall? The bouts of hail? While the downpour was highly concentrated in some areas, California's conditions remained dry until a rainy respite in March. Meteorologists predict that another storm, La Niña, is projected to pick up where El Niño left off and peak sometime this winter. If you live in California, you know that winter means our rainy season. For those of you in Arizona, shifts in temperature can sometimes mean surprise monsoons and dust storms: both of...


Top 5 Ways to Determine if You’re Picking the Right Janitorial Company for Your Facility

You've been tasked with securing the perfect janitorial services company for your facility. Naturally, the process will place you on a path towards the inevitable review of multiple bids from janitorial company representatives who've answered your request for proposal (RFP). As you wade through the proposals, how can you differentiate one janitorial company from the other? How can you be sure each company will deliver on their promises? The good news is that there are specific things you can look for during the decision process to secure the right janitorial company for your facility, office, retail store or building. Before selecting your...