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Holding Out For A Hero With Day Porter Services

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:59 AM

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Working behind the scenes, Day Porter services can help keep your facility looking good and running smoothly without you knowing that they are even there. Could you and your facility benefit from a Day Porter and what exactly does a Day Porter service do? The short answer is anything and nearly everything you need them to. The long answer is well, longer. Having a professional, effective Day Porter service is like having your own Justice League, a team of superheroes ready and willing to take on the next challenge. This extra person or extra people can help you as a Facility Manager keep your facilities looking and running their best around the clock. Having a Day Porter as part of your daytime crew means that your facility can be cleaned as needed and specific needs attended to without having to wait for your night time cleaners to deal with messes. Similarly, your http://www.stathakis.com/janitorial-services-detroit-michigan/day-porterda can help attend to day time cleaning tasks that can’t always wait for the evening cleaners like keeping restrooms fresh and restocked and meeting set up and tear down. Used effectively, a day porter or dayporter service can be a real lifesaver.

 

Your Day Porter Might Just be Superman in Disguise

While no Superman, you Day Porter can do almost anything you need them to. Day Porter services can vary company to company and are based on your budget but services often include:

  1. Restroom Restocking
  2. Setting up Meeting Rooms and Tearing them Back Down
  3. Making Sure the Lobby is in Clean & Welcoming
  4. Emptying Trash and Other Waste
  5. Keeping Track of and Servicing High Traffic Areas
  6. Keeping Common Areas Clean and Organized

While this list is far from exhaustive, it can give you a basic idea of where Day Porter services begin and then you add on duties that are specific to your needs and those of your facility to get day porter services custom tailored to fit your unique facility.

 

Maximizing Your Day Porter Service

Less isn’t more, MORE is more. In order for a Day Porter service to be a truly effective addition to your facility, they need to know what your facility needs and where their help will benefit you most. When you partner with a professional and effective Day Porter service, they are always looking for ways to help you and your customers. All you need to do is tell them what you need done and they can be a valuable tool for taking some of the more time consuming or difficult tasks of your to do list allowing you to focus on more important things.  The best way to take advantage of a Day Porter service is to determine which kind of daytime help is most useful in your building not only to you, but to your staff, customers, and tenants. Knowing these things, a Day Porter service can be a cost-effective way to help fill in service gaps as well as improving the overall condition of your facility during the day.

 

Put Up the Day Porter Service Signal to Get Some Help

Once you have identified the key areas that your facility needs help in, it is recommended that you work with your commercial cleaning company or janitorial company to put together a list of tasks for your Day Porter service. Giving your Day Porter service specific instructions on what needs to be done allows your building contractor to get you just the right person or the right people for the job. Putting together a plan for your commercial cleaning company is a good way to make sure that you don’t have overlap between your Day Porter and night cleaning services as well as a way to keep everyone accountable.

 

The Hero You Need & Deserve

While your Day Porter service isn’t a literal Superman, you’ll find that they quickly become an indispensable part of your team. But not everyone has the can do attitude, competency and helpful character needed to be an outstanding Day Porter. It requires a level of responsiveness, positivity, attention to detail and general helpfulness that you won’t find just anywhere. You want and need a dayporter that can work well with your other employees, that you are comfortable representing your company with customers and employees that may engage with your facility and day porter during business hours. For this to happen, your janitorial company has to make a serious effort to recruit, screen, and train the very best people for the job. Having the right people on your team is key to any successful Day Porter service. When business take shortcuts on thorough background checks such as criminal and drug screening, you run the risk of putting your facility and staff in danger. The best companies will avoid this at all costs as well as incorporate checks like employment verification and personality testing into their battery of screening tests. Without a clear understanding of how to recruit, interview, screen, and train the best people for the job, you could be stuck with zeros instead of heroes.

  

Just Point Them in the Right Direction

To have an effective Day Porter service, you have to know what duties are going to have the largest impact on your facility. Creating clear expectations of what you need done for your Day Porter service not only allows you to keep track of them, but also sets them up to succeed in your facility. No matter how much of a superhero your Day Porter is, without direction most will gravitate towards job duties that they prefer which may not line up with what your facility needs. Often the case is that your day porter is so useful, many of your other staff will be asking for their assistance. As such, even the best day porters may get bogged down in requests and have difficulties prioritizing. After all, it is so often the ‘special’ tasks that also garner the most attention and praise from you the Facility Manager. The best way to avoid this is to make it clear which tasks are the highest priority to keep your Day Porter service from putting them off to do other things they are asked to help with. Take a moment in your Day Porter’s shoes, they likely don’t know who is allowed to tell them what to do and who is not without approval from you. Having a clear list of responsibilities is the best way to address this as it means what you need done will always come first and extras will only be added as the other tasks allow. Communicating with your Day Porter service is the best way to get a Herculean amount of work done in your facility.

As you can clearly see, a Day Porter service can be a valuable addition to almost any facility and can be customized according the specific needs of your facility, staff, and budget. If this seems like something that would be beneficial for your building or you just want to give it a try contact Stathakis today at (800)278-1884 so we can assist you in designing a Day Porter customized to the individual needs of you and your facility.

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Is Your Office Cleaning Company Using Team Cleaning?

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 05:21 PM

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Zone Cleaning Isn’t Effective

In theory, multitasking sounds like a great idea, but like many other theories, it doesn't stand up in practice. As it turns out, people aren’t amazing at juggling a variety of tasks. While sometimes this is an unavoidable consequence of work, studies have shown that better, more consistent results are delivered when someone specializes in one area. Knowing this, it is no surprise that zone cleaning, that is, assigning a single person to all the tasks in a room, has been shown to be less effective than team cleaning.

 

Team Cleaning Is More Efficient, More Effective & Saves Money

So, what is team cleaning and how does its stack up to zone cleaning? A cleaning service that uses zone cleaning has to equip each of their staff members for cleaning every part of a room resulting in the unnecessary duplication, storage and maintenance of items. Further, because zone cleaning is an extreme form of multi-tasking and task switching, the quality of the work is often poor and requires more labor hours overall. In contrast, team cleaning has each person on a team doing a specific cleaning task or small subset of tasks in a building. For instance, one person would be tasked with vacuuming and another with restrooms. This way, there is minimal duplication of equipment and each person is allowed to focus on a specific set of tasks resulting in better task mastery and amore effective, faster cleaning of your facility.

 

Why Zone Cleaning Fails to Deliver

For certain smaller buildings, it can make sense to have a single person clean the entire office, however, with nearly all larger facilities, having a team for office cleaning offers a number of advantages to you. For instance:

  • Team cleaning streamlines training, makes it easier to fill in for a missing member and improves work consistency.
  • Promotes teamwork to help balance responsibilities.
  • Specialization results in task mastery, consistently higher quality work and reduced labor hours.
  • Reduces the cost of purchasing, servicing and storaging costly duplicate equipment.
  • Different cleaning solutions such as Green Cleaning are easy to implement with a more centralized staff.
  • Easy to customize to the needs of your facility.
  • Overall reduction in the cost to you will reducing the number of labor hours needed to manage the cleaning and maintenance of your facility.

 

Team Cleaning Offers Clear Cost Advantages

Almost every Facility Manager is trying to figure out how to hold steady the costs of their facility maintenance. Maybe you have overall reduced budgets or maybe you had a costly unplanned maintenance issue that threw your carefully planned budget into a tailspin. Whatever the reason, reducing services can’t come at the cost of proper facility cleaning, cuts have to be strategic to still maintain acceptable cleanliness while keeping costs steady or even reducing the overall price of the service.

One of the best ways to do this is by taking advantage of team cleaning. Take for example a light duties specialist, this individual typically dusts and cleans all surfaces, clean windows and doors, empties trash and stacks trash for pickup by different team member to collect. These teams will often include specialist in everything from vacuuming to utilities. Such specialization has a number of benefits to you and your budget. First, it helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Second, it helps improve consistency and the quality of service, giving you more value for your dollar. Finally, it makes sure the responsibilities are laid out and that each person is aware of what needs to get done.

 

How Team Cleaning Mitigates the Impact of the Rising Minimum Wage

Janitorial and commercial cleaning prices are on the rise largely due to the increasing minimum wage here in Michigan. As the single largest hard cost to any office cleaning company, the cost of labor has a serious impact on our pricing. The second largest contributor to hard costs is the price of buying and maintaining equipment. Team cleaning helps address both of these factors. Not only does it reduce labor hours, by minimizing the amount of duplicated equipment, team cleaning can significantly reduce the price of having your facility regularly cleaned without significantly reducing the quality of cleaning. 

 

Are You Looking for a Step Up in Your Commercial Cleaning Services?

As Facility Manager, you know how the quality and consistency of your janitorial and commercial cleaning service can positively or negatively impact your workload as well as the function of your facility. If your cleaning service is a constant thorn in your side, it might be time to look for a new prospective cleaning company. Companies that provide a cost-effective service without causing problems in your facility do exist. You can have a high quality service without bankrupting your building.

Here at Stathakis, we provide consistent, responsive, effective service and a solid value for businesses all across southeastern Michigan. We have been in the industry more than 30 years and have developed a consistent standard of service that our customers are all willing to vouch for. We will work hard to develop a lasting partnership with you and your facility as well as to deliver the highest quality of service to your facility. If you are a Facility Manager in Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Troy, Auburn Hills, Plymouth, Downriver or any areas close to those and you are looking for commercial cleaning services, office cleaning, school cleaning, industrial cleaning, medical cleaning or a janitorial company, please contact us so we can help your facility look its best and work to meet your specific needs.

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Using the Request For Proposal (RFP) to Find Janitorial Services

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 05:24 PM

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What is an RFP?

What is an RFP (Request for Proposal) and how does it impact you? An RFP is a written document that details the specific needs of your facility and asks for a comprehensive plan from a qualified contractor on how they propose to address those needs. The RFP is designed to be an open tool for you to look at a number of janitorial service providers and find the right contractor for your facility. The better the RFP you receive, the better chance that your prospective cleaning company will be able to understand and offer your facility the services it needs. While this may seem like a straightforward idea, it can quickly be derailed by a number of things from imprecise specifications, quickly thrown together for your RFP, to janitorial bids that are clearly not realistic for your facility. Fortuitously, there are a couple of important tools you can use when considering RFPs to be certain you get (and give) good information and get proposals that clearly address the unique needs of your facility.

  

Competition is a Good Thing… Usually

Having competition for your facility’s business is likely to lead to more and better options for you and your facility. That being said, in order to be useful, an RFP requires a lot of work from prospective janitorial companies. It shouldn’t be a first tool you use to narrow your search for the right building services company. Odds are, if you cast a wide enough net your are going to be bringing in a lot of RFPs from unqualified, inexperienced, under skilled companies that you shouldn’t have to sort through. Having to sort through such RFPs is a drain on your time and taxing on those cleaning companies that are not really in league for your business. The RFP, for that reason, should never be used as your first qualification tool but rather later in the process when you have identified a few companies that seem promising. When bids are open to nearly anyone, sometimes the most experienced companies will opt out concentrating their efforts elsewhere to avoid the hassle.

 

Take Advantage of Industry Certifications Like CIMS

A good way to wade through the crowded janitorial marketplace is to take advantage of the ISSA’s CIMS accreditation program to prequalify contractors before you even meet them or ask them to submit a proposal for your facility. ISSA CIMS certification offers you a free shortcut to sift through the crowded janitorial marketplace and identify those companies most equipped to provide the kind of cleaning and maintenance that will best fit the needs of your facility. CIMS is a voluntary accreditation that requires a janitorial company or commercial cleaning company demonstrate a superior level of cleaning and maintenance in industry specific areas. 

CIMS, or the Cleaning Industry Management Standard, is a clear demonstration of a company's capability and commitment to providing the highest levels of service and management. These rigorous benchmarks are all good indicators of a company’s competency and can be used to effectively help you winnow down your short list to the best of the best. It can be helpful to narrow your search using CIMS and then use the RFP in combination with an onsite inspection to best get an idea of what your prospective company can provide for you. If you are looking for a CIMS certified partner in your building maintenance, check in with ISSA for a complete list of CIMS certified cleaning companies and building services companies in your area.

 

Overly Complicated RFPs Do More Harm Than Good

Information is king, except when it is not. There is information that can help you make decisions and there is information that just overly complicates your issue or gives you more information than could possibly be helpful. A frequent problem that we see is when RFPs are just thrown together versions of older RFPs that haven’t been edited since the company started business. The RFP grows in size and complexity but doesn't actually provide any more useful information. As such, a overly complicated RFP creates extra work for you and your prospective janitorial company without really TELLING you much about the company and how they will actually DO business in your facility. An RFP should be detailed and specific but focused on that information that is pertinent to getting a specific and accurate janitorial quote. What kind of information is important in making a decision on your next janitorial services company? First, cleanable square feet by floor type because different types of flooring will require different equipment, cleaners and have different time requirements. Second, giving an accurate number for typical building occupants is important because it is the best indicator consumables use like toilet paper and hand towels will be used in a day as well as how quickly your building will need attention. This information will allow your janitorial company to stock, plan and estimate janitorial hours accordingly.

 

Got Maintenance Headaches & Pain Points? Share Them

A common mistake is to use the RFP as a way to address problems that you had with you last company and propose solutions to said problems. However, finding fixes to these solutions isn’t your job, it is your prospective janitorial company’s job. But you have to tell them what isn’t or wasn’t working for you otherwise your prospective janitorial company might run through possible solutions testing ones you already know don’t work for you. Were you disappointed with your last commercial cleaning company? Did they consistently underperform in your restrooms? Are you facing budget cuts that are leaving your maintenance on shaky ground?

Share this with qualified janitorial companies. Not only will you get to see their problems solving skills in action before you give them a yes, they may have better, more efficient, effective and even less costly solutions to the issues plaguing your facility. You are not the specialist in cleaning that is why you’re outsourcing you cleaning to a business that specializes in it. The best way to help with your RFP is to talk about pain points and building it around actual business problems allowing the professionals you hired to present solutions which is both free advice and allows you to compare the different strategies of companies. Let your prospective cleaning company do the heavy lifting!

 

The Importance of Site Visits

A site visit is an important aspect of any future contracting and all too often it is only quick and cursory. For this reason, it is important to thin your list of prospective janitorial companies before you do facility walkthroughs. By doing this, you can give your potential contractors more time to inspect your facility allowing them to produce a more detailed, facility specific plan for the future. Not only will you get a more accurate bid, in the long run you’ll end up receiving a better, more attuned cleaning.

 

Get the Commercial Janitorial and Cleaning Company That Does it Right

One of the most challenging tasks for any Facility Manager is finding the right janitorial service provider for your facility. Putting in the time into the RFP process sets you and your facility up for success. Further, take advantage of the CIMS certification to sort through the dense commercial cleaning and janitorial services market to narrow down your search to those companies that perform at a level above the rest. 

Here at Stathakis, we have served the businesses of southeastern Michigan for over thirty years. We provide commercial cleaning, janitorial services and commercial handyman services to the following Southeastern Michigan Counties: Genesee County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Wayne County, Macomb County, St. Clair County.

We offer effective, professional facility services to the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Farmington, Livonia, Plymouth, Downriver, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy, Auburn Hills, Novi and more. For more information on our services and how we can help you, please contact us at 1-800-278-1884.

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Balancing Effective Office Cleaning Services With Reduced Budgets

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 01:19 PM

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Budgets Are Often A Balancing Act

A continually changing economic landscape is keeping budgets low or in flux. As a Facility Manager, it is undoubtedly frustrating to have to do more work with less money. You are often called to keep quality consistent with less than you were working with before. It can be frustrating to feel like you must be a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat you don’t have. However, even with this set of challenging circumstances, some managers have figured out unique solutions on how to manage their facilities with less money.

Do you, as Facility Manager, have to work on a significantly reduced budget? Or even worse, are you partnered with a commercial office cleaning company that isn’t getting to the level of cleaning that you need? Partnering with the correct professional office cleaning company will not only help you live with a tight budget, but can consistently deliver a level of service that will keep your facility clean and looking good. So, how can you find the right office cleaning service to keep your facility looking good as you weather increasingly tight budgets?

 

So Many Choices, So Few Real Competitors

The number of office cleaning companies in Southeast Michigan has skyrocketed since the advent of inexpensive websites and mobile phones. Take, for instance, the one man operations, the mom and pop operations, the small part-time operations, the franchisee, the medium and large local service providers and then the national and multinational cleaning companies. In this packed marketplace, only a few of these companies are going to be the right partner for you and your facility. Just because someone wants your business does not mean that they are up for the level of effort and skill YOUR facility requires. When exploring this expansive market of potential commercial cleaning companies, make sure you get an idea of the scale and type of businesses any commercial cleaning company serves in order to avoid companies that either don’t match your facilities needs or are just poor in quality service delivery.  

 

Don’t Be Tricked With Math That Just Doesn’t Add Up

A questions that pops up over and over again, are commercial cleaning prices intentionally confusing or does it just stem from a lack of experience in bidding? Fortunately, the answer is, it doesn't matter. As a Facility Manager, you need transparent quotes on your cleaning service to compare the value offered by different service providers. First, it’s important for a commercial cleaning service to take time to analyze your facility up front, so that they can understand the specific requirements. Not only is this a good way to provide better cleaning, it’s the best way to get an accurate estimate. Second, having a clear price instead of some meaningless “estimated” cost means that you will not get charged with hidden fees and other upcharges later. While avoiding estimates that are given off hand may be difficult in the short term, finding a company that takes pricing your facility seriously will always benefit you in the long run.

 

You Get What You Pay For, Kind Of

When our cleaning budget is razor thin, it can be all to easy to convince ourselves that we need the cheapest office cleaning service available. We all know that cheap cleaning may not be the best cleaning, but it's easy to convince ourselves that we can live with less than good service. But all too often, that attractive low price that met our budget goals just leads to a litany of complaints and other issues that require our time and money. So in accepting a too low price we haven’t solved the problem, just moved and delayed it.

Low commercial cleaning bids are often a sign of a host of issues. Not only does it indicate that the company is likely inexperienced at best, it can also be a sign of inadequate training, cheap ineffective cleaning products and illegal hiring and subcontracting. Companies that lowball bids do ONE thing consistently and that is overpromise and under deliver.That being said, choosing to go for bids that are clearly too high won’t always result in better service. Simply put, choosing a commercial cleaning service solely on their bid won’t result in a good partner. You must look further.

 

Low Pricing Might Be Symptomatic of Larger Issues

The first thought that should pop in to your head when you see a low bid is “how does this company reduce the price of their service so much?” Like everything else, there is a fixed cost of operation for a janitorial services company that determines about where a bid should be. Any bid that is significantly below the rest is a major red flag. First, there is the hiring of undocumented labor. An undocumented worker is a person working off the payroll or someone that has not supplied the necessary identification to verify their legal status or authorization to work. Second, there can be illegally classified workers who are incorrectly identified as independent contractors. Commercial cleaning companies will do this to avoid having to pay payroll, taxes and other benefits that would normally be given to a legal employee. A company that takes these risky shortcuts isn’t likely to be on top of other things like criminal background checks and complete panel drug screening. Finding one shortcut is often a sign that other shortcuts are being taken behind the scenes.

 

Best Price Versus Best Value

There is a major and important difference between best price and best value. A cleaning company that provides value is one that gets the work you really need done for a reasonable price. If your facility isn’t receiving the care it needs, it doesn't matter what you are paying for it. Value is where service and price intersect. So, how do you find a company that makes value their number one priority? There are a couple of practices you can follow to find cleaning companies that will deliver results where you need them.

  

Experience Is A Must

Companies with a solid record of experience are in the best position to help you with your significantly reduced budgets. With experience comes an understanding of what services can be cut down and which are non-negotiable when it comes to making sure your facility is clean. Especially with veteran commercial cleaning companies, it’s likely you're not the first person to come to them with a less helpful cleaning budget. With strategies like Smart Cleaning to new innovations in cleaning technologies, it is possible to maintain the overall quality of your facility while staying in line with even less than ideal budgets. Smart Cleaning means that your office cleaner will focus on areas with high traffic and usage strategically while working less in lower usage areas. This will make sure that areas that are used frequently are always in good condition while those that are not are only touched up every once in a while. Finally, larger, more experienced office cleaning companies are often the best equipped and therefore in the best spot to deliver solid, affordable services while still turning a profit.

  

Tight Budgets Don’t Mean You Completely Sacrifice Service

Even if you are living with an unenviable low cleaning budget putting so many obstacles in your path you feel like Indiana Jones, you are entitled to a reliable, effective cleaning service. The good news is that the most experienced commercial cleaning companies are in a good place to maximize the cleaning you get for your dollar. When looking at prospective companies, it is important to remember the following. Those janitorial companies that provide a transparent price, quality systems and experience are likely to offer you a solid value and service that doesn’t feel like you aren’t getting what you need.

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WHO Does Your Commercial Cleaning Is As Important As HOW They Clean

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 02:33 PM

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Ensuring Office Safety is as Important as Making Sure It Is Cleaned Well

With many large office buildings there are so many people going in and out over the course of the day. These days, increased security is paramount and that means we need to have an idea about who is entering our facilities as well as some degree of trust that they are safe. We would all like to think that each and every person that we meet is generally a good person, but recently the news has been filling up with headlines like “Maryland Office Shooting Suspect Had a History of Workplace Violence” and “Chef Killed by Coworker” raising real concerns for companies all across the country in terms of workplace safety.  

 

Safety & Your Commercial Cleaning Company’s Staff

Thankfully although these events understandably grab headlines, they are not as common as it can sometimes feel. However, they raise important safety questions about why these events happen, what we can do to prevent them or at least reduce their likelihood and common sense ways we can make our workplaces safer. So when it comes to your janitorial services company, you want to know who is coming and going and you want to know that they are safe. No one likes a constant stream of new faces in and out of your building at all hours of the day.

 

Assuring Fit & Suitability In Office Cleaners Requires Some Effort

It all comes down to comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the background checks implemented by the cleaning company in question. Your janitorial services company needs to perform comprehensive background checks on ANY employee that enters YOUR facility. Many companies neglect to be diligent about background checks and drug screening and perhaps fail to appreciate the real risk that presents you your employee and your facility. As time goes on, it is becoming more and more evident that halfhearted, occasional screening isn’t enough to make sure the workplace is safe for you and your employees.  What is needed? There are a couple of key areas that need to be thoroughly examined when performing background checks, not limited to just criminal and drug history. For instance, education, verifying employment history, and reference verifications are all important aspects of someone's employability. Some companies will go beyond and do more to assure office cleaners are a good fit for the work.

 

What to be on the Lookout When it Comes to Hiring Verifications

Before you decide to outsource you office cleaning to just any building services contractor, make sure you know enough about them. In the cleaning industry, many businesses having a revolving door of staff as a result of an inadequate pool of talent. To err is human, so at some point your office cleaning company will hire the wrong person, and that is ok. But, if your commercial office cleaning company is consistently ignoring or overlooking references, criminal histories, and drug tests because of the cost and time required to check a double check their people, then it is time to find a new partner or move on in your search for effective and safe office cleaning services. Don’t put you or your employees at risk, make sure your office cleaning company is following through with their background checks.

  • Criminal Background check (nationwide not just state)
  • E-Verify
  • Education Verification
  • References Follow Up
  • Drug Screening
  • Employment History Verification

 

What We do Differently Here At Stathakis

Here at STATHAKIS, we go against the grain when it comes to providing janitorial and commercial cleaning services. Cleaning goes beyond just the task of mopping the floor, taking out the trash, and dusting surfaces, though we do that and do it well. It is about providing the highest quality of overall service, everything from cleaning to helping do our part to assure your workplace is safe. We believe in building relationships with our clients and good relationships are built on trust. We utilize extensive and stringent verification methods when we hire new employees to make sure that they are not only skilled cleaners, but a good addition to your work environment. After all, our business is only as good as our people.

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10 Top Tips to Get Superior Office Cleaning Services

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

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The Difference Between a Winner and a Loser

If office cleaning is a contest, then finding a winner is no easy task. Not only is the office cleaning market place a crowded one, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the winners and the losers. It is entirely possible you’ve had one or more bad experiences with office cleaning companies. Or, this is your first time trying to find one, and your not sure where to start. Do you choose a prospective company based on online reviews? Recommendations of other Facility Managers? Price? Or is there a better way to make sure that the company you partner with is right for you and your facility? If your office is looking dirty and grimy and potentially scaring away potential customers, you have to act quickly. But make sure you do your responsible research and find the commercial cleaning company that will offer the most value for your budget. Here are ten top things that separates the winners from the losers to help you get premier office cleaning services.

 

1 – Teams That Score

Any company that is in the business of service is completely represented by its staff. So you should never partner with a Detroit commercial cleaning service that doesn't have the best processes in place to train and retain their employees. When a company invests in the people that represent them, they set themselves up, and by extension you, to win. As such, one of the best ways to gauge a prospective office cleaning service is to look at their systems for recruiting, screening, and training.

 

2 – Tip Top Training

Experience and training have always been the best way to deliver a high quality service. The top-of-the-top office cleaning companies thoroughly train their staff to be professional technicians with a base of knowledge to rival any person in the industry. The best technicians and teams can quickly identify how to effectively and efficiently tackle your office cleaning.

 

3 – Equipped for Success

Like everything else in the world, the office cleaning industry has been advancing at an unprecedented pace bringing with it more efficient, effective and powerful equipment, techniques and supplies that provide greener solutions, greater effectiveness and even cost efficiencies. However, not every company has the wherewithal or foresight to invest and implement these money saving innovations because as happens all to often, they don’t want to invest valuable profits in new technology or are simply to set in their ways to change.

 

4 – Winners Carry Their Teams

Office cleaning companies that are in it to win it bring everyone else along with them. Simply put, this means that their management teams push everyone to perform at the highest level. They reward their strongest members for their efforts and help those that are falling behind to achieve. They are playing to win the long game by having the strongest teams with the least employee turnover. What does this mean for you? It means your going to have engaged employees working to clean your offices to the best of their ability. It means that you aren’t going to have to worry about communication or problems not being addressed. The best companies will almost always have the best teams. 

 

5 – No Such Thing as Beginner’s Luck

Experience is king, we all know this. Companies that have a higher level of experience are simply going to perform at a higher level. Something that not all of us recognize, however, is that often the more experienced companies can be equally priced with those companies lagging far behind in results and value. Now this may seem very counter-intuitive. Why would a company that has spent years honing their skills charge less for their service? First, an experienced office cleaning company knows exactly how to make a bid. You will be getting exactly what you paid for. Second, the best companies, as common sense economics would tell us, operate at higher volumes. As such, many items are purchased in bulk reducing their hard cost to you. Finally, the best companies in the industry are always trying to price competitively to attract the most business. It doesn't make sense for a company that knows they can impress you and keep your business to price themselves outside of everyone’s reach. Further, these companies competency means that they can get more cleaning done in less time reducing labor hours and the cost to you. Why partner with an expensive, inexperienced office cleaning company when you can get a skilled service provider for a comparable price and far better value?

 

6 – Slow and Steady Wins the Race

If life has taught any of us anything, it is that shortcuts rarely work out. The same life lesson applies to your office cleaners. If they are taking shortcuts with illegal hiring or subcontracting, not only is it an indication shortcuts are being taken elsewhere, it will always come back to bite you. Not only will it put the quality of your service at risk, it can be detrimental to your reputation and standing. Is it really worth partnering with a company that takes shortcuts to try to win your business?

 

7 – Losers Take Risks

As long as we are on the subject of shortcuts, we should also talk about risk taking. We all avoid unnecessary risk and so should your office cleaning company. If the commercial cleaning company you partner with isn’t fully insured or even insured at all they are introducing an unnecessary liability to your workplace. Unfortunately, this isn’t all that unusual to see. Many smaller companies will skimp on insurance to help bolster profit margins. Don’t take risks with expensive litigations, make sure you partner with a company that is fully insured.

 

8 – Winning With Green Cleaning

We all know that office cleaning chemicals have never been particularly safe, so we want to know exactly what's being used in our facility. Fortunately, innovation has yet again provided us with a solution. Green cleaning is becoming an increasingly popular office cleaning solution for many companies. Green cleaning is not only better for the environment, it has been demonstrated to create a healthier workplace. Further, Green Cleaning implements less wasteful techniques to reduce the overall cost to you.

 

9 - Plan to Win

Successful companies are never without a plan. As such, these crème-of-the-crop companies have put into place systems to assure quality and reliability in their practices as well as to promote accountability. They identify problems quickly and address them and provide a consistent and professional service. When you are rooting through the crowded office cleaning marketplace, look for companies that are committed to continually improving their craft in pricing, inspections, cleaning, innovation, and management, with a plan. He who designs the best plan wins.

 

10 – Partnering with the Right Company is a Win

While finding the winning commercial office cleaning company isn’t a slam dunk, it is worthy of your time. When you find the right building services company, they become a true partner in your facility’s maintenance. Companies that take a long range view of their relationship with you are more likely to work hard to continually offer you the responsiveness and value you need. Likewise, many building services contractors that offer expert office cleaning also provide a range of other services for typical building needs, like janitorial services, to special projects. Invest time into finding the right company and you can go back to them to meet additional maintenance needs.

 

A Winning Formula

Finding the right commercial office cleaning company for your facility will never be a sure-fire task. There will always be trials and tribulations that go along with it that can make it a real thorn in the side. However, that isn’t to say it isn’t a worthy goal. Companies that put your long term relationship above short term profits are going to be partners that ultimate reduce your workload, not increase it. Similarly, companies that provide office cleaning are often the Swiss army knife of the industry making them a versatile tool for all your company’s needs. Invest some time into finding the right office cleaning service provider and we promise that you won’t be disappointed with the results.

 

Here at Stathakis, we combine state-of-the-art innovations in office cleaning and care with proven training and industry practices to give you the service you need. If you need office cleaning services, you won’t be disappointed with Stathakis. For more information on how you can get offices cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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Professional, Reputable & Affordable Janitorial Services In Michigan

Posted by Chris Stathakis on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

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Local Is Often the Better Choice When Considering Janitorial Services

What kind of janitorial services does YOUR facility need? The giants of the national janitorial companies may seem like the way to go when it comes to finding an a janitorial cleaning service, but there are some important factors to consider when looking for your next janitorial company. With a national janitorial company, it isn’t unusual for Facility Managers to report that they feel like they are just one of many, often larger, companies and not at all getting the effective service, responsiveness or attention they had hoped for.

 

Why National Cleaning Companies Might Lead You Down the Wrong Path

Often, national janitorial companies simply don’t have the time or need to give you the most responsive, personalized cleaning and maintenance when compared to local Michigan commercial cleaning companies. Sure they want your business, but they can also replace it quite easily. By making the decision to partner locally with the right independent business, you are more likely to get a responsive, personalized cleaning service, and you get to help support the local businesses that help drive the local Michigan economy. This not only helps you, but helps shape our communities, create more local business and commerce connections with different suppliers and opportunities for employment and helps keep tax dollars instate. Investing locally in businesses can make a large impact on protecting the health and diversity of our state economy.

 

Local Janitorial Services Aren’t Just Good for You, They’re Good For Michigan

As a Facility Manager, making the active choice to choose local cleaning services Michigan instead of national janitorial services helps keep jobs and dollars in the Michigan community and economy. This choice will keep local tax dollars here to promote economic growth and benefits the Michigan community in a number of significant ways. But can you do the right thing and still the thing that is good for YOUR business? It is easy to convince yourself that your facility requires a national company in order to get the intensive services you need, but as the age-old adage goes, bigger isn’t always better. Of course, going for small businesses isn’t the solution either.

It all comes down to scalability, companies that are too small don’t have the resources or the manpower to give you the level of service you need, and companies that are too large often just aren’t set up to provide you with a personalized level or service, they have scaled beyond that. Being somewhere in the middle is what you want. If you are looking for reasonable prices, consistently high quality services, customized cleaning plan for your facility, responsiveness as your needs changes and a real partner in the care of your facility, then find yourself the right local Detroit janitorial company.

 

Which Local Janitorial Companies Will Help You Succeed?

As you have probably seen, local janitorial services and commercial cleaning companies can come in all shapes and sizes. When looking local you’ll find everything from the Mom and Pop style of operation to the start-up business to the large professional Detroit area commercial cleaning companies. The trick to choosing the right operation is finding what meets the needs of your facility best. Most of these smaller operations are likely not going to have the staff or financial resources to meet the needs of larger facilities, or multiple facilities. You best choice is likely to be the larger, more established Michigan building services contractors.

These companies are better able to service larger or multiple buildings, they invest in and offer better equipment as a result of being more financially established. Further, they are equipped to clean and maintain schools, medical buildings, and even industrial facilities. Forging a partnership with a local janitorial and commercial cleaning company can give you flexibility and customization that you may need to meet the needs that are specific to your facility.

 

michigan janitorial companies, buy local, detroit commercial cleaning companiesThe Important Differences Between A National Janitorial Company & Cleaning Services In Michigan

When it comes to working with a prospective commercial cleaning company, choosing one that is in the middle of the size range is often a good place to start your search. If you are the Facility Manager of a large building or numerous buildings, smaller operations simply aren’t likely to have the resources or staff to provide an acceptable level of service, not matter how much they want your business. At the same time, you don’t want to partner with a large national cleaning service that will simply lose your facility among the hundreds of others that they service.

So, what are you looking for in a cleaning service? First, you are going to want a company that is responsive to your requests and complaints. Communication is key in any partnership with a janitorial services provider. Second, you want to find a company that is both established and experienced and is going to be able to provide the best service as they have the resources and know-how to do so. Further, experienced companies are better able to price their services and adjust cleaning to help meet the budgetary needs of your building. Finally, you need a company that is large enough that it has the resources and financial backing to provide you with consistent, quality service but no so large that you get lost in the shuffle.

A large to mid sized local janitorial company with a record of recruiting, hiring, training and managing very good people is a good prospect. When you contract with such companies you get the benefits of both a large national company and a smaller local company. The most effective janitorial services companies in Michigan are those that have the experience where they have already worked through service issues and business problems that tend to plague newer startups or cleaning companies going through growth and the growing pains that can come with it. They reap the benefits of having purchasing power for bulk items and equipment, lowering prices to you, but they aren’t large enough to lose you in a mess a bureaucracy and larger contracts.

 

Dependable Service is a Must From Any Janitorial Company

You know what you want, a local Michigan janitorial company that is the right size to give you everything you need, but where do you start looking? First and foremost, look at the practices and methods of your prospective commercial cleaning companies when it comes to their most important asset, their staff. Any and all service business, janitorial companies included, are completely and totally reliant on their onsite staff to actually provide the services that they offer. It is, of course, the onsite staff that is responsible for assuring that your facility gets cleaned and maintained adequately day in and day out. The CEO won’t be there with a mop but where the CEO is likely to be involved is how the company recruits, hires, screens, trains and maintains their onsite staff. Having the best people for the job is entirely reliant on company culture and the practices for rewarding staff that go above and beyond in customer service.

Taking a lead in these areas helps reduce janitorial turnover and almost always improves the quality of service you are getting. Similarly, another important aspect to look at is communication. Cleaning, unfortunately, is not often as straightforward as many of us believe. Mistakes are bound to happen and what really separates the good from the bad companies is the way that these problems are addressed and rectified. Commercial cleaning companies with systems and procedures in place to deliver on promises and to fix problems when they come up are always going to be the best partners. Finally, a janitorial company that provides a transparent price point is always going to be better value than one that does not.

 

Shorten Your List of Would Be janitorial Services In Michigan With CIMS

Industry specific accreditations like the ISSA’s CIMS and CIMS-GB can make your list of prospective commercial cleaning companies much shorter and easier to navigate. CIMS is a certification offered to building services contractors that requires contractors to demonstrate their mastery of a number of areas of business that directly correlate to effective service and operations. By extension, the ISSA’s CIMS accreditation is a measurement of compliance with the industries best practices and continued innovation in core service areas. CIMS, among other certifications, is by far one of the more demanding and stringent in order to obtain. Any company that has demonstrated their capability by being awarded this prestigious certification have a clear commitment to performing at the highest level in their industry as well as continuing to pave the way for more effective and consistent cleaning and maintenance. When looking at prospective cleaning companies, you can quickly find those that are at the top of their game by looking for the CIMS and CIMS-GB accreditation. Put yourself in the best position to succeed by partnering with a local Michigan janitorial cleaning company that has repeatedly shown their commitment to providing you with the highest quality of service.

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The Crystal Clear Benefits of Clean Windows

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Tue, Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

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Window Cleaning Can Make A Sparkling First Impression

You make an entrance, with well, your entrance. A sparkling facility sets a positive, welcoming, quality impressions for anyone entering your facility. So much is dependent on a quality first impression, everything from the perceived quality of your service to the competency of the management and administration. So, how do you give the best first impression to everyone that enters your building? The answer is with your windows (of course we love shiny doors too).

Every facility manager knows that a well cleaned building gives an overall atmosphere of stability and professionalism, and it all starts with the state of your windows. A crystal clear view in and out of your building also lends itself to the idea of transparency in your business practice. While at first glance, windows may seem unimportant to the cleanliness and view of your company, in actuality, they can have a very large impression on tenants and potential customers. They let light in and frame what’s in our visual field drawing our eyes in. So when your windows are cloudy, streaky or just dirty, people notice.

 

Not All Window Cleaning Services Shine

Many commercial cleaning services will offer your standard, run of the mill services when you contract with them: toilet and restroom cleaning, dusting, caring for various floor types, vacuuming, etc. What is all too commonly ignored, however, is a window cleaning service. Not only do most commercial cleaning companies not have the necessary training and equipment to properly clean windows, most simply choose not to offer the service or do it in a way so that you probably won’t ask again. Windows need to be cleaned at least once a month, so make sure that your prospective commercial cleaning service offers a window cleaning solution that works for your building.

 

An Experienced Professional Window Cleaning Service Can Add Just the Right Sparkle

While any company that offers window cleaning should be on your watch list, that doesn't mean that every company can provide a quality window cleaning. If you aren’t careful who you partner with, your window cleaning might end up doing more damage than good. To many of us, the idea that window cleaning requires specific training might seem a little odd. But commercial window cleaning has very specific technical equipment and processes associated with it to not only clean your windows, but to protect them and keep the clean longer. On top of that, many larger buildings have windows or skylights that require specific safety protocols in order to protect both you and your staff and limit any risk or liability.

 

How Can You Find a Window Cleaning Company That Shines?

When looking for a window cleaning service there are a couple of key points that you should be on the lookout for:

  • Choosing the right equipment and the right process for your specific window will not only save time and energy, but provide a better result.
  • Having the best cleaning solutions will ensure that streaking and other impurities don’t taint your windows.
  • In order to get the best results, your cleaning staff needs to be well trained and experienced in window cleaning, unlike other aspects of cleaning a facility, the windows are not forgiving when it comes to mistakes.
  • Window cleaning chemicals matter, make sure your cleaning solutions are the best available. 

By making sure that your commercial cleaning company adheres to these important points when it comes to cleaning your facility’s windows, you can help make sure that they are always crystal clear and that your building makes a real entrance! Interested in a window cleaning program for your building? Want some help retooling your commercial cleaning program or facility maintenance, please contact Stathakis at (800) 278-1884.

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5 Signs Your Commercial Cleaning Company Should Get the Axe

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Sun, Sep 30, 2018 @ 10:35 PM

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Cut Them Off!

Has service from your office cleaning company gone steadily downhill? Or maybe it’s been a disaster from day one. Is is time to find another commercial cleaning service and cut off your current one but you just haven’t gotten around to doing it? Maybe you tell yourself, what is the alternative anyway? Aren’t all cleaning companies going to offer roughly the same level or lack of service as the one you have now? Or maybe you think that to get the upgrade you need in your office cleaning it would cost you an arm and a leg?

 

Is Your Office Cleaning Company on the Chopping Block?

With even the best, most responsive and professional janitorial companies, you won’t get services that are 100% perfect or go smoothly 100% of the time. After all, office cleaning services are delivered by people not robots (yet). But when small mistakes become big mistakes become real, daily problems, it might be time to cut your office cleaning company loose. If you have given your commercial cleaning service an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and do better and well, they just aren’t, it’s likely time to say enough is enough and move on.

 

Common Commercial Cleaning Problems That Cause the Most Problems

What are some of the common cleaning problems that keep your facility from looking and running its best and even reduce the value of what you are getting?

 Is Your Cleaning Company On Top of It With Their People & People Processes?

Service businesses rely on the people as the face of their company. It’s these people that go out into the field and YOUR office each day or night to clean your facility. These people are trusted to not only do a good job, but be a safe and secure presence in your building. So, if your janitorial services company is guilty of poor employee screening, illegal subcontracting and under-the-table payment that can negatively impact you, it might be time for them to get the axe. Taking these illegal and often dangerous shortcuts says a lot about the culture of the company and thus the quality of cleaning you are receiving. Further, companies that take said shortcuts in one place are more likely to take shortcuts everywhere.

 Training & Professionalism

Being an effective janitorial service, especially with the rapid pace of industry wide technical innovation, requires an unprecedented degree of know-how and training. No matter if you want green cleaning practices implemented or are just looking for straight forward, no nonsense office cleaning, you need a Detroit cleaning company that provides consistent and proven training to its frontline staff so they know what needs to get done and how to do it. A professional cleaning company finds and hires very good people and then good training takes good people and makes them great! Further, better trained employees are often happier and more fulfilled making it a win for both your staff and you.

Is a Lack of Responsiveness & Regular Indifference Telling?

Not every janitorial service provider has the metaphorical “complaint box”. Or, perhaps they “take” complaints but nothing ever gets done with the information. If you’ve been brushed off one too many times or you’ve tried your best to communicate with your cleaning company and never gotten a workable response, it might be time to start looking for a new janitorial company.

Inconsistency

Anyone can get lucky once and a while and your cleaning company is no exception, but ask yourself this, are they delivering solid service on a consistent basis? Or is your Livonia office cleaning service hit or miss? No matter what you budget happens to be, you should always receive a service that is commensurate of what you’re paying for.

They Just Don’t Care

Apathy is all too common when it comes to commercial cleaning. For every janitorial company that is professional and offers a solid value for their services, there are probably 50 that don’t. They may have started with good intention but many cleaning companies simply don’t care about their employees, or the quality of service they deliver. If you have an apathetic cleaning company, you have no other choice but to release them. It can be challenging finding another company to do the job correctly and professionally, but having an apathetic company and not having a company at all are often one in the same. Don’t waste your already tight budget on a company that isn’t interested in delivering the level of service you and your facility deserve.

 

Janitorial Companies that Make the Cut

It can be tough to find a professional commercial cleaning company, especially when there are so many more cleaning companies that deserve the axe. But the work and effort you put into finding a real ally in your facility maintenance is worth the challenge. There are companies out there that conduct thorough background checks, use proven training techniques and manage in such a way so as to provide the highest quality of service. These experienced companies know how to deal with reduced budgets and can help to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. 

How do you find these companies? The first way is by talking to other Facility Managers. Let their experience and sometimes even trial and error benefit you. Or if you don’t know anyone that you can ask, start looking at your prospective janitorial companies pricing, employee screening and training to see if they’ll fit in your facility. Any company worth their salt won’t just say they do it, they’ll back it up.

Another good way to narrow down the list of companies you have to look at is by taking advantage of the ISSA’s CIMS and CIMS-GB accreditation. Companies that possess this certification perform at the highest level in the industry and have passed a battery of regular, stringent test in core cleaning and service areas. Here at Stathakis, we take these two ideas and combine them by hiring and training the best people as well as constantly looking to improve and test ourselves through hard-work and innovation. Further, we are one of the companies that possess the ISSA’s CIMS certification demonstrating our commitment to operating at the highest level in our industry for building care and cleaning.

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Bad Commercial Cleaning Services Can Spell Disaster For Your Facility

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

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Avoiding D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

Finding the commercial cleaning company that meets the needs of your facility is one of the most important jobs we Facility Managers have. But with reduced budgets and a pile of other work that seems nearly insurmountable, it can be difficult to find the time, and the money, to find and hire this seemingly mythical solid performing company.

Fortunately for you, we have a couple of tips and tricks that can help you take ‘finding a quality Michigan janitorial service’ off of your list for good. The right information can help you weed through the disasters to find the masters, those commercial cleaning companies that are hitting their benchmarks and delivering quality, effective, professional service day after day after day.

 

Masters versus Disasters: What Do the Masters Do Differently?

The first thing we have to consider is what is the difference between your run-of-the-mill cleaning company and a cream-of-the-crop commercial cleaning provider. Lots of companies will try to convince you that they are the best with a myriad of claims but which ones really matter and can they back these claims up with evidence and observable processes?

 

  1. Good People + Good Practices = Good Cleaning Company

Any company that provides a service is completely reliant and represented by the people that they hire. As such, any company that does not treat their employees as professionals or ignores proper training and screening procedures is risking your facility and the quality of the service that they provide. As a Facility Manager, you want to trust the people that you turn your facility over to unsupervised at night. Further, a company that invests time in training their staff and putting systems into place to ensure high quality service are essentially guaranteeing you responsiveness and professionalism. Remember, great service doesn't just happen, it takes commitment and know-how.

 

  1. No Insurance or Insufficient Insurance Could Spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

When we were young all of us may have skimped on protecting ourselves or our assets with insurance but when you a re a fully grown adult business person, there are zero reasons to invite disaster by taking shortcuts when it comes to insuring themselves and you against workplace accidents. No one wants to think about a time when workplace insurance will be necessary but it is a needed protection against serious and expensive litigation. The unfortunate truth is that many cleaning and janitorial operations, both large and small, run without adequate coverage due to its cost. A solid commercial cleaning company will protect both you and themselves with sufficient insurance and will always provide proof that they are shielding themselves and you from unnecessary legal action.

 

  1. Illegal Hiring Is A Safety & Image D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

Illegal hiring and illegal subcontracting are two of the most rampant problems in the janitorial industry. Some companies do this under the table hiring as a way to reduce costs to themselves fully realizing that this puts you and your company at risk. Further, companies that are willing to take part in illegal hiring practices are much more likely to do so in other areas as well. The law clearly lays out the rules about who can be hired, who constitutes an employee and who constitutes a subcontractor, and when companies willing violate these laws it unfairly puts you at risk. Any reputable, professional Michigan cleaning service provider will put your reputation before illegally reducing their bottom line.

 

  1. Passion is Key, Is Your Janitorial Company Fired Up?

We’ve all gotten up in the morning and slogged in to work, no matter how much we love what we do. If your commercial cleaning company isn’t dedicated and passionate about what they do, you can imagine the difficulty they are going to have providing the best possible service on a consistent basis. Many would-be, aspirational business owners believe that starting a commercial cleaning company is easy only to find out that, well, nothing is easy or a slam dunk, professional businesses require professional processes and it takes an unprecedented level of commitment and talent to make that happen. The most successful Michigan cleaning companies have a knack for what they do and value honest feedback and it is reflected in their attitude, company culture, and the quality of the service that they provide. While passion does not equate to a successful, effective cleaning and maintenance service, it is certainly and important piece of the service puzzle. 

 

  1. Do Things the Right Way, the First Time

Going from mediocre to good is the easy part, the path from good to great is significantly more challenging. The only way to zoom ahead of the mediocre and milquetoast in the industry is to wholeheartedly pursue and embrace the industry’s proven best practices. No matter if it is specific to medical cleaning, green cleaning practices, or a color-coded cloth system to prevent cross-contamination, the best Detroit commercial cleaning companies continue to take advantage of these practices to create continual improvement in every level of their service delivery.

 

CIMS and CIMS-GB Certification Can Help You Avoid D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

One of the fastest ways to shorten your prospective janitorial service provider list is by taking advantage of the ISSA’s CIMS and CIMS-GB certification. The ISSA is one of the cleaning industries largest associates and provides this rigorous and stringent accreditation program for the best companies on the market. Being awarded this certification is by no means a simple task. It requires a clear and demonstrable dedication to the highest level of service and innovation. As such, it is a clear indication of a company's commitment to your facility’s cleaning and maintenance as well as the consistency of their work. As such, you can use it as a powerful pre-qualification tool when looking at your prospective cleaning companies list. Finding the right professional, responsive, and effective cleaning company doesn't have to be the headache of the century, take advantage of our insider information and save yourself from months of searching and avoid the disasters in favor of the masters.

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