Why It's Important To Hire A Professional Window Cleaning Service

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Windows are essential features of every residential or commercial building. They enhance the beauty and allow light into the building. Like any other part of the home or office, windows need regular cleaning, but most people dread cleaning them. If you want to preserve the beauty of your windows, it is advisable to hire professional window cleaning service for the best outcomes. Here are the benefits of engaging professional window cleaning company:

Creating The Desired Impression

The first impression is quite important. Your clients, business partners, employees or guests will always notice dirty windows in your commercial premises. If you claim to offer quality products and services, your office should demonstrate your attention to details and create a good impression. Who’s going to trust a business that doesn’t take care of how their facility is presented? A window cleaning service can keep the windows spotless and create a great impression.

Professional Service

Cleaning windows of different sizes require specific knowledge, tools, and experience. Professional window cleaners have cleaned thousands of windows and can do an exceptional job. They also have the proper equipment to make the job more effective.

Preventing Accidents And Liability

Cleaning large windows in the high-rise structures is a risky undertaking. Window cleaning experts have the skills and equipment needed to handle such projects. They also have the permits and insurance that shields you from liability in the case of an accident in your grounds. If your employees sustain injuries while cleaning your windows, you will be liable for compensation. Professional window cleaning companies know the risks involved in their work; they have the right equipment and insurance policies to protect their workers.

Cost-Effectiveness

If you choose to clean your windows, you will need to buy cleaning tools, detergents, solutions and protective gear. The most expensive resource of all is your time. When you outsource the window cleaning services, you avoid all these costs and end up with cleaner and beautiful windows.

Saving Time

Cleaning windows can consume a lot of your business hours. When are you going to get to the windows when you have deadlines to adhere to and clients to meet? When you engage professionals, you will have time to focus on other essential responsibilities as professionals clean the windows in your home or office.

Experience

Professional window cleaners know the right solution to clear stains on your windows. They understand complex window cleaning procedures and are committed to delivering excellent results. Cleaning commercial and residential windows is not as easy as you might think. It requires knowledge, skills, experience and specialized equipment.



The professionals at Inside Out Cleaning Service are qualified and insured to offer these services. We pay attention to minor details for incredible outcomes. Your windows need regular cleaning by professionals. Don’t let dirty windows ruin your home or office; contact us for professional window cleaning services.


How an office cleaning service can improve business

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Admit it: Running a business is tough. With so much to do, you and your employees are focused on ensuring that the work gets done, so who has time to clean? However, did you know that a clean office can actually improve your business and employee productivity?

It might sound odd, but making sure your office is clean needs to be a top priority. In fact, keeping an office clean is proven to keep your employees happy, healthy and more productive.

Learn how hiring a professional cleaner can greatly improve your business below:

Reduces Absenteeism

Did you know that a keyboard can harbor up to 7,500 different bacteria at once? Or that viruses such as the flu are able to stay on dirty surfaces such as desks and equipment? Constantly having employees calling in sick can cost a pretty penny. In fact, studies show that the average cost for employee absence equates to 36 percent of the base payroll.

Luckily, there are ways to reduce the number of sick days your employees take. By keeping your office space clean, you not only reduce the risk of viral infections but also ward off possible bacterial infections found in common work areas.

Improved Air Quality

Dusty office equipment, carpeting, and upholstery can reduce indoor air quality. Even if the area looks clean, dust can become embedded within the fibers or carpet and furniture. For employees who suffer from asthma or allergies, this poses a significant risk to both productivity and overall health.

Regularly scheduled professional office cleaning that includes dusting of all hard surfaces, vents, vacuuming of carpet and even cleaning upholstered furniture not only improves indoor air quality but also reduces the number of sick days overall.

Creates a First Great Impression

It’s important to remember how important first impressions are. When new customers come in, you want to make sure they’re relaxed, comfortable and feel welcomed. Office spaces that are dirty and have stale-smelling air can be the difference between a one-time customer or turning the same customer into a returning customer. Having a fresh-smelling, clean space for them to wait lets them know how things are behind the scenes.

Improves Productivity

Every business owner knows that time is money, but did you know there is a correlation between productivity and office cleanliness? A clean office works as an incentive for your employees, make the space more comfortable and increases the desire to produce. Less clutter means higher levels of efficiency. And let's not forget about the common areas, which in the kitchen and even the water cooler. Employees who stay in the office for lunch usually do so because the space is inviting.

On top of having increased productivity in the work area, a clean office can also reduce stress levels. It also improves the morale of your employees, which leads to an increased workflow.

So, if you're ready to make your office space happier, healthier and overall more productive, contact Inside-Out Commercial Cleaning today and get ready for a cleaner office tomorrow!


Hiring A Cleaning Service With Good Company Values - It Makes A World Of Difference

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You understand the value of having a clean facility and work environment. Your staff needs a clean place to work in and your customers demand a pristine environment as well.

When it comes to selecting a company that is going to help you maintain your clean environment, the decision is about more than just soap and bubbles. Think about how and when the cleaning service is most likely going to occur. You or your staff won’t be in the facility. So you're really deciding on a company that you can trust with your computers, equipment, and that will lock up when they’re done.

To put the risks of untrustworthiness into perspective, earlier this year, a maid walked off with $25,000 worth of jewelry.

How much is peace of mind worth to you and your business?  

At Inside Out Cleaning Services, we understand the need for businesses to trust us. To make sure that we earn that trust every day, we focus on having strong company values and a commitment to our employees.

A History of Strong Company Values

Eric Martell grew the business one customer at a time by being focused on excellent customer service and end-results that "wowed" every customer. In 1991, Eric's wife Wanda joined the team and the business name changed to Inside-Out. They spent the next 12 years continuing to grow the business through quality training and commitment to the community.

A Commitment to our Clients AND our Employees

At Inside-Out Cleaning Services, our commitment to our clients is equaled by our commitment to our employees. You benefit directly from well trained and experienced employees who are proud of a job well done. Our goal to provide safe and effective work environments ensures that our staff, the environment, and our clients are treated with respect and are protected.

All Inside-Out Cleaning Service Employees Are:

  • Cleared through a police background check

  • Insured and WCB compliant

  • Professionally uniformed with logo, so you know who we are

  • Fully trained in First Aid and WHMIS

  • Engaged daily with the other cleaners, their supervisors, and managers through the Swept Cleaning Management App.

If you’d like to learn more about how Inside Out Cleaning Service can earn your trust every day, please give us a call.

Why you should be aware of your commercial cleaning company's HR practices

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Why should this be important to you?

Picture this, you’ve just given your keys and alarm codes to your new commercial cleaning company. Bear in mind, most of your office staff that you’ve personally vetted don’t have this level of unsupervised access. Wait….who’s that? You don’t recognize that fellow but he seems to be pushing a mop bucket into your server room!

Staff turnover in the commercial janitorial industry is generally high (North America industry average is over 150%). While there may be perfectly good reasons for some turnover, how does your janitorial provider manage their HR when they are under pressure to place staff in remote locations in oftentimes short notice? A warm body may be perfectly able to empty your garbage and clean your restrooms, but someone who’s been properly screened for past indiscretions is a more pressing concern to you if it seems like people are turning over quickly.

For peace of mind, it's important to know how they screen and place their staff. You may want to occasionally ask for a criminal record check confirmation to ensure they’re actually being done. Your new company should give you a heads up if Rosie is going on vacation and why Patrick is a perfectly good replacement for a couple of weeks. You will be more welcoming to him when you see him since you will know he’s the very carefully vetted and trained fail-safe in case Rosie gets the flu.

Some companies go the extra mile. A commercial cleaning hiring funnel should look something like this: Resume, phone interview, online personality assessment, face to face interview, reference check and finally background record checks. This is time consuming and costly especially when you are trying to fill a position quickly. Good companies always keep a constant drip of applicants so you can at least mitigate some of the time the process takes and deepens the applicant pool.

But here’s the win and the ROI for the cleaning company and you as their client. A hiring process as described above should not only reduce staff turnover but should also give better insight into whether someone has a predisposition to this type of work. Reducing the turnover in cleaning staff has a direct correlation to reducing turnover in the client base. This creates longer term healthier relationships where everyone from you the client, to the cleaner, to the cleaning company wins.

 

 

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How to know it's time to change your office cleaner

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Loyalty is a virtue. So is patience, but how do you know when it’s time to move beyond your current cleaning provider?

Here are four clear signals that your service has reached its best before date:

1. When you don’t get responses to queries or concerns you’ve communicated to your contact. You’re in the dark. Do they plan on responding? Are they doing something in the background you’re unaware of? Have they communicated with the staff cleaning your office? Do they even care that you have an issue?

2. When you have a poor cleaner placement and your provider is reluctant to replace them. Not every location is ideal for every cleaner. It’s not going to get better by ignoring that but it will however, get worse. A poor placement shouldn’t necessarily reflect poorly on the company, not resolving the issue should.

3. When the revolving door of cleaners requires a scorecard. Your provider should keep you in the loop regarding staff changes, especially when they may have keys and alarm codes to your business. If it’s the result of turnover you should question their vetting process and be concerned about security and confidentiality.

4. When your only interaction with management from your cleaning provider is their monthly invoice. Let’s face it, you hired your current cleaning provider so you could focus on your own clients and not have to constantly have cleaning related conversations. Having said that, it would be nice to know your provider is aware of and cares about the cleanliness of your business. Is your current cleaning provider completing a regularly scheduled inspection of any kind in your space so they may correct cleaning related issues instead of waiting for your complaints?

All of these can be frustrating. There may be circumstances that have arisen that have temporarily created these situations. The easiest way to have it not become an issue is through good communication between all parties. Maybe the poor cleaner placement is a result of expectations not funnelling smoothly from you, to the service company, to their staff.

If you do decide to change who takes care of your cleaning, ask some questions you wouldn’t normally think of when interviewing the companies offering proposals: How do they vet the staff they would put in your office? What’s their training process? How do they manage and communicate with their remote operating employees?

What questions are they asking you? Are they drilling down on the real challenges you have, or are they just measuring your square footage? These are the differences that will ultimately determine if your relationship with the next company is successful or just another placeholder until the next issue arises...

 

 

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