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Three Reasons To Hire A San Diego Construction Clean Up Service Thursday, February 25, 2010

Construction projects, large and small, generate a lot of debris. Once the project is completed, this debris and waste material needs to be removed before the structure, addition, or other improvement can be used.  When the construction project involves demolition, there will be even more waste and debris generated, and it is crucial to remove it safely and quickly, in order to proceed with the next phase.

Hiring a San Diego construction clean-up service has many benefits, including:

Safety: A professional construction clean-up service will have the equipment, expertise, and permits necessary to remove waste and debris from your construction site.

Sanitation: What about trash and bio-waste? Removing trash can be time consuming, and removing bio-hazardous materials is something that should be left to the professionals. Even if your construction crew is skilled and experienced, it is very likely that they are not experienced in the removal of these materials, and even more likely that they wouldn’t consider this part of their job description.

Time: We’ve already mentioned that construction sites need to be cleaned and cleared of debris and salvageable building materials before they can be used. Hiring a professional San Diego construction clean-up service to take care of these tasks will save you time, and will guarantee that the job is done quickly.

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San Diego Construction Cleanup Service Hiring Checklist Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Preparing a new building or structural addition for use is not as simple as it sounds.  Once construction is complete, there is the additional task of removing debris, waste, salvageable building materials, and more, as well as cleaning the interior.

When considering a San Diego construction cleanup service, keep the following things in mind:

Is the construction cleaning service bonded and insured? Make sure that they are before you allow their employees to work on your site. Otherwise, you could be held liable for any accidents or injuries that occur.

Find out what is included.  Construction cleanup can encompass many things, included, but not limited to:

  • Trash and debris removal
  • Hazardous waste removal
  • Tree stump and plant removal
  • Interior cleaning
  • Sanitization of interior
  • Construction window cleaning

Does the company screen their employees? Are employees required to have a certain amount of experience before they are hired?

Does the construction clean-up service provide all necessary materials and products for the job? Are there any extra charges for materials included?

These are just some of the questions that you should plan on asking in order to ensure that you choose the right San Diego construction cleanup service.  Visit our site to learn more.

Construction Window Cleaning Monday, February 22, 2010

One important component of construction cleanup that your San Diego construction cleanup service should include is construction window cleaning. This process is designed to remove plaster, mortar, taping mud, stickers, silicone, and other debris from glass window surfaces safely, without leaving scratches behind.

The right tools, chemicals, and cleaning products are necessary in order to achieve the desired results. For this reason, it is recommended that you hire a professional service. Trying to remove construction debris yourself can lead to not only scratches, but severe damage to the windows as well.

When you consult with a construction cleanup company, they will likely want to inspect the windows first, in order to make sure that they have the experience to do the job and to take note of any existing scratches.  You should also take before photos.

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Hiring A San Diego Day Porter Service Thursday, February 18, 2010

Many different types of facilities in San Diego and other cities across the country employee day porter services, from offices to apartments, nursing home facilities, and more.  Day porter services are a great way to add a touch of professionalism to any business, and provide many of the same services that a regular janitorial service provides, in addition to several specialized services.

Day Porters:

  • Provide monitoring of restrooms and common areas, ensuring that they are kept clean and well stocked with supplies
  • Remove trash and debris from the exterior and interior of the building
  • Clean public elevators
  • Vacuum carpets as needed
  • Clean and sanitize residential rooms
  • Sweep, mop, and wax floors
  • Provide restroom attendant services
  • Assist with moving of furniture and other items
  • Clean cafeterias, patios, and common areas

Interior Decorating Tips For Easier Restaurant Cleaning Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We all know that the ambiance and environment within a restaurant are important in forming a good first impression in the minds of your customers. When selecting your interior design theme, it is important to consider the importance of selecting decorating elements that are easy to clean and maintain.

For example:

  • Vinyl or plastic tablecloths are easier to clean and more durable than cloth or linen
  • Restaurant booths with removable backs are available in many styles and colors, and make cleaning hard to reach crevices much easier
  • Certain types of flooring are easier to clean and maintain then other types.  If you have carpet in your dining area, consider purchasing a low pile, durable variety and using accent rugs in entrance-ways and waiting areas whenever possible.
  • For outdoor dining areas, consider durable and easy to clean materials. If using wicker chairs and tables, be sure to purchase wicker furniture that has been treated with sealant to prevent peeling and splintering.
  • Understand the target demographic and clientele of your restaurant. This will help you to determine the best types of furnishings and decorative items to purchase, in terms of material and durability.

Fire Safety In The Work Place Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When you think of the best San Diego restaurant cleaning or office cleaning strategies, fire safety tips may not immediately come to mind. The fact is, fire safety and fire prevention practices are very closely related to safe cleaning practices.  Here are some tips to help:

Of course it goes without saying that your office or restaurant should have a fire prevention plan, regular fire drills, and fire extinguishers in place.  You should make sure that a plan for stopping unwanted fires is clearly posted, and that all employees are aware of it and understand it.

Flammable waste materials need to be cleaned up promptly and correctly, and when they can be recycled, it is important to follow proper handling and packaging procedures. Making sure that your employees and your cleaning service are aware of and follow these procedures can go a long way towards fire prevention.

All heat producing equipment, including, but not limited to stoves, burners, heaters, and fryers, should be properly cleaned, maintained, and stored, and flammable substances should never be used on, around, or stored near them.

Remember, fire safety and prevention are everyone’s responsibility.