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Choosing San Diego Office Cleaning Services Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Many business owners mistakenly believe that keeping their office clean on their own will save them both thime and money. The fact of the matter is that they will invariably end up actually spending more money and sacrificing professional cleaning quality.  Contracting the services of a professional, qualified, and reputable cleaning company will prove to be cost efficient in the long run.

Services performed by a San Dieog office cleaning company are many and varied. Cleaning contractors make sure that all bathrooms are consistently cleaned, disinfected, and have soaps, toilet paper, and paper towels always ready for use.  Any hallways and stairways involved will be swept and mopped. All offices will be swept and either mopped or vacuumed and all desks, phones, cabinets, computers, and keyboards will be cleaned and disinfected.   All glass doors and windows will be sprayed and wiped down, all garbage cans eptied and all shelves, couter tops, and chairs dusted and disinfected.

With so much involved, choosing a quality San Diego office cleaning service for your business needs just makes sense.

Top Reasons To Hire A San Diego Office Cleaning Service Monday, June 28, 2010

When you work in an office, you want it to be under clean and sanitary conditions. A clean office is a top priority for the health, safety, and comfort of both employees and visitors.  With this in mind, there are many rreasons to hire a commercial San Diego office cleaning service to get the job done.

One reason is that a commercial cleaning service can easily work around your schedule . Depending on the hours that your business is open, all work can be done before opening or after closing. Cleaning during office hours is not only distracting to employees, it also increases the likelihood of accidents.

If you do not choose a professional cleaning service, you are not assured of getting satisfactory results. Sometimes, these cleaners do not show up on time, and are not always bonded or insured against on-the-job accidents or injuries.

Don’t take chances when it comes to your business. Hire a professional San Diego cleaning service.

Restaurant Cleaning Services Save You TIme And Money Friday, June 25, 2010

If you own a restaurant, then you probably are aware that restaurant cleaning is one of the most important and time consuming things that a restaurant owner needs to pay attention to.  Passing health inspections, not being cited for unsanitary food processing and making your restaurant a sanitary and enjoyable environment all require regular cleaning.

Finding time to accomplish these cleaning tasks can take away from the various tasks that are involved in running a restaurant. Customer service, preparing and serving food, managing staff members, and many other tasks are jobs in and of themselves.  Hiring a commercial cleaning crew will help you and your staff concentrate on your jobs, while leaving the cleaning to the professionals.

When you consider the time saved vs. the cost of a cleaning service, it is easy to see why so many restaurants, large and small, rely on commercial cleaning and janitorial services to keep their restaurants spotless while they concentrate and serving great food in a great atmossphere.

San Diego Office Cleaning: Carpet Care And Maintenance Tips Thursday, June 24, 2010

When it comes to carpet care, cleaning, and maintenance, it is important to keep the importance of both daily maintenance and regular deep cleaning in mind. With regular care and cleaning, your office carpet will look its best for years to come. Neglect your carpet, and the overall look of your entire office will suffer.

Carpet Cleaning Daily Maintenance

  • Daily Vacuuming: Vacuuming is the most important way to keep your carpet clean, since effective vacuuming removes the loose soil, dirt, and debris from the surface of the carpet, and helps to remove common allergens and dust mites as well.
  • Spot Removal: As soon as spots occur, they should be removed before the substance is absorbed into the pile of the carpet and results in a permanent stain. Keep a carpet stain removal product close at hand, and encourage employees and other workers to take the time to clean up small stains promptly during the course of the workday.

Periodic Deep Cleaning
Professional cleaners and carpet manufacturers recommend that you have your carpets deep cleaned every six months to remove deeply ingrained dirt, debris, and stains. The most effective, and most environmentally friendly method is extraction carpet cleaning, which uses hot water and steam in place of harsh chemicals to bring dirt to the surface of the carpet and then remove it with powerful brushes and suction.

If you have a contract with a San Diego commercial cleaning service, carpet cleaning is likely included in your service package. Be sure to ask your San Diego cleaning service to find out.

San Diego Restaurant Cleaning Tips: Self-Cleaning Ovens Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Keeping ovens clean is important for both health and safety reasons, as well as for keeping your oven in optimal working condition. Even if you have self-cleaning ovens in your San Diego restaurant kitchen, it is still important to clean it both before and after self-cleaning cycles.


  • Open a window for ventilation purposes
  • Using hot water and soap, remove debris from the inside of the oven with a soft towel. Removing larger pieces of debris before starting the self-cleaning cycle will help the cycle run more efficiently.
  • Shut the oven and begin the self-cleaning cycle
  • Scrub the oven racks and trays in the sink, using a commercial oven cleaner and a sponge.

Once the self-cleaning cycle is completed, wipe down the walls, back, and bottom of the oven with a soft damp cloth to remove any loose debris.

Improving Office Air Quality Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It’s no secret that  outdoor air pollution is a major contributing factor to many health problems and can aggravate allergies and other conditions. Most people don’t realize, however, that the air that we breath indoors is sometimes worse than the air outside.  For office workers, this can become a concern, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are some things that you can do to help to improve the air quality in your office.

Avoid using chemicals whenever possible.  Of course, your San Diego janitorial service will use the proper chemicals to clean your office when necessary, but they, and you, should avoid unnecessary use of chemicals. For example, instead of using a chemical-containing product for dust removal and control, use a simple cloth. It works just as well, and doesn’t release any pollutants or irritants into the air.

Never mix chemicals. This can create noxious fumes that can make everyone sick.  Ask your janitorial service about the best types of chemicals and cleaning products to use.

Make sure that your office has adequate ventilation. Open windows, turn on ventilation systems, and remember: the air outside is probably better than the air inside, so let fresh air in regularly. During the colder months, make sure that your heater vents are free of dust and dirt particles, and that your air filters are replaced on a regular basis.

Follow these tips, and you, and your employees and coworkers, will breathe easier.