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Floor Care: Cleaning Stone Tile Friday, July 29, 2011

Stone flooring is an investment that grants years of beauty as well as practicality. It is showing up more and more in lobbies of office buildings, restaurants and more, but due to normal wear and tear your beautiful stone tile can lose it’s luster without proper care.

At Allstar Commercial Cleaning we utilize the proper chemical selection for your flooring and will maintain them daily, weekly or monthly. Stone is absorbent so cleaners with lemon juice, vinegar or acids should be avoided as well as ammonia-based cleaners. Being as busy as you are, running a company, you should not be burdened by whether or not your entryway is being treated and cleaned properly. To be pro-active you could place a rug at the area of most traffic and leave the rest to a cleaning crew at Allstar Commercial Cleaning.  Call us today at (858) 715-0500 for a free quote in San Diego. While we’re there let us take a look at the rest of your facility and offer a competitive bid to keep your business looking it’s best!

What or Who Is A Janitor? Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dictionary.com defines the word janitor as “a person employed in an apartment house, office building, school, etc., to clean the public areas, remove garbage and do minor repairs; caretaker.”

Today when we think of a janitor a lot more comes to mind! According to Wikipedia the following tasks are often performed by a janitor or a janitorial service like Allstar Commercial Cleaning:

Cleaning restrooms which includes sinks, toilets, urinals, floors and taking out the garbage. At Allstar Commercial Cleaning we go the extra mile and even make sure your disposables are restocked and your mirrors are sparkling.

A janitorial service should be responsible for mopping and/or sweeping the floors as well as vacuuming. Any surfaces like stainless steel should be polished and shiny. If you have a lunch room then the tables, floors, sinks, etc. should be cleaned daily. Any table or surface area in your meeting rooms or desk area should be wiped down and disinfected. All trash and recycle bins should be emptied daily. If needed a floor buffer may be used to strip and wax floors.

Office cleaning often takes place after hours or later in the evening so make sure you hire a certified service that you can trust!

Allstar Commercial Cleaning is a member of the BBB and has wonderful references, check them out at www.ascc.biz and call us for a free quote in San Diego at (858)715-0500 today.

Keeping Your Office Germ Free Friday, July 22, 2011

There are plenty of steps to take to to keep your office germ free. We will outline the basics today:

1. Unfortunately being sick means that you may spread germs onto your co-workers resulting in more than one person being sick. The best thing to do if you are sick is to stay home. Not only will it prevent the spreading of germs in the office, but it will help you recuperate with a day of rest.

2. Your work station should be kept sanitized. This includes wiping down your phone and dialpad, desk, computer keyboard and mouse. Once a week should suffice, but don’t hesitate to clean on a daily basis.

3. Always keep a bottle of hand sanitizer close by for yourself as well as co-workers.

4. When coughing or sneezing, always cover your mouth. Maybe keep a box of tissues nearby.

5. Make sure that any glass or cup or dish is washed thouroughly with soap and hot water.

6. Do your best to not eat at your desk. Food is a big contributing factor to germs, try to eat in a breakroom or restaurant.

7. We all know that germs spread, so try not to touch your nose, eyes or mouth, especially if it’s been awhile since your last hand-washing.

8. Last, but not least, practice general good health and hygeine. We should all eat nutrious foods, get plenty of sleep and drink enough water to keep our immune systems up.

All of the above tips can be followed by anyone and are good to adhere to. Allstar Commercial Cleaning in San Diego adheres to sanitary tips as well. Call us at (858) 715-0500 for a free quote and find out what we can do to prevent the spread of germs in your office.

Janitorial Service Satisfaction Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Many businesses already outsource their janitorial service, which is a must these days, but how many businesses are satisfied? Customer satisfaction is top priority at Allstar Commercial Cleaning in San Diego. We strive to take care of your cleaning needs so that you may focus on other important areas of your business.

It’s summer, and maybe time to evaluate your current janitorial service provider. Here is a list of questions you may want to consider:

1. Is your lobby or entry spotless?

This is the first area your customers see and as they say, you can never take back a first impression. At Allstar Commercial Cleaning we understand the importance of first impressions, and know what a customer might notice as they walk in. From vacuuming to dusting to cleaning the glass, Allstar keeps your business’ entry looking it’s best.

2. Are your restrooms kept sanitary and well stocked?

At Allstar Commercial Cleaning we spare no expense to keep your restrooms looking there best. Lounge areas are vacuumed, as well as keeping the floors sparkling with a good mopping system. Trash cans are emptied and supplies are restocked daily. And of course the mirrors are spotless because we know that everyone has to look at themselves at least once before exiting!

3. Are your floors swept and mopped satisfactorily?

Are there cobwebs or dustbunnies in the corners? Is there a spot left on the carpet from a function the day before? If so you need to call Allstar Commercial Cleaning at (858) 715-0500 and leave the dustbunnies to us!

4. Are your phones disinfected regularly?

There’s hardly a season during the year that someone doesn’t come down with a cold. Do you monitor your phones? Of course not… So regular sanitization is very important. Allstar Commercial Cleaning takes care of the problem for you on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. We do recommend keeping some disinfectant cloths around for emergencies though :)

5. Do your glass doors or windows have fingerprints on them every morning?

At Allstar Commercial Cleaning we understand how frustrating it can be to walk into work in the morning and be greeted by someone else’s fingerprints. That’s why we have researched and tried out various products to ensure that your glass is spotless.

So, whether you own a restaurant or commercial property, Allstar Commercial Cleaning is the number one choice for janitorial services.

A Not So Clean Restaurant Restroom May Equal A Not So Clean Restaurant To Some Monday, July 18, 2011

Studies have shown that many customers are afraid that a not so clean restroom may mean a not so clean kitchen. If this is the case, a customer is most likely lost for good and a lost customer means a loss in profit.  In order for a business owner to provide the customer with a good experience,  a clean bathroom is a must! In order for a business owner to save time and money he or she needs to find the right janitorial service to fit his needs. Allstar Commercial Cleaning in San Diego understands the importance of having a clean restroom in your restaurant or any business for that matter.

Having confidence that the job is being professionally taken care of on a regular basis is just one less thing that an owner or manager has to worry about. Allstar Commercial Cleaning will leave you with that feeling of confidence so that you don’t have to worry about losing customers and can focus on other important matters.

So whether you own a restaurant or an office, remember the importance of a clean restroom and call Allstar Commercial Cleaning at (858) 715-0500 tday for a free quote.

One-Time jobs Friday, July 15, 2011

Most commercial janitorial companies have an aversion to doing one-time jobs. BUT, Allstar Commercial Cleaning, located in sunny San Diego, in addition to the full janitorial service we offer our clients, welcomes the oportunity to offer you our superior service, if only for a one-time janitorial cleaning.

Allstar cleans warehouses, small and large…top to bottom

Allstar does construction clean-up

Allstar does final clean-ups when an office is relocating

Allstar does amazing “get-ready-to-open” one time cleans

Allstar excels in commercial kitchen / restaurant cleaning

Allstar does carpets, tile, wood floors, etc.

We work with your schedule so that all your cleaning needs are completed in a timely manner, to your satisfaction.

Our experienced janitorial staff, accompanied by our professional and commercial equipment, promises to afford you the quality commercial cleaning service that Allstar is known for. Allstar adds that “extra personal” touch to each janitorial service that we do.

Many of our one-time clients, amazed with the results that Allstar Commercial Cleaning provided their facility, are now Allstar’s full-time, full-service customers.

Let Allstar’s expertise, skill and commitment to detail make the difference at your location. Call Allstar Commercial Cleaning at (858)715-0500 for a free proposal today!