No matter your facility size, we provide hands-on, personal service. We customize janitorial services to meet the needs of property management firms, facility managers, and commercial, institutional,
and industrial building owners.
Our expertise in specialized facilities make your transition easy, and our proven processes and well-trained employees keep operations running smoothly.
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- Deep expertise, self-performed service
- Full range of cleaning services
- Innovative & sustainable programs
- More efficient cleaning approaches
- Stringent hiring & selection process
- Powerful technology enablement tools
Our Services in Litchfield MN 55355, we include but not limited to:
- Complete all high dusting not reached in the above-mentioned cleaning.
- Top Scrub or machine scrub, rinse, and apply finish to composition floor covering in those areas that show excessive wear.
- Remove fingerprints and marks from around light switches and door frames.
- Vacuum all upholstered furniture.
- Damp wipe telephones using a disinfectant.
- Empty all trash receptacles, replace liners, as needed, and remove trash to a collection point. (Client to furnish liners)
- Vacuum carpeting. we will not be responsible for removal of staples from carpets.
- Clean and polish drinking fountain/water cooler.
- Thoroughly dust all horizontal surfaces, including desktops, files, windowsills, chairs, tables, pictures and all manner of furnishings.
- Damp wipe all horizontal surfaces to remove coffee rings and spillage, as needed.
- Dust telephones.
- Dust mop hard surface floors with a treated dust mop.
- Damp mop hard surface floors to remove any spillage from soiled areas.
- Damp wipe entryway and clean fingerprints from entrance glass.
- Spot clean partition glass.
- Inspect and pick up, as needed, building entrance area.
Commercial Cleaning Services Litchfield MN 55355Janitors have access to virtually all areas of a building, including your office, when no one else is around. Your office is the center of your firm's brand, image and reputation in the community. Your office may be home to the firm's intellectual property, trade secrets, or proprietary information such as customer lists and price sheets. You may also keep the names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and dates of birth of your clients and employees in your office. Is this information safe? What do you know about your office cleaner? Has your janitor been convicted of a crime of violence? Is your janitor an illegal or undocumented worker, a violent felon, a drug addict, a corporate spy, or an identity thief?A single case of identity theft could cost your firm thousands of dollars, thousands of hours of labor to fix, and cause enormous damage to your firm's brand, image and reputation among your customers and employees. Identity theft statistics are staggering. The Javelin Strategy and Research Center recently reported:• There were 10 million victims of identity theft in 2008 in the United States, a 22% increase over 2007 • 1 in every 10 U.S. consumers has been victimized by identity theft • Up to 55% of victims take 4-12 months to correct the damage from identity theft • In 2008, existing account fraud in the U.S. totaled $31 billion • The average victim loses between $851 and $1,378 out-of-pocket trying to resolve identity theft • 47% of victims have problems qualifying for a new loan • 70% of victims encounter problems removing negative information from their credit reports • Businesses across the globe lose $221 billion a year due to identity theft • Stolen documents and wallets account for almost half of all identity theft (43%).Evidence developed during the past few years points to an unmistakable and irrefutable connection between illegal or undocumented workers employed as janitors, and identity theft and other crimes. The crime of identity theft is generally committed for two reasons; personal benefit or document fraud. There have been a number of stories in the media about janitors committing identity theft.In Seattle, 2 janitors were accused of stealing the identities of 181 people and running up thousands of dollars in charges. The janitors said they stole the information by rummaging through company files, including personnel files. In Florida, a janitor was charged with stealing the identity of an attorney whose office he cleaned, selling shares of stock owned by the attorney, and running up $20,000 in credit card charges. The U.S. Attorney for the western district of Washington reported that 2 janitors, while employed at a janitorial company working at night in a U.S. Bank branch, stole information on more than 200 bank customers. Using that information, the janitors opened credit accounts in the customers' names, and signed up for on line banking. Using the credit card accounts, they purchased expensive items such as laptop computers, flat screen televisions and airline tickets. Using on line banking they paid their own bills and transferred funds to checking accounts that they then drained. They also submitted change of address requests on line so that the customers did not get their bank statements alerting them to the problem. The indictment charged the janitors with more than $200,000 in fraud.While a significant portion of identity theft is committed for financial gain, identity theft is also perpetrated for the purpose collecting personal data to sell to document forgers or organized identify theft rings. In New York, a janitor at public radio station WNYC was charged with stealing a list of the station's donors and selling it to an identity theft ring.The sad truth is that many cleaning contractors hire persons that they know, or should know, are illegal aliens. Many cleaning companies simply choose to accept identification documents presented by employment candidates at face value even when there is an obvious discrepancy. Failing to verify that employees are who they say they are and eligible for employment in the U.S. unnecessarily subjects building owners, managers and tenants to unacceptable risk of harm and potential legal liability. The seriousness of this risk is demonstrated by two recent cases.In November, 2009, more than 1,200 janitors employed by a janitorial services contractor were fired in Minnesota when they were unable to provide the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with proof of their legal status in the United States. The vast majority of the 1,200 fired workers turned out to be "undocumented." These illegal aliens may have committed several felonies: document fraud, perjury on an I-9 form, and identity theft if the social security number or other personally identifying information used by the illegal alien belonged to another person. By failing to verify that these persons were eligible for work in the United States, this cleaning contractor exposed its customers, including building owners, managers and tenants, to significant criminal and financial liability under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C 1324a(1), specifically prohibits the hiring of an alien not authorized to legally work in the United States. A much lesser-known section of this law, 8 U.S.C 1324a(4), provides that an entity that uses a contract or subcontract to obtain the labor of an alien knowing that the alien is an unauthorized alien with respect to performing such labor, shall be considered to have hired the alien for employment in violation of law. WalMart Stores, Inc. was reminded of this law the hard way. While avoiding criminal charges, WalMart agreed to pay a record $11 million in fines to the federal government to resolve charges alleging the employment of illegal aliens by the independent contractors WalMart retained to provide janitorial services. The investigation resulted in the arrests of over 350 allegedly illegal aliens. The cleaning contractors that hired the undocumented aliens and placed them in WalMart stores plead guilty to criminal immigration charges and agreed to pay a further total of $4 million in fines.While no one action, or series of actions, can ever provide 100% protection against identity theft or other crimes committed by a janitor, there are several actions that must be taken to mitigate risk in connection with signing a contract for janitorial services.Due diligence. Investigate whether the cleaning contractor has ever been associated with hiring illegal aliens. The internet is a valuable tool in this regard. Search the internet under the name of the company and check the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website. If a company has a history of hiring illegal immigrants, you would be well-advised to hire a different contractor.Criminal Background Check. Make sure the cleaning contractor conducts an extensive criminal background check on all employees. Insist that appropriate language covering this point be included in your contract. E-Verify. A criminal background check, without more, may be insufficient to detect persons with criminal records. Here's why. Some U.S. citizens, in order to hide extensive criminal histories, will provide a cleaning contractor with a fake name and false proof of identity. If a criminal background check is run using this fraudulent information, the results may come back showing no criminal history when in fact that person has an extensive criminal record. The Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify System confirms the identity of each employee by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against 444 million records in the Social Security Administration database and 60 million records in the Department of Homeland Security's immigration databases. E-Verify allows the contractor to determine whether that person is who he says he is and confirms the reliability of the identifying information that will be submitted for the background check. In addition, E-Verify determines the eligibility of each employee to work in the United States. Research indicates that illegal immigrants generally are not "undocumented." They commonly possess bogus documents such as counterfeit social security cards, forged drivers licenses, fake "green cards," and phony birth certificates. Experts believe that approximately 75 percent of illegal aliens use counterfeit social security cards to obtain employment. The E-Verify System helps detect this fraud. Before signing any contract for cleaning services, make sure appropriate language requiring the use of E-Verify is included in the contract.By following these simple suggestions, a building owner, manager or tenant can:(1) significantly reduce the risk that a janitor employed by a cleaning service will engage in identity theft, corporate espionage, or other serious crimes against persons or property in facilities under their control, (2) prevent cleaning service outages arising from having their cleaning contractor shut down, imprisoned or fined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and (3) avoid potential criminal liability and large civil fines arising from your cleaning contractor's illegal conduct.Copyright 2010, James Cleaning Service, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Office Cleaning - Money in the Bank!Having a housekeeper maintaining your home fresh and clean on a regular basis and relieving you from the house chores you don’t really have any time or desire for is a dream come true. Some people consider it as a luxury, and they’re right to a certain extent, as not everybody is able to or afford house cleaning services or wants to spend his/her money on them. But, for the people, who decide to enlist the help of a professional house cleaner, it’s a total necessity. There’re a few things that come in hand with the convenience of hiring a specially designated person, essentially a stranger, to clear up the mess and make your home comfortable and spotless, though. It’s not even the awkwardness of letting someone clean up after you, but the expectations and the attitude most people have to the profession. Here’re the things an average housekeeper or house cleaner won’t normally say to the people he/she works for, but would really like the clients to take into consideration. Things your housekeeper won’t tell you 1. Unless you ask me, I won’t bring my cleaning products Don’t get confused here. Generally, occasional house cleaning professionals bring their supplies and cleaning products unless their clients ask them to use specific products they have at their houses if they have such a preference or need to stick to the specific cleaners due to the personal issues (most commonly, allergies). But, when it comes to a housekeeper, who works for multiple clients, she’s not supposed to bring a bundle of products, brooms, mops and vacuums to your house. She’ll use the supplies you have at home. Thus, the quality of her operation and the cleanliness of your home will depend on your conscious effort to provide her with everything she needs to keep your place clean. Some housekeepers aren’t against buying the supplies for the client (when the expenses are compensated, of course), but they’ll still store those at the client’s house/apartment. 2. I’m not a cleaning fairy Yes, I’m a professional cleaner who has to know the job and perform at a high level. But, I don’t have a magic wand to tidy the entire 3-story house in less than two hours. Do you want me to wipe down the windows, scrub your bathrooms, dust the surfaces, do the dishes and laundry, deal with your clutter and deep clean your carpet before your business partner's or spouse’s parents arrive? Call me beforehand then, as I’m not a magic broom. 3. I’m not a dog walker/babysitter/grocery shopper/button stitching person either Don’t get me wrong, if I’m on the good terms with my clients and I have free time, I may pick up extra chores occasionally. But, you can’t expect me to do all the random tasks you’re not coping with just because I’m there. I’ll do what I’m paid for and what I’m qualified to do. Do you want someone to walk your dog? Find a pet walker/sitter or pay me to do that if I agree to. 4. A reasonable notice is highly appreciated Everyone understands that’s quite rude not to let a hairdresser, a babysitter, a pool cleaner, a dentist or other kind of service provider know that you’re going to cancel the appointment or stop hiring them in advance. Housekeepers appreciate the same treatment. And they totally deserve it. No one would like to waste his time to come to work to find out that it’s canceled or to hear about the fact that he’s fired and has no job without having some time to find another source of income. 5. I can’t read your mind to figure out how you want me to do certain things It’s completely understandable that different clients have different house cleaning approaches and may set certain requirements for their housekeepers. But, please, speak out and let me know if you need me to do something this way, but not the other instead of being disappointed at me, but not telling why. 6. I know stuff, but I’ll keep my mouth shut I clean your house and know more that you may want me to. But, let’s be real, you’re the one who hired me for the job, thus you presumed that a complete stranger will go through your things to clean up your home. I may find the stuff in your kid’s bedroom you’re not even aware of. I might notice something you don’t suspect or want anyone to know. But, unless it threatens someone safety, I won’t tell anyone. 7. I don’t deserve ‘the look’ I may not work as an attorney at a fancy law firm, a financial consultant or a popular interior designer. But, I work probably just as hard as you do to earn my money. And, unless you prove me wrong, I’m great at what I’m doing. So, don’t feel like you’re entitled to look down on me. Let’s be kind and respectful to one another and appreciate each other’s work.
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Another service that adds value for a customer is conducting inspections after the janitorial services are provided. This takes cleaning accountability to a whole new level. The job of inspecting a building for cleanliness is very important. It can make the difference in keeping or losing an account.
We personally conduct all inspections and are thorough, fair and honest. After all, we would rather catch a problem before the customer does!
9 Reasons to Hire an Office Cleaning CompanyWhat makes a room look good, cosier and warmer? Right, a carpet. This floor covering can do wonders with the look of your living room, bedroom, even kitchen. However, if the carpet is not maintained clean, it may turn into the greatest household nightmare you've ever had. Moreover, a dirty carpet is one of the greatest collectors of germs helping the spreading of bacteria and microbes all around the house. Keeping a carpet clean can be a very difficult and expensive task. Many waste money on commercial carpet shampoos which sometimes may cause more harm than good, especially if you don't know how to use them properly. Moreover, commercial carpet cleaners are made of chemicals that poison the air inside causing health issues. And not only the air inside homes, but the environment outside as well. This causes serious pollution to the planet, which affects every creature's health. A solution for such kind of problem is making your own carpet shampoos and stain removals. It's easy and environmentally-friendly because of the ingredients used - natural products that are usually used for cooking. Vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and others have cleaning properties and can be used in household maintenance. How? They just have to be mixed properly. Here are 3 recipes for home-made cleaning solutions that will help you clean your carpet. 1. Vinegar and water – This recipe is just as effective, as it is simple. Make a solution by mixing two parts plain water with one part white distilled vinegar (don't use coloured vinegar, as it might affect the colours of the carpet). This solution will help you remove spots that come back to the surface and in the meantime will disinfect and deodorize the carpet. Don't worry about the smell of vinegar. The smell itself will go away when the carpet is completely dry. Still, if you don't like it and don't want to wait until the complete drying, then adding a few drops of essential oil the the cleaning solution will do the job making it smelling much better. 2. Ammonia – It does an amazing job removing all kinds of dirt and stains. Pre-treating very dirty areas with straight ammonia will provide you even better results. Of course, never forget to test on an inconspicuous area first. The bad part here is the smell again, such as with vinegar. The smell of ammonia also disappears when the carpet is completely dry, but remember, keep the windows wide open until this happens. Also, keep pets and children away from the room while using ammonia or solutions that include ammonia, as it can cause urinal problems and the strong smell can make them dizzy. 3. A home-made carpet cleaning shampoo – Make a solution by mixing about three spoons of mild dish-washing liquid (non-moisturising), a quarter cup of ammonia and two litres of water. Stir well and apply on the carpet using a soft sponge. Let it work for 15-20 minutes and rinse well with a damp cloth. Then just open the windows and let it air-dry. Of course, not all stains can be removed easily. Some of them are pretty stubborn and may require professional intervention. Professional carpet cleaners have experience with different types of stains and carpets, so they know how to treat certain issues properly without causing damages that may remain permanent. Just keep in mind that even the best carpet cleaning experts won't be able to remove some stains if proper and timely measures are not taken. So, whether you are going to clean the carpet on your own or call someone else to do it, act quickly before the stain sets in the carpet fibres.