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 Minneapolis MN 55416, 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 Minneapolis MN 55416
Janitors 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.
3 Homemade Cleaning Solutions That Can Save Your Carpet
Keeping your office clean is very important, yet not many employees give office cleaning enough thought. Many office workers assume that somebody else will clean up after them, however many offices do not have cleaning staff in to do their work every single day. In order to keep your office tidy in between cleaning visits, you should follow the tips below:Clean promptlyIf you do accidentally make a mess, take steps as soon as possible to rectify the problem. For example, if you put a coffee cup onto a table, and it leaves a coffee ring, wipe the liquid up straight away. Not only will this prevent staining, but it will also prevent someone else from accidentally putting an important document down on the surface, and getting it covered with coffee. Likewise, clean up food crumbs straight away, as even a few hours on the floor can be enough for them to encourage pests. Encourage employees to organise their documentsEmployees should be encourages to organise their documents properly. Not only will this increase their productivity levels (because they will not have to spend as long searching for things), but it will also help to make the office look tidier. If papers are just strewn around haphazardly, it is very easy for important documents to go missing.Invest in a doormatMany places have a doormat with their company logo on it. Not only will this look professional, but it will also help to make office cleaning easier. If people are able to wipe their feet on the way into the office, they will not drag water and mud through the rest of the building. It is much easier to remove mud and dirt from a specially designed doormat, than it is to remove these substances from a lush office carpet. Change your cleaning scheduleIf you find that your office is becoming very messy, very quickly, you may want to consider changing the cleaning schedule, so that it is more in line with your needs. This does not necessarily have to mean hiring the cleaners for a greater number of hours. More regular cleaning can sometimes mean that the cleaner does not have to attend for as long each time. For example, if the cleaner was formerly scheduled to attend for 2.5 hours per session, for 3 sessions a week, you may be able to change this schedule to 1.5 hours per session, for 5 sessions a week.
Office Cleaning - Who Is Walking Around Your Office After Dark?Minneapolis MN 55416
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!
Office Cleaning - Who Is Walking Around Your Office After Dark?
Office rooms are often some of the most cluttered and disorganized rooms in the world.There is no such thing as messy if you don't call an office full of paper both stacked and crumpled up messy. Most of the time, people are too busy answering calls and making money to think about the time it takes for a crumpled piece of paper to reach the trash can under their cubicle desk.Keeping Your Office CleanHere are some cleaning tips, products, and solutions for your office:* A vacuum cleaner is your first defense against dust and mold built up in your office carpet. Assign a maintenance person to run the vacuum cleaner over the entire office floor every few days or so, depending on the size of the office and the number of people in it. This should eliminate most of the dirt particles that find their way into the carpet through people's shoes. * The surface cleaning solvent is your best friend when it comes to cleaning surfaces-such as desks, cabinets, workstations and hardware parts-smooth, clean and dust free. Examples of such products are Lysol and Glade. Spray a small amount on a clean rag and use it to wipe the surfaces clean. It's okay to spray the solvent directly on desks or tables, but not on surfaces of electronic components or computers.* Air sanitizers are a must in every office. It's a given that offices are air conditioned, but just because a room is air conditioned doesn't mean the air in it is suitable for breathing. Manufactured air is first and foremost artificial air and anything artificial and not natural can be unhealthy. An air sanitizing unit will make your air troubles go away. While you're at it, throw in a couple of air fresheners to keep the office smelling clean and fresh.* You can consider hiring an independent cleaning service if you think the building maintenance isn't doing a very good job. Cleaning services are well worth the extra expense-if you can find a good one, that is. Ask friends or neighbor companies for referrals of reliable service cleaning companies. Then, simply schedule when you would like to have the cleaning done and you're all set. Take it easy. Every office needs cleaning every once in a while. You can't expect your people to work efficiently if they're sneezing and scratching all the time from the dust on their desks and in their workstations-some people are even allergic to dust.