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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Our Services in Saint Bonifacius MN 55375, 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 Saint Bonifacius MN 55375Who doesn't love Halloween? More than 68% Americans are planning to celebrate the holiday this year, spending, on average, $94 per person. Did you know that 'Samhainophobia' is a word, describing a morbid fear of Halloween? The holiday is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C. and is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. What about you? Will you celebrate Halloween? If the answer is yes, you should be prepared for the horrifying carpet stains brought by the holiday. The kids leave candy and chocolate all over the house and the fake blood is literally everywhere. The morning after the Halloween party has to be the biggest cleaning day of the year, but have no fear the cleaning tricks are here! Most of the stains can be removed easily using the products you already have in your home as long as you follow these steps. 1. Chocolate First you should scrape off as much as possible without grinding the chocolate or pumpkin deeper into the fabric. Apply a mixture of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid and wash. If necessary, apply the solution again until the area is clean. 2. Candy Apply a solution of one tablespoon neutral detergent and one cup warm water. Using the mixture, sponge the stain from the carpet with a clean white cloth. If the candy is melted use a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water. 3. Candle Wax After scraping off as much of the candle wax as possible use a damp brown paper bag to cover the stained area and put a wet white towel on top of it. Use an iron on top for 15 seconds. That's how the wax will transfer to the paper bag without damaging the carpet. Check out if the wax is removed, if not repeat the steps. Be careful not to use the iron for longer than 15 seconds, because some carpets are made with man-made fabrics and could melt even at low temperatures. 4. Pumpkin One of the easiest stains to clean. You just have to remove any bits of pumpkin on the carpet and put some cool water. Then, pre-treat the stain with laundry detergent or dish soap and leave it for five minutes. Wipe off with a clean cloth. 5. Oil-based Halloween Makeup and Lipstick Using a dry white washcloth, dampen the stain with alcohol until there are no traces of any makeup or lipstick on the cloth. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol or makeup remover on a clean cloth and rub the stain, wash with warm water. Repeat, if necessary. If you haven't already seen your stain above, you can try these steps. Step 1. Try removing as much of the material as possible from the carpet. Gently scrape it with a dull knife or spoon. Step 2. Apply rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth or paper towel and treat softly the stain then rinse with warm water and blot dry with another clean cloth or towel. Step 3. Spray a mixture of one tablespoon dish soap and two cups of hot water to the stained area. Again, gently rub the stained area with a clean cloth or paper towel. Step 4. Rinse the affected area with hot water and dry with a clean cloth. You have to keep in mind that some stains could be very persistent and you will have to repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 again. Step 5. If nothing helps and the stain remains you may consider hiring licensed carpet cleaners who will be able to easily find the right cleaning methods to treat the stain. Have a nice and scary Halloween!
Office Cleaning - Advertising Your BusinessJanitors 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.
Tips For Hiring Office Cleaning CompaniesSaint Bonifacius MN 55375
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!
Tips For Office CleaningWhen it comes to office cleaning organization is the most important part. When there is no where to put papers then there ends up being a giant mess more often than not. Get a filing cabinet and start putting these papers in a perfect order. Whether it is alphabetical or numerical order, it is best to have them together and organized. If this is an issue, you could even start organizing all of your papers on your computer to reduce clutter.The next thing you need to do when it comes to office cleaning is throw out the junk that is around. Take a weekend to go through all of the papers and clutter. Yes, it can be hard to try and let go of all of the things that you have but there are many papers that simply are not necessary to keep along with random things. As you go along you can file your documents and prevent the messes. Making organization a habit will help prevent the messes, too. If this is an outside of the home office you can always hire a cleaning service. Even if you do have a home office sometimes you just need help. Hire a cleaning service to get yourself started with organization. Please keep in mind that you should ask as many questions as you can. You can't trust everyone, so please make sure to get the most honest cleaners so you don't end up with missing equipment.Office cleaning can be easy to do on your own if you have the time, too. De cluttering is important, upkeep is even more important. It is also important to get waste baskets and recycling bins too. Make sure to buy a paper shredder, too. This will help get rid of sensitive information. Make sure that your office cleaning is done often. At least once a week if it is a home office. Also consider all of the aspects of cleaning such as vacuuming and dusting. Office workers can get sick very easily as dust accumulates. It tends to get so busy that cleaning can be overlooked, but with a little effort office cleaning can cut back on call outs and sickness due to various things such as allergies or spread bugs amongst one another. Now let's think about all of the electronics in an office. If you keep your computer clean with canned air and wiping the screen it will help keep the computer working. Dust and dirt causes a lot of computer deaths and they can absolutely be avoided.Other tips to make cleaning a faster adventure is keeping trash can liners at the bottom of the trash can for when you are emptying the bags. Using disinfectant on all materials and shared phones will also prevent the spread of viruses. Another trick is to get those plug in air fresheners so smells do not spread around the office. It is easy to stink up an office simply with some Chinese food for lunch so you would need this to get rid of it.