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Cleaning Procedures

Knowing the "right" way to clean not only makes your homes look good - but also saves you time and money. Did you know that improper dusting is one of the things that your customers will complain about the most? Start out the right way with the proper cleaning procedures and you'll keep your customers happy and your checkbook growing.

The Cleaning Procedures articles will cover such topics as:

  • Living room cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Bedroom cleaning
  • Laundry/Utility room cleaning
  • Proper dusting techniques
  • Proper vacuuming techniques
  • and More!

How to Improve Cleaning Quality With Home Inspections
Jean Hanson
How to Improve Cleaning Quality With Home Inspections Providing your clients quality cleaning and meeting their cleaning needs and specifications is the foundation of any successful, customer-centered residential cleaning company. Performing home inspections is an important part of the company's quality assurance program since it is what helps an organization achieve its quality objectives; to assure clients that it is positioned to deliver quality services on a regular basis. Home inspections provide the necessary feedback in order to measure the cleaning services being provided to that client. . . . keep reading
Why You Should Be Concerned About Ergonomics In Your House Cleaning Business
Jean Hanson
Why You Should Be Concerned About Ergonomics In Your House Cleaning Business Have you ever given any thought to whether the equipment you buy for your employees to use is designed for their comfort? Most of us are too concerned about what the product costs rather than its ergonomic value. But buying products and equipment that are designed with ergonomics in mind can prevent injuries and help your employees perform their routine tasks better and more efficiently. . . . keep reading
7 Ways to Increase Efficiency In Your Home Cleaning Business
Steve Hanson
7 Ways to Increase Efficiency In Your Home Cleaning Business Since the fall of the economy a few years ago, it's becoming more and more evident that home cleaning business owners need to increase the efficiency of their operation if they want to survive. When you increase efficiency you stop wasting time, which saves money. . . . keep reading
Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?"
Jean Hanson
Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?" Many cleaning technicians often feel like a fish out of water due to a lack of training. Some cleaning business owners simply have the employee follow them around showing them what to do, or worse yet, have them follow around another employee that isn't "trained" to train another employee. If this sounds familiar, watch the video to find out what to do about it. . . . keep reading
Cleaning and Erasing Stains with Melamine Foam Sponges (A.K.A. Magic Erasers)
Jean Hanson
Cleaning and Erasing Stains with Melamine Foam Sponges (A.K.A. Magic Erasers) Years ago it was discovered that melamine foam could be used as an effective abrasive cleaner. The open cell foam is micro porous and its polymeric substance is very hard, meaning its inner fibers are very thin, so it works like extremely fine sandpaper. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser that we are all familiar with was first introduced in 2002 by Proctor & Gamble and quickly became a popular household cleaning product. . . . keep reading
Benefits and Drawbacks of Encapsulation and Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Methods
Mike Gosson
Benefits and Drawbacks of Encapsulation and Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Methods This table compares encapsulation and hot water extraction - as each method relates to carpet care. . . . keep reading
Member Call: Which Carpet Cleaning Method(s) Should You Use?
Jean Hanson
Member Call: Which Carpet Cleaning Method(s) Should You Use? Deciding on what method to use when cleaning carpets can be a challenge. Should you use the bonnet method, encapsulation or a brush? Will those methods really get the carpet clean?... Join Steve Hanson, co-founder of The Janitorial Store, and Mike Gosson of Parish Supply, as they fill you in on your options. . . . keep reading
Quality Assurance Cleaning Guidelines - residential
Jean Hanson
Quality Assurance Cleaning Guidelines - residential This is a form you or your supervisors can use to inspect homes, making sure employees are cleaning to the quality assurance guidelines established for your company. The form is broken down by room/area. This is not a "to-do" list, but a description of what the appearance should be for each area of the home. . . . keep reading
Recorded Call: How to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner for Your Cleaning Business
Recorded Call: How to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner for Your Cleaning Business We've all seen the discussions in our member forum and on social media sites -- "Which vacuum cleaner should I buy for my cleaning business?" In this call, Steve Hanson and guest expert Mike Gosson of Parish Supply help you decide. Some of the common questions they discussed include: How do you know if you're purchasing a quality vacuum cleaner? Are you basing your choice on price or cost? What is CFM, air power, db and watts? What attachments should you consider? Should you use bags or go bagless? Why are filters important? How big of a cleaning path should I have? How long should the power cord be? . . . keep reading
Ceramic Tile Training Program
Ceramic Tile Training Program Ceramic tile is one of the most common floor surfaces used in buildings today. It is durable and long-lasting, and after the floor is sealed with a penetrating sealer it needs little maintenance. But over time, tile and grout can become dirty and impregnated with soil. This training program walks you through maintenance procedures, step-by-step and gives you the tools you need to make your floors look great . . . keep reading
Episode 56 -- Should You Use Subcontractors To Offer New Services In Your Cleaning Business?
Jean Hanson
Episode 56 -- Should You Use Subcontractors To Offer New Services In Your Cleaning Business? One of the best ways to grow your cleaning business and increase profitability is to offer more services to your existing clients. But what do you do if you don't know how to perform the service? This video explains the pros and cons of learning how to provide the service yourself versus subcontracting the work. . . . keep reading
Simple Facts About Bacteria
Steve Hanson
In the world of cleaning, it is our responsibility as business owners to educate our employees on how to clean and sanitize the surfaces we care for. Bacteria growth is a big concern for our clients because they want to protect their families from unhealthy environments. Understanding bacteria and how it grows and moves is one of the starting points in learning how to keep the environments we care for, clean. . . . keep reading
AUDIO: Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines
AUDIO: Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines Listen as Steve Hanson talks with Lisa Morantz of Morantz Ultrasonics. You'll be amazed at the vast amount of items that can be cleaned using ultrasonic technology, and how profitable this type of cleaning is. Many cleaning companies are expanding their services to include ultrasonic cleaning. Morantz specializes in building quality Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems for the fire restoration, window blind cleaning, medical cleaning, parts cleaning and golf club cleaning industries. . . . keep reading
Stone Floor Care Packet
Stone Floor Care Packet This packet of information on stone floor care was provided by Parish Maintenance Supply - #1 - Types of Stone Floors. #2 - Restoration / Refinishing of Natural Stone Floors. #3 - Methods of Polishing and Restoration. #4 - Wet Polishing for Terrazzo and Marble Floors. #5 - "Three Step" Terazzo Resurfacing & Polishing Procedures. #6 - An Education in Crystallization. #7 & 8 - Twister System Handbook and brochure. . . . keep reading
AUDIO: Stone Floor Care
AUDIO: Stone Floor Care Have you ever wondered how to identify stone floors or how to care for them without doing damage? Don't risk ruining your clients' valuable stone floors by caring for them improperly! Listen as Steve Hanson and Mike Gosson share their extensive knowledge of stone floor care; including marble, granite, limestone and terrazzo flooring. . . . keep reading
Is Your Cleaning Company Preventing The Spread Of Germs?
Jean Hanson
As a cleaning business owner it is your responsibility to prevent the spread of illness-causing germs in the buildings you clean. Are you training your employees on how to properly disintect surfaces? Are you training them on the surfaces they should disinfect? . . . keep reading
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