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Specialty Services Update – Summer 2016

We tend to focus on seasonal cleaning:  “spring cleaning”, “fall cleaning”, preparing for the winter months—but we all tend to forget about summer cleaning.  Well, summer is here!  It seems we all get so busy with our summertime activities and having fun that we tend to forget about the vital things in our buildings that keep them looking good.

Here are some tips for you during the summer months to keep your building and home in tip-top shape:

1.      Pay Attention to your Floors Summer is perfect for the outdoors, it is also a time when the outdoors find can find its way inside your facility. Especially after the winter we have had, the salt, sand, and debris come right into the building. Don’t forget about all the rainy days we have had that can lead to mud tracks on floors and carpets.  This is an excellent time of year to really “kleen” up your lobby floors, restrooms, etc. Routine maintenance is a good first line of defense, but deep restorative cleaning is always required, and summertime is a great time to get this done!

 2.      “Kleen” Windows If you would rather be outside than in your office on a bright sunny day, the next best thing is a “kleen” and spotless window to look through. If you need help with windows that are no more than four stories high, we can contribute to bringing the shine back into your office.

 3.      Carpets/Upholstery After this incredibly long winter everyone has been stuck inside sitting on conference room chairs, office chairs, walking back and forth on the carpets trying to get their steps in on his or her Fitbits. All of that sitting and walking about builds up dirt and debris, and it becomes an eyesore.  It is time for a good “kleening”.

 4.      Germs/Allergies You have enough to worry about with the overall appearance of your work environment. Did you know that germs and allergens spread all year round? With all the activity in and out of buildings, it can be a breeding ground.   Fact – a typical desk harbors around 10 million bacteria, while one elevator button can contain millions of germs alone.

 

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.

4 Practical Tips to Keep Your Office Clean this Spring

Hello Spring!  By following these four (4) cleaning (Kleening) tips you are sure to keep your office clean (Kleen) and healthy this spring!

KLEEN TIP 1 – CARPETS AND FLOORS:

Carpets

Winters can take a beating on your carpets and floors with all the salt, sand, snow, dirt and debris tracked into your facility. While it is good to maintain your carpets and floors by performing regular vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping, it is even more beneficial to perform a deep cleaning to restore these areas.

Don’t be deceived by the appearance of your floors. Just because your floors don’t appear to be dirty, more than likely they are. This is especially true with the dirt and debris that is lying dormant inside your carpet fibers, or the dirt and debris trapped within the grout of your tile floors.

Ultimately, when you have a deep restorative cleaning done to your carpets and floors you will improve your indoor air quality and promote a healthier environment as allergens (such as mold, dust mites, and dander) are removed.

Unsure of how to perform a restorative process of your carpets and floors this spring? Click here to learn more about our various specialty and restoration processes, or schedule a free consultation with a trained technician today.

KLEEN TIP 2 – UPHOLSTERY:

Upholstery

While carpets and floors can get a lot of tender loving care (TLC) in the spring, it is imperative that your upholstery receives proper care as well. After all, who knows how much dirt and debris is within the fabric of your upholstery (or how many people have tracked in dirt and debris from sitting on your furniture) until you actually clean it.

Whether you have office chairs, regular chairs, ottomans, love seats, sofas, or fabric partitions with your cubicles, the spring is the perfect time to get these restoratively cleaned. Similar to your carpets and floors, having a restorative cleaning performed with your upholstery can improve your indoor air quality as you are extracting dirt, debris, and harmful allergens.

Here are three tips to clean your upholstery this spring.

KLEEN TIP 3 – CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS AND KEEP THEM CLOSED:

Windows

Pollen is just about everywhere in the spring. While it is nice to open up your windows to allow fresh air in, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way as pollen counts are at its highest during the spring season. Also, what’s worse is that you are now contaminating your carpets and floors (that you just had restored) with outdoor allergens making the inside of your facility dustier and your allergies worse.

Keep your windows closed and make sure you spend some TLC on cleaning the inside and outside of your windows as your windows truly are a reflection of your business.

Click here for more information on window washing to showcase a beautiful reflection to you and your visitors this spring.

KLEEN TIP 4 – CLEAN GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS:

Gutters and Downspouts

You may not realize it, but all those remnants from blooming flowers and trees can accumulate quickly and clog your gutters, down spouts and drains. Be prepared as spring and summer months can generate large amounts of rain, which can lead to a flood inside your facility.

Remember to clean all your gutters and down spouts at least twice a year. Also, check all exterior drains for debris on a bi-weekly basis, and if you have a sump pump make sure it is working.

If the unfortunate does occur with flooding inside your facility, make sure you inform your insurance company, take pictures, and call a reputable water restoration company to extract the water and restore your carpets and floors.

Spring is here, and so are Your Carpets!

What a winter the DC metro region experienced!

On the outside roads have taken a beating, and on the inside your carpets have taken a toll as well.

Just think of all the winter’s worth of dirt, dander, body oil, germs and odor that has permeated deep into the fabrics of your carpets!

What’s worse is that the dirt and debris trapped in your carpets continue to toss up dust particles in the air with foot traffic. Ultimately, these dust particles are damaging to your indoor air quality, which doesn’t help those who suffer from allergies and asthma conditions.

 

Time for a thorough spring cleaning of your carpets

 

Think vacuuming everyday will improve the overall health of your carpets? Think again.

Vacuuming does not extract the dirt and debris that is trapped deep within your carpet fibers and padding.

What is needed is a deep cleaning of your carpets to extract all the dirt and debris, and improve the health and appearance of your carpets.

While there are a myriad of equipment and processes to use when deep cleaning your carpets, it is best to consult with a trained cleaning technician to determine the best method for your carpet needs.

At Mister Kleen we know a thing or two on proper care of your carpets! We recommend a restorative and preventative carpet maintenance program to help bring your carpets back to life.

Our method is a simple three tiered package to select from – light, medium, or deep cleaning of your carpets, and we use various processes, which can include:

Cylindrical Cleaning: A less aggressive process for short piled carpets using a cylindrical coil rotary brush designed to extract lint and debris.

Hot Water Extraction: A deep cleaning process in which high water pressure (hot water) is injected, and detergent to suspend soils is vacuumed (extracted) out immediately through a vacuum orifice as it’s being applied. Ultimately, hot water extraction is considered to be one of the best methods to rinse a carpet of its contaminants since countless gallons of water can be used during the cleaning process to flush a large amount of soil from the carpet.

Dry Cleaning: Also known as “very low moisture” (VLM) systems, as an absorbent (often a biodegradable compound) is evenly spread over carpets then brushed or scrubbed in. When using this method carpets can be cleaned during business hours as they dry quicker. Also, the dry cleaning and VLM system is less labor intensive and better for the environment as trips to the janitor’s closet to fill and dump water are no longer needed.

Don’t let your carpets keep dirt and debris trapped from our rough winter season. Seek a trained carpet cleaning technician who will assist you with recommending an appropriate restorative and preventative maintenance program. Your carpets, occupants, visitors, and overall health will thank you!

 

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.