Office Pride Shares Insight on Common Cleaning Woes in CleanLink

CleanLink is a premier information resource for sanitary supply distributors, building service contractors and in-house cleaning professionals.

As leaders in the commercial cleaning industry, the media often calls us upon us to provide our expert opinion on the industry issues of the day. We’re often asked to give advice about commercial cleaning and building maintenance, as well as leadership and business ownership to publications around the country. We’ve gained years of experience and knowledge about issues that commercial cleaning business owners face, and we’re happy to share them with the industry.

Recently, we were asked to shed light on solving problems with mold, palmetto bugs and natural disaster planning and recovery. Specifically, we addressed how these are issues for business owners in Florida, which is constantly challenged with warm weather and elevations that are near sea level. The article, “Tips To Overcome Common Cleaning Woes” ran in CleanLink to provide Florida commercial property managers with professional tips to combat these common problems.

Office Pride experts spoke with CleanLink offering tips such as:

  • Cleaning out the fridge to avoid mold
  • Controlling moisture in the air with humidifiers
  • Keeping doors and windows shut during wet weather
  • Cleaning drains to discourage bugs

“In a commercial space, attacking these issues alone can be overwhelming,” said CEO Todd Hopkins in the article, “but making a few simple preventative cleaning changes can make a huge impact.”

For the full list of tips to overcome these common cleaning problems, read the article on CleanLink.

If you’re interested in assisting commercial business owners in your area by providing superior commercial cleaning services, begin your path toward business ownership with Office Pride today.

Grading the Health of Your Medical Office Cleaning

For many of us, Spring is a time to do a deep clean of areas in our home and office space. But did you know that each day a deep cleaning is an absolute necessity for medical offices? And while the Flu Season is coming to an end, that doesn’t stop the need for vigilance in keeping a medical office clean.

Enter Office Pride. Our top-rated medical office cleaning services are centered on a “Safety First” policy. Our technicians are trained to use a color-coded system to eliminate cross-contamination. And we adhere to strict Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for handling needles and other disposables. For over 26 years, we have made three things a top priority in medical office cleaning: Preparedness, Prevention and Being Proactive. We call it the 3 P’s.

Be Prepared to Fight Germ Transmission

Germs lurk and can multiply quickly in medical facilities. So it’s up to the management of a medical office to ensure proper cleaning. That’s why it is critical to hire a team of professionals that is well-versed on procedures to stop the spread of germs. It’s a combination of using the right chemicals and the right tools. But it’s also a total quality program approach. “For example, we make sure we are keeping our microfibers in good shape so that germs are not settling in,” said Todd Hopkins, Area Director for Office Pride. “In addition, we use a special system for the safe and proper disposal of waste,” added Hopkins.

Prevention Is Key

Every year we hear the same message. Prevent the spread of the flu by vaccination or by washing your hands frequently. The same concept of prevention is true for medical office cleaning. And that may mean you need to invest a little more money to save money in the long run. At least that’s according to Henry Schein, a leading supplier of top-rated medical supplies. Taking these extra steps can help prevent further contamination and spreading of germs.

Be Proactive

There are many resources on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website to educate us on infection prevention. But don’t wait for a full-blown pandemic. Have a good program in place from a reputable company like Office Pride. We take cleaning seriously and we are committed to consistency in our services and full customer satisfaction. We’ve done our homework on the OSHA guidelines and make sure our technicians follow those guidelines carefully. According to Cleaner Match, cleanliness is not a luxury in the medical field; it is an absolute necessity. Compared to other types of offices, medical offices require a much higher standard of clean to prevent the spread of disease and infection. Because of this, most choose a commercial cleaning company that specializes in cleaning for the medical field.

So remember the 3 P’s as you decide which program and which company is the best for you. We have many happy clients that you can talk to about our medical office cleaning services. Just give us a call at 727-754-5990 for a NO-Obligation Quote. We’re certain that you will find our clean record worthy of your attention.

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning in Your Commercial Facility

The days are getting longer, the snow is melting, and it’s that time again – spring cleaning time.

office pride cleaningOffice Pride understands the special challenges presented by the return of warm weather, especially regarding floor care. All winter long, people have been tracking in salt, dirt and gravel that can significantly shorten the life of the carpet or hard floor of your commercial facility. The sun is out, and it’s time to clean up winter’s mess, which begins with the floor.

Routine periodic floor maintenance is an important component of the longevity of your commercial facility. This maintenance will drastically prolong the life of your flooring, and though it may cost a bit more than your regular upkeep, it will save you bundles in the future.

Other spring cleaning tips: don’t forget that some of your equipment has been dormant for months, so it’s good to get the HVAC system and air conditioning inspected to make sure it’s in decent working order once the weather necessitates its use. Additionally, you may want to do a deep clean of the facility including vents and make sure all windows are clean and clear.

Between weather changes, precipitation issues and inspections, it’s a lot of work to do spring cleaning for a commercial facility. That’s why you need experts on your side. Click here to find an Office Pride near you – we’ll set you up with a unique cleaning plan to fit your needs.

3 Ways Office Pride Loves Our Janitorial Service Clients

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is affectionately known as the Month of Love. And when you walk into any office or medical space, you’re likely to see decorations with images of cupid, hearts, and sweet messages of love.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate love all-year long?

At Office Pride, we do! We love our janitorial service clients and go out of our way to dote on them. And because we know there are plenty of choices out there, we want you to understand what makes us different.

We start with a faith-based program that is committed to honoring God and loving others. Our janitorial service program was designed by our founder Todd Hopkins nearly 26 years ago as a Master’s project while still in college. Hopkins believes that his company offers janitorial service that exceeds the client’s expectations…every time. He believes, along with the 110 other franchise owners throughout the nation that Office Pride is different because of its desire to live out Biblical principles.

With this mission in mind, there are three ways Office Pride janitorial service excels: We connect with our customers, we consistently give 100 percent, and we show we care.

The Importance of Connecting

We know what you’re thinking. Every janitorial company says the same thing, right? They all make promises of the perfect clean. So how does a business in need of cleaning service choose? Online Business Columnist, Maggie McCormick, recently wrote about the need for janitorial service. “You’ll probably find several office cleaning companies in your city, so you’ll have to choose the one that’s right for you. Though you may be looking to save money, the company with the lowest cost isn’t always the best deal,” she advises.

Solid advice indeed. That’s why we make connecting with our clients a top priority. Our franchise owners are seeking long-term relationships. So we go out of our way to establish a great working relationship, one built on trust, respect, and a genuine concern for getting the job done well.

Consistency Is King

In the world of janitorial service, providing consistent, quality work is absolutely critical. Many companies say they will honor your schedule and your specific needs. But the reality is there is high turnover in the janitorial industry. And that’s tough when you’re entrusting your space after hours. At Office Pride, we pride ourselves on delivering consistency to our clients. We consistently keep the same staff, so you know and trust who is in your building night after night, day after day. Many of our franchise owners are veterans and retired executives who understand the need to follow protocol. They are hard-working, trustworthy men and women who want to earn your business and keep you happy.

Office Pride’s reputation is built on consistently providing the best janitorial service. We’re happy to give you references to talk to our existing customers.

We Show We Care

We treat each person, whether it’s the receptionist or the CEO, with the same love and respect that we give to our immediate family and friends. Have an issue that needs to be resolved quickly? At Office Pride, we make ourselves readily available via text, email, and phone. We work out of home offices, with a central headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Any research on our two and half decade company will show happy customers. And we attribute that to staying true to The Golden Rule of treating others as we would want to be treated.

Truth is, we love what we do. Our clients are our bread and butter. So we go out of our way to spread the love, 365 days a year. To learn more about what makes Office Pride different, call us at 727-754-5990.

For a Clean Space, Start with Clean Tools

office pride cleaningThere’s a lot more that goes into a properly cleaned and sanitized space than meets the eye. At Office Pride, we have a comprehensive color-coded cleaning system that stops cross-contamination and we hit all the spots where germs hide – but it’s also important to remember that the tools themselves need to be cleaned.

From mop and broom handles to trash cans and vacuums, each tool is handled daily by people, and the truth is that human beings are germ machines. Cleaning tools work hard for our cleaners, and we want to make sure that they don’t accumulate bacteria or odors that make cleaning more difficult.

Here are some key items that need to be thoroughly cleaned:

  • – Sponges and rags
  • – Cleaning brushes and toilet bowl brushes
  • – Mops
  • – Microfiber cloths
  • – Brooms
  • – Vacuums
  • – Floor care machines

This list can seem daunting – that’s why Office Pride cleaners are trained, uniformed, OSHA certified and specifically briefed on your exact Customized Cleaning Specification. Office Pride also uses Green Seal™ certified cleaning products and the latest equipment and technology such as micro fiber mops, color coded cloths, high filtration vacuums and advanced technology floor care machines to manage spaces as diverse as churches and daycare facilities to banks and commercial office space.

To find the closest Office Pride to you, click here.

Avoid Spreading the Flu Using Office Pride’s Commercial Cleaning Services

office pride cleaningAs cold weather and increased precipitation descends during the winter months, the risk for spreading the flu presents itself in commercial spaces, as well as schools, day care facilities, churches and other facilities where people congregate.

Even though these areas are cleaned and maintained regularly, more often than not, germs move faster than any cleaning crew can. On any given day, people are exposed to germs aplenty, whether they come from a sneeze, cough or sniffle.

Luckily, Office Pride is here to help contain and destroy flu germs at the source. With a special blend of its signature commercial cleaning and janitorial services, Office Pride uses top-of-the-line certified commercial cleaning products, not less effective store brands to ensure that carpets, desks, doors, entryways, floors, glass, restrooms, walls, water fountains and more are clean and free of germs. Our unique color-coded cleaning system eliminates cross contamination between restrooms and other areas.

If your commercial space, school or care facility could benefit from the most effective green cleaning practices available and janitorial services to reduce the chance of germs that can cause sickness, click here to find an Office Pride location near you!

Don’t Neglect Winter Cleaning in Your Commercial Facility

The cold weather ushers in the reappearance of hats, gloves and heavy coats, and also the return of the salt stains, grit and slush that define the season.

Office Pride understands the special challenges presented by winter, we know that rock salt, sand, grit, mud and moisture can wreak havoc on any commercial facility. We recommend working with your commercial cleaner to address these specific needs, beginning with more frequent vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing and buffing of the floors to remove the remnants of salt stains, dirt and more. Not only is this a great first impression for a facility, it also means that customers will be safe and protected from slips and falls.

Additionally, winter means flu season – more people than ever are coughing and sneezing, and frequent disinfecting and cleaning of doorknobs, handles, faucets, tables, desks and flat surfaces where germs breed are incredibly important to maintaining the high quality of health and safety your facility wants to be known for.

Between germs, dirt, salt and snow, winter can be tough on a commercial facility. That’s why you need experts on your side. Click here to find an Office Pride near you – we’ll set you up with a unique cleaning plan to fit your needs.

Business cleaning during the holiday season

It’s a holiday season and 2016 is almost over. For many businesses, it means celebration and partying. Why not? It’s an ideal time to conclude another fruitful year with a bang, and to give way for the commencement of another promising year.

However, companies should not also forget that the holiday season is as well an ideal time for business cleaning; that is, taking time to clean the physical office.

Here are some compelling reasons why:

Many employees are on a vacation leave. Take advantage of the holiday to do a general business cleaning – while many of your employees or co-workers are away for a vacation. It is going to be a lot easier for your commercial cleaning company to make your business facility spotless clean while your workers are not around. Plus, it can be a treat for them when they find out that their workstations are totally clean – free from dust, beverage spills, and clutter – when they are back for work.

A business facility deserves some treat. No, it is not just the workers deserve some treat but the facility (they physical office) itself as well. Perhaps the floor received thousands of foot traffic this year or a thick layer of dust has already accumulated in the upholstery, or the restroom might have suffered from the natural wear and tear. All these need some treatment and the best way to do it is to hire a proven expert commercial cleaning company in your area such as the Office Pride. Doing some routine cleaning can help maintain the integrity of your physical office, which can help it to last longer.

It’s good to start a new year with a fresh and clean office. When an office is spotless clean, it sends good vibes to employees, which can help them become more inspired and therefore more productive in their work. Business cleaning during the holiday season provides an opportunity to jumpstart your business right at start of the year. Indeed, it is a good way to start the coming year fresh and renewed. Remember, a clean and clutter-free office means a clean and clutter-free mind – giving you a clear vision needed for an effective business decision-making.

For professional business cleaning services, contact Office Pride today. Call us at (727) 754-5990