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Top 5 Areas to Be Sanitized in Your Office

Workers across America are heading back to the office. Employers are factoring social distancing strategies, determining safe staffing guidelines and looking for expert advice for cleaning the office properly. At Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, we use industry best practices and technology to help keep your workplace healthy and safe. Our franchisees are trained in the proper usage of equipment as well as EPA-approved chemical cleaning products that are formulated to sanitize workplaces and reduce the risk of COVID-19, flu… Read More

Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Support Local Businesses

Summer is often considered to be a patriotic season. From Memorial Day to the Fourth of July to Labor Day, Americans happily take breaks from work to picnic, play and celebrate their country and all of those who make this a wonderful place to live. We already know that this year is going to feel different. Largely because of the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, vacations are being rescheduled or canceled, and businesses – especially small businesses – are… Read More

Quality Floor Care for Your Crofton Office

Office Pride Associate Using a Floor Buffer

Prolong the life of the floor in your office with preventative floor maintenance in addition to regular cleanings. To replace flooring is a huge expense, so it is critical to talk to a commercial cleaner about the best way to take care of the flooring you already have.  Offices, retail spaces, financial institutions, medical facilities, schools, commercial properties and other workspaces need specific attention depending on the location of floor, type of floor and amount of foot traffic.   Carpets  You want your carpet to look… Read More

Why Core Values Matter

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Core values, when properly incorporated into the day-to-day culture and operations of a business, can make a significant difference to employees and clients. Core values are what an organization believes and stands for. These guiding principles are often used as part of the hiring process and in training programs, and during evaluations and reviews. They also guide the daily interactions between staff members, and between staff members and clients.  Office Pride is fortunate to be built on a set of core values that are woven into all aspects of the business.… Read More

Allergy Season in Washington, D.C.

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Allergy season is coming – in fact, in many parts of the country, it is already here. During this time of year, dust will be looming and pollen will be heightened. Allergy triggers in the office can contribute to a decrease in office productivity, so keeping a clean office can provide a healthier and more comfortable environment for your staff and  customers. There are simple tips to alleviate havoc for allergy sufferers in the office. Keep these common triggers in mind and talk to your staff and commercial cleaning company about ways to combat allergens.  Pollen  There’s… Read More

Preventing Coronavirus and other Respiratory Illnesses

Office Pride Associate Disinfecting a Desk

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes respiratory illness and can spread between people in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. COVID-19 may also spread by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Following are simple ways to keep yourself and others healthy. For complete information, visit www.cdc.gov. Recommended Precautions: CLEAN HANDS Wash hands often, with soap and water for at least… Read More

Commercial Cleaning Industry Best Practices

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Reputable commercial cleaning companies employ excellent staff, have outstanding communication, and use proven processes and products. Does your commercial cleaner utilize these best practices to deliver exceptional results?  Provide an Excellent Contact  Your contact should be well versed in the details of your contract and in onboarding you as a new client, paying special attention to specific areas or topics of concern you have about your particular workspace. They should also be readily available by phone, text or email and respond quickly to any issues or concerns that arise during… Read More

How to Select an Effective Commercial Cleaning Service in Washington, D.C.

Quality commercial cleaning services can have many positive outcomes for your business. A well-maintained facility gives your customers and prospective clients a good first impression and reflects positively on your brand. A neat and clean workplace communicates that you value quality and attention to detail. By choosing a provider that understands your industry, you can maximize the benefits. The right partner will provide the professionalism, expertise, responsiveness and quality you expect and deserve.   Consider these questions when selecting an effective commercial… Read More