October 26th, 2016 · No Comments
When asked, most owners and managers of commercial office spaces say they would prefer that safer and greener products were used in their workspace. However, they may not fully understand the impact of not using green cleaning products on the health of the building’s occupants.
Using commercial cleaning strategies and green products will provide a healthy space and minimize the risks to everyone. Toxins can enter the body in three ways: inhalation, ingestion, and dermal (skin) exposure.
We all know that poor outside air quality is caused by things like car exhaust, ozone pollution, and various chemicals produced by the exhaust of motor and oil fired machinery. However, indoor air can have its own problems caused by products used within the building. Aerosol cans, air fresheners, and fragrances from cleaners that are not green-based can have a serious negative effect on the health of the building’s occupants. As these chemicals are breathed in they go into the lungs and into the nervous system. While one person may have no ill effects from these substances at all, others may be very sensitive to them. Dizziness, respiratory distress, headaches, and asthma triggers are just a few things that have been reported.
Because some germs and bacteria are particularly hearty, they can remain on surfaces and in carpeting for a long time in a temperature controlled environment like an office. An unwitting employee can put their sandwich down on a table in the break room when Norovirus is thriving and within days your staff will be calling in sick in droves. Our green-based commercial cleaning services in Des Moines, IA, are more than just a way to make your office look good; they’re good for the health of your organization and your employees.
To speak with our knowledgeable staff about how we can get your office in Des Moines, IA, cleaner and greener with ServiceMaster Green’s commercial cleaning services, contact us at (515) 255-7775.
October 18th, 2016 · No Comments
When it comes to healthcare in Des Moines, IA, cleanliness matters. The difference between clean and excellence is never more strongly felt when healthcare facilities are routinely assessed for accreditation by the Joint Commission. The quality of the score will directly correlate to funding and can severely impact the bottom line if the score is undesirable. The federal government shows its displeasure at low scores by reducing reimbursement for Medicaid and Medicare, which can directly impact customer care.
Known as “environment of care,” the requirements of healthcare cleaning are much more stringent than regular janitorial services, and strict protocols must be followed. The following are just a few of the healthcare cleaning services we provide in Des Moines:
- Infection control, detailing universal precautions
- Safety and security regulatory compliance, with a focus on blood-borne pathogens
- Common problem areas as identified by healthcare professionals
- Special cleaning procedures for exam rooms, nurses’ stations, and utility rooms
- Quality assurance
ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines has professional healthcare cleaning teams that have been trained and certified in healthcare cleaning for Level 1 (doctor and dental offices, professional and educational healthcare buildings, and behavioral health centers), and Level 2 (operating rooms). We follow all of the strict operational cleaning procedures for both levels and comply with all CDC, JCAHO, and HIPAA regulatory standards.
In addition to our commitment to excellence in healthcare cleaning, we take it to the next level by also implementing our green cleaning procedures whenever possible. Our patented Capture and Removal Cleaning® system means a reduction of VOC’s, airborne pathogens, and bacteria in your facility.
With over 50 years of experience in healthcare cleaning, ServiceMaster Green can give your Des Moines, IA facility the quality of care it deserves. Contact us at (515) 255-7775 to find out more about our services for your facility.
October 5th, 2016 · No Comments
One of the biggest investments in your Des Moines, IA, business is your carpet, but you probably don’t think about it a lot unless there‘s a major spill on it. In high traffic areas, carpets can be taking a beating every day and may require premature replacement if not properly maintained with professional carpet cleaning services. Apart from the wear and tear of everyday foot traffic, what could be lurking deep within your office carpet?
Dirt and dust. It rides in all day long on people’s shoes, even though vacuuming does remove about 80% of dirt and soil. In high traffic areas like your office, your carpet is being subjected to daily.
Spills from food and drinks. If you allow food and drink of any kind in the office, there’s a good chance some of it ends up in your carpet. This causes unpleasant odors and staining which just looks bad for business.
Outside chemicals carried in. Salt, snow melt, lawn treatment sprays, and the oily parking lot your employees walked through are just some of the culprits.
Though vacuuming your carpets is a great start, it isn’t nearly enough to fully protect them. Having your Des Moines, IA, office carpets professionally deep cleaned by ServiceMaster Green on a regular basis is a great way to remove dirt and stains, prevent allergies and sickness, and extend the life of your carpet. Contact us at (515) 255-7775.
September 29th, 2016 · No Comments
If you’re managing a business in Des Moines, IA, you have a lot of things to think about and do on a day-to-day basis. There are meetings to attend and run, deals to close, staff concerns, and of course attending to your customers. Why would you put cleaning anywhere near the top of this list? With so many important things to do, here are some reasons to put your trust in us for high quality professional janitorial services.
We’re experts at sanitation. Our employees have extensive training and proper equipment to completely clean and disinfect every surface. From offices to break rooms and lobbies to bathrooms, we clean with the most advanced techniques leaving all the hard surfaces, carpeting, and hard surface flooring looking great and as clean as possible.
Hygiene influences a feeling well-being. When your space is not properly cleaned by a commercial janitorial cleaning service, it’s easy to leave certain areas of your business neglected. Some places in your office may seldom, if ever, get an intensive cleaning, such as high touch areas. Our cleaning service routinely sanitizes doorknobs, light switches can all quickly transmit germs and bacteria.
It’s been proven that cleanliness increases workplace efficiency. Sick days, down time, and a building that seems to always have some kind of illness going around will directly impact your company’s profitability. Our advanced cleaning technique will reduce the germs and bacteria in your building, meaning you’ll have less health issues and a more satisfied and productive staff.
You won’t find a more qualified janitorial service company in Des Moines, IA, than ServiceMaster Green. Along with office buildings, we also service many local hospitals, school campuses, and medical facilities. We know clean and why it’s so important for the face of your business! To learn more about how we can service your business, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (515) 255-7775.
September 20th, 2016 · No Comments
It seems every time you turn around there’s a new “superfood” that’s popular. Quinoa, kale, Greek yogurt, flax seed, who can keep up with what we are supposed to be eating? Green cleaning is another popular buzzword thrown around, and it’s hard to know if businesses are saying they are green to be trendy or if they really have invested in providing environmentally friendly cleaning services. We can tell you that in the case of the Des Moines, IA, area business that we serve with our commercial cleaning services, that when we say green, we mean it.
These are just a few of the benefits of going green with your janitorial services.
Better air quality and a healthier building. Many commercial cleaning agents can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can cause irritation to lungs and mucous membranes. If you’ve ever gotten a whiff of an open bleach container you know how caustic is to your eyes and lungs. Our certified green cleaning products are gentle on the eyes and lungs but powerful when removing bacteria and grime. A healthier building means less employee/staff sick days therefore benefiting productivity and the bottom line for your business.
A more productive office space. We specialize in professional cleaning services that do more than just push dust around. Our patented Capture and Removal Cleaning® system removes dirt, dust, and debris, leaving your office space cleaner and healthier. We know the right methods to clean both common areas and high traffic areas that can harbor germs and bacteria.
Green cleaning isn’t some trendy buzzword for us- it’s our business. We’re Green Seal GS-42 certified and one of the few to have garnered this certification in the greater Des Moines, IA, area. Contact us at (515) 255-7775 to learn how we can help you go green with our commercial janitorial services today.
September 13th, 2016 · No Comments
If you’re the CEO of a small company and you’ve been cleaning bathrooms and break rooms, you might suspect that this is a job best done by others. Let ServiceMaster Green help you form a plan for your small business that makes sense for your company’s lifestyle and budget. Just like you’re an expert at what you do, we‘re experts at commercial cleaning. We’ve been cleaning Des Moines, IA, businesses for over 50 years.
Here are some factors we will take into consideration and discuss with you when forming a commercial cleaning plan for your small business:
- What’s your budget? We start with the basics. If you’ve never hired a professional cleaning and janitorial service, you may have no idea what the costs involved are. We can break it down for you and make it understandable.
- How many employees do you have? Do you have foot traffic? The cleaning plan for an office that has customers coming through day in and day out will be different from an office that has no customer traffic. In some cases, weekly cleaning will be necessary, while others may be fine with bi-weekly services.
- What do you want your employees and customers to feel when they come into your space? A clean and tidy office can result in happier, more productive employees and a more favorable perception of your brand. We’ll help you decide how often you need professional cleaning services to meet that goal.
With our janitorial and commercial cleaning services, you have the peace of mind that you have the best professionals in town, and the added benefit of knowing that all of our services are green clean certified. You’ll be able to breathe easier knowing you don’t have to go into work and empty trash anymore. Contact us today at (515) 255-7775, and let’s work together to get your office cleaner and greener!
September 7th, 2016 · No Comments
You probably try to keep your workspace tidy- organizing papers, dusting, and clearing away debris. However, have you ever thought about carpet cleaning where you work? Think about it, how many times have you tracked in dirt, slush, and salt from the parking lot? The office carpet can be a lot dirtier than you think. That’s why it’s important to consider commercial carpet cleaning for your office in Des Moines, IA.
Routine janitorial services are not enough when it comes to carpeting. Depending on the number of employees and the traffic your business generates you can be accumulating a lot of allergens, dirt.
Most likely, you didn’t hire your employees for their cleaning skills, and you can’t depend on them to keep the office spick and span at all times. In addition, keeping your office up to a high standard of cleanliness with professional carpet cleaning can elevate employee morale.
You’ll feel great when you see your newly cleaned carpet and have we mentioned that all of our cleaning and extraction services are green?
ServiceMaster Green guarantees a quality job done right. Get your work done while our team takes care of everything you need, from lifting long-term stains to grooming your carpet to perfection. Contact ServiceMaster Green to set up a routine or one-time commercial carpet cleaning for your office or place of business in Des Moines, IA.
August 25th, 2016 · No Comments
One of the biggest stressors on any Des Moines, IA, business is renovating or expanding their commercial space. You know that you need more room to grow, but how do you do that without disturbing day–to–day operations? To make sure your renovation or new construction project moves ahead quickly and stays on schedule, trust ServiceMaster Green to provide prompt green post-construction cleaning. From bathrooms to breakrooms to boardrooms, we have the right staff to clean the space professionally, quickly, and with the best green cleaning products available. Your cleaning plan will be specifically formulated for your space, leaving you and your employees free to concentrate on other areas of the business and keep you on schedule.
We have all the right tools for the job and we use green–certified products and practices to capture and remove dirt, dust, and debris. Construction sites often have many different materials being used, and the dust and dirt can permeate every surface, even getting into fixtures and HVAC vents. All that fine dirt and dust can leave your new area looking dirty and dingy before you even move in! We’re faster and more efficient than relying on your employees and we’ll make the space shine.
Our trained technicians can polish fixtures and windows, vacuum and spot clean carpeting if needed, sweep and damp-mop hard surface floors and entryways, and more. Knowing that we use green cleaning techniques means that your employees and customers won’t be bothered by fumes or harsh cleaning chemicals, allowing them to breathe free and easy.
Let us help you with your Des Moines commercial expansion, getting those doors to your business open sooner. We can get your space clean and ready to go and put your best foot forward for the grand re-opening. Contact ServiceMaster Green at (515) 255-7775 for help with all your post-construction cleaning needs.
August 16th, 2016 · No Comments
ServiceMaster Green has been serving the Des Moines metro since 1980! Our commitment to the community and to the green cleaning movement is embraced in all of the cleaning services we offer. We’re proud of our commitment to a sustainable green cleaning service and believe that it is a better way to clean for both the environment as well as a reduction in chemical odors and smells in either your home or business.
Our staff goes above and beyond no matter how big or small the cleaning service requested is. We can provide customizable plans for daily, weekly, quarterly or even yearly cleaning services and we are happy to work with your budget to get your home, business or facility looking great.
If you have an office space or building in Des Moines, IA, no matter what size your company is, it can benefit from our thorough, professional cleaning services. Whether we are scheduled daily, weekly or monthly.
If you’re in need of post construction cleanup, we can assist with a one-time clean up or be there on an ongoing basis until the project is completed.
If you’re looking for cleaning services in Des Moines, IA, no matter how large or small give us a call! Our professional and helpful team is happy to give you more information on how our services can help you. Please contact us at (515) 255-7775.
August 10th, 2016 · No Comments
Owning or managing an office requires wearing many hats throughout the day. You must be organized, work well under pressure and also be able to negotiate with staff and customers while meeting quality standards. A qualified manager should be adept at assigning responsibilities, motivating and keeping staff on track and meeting deadlines. It’s a job with a lot of moving parts and someone who has the right aptitude and attitude will find that they are very successful in leading and managing an office staff.
However, nowhere in the job description of manager does it say that you should also be great at cleaning break rooms, vacuuming or cleaning bathrooms. Adding that kind of chaos into your day takes away from what you should be doing; making your business grow.
Successful managers know that they are worth more when doing what brings in revenue, than work that can easily be outsourced like office cleaning. That’s where ServiceMaster Green can help. Our trained technicians help your business run as it should by keeping the place looking great with our professional green office cleaning services.
Our staff cleans as professionally as you manage your Des Moines area business. Your business skills might be top-notch, but with a dirty, dusty, dingy office it will not appear that way. A cleaner work environment means happier healthier employees and a client perception of an organized and successful business. A sloppy environment portrays to everyone that care is not being taken and that things are not well attended to.
If this is the one part of your business that you have neglected, now is the time to take control. Contact us at ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines and we’ll help form a plan for you with a customized office cleaning schedule. Let us give you some information on how green office cleaning can work for your business! Contact our friendly staff at 515-255-7775.