This morning we attended the Derwentside Business Network’s monthly event at Beamish Hall. The theme this month was how best to exhibit your business in a shoebox and the judges picked our shoebox as one of the 3 winners. They said, ‘’As is the case with all good marketing, you have to get noticed and we were in no doubt as to what this business did. ‘’

We received a nice bottle of bubbly from the judges for our efforts. Like everything we do, we went ‘above and beyond’ – well certainly above the rest of the shoeboxes, with our elevated effort !

With thanks to Chris Smith for this article.


Lack of daylight when it’s dark before you get home, cold, rainy weather and the rush in the run-up to Christmas can get the best of us down, and a stressed employee is not a productive or happy member of the team. Thankfully there are plenty of small touches you can provide as an employer or manager to boost morale. It can go a long way when you show that you care, so try some of these easy to implement, low cost ideas and reap the rewards.

Simple Freebies and Perks
Freebies are a surprisingly effective morale booster considering the fact that they often don’t require that much effort!

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Hot Drinks & Vitamins For Flu Season:  
Many offices offer hot drinks facilities and free teas and coffees, but why not take it a step further – free fruit is a nice winter perk to make it easier for your team to stay healthy, especially during flu season. Perhaps even start keeping a few basic flu-fighting supplies such as Strepsils and Lemsip to hand to save someone who’s feeling a bit under the weather a trip into the cold to stock up. Another easy but much-appreciated thing to offer during the colder and wetter months is a few company umbrellas (consider branding them to make it easier to keep track!) for people to borrow when nipping down to the shops at lunch.

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Surprise Treats:
Everyone loves comfort food in winter, especially in the run-up to Christmas. Consider adding hot chocolate or fancy coffee syrups to the hot drinks roster for a month or two, or surprising everyone with extra-indulgent hot chocolate – go all out with squirty cream and marshmallows and bring in some mince pies or Christmas biscuits to brighten a Monday or Hump day, or as a as a special Friday treat. If you want to go down a slightly more extravagant route, a surprise breakfast with pancakes and all the toppings, pastries and other goodies will definitely brighten up your next progress meeting.

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Christmas Count Down:
We may not always admit it, but adults love a good Advent calendar as much as any kid – especially if it contains something a bit more exciting than a festively-shaped chocolate. Depending on the number of people in your office, department or team, an office Advent calendar with little goodies for everyone might go down well– think miniature bottles, hand creams, tiny boxes of chocolates, chutneys, fancy teas and more. These can be hidden inside a refillable Advent calendar, each person is assigned a number and hey presto!

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Happy Hour:
Workplace friendships have been proven to reduce stress, and everyone loves a free drink – so organising an office happy hour where the company supplies a few drinks and allows everyone to finish slightly earlier to mingle with their co-workers from other departments is bound to go down well! It might even lead to some new friendships being formed, which in turn could lead to collaboration further down the road, but since happy employees work better it’s a win-win situation regardless. You might find that people appreciate being able to do this outside of the more formal setting of a Christmas lunch or office party, and you could build it into the company culture to take place monthly or several times a year if your budget allows it.

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Revamp the Office Noticeboard:

Get a separate noticeboard for that list of fire safety officers and make this one all about your team: think photos of pets, a funny baby photo of each team member, thank you cards/printouts of thank you emails, good reviews, kids’ drawings, funny comics, postcards, achievements (not just work-related, but personal too, such as a team member running a 10k or finishing a part-time degree ), a list of bank holidays to look forward to and more, the goofier the better. Some offices also have “rules” such as bringing back a mandatory hideous fridge magnet from a holiday to add to the kitchen décor, so why not get some input from your colleagues to see if they can think of other fun ways to add colour to the place!

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Decorate your Space:
Try some decorations or flowers and wait for an inevitable mood boost – no need to go full-blown Pinterest, but a little extra cheer can easily be added by adding some colourful prints and rustling up a few pot plants (real or fake, though real ones provide the added benefit of helping improve the air quality, which can be a godsend in a stuffy office with the heating on!) Halloween and Christmas decorations always brighten up a space, and letting everyone pitch in with hanging them up offers a welcome and entertaining quick break. You could even make it into a competition between different departments to add a little incentive!

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Warm lighting:
Especially in winter when there is so little daylight, fluorescent strip lighting can be rather grim, and a strain for the eyes to boot. If your office still has that lovely glare to it, now is the time to rethink upgrading them at last – both your team and eyes will thank you!

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Sweepstakes:
Friendly competitions where everyone bets £1 on an assigned contestant for Bake Off/Strictly Come Dancing/The Apprentice or whatever TV show your office is currently hooked on are a fun way to get people more engaged, not to mention a pleasant diversion that’s very easy to set up! It’s also quite a versatile concept: for example if sports are more your team’s thing then the sweepstakes could be based on a current sporting event or countries participating in a tournament.

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Give something back as a team:
Set aside some time to do something for charity together (or start planning it for the warmer months!)
Instead of just wearing a Christmas jumper and donating £2, try something more involved:

  • Organise a bake sale (e.g. for Children in Need in November or a cause your team cares about),
  • Collect items for the Shoebox Appeal and sort and pack them together
  • Donate your business’ specific skills to a local cause or as an auction item or raffle prize for a charity event
  • Donate Christmas dinner or essential items for a local food bank and help them sort and distribute it

These are just a few ways you can improve morale in your office this winter – perhaps you’ll be inspired to implement and adapt some of them, or even come up with your own!

Dealing with allergies at work often can be difficult. It’s hard to focus on business when your eyes are itchy, your nose is running (or stuffed) and you can’t catch your breath because of repetitive sneezing. It’s miserable and our ServiceMaster Clean team wants you to be able to feel better. Check out a few of our tips for dealing with office allergies.

COMMON WORKPLACE ALLERGIES

Indoor/outdoor allergies also known as seasonal allergies are one of the most common types of allergies suffered by people, whether working in an office, warehouse, retail establishment, factory or other work space. Other common workplace allergies include contact allergies such as an allergy to latex and eye allergies. Occupational asthma is another common workplace issue and usually develops when a worker has a sensitivity to something regularly inhaled in the work space (fumes, chemicals.)

OFFICE ALLERGY TRIGGERS

Many office allergy triggers are the same ones that affect you at home. These include but are not limited to:

  • Dust mites
  • Pollen
  • Mould spores
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Cockroaches
  • Fumes (from aerosols, chemicals, cleaning agents)
  • Perfume and other scented products
  • Animal dander

Even if your office is smoke-free, residual smoke that lingers on a co-worker who has smoked a cigarette during a break can trigger a reaction if you’re sensitive to this allergen. The same can happen to people who suffer allergies from exposure to perfumes and animal dander, especially cat dander. If a particular co-worker wears a perfume or scent that aggravates your allergies, avoid that person’s cubicle. If you have to work closely together on a project, you may opt to politely mention your allergy.

REDUCING OFFICE ALLERGIES

There are easy ways to reduce your office allergy triggers. The first step is to identify the allergens that affect you most significantly. Once you know what triggers your allergies, you can take steps to reduce your exposure. Try these tips for reducing your office allergies:

  • Wipe your work area (all hard surfaces) daily with a disinfectant wipe
  • If you vacuum your work space, wear a mask
  • Run a dehumidifier if your office has high humidity to reduce risk of mold growth
  • Make sure your work space is well ventilated
  • Wash your hands after working with co-workers who have pets to avoid transferring any pet dander to your clothes, skin or face

The best way to deal with allergies in the office or any other work environment is to eliminate as many allergens as possible. A regular commercial cleaning service from ServiceMaster Clean can get that job done. Daily dusting, mopping and vacuuming can remove many of the allergens that affect workers helping to improve the condition and health of your work environment.

THE TOP 9 AIR PURIFYING INDOOR PLANTS

In the 1980s, scientists at NASA – motivated by the need to clean the air in space stations – conducted a Clean Air Study to identify the best air purifying indoor plants. Their final study advises that to optimally remove these toxins, one of these nine plants should be placed every 100 square feet of an office space or home.

SPIDER PLANT

Named for the shoots that sprout and bloom in all different directions, the spider plant is ideal for forgetful or first-time plant owners. Spider plants thrive in bright areas of the office that are not in direct sunlight, and you should let the soil dry between watering.

GARDEN MUM

NASA’s Clean Air Study crowned the cheerful, flowering garden mum as the one of the best air purifying plants. Mums are a popular potted plant found at many garden stores, and they have the added advantage of being able to thrive outside, too.

PEACE LILY

One of the smallest air purifying indoor plants on the list, the peace lily has excellent air-cleaning qualities for its size. It flowers throughout the summer months, filling a room with inviting aromas. Peace lilies prefer shady corners of the home or office, and the soil should be kept moist.

WEEPING FIG OR FICUS

If you’re looking for a larger plant that will last a long time, ficus trees can grow up to 10-feet tall indoors and live indoors for many, many years. Weeping figs are hardy plants that flourish in bright, indirect light and don’t like being moved around too much.

SNAKE PLANT

The snake plant is one of the toughest plants and nearly impossible to kill – which may explain its nickname, “mother-in-law’s tongue.” Snake plants like their fair share of sun and prefer dryer conditions, requiring only occasional watering.

ALOE VERA

Another excellent choice for an air purifying  plant is the aloe vera. Easy to care for, aloe vera also offers several benefits for the treatment of minor burns and skin irritations. Simply tear off a fleshy leaf from the plant and apply the liquid it contains directly to your skin to soothe dry, burned or itchy skin.

BAMBOO PALM

One of the best natural air filters for formaldehyde, the bamboo palm can grow impressively tall in a relatively short amount of time. Bamboo palms can stretch up to 12-feet tall, love indirect or filtered sunlight and should be watered when the soil starts to feel dry.

BOSTON FERN

The Boston fern is another great air purifying indoor plant, and it requires high humidity, a cool environment and indirect sunlight to thrive. The potting mixture for Boston ferns often contains a high amount of peat moss, which you should saturate during watering and then allow to fully drain.

DRACAENA

This species of plant, whose name translates to “female dragon,” comes in over 40 different varieties. The many choices let you find the perfect plant for practically any room. But, you should avoid this plant if you have an office pet– dracaena are toxic to dogs and cats. Add some greenery from our list to your home today, and reap the benefits of cleaner air.

In conclusion, plants are a great way to remove toxins from the air in the office, and help aid the progress towards a fresh and pure air space. These tips, as well as help from our other blog posts (can be found here) will help maximise your productivity in the workspace!

 

Whether it’s due to your child getting over-excited with a permanent marker or you’ve accidentally let a pen fall down the back of the sofa, it’s surprisingly easy to get pen marks on furniture. Just like knowing how to remove ink stains from clothes, however, once you’ve got a few handy tips up your sleeve, those pesky pen stains will prove no match to your awesome powers of cleaning. And luckily for you, we’ve got those handy tips right here. Read on for some top tips on how to get ink stains out of all types of different materials and never worry about falling asleep with a biro on the sofa again!

Removing ink stains from wood

There are numerous unfortunate ways of accidentally getting a pen mark on your wooden furniture, but luckily, there are also some pretty straight-forward methods of getting it out. One technique often recommended by experts is to use baking soda. This kitchen ingredient has natural eroding qualities that make it great for getting rid of stains. Add one teaspoon to half a cup of water and mix well. The powder should dissolve into a thin paste. Spread this over the stain and wait for around 15 seconds. Remove the solution with a soft, clean cloth and the ink should come away, too.

Haven’t got any baking soda in the house? Try washing-up liquid instead. This requires half a teaspoon of the soap to one third of a cup of water that should be slightly warm. Mix up the solution until you have lots of bubbles – it’s these rather than the liquid itself that has the impressive stain removal powers. Take some of the bubbles with a soft cloth and apply to the stain. Use a damp cloth to remove and then voilà: pen-free furniture!

Removing ink stains from your sofa

If you want to remove ink from a sofa, start by blotting the stain with lukewarm water. Avoid rubbing it as this can push the stain in further. Next, apply rubbing alcohol. This is pretty potent stuff so make sure to do a patch test first somewhere you can’t see, just to check it will not adversely affect your sofa’s material. Assuming it’s all fine, put the rubbing alcohol – sometimes also known as isopropyl alcohol – onto a clean cloth and apply with gentle dabs. The ink stain should come away on the cloth. Let the sofa dry naturally after.

Removing ink stains from painted surfaces

If you or your little one has got ink stains on painted surfaces, there are a few different tricks you can try. Many people swear by insect repellent. These sprays often contain powerful chemicals that will banish both bugs and ink stains. Again, make sure to do a patch test first and no one wants to make things worse, then apply liberally to the affected areas, wait for a few seconds and remove. If you don’t have insect repellent to hand another option is hair spray. Sometimes less potent, this can still be pretty effective in getting ink stains gone. Because of the contents of the insect spray, you’re best off doing this when you don’t have any children around.

Just like when you want to remove ink stains from clothes, there are lots of options when it comes to removing them from furniture. Depending on the surface affected, try some of the above techniques and see which works for you. If in doubt, consult some of our other useful tips and tricks online.

Got pen stains on your carpet? It’s a good idea to get your carpet professionally cleaned from time to time – get in touch with ServiceMaster Clean for a quote.

Office Kitchen Problems & Solutions

Any time a group of people work together day after day, you’re bound to run into some issues regarding shared spaces – especially in the kitchen. Individuals’ pet peeves and personal cleanliness habits tend to clash if there aren’t set rules for break room and kitchen etiquette at work.

Think of your workplace as a community. Everyone must do their part to pitch in and keep things running smoothly. All the members of the office community need a clear understanding of the office rules and how to obey them. In the kitchen, hang a friendly sign with office kitchen rules for everyone to use as a reference.

What kitchen rules should you put on this handy list? Take a look at some of the top etiquette problems found in office kitchens, and use the simple solutions from the experts at ServiceMaster Clean® to help construct your own guidelines. You can even print out our playful list, written directly to employees, and post it in your kitchen:

Office Kitchen Etiquette  

Problem: A messy kitchen counter and dirty dishes in the sink.

Stacks of dirty dishes piling up turns the sink into a breeding ground for bacteria and odors. By the same token, garbage and food left on the counter invites bugs and pests while simultaneously taking up space that your coworkers need to prepare their food.

Solution: Clean as you go. If you create the garbage, throw it away. If you dirty the dish, wash it. If everyone picks up after themselves, there will be no mess left at the end of the day.

Problem: Food debris left in microwave.

Spills happen, wipe them up. No one wants to see what’s left of your soup explosion when they go to heat their own lunch.

Solution: When using the microwave, cover your dish with a lid or paper towel to prevent splattering. If food debris does dirty the inside of the microwave, use a damp cloth to wipe it up down before the food dries and needs a chisel for removal. If everyone offers the same consideration, no one will get stuck with a messy microwave.

Problem: Rotting food in the fridge.

It’s simple. Spoiled meat, sour dairy and mouldy produce smell bad. Don’t let your food reach this point.

Solution: Keep track of the food and beverages you store in the community fridge. At the end of each week, check the expiration date and toss out old food. Don’t leave anything questionable in the fridge to rot over the weekend.

Problem: Stolen food.

Have you ever experienced the disappointment of opening the fridge door and finding your food missing? There’s an easy way to stop this phenomenon from ruining your day.

Solution: Clearly label personal food with your name and the date. If you bring goodies to share, label them “for everyone.” Even if you find unlabeled food, avoid eating anything that isn’t yours or hasn’t been offered directly to you.

If you notice any of your coworkers aren’t using proper office kitchen etiquette, respectfully remind them of the rules or speak privately with your manager. It’s up to everyone to help ensure the kitchen and shared spaces stay clean and friendly places.

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A local entrepreneurial family has reinvested into their growing business and expanded their office cleaning franchise into Birmingham and Coventry.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mercia (CS Mercia), which is owned and operated by Kevin and Joanne Harden and son, Mark, launched in 2009 and has seen the business grow by 300% in the last five years due to a high demand for its services. The company employs over 170 staff to provide daily office, industrial and education cleaning services in major towns, such as Tamworth, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, Rugby and Lutterworth and has now expanded to operate in the cities of Birmingham and Coventry.

Kevin Harden, managing director, CS Mercia said: “With major investments being made into Birmingham, such as HS2 and the Curzon Street regeneration, now is the ideal time to launch into these major UK cities on our border. We’re excited by the opportunity to expand our business and create new jobs in the areas.”

Mark Harden, business development manager, CS Mercia added: “By focusing on our customer’ requirements and our core services, we’ve seen fantastic growth over the last few years, specifically within the education sector, which has required a consistent, quality and credible service. This investment into Coventry and Birmingham will allow us to develop our customer base and continue our growth beyond 300%.”

CS Mercia is a franchise of ServiceMaster Limited, which is one of the UK’s largest and longest-established multi-brand franchisors and is one of 68 contract cleaning franchises in the ServiceMaster franchise network.

A local entrepreneur has invested in and taken ownership of a Guildford-based commercial cleaning franchise and aims to create new employment opportunities as the business expands.

Siva Kugathas (43), of Sutton, spent 20 years working in senior franchise roles, for both Pizza Hut and KFC in both the UK and Europe before choosing to invest in the Guildford-based, commercial cleaning franchise, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services (CS Guildford). Siva was responsible for creating KFC’s UK Operations Service Manual and achieved the Restaurant Manager of the Year award in 1997.

CS Guildford currently turns over £138,000 and employs 30 staff but Siva aims to double this size of the company and his over the next 18 months. The company provides daily office and commercial cleaning services to businesses across the region and is part of the ServiceMaster franchise network, which has been trading in the UK since 1959.

Siva said: “There’s huge potential for this company and we’re looking forward to seeing rapid growth by adding new clients and by bringing in and developing new staff. The support from ServiceMaster has been excellent and I’m excited to get up and running and working with our new and existing clients.”

Guy Strang, brand operations manager, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services UK added: “Siva’s experience and passion for providing an excellent customer service is second to none and we’re confident CS Guildford will grow rapidly, bringing wealth and jobs to the Guildford area.”

CS Guildford was founded in 1992 and is part of a national network of 68 licensed office cleaning businesses.

It’s no surprise that air quality in an office can often be poor. With so many people in such a small space, dirt, dust and other debris can really build up quickly – not to mention the added influence of any office renovations or new building construction nearby.

Poor office air quality can lead to Sick Building Syndrome, which affects employees anytime they’re inside. If workers complain about headaches, respiratory problems, coughing or fevers while on the job, it could very well be due to an indoor air quality issue – especially if these symptoms only occur at work and clear up by the time people get home.

How You Can Improve Office Air Quality

Luckily, there are ways to improve air quality and keep employees happy and healthy in any office environment. At the very least, try the following ideas from ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services to lower the chances of your staff getting sick and to improve office air quality overall:

  • Keep your air vents open and unblocked. If furniture, boxes or other items block the path of your air vents, the air inside your office won’t circulate properly and could cause health issues.
  • Replace air filters frequently. If your air filters are clogged, air flow becomes nonexistent. Over time, dust and debris will build up behind the filters and settle inside your air ducts, putting your employees’ health at even more risk. As a general rule, air filters should be replaced every 6-12 months.
  • Maintain a healthy level of humidity. Humidity between 30 and 50 percent helps keep dust mites, mould and other allergens under control. Use dehumidifiers and air conditioners to control the humidity level in your office.
  • Clean spills immediately. Excess moisture or residual dampness supports the growth of mildew and mould, which can cause severe health risks. It’s more expensive to remediate mould damage than it is to prevent it, so it’s in your best interest to reduce the risk of mould growth by cleaning up spills or leaks as soon as you see them.
  • Add some office plants. Not only do plants add a pleasing, peaceful aesthetic to any office, they also absorb toxins and produce more oxygen, which means employees will be able to breathe more easily.
  • Use fresh air whenever possible. If your office has windows, open them up and let that fresh air in. When weather permits, keeping your windows and doors open helps circulate fresh air in and stale air out.
  • Keep your office clean. Regularly vacuum, dust, sanitise, clear away clutter and promptly dispose of all rubbish as it accumulates. Often, it’s easiest to schedule regular professional cleanings to ensure this crucial component of indoor air quality doesn’t get overlooked. Keeping clean ensures less pollutants have a chance to mix with the air and make your employees sick.
  • Inspect and clean your air ducts. If there are any signs that your air ducts are impacting air quality or circulation and need to be cleaned, call in experts to assess and correct the issue before anyone’s health is compromised.
  • Have your air quality tested. Experts in air quality have the right tools and know how to measure air quality in offices, from air flow to humidity levels, ventilation, odours, leaks, standing water, water damage, mould growth and more. After a thorough inspection, you’ll know exactly what needs to be fixed to improve office air quality moving forward.

If you need help correcting an indoor air quality issue in your office, call the experts at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services. We’ll be there right away to inspect your office, clean your air ducts and set up a regular cleaning schedule to ensure your staff members stay happy and healthy. With our proven expertise and commitment to holding ourselves to the highest cleaning standards, we’ll always be there to deliver exceptional results for you. Find you nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services to discuss your requirements.

An award-winning cleaning company based in Sale, Manchester is celebrating 25 years of bringing a shine to its customers across the city and surrounding areas.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services (CS) Manchester was launched from the conservatory of business owners, Martin and Sarah Steinman on 1st January 1992 and now employs over 300 staff with a turnover of more than £2.8m. To celebrate the milestone, the company held an event at which CS Manchester’s managing director, Guy Johnson announced the company saw an 8% increase in revenue last year on 2015 and set out the company’s growth plans to double its turnover and headcount by 2022.

Martin Steinman, business owner said: “It is a privilege to work with such a fantastic team and to have achieved this milestone anniversary together. We are very much looking to the future and our extensive growth plans.”

Guy Johnson, managing director added: “I feel immensely proud of how far this business has come. We have continued to grow year-on-year and we’ve consistently invested in new technology and systems to allow us to work smarter, quicker and ultimately, provide our customers with the best experience they can expect.”

CS Manchester is a franchise of ServiceMaster Limited, one of the UK’s largest and longest-established, multi-brand franchisors.

Guy Strang, brand operations manager for the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services franchise network commented: “There aren’t many businesses that launched back in 1992 that continue to grow year-on-year at the rate of CS Manchester. The team is focused and determined to achieve great things, whilst putting their customers at the centre of everything they do. Congratulations to Martin and Sarah and all the team.”

Over its 25 year history, CS Manchester has been awarded four franchising awards, including the British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year Excellence Award in 1995.

It takes a lot to successfully run a company, from guts to smarts to plenty of funding. Even though guts may come naturally and smarts usually take time and experience to acquire, today’s energy efficient offices conserve money in more ways than you might think – which means you get to spend more on the things that matter most to your business.

Saving energy in the office is one of the easiest ways to save money and support the environment, as well. Learn how you can make a difference to both our planet and your bottom line with three easy, office energy saving tips from ServiceMaster Cleanf.

Easy, Office Energy Saving Tips

  1. Replace your light bulbs.

If your lightbulbs aren’t already energy efficient, replace them with ENERGY STAR®-qualified light bulbs, which includes compact florescent lamps (CFLs). These bulbs use about 70% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last longer. You read that right – you’ll be saving money on energy bills and saving money at the store when you go CFL. While LED lights are even more energy efficient, they tend to be more cost-prohibitive for businesses. You can encourage employees with desk lamps to use LED lights or calculate whether the longevity of LED lights is worth the initial investment.

For additional savings, remind employees to turn off the lights in rooms that aren’t in use. Open blinds and use natural lighting as often as you can during the day to keep energy use down even more.

  1. Turn off computers when not in use.

One of the most commonly missed office energy saving tips is turning off equipment at the end of the day or during periods of low usage. During the day, ask employees to use the hibernation feature on their computers if they step away from their desks. This mode reduces the energy emitted from the monitors and computer itself. You can also shut down computers completely before closing each day for more savings.

Keep in mind that even when electronics aren’t in use, they still use energy if they’re plugged in. If your office is going on a long holiday break, unplug energy-sucking equipment like printers, microwaves, coffee machines, vending machines, lights and more.

  1. Go paperless as often as you can.

Set up systems that allow employees to work electronically as often as possible, and only print things when it’s absolutely necessary. This will not only prolong the life of your printer, paper and ink/toner, but also help reduce your energy costs and protect against deforestation in one fell swoop.

If you must print a document, print it in black and white. You’ll save money on printer ink or toner and help keep excess consumables, including toner cartridges, from filling the world’s landfills.  Also consider using copy paper with the highest percentage of recycled paper content and utilizing local recycling services for your office’s waste paper.

If you’re ready to make these three easy changes to save energy in the office, there’s no better time to start than now. Gather your staff to explain how you can all make a difference both in the workplace and in the world. Soon, you’ll see the cost savings accumulate, and you can feel good knowing that your business is acting as a responsible corporate citizen, even as you save money.

For more office advice or support, contact your local ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business.

Employees who are able to work in a clean, healthy office often have less sick days and are more productive. A professional cleaning service enables you to focus on running your business and not the daily removal of dirt, grime and more from your premises. There are multiple benefits of using a professional office cleaning service such as ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services.  Here are just five:

5 Benefits of Professional Commercial Office Cleaning

  1. Healthier work environment
  2. Better first impression for customers, visitors and guests
  3. Less hassle
  4. Accommodates your business schedule
  5. Clean done right the first time

Professional Cleaning Service for Healthier Work Environment

Bacteria, allergens and germs are everywhere. Employees as well as customers and visitors can easily spread illness by simply touching surfaces such as desks, computer keyboards and door handles. Regular professional office cleaning that includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping and other cleaning can improve the health of your work environment as it reduces the presence of bacteria, germs, and allergens in the workplace. Allergens such as dust mites and mold spores can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms,  possibly resulting in sick days and reduced productivity.

Clean Office = Good First Impression

Customers and visitors will feel more welcome and happier entering an office that has stain-free carpets and reception area seating as well as dust-free lighting fixtures and a clean bathroom stocked with paper goods and full soap dispensers. You’ll feel confident meeting with customers and guests in a conference room that smells fresh and looks clean to even the most discerning eye.

Commercial Office Cleaning: Less Hassle for You

Running a business takes a lot of time and you shouldn’t have to worry about routine chores like vacuuming the lobby or restocking the paper towels in the restrooms. A professional janitorial service eliminates the hassle of removing the daily grime from your facility. Our ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services janitorial services can accommodate any schedule – we have teams that can clean daily, weekly or monthly as well as day-time only cleaning services.

Office Cleaning Done Right

It’s important your employees have a clean work space and that your customers are impressed with the look of your office each time they visit. A regular office cleaning team can ensure all your needs are met. When our cleaning professionals combine their expertise, we have more than 55 years’ experience in the industry, with technologically advanced equipment and high-quality cleaning products. We promise to get the job done right the first time.

Contact your local ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services to discuss which office cleaning services may best suit your business or facility.