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Cleaning Products Can Be as Dangerous as Cigarettes

There’s no question that toxic cleaners are bad for your health. But did you know that regularly using these products could have the same effect as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day? That’s what a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found last year. Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway conducted a 20-year longitudinal study that looked at the lung function in over 6,000 participants in 22 locations around the world. [...]

The Impact of High-Quality Products on Your Facility

Keeping your facility clean is one thing – keeping it clean and healthy for your employees, clients and the environment is quite another. Not all companies choose to focus on this, but they should. The dangers of many chemical cleaners are well documented. According to the National Environmental Trust (NET), harsh ingredients used to enhance the performance of a product can impair neurological functions and act as respiratory irritants, carcinogens or reproductive toxins. And when these cleaners run off into drains and [...]

3 Tips to Keep Your Restaurant Clean

A clean and inviting restaurant with delicious food is critical to keeping your restaurant thriving. People look forward to dining out and nothing will upset your patrons more than an unclean restaurant. Recent studies have shown that 75% of restaurant patrons will never return to a restaurant if they observe cleanliness issues. When you couple that with the power of word-of-mouth and social media, you can quickly see how an unclean restaurant can damage your reputation beyond repair. For this [...]

What it Takes to Keep Your Place of Worship Clean

Places of worship are called sanctuaries for a reason. Have you ever walked into a house of worship and just felt the peace and holiness surrounding you? That’s a good sign of a clean worship hall because there are no distractions -- allowing the congregation to focus on the beauty of the house of worship and pray. Keeping your place of worship clean and soothing is very important to your community. At Colonial Commercial Cleaning, our high-quality cleaning standards allow [...]

Keep Your Controlled Environment Clean

Colonial Commercial Cleaning provides janitorial cleaning services for specialized businesses in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. Our experience has allowed us to excel in cleaning critical environments also known as controlled environments. Examples of controlled environments includes data centers, laboratories, electrical rooms and building “engine” rooms. These unique spaces are more sensitive to contamination and require precise environmental conditions such as optimal temperatures and air quality to be carefully managed. Keeping these environments clean and free of particulates, [...]

The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services

As someone who owned and ran a residential cleaning company, I can tell you that the specific differences between residential and commercial cleaning are few. BUT, they are very important differences. When you hire someone to clean your home you want them to be detail oriented. Same with commercial cleaning For your home, you want that person to be trustworthy so that you don’t have to worry about your safety or your possessions. This is also true for businesses, which [...]

Going Green: Trend or Necessity?

Not that many years ago, the decision to use non-toxic or biodegradable cleaning materials was a luxury. These products were far more expensive and harder to source. But today, deciding to use environmentally-friendly products is a no-brainer. It is no longer a nice thing to do, it is the responsible choice and it’s important that everyone does their part to reduce their carbon footprint. Plus, using environmentally-friendly, or eco-friendly, products reduces the chemicals that we expose to ourselves and [...]

Productivity Though Job Satisfaction is The Colonial Commercial Cleaning Way

Here at Colonial Commercial Cleaning, we take the quality of our work very seriously. We know that by providing excellent cleaning services we are going to make our customers happy and coming back year after year. One way we keep our customers happy is to keep our cleaning staff happy. A cleaning position with us is demanding. There is a lot of training. There are multiple layers of oversight. And sometimes it can be quite messy. But our cleaners are [...]

Corrective Action Reporting (CAR) Program

One of the top questions we get from new clients is: “What happens if I have a problem or complaint?” It’s understandable why this question comes up over and over. It’s because many cleaning companies don’t take the time to put a clear plan of action in place for the client to provide feedback and to have issues addressed. At Colonial Commercial Cleaning, we have a 3-part Corrective Action Reporting (CAR) program in place to address any issues you may [...]

Focus On Your Health And Safety

At Colonial Commercial Cleaning, we firmly believe in the importance of providing a healthy and safe environment for your staff and customers. This is why all of our training and protocols put our customers first. We spend a considerable amount of time on training and refresher courses with our employees so they always know the importance of the job they are doing. We know that our employees play a major role when it comes to keeping your facility clean. That [...]

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