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Best ways to clean office spaces and commercial buildings

This is the best time of year to review your businesses existing and potentially new cleaning needs. Office moral can be boosted when certain trouble areas are tended to more frequently.  We are often asked to bid on cleaning offices bathrooms, kitchen areas, light dust and vacuum. Usually every office wants the same things cleaned.  A suggestion we have would be to send an email to employees asking what they may like done in addition to what is already being cleaned.  Also, what do they notice doesn't get cleaned or keeps getting missed by the current cleaning company.  This email can then be used to address your current cleaning company on what they can do better and potentially what they could add additionally when they come to clean.  Typically vacuuming under the desk is often on the list of employee complaints but you may be surprised what else shows up.  Employees that enjoy coffee may enjoy having a really clean and organized coffee areas.  Others may enjoy a better dustin…

Is paper marketing dead for small businesses?

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After only four days the recycling bin is over flowing at this Apartment complex.  This is the first of two recycling bins that were over flowing with junk mail.  I tried advertising in two paper publications last summer and had limited success.  The cost to advertise with these publications were greater than that of Adwords.  Something else to think about would be tracking the success of these mailings.  Can you? Do you?  Most people who use the coupons in these are the same people who always use them.  Are you really gaining new business from these various types of marketing?  I spent nearly $1,700.00 in three months and could only account for two calls from them that turned into business.  The two calls did not pay for the amount spent.  Adwords on the other hand allows for changing in your daily spend, location and more.  This flexibility allowed my business to grow from one account to over two dozen in less than one year.  I could verify where the clicks were coming from and com…

Whats the best home remedy for cleaning?

Again and again more home remedies come out of the woodwork to help clean hard messes faster and easier.  How many now, 10... 50... 100... 1,000?  Baking soda, vinegar, wine, olive oil, chalk etc.  Along with some of these are the hundreds of cleaning combinations that come with mixing them.  They can clean water stains, rust, stains, grease etc.  The amount of time it would take to figure out the perfect combination and amount you could have just gone and bought a specific brand to clean the mess.  Home remedies maybe safer but now a days many cleaning supplies have a green seal.  My suggestion is to read the brand first to see what's actually in it and then if you decide it's not safe try one of the home remedies.  Just be patient as it may take a few attempts before any progress is made.

Easy technique for cleaning grout thats safe.

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https://youtu.be/ZwPoCCZ-pyo

Email or call if your getting ready to pressure wash your home.

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https://youtu.be/Cyj-rdR-sEo

Cleaning Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Let's start with mirrors.  It seems as though mirrors over sinks can have but not limited to hair, tooth paste, lipstick, oil, dust and other things.  I have been using a Rubbermaid microfiber glass cleaning cloth and just a small amount of Windex to clean all this and it works great.  The cloth leaves no streakes or lint and it can be washed about 300 times.  This works on Windows as well but I'll leave that topic alone for now.  With regards to cleaning light bulbs, the key is to clean them cold so shut them off first.  The hardest lightbulbs to clean are the new LED lights so this post is in regards to cleaning them. They don't wipe clean cold or hot.  The key is to unscrew them and use a small amount of goo-off or goo-gone.  Use a super small amount and use the glass microfiber towel to wipe it clean.  All the hair and lint will just wipe off.  If you use a dry cloth or even water the LED bulbs rubber like surface will prevent it from being cleaned.

Small business common sense

In case you may be a small business in NH... Let's say 10 million in net a year I hope you do this...  By "this" I mean, do not post you are #1,2,3 or whatever number compared to your competitors unless you have citable sources.  Any business can say they are #1 in this and that or whatever they do. In fact stating your bussiness is number 1 in (whatever field it is you or your business does or provides) may make them more money because of it but it is unethical to promote your business in that manor without citing where it came from.  Places like Pinteresr and Home Advisor don't do that so cite another source if that's the source you try to use.  A few years ago before I started this business I worked for such a firm and the only awards they give are generalized based on comments.  They never ranked businesses even in NH.  At the end of the day anyone ... For eaxample - A Lawyer, Dentist, Plumber, Oil Company etc. can say they are the #1 business in that industr…