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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…

Best practices for hardwood floor cleaning

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It is extremely tough to keep hardwood floors looking like new.  Harder still to clean them.  Here are a few suggestions that can help.  First thing is to get a microfiber mop with a few mop heads.  Cold water with a stash of vinager.  Spray the solution on the hardwood floors with a spray bottle.  This will evenly disperse the water.  Only use a small amount and then wipe the floors with some pressure from the mop.  After it dries use a product thats all natural.  Not mop and glow which will over time leave a residue.  Bona is a good product to use.  Use a new microfiber mop head and with the spray bottle (cleaned out) spray small amounts of bona on the floor.  Small amounts go along way.  The idea with this concept is the first wash with vinager cleaned off debris and build up and then the bona or something similar with shine them up.  This will take longer to do but you will get better results.

Is there a better way than bidding?

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Titan Cleaning Services has close to two dozen cleaning accounts.  They range from small office spaces to multi-level condo buildings.  This past year we bid on close to 40 jobs all varying in size.  Typically business call to gets estimates because they are not happy with the current level of cleaning taking place.  Typically, paper and debris left week after week, no shows on the day(s) cleaning was needed, kitchen counters left a mess and bathroom floors with staining.

Often we get told that we are one of a few businesses being called to bid.  The reason for this is to price check and usually that means the lowest bidder will get the job.  However, why cant a different approach be taken.
Disclosing the budget requirements for cleaning either up front or at the end of the property inspection can actually be a good thing.  For example if we go to a facility that is 6,000 sq ft and they are looking for cleanings twice a week we would figure out what else is needed during each cleanin…