& Office Cleaning
In Tucson reference
letters are important in any business, especially the janitorial
business. Our references are on our homepage under satisfied clients. In
addition to the letters we have received we can provide phone numbers
to other account references. Our company is here to serve your
janitorial needs, let us show you and you’ll be glad you did.
assurance system works and the good news is it is built in the price.
What it does is assures you get a high level of janitorial services. Our
inspection team is seasoned in both cleaning and inspecting. They have a
checklist to follow that helps with consistency in the quality
assurance system. Call us for a quote.
Our cleaning side of the
business is the side that really counts for references. There are some
additional services I want to talk about. They are the cleaning of the
phone, keyboard, mouse, and computer screen are additional services we
provide. When clean they help with the employee morale and add
uniformity to the office. If you have cleaning products you want us to
use, it shouldn't be a problem.
Gloves are important in
the office cleaning services. There are many types available, however,
there are two basic types; disposable and reusable. I prefer the
reuseable mainly because they are less likely to rip. Also, when done
for the day you wash them off until next time. The disposable gloves are
great when finished for the day just throw them out. Gloves come in
different thicknesses and sizes.
Awhile back, I was at a building that had restrooms that exit to the outside world. It can have a benefit when it needs airing out, but costly if it doesn’t lock properly. Bums like to steal supplies and it gets costly and annoying. Also if the door doesn’t seal properly the dust and dirt can blow in quickly and make a mess. These additional costs have to be figured in the bid. Is this a problem?
We are Tucson's go to
janitor service and are here ready to give you the service you deserve.
Our basic service covers four areas: restrooms, floors, trash, dusting.
Also, included are basic details: front door fingerprints clean, Lift
certain items and dust, vacuum entry mats and elevator cabs….
Desert Cleaning leaves the competition in the dust. What do I mean? It’s simple, we dust and we do it consistently. On bid tours we have seen the other janitors lack of dusting and it is a shame.
Let’s take a look at trashing, which seems straightforward. However, if not done correctly it will create carpet spots and take longer to do the job. The trash cans at each desk may need the liners replaced as needed. In the kitchen we may double bag the large trash can depending on usage it gets during the day.
In the restroom, surfaces have been designed for cleaning. Most surfaces are smooth for easy cleaning and disinfection of the surface. Filling of all the dispensers is critical, for example: toilet paper, soap, hand towels, seat covers…. Plus the trash needs to be removed.
Floors are usually last on the list to clean. Carpet is one pass with the vacuum where tile floors need two passes, sweep and mop. There are several types of flooring surfaces with different maintenance requirements. Laminate and wood flooring are not wet mopped with water. My opinion concrete is the best flooring. We have seen lots of luxury vinyl lately.
Office cleaning specialists manage the highly competitive
janitorial market here in Tucson. We start by having the best of the
best janitors in Tucson. How did you get such a great team? It took time
but the real secret is we pay our janitors more. Just like our sought
after systems we have people waiting to work at Desert Cleaning and it
is why we have been in business for a long time.
Most offices demand the best cleaning. That’s where we come in with
our state of the art and sought after cleaning systems. We are able to
provide the best office cleaning experience here in Tucson, Arizona. If
you have questions or would like a phone or email quote please let us
know. Scott will tour your offices with you and give you a quote fast.
Looking for a local janitor service and don’t want a multi year
contract? Desert Cleaning is local and we don’t require a long
term contract. That was easy. We have been in the office cleaning
business for 41 years in Tucson, so use our experience to your benefit
and see the savings and cleaning.
Are there set office cleaning prices in Tucson? There are no set
prices because of the many variables. How many services per week, day or
night service, additional services… to name a few. If you are putting
together a budget or dissatisfied with your current service we can help.
We can phone, email, or come and tour your office and give you a bid.
Please see our homepage for references and our fast free online quote
form at desertcleaning.com.
Many reception areas are
high on the list of importance. Probably because it is connected to the
lobby area and is part of the first impression. This includes cleaning
the receptionist glass and countertops. Dusting would include behind
everything and moving certain items that are unique to each office. Spot
clean the marks on the walls. When dusting, move certain items and dust
Some other details are
wiping around light switches and door knobs. Also dusting or
mini-vacuuming the vents and wipe cleaning the kick plates at the base
of doors. The cleaning of the light covers can be done but will be an
extra charge. Any floor work or window cleaning is extra as well, unless
With the covid there are many cleaning products on the market and it can get confusing. I’m constantly learning every day in this business. Here are a few topics I’d like to share: bleach and acid cleaners I consider harsh and we rarely use them. A cleaner and disinfectant in one saves time, water based chemicals that are hospital grade are excellent we have found.
Desert Cleaning is a top of the line office cleaning service. Please see our references and our fast Fast and Free Online Quote Form on desertcleaning.com or contact Scott.
Top office cleaning services are phenomenal. Great service at an affordable price and the top janitors in the city. Please see our references on our home page and let us know if you have any questions. We want to be your janitor service and for a quick response fill out our online quote form. It's fast and free, you’ll be glad you did.
Our company is a local service established in 1980. We don’t go around town giving low bids and then skip services. This separates them from the rest of the herd. We are not out to be the biggest service in Tucson, just the most sought after.
Some office cleaning services bid low and get the account, and two things take place: they pay their employees less and cut corners. What a way to operate. Just think the cleaning service and employee’s aren’t making much money and the customer is not getting the service they want, WOW!
Our reputation means a lot to us and has kept us in business all these years. We are a local office cleaning specialist. We are proud to be a business owner and Tucson is our home town. We have a few employees that have been with us for over 20 years and have had many employees come back to work with us.
Desert Cleaning's pride of ownership shows in their references. From supplies to cleaning and everywhere in between it shows. What this means is that if a company has pride of ownership then they will usually do the same type of job for you. I know we do!!!! See our website desertcleaning.com for more information.
Tucson commercial office cleaning may be many things and can include just about anything. Here is a small list of services: outside trash removal, dusting window sills, cleaning around dumpsters, empty trash containers in front of the shopping center…. Let’s take a look at these and more office cleaning services.
Services for the common area is a 24/7 operation. Shopping centers, office and medical buildings may need a day porter service for either the inside or outside. A common area day porter can augment the janitorial service or the parking lot sweeper, or mid-day cleaning for a high traffic office and dirt.
Trash that collects in parking lots is horrifying. We have been doing the common area service for 41 years and the office and parking lots are still collecting trash the same as back in the day. The other duties are many and don’t apply to every shopping center here in Tucson. Desert Cleaning janitorial services, inc. will help set-up a program for you.
All windows and the window sills need to be kept clean for several reasons. When a prospective tenant is looking at the building, it doesn’t look abandoned. Also it will match the rest of the occupied suites in the center. Cleaning of the windows would be on a different schedule.
Many buildings may have the common area cleaner go in the vacant suites and sweep the floors, turn the water on, flush toilets, and get rid of any smells…. Also, keeping the windows clean in the vacant suite is important, I know I just mentioned the window cleaning in the last paragraph. LOL.The restrooms midday at some offices need to be cleaned and restocked. It all depends on the traffic flow . Many offices over time know how much restroom supplies they consume and if they need a day porter for the common area, because it does cost extra.
Contact Scott, he’ll tour your office and give you a comprehensive bid.
As soon as graffiti in restrooms appears it should be removed immediately, otherwise it will keep happening. The office buildings I’ve seen in Tucson don’t have a huge problem with graffiti. However, I thought I’d write a little about the problem. The stall walls are the target that get graffiti and the spot most janitors miss is the inside of the stall door in men's and women's restrooms.
Here's a thought to stay ahead of the graffiti is to have a graffiti remover in the cleaning cart at all times. Then it becomes part of the daily routine. You want to “nip it in the bud.” Before using a graffiti remover read and the directions to eliminate problems, WOW.
Many companies don’t dust in the restrooms. How do I know? Ive been on hundreds of building bid tours and have seen it first hand. Remember top to bottom cleaning and it applies to the restroom dusting. Start with the vents and work your way down to the baseboards. I’m serious.
A hot spot that is often missed is cleaning under the towel boxes on the wall. I guess after a while the janitor thinks that the wall is supposed to look dirty and have streaks. In a way I’m glad that other janitorial services clean this way, but feel bad for the business that is getting the poor cleaning service, and paying for it.
Toilet rings and hard water build-up is a cleaning task the novice cleaning company may not know how to clean. There are several ways to get rid of the bowl ring.
I hope you enjoyed it. This gives a little of the trials and
tribulations the janitor goes through in the commercial restroom.
Everyone in the business has war stories concerning restrooms. I hope
you got some information from this post and as usual if you have a
question or want a bid for janitorial services let me know
at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be glad you did.
Tucson Office Cleaning Specialist
Looking for a new office cleaning service in Tucson? Do you want quality service? Desert Cleaning has been cleaning Tucson offices since 1980 and there is a reason, excellent references. Also, they have the best janitors and support team in Tucson. See their references on their homepage link at desertcleaning.com and they will come and tour your offices and give you a free quote. Tell a friend.
Reid, Mark, and Scott have an excellent reputation that has been built on top of the line janitorial services. Your office manager is giving the cleaning service keys and alarm code for their office, so trust is important. If your current service isn’t doing the job call us at 520 722 6776, you’ll be glad you did.
Our crew wants to keep your offices clean and you happy. The best service in Tucson knows this and keeps focused on the cleaning. This helps keep germs down and hopefully less people getting sick. The majority of our accounts clean their work station: phone, keyboard, mouse and monitor. If you want us to clean these items we can, especially with covid.
Go to desertcleaning.com and see are references and our free fast online quote form.
Does your janitor have insurance?
For all your cleaning needs call Scott at 520 722 6776
Note: Please contact an insurance expert with questions and don’t rely on the information in this article.
Some janitorial services have liability and workers compensation insurance. There are many reasons to have insurance and the coverage vary: lost key, property damage, and some lawsuits. Who pays when something goes wrong and the janitor has no insurance
The two types of claims; claims made and per occurrence for the janitorial industry. Other important items are; policy limits and certificates of insurance that most office managers need to know and want. Usually, insurance agents will send a certificate of insurance to the office manager or CEO.
In Arizona the state law says it is mandatory for employers to have workers’ compensation insurance covering their employees. Check this with your insurance agent. Also in Arizona, workers’ compensation is a "no fault" system which means an injured employee is entitled to receive benefits for an industrial injury, no matter who caused the job-related accident. Nice.
Risk management is a never ending process and can make a difference. When we were cleaning a mine they got us in tune with safety and risk management. What is risk management? Preventing an accident before it happens. Walk around your office and look for things that could be a problem and solve them.
Many liability policies usually cover bodily injury medical expenses, and the lost work hours involved. Our office and accounts are covered. Another area covered is property damage. When an employee damages property while on the job it is usually covered. Also, factor in the deductible. For all your office cleaning needs call Scott at 520 722 6776.
Clean up the Desert
Back in the day in buildings all across Tucson you would find a bar of soap next to the sink.When folks realized how messy and unsanitary it was along came the refillable dispenser and it seemed to solve the problems. What is the best soap dispenser now? Let’s find out.
Pro’s say the refillable soap dispenser gets contaminated and the soap cartridge is the best. The refillable dispenser is not sealed and open for contamination. Then when the janitor refills the existing contaminated soap the new soap will be contaminated as well. Ugh.
Today, the sealed soap dispenser is the best and less messy. They aren’t really exposed to the elements which helps. The sealed container is easy to change and low maintenance. The sealed soap container is more likely to be used then the bar of soap, maybe because the bar of soap looks bad.
In the restrooms the floor drain needs water poured down it every few weeks. If a foul odor is in the restrooms the water should take care of this. The wall under the towel box needs a regular cleaning because of the accumulation of hand splashes. Graffiti should be removed immediately in the restrooms.
Please see our website for reference letters and our fast, free online quote form.
Tucson Janitorial Service
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Tucson and nationally in the office cleaning world the number one complaint is dusting. Tucson is a dusty place, a dust bowl. When you add in paper dust and human follicles to make a real dusty office. Office cleaners that start skipping the dusting in an office are creating a real project down the road. It has to be done consistently to stay ahead of the dust.
The duster used to combat the dusting is the feather duster. The feather duster was invented in the 1800’s in a broom factory. It is still used today for its efficiency and speed. We still have them in our toolbox for versatility when using.
Also, the damp microfiber towel is a great way to remove dust in the office. It takes longer to use, so we use it in special situations. Microfiber has many uses. There are microfiber duster gloves and other assorted dusters on the market. The prices are a lot less than the standard duster as well. The dusting is a never ending task, so stay ahead of the dust.
As a starting point we don’t move papers on desk or on top of file cabinets when dusting unless we are given the green light. We dust around, behind, and under certain items on a typical desk and if you have specific procedures to follow let us know. When in doubt don’t move it is a good rule.
In Tucson dusting is important year round because we live in a dust bowl. I hope you enjoyed this brief look at dusting and if you are having problems with your janitorial service please contact us and put our experience to work for you.
I’m proud of our inspection system. Why? Because it works and has kept us in business for 41 years in Tucson. Every office is different and along with our inspection checklist we use an important items sheet for each account. Things can still happen but with our A team of janitors and our quality assurance program not much can. Let’s start with a partial list.
The Inspection list:
• Clean entrance door glass.
• Clean receptionist counter and desk space.
• Straighten lobby magazines.
• Check dusting.
• Thoroughly check trash can liners ( smelly, items stuck to the can liner, torn...)
• Don't check men and women restrooms for build-up: under urinals, full mirror, dispensers full, vents dusted and tops of partitions, hard water build-up in bowls and sink, behind bowls, wipe tops of baseboards, wipe walls under dispensers, floors swept and mopped ( edges and corners ), under seat tops of tiles….
• Vacuuming everywhere: under desks, behind doors, move chairs and trash cans….
• The Janitor closet is clean, organized, and has a fresh smell.
• Check for spots on interior-interior glass..
• Have lunch in the conference room….
• Smoke in the room: sink, counter, tables, cabinets, trash can and lid, refrigerator and microwave exterior wipe, interior as well.
This partial list is used when we do an inspection of your offices. It keeps the inspection team alert and less chance of them missing something. Also, it helps when reviewing with the onsite janitor so they know.
We want to give you a great cleaning experience. Our seasoned team takes pride in what they do and it shows month after month, year after year. When we do an inspection it is done with the thought that the end result is delivering a quality product and not to belittle the onsite cleaner.
A manager asked me the other day if we check the account that has no complaints? Yes, absolutely and that is part of the reason there aren’t any complaints there.
The trash and dash was here in Tucson before I got in the janitorial business. Someone usually gets the bright idea to bid low and get the account. Then after a short while they realize they aren’t making any money and they start the old trash and dash. It’s sad because the customer is cheated and the cleaning company gets fired. A lose lose for everyone. Phenomenal concept.
Helpful thoughts to prevent trash and dash.First, check their reference letters and call a few. It should paint a positive picture and give you a good feeling. Second, if they are the lowest bid it could be a red flag. Ask them how they arrived at the price they gave. If they don’t know it's a red flag no doubt.
The janitor service should know the time it takes to do each task: restrooms, trashing, and vacuuming…. This will give you a sense if they know what they are talking about. If they are pulling a number out of the air they will be trash and dashing soon.I have never heard of a legitimate janitorial service doing the trash and dash. That’s why they are legitimate; they know what they are doing. They can answer all your questions and have good references as well
Is this happening to you? Please give us a call or email. Also, you can fill out our fast free online quote form on our website at desertcleaning.com. You’ll be glad you did. No more trash and dash! Just quality cleaning.
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Using microfiber when cleaning offices works. It’s used in towels, wet/dry mops, and is sold in Home Depot, Target, and the janitor supply store. The microfiber comes in many colors so you don’t cross contaminate. Most janitors like microfiber compared to cloth towels.
Microfiber acquired its name because it is many many times smaller than a human hair. Another amazing microfiber item is that it holds nine times the water than a regular cotton towel. The microfiber works better when wet, in my opinion. The wet mops for floors are considered better mainly because of the absorption compared to cotton here in Tucson.
On wood floors we like to use the Bona products that come with the microfiber flat mops. We give them a thumbs up and our customers are happy. We have noticed that the microfiber towels don’t work well when using lemon oil. Let me know if you have a method, or is it a secret?
Our microfiber is man made using a high density weave. It is bacteria resistant and was developed for anti-slip flooring. Also, it is lint free. I have been told that the microfiber wet mop does a great job from absorption to cleaning. We have been switching over to mostly microfiber. However, they both have their moments.
Dust mops come in microfiber as well and last a long time. They are the best dust mop on the market and feature conventional slot end sewing. These can be laundered over and over. the microfiber dust mops are produced with continuous filament microfiber yarn and are a 100% synthetic, a good combination. Call us.
Tucson Office Cleaning Examined
Here are a few key items to look for when hiring a Tucson office cleaning service. If you are looking for the lowest bidder then stop reading, it’s a “no brainer.” In this article I’ll cover references, how long have they been in business in Tucson, are they just a national franchise or a quality local service that you can trust.
Reference letters are very important in the bid process. A new company may not have any and could be a risk. An established company with no references is a red flag. References show a pattern of getting the job done with people that are trustworthy.
How long have they been in business here in Tucson. This shows how stable they are and if their heart is really here. Are they going to close shop and leave Tucson? We have seen it before.
Do you know if the janitorial service is hiding behind a national franchise name? You will wind up paying for the money you save. Over the years I have talked to many unsatisfied office managers that went with a franchise thinking they must know they are doing. That’s when they called Desert Cleaning. We’ll come in and straighten the cleaning mess.
Desert Cleaning has been in the office cleaning business in Tucson for 41 years and there is a reason, we do the job. See our link to references on our home page at desertcleaning.com. Also, we have a few employees that have been with Desert Cleaning for over twenty five years. Call us and experience the difference.
Consumable and Cleaning Supplies
Enjoy a new office cleaning service
Tucson office cleaning supplies can work several ways.. The supplies are divided in two categories: those are consumed by everyone and the cleaning supplies used to clean the building. Then the supplies need to be ordered, delivered, Let’s take a look at some options.
The cleaning supplies needed to do the actual cleaning are provided by the janitorial service usually. This includes chemicals and equipment. Sometimes the owner may provide some of the cleaners and can liners. Many times the office manager will make a weekly run to costco and buy some of the supplies there. They like getting out of the office and I don’t blame them.
Also, supplies that are consumed by the tenants and clients: toilet paper, hand towels, and soap to name a few. The quality of the products should be discussed, especially if all the consumable products are included in one bundled price. Sometimes office managers are shocked at how much these products cost, and they keep going higher all the time.
The ordering, delivering, and paying for the supplies can work in many combinations. Do you save money or does it cost more for buying the supplies through Desert Cleaning? It depends on the product and in general it costs about the same. We make a small amount for inventorying and delivering the supplies. It can usually be worked out to run smoothly.
Local Janitorial Desertcleaning.com Tucson, Arizona
The winter solstice just took place here in Tucson and if you are looking for a local janitorial service you are at the right place. Take a look at our website and references. Please fill out our online form for a fast response. We have been in the office cleaning business for a long time for a reason, we do the work and treat you right.
Since we are a family owned business and we can make decisions quickly and give you the service you want. We have regular inspections at all of our accounts, even when there are no complaints. Maybe that’s why.
Or the other choice is a national franchise service. Folks get lured in by the low bid and the national name. Then they find out how they operate. We only take a few new accounts at a time, because we’re not trying to be the biggest company in Tucson, we are happy being the best.
Interacting with the customer, employees, and other parties is a part of any business and the family owned and operated janitorial service is no different. To give the best service to our
customers we have a website, emails, texts and mobile phones. Also, good old regular mail.
Taking photos with a smartphone sure has eliminated many problems in the office cleaning and janitorial services here in Tucson.
Would you want a local janitorial service that you can talk with and gets the job done or a national janitorial service that makes excuses and tries to lock you in a long term contract? We have seen businesses take the low bid and others get the service they want.
A key part of our office cleaning system is inspections of our accounts and the real secret is to do them consistently. Our inspection list is a proven checklist that we are constantly improving to give you a high level of janitorial service here in Tucson. Call us at 520-722-6776 and let us show you the difference.
The inspections really add up during the course of a year. There are plenty of details and it's easy to overlook something. Having an inspection done helps everybody stay on course. Let's take a peek at some of the items we look for when inspecting: is the front door glass cleaned, are the lobby magazines in order, are the receptions counter clean, are there bowl rings?. Are chairs in the right place?
The secret is having regular inspections. Someone asked me if I still have inspections on accounts that have no complaints? Yes, and that could be why they have no complaints. The bulk of the office cleaning is the on site office cleaner. When we do an inspection it is to help the on site janitor as well as providing a high level of janitorial service to the account.
The inspection is part of our service with no additional cost. Some companies don’t do inspections and it’s part of their low bid, and trash and dash. We know if we do regular inspections it adds up during the course of the year and is appreciated by the office manager. Contact us if you have a question.
A lot of companies skip the inspection to save money. Do they really save? If you are looking for a great janitorial service here in Tucson then give us a call. We’ll come to your office to tour and discuss your needs. Then, we’ll give you a comprehensive bid. See desertcleaning.com.
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The biggest problem here in Tucson in the office cleaning world is dusting. Tucson is a dusty place, a dust bowl. When you add in paper dust and human follicles to make a real dusty office . Office cleaners that start skipping the dusting in an office are creating a real project down the road. It has to be done consistently to stay ahead of the dust.
The number one duster used to combat the dusting is the feather duster. The feather duster was invented in the 1800’s in a broom factory. It is still used today for its efficiency and speed. We still have them in our toolbox for our crew to use
Using the damp microfiber towel is a great way to remove dust in the office. It takes longer to use, so we use it in special situations. Microfiber has many uses. There are microfiber duster gloves and other assorted dusters on the market. The prices are a lot less than the standard duster as well. The dusting is a never ending task but it has to be done.
Our company doesn't move papers on desk or on top of file cabinets when dusting unless we are given the green light. We dust around, behind, and under certain items on a typical desk and if you have specific procedures to follow let us know. When in doubt don’t move it is our saying.
Tucson, Arizona dusting is important year round because we live in a dust bowl. I hope you enjoyed this brief look at dusting and if you are having problems with your janitorial service please contact us and put our experience to work for you and your company. You can reach us at desertcleaning.com or 520-722- 6776.