How Your Bathroom Is Losing (Or Winning) You Customers

Picture it: you own a common dollar store, small town, with fairly active business hours. Business is smooth sailing. One day, a disgruntled employee – angry that the store’s manager won’t hire a professional cleaning service to take care of the basement – logs onto your store’s Facebook page and posts pictures of store’s basement. Dead rats and cockroaches are everywhere. The pictures paint a picture that could strike fear into the hearts of even the least germaphobic person out there – it is disgusting. Needless to say, that post gets a lot of attention. Soon, customers are sharing their own horrible experiences with the store in the comments. Talk about a disgusting smell lingering along the aisles, so pungent it makes people sick – presumably from the decaying rats – fuels the fire.

Now, picture the people finding this post. Potential customers seeing your store – and all its gross insides – because you didn’t want to invest the money it takes to keep your business up to code with cleaning standards. How many people do you think would look at those photos and still want to come to your store? Would you still come to your store to buy anything?

If word gets out about how dirty your business is according to your customers, things can escalate quickly. People shy away, they talk, they recommend better businesses for those who are too grossed out to consider your business.

Fortunately, it’s highly unlikely that a well-established company gets to such a catastrophic level of uncleanliness. But even if your business doesn’t have dead rats in your basement for customers to see – or worse, smell – they will always notice if you have dirty bathrooms.

The High Expectations of Clean Bathrooms

Clean bathrooms are important everywhere. But, the highest standards are held by restaurants, hotels, and hospitals – where visits are judged at the highest level of scrutiny.

When you walk into a restaurant, hotel, or hospital, you are most likely to both say something negative about the company, and potentially never return, if the bathrooms are not clean. To be clear, a lotof people avoid these places because of unclean bathrooms – about 80% – which is over 3/4ths of your customers. We admit, every other business holds a lower aversion average – around 50% – but even half of your customer base is too large a percentage to ignore. After all, no business can survive if it alienates half of its potential customers.

Bathroom Cleanliness Wins or Loses You Business

75% of adults won’t ever willingly return to a place with dirty bathrooms.

No, seriously. Customers associate the cleanliness of your bathroom and the“hidden” parts of your business – like the kitchens – with your overall presentation as a company. Cleanliness might not first seem to play such a vital role in your brand values like your integrity, your transparency, your follow-through, and the quality of your products/service, but cleanliness is one of the first values your customers will notice – especially in the bathroom.

Customers value cleanliness above all other factors when deciding whether or not to do business with you. It’s a one-strike-and-you’re-out ballgame, where the first impression is sometimes the only impression. Fortunately, the opposite is true as well. If your bathrooms look, smell, and feel clean, customers will be more inclined to trust you and give you their business.

So where does your business stand? Before you answer that question, consider this:

Dirty Bathrooms Cost You More Money

Dirty bathrooms are likely cost you more money than what you would save by not cleaning them at all. According to “Counting the Customer” by Ruby Newell-Legner, it takes 12 positive interactions to make up for one negative interaction – combine that with the fact that it is 7 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than it is to keep a current one, and it becomes clear why ensuring that your bathrooms are kept clean is vital to your overall success as a business.

Dirty Bathrooms Lower Your Employee Morale

Businesses often overlook the effect that dirty bathrooms have on their employees. Employees who are subjected to dirty bathrooms report lower morale, productivity, and loyalty than their clean counterparts. The bottom line is: nobody likes a dirty bathroom, and places that don’t keep their bathrooms clean likely skimp out on a lot of other things too. That’s the perception, whether it’s true or not.

Tips for Keeping Your Bathrooms Clean

1: Make a Plan

This is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to improve your bathroom’s cleanliness: just make a schedule. We recommend that you clean your bathroom at least twice a day, but with bathrooms, the more frequently you clean, the better your situation is.

2: Hold People Accountable

It’s good to make sure there is responsibility attached to cleaning your business. Have your employees initial their names on a chart when they clean the bathroom, noting what they cleaned and when they cleaned it. That way, if something is wrong, you know who to go to. This will enforce standards, and overall quality of work completed – because, people tend to do better work when their name is attached to it.

3: Have the Proper Supplies

Do you have a toilet mop? How about industrial strength cleaner? An important part of the cleaning process is making sure you have the right supplies and tools. Even if bathroom cleaning is less expensive than say, stripping and resealing a vinyl floor, there is still a cost associated with cleaning bathrooms that can’t be ignored.

4: Get Deep

It’s not enough for a bathroom to just look clean. It has to feel, smell, and actually be clean. This involves taking care of areas that people don’t typically think of when they imagine cleaning bathrooms, such as walls, windows, grout, and baseboards. Neglecting any part of these will result in a bathroom that leaves customers wanting.

5: If All Else Fails, Call a Professional

There is a good chance your customers probably won’t rave to their friends about your clean bathrooms. But, and here’s the kicker, they are twice as likely to talk about the dirty ones. The bottom line is: customers expect your business to be clean.

Cleanliness is often a thankless task, and requires a lot of continuous work, effort, and attention. Some people love cleaning – it relaxes them. Others would frankly rather do anything else. Wherever on the spectrum you land, we understand you are probably much more focused – and should be – more focused on doing your job than cleaning your business.

At Anago, we pride ourselves on getting businesses to the level of clean that wins customers and builds your reputation as a business everyone can trust. Before you fall victim to a poor bathroom review – yes, those are a thing – contact us to ensure that the first impression customers have of your business is a good one. We believe in the kind of clean that wins. Are you ready to win more business?

One-Time Office Cleaning Projects To Make A Good Impression

What would a visitor assume about your business if they walked in right now?

Would they see a floor that has properly sealed, scrubbed, and buffed? Or a floor that looks like employees drag their feet to work?

Studies have found that it takes as little as 13 milliseconds for our brains to process what it’s seeing. And unless your employees are quick enough to clean their desk, treat the floor, and touch up the walls in less than a second of a visitor walking through the door, maintaining a clean and organized office at all times is necessary for ensuring a good impression.

Taking on one-time office cleaning projects will go a long way in ensuring that potential clients and top candidates see your office as the office to do business with. If you want to land the top client or top employee, you need to “wow” them from the moment they walk through the door. Here’s how you can.

Deep Cleaning Your Office’s Floors

Whether you supervise an office or a commercial facility, your floors receive a lot of foot traffic. And it doesn’t take many feet to transform your flooring from clean and flawless to grimy and worn out. Whether your office has carpet or vinyl flooring, it’s important that you treat it regularly.

Deep Carpet Cleaning

Vacuuming your carpet a few times a week will keep it from showing obvious debris and, at the same time, provide your carpet with relief from possible dirt build-up. If you want your carpet to make a good first impression on your visitors, however, your carpets needs to be more than just free of debris – it needs to look fresh and be odor-free.

Deep cleaning your carpet is the only way to remove any deeply situated debris or a foul stench. To do this you will need a commercial grade heavy-duty vacuum cleaning, heavy-duty cleaner, and a high-quality steam cleaner. If these types of equipment aren’t readily available at your facility, you may consider turning to a commercial cleaning service for one-time carpet cleaning in lieu of making an expensive equipment purchase.

Hard Surface and Vinyl Floor Cleaning

A basic hard surface floor cleaning should entail floor stripping, floor sealing, scrubbing, and a buffing. Of course, the condition of a hard surface is often more obvious than the condition of a carpet. The quality of the impression you make with your hard surface or vinyl flooring is proportional to the amount of effort you put in.

If you want the quality of a cleaning professional, you will need to put in the same effort as a cleaning professional. That means conducting a thorough floor stripping to remove all of the foreign materials in your vinyl, a hard scrub of your floors, neutralizing your floors as a secondary way of removing grime, mopping the floors, and applying a new hard floor wax and premium floor coating. If your business has the time and the equipment necessary, it’s best to go the extra mile to ensure that your floor is one that you can be proud of. Otherwise, the only way to keep your time, effort, and expense to a minimum is to turn to a commercial cleaner for a one-time hard surface cleaning. Either way, the results are well worth it.

Deep Cleaning Your Office’s Walls

Both your walls and your carpet comprise the majority of what visitors see when they walk into your office. Of course, as your walls take up nearly four times the space of your floor, your walls are the ones doing most of the “talking.”

What do your walls say about your office?

Unfortunately, while most of us routinely touch up our carpets, it’s less common to see someone paying extra attention to their walls. This, however, doesn’t make them any less important. Cleaning your walls should entail a thorough dusting and a thorough scrubbing with gentle soap and warm water. The amount of time it takes, however, will primarily depend on how much space you need to cover, including the space that may be hidden behind cabinets or wall hangings. These areas may not be ordinarily visible, but they can still trap odors that your visitors may detect.

Deep Cleaning Your Furniture

And after your visitors have examined the floors and the walls, what is the next area of your office that draws their attention? The furniture in it, of course! And while we recognize that organizing office supplies, computers, and even personal knick-knacks is a personal decision, you can’t afford to overlook the need to keep wood, glass, and other furniture surfaces spotless.

And while we understand that even the thought of putting in additional time at the end of a long workday to spruce up your office furniture is exhausting in itself, it doesn’t have to be your chore. Furniture cleaning is perhaps one of the most common types of one-time cleaning services that commercial cleaners offer.

Other One-Time Office Cleaning Projects

While keeping your flooring, walls, and furniture clean are universal needs of every office, you may also want to consider one-time cleaning projects that are unique to your current office conditions. For example, if your meeting room has currently undergone construction, now is a good time to consider professional post-construction cleaning services. Have several employees moved offices? Have you added new offices to your building? Those are good reasons for a post-construction cleaning, too.

If you find that stretching your time and labor resources thinner to accommodate these cleaning projects is more than you can afford, requesting professional cleaning services from a local commercial cleaner is a viable solution. Aside from the immediate savings on your own time, labor, and expense, a good commercial cleaner will also ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results.

Anago Cleaning Systems is the commercial cleaner that ensures just that. Your satisfaction is our measure of our success and our professional cleaners put their skills and expertise to work in order to achieve it. Contact us for any of our one-time cleaning servicesWe’ll help you make the best impression

The Hidden Value Of A Custom Commercial Cleaning Plan

If you have not already hired a commercial office cleaning company for your Cincinnati, Covington or Dayton business, then you are missing out on many health benefits. Your employees rely on you to provide a healthy work environment that will not trigger health-related conditions, such as asthma or allergies.

Here are common overlooked areas in office cleaning for Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky businesses:

Potential Bacteria in Office Kitchens or Breakrooms

Everyone frequents the kitchen or breakroom at your busy office building. Even if you have regular trash pickup and your employees are in charge of their own dishes, bacteria can still contaminate other areas of the kitchen, including the microwave, coffee pot and, worse yet, the refrigerator. How many times have you opened the fridge only to see one of your coworkers left their lunch uncovered again?

When you choose a custom office cleaning plan or one-time janitorial service for your Dayton, Ohio business, be sure to ask about hard surface floor dirt extraction and vinyl floor buffering. Get a full list of our optional services when you request your free quote!

Dust Mite Buildup around Baseboard or in Air Filters

Nothing spells allergy or asthma attacks than dust bunnies and dust mites. Other common areas of dust build-up include keyboards, computer monitors and computer processing units (CPUs). A simple can of compressed air can help dislodge dust build-up, but unfortunately, it can also stir up dust particles in the air, affecting sensitive allergies or asthmatic symptoms of any nearby colleagues. Recommend your employees to use these compressed air cans when adjoining desk mates are away from their desks to avoid any dust-related health condition flare ups.

Air filters have recommended dates of when to be changed out. When they are not serviced regularly, you run the risk of not only triggering pulmonary conditions, but also overworking your air circulation system, which can be a costly repair. When you choose a custom Anago cleaning plan, our janitorial technicians will clean the areas surrounding air registers to also capture any buildup on ceilings, walls and even baseboards.

Sanitizing Common Office Surfaces

The keyboard, phone headset, computer mouse, and even conference room table and chairs are all areas that are often overlooked. However, these items are a prime breeding ground for bacteria and living viruses. A 2012 study conducted in Washington D.C. and a Brazilian city found that, on average, individual people touch their face at least three times an hour and touch spaces shared by other people  more than three times an hour (LiveScience). Surfaces contaminated by cold and flu viruses are likely to infect at least three individuals an hour. As Cincinnati’s leading janitorial services provider, we use Green cleaning products with highly concentrated sanitation solutions to help protect your workplace against viruses that can decrease productivity among employees.

The hidden value of choosing a custom commercial office cleaning plan is in protecting your most valued resource: your employees. Anago is open 24/7, so our janitorial service experts in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio can conduct your custom cleaning plan at any time, before, during or after normal operating hours. We also service businesses throughout Northern Kentucky and Dearborn County, Indiana. Call 513-332-0033 to get started today!

Pass Health Inspections With Ohio Janitorial Services

A business’s first impression is set by its cleanliness. When the flooring or restrooms show lack of care, it’s bad for business in more ways than one. It is actually a health concern for employees and customers. The janitorial services available in Cincinnati and Dayton can help businesses keep these concerns at bay with customized thorough cleaning of all surfaces and floors.

Each state has health inspectors authorized by the federal government to rate businesses on their cleanliness, and everything counts—from air registers, floor conditions, food containment methods, liquid and solid waste disposal, and much more.  For a full list of criteria, please visit the Ohio Department of Health Food Safety Code.

Health inspections can make or break a business. There are strict regulations in place dictating how a business should function in order to prevent improper handling of foods or cleanliness. In fact, places serving food or beverages in most states are required by their local government agencies to display their health code rating at the entrance or otherwise in customers’ plain view.

Businesses that are frequently inspected by county health officials include:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Food courts
  • Dance clubs
  • Country clubs
  • Movie theaters

Food poisoning one of the leading health-related liabilities. It can be caused by bacteria growth due to unsanitary temperatures or cross-contamination of shared surfaces. Improper internal temperatures of proteins like eggs, dairy or poultry is the main cause in food poisoning cases. Other health-related liabilities customers can be exposed to at a dirty business include toxic mold and asbestos. Mold is formed when moisture does not dry out carpeting, tile, drywall and even foods. Black mold is the most dangerous type because its airborne spores can cause many life-threatening illnesses, including asthma or allergy attacks, circulatory-related problems and even reproductive issues.

Businesses that hire commercial janitorial services for their Dayton or Cincinnati Ohio business help eradicate any potential for these life-threatening health risks. At Anago, we implement green cleaning in our commercial cleaning services, which keeps businesses safe for both employees and customers. We also take special care of the many grooves in hard flooring, as well as carpeting, to make sure that all bacteria and mold potential is removed during our floor care services for the area’s restaurants, medical or office facilities.

Customers love clean bathrooms, and if restrooms are unkempt, it creates a no-return scenario. Businesses can protect their profitability by maintaining all touched surfaces, as well as ensuring that their restrooms are fully functional for daily use. If owners and staff simply do not have the time to add Ohio janitorial services to their daily duties, it’s time to consider a commercial cleaning company. Places of business that will see a decline in returning customers for unsightly floors or bathrooms include retail establishments, medical offices, personal care service business such as nail or massage spas, and gyms or fitness centers. You do not have be a germaphobe to feel disgusted when you see a clear disregard for cleanliness.

If you need help maintaining your business to avoid health inspector problems and to retain your customer base, try Anago of Cincinnati and Dayton! Our greater Cincinnati janitorial services help a variety of businesses stay profitable throughout Southwest Ohio. We are green seal certified for our use of green cleaning products and come highly recommended by many recognizable businesses in the area including WLWT, Mercy Health, Palomino Restaurant and Bar, and more! Get a free quote today, and you can even qualify for a free one-time cleaning job if you start regular services with us!

3 Steps To Starting A Franchise In Ohio

Have you ever wanted to strike out on your own and start your own business? Becoming a franchise owner is a great way to avoid ever having to deal with a tough job market ever again. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for a new franchise to purchase, the best place to look is at other franchises that have done well in one region and want to expand to a new area. For example, Anago Cleaning Systems has recently expanded to Ohio and Kentucky, and is now one of the most successful commercial cleaning franchises in Dayton, OH. Whether you are looking to enter the commercial cleaning industry, or want to pursue another business, there are many franchises opportunities for you to consider within the Cincinnati metropolitan area extending into Kentucky.

Here are the three first steps to starting a franchise in Ohio:

Figure out which franchise you can and want to lead

It all starts with a decision. You may be interested in offering commercial janitorial services for cities like Cincinnati or Dayton. Perhaps you’re interested in quick service restaurants, opening a new business location for financial services or insurance brokers, or even running a gas or pharmacy convenience store. All will provide products or services your community needs, but the one you choose ultimately needs to be a reflection of your interests as you will be well invested into this business opportunity.

Understanding Franchise Requirements and Benefits

Once you narrow down a few business franchises that interest you, request the Franchise Disclosure Document, otherwise known as the “FDD,” from the franchisor. Study this document because it is the foundation for everything the franchise stands for and how you can succeed in this market segment.

This document (FDD) must be made available to any prospective franchisees within 14 business days before the franchisor requests them to sign a binding agreement or accept payment for the sale of the franchise. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide more than 20 sections of information for franchisees to learn about the business model. Pay extra attention to this key information:

  • Franchise history
  • Minimum and maximum fees franchisees must pay to buy in order to maintain ownership of the business
  • Obligations both franchisees and franchisors must fulfill
  • Process for termination or transfer of the business

See full details about the FDD and learn about the Ohio Business Opportunity Plan Law that is in place to protect franchisees from the Ohio State Bar Association.

Get Legally Recognized in Ohio as a Business

There are many steps franchisees will need to take within the state of Ohio to be recognized as a business. You have to register yourself and the business with a number of state government departments to legally begin business operations. These obligations include business permits, licenses, payroll and business tax parameters, and much more.

If you would like to learn more about the business opportunities with Anago, get in touch with our franchisor experts! Let us know if you would like to learn how to start a commercial cleaners franchise in Kentucky or Ohio. Both English and Spanish documentation and phone service are available to you.

Anago of Cincinnati as been a great commercial cleaning business model of the national brand for 10 years. We want our success to inspire you to begin a janitorial services franchise in your community. Make the choice to talk to a representative today by phone (513-332-0033) or arrange a time to meet via our contact form!

Why Fitness Centers In Cincinnati Need Gym Cleaning

Gyms and fitness centers are aplenty throughout Cincinnati and southwestern Ohio, so it’s important to make your gym stand out. If you are concerned about maintaining new members and generating more leads, you may want to take a deeper look at your facility maintenance.

Fitness centers that excel at generating new members and maintaining their current members offer cutting edge fitness equipment, clean facilities and a number of opportunities for group exercise and community. Your health and fitness facility is meant to promote overall well-being, and that starts with making your members comfortable. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma may be discouraged to participate in your fitness options if the equipment or mats are dusty or if the air contains lots of odors from chemical sprays.

Professional gym cleaning is necessary to ensure your business success. While your staff can do an excellent job at maintaining the equipment and putting items back where they belong, how effective do you think they are at infection control and sanitization? If your gym is open 24/7, it’s highly unlikely that a team member can sanitize each and every piece of equipment after use while also meeting the needs and questions of members. Instead, let them focus on delivering excellent customer service and consider outsourcing the maintenance upkeep to a commercial cleaning company.

A commercial custodial service company like Anago will provide skilled employees who are flexible with your operating hours to provide gym cleaning that meets your needs. Look for a company that has their employees bonded and insured to help protect your assets. With Anago’s thorough monitoring, you will not have to worry about theft or tampering with any of your equipment or technology systems.

Infection control is a must for gyms because there are many areas within the fitness facility that can harbor bacterial and yeast growth, creating illnesses and unsanitary environments for your members. Surface cleaning is simply not enough to curb bacterial growth, especially in areas of high heat and moisture, such as the showers, sauna and steam rooms. All workout equipment is touched by many hands daily, imposing a health threat for those with low immune systems. Green cleaning products can help disinfect these surfaces and provide a healthier environment for your patrons.

For areas with high traffic or high risk of bacterial growth, you will need to elect for routine deep cleaning services like floor buffing. Most gyms throughout southwestern Ohio have hard surface vinyl flooring, which can become porous with time and harbor bacteria. The deep floor cleaning services at Anago is a three step process:

  1. Remove existing floor seal
  2. Use a method of deep cleaning with a buffer
  3. Replace floor seal and continue buffer cleaning on a regular basis

Protect your fitness center’s health rating by choosing the best in commercial cleaning: Anago.

Anago Cleaning Systems provides commercial custodial services for a variety of businesses including gym cleaning for Cincinnati and Dayton fitness centers. Our staff is eager to protect your business and members with excellent green cleaning services. Schedule an on-site consultation with our free quote offer today!

Infection Control For Ohio Medical Facilities

Most patients visit a healthcare facility because they need either preventative treatment or illness remedies. While not every visit to the local family doctor or medical facility is the result of a contagious illness, patients and staff can still be exposed to airborne germs and virus cells. Healthcare workers are meticulous about using antibacterial soaps and sanitizers to help prevent the spread of these airborne spores, but bodily and surface cleaning are not enough.

Just thinking about all the surfaces, especially nooks and crannies where germs and dried blood could live and thrive, is enough to make a germaphobe’s skin crawl.  Most medical professionals do not have the time to daily scrub grout and monitor the HEPA efficiency of air filters. Surface cleaning is simply not enough to prevent the spread of germs. Commercial cleaning is more effective for infection control.

When a medical facility needs more attentive care for deep cleaning and infection prevention, these specific commercial cleaning services help maintain the office’s cleanliness while incorporating sanitary products for maximum effect.

Hard Surface Floor Cleaning

For the hard floor surfaces often found in medical office facilities, it is crucial to hire a commercial cleaning company with adequate equipment to pick up dirt from the tight spaces often found in vinyl or tile flooring. Dirt removal is only one part of the hard surface cleaning. The best janitorial flooring companies will also offer the services of stripping, re-sealing and buffing the floor. Over time, dirt particles and bacteria organisms get trapped in the coating that covers vinyl flooring. Stripping the floors and resealing them with adequate sealer limits the exposure of dangerous germs to staff and patients. This process helps sanitize the flooring.

Commercial Steam Cleaning

If your health facility has low-pile carpet, commercial steam cleaning helps eradicate deep stains and bacteria embedded in carpet fibers. If left dormant, the organisms can grow and become a bigger risk for all who are in the facility. Steam cleaning not only sanitizes the floor, but also removes any allergy irritants for those with sensitive allergies.

Custom Cleaning Times

While some companies may only hire a commercial cleaner for a one-time job, medical health offices need routine maintenance for infection control. Look for a flexible cleaning company that can arrive after business hours and with a variety of services not common with standard janitorial services. Airborne germs can embed in carpet fibers, floor groves and even the air filters. Look for companies who will also evaluate and clean the air ducts as an extra precaution.

Always teach your staff to handle medical emergencies with care for the patient and for others in the facility. There are many green anesthetic products available with the sanitation power necessary to treat any bodily fluid spills or contamination. Provide these tools, as well as skin sanitizer products, to help protect the health of all within the facility.

Anago of Cincinnati offers green medical office cleaning to support infection control in medical facilities throughout Cincinnati. Our cleaning experts are flexible with your operating hours and can provide a variety of services to help control the spread of infectious bacteria. If you would like to learn more about our healthcare facility cleaning, please call 513-332-0033 or request your free quote today!

How To Prepare For Back To School Cleaning & Infection Control

The start of a new school season can be stressful, and when the stress of the academic semester combines with crowded halls and classrooms, sudden bouts of illness are sure to spread. However, with the right preparation, both students and teachers can be ready to tackle the new school year without the fear of germs. All parents and school officials want their children to learn in a healthy educational facility. Here are a few things to look for when hiring a school custodial company to keep your Cincinnati school clean and healthy.

Keeping a clean environment means more than just surface cleaning. Anago’s Cincinnati school cleaning services include a heavy emphasis on disinfecting common surfaces as a way to provide infection control.

One of the most common illnesses easily contracted in a school environment is influenza, or the flu. The flu virus is one of the most dangerous illnesses children can contract, causing more hospitalizations than any other immunization-preventable disease (CDC). The fall and winter seasons are typically the worst for the flu, so it is important for parents, teachers and school administrators to be especially on their guard when school is back in session, taking care to disinfect any shared surfaces and wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Keeping Ohio and Kentucky schools clean all year-round in all types of weather can be a challenge. This is why it is so important to have school cleaners with a flexible schedule.  School administrators should also consider hiring commercial cleaning companies that offer emergency cleaning services rather than relying on existing janitorial staff to cover all emergency cleanings.

Anago is one of the few commercial cleaning companies in southwestern Ohio with focus on green cleaning.This means students will not come into contact with harsh chemicals or toxins otherwise found in dangerous cleaning agents.

If you are considering adding a commercial cleaning company to your school staff, consider the following:

  • Types of cleaning products used
  • Flexible scheduling – available for daytime services or after hours
  • Security and confidentiality agreements
  • Hard surface floor cleaning and protection
  • Hot water carpet cleaning
  • Emergency cleaning services

For schools throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, as well as nearby communities, Anago is a great choice for school cleaning. We offer award-winning services, and all of our employees are insured and bonded for your security precautions. Discover the Anago Plan and get a FREE cleaning quote for your educational facility today!

How Ohio Summer Storms Cause Floor And Health Damage

Summer storms for the Cincinnati or Dayton neighborhoods tend to bring heavy amounts of rainfall for extended periods of time. Our community gets hit hard during these stormy seasons, and it’s not uncommon to for standing water to damage homes and businesses.

If this water buildup is left untreated, there is a high risk for mold and mildew build up – both of which have the potential to cause health problems, especially in people with asthma.  Common symptoms of mold exposure include hay-fever-like allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, persistent cough or wheezing and decreased immune systems (CDC). Standing water is also damaging to walls, flooring surfaces and furniture.

In order to combat the rainy season, Anago of Cincinnati and Dayton provides emergency water removal and cleaning services for businesses. This form of emergency commercial cleaning provides business owners peace of mind that we will work hard to eradicate any potential for mold or mildew buildup that could potentially harm your business. Our emergency cleaning services are available 24/7, so there is no need to wait for an extraction and cleaning if your business has standing water or damaged floors from flash flooding.

Our commercial cleaners are experienced with vinyl tile, ceramic tile and carpets of all types and the service we perform will vary by the type of flooring in your facility. For example, retail shops, car dealerships and medical facilities typically have hard surface vinyl floors. The restoration for these areas includes stripping and sealing the current protective coatings to ensure all dirt and foreign residue is removed before new sealant and buffering is applied.

For businesses with carpets, such as office facilities or places of worship, we first focus on extracting water from the carpet fibers, the pad and the subfloor. After we remedy the excess water, we restore the carpet’s function with commercial grade vacuum cleaners and hot water extraction devices to remove signs of water damage and any dirt residue that can cause staining. We also use non-toxic cleaners to loosen any heavily soiled areas, such as high traffic carpet bends, as well as any other pre-existing stains. After hot water extraction has occurred, we use steam extracting machines to restore the carpets and leave them to air dry for up to a day. If your carpet style calls for it, we also provide bonnet cleaning, using a machine similar to that of a buffer to reduce chemical irritants and help prohibit the growth of common carpet allergens.

Our summer storms can cause damage to your business, but they do not have to put you out of business. Call our emergency cleaning service representatives to remedy your floors in a timely manner: 513-332-0033

Cincinnati and Dayton commercial places of business can get high-quality green cleaning from their local Anago Cleaning Systems! Our commercial janitorial and emergency cleaning technicians deliver excellent results in a timely manner. We are open 24/7 for all your janitorial needs. Contact us for your free quote!

Attacking Workplace Allergies And Asthma Triggers

Running a successful business cannot be done alone. You need healthy employees to help ensure productivity. However with about 50 million U.S. individuals susceptible to allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), focus and productivity can be low during allergy season. To make matters worse, respiratory issues inflamed by asthma affect about 26 million Americans (ACAAI). Many businesses can see an inevitable rise in absences by employees affected by either or both of these conditions.

While employees are not required by law to disclose health conditions (unless otherwise indicated in their employment contract due to work environment conditions where existing medical problems would be dangerous to their health), awareness of these issues helps your team succeed. Respiratory allergies and asthma are typically triggered by air irritants and environmental conditions, such as pollen or pollution levels. Food allergies are the second most common leading instigator of allergic reactions at work.

How can you help?

  1. A clean workspace helps to lessen the likelihood of an allergy or asthma attack. Hiring a commercial cleaning company allows you to customize the type of cleaning care you desire for your workspace. Many commercial cleaners offer dusting, floor cleaning, disinfecting and sanitization. Make sure your office space is cleaned regularly to eliminate dust build up, since dust and pollen are primary sources of irritants for both conditions.
  2. Opt to have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years to reduce dust build up around your registers and ducts. This not only helps with cooling and heating efficiency but improves the overall air quality of your workplace.
  3. Be considerate with your commercial business landscaping. Grass and plant pollen are high irritants for those with seasonal allergies. Conserve water with xeriscaping, or opt for water-saving plants that produce less pollen, such as succulents, sunflowers, snapdragons, tulips and pansies. If you want trees, you can plant certain fruit trees, such as apple, cherry, pear or plum, since they are less likely to produce airborne pollen.
  4. Set a rule regarding any homemade treats. Enforce a suggestion that every homemade item be available with an ingredient list for conscious awareness of food allergies.
  5. Strong colognes or perfumes can also offset allergies. If your business is in a small space or has a lot of allergy suffers, you can make a notice available to your employees to be respectful to their fellow coworkers’ sensitivities. Granted, you can’t send anyone home for this reason, but by showing a vested interest in everyone’s considerations, your team will likely feel valued and want to mimic your leadership and thoughtfulness.

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