FLOORING – PART TWO

GENERAL INFORMATION AND UPKEEP

As in January, State Building Maintenance Limited is continuing its discussion of various types of flooring and their cleaning requirements. For those who are considering a new floor installation we recommend that you discuss the merits of your floor choice and definitely the cons with the manufacturer if possible, the seller, your installer and your contractor if you are using one.

IMPREGNATORS – SEALANTS – WHEN and WHERE
Many people regard these products as interchangeable – they are not – there is a major difference for the usage of each product.

IMPREGNATORS
State Building Maintenance Limited believes an impregnator is essential for all porous flooring. The purpose of an impregnator is to penetrate into porous flooring, inside the actual product. They essentially help to prevent water, dirt and oil from going INTO porous flooring, as DEEP stains are almost impossible to remove, if at all. What they do is give you time to clean up a spill so there is no DEEP staining. They do not provide 100% protection, they will not prevent acidic etching nor do they last forever. If used by experts they do not change the texture or appearance of your flooring. They are NOT a surface protector.

SEALANTS
So where does a sealant / topical sealer factor in? These sealers are your surface protectors, we also consider this product essential. They are the second step in protecting porous material but also the first step in providing added protection for non-porous flooring. They add surface protection from water, dirt and oils and make for easier daily floor cleaning and buffing. They can change the look of your flooring depending on the sealer, on whether you chose a mat, semi-gloss or a high gloss sealer. Their disadvantage is that they do wear, more so in high traffic areas. When that occurs State Building Maintenance Limited will strip and re-apply the sealer. We know it seems as if there is no end to floor maintenance and we have to agree but what our customers need to know is that it is our company’s job, working with pride, to protect your investment.

GRANITE
Buying and installing Granite as a floor choice can prove to be an expensive option. There are different qualities/grades of Granite. Low-priced Granite will generally have faults in the stone and can be a thinner tile, therefore weakening it. Although costly we recommend premium or first grade Granite for its strength, so the utmost protection is imperative. An impregnator is recommended to protect your Granite from deep staining. After that application a sealant should be applied for further protection and then re-applied as needed. For commercial spaces, to keep your sealed Granite looking its best, State Building Maintenance Limited recommends a daily sweeping with a treated sweeping tool and then a light washing.

SLATE
As with other natural stones Slate comes in a variety of colours but is mostly chosen and known for its rich shades of black and grey, providing a rustic look, but when paired with popular paint colours and brilliant silver decor it gives Slate a modern look. Because Slate is formed by the earth’s pressure of its stone layers it is crucial to lay Slate on an even subfloor or it may crack. Slate is a highly durable tile but because of the way it is formed surface layers have been known to flake off. So State Building Maintenance Limited advises our customers to apply an impregnator that will settle into the stone and then a sealant as further protection, with the sealant being re-applied when necessary. Daily care necessitates a sweeping and a light washing.

TRAVERTINE
Many consider Travertine to be a soft stone as it is a porous stone peppered with holes. Because of this it will absorb moisture easily, is prone to staining, can be scratched and show its wear and tear but don’t let that stop you from installing this attractive stone that has been used for centuries. If you are looking for warm tones in your flooring Travertine may be the answer, available in tones of beige, rust, tan, and brown. Some people prefer the unsealed, old tumbled look of Travertine and are willing to accept staining but as it can be greatly affected by moisture and acidic products, for businesses State Building Maintenance Limited definitely recommends that initially an impregnator be applied and then a sealant as a second line of defense. Once sealed we can maintain your Travertine tiles, keeping them looking their best, as we do with other natural stones, utilizing State Building Maintenance’s daily cleaning routine.

TERRAZZO
Terrazzo is a solid surface, extremely durable material, invented in the 15th century. It was originally made by combining cement and marble fragments. Nowadays Terrazzo is still manufactured from cement but can also be prepared with an epoxy base. What makes Terrazzo so versatile is that we can now add glass, metallics and other aggregates to create a custom look. This tough solid surface material, polished to a high shine and with no grout lines requires less time consuming maintenance, an added bonus when working out your yearly maintenance budget, but it can be slippery when wet so State Building Maintenance Limited recommends a non-slip coating be applied to its surface. As with other flooring it will require a daily sweeping and then a light washing when necessary.

VINYL FLOORING
Vinyl Flooring comes in an array of colours and patterns, copying the look of wood flooring and many expensive stones, so if it is not in your budget for the original, Vinyl flooring may be the answer. Buying the highest quality of Vinyl flooring will come with a warrantee of 15 years or more. For added protection State Building Maintenance Limited will apply a 25% acrylic floor finish. Although not the first choice for offices, you will still find the top rated Vinyl flooring in many offices but there is one limitation, Vinyl flooring can be gouged and cut so you must not push your office furniture over the surface of Vinyl flooring without using protection. Using furniture gliders or soft furniture pads is a must. To keep its appearance Vinyl flooring just needs to be swept and damp mopped daily. State Building Maintenance Limited can also PROPANE BURNISH VINYL FLOORS to create a very high shine, that wet look.

CONCRETE
You will find Concrete flooring in all our customers’ factories and warehouses because of its durability. It takes tremendous weight to damage Concrete, it will easily handle the weight of manufacturing machinery, the weight of your products piled high and the weight of trucks and forklifts that need to enter your premises. We at State Building Maintenance Limited recommend a daily sweeping of Concrete with a dust inhibitor and then a light washing, daily or monthly, depending on our customer’s requirements. In places where Concrete flooring is your show piece, being used now more than ever, and because Concrete is a porous material State Building Maintenance Limited recommends the use of an impregnator and then a sealant to help prevent staining. As concrete too is considered a solid surface material, once polished to a smooth finish and sealed properly it just requires a daily sweeping with a dust inhibitor and a light washing as needed.

Having read the above article it may dissuade some customers from purchasing their first choice of flooring for a future renovation but remember no one floor product is the perfect answer, not even solid surface materials like polished and sealed Concrete or Terrazzo. With a solid surface material, if there is major damage, and we are not saying it will happen, the repair to solid surface materials can be more costly than lifting and replacing a few tiles. Although there is no one perfect flooring, STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED is your perfect answer to your flooring’s upkeep. State Building Maintenance Limited has kept pace with the cleaning practices of all floor surfaces, old and new, we have the expertise, are trustworthy and efficient but more than anything, our aim is to provide complete satisfaction with our cleaning services.

So whether you need State Building Maintenance Limited to deal with your floor cleaning problems, chose to have your carpets or windows cleaned or are looking to set up a full service cleaning program daily, bi-weekly or once a week please call us for a free quote at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca

Floor Tiles

WHEN RENOVATING – The PROS and CONS of HARD SURFACED FLOOR TILES

Many businesses, having closed their books for the year 2016, are looking at 2017 as a fresh start.  With that new beginning there may be an allotted amount in your yearly budget for building/office renovations.  So to get the best return on your investment owners will choose the renovation that not only adds to the value of the building/office but also conveys that wow factor/that pleasing and inviting look for their customers and staff.  In State Building Maintenance’s experience, providing you don’t need new mechanics in the building such as fixing plumbing problems etc., we see that one of the most positive impressions and impact on customers is made by renovating the front entrance/lobby.  As compared to an entrance that is dark and dingy, entering a new and glistening entrance hall/reception area can’t help but perk up one’s staff and visitors.  But we find the most lasting and positive impression is created by the renovation of your washrooms.  No business owner wants to feel that their customers/employees are rushing in and out in order to avoid what looks like a dirty washroom but upon reflection it may just be dated with worn/cracked tiles and grout that can no longer be cleaned because it was not maintained or sealed properly when installed.

So to help with your renovations of 2017 State Building Maintenance Limited will talk about different tiles/flooring that we have worked with, their pros and cons, and ask you to do serious research before you make your choice for your particular renovation.

MARBLE, we consider that the WOW factor, but an expensive WOW factor.  Marble, one of the most strikingly veined, natural stones has been used in buildings for centuries and withstood the test of time but only with continuous maintenance. We deal with marble on many of our customer’s floors.  You need to remember that marble is a soft, porous stone that is easily stained and scratched.  But when laid properly and maintained with the help of State Building Maintenance Limited, marble suggests “splendour”.  Marble must first be professionally sealed.  Because of its porosity we recommend an impregnator, the correct one for your needs, which penetrates into the marble and then you will need the right cleaning and polishing program for maintenance. Do not apply a light sealer that will sit on the surface and wear off in next to no time.   If properly sealed the correct finish will last many years.  Maintenance will then be a daily wet mopping and a weekly buffing to enhance its shine. We then periodically, depending on the traffic and the way it was sealed, will reseal the tiles/sheeting.   If serious damage occurs, other than normal wear and tear, you must bring in, with some expense, a stone restoration company.  Over the last few years we have noticed that much of the new marble being chosen is lighter in tone then what was even chosen ten years ago.

PORCELAIN TILES

Many people confuse Porcelain tiles with Ceramic tiles.  First we must say that Porcelain tiles are more often than not becoming the tile of choice for flooring, especially in HIGH TRAFFIC or WET AREAS.  Porcelain tiles are the hardest commercially made floor tiles available and fired at a higher temperature than ceramic tiles.  However the Tile Council of North American defines porcelain tiles not by their strength but by their water absorbency. Porcelain tiles absorb less than 0.5% whereas ceramic tiles absorb more than 0.5%.  Full bodied/ homogeneous porcelain tiles, unglazed and unpolished, carry the colour and pattern throughout so that if there is any wear or chipping it is difficult to see.  They offer slip resistance but can stain more easily.  To some that dull look may be disappointing after installation so often State Building Maintenance Limited will get asked to put on a low gloss sealant to add some shine and a layer of protection.  Porcelain tiles also come glazed with a layer of liquid glass, this provides better protection from staining but offers less slip resistance and will show more scratches.

CERAMIC TILES, often called NON-PORCELAIN

Having stressed the benefits of Porcelain tiles, there is nothing wrong with Ceramic tiles, they are in many of our customer’s entrances and washrooms. They are both manufactured from clays, kiln dried and come unglazed and glazed.  They are a softer clay and as many will attest, are much easier to cut and install than porcelain. So bear that in mind as extra time in installing porcelain tiles may require more money in the budget for porcelain work. Coming in an array of colours and patterns, ceramic tiles are also usually a little less expensive. They, too, are often used in wet areas such a bathrooms, both on walls and floors, glazed tiles being recommended for walls to promote easy cleaning and protection from moisture and minimally glazed or textured tiles are recommended on washroom floors for slip resistance. Ceramic tiles, a little more prone to wear and tear and chipping, are generally rated from 1 to 5 so they are not recommend for high traffic areas unless you choose a tile with a rating of 5. It is buyer beware and the need of a knowledgeable supplier and installer. Ceramic tiles that come glazed only need a daily wet wiping/mopping.    State Building Maintenance Limited recommends that our customers speak to a minimum of three companies about their tile products before making a final choice.

So if you are ready for a new floor installation please call State Building Maintenance Limited and talk to us about what we have learned about the flooring of your choice and the maintenance that it really needs to keep that new look.  Remember your contractor does not make the final decision, you do.  All flooring is not created equal, speaking from experience the more information you have the better to make the right choice for you budget.

At this time of year meteorologist often talk about a January thaw that comes when temperatures hit above the freezing point for a few days. This starts a quick melting process of snow and ice.  So State Building Maintenance Limited wants to re-enforce the need for daily removal of all standing water on your tiles/flooring to prevent falls and to stop the growth of mold.

State Building Maintenance Limited is more than glad to be of service to you in 2017, for a free quote or general advice please called us at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca

Coming in February- more about the kinds and maintenance of tiles/hard surfaced flooring

 

Office Cleaning Toronto & Vaughan – Event Clean-Ups 12 Months A Year – SBML

Office Cleaning Toronto & Vaughan
EVENT CLEAN-UPS 12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR

Seasonal, Charity, Retirement

May you have warm words

On a cold evening,

A full moon on a dark night

And a smooth road all the way to your door.

(An old country saying)

Heading into 2017 is for many a festive time, which often means a social gathering of some sort along with tasty fare. So as 2016 comes to a close many businesses choose to say thank you to their hard working staff by closing out the year with some form of celebration. And as a way of showing their appreciation businesses may even invite their customers/suppliers to drop by.

No matter what type of celebration it is, large or small, simple or elaborate, State Building Maintenance Limited will send out one of our skilled cleaning crews to carry out a thorough after event clean-up, whether the clean-up be after a simple fare of snacks and beverages, a sumptuous buffet set up in the boardroom or a formal charity event. If you wish our company to provide PORTER SERVICES our staff will maintain the washrooms, keeping them spotless, and will re-stock the washroom supplies as needed.  We can also have one of our staff members stand discreetly by during your event to re-stock table linen, drinking glasses etc. or in the event of an unfortunate spill, take care of that problem immediately.

If you haven’t already put down heavy duty, moisture absorbing mats in all entrances and applied de-icer crystals if required, now is the time to do so.  If customers/suppliers are also invited to join in your office festivities why not put down an extra mat off to the side where customers can place their wet boots if they choose to.  For those larger charity events that are unable to provide underground parking on their premises, valet service or a dry, covered area where guests can directly enter your event, especially during our winter months, to prevent falls and protect your floors, State Building Maintenance Limited recommends that additional commercial grade mats be added leading up to the coat check. State Building Maintenance Limited can supply and place these mats.

Many charity events are held throughout the year, whether it be at this time of year, heralding in the spring or during the heat of our summers.  We have been in the cleaning business for many years so State Building Maintenance Limited can deal with all your concerns as we have seen it all, the spilled wine, the chocolate stains, the crumbs underfoot, the fallen decorations, the scratched flooring, messy washrooms, the marked carpets and the stained chairs. Our professional cleaning crews are highly efficient, prompt and trustworthy and WE DO IT ALL.  So please call us for a free quote at 416-247-1290 or contact us info@sbml.ca

State Building Maintenance Limited wishes to thank all those who have helped our business to progress, our dedicated and reliable employees, our suppliers who are always there to fill that last minute order, and especially to our customers whose allegiance we greatly value.

May Peace, Joy, Good Health, the Gift of Friends and Prosperity be in abundance for all our customers, employees, suppliers and all our readers in the year 2017!

 

Janitorial Services Toronto
Office Cleaning Toronto

APPLYING DE-ICERS AS A SAFETY MEASURE

Winter brings along with it many cleaning concerns, for your staff and visitors, hazardous areas that they must navigate.  An indispensable product that State Building Maintenance Limited will utilize during our winter months is ice melting crystals if your company requests it as part of our Janitorial Services.  So whether you call them de-icers, anti-icers or ice melting granules, they are our workhorse when dealing with slippery driveways, sidewalks and entrances.

There are a number of products that can be used to stop ice from forming.  On areas such as large parking lots, a spray, by truck, is the way most ice melting products are put down before a forecasted snowfall or an ice storm.  For smaller areas, such as on sidewalks, crystals are usually spread about by using a spreader or by hand.  If spread just before the ice or snow arrives these crystals will prevent ice from building up.  Remember, more is not always better, sprinkle just what you need.  Some de-icers are coloured so that you can see where you have spread these granules.  These de-icers will not handle the melting of deep snow from a major snowfall.  You would need to shovel off the snow and then scatter the crystals on your walks to melt what little is remaining.

Our southern Ontario temperatures do often hit minus -15 degrees Celsius or lower so our company generally uses a high performance snow and ice melting product that works with very low temperatures. As slush/moisture is created by these de-icer products it is advisable to shovel this off your sidewalks if you can before another freeze happens.  You would then re-apply the de-icer.   If we provide Porter and Nightly Cleaning Services / Janitorial Services we can offer this service twice a day if needed.  Our product is a bit more expensive than some products and is an additional cost but State Building Maintenance Limited doesn’t want to take any chances with your safety.  But if you have another product in mind we will gladly work with your preference.

There are a number of different chemicals that we can supply, each with their own pros and cons.  We can purchase anything from rock salt to calcium chloride and even in a pinch sand or kitty litter.  There are some products that are even advertised as safe for pets so as to not irritate their paws.

The pros are obvious, the melting of ice and the added grip from the crystals when walking.  But depending on your choice of crystal they can damage concrete, be harmful to your pets and your lawns if too much is used and these products can even rust iron or steal.  So we just want to, once again, emphasis that more it not always better.  Having said that, State Building Maintenance Limited wants your staff and visitors to remain safe during out blustery winter months, that is the bottom line. So without hesitation we recommend that these products be used as required.

There have been some winters where the product we generally use has been in short supply, so if you would like our company to spread these de-icers when the evening cleaning or when janitorial services are completed, please let us know so that we can stock up for your company.

State Building Maintenance Limited is a Full Service Cleaning and Janitorial company that will be only too happy to be of service to you.  We will set up a cleaning program of your choice and within your budget, whether if for a bi-weekly, daily or even a yearly clean-up. WE DO IT ALL!  So please call us at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca.

 

Keep Clean With Fall Maintenance – October 2016

WHAT YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD BE SCHEDULING FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Time To Bring Out Those Extra, Protective Mats

In many instances, in late spring, managers of commercial, industrial, condo and retail buildings remove extra carpet runners that had been added during the previous fall as a protective measure from autumn rains and winter snows.  We at State Building Maintenance Limited do steam clean these extra runners in the spring before we place them in storage but NOW is the time to put these extra mats back. These extra floor-coverings help capture the moisture from rains and snows so they will not be carried further into your office, preventing damage to your office carpets and floors.  These added runners also help to sluff off any granules picked up on your shoes or boots so that these tiny particles will not abrade your flooring, whether it be marble, terrazzo or vinyl.  State Building Maintenance Limited will maintain these added runners throughout the winter season with a daily vacuuming, spot cleaning and steam cleaning when necessary.  These extra and necessary commercial grade mats should be of a heavy weight so they do not shift about and cause problems.  State Building Maintenance Limited sells, delivers and places these extra mats at a reasonable cost.

Condo Wall Washing And Carpet Cleaning

Now that school is well underway here in southern Ontario and we are into cooler weather such that children are no longer running in hallways with ice cream cones, sticky candy or fizzy drinks, occasionally spilling drinks on common area carpets and definitely with sticky fingers, touching walls, (not to say we adults are above reproach), State Building Maintenance Limited recommends a methodical clean-up of condo walls and carpeting.  Marked and sticky walls are an unpleasant visual for condo owners to see in their common areas and messy walls are definitely not an inviting look for your visitors or prospective buyers.  When sticky residue from summer treats is left on carpets this tackiness is not only damaging to your carpet fibres but the stickiness can adhere to condo owner’s shoes and be carried into their own residences.  This is a complaint the manager/board does not want to hear about.  So we at State Building Maintenance Limited suggest to all condo owners, that at this time of year, they do a wall washing as needed and a full steam cleaning of their carpets, to remove all grime, bring back their colour and refresh their scent.  NOTHING LOOKS or SMELLS BETTER THAN CLEANLINESS!

Now Is The Time To Put Down Fall Fertilizer.

If your buildings have attractive, manicured lawns that have managed to survive our dry summer, it would be to your benefit to apply a good fall fertilizer followed by a deep watering.  Fall fertilizers feed the roots, helping your grass to survive a harsh winter and to start your grass off with a healthy spring growth.

Added Protection for Your Floors

At this time of year we suggest that all building owners take a good look at their hard surface floors. State Building Maintenance Limited often finds, that after a summer of tracking in gravel bits, dirt, dust and even tar from roadwork, floors are damaged by these materials and lose their lustre.  Heading into our normally wet fall weather and blustery winters State Building Maintenance Limited advises that at this time of year, to safeguard your floors, we lay down a coat of protective finish and if your floors, for some reason, have become badly damaged we then recommend stripping and re-sealing your floors. Spotless and glossy floors will say much to your customers and staff about your business’s work ethic.  And if you would like that “wet look finish”, that WOW factor, we at State Building Maintenance Limited would be only too pleased to burnish your floors.  Although a bit more expensive, burnished floors, not only glisten but burnishing creates a tougher finish. State Building Maintenance Limited is always there to offer you choices and work within your budget.

So whether you would like us to roll out your runners, clean your walls or  clean your rugs/carpets, add protection to your hard surface floors or see your clean windows sparkle please call State Building Maintenance Limited, a full service Cleaning and Janitorial company, at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca   WE DO IT ALL!

 

PRODUCTS WE STOCK AND DELIVER

As part of our trade, State Building Maintenance Limited, providing Office Cleaning and Janitorial Services to the Greater Toronto Area, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Scarborough, sell to our customers all essential products such as paper towels, toilet tissue and liquid hand soap. These are just some of the items that are consumed on a daily basis by your employees and customers. When hiring our company it is our job to make sure that all Janitorial Supplies are delivered in a timely manner so that your company is never without the necessities.

Let’s talk Janitorial Supplies

We offer an exceptional, soft to the touch, line of toilet tissue at a very competitive rate.

State Building Maintenance Limited can provide you with 2 ply jumbo rolls that we install in dispensers or individual soft quality household sized rolls.

We sell an excellent quality 950 foot roll of paper towels that we install in a specific dispenser.

We also provide single sheet hand towels.

Our company also offers liquid hand soap in bulk, one gallon containers or one litre cartridges. The liquid soap cartridges are fitted into a special dispenser.

We also stock feminine hygiene products, toilet seat covers, deodorizers and urinal blocks.

Although we recommend certain products we will gladly deliver to your place of business the products of your CHOICE.

We are always conscious of your BUDGET. We will show you various products and talk about cost and effectiveness. Some customers have a firm preference and we will adhere to those instructions. When we work with a new customers they may not be satisfied with the product that they have been using so we will bring in samples of other products for them to pick from. We will discuss the pros and cons of these items. Being in the cleaning business for many years has taught us that some products such as certain toilet papers can create problems, ending up in expensive plumbing bills. So with our recommendation of certain products we can try to eliminate some of these re-occurring problems.

Every customer of ours has the choice as to how they want to arrange delivery. In many instances it is our employees that are cleaning your premises that will inform us that your company is getting low on supplies and then we quickly restock. At times we will get a direct call or email from our customers placing an order with us, which we will then deliver and place in your supply room. What State Building Maintenance Limited does when we deliver your Janitorial Supplies is to date each box so that you, the customer, can see how much product is being consumed over a period of time. We also leave a delivery slip with your order office.

There are a few companies that have their own in-house cleaners but their cleaners cannot handle the delivery of supplies. State Building Maintenance Limited is also in the business of just delivering Janitorial Supplies to these customers. We are only too happy to supply and stock these needed products for your company.

As part of our job we also install dispensers for towels, toilet paper, soap and deodorizers. Occasionally a customer wishes to change over to a new paper products and along with that change a new dispenser may be necessary. On occasion dispensers wear out and need to be replaced or after a renovations a customer may chose new dispensers for State Building Maintenance Limited to install. We are there to do the job, saving you time and money. WE DO IT ALL!

Please call State Building Maintenance Limited at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca for a free quote on any of our services.

Window Cleaning – Office Cleaning Toronto

WINDOW CLEANING and ENTRANCE CLEANING BEFORE the FALL RAINS

State Building Maintenance Limited, a complete Cleaning and Janitorial service provider, would like to talk about the problems summer can bring to the cleaning business especially during the summer of 2016 in the Toronto, The GTA, Vaughan, Markham, Mississauga and Brampton area.

You may be questioning us as to what could possibly be an office cleaning problem this summer because for so many this was the perfect summer, hot and dry.  But that was the problem, the dryness.  Summer rains can bring on their own problems for our cleaning company but this summer’s dryness allowed dust to settle everywhere.  Having very little rainfall this summer to dampen down the dust has coated your office, industrial and store front windows, frames and front entrances with layers of dust.  So before the autumn rains are upon us and this dust turns into blotches of dirt on your office, factory and store windows, State Building Maintenance Limited recommends a washing down of all your windows and a steam cleaning of your mats in all your entrances. Summer tends to be a slower work period for many companies, with staff and customers taking vacation time. But come the fall when your customers take notice once again of the condition of your office building it is essential that those windows be glistening and inviting, inside and out. Also an inside window and blind cleaning will help all those staff suffering from dust allergies.  Besides leaving your glass sparkling, one of the most important parts of the job of window cleaning by State Building Maintenance Limited, which is not always adhered to by other cleaning companies, is the cleaning of all the window frames.

It was the perfect summer for renovations, no slow down because of bad weather, so whether your company itself was doing interior renovations or your building was unfortunately across from a construction site or road work, State Building Maintenance Limited understands that this brought waves of dust, on and into your buildings.  So not only do we recommend a thorough window cleaning but take a look at those entrance mats.  They could use a full steam cleaning before the fall rains and wet foot apparel turn all those dust laden mats into pools of mud.  And what is even more damaging is that staff can bring that mess further into the office area, marking up your office floors and carpets.

We, at State Building Maintenance Limited, handling the complete maintenance of offices, factories and retail stores, in business since 1963, would like to offer up our services to your company, whether it be to perform a full window cleaning, carpet cleaning or office cleaning on a one time basis or to set up a comprehensive cleaning and janitorial program on a schedule that your company prefers and to suit your cleaning budget.

Please call us for a free quote at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca  WE DO IT ALL!

 

 

Office Cleaning Toronto – Summer Cleaning 2016

SUMMER CLEANING CONCERNS   JULY 2016

HOW STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED CAN HELP TO ELIMINATE ALLERGENS IN THE WORKPLACE

Employees do appreciate, during our hot southern Ontario summers, the cooling sensation from their building’s air conditioning unit but with that benefit State Building Maintenance Limited also knows that dust and allergens can be an issue.  Because everything is locked down tight to keep offices cool, one would think that allergies would not be a problem but as staff enter their offices pollen, dust and mold spores are carried in on clothing and footwear.  They settle on everything, these particles even float down into your keyboards.

For many allergy sufferers the season can start in the early spring and last until our first frost.  And unfortunately the itching and sneezing will often cut into an employee’s productivity.  So it is imperative that State Building Maintenance Limited bring in trained staff and the correct cleaning equipment to remove those irritants that can hinder the work of allergy sufferers. State Building Maintenance Limited starts their cleaning process at the ceiling and works their way down with special emphasis put on air vents, soft materials such as upholstered furniture that will harbor allergens deep in their fibres, desks, chairs, computers, phones and carpets. If it fits within your budget we recommend a nightly cleaning or at a minimum a bi-weekly cleaning.

SUMMERTIME RENOVATIONS AND POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEAN-UPS

Whether you have hired a contractor to take down a wall, update the building’s bathrooms, renovate an entire office or home or construct a new building, State Building Maintenance Limited knows what a headache it can be to find the correct post-construction cleaning crew. With dust flying everywhere, paints blobs where they shouldn’t be, wood shavings from cutting baseboards, the odd bit of general debris etc., construction companies try their best to clean up after themselves but are not formally trained in this work.  The crew at State Building Maintenance Limited is properly trained and highly effective in quickly removing all evidence of post-construction mess. We know that living with the dust etc. created by renovations can in itself cause health problems so it is our job to do away with those dusty problems.  Our company, a complete JANITORIAL SERVICE, deals with post-construction cleans-ups in TORONTO, the GTA, VAUGHAN and MISSISSAUGA.

OUR RAINY SEASONS

Major Leaks and Flood Clean-ups

State Building Maintenance Limited is all too familiar with flood clean-ups.  Over the years we have encountered burst pipes, many window leaks due to faulty caulking and general flooding caused by heavy rains seeping into building because of incorrectly sloping sills, pavements and landscaping.  Standing water will cause much damage so it is imperative that companies immediately call experienced flood/water damage cleaning companies such as State Building Maintenance Limited.  There is more to flood clean-ups than just extracting the water.

The staff at State Building Maintenance Limited has the necessary experience and equipment to extract rain water and burst pipe flooding from both hard surfaces and carpeting.  We come in with water extractors, the proper hosing, boots and high velocity fans to quicken the drying process. As your carpets have been effected, after removing all water, we will then treat your carpets with an odour control solution and use anti-browning agents.

After the drying process is complete then a judgement has to be made as to what damage, if any, needs to be corrected, such as installing new underlay.

So whether you need help this summer with a flood clean-up, a post construction clean-up or need to get better control of allergens in the workplace, please call State Building Maintenance Limited.  Our expert staff are knowledgeable, dependable and consistent in the quality of their work when it comes to servicing our customers.  For a free quote please call us at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca  WE DO IT ALL!

Industrial Cleaning Services

INDUSTRIAL CLEANING

For MANUFACTURERS – FACTORIES, WAREHOUSES and OFFICES

Every Manufacturer has its own specific health and safety concerns and regulations, some of those demanded and checked upon by government safety inspectors.  State Building Maintenance Limited understands the importance of these rules and diligently adheres to all these protocols.  Our employees are supplied with PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, such as safety boots, safety glasses and safety hats if they are required when entering certain factories.  Our employees are trained in the correct handling of solutions and are provided with protective powder free latex gloves.  We provide up-to-date records, MSDS -Material Safety Data Sheets-, on the handling and composition of all the cleaning solutions we use. All our highly trained employees are fully insured and bonded and supervised by State Building Maintenance Limited.

Our company works with manufacturing companies that run their businesses in a number of shifts.  We will provide professional cleaning staff to work all these shifts.

In some factories, besides a visiting area, you may find onsite SHOWROOMS where customers are presented with the company’s product and where the selling process begins.  A meticulously clean showroom, the floors shining, the windows gleaming, the walls immaculate, will draw no attention away from your company’s product, allowing your customers to focus only on your merchandise.

On the factory floor one of the most important cleaning requirements is excellent DUST CONTROL so that dust particles will not create problems for intricate machinery.   State Building Maintenance Limited will sweep the floors daily with a treated sweeping tool.  Spills will be continuously removed and the floors will be light washed as required.  We recommend a full floor scrubbing at least once a year.

As in any office, offices in factories are maintained to an exemplary level.  We fully clean all areas, the entrances, the lobby and/or visitor’s area, showrooms, office space, all hard surfaced floors, carpets, windows, walls etc.  Because a number of our customers are factories, State Building Maintenance Limited understands that cleaning problems can occur that do not normally happen in other offices.  Unintentionally, during the manufacturing process, solutions, oils, tars, fibres or shavings can be carried in on footwear into the office. We at State Building Maintenance Limited are familiar with these cleaning problems and can successfully handle them all.

Washrooms are scoured and disinfected, you will see that it a structured and fastidious clean.  We can stock all your washrooms with the necessary supplies such as hand soap, hand towels, toilet tissue, sanitary products and deodorizers at a reasonable price.   Depending on the type of manufacturing some businesses offer showers, change areas and lockers to their workers, an area that State Building Maintenance Limited keeps thoroughly clean.

Kitchens are fully cleaned.  During the cleaning of a kitchen we will disinfect many areas, tables, chairs, counters, sinks, taps etc. and the floors which we light wash with a disinfectant.  We load up and turn on the dishwasher.  We can completely remove items from cupboards and fridges and give them a good scrub.  In some buildings you may find small sitting areas with vending machines, these areas and the machines will be carefully cleaned and disinfected.  We will gather food waste and put it in your company’s green bin and remove your garbage and disinfect and reline all garbage bins.  We will remove recyclables and place them in the appropriate bins to be picked up by your local sanitation services.

Because we work for a number of manufacturers, STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED has the experience and the working knowledge to be able to maintain, to the highest of standards, the cleanliness of your company.  Please get in touch with us for a free, no obligation quote at info@sbml.ca or call us at 416-247-1290.

Office Cleaning Services – Industrial Cleaning Services Toronto

Office Spring Cleaning Toronto 2016

Spring Cleaning – It’s More Than Just Office Cleaning

SPRING CLEANING FOR CONDOS, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND RETAIL BUSINESSES.

As the days become warmer and more sunlight filters through our windows there is a spring to our step. Nothing says spring more than a detailed spring cleaning which will buoy up this positive mood.

Spring Office Cleaning Toronto 2016It is at this time of year that BUILDING OWNERS/PROPERTY MANAGERS are noticing what building problems have shown themselves because of our messy winter. BUILDING OWNERS/PROPERTY MANAGERS know the importance of first and lasting impressions on visiting clients and staff. They rightly expect to hire and demand a complete care cleaning company that is highly trained, dependable and respected in the cleaning business. We, at State Building Maintenance Limited, a full care professional office cleaning and janitorial company, will be only too happy to provide you with a thorough spring cleaning. State Building Maintenance Limited will also perform “ONE TIME DETAILED JOBS” such as carpet cleaning/window cleaning etc. Our company frequently carries out specific jobs in CONDOS, although, if you require it, we will gladly set up a full cleaning program for your condos.

When we are carpet cleaning throughout a condo’s corridors, individual condo owners may request a carpet cleaning of their unit at the same time.

With spring upon us, our company will examine your walkways and notify management if there are concrete problems, we will sweep all sidewalks, wash them if necessary and pick up all garbage, cigarette butts and remove gum splotches that may have been hidden by snow. We advise all our customers to provide lined outdoor garbage cans and cigarette butt holders.

Of course the first thing visitors will see when heading towards your building is the condition of all windows and doors. Winter is harsh on windows, leaving a coating of grime on all surfaces.

We do a thorough washing of all windows and doors, tracks and door frames, inside and out, and leave them sparkling and streak free. At this time we also take note of any problems such as pitting of frames or missing caulking and let our customers know of any potential problems. In the RETAIL BUSINESS gleaming windows, doors and entrances are above all essential as a spotless storefront will entice more customers to enter your place of business.

In buildings with large entrances the cleanliness inside the lobby is a “lasting” first impression. After cleaning up the exterior walkways and all windows and doors, State Building Maintenance Limited sees to it that your floors inside your lobby are professionally stripped, refinished and buffed to augment your visitors’ positive experience. If our customers wish we can BURNISH your floors to create that wet look.

At this time of year we also need to do a thorough cleaning of all your office blinds, whether they be plastic, fabric or wood, because your now clean windows will only make prominent your dirty blinds. Removing the dirt and dust from your blinds will greatly improve the air quality for your staff, some of whom may suffer from dust allergies.

As sunlight pours through your now pristine windows it highlights the condition of your hard surfaced floors in your offices, whether they be marble, vinyl, tiles of various materials or hardwood. Our skilled and reliable staff at State Building Maintenance Limited will select the correct solutions and method of cleaning these hard elements, we will remove the grime and scratches brought about by winter foot traffic and bring back their lustre. In the spring we also recommend to our FACTORIES and WAREHOUSES a full washing of their concrete floors.

State Building Maintenance Limited also suggests a thorough vacuuming of all your fabrics, removal of all stains, have odours dealt with and in many instances we will suggest a full steam cleaning of items such as sofas and upholstered chairs. We, in particular, advise that this be done on a continuous basis in such places as MEDICAL BUILDINGS and NURSERY SCHOOLS to control the growth of bacteria. You will be surprised at how much fresher the air will be after we complete a fabric cleaning.

Carpet cleaning is definitely on our spring cleaning agenda as we know what dirty boots and de-icing pellets can do to carpets. We will perform a deep steam cleaning of all carpets and mats with specialized cleaners. After this we can offer you stain guard protection, this acts as a barrier on your carpets and makes it easier to wipe up spills. As a preventive measure we also examine your carpets for wear and tear and notify our customers of any potential problems. Frayed or buckled carpeting can catch on footwear and cause falls.

For your cleaning needs State Building Maintenance Limited will perform A COMPLETE SPRING CLEANING, top to bottom, or just do SPECIFIC SPRING JOBS such as carpet cleaning or window cleaning. If you wish we will also set up a cleaning program of your choice and to suit your budget. Our staff at State Building Maintenance Limited takes pride in the work we do and we maintain the highest of standards. Our focus is on providing complete satisfaction to our customers. So please call us for a free quote at 416-247-1290 or email us at info@sbml.ca