Topic: Office Cleaning

Office Cleaning Toronto – Floor Cleaning

Floor Cleaning Due to Flooding in Vaughan and the Toronto – How to Save Your Carpet and Flooring After a Flood

Office Cleaning Toronto – Tips 

A flood can have a catastrophic effect on your home, causing stress and financial hardship for homeowners in Vaughan and throughout the Toronto region. We’ve been providing professional janitorial services since 1963 and during this time we’ve helped many homeowners recover after a flood. Mother Nature can carry a heavy punch, but there are some things you can do after a flood to prevent harmful mould growth and permanent damage to your carpets or flooring.

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause damage to your home’s flooring. A little bit of moisture and a warm dark space can be a perfect environment for mould to grow. Unfortunately, a flood can cause power outages making it hard to regulate your home’s temperature and lighting. Mould can grow without you noticing it, especially in carpets, floor padding and within the insulation in your walls. Everyone will react differently to mould; health effects can range from cold-like symptoms, skin and eye irritation, or more severe reactions for people suffering from dangerous mould allergies.

Mould will grow quickly, so you’ll want to dry water damaged areas of your home quickly. Simple tools such as a strong fan, bleach, chemical cleaners, and some elbow grease can do a great job if they are utilized quickly. A hard day of scrubbing on your hands and knees is the best way to limit the growth of mould in your home after a flood. It is a good idea to wear a mask, especially if you have a history to mould allergies.

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A wet/dry vacuum is the best way to remove standing water from your carpet or floor surfaces. They are easy and affordable to rent if you don’t already own one. Not only will they remove a lot of water, they will be able to help you dry hard to reach spaces. Removing all water right away is the most important step in your post-flood cleanup.


Try to get as many fans as possible blowing after you’ve removed the water from your floor. You’ll want to keep fans running non-stop after a flood to completely dry your floor. Fans will not only help dry your floor, they will also stop mould from growing by circulating air throughout your home. Try to keep your fans going for at least a full week after your flood. Again, industrial grade fans can be rented at various locations throughout the city. Be sure to open all the windows in your house right away to increase air flow. Dehumidifiers are another excellent tool for your flood cleanup. Running a dehumidifier will help remove excess moisture in the air. They will also instantly cool the air in the room, making it harder for mould the thrive. Badly damaged carpets will likely need to be pulled up to properly dry the floor underneath.

Once your carpet is completely dried you’ll want to make your carpet clean again. Steam cleaning all carpets after a flood is the best way to properly sanitize and deodorize them. You will probably need to replace your carpet padding, it’s going to be a small cost when compared to re-carpeting the areas impacted by the flood. It’s not just your floor, anything that was touched by water should be cleaned. Clean all the walls, baseboards, and any other surfaces with soap and water. Sanitize these regions with a solution of 1.5 cups of bleach to one gallon of water (be sure to wear a good pair of rubber gloves). Inspect the items in your house for water damage. Remove your furniture and other large items from the wet region of your home right away. Items submerged in water for more than 48 hours will likely be damaged beyond repair. Don’t try to safe items that have been contaminated by raw sewage, oil, or other harmful waste created by the flood. Appliances are often damaged by a flood, be sure to have the connections and electric components of your devices checked before turning them on again.

It may be emotionally draining, but it’s important to document all damages with a detailed inventory list and high-resolution photos. The insurance claim process can be challenging, and early preparation is the best way to make the process easier.

Water damage to your floors after a flood can cause some serious issues to your home and it’s something that needs to be dealt with right away. The long-term effects of mould, mildew and sewage on your flooring can negatively impact the health of your family and can cause your home to instantly decrease in value. Calling an experienced janitorial company is the best way to prevent long-term damages to floors after a flood. Our team of experienced floor cleaners have been helping Vaughan and Toronto area homeowners and businesses clean up after floods for over 50 years. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your property is the right hands. Contact us today with any questions on how we can help with floor cleaning due to flooding.

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Winter Cleaning Services for Commercial Buildings – How to Keep Your Toronto Office Clean Throughout the Winter Season

Winter is now in full effect and it’s time to up your cleaning game. Snow, ice and cold weather bring a host of cleaning chores that need to be done regularly to keep your workspace neat and tidy. Life is busy, but regularly cleaning your space during the winter will help you maintain a high level of professionalism and protect your investment at the same time.

Flooring often takes the brunt of the abuse during the winter season, and it is one of the first things your customers will see once they enter your business. A clean place of business projects an important image to customers, employees and other professionals; it may be subliminal but cleanliness is an important first impression that matters. Winter can cause permanent damage to your office’s tiles, wood, or carpeting. The salt covering outdoor walkways can quickly wear out flooring causing it to look dull and can even result in long-term damage. Regular professional floor cleaning is an excellent way to make your flooring look pristine and protect your investment for years to come. Be sure to have floor mats at all entryways and sweep the floor a few times throughout the day. Winter residue left on floors should be cleaned up often with proper cleaning products.

Various chemicals are used to de-ice outdoor walkways, these solutions help people from slipping, but they can wreak havoc on the flooring of your business. When not managed, these chemicals can cause staining, make wood floors swell, cause the laminate to curl, and even result in mould growing. A Toronto commercial cleaning service will have the right combination of floor cleaning chemicals, equipment and experience to do the job right the first time.

The days are shorter during winter, this causes the coffee pot to run a little longer and results in the lights being on more frequently. A lack of natural lighting means you’ll burn through more light bulbs in the winter. Replacing light bulbs may seem like a simple chore, but poor lighting combined with slippery floors is a recipe for disaster for any company.

During warmer weather furnaces and ducts remain dormant, during this time they can collect a large amount of dust, pollen and even mould spores. Once the heat is turned on, these potentially harmful bacteria and allergens can fill your workplace and can result in poor air quality, possibly causing illness to your staff. Professional cleaners will ensure your furnace is clean and pumping out clean air. High-efficiency furnace filters will instantly improve air quality and help keep your office’s heating system running as it should throughout the winter season.

Sick days can really take a strain on a company’s productivity and hurt the bottom line. Viruses such as the flu and the common cold thrive during the winter with weaker hygiene habits and immune systems. It’s critical to regularly disinfect and sanitize your Toronto workspace from top to bottom throughout the year, but especially during the winter months. Increase the frequency of your cleaning, especially in high traffic areas such as foyers.

You have a lot on your plate, let our team of janitors at SBML take care of your commercial winter cleaning needs. We’re an experienced and fully bonded professional cleaning company providing commercial cleaning services in Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and throughout the Toronto region.  We have been providing winter cleaning services to businesses such as yours since 1963. Our team will work with you to design a winter cleaning package that suits your needs and budget. Start today

Office Cleaning Toronto – Pre-Cleans


State Building Maintenance Limited understands, for both the Realtor and Homeowner, the importance of a detailed cleaning of your house/condo before your For-Sale sign goes up and you hold that first Open House.  It is our job to reduce your stress before you showcase your home.  Every prospective buyer begins by looking at the big pictures then starts taking in the details.  Marked flooring and walls, moldy bathrooms, greasy stoves etc. can be a deterrent to prospective buyers. Our cleaning company never wants to see that happen so our highly-trained crews will put our years of experience to work for you and make sure that your home is inviting to all potential buyers.

We understand that all sellers cannot invest in re-landscaping their property before an Open House but there is much you can do to enhance your CURB APPEAL.  A buyer should see

  • a neatly cut and trimmed lawn
  • weeds pulled from a garden bed
  • dead shrubs/plants removed
  • spot free windows
  • a washed down front porch, sidewalk and driveway
  • sparkling outdoor lights
  • garbage bins removed from the buyer’s sightline, preferably stored in a garage
  • if you have interlock make sure that these pavers are level so no one trips over protruding pavers and if there is any oil staining give those pavers a wash with a degreaser
  • add an entrance mat and to add a cozy look to a front porch put out a comfy chair with an attractive pillow
  • if you are planning on putting out an urn full of flowers do not place it to close to the door so it will not draw bees
  • in winter months, snow must be removed from the driveway, walkways, porches and balconies
  • for ice build-up, we can supply and spread de-icers

On the OUTSIDE, State Building Maintenance Limited begins with

  • cleaning all the entrance doors and door frames, inside and out, and the side lights
  • all windows and window frames
  • all outdoor lights
  • the front and side garage door, often overlooked

In the KITCHEN, we start with

  • washing the ceiling, the walls, the decorative molding, light fixtures, the fan, plus the cupboards, inside and out, as they may have become greasy overtime
  • we clean the fridge, including bar fridges, the stove, the range hood and the microwave, inside and out, including the range hood filters
  • if you have a self-cleaning oven it may require two days of work as it needs to cool down before the inside ash is removed
  • we use a specialized cleaner on all stainless steel
  • we clean the counters, taking into account the varied materials that are now being used such as marble, granite, quartz, Corian, laminates etc. as all require different cleaning methods
  • the sinks and taps will be cleaned and wiped down with a soft cloth to bring up their shine
  • the table and chairs are cleaned if left in the kitchen
  • we scrub/clean the floors and kick plates and depending on the type of flooring we may put down the appropriate sealer if the customer wishes

In the WASHROOMS, we

  • clean walls, wall tiles, doors, trim, switch plates and lighting
  • clean, disinfect and deodorize the shower stall, tub, toilet and bidet
  • the counters, sinks and taps are cleaned and disinfected
  • the cabinets are wiped down, inside and out, as there can be residue on the shelves from lotions etc.
  • the mirrors are washed and left gleaming
  • if there is mold, most noticeable around the tub surround, we will use the correct solution to tackle the job
  • the floors are cleaned and disinfected

Throughout all the FINISHED LEVELS of the house

  • the windows, trim, sills and tracks are cleaned
  • the walls, doors, trim and baseboards are wiped down or washed
  • the lighting is cleaned and cobwebs removed on all floors
  • California shutters and verticals are dusted and washed if necessary
  • the fireplace and the surround are cleaned


Flooring, be it marble, terrazzo, porcelain tiles, vinyl, carpeting, hardwood or laminate, all require a different approach.  With the hard elements, depending what the customer requires, State Building Maintenance Limited will clean/refinish your flooring with the appropriate solution and/or sealer.  All this will be discussed with the seller.

With CARPETS, we first

  • thoroughly vacuum the carpets
  • then spot clean any stains, especially pet urine stains as they require a specific solution to break up the stain and deal with the smell
  • we use a variety of spot cleaners for different chemical stains such as coffee spills, grease spots
  • we will then steam clean and/or rotary clean your carpet depending on how heavily soiled it is and your time frame as steam cleaning requires more drying time than rotary cleaning
  • we will add an anti-browning agent plus deodorizer
  • we can bring in commercial dryers to speed up the drying process

We take care of pet stains and smells in carpets, smoke stained walls etc., but smoking can also leave strong odors in drapes and sheers so we suggest that if they are to be left up during an open house that they be sent out to be professionally cleaned and if the owner’s soft material sofas are also being left for an open house we recommend that they either be professionally cleaned or sprayed with an odor neutralizing solution.  Strong or musty odors can be a major deterrent to a buyer.

We also

  • dust furniture if the house is staged
  • remove cobwebs in the unfinished basement
  • sweep and/or damp wipe the floor of an unfinished basement
  • make sure the laundry tub is as clean as possible, depending on how it was used
  • sweep and/or blow the dust from inside the garage
  • check to make sure all the lights are in working order
  • rinse outdoor furniture

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  • will continue to offer our services throughout the selling process if touch-ups are required


As most people are offended by strong smells we suggest opening windows for a brief time just before an open house but nothing smells as fresh as CLEAN.

If you would like to add a fresh fragrance we suggest a very light lemon scent that says summer, nothing overwhelming or obvious.  A buyer may then see himself sitting in the backyard or out on a condo balcony sipping a refreshing lemonade drink and wouldn’t that be a good thing?

A bouquet of fresh flowers is a lovely touch but remember to select a flower without a strong scent and make sure the water is changed daily or buy an top quality, silk arrangement.

Declutter, de-clutter and we can not say that enough, de-clutter and that applies to closets because buyers want to see space.

Take away little bits and personal pictures if they fill a wall and possibly purchase a large, inexpensive, modern frameless print of the kind your realtor suggests.

So many homes are now open concept but if your home is not, create that look by removing unnecessary furniture so buyers get that wide-open feeling.

State Building Maintenance Limited does it all, we have even climbed our ladders and carefully cleaned your exquisite, crystal chandelier.  We understand, being homeowners ourselves, what is needed to create that rush of excitement for the buyer, that positive first impression, thus ensuring many offers.  We are a full-service cleaning and janitorial company, in business since 1963, so please call us for a no obligation quote at 416-247-1290 or email us at

Office Cleaning Toronto – Office Pre-Cleans




Commercial Cleaning Service Toronto

Tips for Finding Commercial Cleaning Service in Toronto

Finding a new office rental for your Toronto-based business is never an easy process. During this process, you’ll find that many office rental companies do not offer in-house cleaning service for office. At State Building Maintenance Limited (SBML), we are there to help keep your office clean, presentable and healthy. We provide full office cleaning services for Toronto businesses.

The cost to rent a commercial space in Toronto has been skyrocketing in recent years and it’s not showing any sign of slowing down. This increase is expense has forced many property owners to decrease costs such as offering cleaning services to renters. Business want to work with a commercial cleaning company that provides excellent service at an affordable price.

Regardless of your company’s size, our team of experienced cleaners will ensure all your office cleaning needs are taken care of. This allows you and your team the ability to focus on your work without needing to worry about maintaining their workplace. Your office should look pristine at all times and we’ll create a custom solution that suits your cleaning needs and budget. We provide commercial cleaning service for Toronto offices, warehouses and retail spaces.

First impressions play an important role in the business world and the cleanliness of your office can determine how people view your company. Bringing clients or potential employees into a messy workspace could leave a negative impression that could hurt the bottom line. We are a fully insured and bonded commercial cleaning that takes pride in helping our clients have an office they are proud to show off.

Having a clean workplace will not only make your space visually attractive, it will help keep you and your employees healthy. Harmful allergens are a reality in any office, especially when a space contain carpeting. Our Toronto commercial cleaning professionals will make your floors look amazing and help keep them allergen-free by providing high-quality carpet and floor restoration service for our clients.

It may seem like a minor chore, but windows and blinds are notorious for collecting dust and dirt. Dirty windows quickly hinder the look and feel of your office and can hurt your image to visitors. Our office cleaners will make your windows and blinds shine, we will even clean your window frames.

The server room is another place that collects dust in the office. With constant air flow generated by computer fans, the server room can quickly become a messy place. Your IT room is essential to your business operations; this hardware controls how fast and stable your network performs and provides storage for important data. Dust and dirt build up can cause your servers to operate at lower efficiency and can even cause expensive devices to break down. Save IT strain and expense and let our professional commercial cleaners will keep your IT room clean and dust-free.

We care greatly about the environment and we’re proud to provide green cleaning services. We only use the best environmental-friendly cleaning products and equipment on the market. Unlike some other commercial cleaning companies in Toronto, we refuse to use harmful cleaning chemicals and avoid the use of hot water extraction.

Satisfaction is always guaranteed with all the clients we work with. We have a long list of very satisfied clients and take pride in keeping an office clean and professional looking. Learn more about how can provide commercial cleaning services for your Toronto office, retail or warehouse space by contacting one of our experienced office cleaning professionals today at 416-247-1290 or get a free quote online.


Toronto Commercial Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning – Why Cleaning Your Windows Should be a Part of Your Springtime Clean

Windows can be a spring-time cleaning chore that many business owners overlook. Having clean windows will instantly make your workplace more attractive to clients, employees and other visitors entering your space. Our Toronto commercial cleaners have been keeping Toronto and area businesses clean since 1963 and throughout our history we’ve found that the springtime is an excellent time to have your windows professional cleaned.

It can be amazing to see how quickly windows can get dirty, especially after a long Toronto winter. Even with the expensive windows built with the best materials can gather dirt, smudges, pollutants, and even those unsightly messes left behind by birds. Windows designed for a commercial workplace are typically designed to be extremely resilient, but they still need regular cleaning to look sharp and clean throughout the course of the year. Having clean windows will instantly provide better natural light throughout your workplace and improve the air quality throughout your entire space.

Fine dirt and pebbles can gather in your windows, many are unaware that these particles will not only hurt the appearance of your windows, but crud can actually damage your window’s glass. Scratched glass, broken seals, and damaged hardware can happen when a window is forcefully opened or closed when foreign materials are located within the window.

On the surface, cleaning a window may seem like a simple task that can be accomplished with a rag, cleaner and some elbow grease, but there’s a lot more to the job. An experienced commercial janitor will inspect your window surfaces, looking for cracks in glass and damaged rubber sealing. Windows with even the slightest damage can result in higher heating and cooling expenses and can offer a gateway for unwanted bugs and outside pollutants. A professional window cleaning will make your office pristine and help save money by finding and fixing damages early.

During our process, we’ll clean all areas of your window. Our team of experienced cleaners will clean the glass, track, frame, and inside of your window, we’ll even clean all the dust and dirt from your blinds. There are various glass cleaning products on the market, our team will find the best window cleaning chemicals for your office space needs. If you have one, we’ll clean your window’s bug screen, clean it and vacuum out all the leftover crud that we find in the cracks and window hardware. Many people are shocked to see how much dirt can be found inside a window. We’ll check your window’s hardware including your hinges to make sure they are working as they should. The level of detail we put into cleaning a window can be hard to achieve without the right combination of experience and tools.

Uncleaned windows can also collect harmful mould when they are not cleaned. Moisture and outside pollutants can result in your windows having nasty stains or mould. Scrubbing your windows can remove mould, but can result in scratches on the glass when done too aggressively. Mould can be removed from your windows by gently cleaning the affected areas with vinegar. Sometimes bleach (one part bleach to four parts water) may be needed for harder to clean areas. Never put too much pressure on your window, seals are built to be tough, but they can break with too much pressure. A professional cleaner might be the best option to remove mould and stains on windows.

It’s important to clean your windows with a squeegee and a clean rag for wiping the rubber blade. Many people elect to simply use a paper towel to wash their windows, but this will result in dirt and dust simply being moved around the glass surface, not actually removing it.

At State Building Maintenance Limited (SBML) we take a lot of pride in our commercial cleaning work. No matter how big or small the job, you can expect the highest amount of professionalism and top-quality results. This philosophy has earned us an excellent reputation with businesses throughout the Toronto area. Contact us today to learn how we can make your windows clean and damage-free with our commercial window cleaning services. Our team will work with you to come up with a plan make your that suits your cleaning needs and budget.

Office Cleaning Services

State Building Maintenance Limited – Setting a High Standard for Office Cleaning Services in the Toronto Region

Office Cleaning Services Toronto & VaughanFinding the right commercial office cleaning services company for your business can be challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to find a janitorial service that will be a one-stop shop for all your office cleaning services. With so many Toronto office cleaning companies in the region, it’s very important to find a cleaning company with the right mix of experience and state-of-the-art equipment. Your search is finally over, look no further than State Building Maintenance Limited (SBML) for your office cleaning services. If you are looking for office cleaning services in the Toronto region we can help. Our team of commercial cleaners take a lot of pride in their work and will make sure your office space looks pristine for your staff, clients and potential hires.

Signing up with a professional commercial office cleaning company will provide your company with several benefits, but the biggest may be the increase you will see in your team’s productivity. Your staff have a lot of tasks on their plate and deadlines to hit on a daily basis and it probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to have them add cleaning the office to their workload. We take care of all your business’ cleaning needs, allowing you to focus on the important areas of your company. It’s our job take care of all your workplace cleaning needs, allowing you and your team the ability to focus on core business tasks.

Having a clean workplace will help with your overall employee morale and can even help attract new staff and clients. You should be proud of your office space and want to show it off to everyone, our cleaning services will keep your office looking amazing at all times. We are a one-stop shop for all of your business’ commercial cleaning needs.

You understand your office cleaning needs more than anyone and it’s essential to have a cleaning plan to match. Our team will sit down with you and design a custom janitorial plan that suits the needs of your business and fits within your budget. With so many cleaning options, it’s very easy to find a janitorial solution that fits within your company’s budget. You can schedule cleanings monthly, weekly or daily; it’s up to you, we’re here to work around your schedule to develop a plan that makes sense. We won’t just do some light dusting and a quick sweep. Our goal is simple, we want to come up with a plan that addresses the unique cleaning needs of your business. Whether you have one small location or many larger office spaces, our team of experienced commercial cleaners will use the latest commercial cleaning tools and chemicals to make your office look amazing.

Some of our common commercial cleaning services include:

  • Cleaning of all glass entrance doors and partitions
  • Emptying and relining of all waste receptacles
  • Placing all recyclables into recycling bins
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all desk tops and office fixtures
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all kitchen/lunchrooms and washroom facilities
  • Disinfecting phones
  • Cleaning vents and diffusers
  • Vacuuming of all carpet areas
  • Sweeping and damp mopping all floor surfaces, stairs and landings
  • Many other cleaning services

Having a clean work area is not only visually attractive, it’s essential for the general health and well-being of your entire team. Allergens, germs and viruses can spread quickly throughout an office space and ongoing cleanliness is one of the best ways to stop these nasty pollutants from spreading.

We take a lot of pride in our attention to detail and we bring it to each and every one of our jobs. Our team will ensure that all cleaning jobs are done to the highest possible level. This focus on quality has allowed us to become one of the most well-regarded commercial cleaning services in Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton and throughout the entire Toronto region. A lot has changed since we started providing janitorial services to Toronto businesses in 1963, but taking a high level of pride in the work we do still remain a core part of our business today.

Our cleaning methods are designed to be meticulous and we use environmentally safe products to keep your office looking amazing and green. We only employ punctual and trustworthy cleaners for our team and we provide them with some of the most comprehensive training in the region. All of your office’s cleaning needs are covered with State Building Maintenance Limited including carpet and floor cleaning, window cleaning, and any other janitorial services.

At State Building Maintenance Limited all of our commercial cleaners are trained in WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) and provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). We adhere to all safety standards and provide WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) data sheets and we are insured and bonded.

We have one simple philosophy at State Building Maintenance Limited – bring a higher standard of commercial cleaning and customer service to Toronto and area businesses. Many of our clients have been with us for years, we’ve created these long-term relationships by constantly exceeding the expectations of our clients. Our commercial janitorial services are second to none and we look forward to working with you to develop a commercial cleaning plan that suits the needs and budget of your company. Contact one of our experienced team members today to learn more about we can help keep your office space clean and organized.


Floors – Janitorial Services Toronto

Commercial Floors: Janitorial and Finishing Services for a Toronto Winter Season

We are now fully engulfed in winter; there’s been a lot of snow so far and Mother Nature has a lot more in store over the next few months. Your floors can take a lot of damage during the winter with snowy and dirty foot traffic. At State Building Maintenance Limited (SBML), we have been keeping Toronto and area floors clean and damage-free from winter weather for over 50 years.

Our team of commercial cleaners are experienced cleaning vinyl, ceramic, marble, granite, terrazzo, porcelain, hardwood and carpeted floors clean. Keeping your workplace’s hardwood floors clean during the winter is a great investment, this will help prevent costly damages and keep your space looking pristine for years to come.

Winter comes with road salt, snow, slush, crystals from de-icers and gravel. Laying down floor mats at entrances can be a great way to help keep these elements from entering your floors, but they only provide so much protection through the course of a long Toronto winter. Without an ongoing cleaning and floor finishing plan, your floors can quickly look dirty, scratched and dull.

Many businesses need their floors cleaned daily to keep up with the mess generated by employees and clients. Smaller spaces may only need floors cleaned occasionally to eliminate winter messes. Our team at SBML can create a customized cleaning package that suits the needs and budget of your business, we can provide ongoing or one-time commercial floor cleaning packages.

We take a lot of pride in our janitorial team’s ability to make your commercial space look amazing. When cleaning floors we soak up any visual moisture, professionally sweep and damp mop all floors to make them remove all dirt and make them shine. If needed, our team can provide floor buffing to give your floors a stunning glossy finish. We can also make your floors look new again after being damaged by performing a professional recoating, our team can remove an old floor finish and simply reapply it.

Each of our clients has their own set of unique needs. We work with each of our customers to understand the services they need to both enhance the appearance of their floors and protect them. That’s why we provide a free no obligation quote to any business interested in improving the look of their space with commercial janitorial services. Many of the businesses interested in our cleaning services are unhappy with the current condition of their floors. We usually help clients by removing their current floor finishes and applying a brand new finish that better suits their needs. The results are spectacular with clients being stunned, we find a floor finish that produces clarity, buffablity, gloss, hardness and scratch, water and slip resistance. Our team will work with you to come up with a finish that offers instant results, long-term protection and easy ongoing cleaning and maintenance.

Traditionally, the coating of a floor was often referred to as waxing a floor. Modern floor coating chemicals both provide a wax covering and other synthetic floor coatings. Coating your floor with the best way to protect your floor during winter months; making them easier to clean while offering a very attractive shine.

In addition to having some of the Toronto regions most experienced commercial janitors and floor coating products, we also bring the best cleaning equipment to the job. Businesses with large entrance areas will often require the use of a specialized floor burnishing machine. Unlike a traditional floor buffing machine, burnishing a floor utilizes a device that rotates at a much slower speed. The slower rotation of a burnishing machine actually melts the floor surface by using friction to create a glass-like appearance.

Installing new floors in your office can be very expensive. Our goal at SBML is to keep your floors looking amazing and add years to the lifetime of your floors. The appearance of your business is a key component in your company’s success and our team of experienced commercial janitors will take care of all details of your floor’s cleaning and maintenance needs throughout the winter months. Learn more about our commercial floor cleaning and finishing services by contacting us today for a free quote. We can be reached at 416-247-1290


Using De-Icers to Melt Snow and Ice and Keep Your Toronto Business Safe all Winter

Winter has now arrived in the Toronto region. The snowy surroundings may suit the holiday season, but slippery surfaces outside your business can be a danger to your staff and visitors. Avoid potential slips and hazardous falls with ice melting crystals. At State Building Maintenance Limited (SBML) we work all season long to make sure your driveways, sidewalks, and entrances are safe from ice, snow and slush.

There are various de-icer products on the market, each solution is meant to stop ice from forming. Our team of experienced winter maintenance professionals will often use a truck to spray a melting product on a parking lot’s pavement before a snow or ice storm arrives. Smaller surfaces such as sidewalks require ice melting crystals to be spread by hand or with a spreader. Again, crystals are spread before a storm hits to avoid ice build-up.

A winter maintenance professional will know the right amount of de-icing products to use, applying too much product can have an adverse effect. Some de-icer crystals are coloured to give a visual guide of where the product has been spread. It’s important to shovel heavy snow before applying ice crystals, the product is not meant to melt large amounts of ice and snow.

We’ve been providing building maintenance services in the Toronto region for over 50 years. During this time we’ve gained a strong understanding of the unique challenges presented by a Toronto winter and we utilize this experience to bring the right ice melting products to your business. With temperatures often dipping below minus -15 degrees Celsius, we bring snow and ice melting products designed for very cold temperatures.

We only bring the best de-icer products to your business. Our team is there to help around the clock with porter and nightly cleaning and janitorial services. If needed, we have the ability to provide snow and ice removal services twice daily. We refuse to take any chances when it comes to the safety of your staff or visitors.

With so many ice and snow melting products on the market, it’s essential to find the right solution for your business’ needs. We carry a wide range of products, including everything from rock salt to calcium chloride. Our team will work with you to determine the best product for your business. Some crystals can damage outdoor surfaces and lawns when used in excess amounts and can be hazardous to the paws of pets. By working with a professional you will ensure that you are using a solution that suits your unique needs. Ice and snow melting crystals are a great option for many of our clients, but it’s important to use them properly. The product will instantly increase the grip on the surface and will melt ice quickly. With over 50 Toronto winters under our belt, we bring the right products and experience to every job.

Demand for de-icing products can vary from year to year, with some solutions becoming hard to purchase. We like to plan ahead to make sure we’re stock up on enough ice melting agents to get your business through the winter.

We want to help keep your winter sure-footed. Stay out of the cold and let our experienced team at State Building Maintenance Limited keep your parking lots, walkways and entrances clear of ice and snow this winter. We’ll give your business peace of mind by providing a solution that suits your needs and budget. Get more information about our Toronto winter maintenance and janitorial services by contacting us at 416-247-1290 or email us at

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

How State Building Maintenance Limited can do its part

Our company delivers full service Commercial Cleaning to Office buildings, Manufacturing Plants, Warehouses, Condominiums and many other businesses.  Our business offers daily, bi-weekly and once a week cleaning services or on-demand services for specific cleans such as carpet cleaning, floor refinishing, seasonal cleans etc.  We also supply our customers with consumables as part of their cleaning program or on as needed orders of paper products such as toilet tissue, hand towels, hand soap etc.  So it goes without saying our cleaning company purchases many supplies that we either use in the cleaning process or deliver to our customers.


Our readers may wonder why we are choosing in this month’s BLOG to discuss our Carbon Footprint and Global Warming instead of talking about window cleaning, carpet cleaning etc.  To put it simply, our company believes that we all need to do our small part in protecting the planet, that we all need to be stewards of the environment. Global Warming is largely ascribed to an increase in the level of carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas.  Some gases, often referred to as Greenhouse Gases, trap heat and are making the planet warmer.  We see the impact of climate change on our depleting ice flows in Northern Canada, effecting our Polar Bears.  Average overland and ocean surfaces temperatures have warmed roughly 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, .85 degrees Celsius from 1880 to 2012 according to the scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  Continents have warmed the most, in the Northern Hemisphere (that’s us) the last three decades were likely the warmest period over the last 1400 years.  We have learned from most scientists the hard facts, that Global Warming will affect the sustainability of some species, some food crops and our health.  Some areas of the world may fair better but others will greatly suffer.

So we all need to reduce our carbon footprint, that is the amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted due to our daily activities.  We as individuals personally have no control over the world’s coal mine emissions, oil field emissions etc., but if we all do our little bit to reduce our carbon footprint we will be heading in the right direction in caring for the future of our planet, our children’s world.  Each of us, that’s you and me, need to reduce waste so as to not keep incinerating products that produce damaging emissions.  If we all reduce our carbon footprint we will slow down what will be destructive climate changes.   Our company buys supplies by the van full, all coming in boxes, bins, jugs, jars, cans, plastic wrap etc., containers of various materials and what we do with them is important.

Now that most plastics are recyclable there is no need to dump your plastic containers just anywhere for convenience sake.  Instead of going into a landfill, if put into a recycle bin, that plastic may well be made into your next garbage can, laundry hamper etc. In documentaries, we have all seen those floating islands in the Pacific of what they call “floating islands of microscopic plastic”. These are being created by careless dumping into our waters.  These floating islands can block sunlight from reaching and supporting plankton and consequently effect the food of certain ocean species that feed the world.  So the next time you are on a holiday, relaxing on the beach, sipping that cold drink from a recyclable plastic bottle, please bring it home and put it into your recycle bin. Leave no footprint. Yes, that one small action helps in more ways than one, it protects our ocean species and reduces our carbon footprint.

So what can State Building Maintenance Limited do during our daily activities to protect the environment?

When picking up supplies for our cleaning company or delivering consumables to our customers we fully load our vans so as to not travel the roads unnecessarily, thereby reducing emissions.

Solutions purchased in recyclable plastic gallons, metal containers etc. are recycled or re-used if possible.

Many of our soft cleaning materials used in everyday cleaning can be washed, sanitized and reused so as to not be needlessly dumped into the garbage.

So many of our supplies are purchased in cardboard boxes, so when emptied these boxes are collapsed and put into the appropriate cardboard recycling container.

We can offer green cleaning products that are biodegradable and less toxic.

Because of constant foot traffic, at times all floors whether they be marble, porcelain tile, vinyl etc. require a floor stripping and refinishing with either a sealant and/or impregnator. But during our daily floor cleaning, in buildings where hard floor surfaces don’t often get tacky or scratched, a number of our customers are choosing not to use chemicals. They are requesting that State Building Maintenance Limited bring in our floor steamers to clean their hard-surfaced floors.

When State Building Maintenance Limited gathers garbage we work with two large rolling garbage bins, one specifically to hold garbage and one bin explicitly for recyclables, which we then empty into your cities’ labelled bins.

In our office we try to limit our printing and all our shredded papers are put out for recycling, every positive action helps.

So as we steam clean your carpets, refinish your floors or wash your windows at your Office, Factory, Condominium, Retail Store or deliver your hand towels and toilet tissue, we at State Building Maintenance Limited do constantly ask ourselves how we can better our world.  Please call us for a free quote regarding our various cleaning services at 416-247-1290 or email us at as WE DO IT ALL.

Post Construction Cleans


State Building Maintenance Limited, in business since 1963, offers full service commercial cleaning programs but also provides our highly skilled services for Post Construction Cleans, Office Move In-Out cleans, Renovation clean-ups and Real Estate pre-cleans. We know from experience how involved these specialize cleans can be. Building Contractors, Building Owners/ Managers, Designers, Decorators, Homeowners and Realtors are looking for a cleaning company that is professionally trained, dependable, know the ins and outs of these specific cleans, will work with companies on their schedule and be flexible as timelines change. State Building Maintenance Limited, insured and bonded, and backed by years of experience can handle these detailed jobs. State Building Maintenance Limited offers a no obligation on-site inspection, an information gathering discussion as to what our customer requires and a detailed written quote.

Working with construction companies, we understand for every POST CONSTRUCTION CLEAN-UP that we provide for office buildings, manufacturing plants, your store, townhouses, condominiums, warehouses etc., that State Building Maintenance Limited may be called to work on an “as needed” schedule, working with and co-ordinating with several trades. We are often called in at various stages of construction clean-ups such as the removal of all surface drywall dust so the next job can go forward. One phase of post-construction cleaning is often the removal of window stickers, window cleaning and the clean up of the odd splatter of paint, and we all know how frustrating that can be, but it is easily handled when hiring our experienced staff. As part of the post construction clean up we may even get a call for the removal of indoor trash, to be placed in rented bins, town garbage bins or recycle bins. Whatever your Post Construction Clean-Up needs are, we deliver quality and consistent work.

Summer is often moving time for offices so when an office becomes vacant and before a new tenant moves in, a MOVE-IN CLEAN is usually in order. Depending on the previous tenant’s use of the office or the new tenant’s demands we will offer to the building manager/owner a light cleaning or a thorough deep cleaning. Light cleaning would entail complete washroom and kitchen cleaning and disinfecting, door and baseboard cleaning, carpet vacuuming, floor sweeping and damp mopping, light fixture cleaning and spot cleaning of all walls. A deep cleaning would include those items mentioned plus window, frame and track washing, blind cleaning, steam and/or rotary carpet cleaning and floor refinishing. Every cleaning job is unique to each move-in but we do it all to suit your requirements and your budget.

State Building Maintenance Limited will provide a complete POST RENOVATION CLEAN-UP for the HOMEOWNER/DESIGNER who has undertaken a renovation and is waiting to have that first long and luxurious bath/shower, entertain in your new living room or cook that first meal in your newly renovated up-to-date kitchen. No matter now big or small the home renovation, we will efficiently handle your clean-up so you can quickly get back to enjoying your new living space. Our highly trained employees deliver reliable and effective work, always aware of our homeowner’s time-line and concerns.

Spring and summer can be the busiest time of year for REALTORS. Before that first open house of that condo, house or townhouse, realtors know that a sale becomes easier if that residence is spotless. State Building Maintenance Limited offers complete real estate pre-cleans, top to bottom. Not only do we do all the basics that one would expect but we handle all the unexpected extras that often turn up. Please check out our blog under REAL ESTATE PRE-CLEANS for additional information.

OUR SERVICES – for Post Construction Cleans – Office Move-In, Move-Out Cleans – Home Renovation Cleans – Realtor Pre-Cleans

Window, frames, sills and track washing
Wall, baseboard, door and trim cleaning/washing
Vacuuming and spot cleaning of carpets and mats and/or Steam cleaning and/or Rotary cleaning of carpets and mats
Vacuuming of all vents and diffusers
Clean all light fixtures
Fully scrub and disinfect washrooms and kitchens, including complete fridge and cupboard cleans
Polish Stainless-Steel appliances with specialized stainless-steel cleaners
Sweep lower level parking garages
Sweep and/or damp mop unfinished basements and remove cobwebs
Gather the trash and place in the appropriate bins
Please check out our blog on REAL ESTATE PRE-CLEANS as to the many unique jobs we also provide.

Over the years new products have come on the market such as quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, porcelain tiles etc. and we feel it is important for our customers to know that each new product may need a specific cleaning solution but to be reassured that State Building Maintenance Limited deals with these products on a daily basis.

We also feel it is our responsibility, while doing Post Construction Cleans, Office Move-In Cleans, Home Renovation Cleans or Real Estate Pre-Cleans, that if we notice any problems, be it plumbing, lighting, wall cracks etc. to inform our clients so they can immediately deal with these issues to hopefully avoid all future problems.

For all cleaning help, whether it be a one-time clean-up, a once a week cleaning service, a full service cleaning program, delivering paper products or specific cleaning jobs such as carpet cleaning, please call State Building Maintenance Limited for a free Quote at 416-247-1290 or email us at as WE DO IT ALL.