Topic: Office Cleaning

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

 

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 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

Flooring

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION

Winter has settled into Ontario and now is the time to, as the saying goes, “use an ounce of prevention” in protecting your floors, whether they be vinyl, ceramic, marble, granite, terrazzo, porcelain or hardwood.  State Building Maintenance Limited, a professional and experienced office cleaning and janitorial service, would like to assist you in protecting all your hard floor surfaces from the daily wear and tear of foot traffic by correctly cleaning and then maintaining your floors, this in turn will prove cost effective and also create a lasting impression upon visiting clients.

In general, floors should be cleaned on a daily basis, especially if we are dealing with a busy office with many employees and/or clients.  If you have a smaller work area and less traffic, whether it be an office or a store, State Building Maintenance Limited will set up a one-time clean or a cleaning program to suit your needs.  Every time we come in to clean it will mean soaking up any visible moisture, a sweeping of your floors and then a damp mopping to keep on top of the grime and dust that has accumulated.  If the shine on your floor is losing its lustre we will give your floors a buffing to bring back that glossy look.  If we see wear and tear, that means we will perform a recoating.  If something major has damaged your finish such as a renovation we will remove the old finish and reapply it.

We are specialist in floor cleaning and deal with all materials.  If you call us for a free no obligation cleaning quote we will come in and determine what your floor is made of and discuss with you what we can do for you to protect and enhance your floors.  In most cases you are calling us because you are unhappy with the condition of your floors.  When we start a cleaning or maintenance program we remove all previous finishes.  We then take a good look at the floor’s condition and check to see if there is any previous damage and then determine the proper finish to use.  We will pick the correct finish that will offer clarity, buffablity, gloss, hardness and scratch, water and slip resistance.  We also look at a product that can be easily recoated to further protect a floor, especially during our harsh winters as your floors may need extra care, but we also look to a finish that is easily removable with special solutions when it is needed.   Nowadays many people still use the words “waxing the floor” when talking about protecting their floors but modern chemistry has changed floor finishes.  Instead of that thick coating one thinks of when using the word wax we now use synthetic waxes/floor finishes because of their many benefits such as toughness and the ease at which they can flow onto the floor.

Some offices have vast expanses in entrances, in showrooms etc. and would like that mirror-like look on their floors.  This is when State Building Maintenance Limited would recommend burnishing your floors with our specialized machine.   Unlike buffing, which is a rotation at a slower speed, burnishers rotate at about 1000 rpms or more.  These powerful revolutions per minute create a friction, this friction heats up the floor finish which melts back smoothly to that glass like look.

With winter upon us we often rush into an office to get out of the cold and bring along with us roadside salt, snow, slush, bits of crystal de-icers and even tiny bits of gravel. Even if you have put down mats at all entrances, as we recommend, these materials will often still be tracked in throughout an office, taking a heavy toll on your floors.  Although we have put down the most protective finish we have for your type of flooring, in time these elements, especially salt, can etch your finish and make it look dirty and dull.  That is why we want to emphasize the need for regular maintenance. All moisture and grit must be picked up and then the surface damp mopped with clean water and let to dry.  We then recommend a buffing to add to the shine.  To install a new floor is an expensive item for an office so that is why we at State Building Maintenance Limited can’t stress enough the importance of hiring a professional cleaning company to help protect your floors and in the long run save you money.  And nothing speaks more to your clients about your care for their business if you show you care for the appearance of your office.

We will be only too happy to be of service to you so please call State Building Maintenance Limited, a full service office cleaning and janitorial service, at 416-247-1290 or go online at info@sbml.ca for a free quote.

EVENT CLEAN-UPS & Office Cleaning

Office Cleaning Services Toronto, Vaughan & Surrounding Areas

It is at this time of year, when the dark of night settles in early, that many people in Canada celebrate a special holiday. And in most offices, large or small, it is when we want to show our appreciation to our staff, suppliers and customers by wishing them Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year and by often arranging a gathering of some kind. Sometimes offices will cater in a lunch or bring in scrumptious snacks and festive drinks to share with their staff and guests. It is at times like these, in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoying a few hours with co-workers, suppliers and customers that the odd mishap can happen, the spill of cranberry juice, a dribble of eggnog, a blob of greasy salad dressing or a trampled piece of chocolate.

If this happens to your office carpets and to prevent deep staining State Building Maintenance Limited recommends, that as quickly as possible, you scrape up what you can or sponge up any liquids and then give us a call or leave us a note so that when our staff comes in for your nightly cleaning State Building Maintenance Limited knows to address these specific areas. Tell us about the spots and what the spill was if you know the food item as special solutions maybe needed for different classes of spills. Tell us where it happened so that on that same night we can focus on these spots with a thorough spot cleaning of your carpets; or if in a particular location, a sticky residue is difficult to remove from your tile floors we know to give it extra attention. If for some reason it turns out that there are more than a few spots on your carpets State Building Maintenance Limited will go the distance and perform a deep steam cleaning. So whether it be an accidental spill while munching on snacks for four or a major party clean-up after a charity event, WE DO IT ALL, as we are a full service office/janitorial cleaning company. If your special occasion involves an all-day event we recommend that you bring in our PORTER SERVICES for the day.

If you are not one of our regular customers but need some extra help at this time of year we will be only too happy to help you with your cleaning needs, whether it be to clean up after a celebration, a one-time fall/winter clean-up or to provide you with a free quote for a yearly maintenance program that will suit your budget.

As we head into the winter season it means that snow and slush will soon be traipsed into your offices so it is essential that businesses put down heavy duty mats in their entrances, they will absorb the moisture, prevent falls and protect your floors. State Building Maintenance Limited will supply these mats at a reasonable cost. To prevent falls we also recommend that you purchase de-icer pellets that can be spread day or night on sidewalks and entranceways. We can also supply these products. As these pellets can be tracked in on your foot apparel your cleaning company needs to focus on these areas when vacuuming. In time these pellets can leave white stains on your entrance mats so they will need a specific type of cleaning with a particular solution but don’t be concerned as State Building Maintenance Limited can easily correct this problem with our winter rinse. So please call State Building Maintenance Limited at 416-247-1290 or contact us at info@sbml.ca.

At this time of year we at STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED are reflecting back on the past year and are thinking about the people who have helped our business grow, our experienced and dedicated staff, our knowledgeable suppliers and our valued customers. We thank our employees for their hard work and commitment to our company and our suppliers for their first-rate products. We especially want to express our appreciation to our customers for their confidence and loyalty to State Building Maintenance Limited. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in 2016.

So whether you are celebrating the arrival of the winter season by bringing into work that hot chocolate or peppermint tea, or just looking to the New Year as a fresh start with new resolve,

STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED wants to wish you

SEASON’S GREETINGS

AND A NEW YEAR FILLED WITH PEACE, HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY

OFFICE WINDOW CLEANERS

THE REASON TO CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS IN THE FALL
SBML Office Window Cleaners

pic1Our customers do feel the need to clean their windows when winter is over and it is essential to remove winter’s grime but summer creates its own messy problems that can leave your windows dirty looking. We, at State Building Maintenance Limited, a leading and reliable provider of window, office and carpet cleaning, in business since 1963, would like to offer our services in removing the remnants of summer grunge.

Customers will often notice sap droplets on their cars if their cars are parked under a tree but they will not quickly notice that if a tree is close to a window that sap will often rub or drop onto their windows, frames and ledges. As sap is such a sticky substance a quick clean will only smudge the glass.  The longer the sap remains on the windows and frames the harder it will be to remove but a professional window cleaner working with a commercial grade degreaser will be able to cut through the sap.  And as the bugs of summer hibernate and/or die and as many birds go south, fall is an excellent time to remove bug splatters and bird droppings from windows.  Bird droppings can be especially corrosive to window frames.

You want, for many reasons during the fall and winter seasons, to keep your windows clean. Outdoor light streaming through your office windows is a natural work stimulus for your employees, and in some cases you may not need to turn on as many lights, therefore saving on electrical bills. Glistening windows also create a favourable impression to visiting customers.  It speaks to the care you give to your company.

So we, at State Building Maintenance Limited, experienced and trustworthy window cleaners, will be only too happy to supply your company with a free quote, whether it be for a fall window cleaning or to set up a yearly program that will suit your budget needs and keep your windows sparkling.