How to steam clean carpets the easy way

How to steam clean carpets the easy way

Cleaning carpets may seem like an exhausting task, but ignoring it can greatly decrease the life of your carpets, which can cost you down the road. Here are a few tips from the pros to make carpet cleaning easier.

What can KBS do for you?

What can KBS do for you?

Ketchum Building Services offers all you need for keeping your facility clean and looking great. The success of your business is our top priority. We offer a number of services to ensure your business stays looking its best.

Disinfect vs sanitize: know the difference

Disinfect vs sanitize: know the difference

There are different ways to clean and not every way is the right way. Your cleaning company should both disinfect and sanitize your facility. Public health organizations like the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) have conducted studies to find microbe levels that are considered safe for your health. According to these studies, high-level disinfecting with special chemicals is not always best practice as it can cause irreparable damage to tools and other devices in your facility as well as aggravate asthma and respiratory problems. But, for many things in your office, disinfecting is essential for good health.

Study shows break room as the top germ hot spot in your office

Study shows break room as the top germ hot spot in your office

The break room can be a nice spot to relax during a break, but it can also be a haven for germs. According to a 2012 study that swabbed nearly 5000 surfaces in law, insurance, health care and manufacturing offices and call centers, the break room is on the top of the list for dirtiest locales. Be sure that your cleaning company disinfects these hot spots regularly.

Over 111 million sick days claimed! How you can prepare now to prevent the flu

Over 111 million sick days claimed! How you can prepare now to prevent the flu

Some states are already reporting cases of the flu, an upper respiratory illness that can lead to millions of workdays lost to illness (over 110 million according to the CDC). Be proactive and start now to help prevent this productivity-killing illness.

Transform your lobby from Shaggy Rogers to James Bond

Transform your lobby from Shaggy Rogers to James Bond

When you see the suave and polished James Bond, you think professional, capable, deadly. Contrast that with Shaggy Roger’s appearance from Scooby-Doo. What do you think of? Slouchy and goof-off come to mind. Now consider your lobby. Your lobby is the first thing potential clients see when they walk through your doors. What do they see? Does your lobby give the right impression? Here are a few points to help your lobby go from the slouchy Shaggy to the capable and professional James Bond look.

“Have a complaint? Drop it in the box…”

“Have a complaint? Drop it in the box…”

We’ve all seen the dusty box in the corner labeled “suggestions” or “complaints.” We wonder if anyone ever checks those boxes, or if their only purpose is to provide a foundation for that lonely old cobweb. Unfortunately, when it comes to your cleaning company, sometimes it can feel that your concerns are being put in a box, never to be looked at again. That doesn’t have to happen. Here are a few talking tips to ensure your cleaning company promptly responds to and acts on your concerns.

How clean is your restroom?

How clean is your restroom?

Looking clean doesn’t mean being clean. This is especially true in your restrooms, where you can find e. coli, streptococcus and salmonella lurking. These bacteria can cause many illnesses from the more common strep throat and stomach flu to the horrifying necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease). Forgetting to disinfect your restroom once may not mean you’ll get sick, but if left unchecked, these bacteria can multiply and greatly increase your chances of getting sick or making others sick. Follow these tips to ensure your restrooms don’t become breading grounds for disease.

Turn that Monday frown upside down

Turn that Monday frown upside down

The party is over, back to work. It’s Monday. Coming back to work after a nice weekend of relaxing or partying can cause your employees to dread Mondays, which, in turn, can affect their productivity. Here are a few tips for Mondays to keep the motivation going and the morale high.

Cleanliness is next to…business?

Cleanliness is next to…business?

Let’s face it, a clean and tidy room is not just what your mother asked from you, it’s what your clients expect too. A clean facility shows organization and attention to detail, which is what your clients want. It gives that crucial first impression that can be the difference between increased profitability or lost opportunity. Here are 5 quick and easy tips that you and your staff can implement today, while your business is open, to establish a competitive first impression.