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.

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.

“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.

3 tips to increase productivity

3 tips to increase productivity

Organization comes naturally to some, but not so much to others. Lack of organization can be especially frustrating when a team member is struggling with keeping productive and on task. If you or a coworker doesn’t have the natural talent for whipping your home or office into shape and keeping it that way, here are some tips based on David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done.

How to clean blinds–the easy way

How to clean blinds–the easy way

Wood, vinyl, aluminum, fabric. Horizontal and vertical. Indoor and outdoor. There are all types of blinds. No matter the type, they accumulate dust and dirt and can be a pain to clean. Save yourself time with these 3 tips on cleaning blinds the easy way.

4 tips for keeping employee sick days to a minimum

4 tips for keeping employee sick days to a minimum

Late summer fun is still in full swing, so you’re probably not thinking about the cold and flu season and how it affects employee productivity just yet. But winter is just around the corner and employees taking more sick days along with it. Find out how you can cut down on employee sick days with these cleaning tips.