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Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, Toronto’s Leading Commercial and Retail Cleaner, Issues Expert Advice on Why Carpet’s Better for Care Facilities in Spring

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), April 10, 2015 – Clean-Slate Janitorial Services (www.Clean-Slate.ca) a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specializes in commercial office cleaning, is issuing its expert advice on why carpet is the preferred flooring solution in long-term care facilities, especially during the more active spring season.

“Carpets are one of those things people either love or hate,” says Sam Panousis, owner and operator of Clean-Slate Janitorial Services. “It’s safe to assume that many people who don’t like carpets don’t have all the information on how they can be beneficial.”

According to Panousis, one place that would greatly benefit from carpets is a long-term care facility, especially during the spring, when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold for seniors and they are subsequently more active. Installing carpets throughout the majority of the facility can have some major benefits, the primary one being that they provide additional safety.

“Carpets have softer surfaces, which can play a role in accident prevention,” he adds. “Slips and falls are a major issue with people who stay in these facilities and not only can a carpet soften the blow, but it also provides better traction than tiles, preventing slip and falls from occurring.”

Panousis explains that the quiet factor is another reason long-term care facilities should consider installing carpet. This matters because loved ones invest a lot of money for their parents or grandparents to live comfortably, and part of that comfort is quiet. With the amount of people walking back and forth throughout the day, it can be a bit disturbing if they are walking on a hard surface, but carpet eliminates that noise and adds to the peacefulness of the living experience.

“Lastly, another benefit of carpet is the improvement it brings to indoor air quality,” Panousis concludes. “Many people believe carpet adds dust, but it actually absorbs dust and particles that are airborne.”

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services understands the benefits of carpet and how to properly clean it to maintain all of the mentioned benefits. Visit the Clean-Slate web site at www.Clean-Slate.ca for more information.

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services Urges Offices and Restaurants to Take Proactive Approach to Fruit Flies and Insects as Humid Toronto Weather Rolls In

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), June 19, 2014 – Clean-Slate Janitorial Services (www.Clean-Slate.ca), a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specializes in commercial office cleaning, retail maintenance, floor restoration, carpet cleaning, and construction site cleanup, is urging businesses to take a proactive approach to infestation of fruit flies and other insects as warm, humid weather settles over Toronto. The company is also commenting on why it’s important to use a professional cleaning company that uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

“The cold winter weather may be long gone, but summers in Toronto can bring a whole new headache for many businesses,” says Sam Panousis, owner and operator of Clean-Slate Janitorial Services. “In fact, the humid and rainy weather conditions have made for perfect breeding conditions for fruit flies and other annoying insects in the Greater Toronto Area.”

Panousis explains that fruit flies in particular are a major nuisance in restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and offices. Not only are they a nuisance, but judging by all the negative online reviews levelled at many Toronto area restaurants, fruit flies and other annoying insects have the potential to destroy a business’ brand and reputation.

Fruit flies are tiny, winged insects that are three millimetres in length and pale brown in colour, with large, red eyes. While fruit flies prefer the outdoors during the warmer months, they are attracted indoors by decomposing fruits and vegetables and fermenting liquid in rotting garbage as it cooks in the summer heat. Fruit flies can enter an office or restaurant through an open door, and even on food brought in by employees.

“Fruit flies are harmless to humans, but they do frequent and lay eggs in unsanitary areas, and there is evidence to suggest fruit flies can carry pathogenic bacteria. It also doesn’t take long for a seemingly small issue with fruit flies to turn into a big one,” Panousis observes. “Depositing eggs into decaying fruit, vegetables, and other foods, female fruit flies can lay about 500 eggs in their approximately two-week lifespan. And the gestation period is short; fruit flies can grow from an egg to an adult in less than one week.”

To eliminate and reduce the risk of unsightly, unsanitary fruit flies and other insects from invading the office, restaurant, or other commercial property, Panousis states that it’s important to hire a janitorial services company that uses commercial-strength, eco-friendly cleaning products.

“Green cleaning products have the same cleaning power, but without the harmful side effects. Failing to use green cleaning products means unnecessarily exposing employees and customers to chemicals commonly found in both conventional cleaning and pest control products,” he concludes. “It doesn’t matter if fruit flies or other insects have infested an office, restaurant, or commercial or industrial property; a clean work environment makes a lasting impression and is important for maintaining a healthy, hygienic workspace.”

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services has been serving commercial customers in the Greater Toronto Area, including downtown Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, and Markham, for eight years. Services provided by Clean-Slate Janitorial Services include commercial office cleaning, retail management and janitorial services, floor restoration and buffing, carpet cleaning, window and blind cleaning, and construction site cleanup. To learn more about Clean-Slate Janitorial Services and to receive a free quote, visit the company’s web site at www.Clean-Slate.ca or call 416-509-7454.

Beware Carpet Cleaning Offers That Seem Too Good to Be True


Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, the top Toronto carpet cleaning company, tells its clients to beware of carpet cleaners offering promises that are too good to be true.

In the U.K., a scam was recently uncovered where carpet cleaners would offer to visit a location and clean it for a low price. Once they got their foot in the door, the cleaners would claim they had uncovered another problem, such as an insect infestation, or suggest a more intensive cleaning at a higher price. If a Toronto carpet cleaner contacts you with an offer like this, we recommend declining the offer and hiring a professional cleaner, such as Clean-Slate.

At Clean-Slate, we are up-front about our prices and the services we offer. We will never make false claims that we found additional problems, and if we really did find any, we would show you first, letting you know that having additional work done is entirely optional, though recommended.

Even if you’re offered a price, you should not be tempted by a questionable deal to clean your business, particularly if they offer a price over the phone. A reputable Toronto carpet cleaning company will not tell clients the costs until they see where they will be working. Clean-Slate takes this a step further by offering a free, no-obligation quote for our services.

If you’re looking for a trustworthy Toronto carpet cleaning company that can handle messes of any size, call on us; we use a wide variety of carpet cleaning methods to leave your carpets looking as clean as the day you had them installed. With spring approaching, your carpets have doubtlessly absorbed an entire winter’s worth of salt and dirty slush, making now the ideal time for a deep carpet cleaning!

We use a variety of methods to clean carpets, including steam extraction that sprays hot water into the carpet to break up any dirt, followed by the use of a special vacuum cleaner to extract that dirt. This is an excellent method if you’re looking to remove tough salt and dirt stains.

Remember: don’t trust cleaning the carpet in your home or office to just anyone. Don’t hesitate to do research and be on the lookout for offers that are too good to be true. You should always call on Toronto carpet cleaning companies with good reputations such as Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, your trusted Toronto carpet cleaning company.

Source:

“Steer clear of dodgy carpet cleaners, warn trading standards,” Plymouth Herald web site, February 24, 2014; http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Steer-clear-dodgy-carpet-cleaners-warn-trading/story-20692841-detail/story.html.

Keep Your IT Equipment Clean & Organized for a Well-Run Office

The Internet has been a boon to business owners, allowing for easy communication, and is an essential part of any business. But the downside is that it often involves countless cables that can clutter up an office’s floors. Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, the top office cleaners in Toronto, tells their clients that keeping the areas associated with IT clean and free of clutter is essential for an office to function efficiently.

As veteran office cleaners in Toronto and the surrounding areas, we advise clients to keep the cables they use for the Internet and office network neat and organized. Loose cables can create a tripping hazard for your employees, as well as possible disruptions if an important cable becomes unplugged.

Any IT- and network-related cables should be kept well away and concealed. If an employee accidentally spills a drink on a cable, this can cause a catastrophic IT failure. You probably also know that IT equipment can be sensitive, and if someone stands on a crucial cable, it can cause disruptions to service—not something you want to happen if you’re in a Web conference with an important client!

Ideally, you should try to keep important cables against the wall and bundled together, not to mention neatly organized. This will also make your IT staff’s job much easier, since they will easily be able to find cables should any issues arise.

As professional office cleaners in Toronto, our workers will clean around your important IT cables and advise you on the best way to place them so they are safe, conveniently out of the way, won’t present a tripping hazard, and won’t run the risk of being stood on or damaged by spilled liquids.

We will also take care to ensure that our staff cleans carefully around sensitive cables and any IT-related rooms; as professional office cleaners in Toronto, we realize how important it is to keep these environments clean and sterile.

Our workers are also aware that these areas are often off-limits to everyone but management and IT staff, so if you tell us that we are to stay out of a room, we will respect your wishes. However, we do advise our clients to still keep those rooms and closets tidy, since they are a crucial part of your business and the sensitive equipment should remain clean at all times.

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services Weighs in on Recent Cold Snap and Announces Top Way to Neutralize Carpet Damage, Corrosion, and Mould from Road Salt

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), January 29, 2014 – Clean-Slate Janitorial Services (www.Clean-Slate.ca), a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specializes in commercial office cleaning, retail maintenance, floor restoration, carpet cleaning, and construction site cleanup, is weighing in on the recent cold snap and announcing its top strategy for neutralizing salt damage and corrosion on carpets and floors.

“An army of salt trucks have been hitting the streets and highways in the Greater Toronto Area to combat the recent cold snap and accumulating snow. While road salt helps drivers because it melts snow and ice, it can wreak havoc on office carpets and floors,” says Sam Panousis, owner and operator of Clean-Slate Janitorial Services. “In fact, road salt is one of the biggest reasons why office carpets get stained and deteriorate over the winter months.”

According to the City of Toronto, the annual demand for salt used to de-ice roads and sidewalks averages about 125,000 tonnes, though during the record snowfall during the winter of 2007–2008, the City of Toronto used 195,600 tonnes of ice. The city also budgets for around 14,000 tonnes of sand annually. When the frigid temperatures get too low, like they have this winter, road salt becomes ineffective—that’s when the City of Toronto switches gear and uses beet juice, which is more environmentally friendly than road salt, but can still stain carpets. (Source: “2010 BUDGET BRIEFING NOTE, Winter Maintenance – Road Salt Usage and Expenditures,” City of Toronto web site, March 9, 2010; www.toronto.ca/budget2010/pdf/briefingnote_2010_ts_wintermain_rsue.pdf.)

“No matter how careful people are, road salt gets tracked onto office and retail carpets. And when the carpet dries, businesses are left with unsightly salt stains, the heaviest build-ups appearing white and crusty,” Panousis explains. “What most people don’t know is that road salt has a high alkaline content and, if left for a period of time, can break down the fibres, permanently damaging or destroying the carpet.”

On top of road salt, he says, wet snow on office and retail carpets in the Greater Toronto Area can turn into mould, which can lead to a musty smell. Health problems associated with mould include allergies, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

To prevent road salt damage and mould, the office and retail carpet cleaning experts at Clean-Slate Janitorial Services recommend hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to have road salt stains removed before they cause costly damage.

“It can be extremely difficult to effectively clean a carpet soaked with road salt without the proper equipment,” Panousis adds. “At Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, our winter rinse floor solution neutralizes salt and other contaminants that accumulate on carpets during the winter. Our winter cleaning solution also cleans hard surface flooring. Road salt can strip off urethane coating and tile floor surfaces, leaving them vulnerable to damage from moisture, dirt, and scuffs.”

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services has been serving commercial customers in the Greater Toronto Area, including downtown Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, and Markham for over eight years. Some of the services Clean-Slate provides include commercial office cleaning, retail management and janitorial services, floor restoration and buffing, carpet cleaning, window and blind cleaning, and construction site cleanup. To learn more about Clean-Slate Janitorial Services and get a free quote, visit the company’s web site at www.Clean-Slate.ca or call 416-509-7454.