4 Steps to Prepare Your Commercial Property for Spring

Right around this time of year, right as we’re knee-deep in the winter chill, I start itching for some serious spring cleaning. My house, my car, my office—they’re all showing the wear and tear (and mess) of the season, and your office building is likely no exception. The snow, ice and the bounce between frigid and balmy temps can wreak …

Don’t let snow and ice removal bury you this winter

Outsourcing Snow and Ice Removal

When I was a kid, we looked forward to snowfalls. It meant snow days from school, snowball fights, and hours outside building snowmen. It also meant my dad handing me a shovel and pointing to the snow on the driveway. Back then, I would have given my left and right arms for a plow.

New Technology Helps Schools Slow the Flu

New Technology Helps Schools Slow the Flu

‘Tis the season for giving, but some gifts you would much rather return. Even worse than the ugly sweater you’ll inevitably unwrap from your mom is a nasty virus that keeps your students home in bed instead of learning at their desks. December marks the typical start of flu season, but the virus can wreak havoc anytime from early October …

De-ice, not destroy

Protect your floors from the damaging effects of ice melt A gentle December snowfall brings to mind romantic connotations of intimate gatherings and winter wonderlands, cozy fires and warm blankets. Except for you. If you’re a building manager, you’re less focused on “the moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow” and more worried about slush, mud and ice and …

Off-site and outpatient deserve the same commitment to clean

You don’t have to turn on the news to see constant reminders of the changing face of health care. One of the bigger trends causing ripples across medical organizations is the acceleration of outpatient care. The American Medical Association reports that more than three-fourths of U.S. health care is now performed outside hospital walls—in physician offices, outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery …

Local contractor boasts four employees with impressive RBSM designation

Lenexa, Kan. – In a competitive and crowded industry, one local company employs four professionals who have obtained the prestigious Registered Building Service Manager certification. SG360 is proud to announce that Chris Terrell, Ernesto Saucedo, Karen Fernandez and Ashley Hutson have each passed the tests to earn the certification—and the right to add RBSM after their names. The RBSM designation …

Kauffman Center floors require more than elbow grease to stay clean

Special Use Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

Lenexa, Kan. – When your company building includes more than 285,000 square feet and a lobby covered in white Portuguese limestone, you have to reach for more than just a Swiffer. In fact, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts had to get a little inventive to ensure the gleaming tile that covers Brandmeyer Great Hall stays as shiny and …

Write a Better Janitorial RFP

Write a Better Janitorial RFP

Whether you’re a facility manager looking for a new cleaning partner or a homeowner needing new windows for your split-level, you want to ensure you’re getting the best value for your dollar. We get it. And while we can’t help with the windows, we can help you better evaluate potential cleaning vendors through a smarter Request for Proposal (RFP) process. …

School Classroom or Germ Factory?

Germiest Places in Schools

“Don’t put your mouth on it!” No matter where we were, if I was headed to a water fountain to get a drink, I heard my mother’s warning. To this day, I’m always wary of how close my mouth is to the spigot and I completely stay away from those fountains that lack the proper pressure to propel the water …

The Germiest Places in Your Office

Dirtiest Places in the Office

Do you wash your hands after using the restroom? What about after you make 50 copies of that report for your meeting starting in 10 minutes? If you’re like most people, habit dictates a good scrubbing after a toilet visit, but office supplies are usually considered safe enough. Except the dirtiest places in your office aren’t always the usual suspects—and …