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Benefits of Ultrasonic Cleaning

C.M. Cleaning is excited to introduce Ultrasonic Cleaning to our wide variety of janitorial solutions! This cleaning process is a system with which sound waves are applied to a tub of water and mild cleaning solution. Ultrasonic cleaning machines are designed to clean...

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Janitorial Service

When it comes to choosing your facility’s dream janitorial service provider, it really boils down to handful of things. You want to choose a company that is trustworthy with regard to security access to your building, reliable and gives you peace of mind, and promises...

Backpack Vacuums are Essential to Post Construction Cleaning

While cleaning a construction site, a key part of the cleanup is filtration. As a building owner, you are trying to prepare your business to be clean and ready to open after a build or renovation. A big help to post construction cleaning is a backpack vacuum. Here at...

The Importance of Carpet Fiber Identification

In the cleaning industry, a multitude of chemicals are used on a daily basis for various surfaces. Knowing what chemicals to use on which surfaces can often affect the outcome of any given cleaning job or project, not just visually, but from a health and safety...

Risks of Dust in the Office

Dust is everywhere making it easy to ignore until it starts to build up and become visible. Believe it or not, much of the makeup of dust is dead skin cells but some of it can also be toxic chemicals. Lead and pesticides have been found in dust, and when disturbed,...

The Importance of Upholstery Cleaning

Regular vacuuming and wiping down of upholstery furniture is beneficial to keeping the office looking and smelling good. Over time dirt, grime and spills can take their toll on upholstered surfaces, making them look tired and worn out. Deep cleaning will keep...

Benefits of Paying Staff Higher Than Minimum Wage

Most minimum wage jobs are entry level positions teaching basic skills to people who are unskilled or inexperienced in that field. Learning these skills at a minimum wage job can then help them improve their skills leading to make more money. As of January 1, 2017,...

5 Restroom Areas That Are Overlooked

When restrooms get cleaned that are used heavily throughout the day, usually there are some areas that are overlooked. Sinks and toilets usually receive a quick scrub and baby changing stations get a quick wipe down at best. The way the restroom looks will reflect the...

The Importance of Vacuuming

Regular vacuuming is the easiest way to keep your carpets looking clean. It is recommended to vacuum a minimum of one to two times a week and daily in high traffic areas. Carpet is known to trap dust in debris deep into its fibers that could also be bio-contaminants...

Ten Ways C.M. Cleaning Company Aids your Property Investment

At C.M. Cleaning Company, we strive to provide the best service possible to all of our clients no matter your size or frequency of your scheduled cleaning program. The benefits are enormous not only to the health and working environment for your employees, but for...

Bedbugs

In the past 15 years, after the discontinuation of harmful pesticides such as DDT, bedbugs are back on the rise in the common household. According to Cleanfax, a recent survey conducted in New York discovered that approximately six percent of homes reported a bedbug...

How a Clean Workplace Boosts Employee Productivity

When a manager faces the task of increasing employee engagement or productivity in their office, cleaning is probably not one of the first things to come to mind. While a clean office is obviously not an end all be all solution to boosting employee performance, the...

Preventing Lingering Odor Following Water Restoration

If your facility has the misfortune of requiring a water restoration, your bad luck may not stop there. One of the most common issues following a water related emergency is lingering, musty odor in or around the affected area. Many people associate smell with lack of...

How Dirty is your Child’s School?

The spreading of illness in the workplace is a widespread concern for many companies and employees. High volume of people in a confined space can certainly increase your odds of getting sick. However, with proper cleaning methods and tactics, you can improve your...

Is your Baby Changing Station Truly Clean?

In many public restroom spaces you will find baby changing stations. Since 2016, it is now required that all publically accessible federal buildings must have baby changing stations in both women’s and men’s restrooms. When these types of mandates are put into place,...

Winter Cleaning

It is predicted that we’re in for another long, snowy winter in New England. While not typically approached with the same sense of optimism as in spring, cleaning is important to keep up with regularly throughout the winter months for a variety of reasons- especially...

Vacuuming Isn’t Enough

Carpets are a preferred choice in many work settings for their versatility in style, color, comfort, ability to retain heat, noise insulation, and cost efficiency. Despite these benefits, there are many drawbacks of carpeted flooring which can be avoided if properly...

Advantages To Maintaining A Clean Workplace

It’s a BIG mistake when building owners or facilities managers view commercial cleaning as only a cost. Commercial cleaning is really an investment. Maintaining a clean environment can pay for itself many times over,  often in unexpected ways! A clean building creates...

How to Help Alleviate Seasonal Allergies in the Workplace

With the warmer weather allergies are caused by more outdoor triggers like pollen instead of indoor ones like dust. You may find your employees becoming victims to allergy cases including stuffy noses, sneezing and irritated eyes. According to the American Academy of...

Benefits of Tile and Grout Cleaning by Professionals

Tiles and Grout are among the most used type of flooring for a multitude of reasons including the different kinds and color options that there are. Just like carpet or concrete floors, tile floors still need to be cared for because of their porous nature. Having tile...

Leaving Dehumidifiers in Recent Water Damaged Areas

People who experience even a small amount of water flooding in their facility or home should be concerned for mold. All the mold/mildew needs is a little bit of moisture and a dark space to start growing. The sooner that you notice the water and start to clean it...

Cubicle Wall Cleaning

Today, you can walk into almost any office space and see cubicle walls that divide co-workers. People eat, drink and are sometimes even sick at work, so did you ever think how dirty that cubicle wall is? Since they are usually an upholstery material routine cleaning...

Why Is It Important to Keep Ceiling Tiles Clean?

It has probably never occurred to you that your ceiling tiles need to be cleaned. That is because more attention is given to the floors and walls of a business. Just like a dirty floor, ceiling tiles that are dirty or stained can distract from the overall appearance...

Caring for your Hardwood Floors

Maintaining your hardwood floors to keep them in good condition can be challenging when there are a lot of people working under one roof. However, utilizing reputable cleaning company who understands the ways to keep them looking like new can prolong the durability...

Steam Cleaning Carpets

Steam cleaning carpets is becoming an alternative to shampooing. As indicated by the EPA, the typical person can be found inside of their home or office space at least 90% of their time. Therefore, it is important that harmful pollutants are removed regularly. A...

Air Duct and Ceiling Vent Cleaning

Indoor air pollution is the fourth greatest environmental threat to Americans based on the Environmental Protection Agency. Air Ducts can be found in lots of facilities, and while they are running they collect contaminants from the air passing through them. Having...

Why is Window Cleaning Important?

Although windows may not be the first thing that is noticed when you walk into a company, there are still benefits to having them cleaned. Windows should be cleaned at least two times a year in order to let in natural light and illuminate the building. Having clean...

How to Care for Your Concrete Floor

Recently, concrete has started to become more and more popular in commercial and residential properties. It has many benefits since there are many different colors and surface types to choose from and does not require as much attention, although it still does need...

The Real Value of Cleaning

Not just another place to cut costs! When it comes to cutting facility budgets (and who broke or stole the item from the conference room) for some reason the finger always gets pointed at the cleaning company. This is nothing new and has been one of the biggest...

The Importance of a Quality Inspection Program

What we're doing behind the scenes to keep you looking good! One of C.M. Cleaning’s core competencies is that the foundation of our business is built around quality assurance. Many cleaning companies will set a schedule for their staff to come clean your facility...

Preventing Cross-Contamination

The rapid spread of germs which cause illnesses such as the flu in winter is as predictable as the return of green grass and budding trees after the end of the dark cold season. According to the CDC, outbreaks which could be classified as epidemics can happen as early...

Prevent Viruses: Disinfect Or Sanitize?

Concern about the spread of Ebola has been a hot topic throughout the U.S. since the positive testing of Thomas Duncan on September 28. Duncan died a mere 11 days later in a Dallas hospital from the virus. To be clear, Ebola is not an airborne organism, but is very...

Keeping your Building Secure

Security measures and workplace safety are important to the comfort and productivity of any business. As facilities managers, you take great care in keeping your facility safe and secure during work hours, so how does your cleaning company uphold your level of...

Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollutants can only be seen in severe cases, but their effects can be felt in varying degrees (depending on an individual’s sensitivity) immediately after exposure. Exposure to indoor pollutants can manifest in irritation of the eyes, skin, throat, and...

Professional Flood Restoration & Mold Growth

Combating a flood in your facility may seem like an overwhelming task. However, with a professional and knowledgeable restoration team, damage and mold left in the wake of flood waters can be effectively eliminated. Timing is vital when your place of business starts...