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2022 Janitorial Articles

By Reid Sossong, RPA

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Call or email Scott at desertcleaningtucson@gmail.com or 520 722 6776

Number one problem here in Tucson in the office cleaning world is dusting. Tucson is a dusty place, a dust bowl. When you add in paper dust and human follicles to make a real dusty office. Office cleaners that start skipping the dusting in an office are creating a real project down the road. It has to be done consistently to stay ahead of the dust before it is a problem.

Reliable dusters used to combat the dusting are the feather duster. The feather duster was invented in the 1800’s in a broom factory. It is still used today for its efficiency and speed. We still have them in our toolbox for oldtimers.

The microfiber towel is a great way to remove dust in the office. It takes longer to use, so we use it in special situations. Microfiber has many uses. There are microfiber duster gloves and other assorted dusters on the market. The prices are a lot less than the standard duster as well. The dusting is a never ending task here in Tucson because of our location.

We don’t move papers on the desk or on top of file cabinets when dusting unless we are given the green light. We dust around, behind, and under certain items on a typical desk and if you have specific procedures to follow let us know. When in doubt don’t move it is our motto. 

Dusting is important year round because we live in a dust bowl. I hope you enjoyed this brief look at dusting and if you are having problems with your janitorial service please contact us and put our experience to work for you and your company. There is a difference.

Tucson Office Cleaning #1 Security

The number one concern for the janitor is security. Security is number one for many reasons: easy entry for thieves, and vandals are just two of them. Both of these situations could be costly and is the reason it goes to the top of the list of importance for the janitor.

Second item in order of importance is toilet paper. I have to tell you this week I was at a building and for hand towels they had a roll of toilet paper on the counter. Anyway, toilet paper is number two for obvious reasons. If the owner wants an inexpensive toilet paper they will find out in the long run it costs about the same. Plus, the employees and customers are annoyed and double up on the paper. Call us 520 722 6776.

Keeping track of the details that you request we created an important items list we keep in your file. This is very important and each account is unique. For example: hidden trash cans that could be missed unless you knew about them, putting smell gels in the owners restroom…. This is part of our system that all comes together to give you a high level of janitorial service here in Tucson, Arizona.

What is the difference between a commercial vacuum and a household vacuum? To start with they have different names. The commercial vacuum  has heavy duty wiring and cords for longer run times. The price is higher on the commercial vacuum. From switches to wheels  the commercial vacuum is used daily and has to be built with that in mind, a lot stouter for sure.

We took a dusting tour and to see what to look for on an inspection. Window sills are a good place to start because they are easy to forget. Lift up the blinds and look to see if the sills  were dusted. In the receptionist's area move a few things around and see if there is any dust. The restrooms need to be dusted and checked as well: tops of partitions, vents, baseboard, and countertops. Restrooms need to be dusted.

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Janitorial services use different vacuums used to clean your offices. We use cordless uprights, backpack, and mini vacuums mainly. The upright vacuum gets used the most to clean offices, medical, and banks.... The mini vacuum is great for detailing under desks, and hard to reach places. Currently, we are using mostly cordless vacuums.

In our system we have calls for the janitor to not vacuum an area when there is a meeting taking place. A meeting is two or more people and unless we get the green light to vacuum that area we leave it alone. It is part of the informal structure and usually is not a problem.

Our affordable office cleaning program  includes the restrooms. As you may know, restrooms are the most important part of the office cleaning experience. Restrooms are a breeding ground for germs, so it is high on the list for disinfection. Less worker down time and the impression it makes on clients.

Are you looking for a janitorial service in the daytime? We can handle that and at an affordable rate. Most office janitorial work is done at night, however, there are offices needing the daytime service and that is where we come in and fill the void. It may cost more because of the staffing requirements and time delays.

While office cleaning in the day or night leaves first impressions that make a difference. It starts in the lobby. Not only is this the first impression of your office or medical suite, it's where customers wait to see you and have time to look around.

Janitorial Tucson

Starting a new janitorial account is always exciting. It’s a good high after all the things it took to get to that point. With the right systems everything falls in place: marketing, sales, hiring, supplies. “We want to go with your service” is always nice.”

First, to start a new account is marketing. The website is a good marketing tool for many reasons. The newspaper is still used to market janitorial services  and is the number one tool. Also, newspaper ads work great for selling.

Hiring the right person is an art for each account so the client receives top of the line service and the start of a new account is smooth. The hiring process takes a while to master and some companies hire the first person that comes through the door. The result is the account never gets off the ground.The right person is critical for  success.

Having a system is a must because the time to clean the account is budgeted. The first few nights at an account go over the normal budget, but that is already baked in the price. The goal is to get the account cleaned for the night and let the new janitor get a feel for the offices or business. It all falls together.

Supplies are always part of starting a new account. There are two types of supplies, the supplies to do the actual cleaning and the consumables: toilet paper, hand towels, soap…. Getting the office stocked with the supplies is important. Also, how are the supplies paid.

Top Three Janitorial Services Tucson

Review our reference letters. We let our reference do our talking. References are important for any business. It’s one reason to do a good job. Both current and past references should be checked to see a pattern. The more the better and the time in business matters.

Is time in business important? It can show consistency and stability. Who would you rather hand your keys to; someone just moved here and is starting a new business with no references or a business that is established locally with many Tucson references. I know my choice.

Our Desert Cleaning inspection team is seasoned in office cleaning and inspecting offices for the janitorial work. These inspections are another tool that leads to a good reference. When you bid low and cut corners it may be hard to get a good reference, if any.

The current references can be a name and phone number or a testimonial in letter or email form. The current reference is usually the point of contact and is best on the company letter head.Most common topics are how long they have done business with the janitorial service and do they work well with the cleaning service. Are they happy with the service?

Contact us or see our references at desertcleaning.com. Also we have a fast free online quote form on the web site. Tell a friend.

Day Porter Janitorial & Shopping Centers

We need a day porter. Desert Cleaning janitorial services, inc. cleans day or night.and guarantees their service. There are pro's and con’s with each service. In the following article I’ll cover some of these and some other items too.

Are you looking for daytime cleaning? Here are a few of the more common facilities that need daytime service: churches, high security businesses, and some businesses feel better having the daytime service. But it costs more for daytime. See below.

Will it cost more for the daytime janitorial service? Yes, most cleaning is in the evenings and weekends, so staffing becomes an issue. We have a few day accounts and they can work. Some of the employees of the account can get annoyed. Also, it takes longer because of having to stop and go and wait for people in meetings and on the phone.

If you need daytime janitorial or day porter service. Call or email us you’ll be glad you did. Visit desertcleaning.com or email desertcleaningtucson@gmail.com or call 520 722 6776.

Office Cleaning Service

These are a few key items to look for when hiring a Tucson office cleaning service. If you are looking for the lowest bidder then stop reading, it’s a “no brainer.” In this article I’ll cover references, how long have they been in business in Tucson, are they just a national franchise or a quality local janitorial service.

Office cleaning reference letters are very important in the bid process. A new company may not have any and could be a risk. An established company with no references is a red flag. References show a pattern of getting the job done with people that are trustworthy and easy to work with.

Most important issue is how long have they been in business here in Tucson. This shows how stable they are and if their heart is really here. Are they going to close shop and skip town?

Are the janitorial services hiding behind a national franchise name? You will wind up paying for the money you save. Over the years I have talked to many unsatisfied office managers that went with a franchise thinking they must know they are doing. That’s why they called Desert Cleaning, because of our good reputation

Desert Cleaning has been in the office cleaning business in Tucson for 42 years and there is a reason we do the job. See our link to references on our home page. Also, we have a few employees that have been with Desert Cleaning for over twenty five years. Call us and see the difference. Tell a friend.

Tucson Trash and Dash

In Tucson “trash and dash” is used when the janitor starts skipping services. The main reason is usually from taking a low bid. I have heard it from property managers and office managers over the years. I’ll explore the trash and dash and low bid in this article today.

First, I’ll start with the low bid. Most office managers want to save money and that makes sense. However, when the janitor service bids low they eventually figure out that they are losing money and this is how the trash and dash started.

The lowest bid can indicate they are desperate for work or their business model is set up for high volume. We have seen them come and go leaving a trail of dirty offices and unhappy office managers. And we get the call.

The trash and dash may be on their plan to get in and out quickly and supposedly make more money. Rather than do the job right and get paid a decent price. I’m not going to change things but it is amazing how some operate. I have seen  it over the years here in Tucson.

The first thing to do is to check references. Are the references on a company’s letterhead or a made up quote on their website. This could be a warning signal. Another reason to look at references is it will indicate how they’ll work with you.The more references the better. Also, if the references are over a period of time works.

Our Company needs a Day Porter for a shopping center

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Desert Cleaning is the city's go to day porter service since 1993 and provides day porter service for shopping centers, businesses, and office buildings. Whether it is once or seven days a week you can expect a high level of day porter service. Please contact us and we can provide a list of services, or if you already know what you want you can email it to me at desertcleaningtucson@gmail.com. We look forward to talking with you.

Kitchens are important at many offices, and for good reason. This is where you eat lunch or take a break Knowing this we take it to heart and do our job. Microwave  and refrigerator clean in and out, clean sink, counter tops, and tables, empty trash, sweep and mop floors…. If you are tired of cleaning up after your current janitor then give us a call or fill out our online form. You’ll be glad you did.

Bowl rings in the toilet should be removed and there are a few ways to do this. Pumice is the preferred way. The pumice should be used wet and gives the best results. Griddle screen works, but be gentle when using it. Chemicals claim they will remove rings, but I haven’t seen any that work separately.

Desert Cleaning janitor’s, when cleaning at your account, can wear identification like: hats or shirts with our company name on them, and or a laminated ID card with the employee name and our company name. You can request this additional service, just let us know. If you have questions let me know. See our references at desertcleaning.com and thanks for inquiring.

We are looking for a Janitor in Tucson

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We have four basic service areas and they are: trashing, dusting, restrooms and floors. Then all the details with each. So, let’s dive right into it and review each service. Tell a friend.

Number one is trashing an office that requires a barrel on wheels, can liners for the barrel and desk trash cans, a spray bottle and paper towels. There are usually desk trash, kitchen trash, and restroom trash that need to be emptied and taken to the dumpster. The janitor will use the barrel on wheels to dump all the trash in before taking it outside to the dumpster.

Number two is the nationwide number one complaint is dusting. When it comes to dusting we leave competition in the dust. Why? Because we include dusting in our routine on a consistent basis. I know, I know it’s hard to believe it is that simple. Some janitorial services must think that no one will notice, but eventually they will and they lose an account. Good  for us.

Number three on the list of the big four is restrooms. We try to service the restrooms first at an account in case you forget to do a task while you are still in the building. The commercial office restrooms are built to keep clean. What do I mean? If you notice all the surfaces are easy to clean, for example: ceramic tile, stainless steel, mirrors. metal partitions, toilets.

Number four on the list are floors. There are wood, tile, and carpet floors in general to take care of in the commercial office setting. Wood and laminate flooring has a different system and products we use, because you can’t use a wet mop on them for starters. An important item for carpet and tile is mats at all entrances, ideally both in and out saves the floors not time.

Does a Low Bid Save?

Our janitorial service has been an office cleaning specialist here in Tucson for 42 years. I say this because we provide quality service at a reasonable price. If you go with the low bidder please keep our number and feel free to give us a call when things go sideways.

We have seen janitorial companies come and go here in Tucson. They give low bids to try and get business. Then, they cut corners and skip services to make up for the low bid. In this situation everyone is frustrated and it usually ends badly. So, please keep our number and give us a call or email, you’ll be glad you did.

Most national janitorial franchises have a salesperson run around and bid low. When they get accounts they hand it off to a franchisee that can’t make sense of the low bid. They start cutting corners…. Again, everyone is frustrated. A lose lose situation for all.

Desert Cleaning had a government contract for cleaning for years that they had to put out for bid. The company that won the bid was less than minimum wage. The account has had problems since then and everyone is frustrated. Phenomenal.

Does the low bid work occasionally? Not that I have seen, office managers go with a company that has no insurance but they were the low bidder and they know what they are doing. The key is to do your due diligence and if things don’t work-out give us a call, that’s all. So, what does a low bid really save? 

Some people shop for a price and others get the service they want.

Tucson Janitorial Services

By Reid Sossong, RPA

520 722 6776

desertcleaningtucson@gmail.com


The trashing loop is one of our basic services. This consists of emptying all trash cans in your office and restrooms. Also, we replace the liner as needed, which means some get replaced every service and others can go a while. Then, we use larger can liners in the cans so they don’t get pulled in the can. Email me if you have a question. Onward.


The restrooms smell and nobody has used them. It might be the floor drains. There are a couple of solutions that usually work. The first is to pour water down the drain to prevent the smells from coming up. The second is a rubber cover for the floor drain that keeps smells at bay, or both works.


Now let's talk about cleaner/disinfectants. These are products that are two in one. They work well in removing soil and matter, then disinfecting, saving time and money. They are used in wipes as well which have many uses in commercial office cleaning. NCL has an excellent product that works great.


Red can liners are used for? Red can liners are used mainly in medical facilities for hazardous waste. There are services that pick them up and incinerate them out of Tucson. Years ago the janitor was involved and now we aren’t.


The janitor will have a few duties outside to clean at some offices. Here’s a partial list: clean front door glass, vacuum mats, empty outside trash containers, clean drinking fountain, clean any outside tables…. We had an account that required the cleaning of the water fountains and filter. Some outside windows and elevators….

Tucson Janitorial References

Reference letters are important in any business, especially the janitorial business. Our references are on our homepage under satisfied clients. In addition to the letters we have received we can provide phone numbers to other account references. Our company is here to serve your janitorial needs, let us show you the difference.

Desert Cleaning's quality assurance system works and the good news is it is built in the price. What it does is assures you get a high level of janitorial services. Our inspection team is seasoned in both cleaning and inspecting. They have a checklist to follow that helps with consistency in the quality assurance system.

The business is the side that really counts for references. There are some additional services I want to talk about. They are the cleaning of the phone, keyboard, mouse, and computer screen are additional services we provide. When the desert clean they help with the employee morale and add uniformity to the office. If you have cleaning products you want us to use just let us know the products.

Take note how important gloves are in the office cleaning world. There are many types available, however, there are two basic types; disposable and reusable. I prefer the re-useable mainly because they are less likely to rip. Also, when done for the day you wash them off until next time. The disposable gloves are great when finished for the day just throw them out. Gloves come in different thicknesses and sizes.

A while back, I was at a building that had restrooms that exit to the outside world. It can have a benefit when it needs airing out, but costly if it doesn’t lock properly. Bums like to steal supplies and it gets costly and annoying. Also if the door doesn’t seal properly the dust and dirt can blow in quickly and make a mess. These additional costs have to be figured in the bid. Any questions give us a call at 520-722-6776.

Tucson Office Cleaning Every Other Week

Tucson for office cleaning services every other week. This area is in an older part of Tucson with a mix of offices. In the central part of Tucson I'm very familiar with because my office was in this area for most of the 1980’s. I’ll discuss a variety of office cleaning topics that I hope you will enjoy.

Let’s start this article with a microfiber towel. I have a few at home and really don’t like them as well as the white cloth towels. When the microfiber is dry it is horrible to use until it is wet. Also, when it is dry it is hard to fold and it tends to stick together. For drying your hands when wet the microfiber doesn’t want to absorb quickly. But, they don’t shed lint or leave streaks. There are pro’s and  con’s.

With restroom bacteria it starts and the smells follow. The trick is to stay ahead of it and keep the restroom clean. The janitor can mask the odor with deodorizers that come in sprays, gels, and urinal blocks. In a heavy use restroom a mid morning cursory clean and checking the supplies is helpful. Restrooms made an impression in the news.

Ask your doctor if they wash their hands between patients or use a sanitizer? The doctors that I have talked to use sanitizer. I think both would be best. If they used the soap and water first to remove fluid and matter. Then, use the sanitizer. Try telling that to a doctor and let me know how that turns out.

Many offices have a janitor’s closet and a few don’t. We have everything in our van, but it is more functional to work out of a janitor room. Plus it’s a good place for the paper products and with shelving it will keep them off the floor and dry. A slop sink that is cut low is best to fill and empty a mop bucket.  A lock on the door is great.

The Quality Assurance program we developed will give the client the highest level of office cleaning available. So when you come to work in the morning the office cleaning won’t be an issue. Part of this program is the inspectors. Our inspectors have years of experience and are the best in Tucson. Another part of the program are the front line janitors and we attract the best of the best in Tucson because of our reputation.

Tucson Office Cleaning Every Other Week

Janitorial services in the 85705 zip code in Tucson for office cleaning services. This area is in an older part of Tucson with a mix of offices. In the area 85705 I'm very familiar with because my office was in this area for most of the 1980’s. I’ll discuss a variety of office cleaning topics that I hope you will enjoy.

Microfiber towels, I have a few at home and really don’t like them as well as the white cloth towels. When the microfiber is dry it is horrible to use until it is wet. Also, when it is dry it is hard to fold and it tends to stick together. For drying your hands when wet the microfiber doesn’t want to absorb quickly. But, they don’t shed lint or leave streaks. We use both.

Many restroom bacteria start and the smells follow. The trick is to stay ahead of it and keep the restroom clean. The janitor can mask the odor with deodorizers that come in sprays, gels, and urinal blocks. In a heavy use restroom a mid morning cursory clean and checking the supplies is helpful. Restrooms made an impression in the 85705 area.

Ask your doctor if they wash their hands between patients or use a sanitizer? The doctors that I have talked to use sanitizer. I think both would be best. If they used the soap and water first to remove fluid and matter. Then, use the sanitizer. Try telling that to a doctor and let me know how that goes.

Offices in zip code area 85705 are like the rest of Tucson offices. Some have a janitor’s closet and a few don’t. We have everything in our van, but it is more functional to work out of a janitor room. Plus it’s a good place for the paper products and with shelving it will keep them off the floor and dry. A slop sink that is cut low is best to fill and empty a mop bucket.  A lock on the door is nice too. Phenomenal.

The Quality Assurance program we developed will give the client the highest level of office cleaning available. So when you come to work in the morning the office cleaning won’t be an issue. Part of this program is the inspectors. Our inspectors have years of experience and are the best in Tucson. Another part of the program are the front line janitors and we attract the best of the best in Tucson. This is why we have a good reputation.

Is Dusting included?

In janitorial, the number one problem here in Tucson is dusting. Tucson is a dusty place, a dust bowl. When you add in paper dust and human follicles to make a real dusty office. Office cleaners that start skipping the dusting in an office are creating a real project down the road. It has to be done consistently to be effective.

Our best duster used to combat the dusting is the feather duster. The feather duster was invented in the 1800’s in a broom factory. It is still used today for its efficiency and speed. We still have them in our toolbox for versatility. Micro fiber is a close second.

A damp microfiber towel is a great way to remove dust in the office. It takes longer to use, so we use it in special situations. Microfiber has many uses. There are microfiber duster gloves and other assorted dusters on the market. The prices are a lot less than the standard duster as well. The dusting is a never ending task here in Tucson.

Our rule is don’t move papers on the desk or on top of file cabinets when dusting unless we are given the green light. We dust around, behind, and under certain items on a typical desk and if you have specific procedures to follow let us know. When in doubt don’t move it has been our saying.

Dusting is important year round because we live in a dust bowl in Tucson. I hope you enjoyed this brief look at dusting and if you are having problems with your janitorial service please contact us and put our experience to work for you and your business.

Janitorial Insurance 

Note: Contact an insurance expert with questions and don’t rely on the information in this article.

Most janitorial services have liability and workers compensation insurance. There are many reasons to have insurance and the coverages vary: lost key, property damage, and some lawsuits…. Let’s take a look.

The two types of  claims; claims made and per occurrence for the janitorial industry. Other important items are; policy limits and certificates of insurance that most office managers need to know and want. Usually, insurance agents will send a certificate of insurance to the office manager if requested.In Arizona the state law says it is mandatory for employers to have workers’ compensation insurance covering their employees. Check this with your insurance agent. Also in Arizona, workers’ compensation is a "no fault" system which means an injured employee is entitled to receive benefits for an industrial injury, no matter who caused the job-related accident for them.

Risk management is a never ending process and can make a difference. When we were cleaning a mine they got us in tune with safety and risk management. What is risk management?  Preventing an accident before it happens. Walk around your office and look for things that could be a problem and fix them. Your insurance agent will love you.

The liability policies usually cover bodily injury medical expenses, and the lost work hours involved. Our office and accounts are covered. Another area covered is property damage. When an employee damages property while on the job it is usually covered. Also, factor in the deductible. When something happens it is nice to have insurance.

I’m Looking for a janitorial service in Tucson

We specialize in office cleaning at affordable pricing. How do we consistently beat the competition? It’s simple we pay our people more, so out of the pool of people that are looking for janitorial work we get the best Janitors we think.

Going with us and in our system is easy. We set-up a file so we can keep track of emails, notes taken on the initial walk through, and important items…. Also, we create a file in our computer that has your billing information and email information.

The two supplies can work in a few ways. First, there are two types of supplies: the supplies to do the cleaning and the supplies you consume: toilet paper, hand towels, soap…. We’ll handle the supplies the way you want. The most common is you supply the consumables and we supply the actual cleaning supplies to do the job. Let me know how you want them.

Our invoice is sent on the first of the month for that month and the supplies shown on the invoice are for the previous month. The invoice total amount is due on the first of the following month. We can mail or email the invoice to you. Why would you want to settle for less? 

There is a difference. Hurry and see our home page and our fast free online quote form.

This year is special because it is our 42nd  year in business here in Tucson. We want to thank everyone who made that possible.

Commercial Office Cleaning 

Call Scott 520 722 6776 or fill out our online quote form


The foothills are considered the higher end area of Tucson with all the amenities. The 85718 zip code has always been a great place to clean offices and shopping centers. The main arteries are Swan road which takes you right into Tucson and Sunrise/Skyline/Ina which take you to I-10.  If you would like a bid let Scott know. He can tour your building or give you a phone quote.


We know the highly competitive janitorial market here in Tucson. We start by having the best of the best janitors in Tucson. How did you get such a great team? It took time but the real secret is we pay our janitors more. Just like our sought after systems we have people waiting to work at Desert Cleaning and it is why we have been in business for forty two years in Tucson.


All offices demand the best cleaning available in the foothills. That’s where we come in with our state of the art and sought after cleaning systems. We are able to provide the best office cleaning experience here in Tucson, Arizona 85718. If you have questions or would like a phone or email quote please let us know. Scott will tour your offices with you and give you a quote. There is a difference.


Want a local janitor service and don’t want a multi year contract?  Desert Cleaning is local and we don’t require a long term contract. That was easy. We have been in the office cleaning business for 42 years in Tucson, so use our experience to your benefit and see the savings you get.


Question if you know the office cleaning prices in Tucson? There are no set prices because of the many variables. How many services per week, day or night service, additional services… to name a few. If you are putting together a budget or dissatisfied with your current service we can help. We can phone, email, or come and tour your office and give you a quote.

Tucson best janitor

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Our number one problem here in Tucson in the office cleaning world is dusting. Tucson is a dusty place, a dust bowl. When you add in paper dust and human follicles to make a real dusty office . Office cleaners that start skipping the dusting in an office are creating a real project down the road. It has to be done consistently.

A reliable duster used to combat the dusting is the feather duster. The feather duster was invented in the 1800’s in a broom factory. It is still used today for its efficiency and speed. We still have them in our toolbox for versatility. Dusting is not hard to do, but for some reason some janitors skip it.

The damp microfiber towel is a great way to remove dust in the office. It takes longer to use, so we use it in special situations. Microfiber has many uses. There are microfiber duster gloves and other assorted dusters on the market. The prices are a lot less than the standard duster as well. The dusting is a never ending task here in Tucson because we live in the desert.

We don't move papers on the desk or on top of file cabinets when dusting unless we are given the green light. We dust around, behind, and under certain items on a typical desk and if you have specific procedures to follow let us know. When in doubt don’t move it is our slogan and we tell our cleaners.

In Tucson, dusting is important year round because we live in a dust bowl. I hope you enjoyed this brief look at dusting and if you are having problems with your janitorial service please contact us and put our experience to work for you and your company, you’ll be glad you did.

“We’re always excited to get a new account”

For us a new janitorial account is always exciting. It’s a good high after all the things it took to get to that point. With the right systems everything falls in place: marketing, sales, hiring, supplies. “We want to go with your service” is always nice, even after 42 years.

To acquire a new account is marketing. The website is a good marketing tool for many reasons. The newspaper is still used to market janitorial services  and is the number one tool. Also, newspaper ads work great for branding and hiring.

Hiring the right person is an art for each account so the client receives top of the line service and the start of a new account is smooth. The hiring process takes a while to master and some companies hire the first person that comes through the door. The result is the account never gets off the ground.The right person is critical for many reasons.

Maintaining a system is a must because the time to clean the account is budgeted. The first few nights at an account go over the normal budget, but that is already baked in the price. The goal is to get the account cleaned for the night and let the new janitor get a feel for the offices or business being  cleaned.

Organizing supplies is always part of starting a new account. There are two types of supplies, the supplies to do the actual cleaning and the consumables: toilet paper, hand towels, soap…. Getting the office stocked with the supplies is important and needed.

Happy New year to office managers and property managers for using our services over the years. Hope you have a great 2022.

Local Family Owned and Operated

Winter is here in Tucson and if you are looking for a local janitorial service you are at the right place. Take a look at our website and references. Please fill out our online form for a fast response. We have been in the office cleaning business for a long time for a reason, we do the job.

Our company is a family owned business and we can make decisions quickly and give you the service you want. We have regular inspections at all of our accounts, even when there are  no complaints. The system has worked for 42 years.

The alternative is a national franchise service. People get lured in by the low bid and the national name. Then they find out how they operate.  We only take a few new accounts at a time, because we’re not trying to be the biggest company in Tucson. We are happy with a good reputation.

Talking with the customer, employees, and other parties is a part of any business and the family owned and operated janitorial service is no different. To give the best service tovare customers we have a website, emails, texts and mobile phones. Also, good old regular mail.

Taking photos with a smartphone sure has eliminated many problems in the office cleaning business.

You have a choice,  a local janitorial service that you can talk with and will get the job done or a national janitorial service that makes excuses and tries to lock you in a long term contract?

Lowest bid

Guess who wins when the office cleaning goes to the lowest bid? Nobody. The property manager pays for the savings in phone calls and wasting time with complaints. The tenants aren’t happy with the services and the office cleaning company is unhappy because they aren't making any money and receiving complaint phone calls on top of that.

Office managers have ugly stories about when the business went with the lowest bid. Our sales team was on a bid recently and the office manager showed them a video of the current janitor pushing a vacuum straight down the hallway and that was it. It is a shame when someone bids low, cuts corners, and then goes out of business, it makes us all look bad, don’t you agree.

If the office manager takes a low bid then has complaint after complaint it becomes time consuming and frustrating. I had a manager tell me her boss told her to just deal with the complaints. We give a fair price and do the job. Please see our online quote form for a fast response at desertcleaning.com.

Most of the cost cutting and skipping of services I’ve been told are bizarre. Skipping one or two days a week to save money, now that’s a business model they don’t teach in school. If this sounds familiar don’t hesitate and give us a call, you’ll be glad you did. You should see some of the photos we have taken on bid tours. We have photos of restrooms that animals wouldn’t use.

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Microfiber towels… when cleaning offices gets the job done.. It’s used in towels, wet/dry mops, and is sold in Home Depot, Target, and the janitor supply store. The microfiber comes in many colors so you don’t cross contaminate. Most janitors like microfiber  compared to cloth towels because they work.

The microfiber material acquired its name because it is many times smaller than a human hair. Another amazing microfiber item is that it holds nine times the water than a regular cotton towel. The microfiber works better when wet, in my opinion. The wet mops for floors are considered better mainly because of the absorption compared to cotton used.

For wood floors we like to use the Bona products that come with the microfiber flat mops. We give them a thumbs up and our customers are happy. We have noticed that the microfiber towels don’t work well when using lemon oil. We use both.

Other microfiber is man made using a high density weave. It is bacteria resistant and was developed for anti-slip flooring. Also, it is lint free. I have been told that the microfiber wet mop does a great job from absorption to cleaning. We have been switching over to mostly microfiber. However, they both have their uses

Did you know dust mops come in microfiber as well and last a long time. They are the best dust mop on the market and feature conventional slot end sewing. These can be laundered over and over. The microfiber dust mops are produced with continuous filament microfiber yarn and are 100% synthetic, Wow!

Tucson Janitorial Service

Office Cleaning the Best in Tucson 

The best office cleaning in Tucson is locally owned. Desert Cleaning takes pride in their work and is always looking for the cutting edge systems for janitorial office cleaning. In the commercial office cleaning world the best services are local services that aren’t a national franchise. The money stays here and the customer gets a high level of office cleaning in Tucson. So who’s the best?

Many companies overlook the empty office suite which collects dust and may even need to have the trash emptied. At many offices the employees use the empty office for eating their lunch and talking on the phone.We treat the empty office like the occupied offices, otherwise it turns into a mess. It’s not that hard to do.

Guess the number one priority for the janitor? The security of the office.. We try to use only a few doors to go in and out of the building and keep them secure when at the account cleaning. Many times we use the back door for taking the trash to the dumpster. Setting the alarm when leaving is important and reporting any lights that are out too.

How to make a D an A with little money and effort in office buildings. We have a building that is a D building and the restrooms are a mess. There are three empty hand towel boxes and they leave a roll of cheap home kitchen roll towels out because they don’t fit the boxes. The toilet paper is never on the holder because it is too close to the wall.... To lock the restroom they  use a latch the same as used on an outside wooden gate.

We are not number one!

View our reference letters, go to the link on our homepage. We let our reference do our talking. References are important for any business. It’s one reason to do a good job. Both current and past references should be checked to see a pattern. The more the better and the time in business counts. Experience counts.

Should time in business be important? It can show consistency and stability. Who would you rather hand your keys to; someone just moved here and is starting a new business with no references or a business that is established locally with many Tucson references.

The Desert Cleaning inspection team is seasoned in office cleaning and inspecting offices for the janitorial work. These inspections are another tool that leads to a good reference. When you bid low and cut corners it may be hard to get a good reference.

Current references can be a name and phone number or a testimonial in letter or email form. The current reference is usually the point of contact and is best on the company letter head. Most common topics are how long they have done business with the janitorial service and do they work well with the cleaning service.

Please contact us or see our references at desertcleaning.com. Also  we have a fast free online quote form on the web site. We look forward to a great 2022.

Tucson Office Cleaning

Do You Want the Best Office Cleaning Service? 

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In Tucson and nationally in the office cleaning world the number one complaint is dusting. Tucson is a dusty place, a dust bowl. When you add in paper dust and human follicles to make a real dusty office . Office cleaners that start skipping the dusting in an office are creating a real project down the road. It has to be done consistently to stay ahead of the dust.Setting up a schedule works.

So the duster used to combat the dusting is the feather duster. The feather duster was invented in the 1800’s in a broom factory. It is still used today for its efficiency and speed. We still have them in our toolbox for versatility when using a duster.

The damp microfiber towel is a great way to remove dust in the office. It takes longer to use, so we use it in special situations. Microfiber has many uses. There are microfiber duster gloves and other assorted dusters on the market. The prices are a lot less than the standard duster as well. The dusting is a never ending task, so stay ahead of the dust., it's not that hard.

Our contract states we don’t move papers on the desk or on top of file cabinets when dusting unless we are given the green light. We dust around, behind, and under certain items on a typical desk and if you have specific procedures to follow let us know. When in doubt don’t move it is a good rule to follow.

Tucson dusting is important year round because we live in a dust bowl. I hope you enjoyed this brief look at dusting and if you are having problems with your janitorial service please contact us and put our experience to work for you and all your office cleaning needs.

Do You Want a National Janitorial Franchise? 

The national janitorial franchises have earned a reputation in Tucson for giving low bids, requiring long term contracts, and shoddy work. How do I know this to be true? I’ve heard it over the years numerous times from office managers and property managers telling me their story and the stories were all bad, but the salesperson got paid at the national company.

I have been told that the national janitorial companies have a salesperson running around quoting low prices for janitorial services in Tucson. Then, when they get the account they hand it off to a franchisee. The franchisee isn’t making any money and starts skipping services. The only real winner is the out of town national franchisor. We like a WIN WIN situation, it makes life a lot better for everyone and the money stays in Tucson.

Office cleaning is our specialty and has been for 42 years. We are a local office cleaning company that is family owned and operated. See our list of satisfied customers and If you are tired of cleaning up after your janitor please give us a call or fill out our Fast and Free Online Quote Form and put our experience to work for you.


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