WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CARPET CLEANING. ARE YOU COMPARING APPLES TO APPLES?

We often get calls for quotes for carpet cleaning services, and once in a while we get the “so and so is a lot cheaper than you”. Often we refrain from responding with: “you get what you pay for” or “cheap prices mean cheap services”

Not all carpet cleaning companies are created equal and many customers are confused about the service they are asking for. While most companies promise quality service for a low price, you may not always get it.

Small service businesses have to struggle to compete in a challenging industry that has many “on the fly” entrepreneurs that give a bad reputation to those services providers that offer an honest service.

The key to offering a fair choice is to educate our customers, no matter what service industry you are in, education will make for savvy customers.

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Here are some things to look for in your carpet cleaner.

  • Industry Training and Certification

Ask what types of professional training a company’s technicians have received. A professional carpet cleaning company should employ people that hold the Carpet Cleaning Technician certification by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. This is the most common and well-known training body for the cleaning and restoration industry in North America and in Canada. IICRC offers many other industry certifications. All QJS’ senior technicians are certified by the IICRC.

  • Carpet Cleaning Experience and Reviews

Knowledge comes not only with education, but experience. Ask how long a company has been in business and check their social media sites/ review sites for customer feedback.

QJS has been in business for over 25 years and has an unparalleled 5 Star rating in online reviews.

 Carpet Cleaning License and Insurance

In many cities, small cleaning companies come and go rapidly. Ask the company you call whether they are a registered business. A cleaning company should carry liability and WSIB insurance. QJS is a registered corporation and fully insured.

  • Carpet Cleaning Price

If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Price should never be the main reason for choosing a carpet cleaning company. Always read the fine print on advertised specials. QJS is not the cheapest but certainly the best value for your money!

  • Carpet Cleaning Method

The IICRC defines the five main principles of carpet cleaning as:

  • Dry soil removal: Thorough vacuuming helps to remove dry soils from carpet fibers.
  • Pre stain Process: The application of the proper pre-treatment agent to loosen soils from carpet fibers. QJS includes treatments such as enzyme for pet stains and high traffic area treatment.
  • Soil extraction: The most common method for removing soils from carpet is the hot water extraction method, also known as steam cleaning.
  • Grooming: Grooming of carpet helps eliminate matting of fiber and properly distribute cleaning agents.
  • Drying: With normal temperature and humidity conditions, carpet should take no longer than 24 hours to dry. The ideal dry time for carpet should be around six to eight hours. QJS uses air movers and dehumidifiers to speed the drying process.

 

  • PH Treatment 

Many companies use high pH cleaners on a carpet. While they clean well, it makes your carpet a magnet to dirt, allowing it to re-soil easily, and can have a sticky or crunchy feel. This can damage the carpet’s fibers and shorten its useful life. Ask whether the carpet’s pH will be lowered or neutralized following the cleaning to help it stay clean longer.

  •  Service Guarantee

A good carpet cleaning company should offer some type of guarantee. Sometimes spots can come back or other issues occur, so you want to know if you have options should this occur. Also, ask about the time frame for the guarantee so you can be sure you call in time if there is a problem.

We offer 100% guarantee in all our jobs and come back to handle any issues.

  • Customer Service Excellence

So you booked the job and got it done. Did you get a phone call or e-mail reminder of the service? Did you hear back from the company after your service to see if the job was done to your satisfaction? QJS will do this and more. We will be part of the pre-service, during service and after-service process and be available to answer any question at your earliest convenience. Our Customer Service is second to none!

At QJS we follow these and a few more procedures in our Premium Carpet Cleaning services. To find out more visit:  https://qjsservices.caqjs-perfect-10-carpet-cleaning-process/

 

 

Quality Janitorial Services Keeps Your Workplace Healthy

Quality Janitorial Services Keeps Your Workplace Healthy

office cleaningAs a business owner, you strive to make your workplace a pleasant and productive place.  While a few sneezes are expected every year, preventable illnesses can cost your company lost wages, money, and stress.  A clean workplace is a healthy workplace and you might be able to reduce your number of sick days through the quality of the environment that you and your employees work in.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers’ comfort but also for their health. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Also, some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma with damp indoor environments. In addition, some exposures, such as asbestos and radon, do not cause immediate symptoms but can lead to cancer after many years.

Many factors affect IAQ. These factors include poor ventilation (lack of outside air), problems controlling temperature, high or low humidity, recent remodeling, and other activities in or near a building that can affect the fresh air coming into the building. Sometimes, specific contaminants like dust from construction or renovation, mold, cleaning supplies, pesticides, or other airborne chemicals (including small amounts of chemicals released as a gas over time) may cause poor IAQ.

Protect Indoor Air Quality

As construction methods have improved energy efficiency greatly over the past one hundred years, the building is now so efficient that volatile compounds can accumulate in the air inside. If you’re like most office workers, you can’t crack open a window because you work in a sealed building. Allergy and sensitivity are the overreaction of the immune system to irritants in cleaning chemicals. More than 10% of asthma cases are attributed to workplace air quality, according to American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This occupational asthma is responsible for 24.5 million missed workdays annually, according to respiratory illness specialist at National Jewish Medical and research Center in Denver.

Protect the Environment

Use only ecologically friendly materials and cleaning agents to protect both your health and the health of the environment. Eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning solutions are safer and healthier for building occupants. The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say, environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.

Manufacturers argue that in small amounts these toxic ingredients aren’t likely to be a problem, but when we’re exposed to them routinely, and in combinations that haven’t been studied, it’s impossible to accurately gauge the risks. While a few products cause immediate reactions from acute exposure (headaches from fumes, skin burns from accidental contact), different problems arise with repeated contact. Chronic exposure adds to the body’s “toxic burden” — the number of chemicals stored in its tissues at a given time.

QJS is uniquely situated to help you create a happy healthy workplace and community through our commitments. All of our employees are trained to promote a safe and healthy workplace for you through the elimination of cross-contamination and the use of an active disease control plan and communication. We are committed to delivering only the best service and quality for our clients in the Greater Toronto and Durham areas. QJS has 25 years’ experience in the janitorial services industry, and you can have the confidence to leave the health of your workplace in our hands. Contact us today at (289) 278-4288 to learn more about our services or to get a free quote.