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JaniTek Welcomes Two New Industry Experts
JaniTek Cleaning solutions has added valuable expertise to the company with the addition of two new team members, Tyson Allen and Anna Miller. The two have been brought on board to provide insight into the industrial and healthcare industries and further develop JaniTek’s growing portfolio in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley.
Tyson Allen assumed the position of Vice President, Bay Area Division for JaniTek in September 2016. Tyson is responsible for overseeing all of the sales and operations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Tyson resides in Clayton, California with his family, and attended Diablo Valley College and University of Phoenix. With over 25 successful years as a frontline Operation Manager for a fortune 500 distribution company, Tyson has extensive experience with production/budget, quality control metrics, and safety experience. In his previous role, Tyson was also responsible for overseeing all janitorial contractors.
Anna Miller is now the Vice President, Central Valley Division for JaniTek, and is responsible for overseeing all of JaniTek’s sales and operations throughout the Central Valley. A native of Merced, where she lives with her husband of 21 years and her three children, Anna assumed the position in January of 2017. Before joining the JaniTek team, Anna worked at Sutter Health where she managed operations for a 423 bed hospital, including the supervision of all cleaning personnel. Anna holds extensive cleaning experience and knowledge of healthcare compliant standards, such as the joint commission ( JCAHO), HIPPA, OSHA, and CDC.
“Anna and Tyson are going to take our company to the next level,” explained Blain Bibb, JaniTek’s President and CEO. “The geographic expansion is obviously a plus, but Tyson’s experience in the industrial sector, and Anna’s experience in the healthcare field will benefit all of our clients throughout California.”
Welcome aboard, Anna and Tyson!
While spring cleaning gets the most attention, it’s important not to let other seasonal cleaning fall through the cracks. As the temperatures rise to nearly blistering, it’s essential to take the necessary measures to ensure that your workplace stays clean. Here are a few tips that you can follow to keep things clean this summer:
Don’t let your office fridge become something out of a Stephen King novel. With the temperature getting hotter, the smells of leftover takeout and half-eaten sandwiches have the potential to take over your office. Make a point to clean out the fridge weekly, preferably on a Friday, so that no one returns to fermenting food after a hot weekend.
The aforementioned fridge scenario? It has the potential to be 10x worse for that room-temperature trash. It’s easy to throw banana peels and coffee cups into the garbage without thinking too much of it, but the heat will quickly remind you why you shouldn’t. Urge employees to dump their trashes on a regular basis, especially before skipping town to hit the beach for a few days.
Air conditioning, what a beautiful thing. While we’re all thrilled to have the AC kickin’ at work this season, don’t forget to have your HVAC ducts and filters cleaned and appropriately replaced. Dirty vents are a sure-fire way to spread dirt, dust, and allergens through the office– making the office dirty and allergy sufferers miserable.
The sun is out and, unfortunately, so are the bugs. Your home isn’t the only place you need to protect from these crawly little critters. Take the necessary precautions in terms of pest control, and as we discussed, keep the kitchen and trashes as clean as possible so the little guys aren’t lured in. The best sort of pest problem is the one that’s stopped before it can start.
It’s recommended to clean your carpets every three months, which works out to about every season. Chances are your office carpets are due for a pick-me-up, so get rid of all the pollen and dirt that was tracked in during the last few muddy months by scheduling a cleaning.
Don’t let Walls and Windows Go by the Wayside
We oftentimes think that a client or customer’s first impression begins when they walk through the front door, but this isn’t exactly true. While your lobby or waiting area may be a big chunk of the impression-leaving process, the initial judgment begins at the first sight of your building- and if the outside isn’t looking its best, your business isn’t either.
The summer months have a tendency of making the facade of your building particularly lackluster. With no rain to aid in washing away debri, an array of gunk such as dust, dirt, bird dropping, insects, pollen, and spider webs can line your building’s surface and leave it looking, well, dirty! In addition to a potentially filthy appearance, the aforementioned gunk blocks that beautiful sunshine from entering your workspace, and as we all know, natural light is never something to be sacrificed.
While aesthetics are reason enough to keep your walls and windows pristine, properly maintaining your building is essential to something even more important: sustainability. Cleanliness is vital when it comes to the preservation of the glass in your windows, as they are all too susceptible to degradation. Remember, the exterior takes the brunt of every season, whether it be dry heat, humid moisture, or a full-on downpour. If proper janitorial upkeep isn’t put in place, these brutal conditions can lead to oxidation and erosion that could potentially be the downfall of your foundation.
Be sure not to neglect your walls and windows. Contact your JaniTek representative or call us at (888) 833-7705 today to schedule some TLC for your building’s exterior!