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A Visit From Sparkling Clean

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse……

You set down the classic poem by Clement Clark Moore.  “A Visit From St. Nicholas”, better known as “The Night Before Christmas”, was first published anonymously in 1823, and has become synonymous with Christmas.

You’re sipping eggnog on the rocks, wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, while your children bounce off the walls, excited for their expected bounty the next morning.  They’ve eaten their share of candy and sweets, and have set out a plate of cookies for santa, and carrots for the reindeer.  A glass of milk is poured and set in the fridge, so as not to spoil, and a letter to Santa has been left next to the aforementioned North Pole’s Christmas fuel.  The children sign the card in standard Crayola, with careful instructions and a kind gesture to remember the cold glass of milk left for Santa in the refrigerator.

It’s time for the children to go to bed.  You tuck them in, and they forcefully close their eyes.  Soon sugar plums, will be dancing through their heads.  Returning to your chair, you take a moment to think about your week.  The first sign of the holiday break, was when the receptionist let out a cheer, “Everyone- Sparkling Clean will soon be here!”

Coming home to a festive home during the holidays is one thing, but coming home to a clean festive home during the holidays is another.  When you’ve finished over-indulging and you’re ready to return to the office, you’ll want the same thing: to come back to a clean workspace. 

We encourage you all to take the time to spend with family and loved ones.  Your office is your home away from home, and we hope that when you return, that it’s as clean, inviting and comfortable as possible for you to be at. 

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!”

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Scent Free Zone

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Today, if you were to poll most workspaces in North America, you may find that there is an overwhelming shift towards scent-free environments.

Government buildings, healthcare offices, hospitals, schools- most of these will be scent-free.

There are positives to this, as those with sensitivities no longer have to be affected in the workplace by that colleague that bathes in Drakkar Noir like it’s 1996, but there are negatives to this as well.

Sometimes, a “bad” scent, can outweigh the absence of a scent.  For instance, you know that coworker who insists that they DON’T need deodorant?  They do.  They really, really, really do.

 And perhaps the heavy Chanel worn by Candace in Accounts Receivable is masking her morning cigarette, and you should thank her for that.  It’s the lesser evil, after all.  Isn’t it?

There are better alternatives to this.  I won’t go into detail, but you can consult your pharmacist if you need a deodorant for your one-of-a-kind skin sensitivity issue, and this deodorant probably won’t burden any of those in your workplace with scent allergies.  And better yet, you won’t have to maintain that reputation as “BO Brad” from the 3rd floor, also known as, “don’t go in the elevator after BO Brad,” and the worldly renown, “Shawarma King,” because you smell like a shawarma that someone left on the seat of a warm bus.

Washrooms really suffer from scent-free zones as well.  Sparkling Clean will certainly ensure that if you have a scent-free office, that they can recommend and use products for your high traffic, high danger areas that won’t affect people with allergies or sensitivities.

They’ll have soaps, cleaners, sprays, etc. that will be sure to make your office free of dust, germs, harmful bacteria and other allergens, and will double down on preventing odours as well- keeping everyone happy.

Your scent-free zone doesn’t have to be an odour-filled zone.

“Always Sparkling Clean.”

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The Office Mascot

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The Office Mascot It’s 8:15 AM and you pull into the parkade, set your coffee down and collect your things.  Exiting your car, you grab your coffee, your computer bag, and a few other things.  You look your car and head towards the doors.  Once in the building, you open your office door.  Something moves across the floor in your peripheral.  A rodent, perhaps?  You take a sip of your coffee and ignore it.

It’s the 10:26, and you have a client meeting at 10:30.  You walk out to the lobby, welcoming them and then show them to your office.  They take a seat, and after a bit of small talk, you pivot in your office chair towards the credenza to get their file.  A slight bump of the credenza, shakes  loose a light flurry of dust from the top of the shelf.  It’s embarrassing for you.  “Perhaps they didn’t notice?”, you think.  They laugh.  They noticed.

After the appointment, you decide to take an early lunch.  As you head out into the lobby, the receptionist says something to you in passing.  You turn around to answer, and brush against the plants next to the doors.  You walk to your car, unlock it and get in.  As you buckle up, you look at your lap.  It’s dirty.  Dust must’ve transposed from the plant you bumped into.

When you get back to the office, you make a point of asking the office manager some questions about your office cleaning.

How often do they come to clean?  Are they contracted, and for how long is the contract?  What are they told to clean?  Has it always been this way? 

You return to your desk.  As the door closes to your office, something once again breezes by your periphery.  Not a rat.  Not a mouse.  Nothing like that.  The breeze incited from the door opening and closing is pushing a dust bunny around.  This dust bunny was so big, that one would assume it was the office mascot.

You may have an office cleaner.  But if it doesn’t look clean, it probably isn’t.

“Always Sparkling Clean.”

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The Office Swamp Monster

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This is probably a true story.  The events you’re about to read, follow an office, similar to the one you’re likely in right now. 

 8:14 AM: He walked toward the coffee room, coughing with his mouth agape as he poured his morning brew into his “RATHER BE GOLFING” mug.  He yawned, rubbing his hand across his mouth, and then gingerly swiped the underside of his eye, removing some residual crust from his deep slumber.  Cup in tow, he staggered back towards his cubicle.

On the way there, he decided to make way over to his colleague’s desk.  She had Halloween themed sugar cookies and sent an email, encouraging everyone to come by her desk to take one.  He did.  He devoured the cookie, leaving crumbs in his wake.  He then proceeded to lick his fingers, and then walked back to his desk.  As he approached the desk, he set his coffee down and decided that he should first go to the washroom, before returning to his work.

After, shall we say- 10 industrious minutes in the washroom, he was ready to get back to his work.  He was in the washroom and left, without almost anyone knowing he’d been there.  Now- normally, that’d be a good thing.  Except in this case, it wasn’t.  He didn’t wash his hands afterwards.  And now that he’s back at his desk, he’s done enough to create a Jackson Pollock of bacterial fingerprints, for anyone willing to take a black light to the work space.

The potential for cross contamination from the coffee room, the work space, the washroom, and other areas is vast.  You can put Purell stations, encourage employees wash their hands through the installation of signage in washrooms and food consumption areas.  But sometimes, you can’t leave any of that to chance, at the risk of losing valuable staff to illness.  Sparkling Clean Canada can disinfect your workspace, make it more inviting and make sure the office trolls, such as the one in the above story, aren’t wreaking havoc on the cleanliness of your work environment, or your immune system.

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Jack Of All Trades,Master Of None

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“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

My father, a city manager, worked long days, waking up each morning at 5 AM and not coming home most evenings until dark. I remember asking him, “Dad- were you always a morning person?” He wasn’t. He woke up early so that he had time for himself- uninterrupted and uncompromised. He’d work all week, often coming home after council meetings, late in the evening, and would still make time to help my brother and I with homework, and to eat supper that my mom had kept warm in the oven for him.

But when it came to the weekend, Dad tried his hand at renovations. An accountant by trade, he was meticulous with his work. But when it came to completing a floor install, tiling, or other handiwork, he rushed. He had to complete the job by Sunday night, or resume it the next weekend. Usually, it was the former. Mistakes were made. The weekend warrior jobsite would get messy. The end work was usually decent from an undiscerning eye. But it was flawed, and the more you looked at it, the more you started to notice things that distance could not camouflage.

I could ask a butcher to bake bread, but why wouldn’t I just wait for the baker?

A carpenter would have measured 2 or 3 times, and cut once. They’d be as meticulous with their craft as my father would’ve been with a budget.

You can find 26 people willing to clean your office, job site, or facilities by looking in the classified ads. You can also put a screw into a board with a hammer. Just because you can, it doesn’t mean that you should. Or you could just hire Sparkling Clean Canada, with over 26 years of experience, plying their trade for passion, not a quick buck. Dedication, attention to detail, a disciplined work ethic, and the relentless pursuit of perfection.

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What Your Work Space Says About You

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For over 26 years, Sparkling Clean Canada has assisted numerous commercial spaces in the Edmonton area with professional, high quality cleaning services.  In addition to being a Better Business Bureau A+ business, they’re also ISSA Canada certified.  What does that mean to the consumer?  A governing body that oversees partnered and accredited businesses by being held to the highest standards of knowledge, training, prevention and professionalism.

My desk is covered with papers.  Stacks of papers.  Post-It notes strewn about, with files that I have yet to catalogue and put away.  It’s organized chaos, but it’s messy, not dirty.  While staying overnight at a hotel, I may be shuffling through my suitcase and my toiletries, leaving my belongings in disarray.  If one were to see these messes, they may decide to internalize a drugstore psychology, usually reserved for columns or quizzes in tabloid magazines at supermarket checkout lanes.  This isn’t filth, after all.  It’s a mess.  One that we can all agree to turn a blind eye to and live with.

It’s our mess.  But what happens when the mess is visible to the public, or to internal customers (staff)?  Does it reduce our perceptions of professionalism and order in the workplace?  Do we make assumptions based on these impressions, that this is not a place of order, and that perhaps the management doesn’t have a handle on things?  If they’re this messy, then how filthy is the business likely to be?

A clean space creates an atmosphere of calm.  When you see the front desk of a business and it’s clean and free of clutter- we buy into their supposed professionalism.  A clean washroom suggests that other areas will be cleaner, leaving us to less worry about our health risks, due to exposure to contaminants or harmful bacteria.  Clean windows; dust free surfaces, carpets free of odors… all of this helps create the luster of a friendly, professional environment.  One that I’d happily re-visit.

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First Impressions

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Well I think we all know enough that the importance of a first impression is a pretty serious and very real thing! If you haven’t figured this out yet, well maybe you should keep reading… Walking into your first date with a giant mustard stain on your shirt hopefully would be enough to teach you that a spotless first impression is the BEST way to have a great first impression, and Sparkling Clean Canada wants to give you that gift to use on YOUR clients!

Imagine someone walking into a dirty dentist office, pretty sure that 99% of people are going to turn around and never come back! You have a responsibility to your clients to provide that safe and tremendously clean experience, more importantly you want the first impression of those clients to be one that will ensure them coming back through that door!

First impressions are taught to staff constantly but who are the people cleaning your office space day by day? Are they making it possible for your business to give off the best first impression possible the moment the doors open for business? Or are you having to run around and clean up after the cleaners!?!

Sparkling Clean Canada SPECIALIZES in preparing endless beautiful first impressions, in a world where competition is at a peak, people’s choices are determined by many different things, do not let one of those things be the fact no one cleaned a washroom correctly from the day before!

Sparkling Clean Canada is a commercial contractor DEDICATED to making your office space, health care office, or job site ready for the “first date”, they take the time using tried and true sanitization practices, to prepare your business to out shine any of the competition!

Be sure to visit www.sparklingcleancanada.com today for to receive a quote for the perfect, first impression.

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The Art of Cleaning Green

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We have to look at our world today and understand that we, as humans DO play a part in its health and well being. Years ago dumping hazardous materials in all sorts of places didn’t matter to most. But after years of doing this things add up don’t they? And while many of us are not even a big part of the problem, we ALL can still do our part to make sure we do not add to it! That is why Sparkling Clean Canada takes pride in being a GREEN CLEANER!

In the facility services industry, it is impossible to ignore the importance and necessity of energy efficient and environmentally friendly cleaning. Limited resources, bulging landfills and global warming have brought on us all a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment.

The air in most office spaces is more contaminated than the air outside with many of the hazardous and toxic chemicals that most cleaning products leave behind. Our cleaning techniques are eco-friendly and our products are non-toxic, organic, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic.

At Sparkling Clean Canada, we stay current on the most state-of-the-art, cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly cleaning products and methods to meet our client’s needs and desires. We use environmentally friendly cleaning methods. We use reusable microfiber cloths to eliminate paper waste.

In our own effort to reduce our impact on the environment, Sparkling Clean Canada strives to reduce the amount of waste as we clean and maintain our client’s facilities, making sure cleaning products are not wasted. We make an effort to recycle as much as possible.

We can all do something different, and here at Sparkling Clean Canada we wanted to take it upon ourselves to ensure the highest quality sanitation AND to take care of our environment! Give us a call at 780-462-4410 or visit our website www.sparklingcleancanada.com to receive a quote for your space today! 

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Why 26 years in the business MATTERS

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Typically a business will talk about experience, longevity, customer service and relations and those are great things! Businesses of 5, 10 even 15 years boasting of why they are the best, but what happens when you come across a business that has been RULING for 26 YEARS!?!?! You know what you SHOULD do, fire whoever you currently have and join with THE BEST!

How many businesses really last 26 years? It’s actually quite incredible that Sparkling Clean Canada has stood the greatest test that any business could stand, time. Time is your great judge isn’t it? If people truly love your service, then you will have longevity, if they don’t like you, you simply do not last! Time is a beautiful thing because it cannot be bought or shortcut, it just is.

Sparkling Clean Canada, serving the greater Edmonton area has been making the cities, offices, health care facilities, job sites SHINE for over 2 and a half DECADES! It’s crazy that you would even consider hiring anyone else!

Now Sparkling Clean Canada is beyond established in the market, but it’s time to build the foundations for the next 26+ years as well, therefore expect to see many blog’s, articles, and testimonials of the history, and bright future of this great LOCAL, Canadian, Edmontonian Company, Sparkling Clean Canada!

26 years matters, it’s huge, it means there is no one better, it means the test of time has been passed, it means that no matter what Sparkling Clean Canada provides the best proven results out of any sanitation service out there, PERIOD.

Visit www.SparklingCleanCanada.com today to request a quote for your business! Why because if you love your business, trust the company that loves theirs as well, and has for over 26 years.

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