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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
Unraveling the Mystery  of Cleaning for Health

If you’ve been in the cleaning business for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the terms “cleaning for appearance” and “cleaning for health.” In recent years, cleaning for health has been a way for building services contractors to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to proactively respond to societal concern about environmental safety and human health.

Flying Pests Come In All Shapes and Sizes

Flying pest populations often soar with the arrival of summer’s warm temperatures. Houseflies and smaller insects, like fruit and fungus flies, as well as mosquitoes and nuisance birds take to the air this time of year looking for a place to beat the heat.

It used to be that the commercial cleaning business was a fairly simple, low-tech affair—a mop, a bucket, some rags, and a few cleaning chemicals were all you needed for most jobs. These days, however, the products and equipment used by BSCs are far more advanced and high tech.

Using Waste Audits to Increase Sustainability and Revenue

Say the word “audit” and people tend to scatter like a bunch of marbles. The audit does not have a very positive reputation to begin with, so most people would certainly not associate audits with anything as beneficial as sustainability.

Where's the Money? Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Can Boost Revenue

Carpet and upholstery cleaning can provide many possibilities for added revenue, and offering an array of quality services may increase a BSC’s appeal.

So You're Stuck: Dealing with Challenges in Business

Everyone who runs a business gets stuck from time to time. The question is, "What are you going to do about it?"

Keep Proactive to Keep Your Customers

It should come as no surprise to a building service contractor that client retention is always the most important part of business. It should also be no secret that keeping a customer is more profitable than getting a new customer.

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