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Why Do People Skip Out on Commercial Carpet Cleanings?

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We oftentimes come across companies that do not know the importance of routine commercial carpet cleaning at their places of business. Usually, every company uses the same typical excuses as to the reason why they do not need to clean regularly, and it may be frustrating to try to explain why they require our services to preserve their carpets’ quality over a period of time.  Below we go through the top excuses while handling commercial carpet cleaning and answers you may be surprised to learn.

“We are planning on replacing it.”

If you are planning on replacing the existing carpet, it may be tempting to ignore the present state of your carpet you have now. You may be tempted to arrange an appointment to have the carpet simply ripped out then replaced with something new, rather than trying to handle carpet that appears soiled, dirt, or worn out. It might be that the carpet is not necessarily worn out, yet just needs a restorative, quality cleaning.  A quality cleaning by Anago Cleaning Systems might add years to your carpet’s life.

“The carpet was cleaned last year.”

Most folks use that excuse to put off routine carpet cleanings, yet oftentimes, the carpet requires more frequent cleanings than you know. Workplaces have high-traffic spaces that may wear down quicker without consistent cleanings. A few high-volume companies need restorative cleanings each month to prevent deterioration of the carpet. In other words, it actually does not matter if the carpet was cleaned last year. It may simply have to be cleaned again.

“It isn’t in our budget.”

While it may be understandable for companies to keep to tight budgets to stay successful, appearances may be more vital to companies than the product they sell, in some cases. It is tempting to utilize a cheaper commercial cleaning provider, yet we have found that you get the quality of cleaning you pay for. Not just that, but you’ll see a lack of proper tools, quality products, and labor with those companies, which winds up costing your business more than you save.  It always is worth it to your company’s appearance to invest in cleaning quality over quantity of dollars. Perhaps you do not need a commercial cleaning company to visit every day; however, you may need a quality team to visit one time per week. Although it might seem like an unnecessary use of money, it’s worth every penny.

“The carpet looks fine.”

It is tempting to judge carpeting on what it appears like on the outside, yet oftentimes, that dirt filling the carpets is not visible. As you actually begin to see how soiled the carpeting is, it means that the carpet has been in need of a good cleaning for quite some time. The soil load within commercial carpeting has to get very high before it becomes noticeable; therefore, waiting until the carpet begins looking dirty isn’t the proper approach.

No more excuses! For more information on our professional cleaning service contact Anago Cleaning Systems today!

 

Email Your Staff Members to Reduce Sickness

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Flu and cold are still in season. Are your visitors, coworkers, as well as staff members sneezing and coughing? An illness may quickly spread, particularly when we’re working closely together and are inside during the colder season.

The flu spreads as individuals who have a sickness talk, sneeze, or cough, and spray droplets of disease all over the surfaces and objects other folks touch and use all day long. The flu also spreads into the eyes, noses, as well as mouths of others nearby.

From that point, flu is able to take a ride from one place or surface to another through touch, or from the hands to the mouth, nose or eyes. Here’s the bottom line: more people get ill. The more folks who get sick, the less productivity there is in the office.

Anago Cleaning Systems recommends sending out an email to staff members about simplistic ways to assist in preventing the spread of flu and colds in the office. Here, we list one example which you might use if you want.

What are you actually doing to fight the cold and flu in the workplace this year? Feel free to make a comment in the comment section of this blog with any of your ideas. Go battle some germs!

A sample email:

Flu and colds are still in season. Help protect yourself, as well as the ones around you.

If you aren’t feeling well:

  • When you sneeze or cough, use a tissue then toss it out. If you do not really have a tissue on hand, cover your mouth then wash your hands. Germs actually travel from your nose and mouth to surfaces and other people throughout the building.
  • If you cannot remain at home, keep your distance from other people. Do not hug people or shake hands while you are sick. Try conducting meetings over the phone rather than in person.
  • Be mindful of those things you touch which are commonly used by other people, like microwave buttons, door handles, telephones, desktops, as well as other items which may hang onto the flu bug for a while. Frequently wash your hands using soap, hot water, and twenty seconds of scrubbing.

If you are feeling good and wish to avoid getting ill:

  • Know all of the germ “hot spots” in the office. For instance, the average phone contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. Correctly disinfect your work space.
  • Avoid touching the mouth, nose, as well as eyes. Germs rapidly spread from surfaces to the hands into the body. The average individual touches her or his face three to five times per minute!
  • Frequently wash your hands. Do not just place them under the water for few seconds. Use soap and hot water and hum the “Happy Birthday” song two times (in your head) to be certain that you’re scrubbing long enough. And then dry completely.

For more information on our commercial facilities cleaning contact Anago Cleaning Systems today!

Post Construction Cleaning

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Getting your business renovated is an arduous process. You have to decide what exactly needs renovating, what types of construction you want to do, how you want it to look, what features you want it to have, and how to cost it all out. You might have to close your business or run at a lower capacity during renovations, and they can happen anytime; sometimes, they’re well planned out, and sometimes, it happens suddenly, like when your roof collapses and you need emergency roof repair. Once all the repairs are done, you might feel like you’re ready to open up – but who’s gonna clean?

Repair and maintenance work, especially in a post-construction environment, creates a lot of mess. There can be dust from the drywall, debris from the building materials, and a whole host of other things that can cause your business problems. The aesthetics of a messy building are all off; after all, you just put all this work into renovating or reconstruction, and having all that work be for nought because the place looks like a disaster zone won’t do. There’s also a plethora of potential health problems when your place is full of airborne particles; they can get into people’s lungs, causing asthma, allergies and other problems that will make clients and employees reluctant to come back.

When you own or operate a business, there’s always the temptation to do-it-yourself; after all, doing a job with your own hands seems to save money, at first blush. The problem with this conception is twofold. First, your time is money, so when you’re spending hours cleaning your business, or worse yet, getting your staff to do it, you’re not being productive in other areas where you’re likely more skilled. That brings us to the second problem; you’re not a professional cleaner! Renovations and construction, especially in large, commercial buildings, require a thorough cleaning job, with equipment, chemicals, tools and skills you might not have at your disposal. When you hire a professional commercial cleaning team, you’re guaranteed that the job will be done right.

Another huge advantage to these teams is that they’ve done post-construction cleaning before, so they know how to do it quickly. Every hour your business is closed or at lower capacity is an hour where you’re not making as much money as you could, and professional janitorial services are going to clean your business faster than non-professionals ever could. This means the money you spend on cleaning is money saved on opening your business more quickly, more efficiently, and more cleanly.

Great post-construction cleanup crews will coordinate with contractors to ensure that when the work is done, the cleanup can begin. They’ll also work with you to create a timeframe in which the cleaning can be done. When you’re budgeting for a renovation, or you need emergency work done, don’t forget to get in touch with a cleaning team; together, we’ll ensure that your business opens on time and looking beautiful.

Office Cleaning Services We Offer

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Anago Cleaning Systems has the right equipment and tools to clean your workplace. Additionally, our employees are highly experienced and skilled to guarantee high-quality cleaning services. We’re always available any day of the week and any time of day. We also are flexible to work with your plan. Whether you need the office cleaned extremely early in the morning before you get to the office, during a lunch break or at night after work, our cleaning staff is always available. Plus, we’re always available to clean your workplace on the weekends. We offer a full package of office cleaning services which include:

Floor cleaning

While cleaning the floor, the chemicals which are used, the equipment and methods used will determine the difference between success and failure. We have the proper expertise and equipment to clean any flooring. Some flooring surfaces we clean include: terrazzo, concrete, travertine, tile, linoleum, granite, hardwood, marble, slate, sheet vinyl, stone, rubber, and vinyl asbestos. But, we’re able to take care of any floor surface.

We do not just clean floors; we additionally inspect the condition of the floors and suggest the best cleaning technique which will extend the life of your floors.

Carpet cleaning

We’re specialists in cleaning any type of carpet. We have the proper expertise and tools to keep your workplace clean. We utilize the proper office carpet cleaning equipment and chemicals to get the most stubborn of stains out of the carpet.

With carpet cleaning, the proper chemical concentration will determine the lifespan and appearance of your carpeting. In keeping your workplace carpet clean and appearing new, we provide these carpet cleaning services:

  • Carpet stain protection
  • Carpet encapsulation
  • Deodorizing and sanitizing
  • Rotary scrub shampooing
  • Bonnet cleaning
  • Steam cleaning

Whether your work place is low or high traffic, we’re able to keep your carpet appearing new.

Spot cleaning

Our team is experienced and trained to look out for spots and spills on walls, carpets, and additional surfaces. We use the latest equipment to extract any spots on the carpets, office wall, or any additional surface. We never will ignore anything; we’ll remove any spills, spots, and dirt in the office.

Door and window cleaning services

Our staff is experienced and skilled on how to clean, as well as leave office doors and windows with a gorgeous glow. We have the proper personnel and equipment to leave your office window and door clean and streak-free. We’re able to clean your windows and door on an as-needed basis. With Anago Cleaning Systems’ office cleaning services, we’ll leave your office windows and glass door shining, clean, and streak-free.

Trash removal services

At every visit, our janitors remove all trash in the office and empty out the dustbins. They’ll replace trashcan liners to leave the office orderly and clean. Our janitors tie trash can liners in order for them not to slip into the trashcan. All recyclable material is emptied and taken to the proper disposal space. With our professional office cleaning services, your trash area will always remain clean.

For more information on our professional office cleaning contact Anago Cleaning Systems today!

It is Time to Deep Clean your Office!

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A yearly deep cleaning of the workplace does not just eliminate bacteria and viruses on germ-infested surfaces, yet it additionally permits you and your staff members to have a neat working atmosphere. A deep cleaning will address the overlooked areas which have built up dirt, clutter, germs, and grim. Get started deep cleaning your workplace with the following tips.

Make a Schedule

Trying to deep clean a filthy office quickly can become a daunting chore. It’s possible to make it easier on yourself by creating a checklist of what must be cleaned, as well as on which day each chore ought to be conquered. Tackle a single room each day or tackle a certain chore, like cleaning the windows on one day and carpeting on the next day.

Dust Each Inch of Each Room

Get a microfiber cleansing cloth and beginning at the ceiling, work your way down every wall. Do not forget to dust air vents, hanging lights, as well as ceiling fan blades. In order to make dusting more convenient, utilize a microfiber dusting wand for difficult-to-reach spaces, like the tops of shelves and ceiling fans. Dust every crevice, particularly vent corners and covers in which dust oftentimes becomes trapped.

As tedious as this chore might be, it’s especially vital if you, your staff members, and/or your customers suffer with allergies. Removing the dust will decrease sneezing, which might assist in preventing the spread of viruses and germs. Decreasing dust also can improve the quality of air in your work place, and make the area seem less stuffy.

Sanitize/Disinfect Hot Spots

Any surface inside the work place which touches food or hands will have a massive quantity of germs and bacteria. For that reason, disinfect smartphones, breakroom countertops and appliances, refrigerator shelves, and door handles. Make certain that you use an industrial-strength, quality disinfectant.

You have to disinfect each inch of the restrooms, which includes exposed plumbing, the stall doors, and hand dryers. In addition, keep in mind to sanitize all the sink handles and faucets, and the doorknobs, particularly upon the entry doors.

Organize and Clean Desks

Most infections are spread by contaminated surfaces; therefore, the first place you should begin defending your work place against the flu is at desks, as well as additional work stations. Begin by taking off all non-work-associated items from all desks. It also is an excellent time to make a filing system for your archived and active paperwork.

Have a couple of trash bags prepared, one for papers to shred and one for recycling. Put everything away that goes someplace else in the office. Utilize disinfecting wipes to remove fingerprints, dust, germs, and grime from electronics, like phones, mouses, and keyboards.

One way to make sure the work place remains sanitized and cleaned includes hiring a cleaning service. In outsourcing cleaning, you’ll leave your staff members more time to do their own jobs. Additionally, a cleaning service could assist in saving you money and time in team member sick days.

For more information on our professional office cleaning services contact Anago today!

Do You Really Need to Hire A Commercial Cleaning Company?

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Do you really need to hire a commercial cleaning company? Some do, some don’t.  By following the below tips, you might find that keeping your commercial facility neat and clean is easier than you first thought.  In addition, if you do require an outside cleaning service, following the below tips might obtain you a lower price for the cleaning job if you do hire out.

Managing clutter

We aren’t necessarily talking about employee’s desks here.  The majority of workers have a good handle upon how they manage their stuff on their desks.  What might look like a pile of clutter to some folks, might be “organized chaos” to one other person.  If a staff member gets their work done in an efficient manner yet their desk is chaos, leave them alone.  They should already know what they’re doing. However, spaces which have to be clutter-free include reception areas, lobbies, restrooms, as well as document filing areas.  A strategy includes digitalizing as many documents as you can. Electronic documents don’t take up physical space. However, if your office is dependent upon paper, you ought to have an effective system for correctly storing them.

Clean office machines and computers

A simplistic feather duster may keep the majority of computer screens and additional office equipment appearing fresh, particularly if they’re black in color.  The specific environment of your workplace is going to determine how often this has to be done, yet if you see any dust, give it a little swipe using a feather duster.  Make certain that you invest in one that has ostrich feathers. All other feather dusters are worthless. Usually, computer screens have to be wiped down since they’ll get touched with pointy fingers all day long.  Utilize a great screen cleaning system from a technology shop.

Lunch at the desk and garbage bins

The majority of office garbage cans don’t have anything that has offensive smells.  However, for the ones who have to eat at their desks (not suggested, desks are dirty), it is wise that lunch waste be taken over to a bin inside the breakroom for disposal.  Or else this trash will start to smell even after a single day. Plus, if you do not have a regular janitorial service company, this stuff is going to fester.

In summary

Getting your staff members to deal with these things by themselves might seem like an improbable task, particularly in the break rooms and common areas (and we have not even mentioned bathrooms).  That is why we are here. However, in dealing with simplistic tasks by yourself, if you do have to hire us for janitorial tasks, it’s possible to get a lower price for what cannot reasonably be accomplished on your own.  In addition, check out the above ideas before calling us to ensure that you do not spend more than you need to.

For more information on our commercial facilities cleaning services please feel free to get in touch with Anago right away!

How to Save Money on Cleaning Services

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How much you wind up paying for cleaning services depends a lot upon you.  While collecting estimates, make certain you know what you want to be accomplished, as well as how often. The following guide of common jobs ranked by their impact upon your bottom line is going to offer a useful guide.

  1.  How often do you require service?  Answering this question is going to have the most impact upon how much you’re going to pay for your cleaning services than any of the other ones which follow.  If you need janitorial service 5 times per week, you may expect to pay around 5 times more than if it’s possible to get by with getting cleaning accomplished one time per week.  
  1.  How often will you want dusting accomplished?  Typically, general dusting one time per week is enough.  However, of course, not all commercial centers are the same in this manner.  Only you will be the judge of how frequently this job ought to be performed. Some workplaces require more, some less.  Don’t let a cleaning service provider persuade you that it’s something they’ll do on a daily basis in the context of a 5-times-per-week contract.  If they offer this unsolicited, they’ll likely wind up charging for it, yet realistically only dust one time or two times per week. Of course, if daily dusting is needed for your workplace, you ought to allow your service provider to know in the bidding process.  This way, it’s possible to rest assured that you’re receiving what you’re paying for in this regard.
  1.  What about the windows?  Window washing may have a huge impact on the price you’ll pay for janitorial services.  Factors involve frequency, kind and number of windows, inside and/or outside cleaning, ease of access, and importance.  For frequency, see question one above. Door glass ought to be cleaned more often, whereas office windows to the outdoors less so.  Generally, the outsides of windows require cleaning more frequently than the inside. It is more vital for showroom windows to get cleaned than the ones inside a warehouse.  First floor windows may be easily cleaned, whereas higher ones need more labor. It is a great idea to give consideration to those factors before you call around for bids, so all your suitors receive the same details.  
  1.  What about vacuuming?  That is your call. On a day-to-day service schedule vacuuming might have to be done each time, or perhaps only two times per week. Each task that is performed less often than necessary will save you money.
  1.  Et Cetera.  There are a few things which simply have to be accomplished all the time.  Trash collection, restroom cleaning, and kitchen spaces all are chores which have to be done as frequently as you determine the answer to question one above.  However, with a bit of forethought, it’s possible to save your business a good amount of money with a wise allocation of the work place cleaning jobs you need.  Keep in mind, you’re the expert of your facility and may best answer those questions.

For more information on our professional cleaning service call Anago today!

How to Improve the Cleanliness of Your Vet Office

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As with any medical clinic, your vet practice is an area in which you turn health crises and problems into recovery and healing.

Keeping the exam rooms, clinic, and public spaces clean often can be more of a challenge than with a physician’s office.

How is it possible to increase cleanliness at your vet office? Below we list five tips any vet may use.

Use a Service

Your team members are professional and trained animal caretakers; however, they likely are not expert cleaners. For best results, use an outside service at least one time a week to provide your office a proper cleaning and sanitization.

Create a Checklist

Write written directions for important tasks like disinfecting examination rooms and operating rooms after and before use, tool and handwashing sanitization, and complete kennel cleaning. Go over the directions with all staff members and post them in simple to spot locations.

Checklists are an essential tool even if they seem as if they are overkill. You might want to get a closing and opening checklist ready, and lists for cleaning rooms after patient usage. Have staff members initial tasks as completed.

Add Ventilation

Focusing on the surfaces and floors in the clinic might cause you to forget about the invisible cleaning aids inside your clinic. One of those includes the ventilation system.

Sometimes vet practices develop a smell because of an animal’s condition, and customers might notice its as soon as they get inside the reception space. Properly circulating air out of the examination rooms, restrooms, and kennels aids in preventing germs from settling and producing smells.

Work with a skilled ventilation service to figure out how best to recirculate and filter air in those critical areas. Air from specific rooms, like the kennels or any isolation wards, shouldn’t mix with the remainder of the office’s circulation.

Remove Clutter

The less objects you have along walls and on the floors, the fewer places debris and dust will accumulate. Taking away unneeded clutter assists the cleaning service in being thorough and makes emergency clean-ups more convenient for your team.

Many practices may cut down on clutter in a couple of ways. One includes working to digitize paperwork and records using electronic documentation, online portals for patients and cloud storage services. Digitizing paperwork decreases mountains of papers, clutter on desks, and client files.

Also, do a complete spring cleaning at least one time a year and think about storing unutilized documentation or equipment at a safe place offsite.

Select Good Products

Be certain to select quality disinfecting products and teach everyone how to properly use them.

For instance, you ought to dilute most products. But, over diluting them makes them less efficient as a sanitizer and not diluting them enough may cause skin damage or inhalation risks for animals and humans alike.

Work with the cleaning service to figure out efficient alternatives to harsh chemicals, as well as animal-friendly varieties in which chemicals are needed.

To get your vet office on the path to thorough sanitation and cleanliness, call us at Anago.

For more information on our Winnipeg janitorial services contact Anago today!

Why Should Businesses Keep Their Windows Clean?

By | Business, Cleaning

With your hectic work schedule never letting up on you, having your commercial windows cleaned is likely at the bottom of your list of priorities. While dealing with your dirty windows seems like an easy option, it’s vital that you know the negative impact that debris and dirt may have on the general lifespan of commercial windows.

Clean Windows: Why are they important?

Having commercial windows cleaned on an annual basis plays a big part in your window’s lifespan. Over a period of time, debris in the environment gathers on the windows, which may lead to a loss of transparency and make the glass more fragile. Clean ones prevent frame weathering which might reduce the lifespan of the window. In addition, clean windows permit more natural lighting into a workspace, and decreases the number of overhead lighting and lamps required, which will potentially lower your utility bills. Also remember that the credibility of your company is crucial, and clean windows may make a difference regarding how consumers perceive your business.

How Often to Have your Windows Cleaned

Here are some general guidelines for commercial window cleaning:

  • Office Buildings: One or two times a year
  • Lobbies inside Office Buildings: Every 4 – 8 weeks
  • Low Traffic Retail Stores/ Offices: Every 4 – 8 weeks
  • Healthcare Centers: Every 4 weeks
  • High Traffic Retailors: Every 2 – 4 weeks
  • Restaurants: Every 1 – 2 weeks

While the above suggested guidelines are an excellent starting point, there are several factors to take into consideration as you decide how often to clean the commercial windows. Below, we list 4 factors to take into account:

Kind of business

Restaurant windows ought to be cleaned every 2 weeks because of the buildup of grease and moisture circulating in the air, from heavy foot traffic and food. Retail store and healthcare facility windows ought to be cleaned one time per month to keep clean facilities for customers. While windows inside office buildings just have to be cleaned two times per year, business owners might choose more frequent window cleanings in order to sustain professional and clean appearing windows.

Location

Companies which are situated close to busy highways or streets usually become dirty faster than roads that have light traffic and might have to be cleaned more frequently.

Weather and season

During the spring seasons, we oftentimes see a lot of rain, as well as heavy pollen from blooming flowers. The particles in the air and rain leave mineral deposits that may deplete the windows after a prolonged time period. To sustain the appearance and quality of your windows, make certain that you frequently clean them.

Landscaping

The landscaping that surrounds your company also plays a critical role in determining how often to have the windows cleaned. If the building is surrounded by mulched trees or flowerbeds, or is against a parking lot, you might have to get the windows cleaned more often because of the debris from surrounding landscape.

For more information on our commercial facilities cleaning services contact Anago today!

Why Should Restaurants Keep Clean Restrooms?

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If you manage or own a restaurant, lax hygiene standards, and poor cleanliness are a recipe for failure. Guests do not want to dine in an unclean dining space or purchase food prepared inside an unsanitary kitchen. With substandard cleaning practices, you may count on an abundance of 1-star reviews and have problems getting repeat business.

In most restaurants, within restaurant cleaning, bathrooms are one of the main problem areas. Bathrooms are the least sanitary spaces. They also are the main cause of cleanliness complaints from patrons. Those complaints, whether unexpressed or expressed, have a huge effect on patron behavior, driving customers to restaurants that have cleaner facilities.

Why Bathrooms Matter in Cleaning

A few restaurateurs underestimate the effect of unsanitary bathrooms on their business. Food is not prepared inside a restroom. It is not consumed in a restroom. If the dining and kitchen areas are clean, why should patrons care that your bathrooms are not clean?

Setting aside whether patrons should care, the truth remains that unsanitary bathrooms are a big turnoff for patrons. It has been confirmed by several studies of patron behaviors.

One study found that 95 percent of patrons wouldn’t go back to a restaurant in which they had a poor restroom experience. One other survey discovered that 80 percent of folks wouldn’t dine at a restaurant in which they had been told the bathrooms were dirty. In the most damning study, they found that 88 percent of patrons assumed that an unclean bathroom meant an equally unclean kitchen.

The bottom line is that restrooms must be a priority in your plan for restaurant cleaning.

Bathroom Cleaning for Restaurants

It is simple to say that your dining establishment needs clean bathrooms. It is a bit more difficult to craft a cost-effective cleaning plan which keeps your bathrooms as hygienic and clean as they should be.

That process may be easier with assistance from a cleaning service. A janitorial service may help to develop an efficient bathroom cleaning routine, which includes an in-depth checklist of cleaning chores. Most importantly, expert cleaners are going to have the tools and training to give the restrooms a higher-quality, healthier, and deeper clean.

Anago’s janitorial services are an excellent example. Below, we list some of the products, strategies, and technologies used to ensure a deeper clean within restaurant bathrooms:

  • We pay close attention to spaces in which bacteria pose the highest risk. They include constantly touched surfaces such as door handles, flush handles, and faucet handles, as well as dark, damp areas in which bacteria easily can breed.
  • We utilize mop pads and microfiber cloths, which are shown to trap about 99 percent of bacteria while utilized on hard surfaces.
  • We equip our crew with some of the most effective and safest disinfectants and sanitizers in the market.
  • We provide odor removal and disinfection treatments, an eco-friendly and non-toxic disinfection technique which eliminates over 99.99 percent of bathroom bacteria, while additionally neutralizing bathroom odors.

For more information on our Winnipeg janitorial services contact Anago today!