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What to Expect from the Fall Cleaning Season

The past couple of years have been a roller coaster ride. We’re not here to recap everything that’s happened. That would probably require a book, and besides, it’s been attempted in plenty of other places. We’re just here to offer thoughts on where things are going, especially where commercial cleaning services are concerned. Because the unfortunate reality is that the rollercoaster is making another circuit around the track; this fall, we’re facing pandemic-related challenges yet again. The good news is that the fundamentals of the course haven’t changed. Commercial cleaning this fall will still bring challenges and opportunities. Here’s what to…

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What’s Included in Government Cleaning Services

When most people think of the White House, the Pentagon or the National Institute of Health, they think of large machines of government, creating policies, changing laws, and protecting the nation. However, even policymakers need their buildings cleaned. As a government cleaning provider, Wilburn is proud to serve our government officials. Government cleaning requires a specific set of skills and extremely trustworthy staff. While vacuuming the White House may not require a different technique than vacuuming any other building, it does require a staff that has undergone a security clearance and background investigation. Here’s what’s included in our government cleaning…

5 Things You Might Not Know About Green Cleaning

If you’re in facility management, you’ve probably heard the buzz around green cleaning. As a service, it’s changing commercial cleaning, and as a part of building wellness initiatives, it’s impacting the entire field of facility management. Yet, for all of the buzz, there are still aspects of green cleaning that are relatively little-known, or even commonly misconceived. Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Green cleaning is incredibly impactful, and it’s important to understand it fully. With that in mind, here are five things you might not know about green cleaning. 1. Green Cleaning Is Not More Expensive In fact,…

3 Ways Green Cleaning Services Benefit Your Business

As you’ve probably heard, green cleaning services benefit the environment by reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and reducing the usage of harsh chemicals. And, as we’ve written about before, green cleaning services benefit building occupants by improving the health of indoor environments and, consequently, the health of the people who frequent them. So, green cleaning has a lot going for it already; those two factors themselves make green cleaning services pretty appealing. But there’s another benefit a step further down the chain, too, that you may not initially expect from green cleaning. Green cleaning services benefit businesses, too. It’s true. Green…

The Best Green Cleaning Companies in MD Do This

In a world of endless choices, it can be difficult to know what company is the best option for your cleaning needs. This is especially true if you’re interested in green cleaning, as this term has become a bit vague and hard to define. To know what to look for when selecting a green cleaning company, let’s look at five things that the best green cleaning companies in Maryland are doing. Uses Green Products and Environmentally-Friendly Procedures The basis of green cleaning is using products, equipment, and procedures that are safer for building occupants and the environment than traditional harsh…

Meet The Wilburn Company: Terry Pearce, Project Manager

A little over 17 years ago, Terry Pearce started at The Wilburn Company as a part-time worker. It was just a side job for her at the time – a stress-free way to earn some extra money. Almost two decades later, Terry is a project manager at The Wilburn Company, and her now full-time job keeps her very busy. “I kinda got stuck here,” Terry laughs. “I just enjoy doing what I do. It was basically the environment and the people that worked with me that really motivated me to work for The Wilburn Company full-time. It was more fun…

Green Cleaning in DC

What It Means to Be a Green Cleaning Company in DC

Whether you’re in facility management or you’re just looking at different options for commercial cleaning in DC, you’ve no doubt heard about green cleaning. What, though, does green cleaning in DC look like today? Unfortunately, the meaning of the term “green cleaning” has become somewhat murky and ambiguous. Some commercial cleaning companies might say they use green cleaning in DC, but what exactly does that mean? After all, saying products are “green” doesn’t just make it so. Since green cleaning has become so popular, some cleaning companies look to capitalize on the trend. Instead of actually providing real green cleaning…

Janitorial services in Baltimore, MD

The Importance of Becoming Green Seal Certified

The world is a dangerous enough place without having to worry about getting sick all the time at work. While toxic chemicals will kill germs, they also do a number on your health as well. That’s why green cleaning is so important, and why becoming Green Seal certified is the highest standard in cleaning. We’ve been in the cleaning industry for a long time, so we’re intimately familiar with the common misconceptions around it. The pay is low; there isn’t any training; anyone can come into work, and they’ll be handed a mop and a bucket and told to go…

Janitorial services in Baltimore, MD

Choosing the Right Janitorial Services in Baltimore

Whether your company is new to the area or it’s been a staple of the community for decades, finding the right janitorial services in Baltimore is crucial to your company’s success. Despite what some might think, not all janitorial companies are the same. Some janitorial services will do the bare minimum for your company. Some might say they use green cleaning supplies, but don’t have proof that what they’re using is actually a green cleaning product. Others will simply charge you an outrageous sum of money for something that could be done better for less. There are many reasons why…

Commercial Cleaning Construction Site DC

The Most Effective Way to Open a New Construction Site in DC

There are certainly a lot of things to think about when opening a new construction site in DC – and it’s important to think of everything. After all, whether the facility is brand new or is being renovated for a new tenant fit-out, what makes a successful construction project stand out is an attention to detail. When the details are taken care of, the process tends to run smoothly for both the short and the long term. Hiring a knowledgeable janitorial company is one way to make sure that maintenance details are taken care of. With that in mind, here…

Performance Measurement & Management Program

How to Make a Customer Complaint Go Away

As much as we’d like to say it isn’t the case, the truth is this: every janitorial company deals with customer complaints. With decades of experience in the commercial cleaning industry cleaning millions of square feet, we’ve encountered complaints before. Here’s what we’ve learned: the best way to make a customer complaint go away is to ensure that you have a proper Performance Measurement & Management Program in place to enable you to provide the highest level of service possible. If issues do occur, you must use that program to address them openly, and as quickly and thoroughly as possible,…

Facility waste management

How to Do Office Trash Removal the Right Way

You’re nearing the end of your sales season / big project / quarterly something-or-other, and it’s time to toss everything into archives or the garbage bin. Maybe you’re considering throwing everything into a pile in that meeting room you don’t use or sweeping it under the proverbial (or literal) rug. Save yourself some time and mess this season by handling your office trash removal fully and properly. Whether you’ve got file cabinets full of old reports or storage closets stacked with outdated electronics, it’s important to empty out and start fresh – but not all office trash removal can be…

Satisfied Commercial Cleaning Tenants

How to Handle That One Picky Tenant

Picky people are hard to please. If you’ve ever had a picky manager, then you understand the sense of anxiety that comes along with handing over any “completed” task. Sure, you may have spent hours on your project, but picky people have a special knack for pointing out flaws you didn’t even know existed. And when it comes to giving feedback, they tend to be generous with how much they give. As a commercial cleaning company, we have 18 years of experience cleaning millions of square feet. Do that much cleaning, and you’re bound to run into people who are…