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Exec says that it’s dropping prices for its home cleaning service in all nine markets by 25 percent.
Founder and CEO Justin Kan told me that customers will still get a fixed quote for the entire cleaning, but the change effectively lowers Exec’s prices to $22 per hour per cleaner. (Among other things, that makes Exec more competitive with the Homejoy, which charges $20 an hour.) He also said that gross bookings for the service have been growing by an average of 28 percent per month for the past four months.
“After surveying users and getting feedback for the past couple months, one of the biggest pieces of feedback we’ve gotten was that we could be providing more value, and our customers would use us more if we were priced lower,” Kan told me via email.
Kan added that Exec can lower its prices significantly because it’s eliminating “our deeper cleaning options” (such as cleaning walls) from the basic service, and then charging for them on an a la carte basis.
More at source: Tech Crunch
Staging a home involves preparing a home for sale by making it more attractive to buyers by eliminating clutter and arranging furniture and accessories. But nothing is more important than the cleanliness of the home. By partnering with local real estate agents, American House Cleaning plays an important role in ensuring that homes are market ready.
If a home is dirty, prospective buyers may wonder if there are more serious maintenance issues that they don’t know about. Also, if the home is empty, it is even more crucial that it is clean. Dusty floors, dirty windows, and grime on kitchen and sink countertops are more visible when there is nothing else to distract the eye.
More at source: PRWEB
CenturyVallen to host Safety Week for supporters of safe workplaces
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Many of us have never used a fire extinguisher and likely wouldn't know how to if we tried. As part of its nationwide Safety Week events, CenturyVallen is bringing accident prevention and awareness to Mississauga to demonstrate just how to do it. The event will be held on Wednesday September 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CenturyVallen's Mississauga branch located at 6710 Maritz Drive.
Attendees can enjoy a traditional-style barbecue followed by safety demonstrations and displays. Learn about respirator fit testing, witness a firefighting simulator, guided fire extinguisher use, fall arrest training and demonstration and learn about breathing apparatus usage and testing. The Mississauga Fire Department will also be there presenting information on fire protection.
"The idea for CenturyVallen's Safety Week came about because of ongoing workplace accidents and fatalities that seriously affect so many workers and their families," said Tom Taylor, regional director, Eastern Canada, CenturyVallen. "We hope that by showing people how to be safer at their workplaces, they can actually save lives. Nothing is more important to us than that."
As an added bonus, CenturyVallen will also be offering special pricing on domestic fire extinguishers and first aid kits on the day of the event.
CenturyVallen is a national distributor of safety, industrial and janitorial supplies and technical services. We provide custom solutions that enhance your companies productivity through safety and compliance.
To learn more about Safety Week or about how you can stay safe in the workplace, visit www.centuryvallen.com.
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Reliable Office Cleaning is now offering a 15 percent discount to new customers on their first office cleanings. As difficult as it can be to find good help in keeping the environments that you work and live in clean, it is well worth it to give Reliable Office Cleaning a try, especially when others have not lived up to expectations.
Reliable Office Cleaning provides services for all New York office cleaning needs. Almost no job is too large for Reliable Office Cleaning to handle, including dusting, sweeping, washing and stripping floors, garbage removal, cleaning bathrooms and keeping individual workstations tidy, among other duties essential to maintaining a clean and healthful workspace.
Many offices have a great many work stations, computer tables and desks that ought to be maintained to make the office look its very best and to provide a neat environment in which employees can produce his or her best work. Not only does Reliable Office Cleaning clean and maintain standard business offices, they also perform spotless janitorial duties in doctors’ and dentists’ offices, architectural firms and other professional workspaces.
More at source: PRWeb
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September 17, 2013 - Premium Franchise Brands, the holding company of Maid Right Franchising and Jan-Pro International, announced today that Maid Right Residential Cleaning Franchises have begun offering EnviroShield Disinfectant Cleaning in homes.
EnviroShield is an exclusive Maid RightBranded Disinfecting System, in which the disinfectant surrounds and clings to surfaces to kill harmful bacteria, including MRSA. The disinfecting agent used in the system meets the required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and contains no harmful effects. Being environmentally safe, the disinfectant requires no special handling or ventilation. The EnviroShield System achieves 100% disinfection coverage due to the electrically charged spray droplets, which have a force attraction of 75 times that of gravity and cover even hidden areas.
“EnviroShield uses the most advanced technology available today, combining electrostatically charged particles with the safest and most effective disinfectant, to eliminate harmful microbes such as MRSA and e-Coli in your home,” said Dennis Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of Jan-Pro. “This enables Maid Right to spray kitchen countertops, bathrooms, computer keyboards, children’s toys, and all other areas of your home to provide a microbe-free environment. It even kills mold and eliminates odors at the source.”
The EnviroShield Disinfecting System was first introduced by Maid Right’s sister company Jan-Pro Commercial Cleaning in 2010.
More at source: Franchising.
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In a bid to avoid pricey hotel rooms, cheating husbands in Manhattan are having affairs in their own apartments and hiring maids to clean up.
Cleaning firms are reporting a surge in business over the US summer and "quick-hit cleaning" is being offered for as little as $50, the New York Post reports.
Little Elves New York spokesman David Brugiatelli said as the economy struggled, more men were having illicit liasons in their own homes.
"We don't ask - we know that we need to check everything: that there is no hair on the floor, in the shower, no hair in the bathtub, no lipstick, nothing there to show that something happened before," Mr Brugiatelli said.
One philanderer texted the Handybook maid service: "I need to have a cleaning tomorrow, but the timing is critical. Girlfriend coming to stay for a week stay, needs to be cleaned well and any other female evidence needs to be removed (no hairs, make-up smudges, etc.). I can count on someone coming without question though right?"
According to the New York Post, requests for last-minute jobs focused on the bedroom.
More at source: AU News
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Better Life Maids has partnered with Review Buzz to create a unique online portal. The Review Buzz system brings together all of Better Life Maids reviews from different platforms like Yelp, Google Places, Facebook and more. The system also has online profiles of team supervisors, and allows clients to "meet" their team virtually before they arrive on their cleaning day.
Better Life Maids has long been a leader in using innovative technology to help deliver their clients a superior cleaning experience. Some past innovations have included an iPhone checklist completed after each visit, an online scheduling portal available 24 hours per day, and a one-of-a-kind software system that provides clients reminders the day before each visit and much more. The addition of the Review Buzz system is one more step by Better Life Maids to make their clients cleaning experience like nothing else they have seen before.
"I am really happy to have partnered with Review Buzz," said Matthew Ricketts, the President and Chief Experience Officer of Better Life Maids. "One immediate benefit we have seen is survey response rates. We went from 8% to over 22% in just the first several weeks. This allows us to have more confidence in the sample size and make better business decisions based on the results we receive. Our clients have also really appreciated the email reminders with the link to their team member profiles. It just helps make the service more personal for our clients."
It helps Better Life Maids stay one step ahead of the competition. Clients feel more comfortable with the service when they know their team and build deeper relationships. They know they have a voice and that Better Life Maids is listening.
Staff members are engaged by the system as well. They earn reviews through their hard work, but the system allows them to feel more comfortable asking for surveys and reviews as the process is clearly delineated for their clients. When the team members get surveys and reviews, they earn points and rewards, and are placed on a leader board. Great surveys and reviews lead to greater recognition. It is a win win system.
About Better Life Maids
Better Life Maids is a green house cleaning service founded in St. Louis, MO. It has created a unique marketing partnership with Better Life, a natural household cleaning products manufacturer. Together they are working to create the first national name brand in natural household cleaning products and green house cleaning services. Better Life Maids is expanding in select markets through a franchise development system. For more information visit http://www.betterlifemaids.com or http://www.cleanhappens.com.
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