BREAK THE CHAIN OF INFECTION – Part 1 of 2

One thing is certain, the pandemic has made us aware of the transmission of viruses and in particular to COVID-19. To avoid getting infected, we have collectively adopted a number of simple means that can stop the spread of viruses. To name a few, these include social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and isolating those… Read More

BREAK THE CHAIN OF INFECTION – Part 2 of 2

  SIMPLE SOLUTIONS AND ACTIONS TO HELP BREAK THE CHAIN In our living and working environments, if we want to help break the chain of infection through effective preventive measures, employers and businesses can ask their employees and visitors to wear masks, respect social distancing measures and capacity limits, wash their hands often and isolate… Read More

Continued Vigilance 1 Year Into The Pandemic

  COVID-19 has had over a year to learn and change. This is normal. “When a virus replicates or makes copies of itself, it sometimes changes a little bit. These changes are called “mutations.” A virus with one or several new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus.”* The virus has… Read More

2020 Marks 25 Years of JAN-PRO in Canada!

Although 2020 is not the year anyone had in mind, we cannot let it slip away without celebrating the 25th anniversary of JAN-PRO of Canada! JAN-PRO was first created by Jacques L. Lapointe in the United States in 1991. A native to Quebec, it made sense that Canada’s first JAN-PRO market was opened in Quebec… Read More

Office Cleaning and Employee Morale

So much of our lives are spent at work. This means that maintaining a comfortable and healthy workplace is highly influential to staff satisfaction. According to a report by the World Green Building Council,  improved air quality and ventilation could provide up to 11% gains in productivity. This is just the tip of the iceberg… Read More

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The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

What’s the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting? With the current health pandemic, businesses and individuals have more responsibilities when it comes to cleanliness. Institutions and gathering places are receiving recommendations from public health organizations to increase disinfection procedures to further protect the health of people who work, visit, or occupy a building or public… Read More

PREVENTIVE CLEANING & DISINFECTION IN THE EVENT OF A PANDEMIC

With the health crisis we are currently experiencing, we are all looking for ways to protect ourselves. As a business partner for many companies across Canada, JAN-PRO has been providing specialized commercial cleaning and disinfection services for more than 25 years. Cleaning and disinfection are the first line of defense to protect the health of… Read More

Why You Should Hire a Sustainable Commercial Cleaning Company

There are many commercial cleaning companies out there, and not all focus on sustainability or help their clients lessen their impact on the environment. That’s a shame because there are great cleaning equipment options now available that offer a deep clean while limiting their impact on the environment and human comfort. At JAN-PRO Canada, we… Read More

Commercial Cleaning and Air Quality

Your office, workplace, store or warehouse can suffer from poor air quality. We’re not just talking about bad smells or the spread of allergens. There are many different things that contribute to poor air quality, and each can negatively impact your business, your staff, your customers and yourself. Thankfully, proper cleaning techniques can help you… Read More

The Areas in Your Office or Workspace That Require Deep Cleaning

Just like certain areas of your home need a deep cleaning on a monthly or yearly basis, certain areas of your workspace or office need special treatment too. In fact, looking at these areas is a good way to assess your professional cleaning services, or to decide whether you need a professional to step in… Read More

Why You Need Professional Cleaning for Your Yoga Studio

Bacteria, viruses and mold love warmth, moisture and darkness. Yoga studios and the equipment in them may be warm, moist and dark, especially those studios which cater to hot yoga. Your studio might the perfect breeding ground for pathogens and germs. Even if you wipe down every mat at the end of every class, that… Read More

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Updates & News

February 27th, 2020 Update- JAN-PRO continues to monitor the movements associated with the COVID-19 virus. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC and the World Health Organization will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. The complete clinical picture with regards to COVID-19 is not fully understood. Reported… Read More

Workplace Slip and Fall Prevention

Employers in every province are responsible for preventing slips and falls in the workplace. Still, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), 42,000 Canadians are injured every year due to fall accidents. Is your slip and fall prevention plan enough to keep your employees and customers safe? We’ll discuss why and… Read More

The ROI of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company

If you hire a commercial cleaning company, when will you see a return on investment? Working with professionals isn’t just a cost-sink. Instead, a commercial cleaning company can make you back some money, especially if you’ve been having your staff do the cleaning until now. While the exact ROI you’ll see is tough to calculate… Read More

Carpet Care – The burn test

Do you know the fiber that makes up your carpet? It is critical to know what type of carpet you’re about to clean to make sure that you don’t do more harm than good. To know exactly what type of carpet you’re dealing with, it is also important to know how to test the fibers…. Read More

How to Protect Your Workplace Floors for Winter

Winter is hard on our flooring. People track in salt, snow and ice as they enter your building or office. Salt and water can stain, scratch, and wear away at the flooring you invested in. Replacing flooring is never fun, and it can cost a significant amount of money, especially if your property has a… Read More

Winter Workplace Cleaning Checklist for 2020

While people may tend to focus on spring cleaning, we think that cleaning in preparation for the winter months is even more important, at least for businesses. After all, workplace safety may depend on how well you are prepared for people to track in salt, snow and ice. Plus, as winter arrives humidity drops, and… Read More

Carpet Care Key Terms – Volume 3

        CARPET CARE TERMINOLOGY   CARPET PROTECTOR Enhance carpet performance especially against soils and stains. COLLOIDAL SILICA / ALUMINA ACID DYE BLOCKER SILICONE FLUORO-CHEMICAL ·  Dry soil retardant     · Dry soil retardant · Acid dye repellent · Oily stain repellent ·  Removed with wear ·  Wet stain repellent ·   Dry… Read More

The Advantages of Using Professional Commercial Cleaning Services

Learn About the Benefits of Commercial Cleaning for Your Office Building Keeping your office building clean is a very important part of making your business successful. That is why you should do your research about janitorial services and commercial cleaning services to make sure that you are getting the cleaning solution that you need. When… Read More

How to Clean a Fabric Office Chair

Tips for Getting Your Office Chair Looking Like New When you think about it, you spend an awful lot of time sitting in your office chair at your desk. It is essential that you are comfortable. That means having an office chair that fits you properly, goes with your décor, and is clean and fresh-smelling…. Read More

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