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Do You Know About Steam Cleaning?

At SFM Janitorial, we take pride in using all Green Seal Certified Products, which dramatically reduce the impact on our environment, are less toxic, and eco-friendly. But another cleaning method we have found to be good for our clients is steam cleaning.

Steam cleaning with vaporized water has recently exploded in popularity, and for good reason. Here are just a few of the benefits: Continue reading ‘Do You Know About Steam Cleaning?’ »

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Guide to Watering Trees

Watering is a simple yet essential part of caring for trees, especially during extended periods of dry weather. The amount of water a tree needs depends on many factors, particularly the age of the tree. As a rule, newly planted and young trees require more frequent watering than older, well-established trees. Keep your trees adequately watered by following these guidelines. Continue reading ‘Guide to Watering Trees’ »

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The Growing Threat of Ransomware

A lot has been publicized about ransomware lately, and for good reason. It’s currently the fastest growing cyber attack. Faceless criminals use malicious software to encrypt files and hard drives of unsuspecting victims, and then demand a ransom to release their information. Continue reading ‘The Growing Threat of Ransomware’ »

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You Bet Your Grass

There’s something so nice about a lush, green lawn. Of course as any landscaper will tell you, a healthy lawn doesn’t just happen. Aside from the regular maintenance, success with your lawn depends on many things. And the most important one among them is choosing the proper type of grass.

Making grass choices is not something we often consider, but we actually have many choices in South Florida. If you are thinking of laying sod at your property, here are 6 great options: Continue reading ‘You Bet Your Grass’ »

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Nothing to Sneeze At

Every year it happens. Spring has sprung, and so have your seasonal allergies. Many believe that pollen is blowing around everywhere, and their suffering is inescapable.  Fortunately, that’s not exactly true. The closer you are to a pollen-producing plant or tree, the more likely you are to be affected by it.  In fact, research shows that with most trees, the largest amount of pollen falls and lands within 30 feet of the tree.

This means that you can make your property a haven for allergy sufferers by simply choosing items for your landscape that are considered “allergy (and asthma) free.”  Here are 5 tips for making choices that will keep your staff and customers healthy and happy: Continue reading ‘Nothing to Sneeze At’ »

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Is It Time To Hire An On-Site Security Firm?

Intruders and thieves are a perpetual threat to any business, which is why comprehensive security measures should be a top priority for any organization. While many companies opt for security cameras, alarm systems, and magnetic locks, investing in the safety and peace of mind that comes with an onsite security company can’t be beat.

A single act of theft or vandalism can create unrest among your employees, and cut into your profit margin. While basic security measures can be helpful in protecting your property, they can only do so much. Continue reading ‘Is It Time To Hire An On-Site Security Firm?’ »

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Common Cleaning Complaints & How We Avoid Them

Everyone has their own way of doing things, and that’s especially evident when it comes to cleaning. One person’s method of dusting and de-cluttering could be downright obsessive in comparison to someone else’s. As janitorial services professionals, we understand that. We believe that cleaning is not an easy task for anyone who does it for someone else, which is why we always strive to clean as if we were doing it for ourselves, especially when it comes to these common complaints: Continue reading ‘Common Cleaning Complaints & How We Avoid Them’ »

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Staying Safe in a Crowd (Part 2)

Last month we talked about how to stay together as a group when you are in a large crowd. But these days, staying safe in a large crowd also means being cognizant of your surroundings and those around you. When thinking about crowds, recent political protests come to mind. These gatherings have attracted thousands of people. While almost all have been peaceful, it’s easy for circumstances to quickly change when so many people are involved.

Here are a few tips to keep you and your property safe at any event that involves thousands of people: Continue reading ‘Staying Safe in a Crowd (Part 2)’ »

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Pet-Friendly Landscaping For Your Office

Bringing your pet to work is still a rare perk at most companies, but it certainly has its benefits – for the employer and the employee. But it’s not just about being pro-animals and allowing them to have the run of the office. Being accepting of furry office-mates means pet proofing your office space.

When it comes to pet proofing, most pet owners tend to focus on the office itself – the scented candles, exposed phone and computer cords, and open trashcans. While addressing all of those matters is necessary, it’s also important to safeguard the outside of your office, which is where a lot of pets spend a good amount of their time.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when making your office landscaping pet safe and friendly. Continue reading ‘Pet-Friendly Landscaping For Your Office’ »

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Figuring Out The Best Time To Plant Trees

Adding trees to your commercial property landscape adds value, saves on energy costs and makes your property more appealing to visitors, guests and tenants. But trees are big-ticket landscape items, so it’s important to plant them when they’re most likely to survive.

So, when is the best time? Continue reading ‘Figuring Out The Best Time To Plant Trees’ »