Western Janitorial Service, Inc. is the leading provider of janitorial services throughout the West Texas and Southern New Mexico area, offering a wide range of services including janitorial, security, parking, landscape, maintenance and construction. The Western Janitorial Service, Inc. subsidiaries are organized by trade expertise and reach our customers coast to coast with our construction clean projects. Since 1981 Western Janitorial Service, Inc. has evolved from a small specialty janitorial service into a major diversified building construction and maintenance janitorial service company.
Western Janitorial Service, Inc. is a leading provider of janitorial services, offering a wide range of services, including:
SPECIALTY CLEANING COMBINED WITH ZONE CLEANING
Since the inception of commercial cleaning companies, the standard method of cleaning was to assign a custodian to a specific zone or area. The custodian was assigned every task necessary to clean the area assigned, including vacuuming, detailed dusting, collecting and throwing our the trash, sweeping and mopping, rest room cleaning and more.
Some fifteen years ago a handful of equipment manufacturers, chemical companies and undustrial engineers broke down all of the tasks of the traditional zone cleaner, and discovered that the traditional cleaner was overloaded, having to empty trash, vacuum, sweep and mop, and clean restrooms.
By breaking down the work load, and assigning some specialties that sub-divided the work, it was shown that the quality of cleaning and the output of cleaning increased substantially. Generally speaking, the specialists are divided as follows:
The Light Duty Specialist no longer empties trash, vacuums, sweeps, and mops, nor cleans rest rooms. The single responsiblity is cleaning desks and dusting throughout the facility.
The Vacuum Specialist has no other significant duties other than vacuum. By use of a light back pack with different cleaning tools, a specialist is able to vacuum a specific quadrant with greater results, in a much faster time frame. The method of vacuuming leaves fewer particulates in the air, and is proven to be more effective for vacuuming near baseboards and corners.
The Restroom Specialist only cleans and disinfects restrooms. By focusing on a single area of responsibility, the cleaner is evaluated only in their area of expertise. Instant feed back and correction is easier as a single person is responsible for a checklist of items to be cleaned.
The Trash Specialist’s primary function is to collect and dispose of the trash in their particular quadrant, or in smaller buildings all of trash throughout the building. Once again complete accountability is easy to reconcile.
The Utility Specialist primarily deals with assigned project work, such as carpet cleaning and stripping and re-coating of tile floors. Additional fucntions can include project work such as cleaning interior glass, cleaning stairwells, distribution of supplies, and assisting the other team members.
Because the list of duties each specialist must handle is brief, cross training is easy, compensating for absent workers. Trained workers can fill voids immediately. We have found that the combinationof specialty cleaning and zone cleaning is favored by the custodian staff over just specialty cleaning or zone cleaning alone. We have found that utilizing elements of both cleaning systems are more effective, both in terms of quality of cleaning, and decreasing the voerall fatigue factor in a typical shift.
Typically our quotation for service includes a combination of specialty cleaning and zone cleaning. We have literally thousands of hours of study in work loading, and we are able to rpject the cleaning time per person per hour based on our computer model generated over the past ten years.
Our studies show that our cleaning system brings about increased quality, standardization of duties, greater accountability, greater efficiency, improved work flow, controlled labor costs, lower equipment and product expenditure, energy savings, and, of course, consistently better worker morale. Working as a team, custodians can observer and immediately self correct a weaker link in the chain.