Category Archives: Cleaning Industry Thoughts….

Are You Using the ACE Online Campus?

The Academy of Cleaning Excellence, On-Line Campus is working for everyone.

So far this month,  Maria purchased the Accredited Infection Prevention Expert:https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/environmental-hygienist
Yolanda purchased  the ACE Master package; https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/ace-master-certification-package
and the Marble Polishing course; https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/marble-polishing
And several have taken advantage of the 7 (SEVEN) FREE courses.
Have you used this avenue of learning like these people?
Here is the link if you need it!
https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/

 

 

Physical Removal Class

The Academy had the opportunity and pleasure to conduct an afternoon class on the use of the two basic principles of all cleaning;

pH and physical removal.

This animal hospital was using their disinfectant with a parvo claim to keep their floors safe.  What they learned was how bad of a tool the mop and bucket was in the process.

No matter what the product was, the pH was not being removed and therefore the disinfect film left on the flooring had become a breeding ground for all types of pathogens.

Now with the new process, they will be using, there will be a removal of the food source prior to using the disinfectant, which is precleaning and is part of any disinfection process no matter what the surface is.

Remember, mop ENEMY – Squeegee FRIEND!

Special thanks to Kathy Dube and GEM Supply for setting up this class on proper processing of floors and disinfection of surfaces.

Education = Value

Today, many operations are struggling to be unique. However, they are using the same tools, equipment, chemicals, and supplies as everyone else. Let us ask an important question:
“Why are you not spending an equal amount educating and training your team as you do on purchasing such routine items?”
You might answer in response: “We can’t afford to spend that kind of money training people; they don’t stay long enough for it to pay off.”
If this is the way your operation perceives of training, then you have a different issue that will be important to resolve in order to move forward.

Read the rest of the article from Dave in American Cleaning and Hygiene Magazine here.

https://www.americancleaningandhygiene.com/education-training-tells-employees-valued/

Business Growth Strategies for BSC’s

Sharon Cowan has a series of upcoming courses she would like to tell you about.

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Sales and Marketing – Strategies the Work

  • How to market in the 21st Century
  • Effective messaging to your target
  • Popular methods for attracting customers

Financial Literacy – Understanding Financials

  • # most important report for your business
  • Profit and Loss statement
  • Important KPI’s for your business

Bidding and Estimating for Profit

  • Walkthrough basics
  • Critical questions
  • Pricing for profit

Operational Growth and CQ

  • Organizational growth structure
  • Quality assurance training
  • Systems and processes

Human Resources

  • Recruiting quality staff
  • Interviewing process
  • Onboarding
  • Training
  • Retaining staff
  • Disciplinary processes

 

These courses will become available, on the Academy ELearning Campus, in the first quarter of 2019.

Please see her first FREE course HERE.  

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How to Be a Rock Star Leader

GEM Supply and the Academy of Cleaning Excellence presented this THIRD session, of the Rock Star Supervisory series, at the FSPMA conference this month in Orlando.

Here is the podcast of the presentation from Mike Ward’s book, “Who Swings Your Mop”.

https://beyondclean.podbean.com/e/fspma-how-to-be-a-rock-star-leader/

Building a Rock Star Family

GEM Supply and the Academy of Cleaning Excellence presented this SECOND session, of the Rock Star Supervisory series, at the FSPMA conference this month in Orlando.

Here is the podcast of the presentation from Mike Ward’s book, “Who Swings Your Mop”.

https://beyondclean.podbean.com/e/fspma-supervising-a-rock-star-family/

Supervising Rock Star Custodians

GEM Supply and the Academy of Cleaning Excellence presented this FIRST session, of the Rock Star Supervisory series, at the FSPMA conference this month in Orlando.

Here is the podcast of the presentation from Mike Ward’s book, “Who Swings Your Mop”.

https://beyondclean.podbean.com/e/fspma-how-to-supervise-rock-star-custodians/

 

The Academy is Coming to California

Academy of Cleaning Excellence Welcomes  A2D Cleaning Solutions as New                 California Campus

The Academy of Cleaning Excellence (ACE), based in Orlando, FL, is pleased to announce, that effective November 1, 2018, A2D Cleaning Solutions (A2D) in Modesto, CA will join its team.  A2D Cleaning Solutions will provide Live, Virtual and E-Learning courses as provided by ACE.  David Swindle II, will serve as the Facilitator for A2D.

Today, http://www.a2dsolutionsclasses.com/ is LIVE for those wanting an online class. In addition, on December 27 and 28, 2018, A2D will facilitate its’ first VIRTUAL HANDS ON classes, ACE Accredited Carpet Care and Floor Care for frontline custodial staff in Northern California.  These classes are part of the Frontline Education Package offered from ACE through A2D Cleaning Solutions.

Background of A2D Cleaning Solutions

David Swindle II has over 25 years of experience in the cleaning industry working as distributor sales representative, sales manager and regional sales manager.  David recently left Surtec, Inc in Northern California where he worked as sales manager for the past 4 years to start his own consulting company.  His goal is to provide solutions which go beyond just products or services.   He started A2D Cleaning Solutions to provide help to customers with cleaning challenges, no matter their cleaning and restoration challenges.

In 2011, while working for Envirox Chemicals, Mr. Swindle had the opportunity to attend some of the Frontline classes instructed by Mr. Thompson.  It was during this time that he realized the value of the Academy and how it could benefit, not just managers, but frontline cleaning professionals.  Over the years the two men have stayed in communication.  His goal has been then to eventually provide this same education to his customers on the West coast.

David and the team at A2D Cleaning Solutions, have chosen to partner with the Academy of Cleaning Excellence primarily because of their focus in the professional development of frontline workers.  This philosophy of the Academy brings educational solutions to our industry, which blends perfectly with A2D’s core values; “Provide professional development education and certification for the cleaning industry.”  Mr. Swindle states, “It doesn’t make sense to reinvent the wheel.  ACE has built a successful program which covers a wide range of topics to educate, train and support cleaning professionals.  I want to utilize what they have built and provide this support to building service contractors and educational facilities throughout Northern California.”

Academy of Cleaning Excellence

“The future is won by those creating the future, and not the ones trying to maintain the status quo.”

The Academy is powered by GEM Supply, an 80-year-old jan-san distributor based in Orlando, Florida.  The Academy has four regional campuses in central Florida and an Atlanta, Georgia regional campus as well.  David Thompson is the Director of the Academy and is an Accredited Certification Trainer (A.C.T.) from ISSA.  https://academyofcleaning.com/  If you would like to join the team at ACE, contact Mr. Thompson; mailto:dthompson@academyofcleaning.com