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Cleaning Companies Are Not All The Same

Some cleaning companies specialize in COMMERCIAL cleaning. These companies typically list as Janitorial. 

Some mostly do RESIDENTIAL cleaning. These companies typically clean private homes. They may offer additional services such as special occassion cleaning, moving cleans, and deep cleans. Most commercial accounts are billed by way of a monthly invoice and pay their vendors within the pre-arranged agreed amount of time. Usually 7-30 days. 

Some companies, like BUZY BEES CLEANING CREW LLC do both. Doing both is a lot of work and requires the company to be available 24/7 as most commercial contracts are at night and weekends and most residential contracts are during the day-time. Customers DO NOT NEED to be home during the cleanings. But arrangements for payment should be made in advance of the cleaning.

For both of these cleaning services it is important to communicate your needs. It is important to contact the cleaning company representative/manager as soon as you notice any problems. Common problems are cleaners are not cleaning behind the doors or they missed some trash cans. 

Cleaning relationships are built on trust.  You hand over the keys to your biz, your home, lock codes, security alarm codes. So it is important to decide whether you want a company who is not wearing uniforms to enter your property. What about signage on their vehicles? or some secret password they can give you? or even wearing name badges...There are many things to think about when you hire a cleaning company and I'll be writing about these issues in furture blogs.

Stay tuned for the next blog about cleaning and cleaning companies. Please feel free to post your Qs and I will answer them. PEACE BE WITH YOU.

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We Love Helping You

Posted on January 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Helping our customers puts a big smile on our faces and yours. Our mission truly is helping you. We are professional cleaners who take great pride in doing a great job. 


How to Schedule Your Cleaning Appointment

Posted on December 10, 2017 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Scheduling your cleaning appointment is easy.  We much appreciate having a minimum 2 days notice, but if you need a same day or next day cleaning, call because we may have an opening. We love to help and will move mountains, if necessary, to get you taken care of. Schedule via phone, text, email. Hope to have on-line booking in 2018. This is a 24 hour service, so call or text anytime :) We offer the B E S T cutomer service because we care about you and your home and business.

We have a minimum ($70) charge, even for the smallest jobs. The charge for 1 cleaner is $35 per hour, which = 2 hours.  If your area takes 2 cleaners the rate of $60 per hour will apply. Which is still a great rate to get professional cleaners. 3 cleaners is $90 hour.  Our company charges per the hour, not per the square footage for all cleaning jobs except for our carpet cleaning and window washing services. Payment can be via bank tansfer for AK USA FCU members. Check, Cash placed in a sealed envelope marked Buzy Bees Cleaning, Pay Pal link to pay sent via text or email, CC or DC number provided over the phone, Invoicing (businesses)...same day payment is expected unless other arrangements are made.

For carpet cleaning a small carpeted area is $40 - medium is $50 - large is $60 - xlarge is $70. Hallways and stairs range from $20 -$40, depending on the area. There is an upcharge for moving furniture in and out of areas. Generally $15 or more.

Windows are per pane and the level of your building/home and whether in or outside. The weather must be a minimum of 38 degrees, not super windy or raining to do the outside. We will clean up to 3 stories.

We provide the cleaning products and equpipment to get the job done right. That is why the scheduler will ask you what type of floors, counters, shower doors and whether you have issues with hard water/limescale/rust buildup. We want to have the correct products to clean you surfaces. We can use your own products and equipment, if you prefer.

We specialize in all types of cleaning!

Janitorial Services

Aparment turns

Moving cleans

1 x Detail "deep" cleans

Maintenance Housekeeping services

Post-construction

Post-renovation

Office cleaning

Building Maintenance Cleaning

No place is too large or too small for our cleaning crew to handle.

Of course Carpet cleaning and Window washing.

Let my crew help you:)  907-741-2567

A Woman's Personal Perspective on Hiring Cleaners

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, I paid a stranger to clean my home.

We aren’t wealthy. Far from it. We’re just a typical middle-class family living in middle America.

We have student loans from our college days (even though we’re climbing our way to age 40).

We shop the Target clearance section and rarely go on vacation.

We work a lot. When we’re not working, we’re spending time at kid activities or church functions or family birthday parties.

We have two girls who are quickly approaching the pre-teen stage, and one little dude who just turned 6 months old.

We’re tired. We’re so tired.

And at night, when we get home from where we’ve been, we’re checking homework and feeding kids and signing permission slips. We’re coordinating bath time and pick up times. We’re singing lullabies and saying prayers.

And by 9 pm (if we’re lucky) we’re planted on our couch to watch something mindless on Netflix, before our eyes drift off to sleep for another day.

And we love it. Gosh, we love it. This simple life is everything my husband and I dreamed of having.

We’re in a busy season. A tired season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do something for ourselves every once in a while.

My breaking point came a few weeks ago. I sat down on my floor to clean another sticky something and noticed hand prints on our white cupboards. And cobwebs in the corner. And a glob of ketchup on the chair – leftover from a meal we had weeks ago.

I didn’t cry, nah, I know how dirty my house is. But I did laugh. And probably said a word my mother wouldn’t approve of. And then, right there, I made a decision to hire a house cleaner.

Because at night, I’m too tired to do it. And on the weekends, I want to spend more time with the people I love and less time with my broom.

Lazy? No. I don’t think so. Smart? Yes.

At this point in motherhood, I’ve figured out what to do to make myself happy, you know? And I’m not ashamed to do just that. Even if that means I have to tighten our budget just a bit more to make it happen.

So today, someone else cleaned my toilets.

Today, someone else scrubbed the stains from my kitchen sink.

Today, someone else picked up Legos my kids left behind.

Today, someone else stepped over piles of our dirty laundry.

Today, someone else cleaned off sticky fingerprints, and wiped down dirty counters and used a toothbrush to scrub the tiny corners of the bathroom floor.

Today, someone else helped this mama find a bit more sanity in her day which will, in turn, make me a better wife and mother to this family I love so much.

Don’t be afraid to do something that will make your life easier, friend. Believe me – you’re worth it.

xo - Leslie

Vacuum Care

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Your vacuum is only as good as the maintenance you provide. Did you know that most vacuums stop working because of simple, solvable issues? These issues are often a broken belt, a clogged hose, a clogged vacuum filter, a full bag or canister or the brush isn't rotating because it needs cleaned of strings, hair and other little objects that get stuck in there.

Changing the Belt: Unscrew the protective plate and alway loop the belt around the prong that attaches too first, then the belt. Use the belt to pull the belt into place. Lock it into place. Close the plate. Belts are easy to find on the manufacturer's web site or local stores where vacuums are sold. 

There are many types of vacuums out there. Each has it's own value. An average life span of a vacuum is 2-3 years if it's used 2-3 times per week. Things that you may look at when choosing a Vac are:

Weight: A heavier vac takes more energy and strength to push around. The heavier ones last longer because they typically have solid steel parts.

The Features: BAG or Bagless? Bags have to be purchased but can be replaced if it breaks. If a canister cracks and breaks then it's a more complicated issue. It's nice to see how much dirt through a canister. But bags protect more from dust and dirt and don't need as many filters.

Corded or Battery Operated? How about a robotic-self vacuum? The battery operated last about 30-45 min. on average/so you would want an extra back up battery. Of course you need to charge the batteries fully prior to use. Cords come in many lenths. The longer the cord, the quicker you can complete a job as you can avoid looking for and changing the plug in sites. You can attach an additional extender cord to the vacuum if you want to make it longer. Robotic vacs use sensors to get around. They are best for rooms that have open floor plans and should be emptied and cleaned often. They need to be set up on a charger in order to work.

Filters: The more filters, the less dust leakage. But the more work in removing them and cleaning them. You may want extra filters so that you don't have to wait for the washable ones to dry overnight before using your vacuum cleaner again. Some filters are disposable but they would be a genuine expense and hassle as you would need to always be sure to have plenty on hand. Especially if you have pets in your home.

Belts: Some have a belt, some don't. But a rotating brush on carpet really helps get down into the carpet fibers and roll the dirt and debrees into the vacuum cleaner. A beltless is less hastle. The belt is what makes the brush spin around. You can loop an extra belt over the handle to be sure you always have an extra one on hand and you know where to find it.

The width of the vacuum is important too. The wider it is, the more ground coverage you get. That means your work is done quicker.

The AMPS: The higher the Amp number, the more power it has to pick up dirt.

There are also the DUEL steamer and sweeper vacs. I've not tried them! If you have, I'd love to know more about your experience using them. But I have used steamers and they work by quickly heating up the water that you put into the holding tank. The high temps turn the water into steam. You use a pad that wipes up the dirt. The steam should break down the dirt and sanitize the floors and surfaces.

It's all about what features you value. The prices vary greatly from $50 to thousands of dollars for a vac. Most have a built in warranty or sell them through the manufacuror or the store where it was purchased. Warranties are a hassle to process but if you stick with the complicated process then you will likely either get a new vac or at least they will pay for the repairs. 


Ways Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Will Help You

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc

We Keep You Lookin’ Good!

 

Healthier Environment:

Less is better: Less dust, less dirt, less mess, less clutter, less trash, less sickness, less complaints.

Happier:

People feel a sense of wellbeing and thus, feel happier when they can relax at home or work in a clean environment.

Feel A Greater Sense of Wellbeing:

Did you hire your employees to clean or did you hire them for the special skills they use to help your company succeed? Free up your employee’s time to help you succeed. Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew are professionals who want to clean, get paid to clean and know how to do the job right, with a smile 

No more science projects in your fridge. Your oven won’t smoke up your house. Microwaves are meant to be cleaned. No more ring around the tub. Cleaner socks. Mirror -Mirror on the wall ~ Who’s the fairest of them all? Get the animal hair under control. Kick those unwelcome dust bunnies to the curb.

Give A Great 1st Impression at Work & Home:

1st impressions matter. When people walk into your place of business it shows a sense of caring and pride in your workplace when it’s nice and clean. It’s a reflection of you and the type of work your customer’s can expect. Shows self-respect.

We keep you lookin’ good! Relax at home and enjoy family time. You won’t worry when the neighbor or pastor drops by for a visit. No problem when the landlord or repairman walks through your door.

Have you heard that 1st impressions matter? Isn’t that why you fix yourself up before heading out the door? Isn’t that why you “dress for success?” Isn’t that why you have the “company towels, dishes, cutlery saved for your guests? Isn’t that why you put your best foot forward? What about all that extra money you put into selling your home/property? Don’t you add special touches to impress? The whole package is important. This is true whether at home or work. Our plan of action is to help make you a winner in everyone’s eyes.

 

Frees Time Up:

We do the work so you don’t have too. Don’t be a slave to your home. No more stressing. You set the appointment and your Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew show up. We leave your home sweet dream clean.

Less Accidents:

Less clutter = Less Falls & Accidents

 

 

 

Saves Money:

Less sickness, Less Accidents, Less Absenteeism. Happier people = Employees Stay and Less Hiring. More time to sell your products and services. Lower Insurance Rates. Less Complaints. A better impression and representation of yourself and your company = more biz

Builds Work Satisfaction:

Nobody went to college or tech school or applied to your job offer with the expectation that they would spend a portion of their day cleaning. Yes, we all need show consideration and pick up after ourselves and clean up our own messes. That’s life. Employees may secretly harbor resentment when told to clean the kitchen, the restroom, the break room, take out the trash, sweep, mop, vacuum, etc. Yes, they should keep their desks organized and clean but they were hired to do a specific job. Right? Resentment isn’t good and employees have to grin and bear the indignity as they need the job.

Final Thought:

You pay your employees between $11 - $25 per hour (the typical range of pay on the Penn).

You can pay Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc to clean your home and/or biz within that same pay range who will do a superior job. A cleaner who will thank you, not secretly curse you. Who are state licensed, bonded and insured to take care of you. No more risks of a law suit or worker’s comp claim from a disgruntled employee who got hurt doing work they were not hired to do.

It’s a Win-Win proposition no matter which way you slice it.

 

 

Bee Happy & Healthy: Get on our cleaning schedule today

 

Call/Text 907-741-2567

 

Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Tri-Weekly, Monthly Services Available

Email: [email protected]

 

The Stove Top Hood

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

When you deep clean your kitchen, one area you don't want to neglect is your greasy hood filter above your stove. Think about it. The design of this contraption is to capture the smokey grease that occurs while cooking. Over time, the grime builds up and can make even the cleanest kitchens look dingy.

While this area of your kitchen can get pretty dirty, have no fear. There are a number of quick-fix solutions that will leave your hood filter looking like new. It just takes a few cleaning products and a few minutes of your time. Here's how to do it.

 

According to Clean My Space, one of the less messy ways to get rid of the grime is to allow the filter to soak in hot water and OxyClean. Simply put boiling water in a container big enough for the filter, add in a cup of OxyClean and allow it to soak for 10-30 minutes depending on the severity of the grease. Another thing the video suggests is using a steam cleaner to clean away the grease, however; this method is a bit messier.

Martha Stewart indicates that good old fashion dish soap works just as well. Remember, dish soap is designed to cut grease, which is exactly what we want to do. Simply scrub away the grime with degreaser dish soap and a sponge. The Kitchn indicates that you can throw in some baking soda as well.

Filter hoods can definitely get dirty over time. Cleaning them out periodically will help keep your kitchen looking great and reduce any odors associated with the build up of grease. With easy solutions like these, why not give it a shot?

Why not clean the hood while your at it? All you need to do is spray on a good de-greaser and Easy Off Oven Cleaner. Wait at least 20 min Get your Malamine (this is what a "magic eraser" is made from) out and scrub it clean.

How Can a Cleaning Company Help You?

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some ways me and my cleaning crew can help you just off the top of my head. Maybe you can think of other ways me and my cleaning crew can help you. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please share them with me!

Don’t Ask What You Can Do for Us – Ask What Buzy Bees Can Do for You –

Didn’t you hear throughout your life that 1st impressions matter! Isn’t that why you fix yourself up before a big date? Isn’t that why you “dress for success?” Isn’t that why you have the “company towels, dishes, cutlery, etc? Isn’t that why you put your best foot forward when you hardly know a person? What about all the extra money you put into selling your home/property. Don’t you add special touches to sell the things you sell? The packaging is important. This is true whether at home or work. Our plan of action for success is to help make you a success. We can help each other.

Here are ways me and my cleaning crew can help you. There are at this writing 6 cleaners, including myself in my company. - KayLynn, Kristy, Andreas, Danni, Glenn and Darrell – All of us combined have 100 years of cleaning experience and we are constantly learning new methods to make all of our lives better!

Healthy Environment:

I don’t need to say much here. Sometimes Less is better: Less dust, less dirt, less mess, less clutter, less trash, less sickness, less complaints.

Happier People:

Let’s face it. People feel happier when they can relax or work in a clean environment. Don’t you?

Greater Sense of Wellbeing:

Did you hire your employees to clean or did you hire them for the special skills they are willing to use to help your company succeed? Professional cleaners have the skills to help you succeed. Free up your employee’s time to help you succeed. Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew are professionals who want to clean, get paid to clean and know how to do the job right.

I am sure that if you want to hire a pro to clean your home then you will undoubtedly feel a greater sense of wellbeing. Think about looking in your clean fridge and not seeing the science projects? Your oven won’t smoke up your house. The bathroom tub ring will disappear and the floors won’t get your socks dirty. The animal hair may finally be under control. And the dust bunnies run away to someone else’s house.

 

 

Great 1st Impressions:

Yes, 1st impressions do count. When people walk into your place of business it shows a sense of caring and pride in your workplace when it’s nice and clean. It’s a reflection of you and the type of work people can expect from you.

We keep you lookin’ good! At home you and your guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company. There is no need to worry when the neighbor or pastor drops in for a visit. No need to worry when the landlord wants to do repairs or an on-site inspection. Easy Breezy.

 

Frees Time Up:

No more making the time to clean. We do the work so you don’t have too. No more stressing about cleaning. You set the appointment and your Buzy Bees show up. It’s that simple.

Less Accidents:

Less clutter = Less Falls & Accidents

Saves Money:

See all the points above! Less sickness, Less Accidents, Less Absenteeism. Happier people = Employees Stay and Less Hiring (work) to do. More time to actually work selling yourself and your products and services. Lower Insurance Rates. Less Complaints. A better impression and representation of yourself and your company = more biz

Builds Work Satisfaction:

Nobody went to college or tech school or applied to your job offer with the expectation that they would spend a portion of their day cleaning. Yes, we all need to pick up after ourselves and clean up our own messes. Wasn’t that one of the things we learned in Kindergarten after all? It’s called life. It’s called consideration for others. But seriously, it makes employees secretly resentful when they are told to clean the kitchen, the restroom, the break room, take out the trash, etc. when they were hired to do a specific (other) job. Right? Resentment isn’t good and employees have to grin and bear the indignity as they need the job. If you pay an employee $10 - $25 per hour (I’m guessing most of the wages in this geographic area fall in that wage range). Well…you can pay a pro to clean for you and do a much better job. And we will thank you, not hold resentment towards you.

IN FACT:

You Can’t afford not to hire a professional cleaner. Isn’t it time to put money in your 2016 budget and see the difference my cleaning crew will make for you and your staff? You can set the days of the week, times of day (or night), the areas you want cleaned.

To our happiness, growth & success in this life, KayLynn Wessolleck, Owner

 

SCRATCED GLASS

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Common Causes of Scratched Glass

Although a hands-on examination of the actual scratch is required to conclusively determine the cause, there are several commonly occuring trends. Listed below are some of the more frequent causes of scratched glass.

 

INTERIOR SCRATCHES

Windows being delivered to the project with scratches already on the glass are rare, but this does occur. This damage usually occurs during window fabrication, in transit to the project, or during the installation of the window. At times, scratches are present between the glass (inside the IG unit). Obviously, this type of defect occured before or during the fabrication of the IG unit.

Sheetrocking crews at times scratch the glass while removing splattered taping mud from the window. If they use a contaminated or rusted broadknife to remove this excess mud, scratches often result. The fact that the window is usually dry at this time also contributes to the resulting scratches. Touch-up crews doing texture patches are at times guilty of the same type of scratches.

Texture crews, when sanding the walls and jams, can scratch glass if they let their sanding block hit the glass. This usually happens when a sanding block is used to sand the corners around the window jams where the wall meets the jam. The scratches are usually 4 to 6 in. from the sides of the window and 4 to 6 in. from the top. Rarely are scratches of this type found along the bottom of the window, as this area usually doesn't require sanding. This type of scratch is also rare if the walls are framed with 2 x 6 studs (instead of 2 x 4), as the sanding block is not as likely to come into contact with the glass.

Painters and other tradesmen can cause scratches by resting their ladders and other tools against the glass.

Unqualified window cleaners can scratch glass by not using proven construction window cleaning techniques to remove construction debris safely.

The most devasting scratches are caused by tempered glass defects. Often there is fabricating debris from the tempering process on the glass surface, which will cause scratching over the entire surface of the glass during normal construction window cleaning. This subject is covered in more detail in the Glass Quality section of this site.

EXTERIOR SCRATCHES

As stated above, windows being deliverd to the site with scratches are rare, but this does exist.

Scratches can be caused by lathing wire being dragged across the glass during the installation of lathing wire and black paper.

The application of plaster and stucco around the window, as well as plasterers attempting to remove plaster and stucco from the glass, can cause scratches.

Painters and other tradesmen can cause scratches by resting their ladders and other tools against the glass.

Unqualified window cleaners can scratch glass by not using proven construction window cleaning techniques to remove construction debris safely.

The most devasting scratches are caused by tempered glass defects. Often there is fabricating debris from the tempering process on the glass surface, which will cause scratching over the entire surface of the glass during normal construction window cleaning. This subject is covered in more detail in the Glass Quality section of this site.

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WE DO WINDOWS:The ABC's of Window Washing

Posted on October 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Most people are not able to keep up with window washing. It's one of those cleaning tasks that need done 1 time a year but gets done once in a blue moon. You can hire a cleaning service to clean your windows. It's not a cheap fix but considering that this job is tedious and eats up a lot of your valuable time you may want to hire a Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew to do your window washing for you. If not, then here are some things to keep in mind for great looking windows.

Prepare your tools. Fortunately the tools are few for this job.

1. blue Dawn dish soap

2.a large size bucket of warm water

3. cleaning sponge or microfiber pad 

4. sqeegie of several sizes

5. lint free cloths or a lint free paper towel (surgical cloths, linen dish towels)

6. a good window cleaning spray (I use Spray Way foam cleaner)

7. a scraper tool (I use a puddy scrping tool)

MIX IT UP!  Only use a few drops of dish soap. Enough to make a small amount of suds. Add the soap after filling the bucket 3/4 full to prevent too much suds.

Wear some pants with pockets to put your tools in. The scraper can go in a back pocket and a squeegie in another pocket (or apron).

You want to start at the top and work your way to the bottom of the window.

Avoid washing windows in direct sunlight and on windy days to prevent streaking (quick drying of the cleaning product on the surface)

Do a once over with your sponge or microfiber pad. then Scrape off bugs, clumps of dirt, paint, etc with your scraping tool.2

Then go over once again with your damp sponge/microfiber pad.

Alway us a small angle when using the squeegie. Start top to bottom. Either sideways or up and down - whichever you prefer.

Use the lint free dry cloth to get around edges. 

Check for dirt. If dirt remains then spot clean with your glass cleaner (Windex is not as great for windows as it is for shining the outside of your kitchen appliances!) 

A home-made formula for glass cleaner: Fill a plastic spray bottle with (Buy in the cleaning section at Home Depot or Wal Mart) Mix 1/3 alcohol w/ 1/3 white distilled vinergar w/ 1/3 water and shake it up. This also works well on glass shower doors and for cleaning steel appliances/sinks. Gets the rust out too!


Is Bleach the Ultimate Disinfectant?

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Many people are stuck on the idea that bleach is the ultimate disinfectant. Actually, bleach is a harsh chemical which most definately will kill Mold & Mildew. But so will vinergar and other chemicals that anyone can buy. The important thing to remember when using bleach is to dilute it with 10% bleach and 90% water. Don't mix acid and bleach. Bleach emits strong, dangerous fumes that can harm your lungs and make it difficult to breath. Thus, having a source of ventilation and fresh air is crucial to the health of people who chose to utilize this strong chemical for disinfecting. Bleach also stains and damages many types of surfaces. Thus be careful which surface you spray the chemical on. Keep it off your skin and use thick gloves. Always rinse the surface and your hands after use.

Their are many other sources of disinfectants that work equilly well. The problem with most people using disinfectants is that they do not allow what pros call "DWELLING TIME." Dwelling time is allowing the chemical to set on a surface for a minimum of 2 minutes in order for the chemical to work like it is meant to do. Most people spray and wipe the surface immediately.  If you want your area to be disinfected then allow 2-5 minutes of dwell time. 

Simply READ THE LABELS. Simple Green, Odo Ban, Lysol are products that work equally as well as Bleach but won't stain your clothing or emit harmful fumes.  Simple Green is one of the enviromentally friendly products on the market which also disinfects. 

It is always recommended that you use gloves and have ventilation when you use cleaning products. 

If you want a Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc Pro - Call/Text Anytime! We Keep You Lookin' Good


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