10 Years with S&M Cleaning – An interview with Sid Mitchell

Congratulating S&M Cleaning with their 10 year trading milestone in cleaning. 

Going from window cleaning traders back in 2010 to developing a fully fledged contract cleaning company in 2020, we are all proud to be part of the company. We have seen the services going from strength to strength, new staff arrive and cherished staff depart. Throughout the whole time it has been our director that have been the glue holding it all together. 

From times where the staff needed extra support as the company grew to develop services such as FM Support, Office Cleaning, Building Management Service. Even right up to the latest challenge, COVID-19. 

It hasn’t been easy for all at S&M over the last few month. Thank though to the directors and their passion for the services as well as their staff focused care and consideration for all we have been able to come out the other side stronger and more passionate than ever. 

As a thank you to the directors and to celebrate the success of the company, we took this opportunity to interview them as them a few question about their 10 years at S&M.

Our interview Q&A with Sid Mitchell, Director: –

How do you feel reaching this 10 years milestone at S&M Cleaning?

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Did you plan your growth from window cleaning into contract cleaning?

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What features of your role do you consider makes you a good leader?

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What has been your biggest challenge over the last 10 years?

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What are your values as a company leader?

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How do you ensure these values are upheld by employees?

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What has been you main focus for the business during COVID-19?

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What is your personal goals for S&M in the next 10 years of business?

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What factors do you think has been the reasons for S&M success?

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Has S&M met the goals & targets set for it’s 10 years of trading?

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What advice would you give to others running a business?

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10 Years with S&M Cleaning – An interview with Danny Steele

Congratulating S&M Cleaning with their 10 year trading milestone in cleaning. 

Going from window cleaning traders back in 2010 to developing a fully fledged contract cleaning company in 2020, we are all proud to be part of the company. We have seen the services going from strength to strength, new staff arrive and cherished staff depart. Throughout the whole time it has been our director that have been the glue holding it all together. 

From times where the staff needed extra support as the company grew to develop services such as FM Support, Office Cleaning, Building Management Service. Even right up to the latest challenge, COVID-19. 

It hasn’t been easy for all at S&M over the last few month. Thank though to the directors and their passion for the services as well as their staff focused care and consideration for all we have been able to come out the other side stronger and more passionate than ever. 

As a thank you to the directors and to celebrate the success of the company, we took this opportunity to interview them as them a few question about their 10 years at S&M.

Our interview Q&A with Danny Steele, Director: –

How do you feel reaching this 10 years milestone at S&M Cleaning?

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Did you plan your growth from window cleaning into contract cleaning?

Upload coming soon!

 

What features of your role do you consider makes you a good leader?

Upload coming soon!

 

What has been your biggest challenge over the last 10 years?

Upload coming soon!

 

What are your values as a company leader?

Upload coming soon!

 

How do you ensure these values are upheld by employees?

Upload coming soon!

 

What has been you main focus for the business during COVID-19?

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What is your personal goals for S&M in the next 10 years of business?

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What factors do you think has been the reasons for S&M success?

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Has S&M met the goals & targets set for it’s 10 years of trading?

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What advice would you give to others running a business?

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How much water does your building use for floor cleaning?

Why mopping floors is being left behind

You’ve got to admit, post COVID-19 has got us all thinking a lot more about hygiene and building cleaning, not just the visual element either. The cleanliness in your environment is very important. Everything from the communal receptions, office atrium areas right down to the washrooms including all the other zones and areas that exist in your premises and within in the facilities industry.

Whilst we all think about all the above we are also thinking about what methods the cleaning contractor adopts to ensure the flooring, amongst many other areas, adopts to ensure your building cleans are satisfactory. Both cleaning and protecting your very flooring is a must no?

S&M have been looking into the different methodology and techniques used to clean floors as part of our building management services.

The damp and wet mopping method

Changing the cleaning solution and water use age.

The cleaning chemical solution in your mop bucket should not be visibly soiled and darkened. If operatives are using dirty water to mop the floors, they will not achieve any cleaner results than the water used to clean it is. The cleaning solution used in floor cleaning should be changed often, as soon as it becomes visibly dirty in fact. This ensures a clean solution is applied to the floor, making it more effective and resulting in a deeper floor clean, giving a lasting result until the next clean.

Many cleaners may get taught the above but this isn’t always practical. Also as a guide, it is suggested cleaners should change the bucket of cleaning solution as often as every 2-3 square meters, depending on how soiled the floor is. Post COVID-19 this is ever more important than ever.

This will be required further more so as we approach the Autumn and Winter Months now until Spring 2021.

The a huge amount amount of water to be used on a floor, on merely a 10m2 area that could be anything up to 15-25 Litres of water per clean.

Just think how much water your cleaning contractor is/should be using in your building per week for 1 floor alone. Based on the recommended, it should be up to 125L. However, for speed and effective contract completion many are probably cleaning your building floors with the same 5L bucket of water, spreading the dirt and making it even dirtier.  Subsequently you may then get charged for a periodic clean every so often, all because the wrong methods are being used that are unsustainable and quite simply old school, dated, unhygienic and would not mitigate the risk of not spreading the coronavirus.

S&M cleaning, working with the latest in floor cleaning technology, offers an innovative answer to the outdated approach of floor cleaning with a mop and bucket.  It addition to a superior clean it supports corporate social responsibility.

ITeam’s I-mop

We have researched many of the floor scrubber dryer’s available on the market and found the i-mop lite, i-mop XL and i-mop XXL range to be the one that scores highly each time.

For this i-mop review, we used the machine for our requirements (a large reception area and office corridors). By comparing the i-mop against a standard mop and bucket in what we called a standard walk-behind scrubber dryer there really was no contest. In terms of efficiency, flexibility and cleaning power it really is a one-horse race with the i-mop coming out as a true contender for the title of best hard floor cleaning machine.

Not only did we find this machine stopped us from having to carry around dirty water but it also stopped us from having to re-arrange the layout of the area we were cleaning as the i-mop smoothly cleaned under tables and fixtures and along the side of the wall.

Once cleaning is complete, it also dismantles quickly and easily to enable access for cleaning the machine down and to store away in a small cupboard. We only thing we have been wondering about the i-mop range is ‘Why was this not brought to market sooner’!

Residential & Commercial Block Management

S&M’s Residential and Commercial Block Management Team are very well experienced which supports our excellent service delivery.

The ethos behind our excellent personable customer service skills is all hinged on limiting the number of clients and premises each Manager can take care of. Giving you the very best attention at all times.

Our innovative smart cleaning approach makes us stand out form the crowd and enables us to deliver a high level of service of delivery every time.

Our focus “it is all about the science with smart cleaning ”.

S&M are continuously researching for the latest technology and ecological products.

S&M commitment is to safeguard the environment by using Biological Cleaning Products and its included in our standard bespoke cleaning proposals. We do not believe in offering another service that underdelivers to achieve business.

Why choose S&M? Our services are highly competitive and are tailored to suit the client’s budgetary requirements. Our higher standards come with our smart cleaning approach. It is aimed to protect the Residential and Commercial Tenants, the material inside and outside building the environment and S&M’s own operative teams.

Here are just some of the services that Facilities Managers and Property Managers often use.

 

FM SUPPORT SERVICES

 WINDOW CLEANING

PRESSURE & DOF CLEANING

WASHROOM SERVICES

CARPET CLEANING

HARD FLOOR & NATURAL STONE CLEANING

WASTE & RECYCLING MANAGEMENT – ESTATE AND CAR PARK AREA CLEANING AND LANDSCAPING.

 PEST CONTROL SERVICES

GUTTER CLEARANCES

 

S&M have also identified the painstaking uplift in costs for specialist periodic cleaning methods, annoyingly property managers are often surprised with the added charge which can be very embarrassing when added to a contract after the agreement. Transparency is at S&M’s forefront and our sense of pride in our work will not allow your premises to get in such a poor condition nor charge for an incompetent service.

We understand the simplicity of keeping all touch point surfaces to an octane level of hygiene and that is why we only use products that have microbial kill of 28 days.

S&M Cleaning and Support recognise that Property and Facility Managers are looking for a service that is highly competitive, that produces an exemplary level of cleanliness, with hospital grade, hygiene standards

Our smart cleaning approach is aimed to protect the tenant’s home, office workers communal environments, the exterior appearances and presentation of the Estate and the Management’s Company reputation (SMART Cleaning).

It is all about the science and the attitude towards how we deliver the best safeguarding measures for you”

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