Our top winter cleaning services will keep your facility clean and safe from cold, flu, slips, and falls.

3 Must-Have Winter Cleaning Services

Keep the snow and sleet outside where they belong with these KleenMark services.


Our top winter cleaning services will keep your facility clean and safe from cold, flu, slips, and falls.KleenMark was born in Madison, WI, and has spent 60 years serving businesses across the Midwest. That means we know a thing or two about our region’s often frigid, unrelenting winters.

Over our decades in the commercial cleaning business, we’ve developed methods and systems for cleaning that are both tough enough to withstand the Midwest winters and safe for your employees.

Here are three of the must-have winter cleaning services that we recommend to keep your facility clean, safe, and looking great all season long:

  1. Floor and entryway cleaning
  2. Vent and duct cleaning
  3. High touch point disinfecting

Learn more about these winter cleaning services and why we recommend them for all of our Midwestern customers!


Floor and entryway cleaning

Office building floors and entrances show wear and tear faster than any other part of a building, and they’re often the first places where melting snow, slush, and dirty footprints accumulate during the winter months. They’re also the first thing employees, clients and visitors see when they enter, so it’s important to keep them looking their best, no matter the season.

Our cleaning crews can perform carpet extraction for deep-set stains as well as buffing and mopping for tile or vinyl flooring. Aside from looking good and making a good impression, well-kept carpet and clean, dry flooring will keep employees and visitors safe during these cold winter months.


Vent and duct cleaning

Just because you can’t see the dust and allergens in your office doesn’t mean they’re not there! KleenMark’s cleaning crews can dust high-up and hard-to-reach areas, but we also recommend annual vent and duct cleaning, where debris often originates and can build up over time. Regular cleaning will also keep your ducts in good working order, and help keep the air quality in your building healthy and safe for everyone inside.


High-touch point disinfecting 

The arrival of colder weather also means the unfortunate arrival of cold and flu season. Keeping high-touch surfaces sanitized and disinfected is the first step toward staving off illness during the winter months. We thoroughly disinfect surfaces such as door handles, light switches, bathroom countertops, faucets and all applicable kitchen areas. We can also safely disinfect shared office equipment like computers, printers, copiers, etc.


At KleenMark, we know that keeping employees and visitors healthy can be a challenge as the weather turns cold, but we have tremendous experience in commercial cleaning and “winterizing” offices throughout our home state of Wisconsin and the Midwest.

If you’re looking for winter cleaning services and a top-notch team to help keep your facility looking great no matter the season, contact us today for a quote!

For more cold-weather cleaning tips, keep reading the KleenMark blog.

Talk to our Kleen Team about implementing these commercial cleaning services as part of your facility’s cleaning routine.

5 Overlooked Commercial Cleaning Services

Don’t forget these critical services when scheduling cleaning for your facility!

Talk to our Kleen Team about implementing these commercial cleaning services as part of your facility’s cleaning routine.A good cleaning service will check the boxes of all the things that come to mind when you think of cleaning — vacuuming, disinfecting bathrooms, and dusting countertops. A stellar cleaning service will perform services you didn’t even know your office needed. Here are five of the most overlooked commercial cleaning services we recommend for our commercial cleaning customers:

  1. Regular carpet care
  2. Tile scrubbing
  3. High dusting
  4. Exterior windows
  5. Upholstery cleaning

Read on to learn more about these commercial cleaning services and how they can benefit your facility!


Regular carpet care

Of course, our cleaning professionals will vacuum the carpet flooring in your office, but we also recommend more in-depth carpet cleaning on a fairly regular basis. We take great pride in our carpet cleaning — or “extraction” — services. We begin by pretreating carpets to loosen surface-level stains with a solution called Triple S’s Pretreat Plus, which we’ve found works on just about every kind of carpet and stain. Regular carpet care will keep your office looking fresh and extend the life of your carpets as well.


Tile scrubbing

On the topic of flooring, dull and grimy grout is a telltale sign of improper care and cleaning, particularly in restrooms. We have tried and true methods for pulverizing even the toughest stains that will leave your tile flooring looking brand new.


High dusting

Unless you have an eight-foot tall employee in your office, chances are you seldom see the top of the filing cabinets or bookshelves. But just because you can’t see the dust and allergens piling up doesn’t mean they’re not there or not causing sneezing attacks all over the office! Our crews have the tools to clean high-up and hard-to-reach areas and can do so regularly to make sure your employees aren’t bothered by seemingly invisible pollutants.


Exterior windows

The exterior of buildings can take quite a beating during the brutal Midwest winters, and while it can be a difficult cleaning task, it’s one our cleaning crews will gladly tackle to keep all of your office looking pristine. We are also mindful of safety protocols and existing weather conditions before we conduct any outdoor cleaning.


Upholstery cleaning

Just like stained, dirty carpets are unappealing, so is stained office furniture — perhaps even more so because you’re not often asked to sit on carpeting. Using similar methods to carpet extraction, with environmentally friendly and non-toxic cleaning solutions, we can extract deep-set stains and bring your upholstered furniture back to life.


Chances are there are many overlooked areas of your facility that could use a deep clean or a refresh, and we’d be happy to discuss how KleenMark can help. Please contact us today for a quote, or visit our Commercial Cleaning Services page to learn more!

Looking for business cleaning services in Janesville, WI? Look no further than KleenMark!

4 Essential Building Cleaning Services for Janesville, WI Businesses

Get these must-have services and more when you work with KleenMark.

Looking for business cleaning services in Janesville, WI? Look no further than KleenMark!You know what it takes to keep a business running smoothly — making sure clients are happy, employees are meeting their metrics and payroll is processed, among many other day-to-day tasks. One area you may be overlooking, though, is the maintenance and upkeep of your actual office space.

A clean and organized office goes a long way to keeping employees productive and happy, visitors and customers impressed, and operations running as they should. If your current cleaning program isn’t cutting it, it may be time to upgrade to a cleaning partner that can help get your office or facility space back into shape.

Not sure where to start? Here are four essential building cleaning services for Janesville, WI, businesses:

  1. Floor care
  2. Restroom cleaning
  3. Overall sanitization & disinfection
  4. Specialty services

If you’re in need of building cleaning services in Janesville, WI, read on to learn more about these must-have services and how KleenMark can help fit them into your cleaning routine.


Floor care

The weather is about to turn chillier and, sooner than we might like, snowier — especially here in Wisconsin. At KleenMark, we are used to the harsh Midwest winters and what they can do to the interiors of office buildings. The accumulating snow, salt, slush and muck can really do a number on even the toughest flooring. Whether you have flooring that’s vinyl, tile, carpeting or a mix of everything, we have tried and true methods for removing even the most stubborn stains and marks.


Restroom cleaning

Even if the rest of your office is sparkling clean, if the restroom is unkempt, it won’t go unnoticed by both employees and visitors. Bathrooms can be an afterthought when it comes to cleaning since they’re typically not the first thing people see when they arrive, but we know that a well-maintained bathroom with clean floors, dry countertops and ample bathroom supplies (toilet paper, hand towels, air freshener, etc.) leaves an excellent impression.


Overall sanitization & disinfection

The last few years have made us all more cognizant of the importance of proper cleaning and sanitization. At KleenMark, we’ve been keeping dirt, germs and viruses at bay for nearly six decades and, along the way, have picked up some best practices for sanitizing office spaces that keep everyone as healthy as possible. While life has, fortunately, largely returned to normal, we remain ever-vigilant against any number of viruses that can spread at the workplace.


Specialty services

No two businesses are exactly alike, and we’re proud of our ability to customize our cleaning protocols to fit any workplace. In addition to our standard cleaning services, we also offer specialty services such as window cleaning, lighting replacement, exterior ground policing, and more.


If you’re in search of building cleaning services in Janesville, WI, check out our “Are We a Good Fit?” page to see if KleenMark is the right cleaning partner for your facility’s needs.

If you’re ready to take the next step and discover the difference the Kleen Team can make for your business, contact us for a quote today!

This blog details all of the summer floor care tips you need to keep your facility looking great.

Summer Floor Care Tips & FAQs

The sun shouldn’t be the only thing shining this summer – learn how to get your floors sparkling clean here!


This blog details all of the summer floor care tips you need to keep your facility looking great.Signs of summer are finally beginning to show themselves, which means it’s a great time to give your floors a much-needed deep cleaning. With nearly 60 years of experience, our KleenMark team has a wealth of knowledge about floor maintenance and care for facilities of all sizes and across many industries — from manufacturing to biotech to education and beyond.


When organizations want to put their best foot forward, we make sure they do so on pristinely maintained flooring. Here are some summer floor care tips and FAQs to get you ready for the season!


Q: How often should I have my carpets extracted?


A: One of our top floor care tips is that carpet extraction, a type of deep cleaning, should be done annually or even quarterly, depending on the level of foot traffic your business receives. With all of the snow, slush, salt, and miscellaneous muck that gets tracked in over the winter and spring, your carpets take quite a beating. Now is the perfect time to give them a refresh!


Q: Why is “pre-treating” important?


A: Pre-treating helps to loosen deeply set stains as well as neutralize odors, and it’s a vital first step we take in the carpet cleaning process. Once our pre-treatment solutions loosen stains, the carpet extractor can be more efficient at lifting them up, which leaves your carpet looking refreshed and renewed.


Q: How often should I schedule a heavy-duty floor cleaning?


A: At least quarterly. Scuff marks and most stains are unsightly, but fortunately, they are relatively easy to clean. One of the more insidious issues of hard flooring is moisture, which can build up in vinyl flooring over the course of the winter, with folks tracking in melted snow. Moisture in vinyl flooring can cause issues with its longevity and durability.


Our cleaning can help mitigate some of that damage. We can strip, wax, and seal your hard flooring so it lasts for years to come. Likewise, if your facility has concrete flooring, we can do a deep scrubbing, power wash, and disinfection to make them like new.


Q: How often should we have our high-traffic floors cleaned?


A: Every day — and sometimes even more than once a day! Of course, this is somewhat dependent on what the facility’s primary use is, but in a school, healthcare, or factory setting, safety is paramount, and we recommend at least one cleaning at the end of each day (or more, if the situation calls for it).


Q: Why is it important to seal concrete floors?


A: While concrete is an extremely durable flooring material for factories and manufacturing facilities, it is a porous material that will break down over time when it’s exposed to moisture. We recommend sealing concrete flooring every two to four years to prevent cracks and pitting.


When it comes to floor care, we believe nothing should be “swept under the rug.” Proper floor care will prolong your flooring’s usefulness, maintain a professional image and save money in the long run.


For more floor care tips, keep reading the KleenMark blog! If your floors and facility need some TLC, contact our team today or request a quote to get started with KleenMark.

Extract the Most from Your Carpet Extraction

Weird odors. Faded colors. Mystery stains. Sound familiar? If so, you’re probably not getting the most out of your carpet extraction.

Now, more than ever, dirty carpets send the wrong message. Employees and visitors are on high-alert looking for clues your building is dirty, as they hunt for any reason to believe you’re not doing your best to keep them safe and healthy.

So, let’s break down how you can not only get incredibly clean carpets, but also kill some germs in the process.

Vacuum with Vigor

Professional carpet extraction comes down to the details. Make sure you thoroughly vacuum all carpet and then prevent people from walking on it before you can complete the extraction.

Most vacuums use HEPA filters but make sure your machines are equipped with them. This helps capture allergens and other small particles in the carpet.

Plenty of great vacuums are on the market, which you certainly know. Our teams generally use upright and backpack ProTeam models, depending on the job.

The Power of Pretreating

Before our crews get the extractor out, we always pretreat carpets to loosen stains. While it’s an extra step this will actually improve your team’s efficiency and the extraction’s effectiveness.

Our go-to option is Triple S’s Pretreat Plus. It’s safe on all carpets and honestly, we’ve met few stains it can’t break loose. It’s also great for spot cleaning between extractions. To apply the pretreatment, use a handheld pump sprayer.

Carpet Extraction

Our teams prefer Windsor’s walk-behind Clipper Extractor. It’s fast and effective and with the help of a fan will have carpets dry and ready for use when employees return the next morning.

There aren’t any big secrets here other than to make sure your team is well trained on how to use the equipment. Otherwise, you’ll get an inconsistent clean and the job may take longer than planned – neither of which you can afford.

Also, consider a deodorizer/disinfectant to kill microbes in the carpet and help eliminate odors. It works well with an extractor and will leave your carpets looking and smelling that much better. Our favorite choice is Triple S’s cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant.

Time it Right

For high-traffic areas, we recommend a quarterly extraction. An annual carpet extraction is ideal for most other parts of a facility.

Generally, we find you get the most out of your extraction if you do it in early spring, once people have stopped trekking snow and salt into your buildings. Of course, it varies for everyone. For instance, schools prefer to handle carpet extraction in the summer when students are gone.

Still have questions? Need help with your extraction? Send us a note or call any time.

About the Author

Jeremy Angle leads our team in Southeast Wisconsin. As general manager of our Milwaukee branch, he works with some of our largest clients to ensure they have the right cleaning program in place. 

Whether the groundhog sees his shadow tomorrow or not, spring will be here before we know it. Get your facility ready with this spring cleaning checklist.

Facility Spring Cleaning: Your Checklist

Whether the groundhog sees his shadow tomorrow or not, spring will be here before we
know it. Get your facility ready with this spring cleaning checklist.

Yes, Midwestern winters do end (despite how we all may feel sometimes). And, with that comes the need to do some facility spring cleaning.

To make it simple, we’ve put together a list you and your team as you prepare your buildings for warmer months ahead. Of course, this is on top of your regular cleaning and disinfecting program. With that said, we won’t get into all the daily needs we talk about so often. 

The Facility Manager’s Spring Cleaning Checklist

Fresh Floors for the Win
Restroom Revival
Save your Soft Surfaces
  • Upholstery + partition disinfection 
    Chair extraction and disinfection 
  • Curtain and drape disinfection 
Next-level Cleaning + Disinfection
  • Multi-surface disinfection with electrostatic sprayers
  • Electronic (computers, etc.) cleaning and disinfection 
  • Ceiling and exposed duct cleaning 
  • Interior + exterior window cleaning 
  • Exterior pressure washing (sidewalks, building surfaces, etc.) 

Take these steps and your employees and visitors are going to see – and feel – the difference when they’re in your facilities. With attention to cleanliness at an all-time high, you can improve perception and reassure folks you’re taking every step possible to keep them safe. 

Want more information on our specialty services? Call or send us a note any time. 

Stripping and Waxing Floors: 5 Steps to Make Sure Your Floors Last

When was the last time you remember stripping and waxing floors in your facility? Well, depending on your industry it may have been anywhere from a few months to a few years.

It’s an important part of your cleaning program that not only preserves your floors but improves employee and customer perception.

Dirty, peeling floors give an immediate impression that the rest of your facility is dirty. In today’s world that’s unacceptable. Stripping and waxing your floors is a straightforward way to quickly enhance the look and feel of your entire facility, while also saving money in the long run (no one likes replacing floors, right?).

And here’s the good news, if you follow the steps below you can get large facilities done in a single night. That means no interruption to your employees and customers.

Our 5-step approach to stripping and waxing floors  

1. Strip it down.

First, we apply a commercial-grade floor stripper and let it do its work. This usually takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

2. Scrub it off.

Once the floor stripper has gone to work, we use an aggressive scrubbing pad to loosen all the material. Depending on how long it’s been from the last time the floor was stripped, you may have to repeat this 1-3 times. Next, we suck all that up with a wet vac.

3. Clean the base.

Once all the finish and stripper is off, we clean the original surface and dry it completely. Don’t skip this step! It’s critical to ensure the floor is ready for the finish.

4. Apply the floor finish.

We generally put on four layers of floor finish. If it’s a high-traffic area we often apply 5-6 layers. The finish is dry in about 30 minutes and ready for foot traffic.

5. Get buff.

Using a wet buff, we shine the floor, giving it that “like new” look and feel.

For commercial office buildings we generally recommend you do this at least once a year. Anything more probably is excessive. Manufacturers? You likely need to consider stripping and waxing floors quarterly. If you’re in manufacturing, check out these tips to keep factory floors clean and safe.

Curious if your floors need some serious attention? Send us a note. We’re happy to take a look.

About the Author

Jeremy Angle leads our team in Southeast Wisconsin. As general manager of our Milwaukee branch, he works with some of our largest clients to ensure they have the right cleaning program in place. 

Don’t Be Grout-chy: How to Dial in your Facility’s Tile and Grout Cleaning

Grout and tile cleaning. As a facility manager it’s easy to ignore. No one will notice, right? Wrong.  

OK, that’s a bit harsh but so is ignoring floor tiles and grout, both of which can fade, pick up mold and mildew stains and even start to have an odor when not properly cared for. Generally, we recommend you work it into your cleaning program quarterly if you’re running a manufacturing facility and annually for commercial office space.

Keep in mind that while they’ll look so much better (perception is huge these days), keeping your tile and grout in good shape will preserve them. Think of it as long-term preventive maintenance.

So, to help you get going we’re sharing our four-step process. The beauty with this approach is we can do it at night and have your restroom ready to rock the next day. That means no rest for your restroom.

Tile + Grout Cleaning: 4 Steps to Healthy Floors

Step 1 – Get Down with Degreaser

This is straightforward; slather on a coat of heavy-duty degreaser to cut through the grime, mold and other buildup that’s taken hold.

Step 2 – Scrub a Dub

We prefer a square scrub or a swing machine, depending on the space. These machines have the weight and pressure needed to get a deep consistent clean, which isn’t possible by hand. This is where the magic happens.

Step 3 – Attack with the Wet Vac

Using a squeegee and wet vac we remove all the loose dirt and grime.

Step 4 – Seal it Up

Lastly, we apply a sealant to protect the tile and grout. This is critical to increase the lifespan of your tile and grout. We use industrial fans to ensure it’s dry and ready to go when employees and customers arrive in the morning.

Still have questions? Send us a note. We’re always happy to talk specifics.

KleenMark and Tennant: Dedicated to creating a cleaner, safer, healthier world.

Did you know that in addition to providing some of the best cleaning services in WI, KleenMark is also a leading distributor of janitorial equipment and supplies?
That’s right! In fact, that’s actually how our business was started.
And today we’re excited to let you know about one of our favorite partners, Tennant.

Who is Tennant?

Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. They are leading the way in sustainable cleaning innovation with world-class equipment used to maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Tennant: Dedicated to creating a cleaner, safer, healthier world since 1870.

You can find great products from Tennant Company under the Tennant®, Tennant Coatings, Nobles®, Orbio® and Alfa brands. Plus, they are an authorized master distributor of Green Machines™ brand of outdoor cleaning products.

How do we utilize Tennant in your buildings?

In many of our larger accounts we use Tennant Walk-Behind Scrubbers such as the T300 to effectively (and efficiently) thousands of sq. ft. of flooring…often without chemicals using their ec-H2O NanoClean Technology.
Tennant T300 - Nobles SS300 Family
These machines are incredibly easy to use and maintain so they are definitely some of our favorite pieces of equipment. We can’t afford to have a lot of downtime and these things don’t disappoint.
Another piece we love is the T1 Walk Behind Micro Scrubber. Available in corded and cord-free models this thing goes just about anywhere. Plus, rated at 68dBA it is quiet enough to run during the day.

Tennant T1 Walk Behind Scrubber

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