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The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association’s Janitorial Best Practices Report

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) recently put out their newest groundbreaking report, “2019 Best Practices: Janitorial”. As one of the strongest influencers in the industry, PRSM’s newest report is a must-read for any executives in facility management. We predict that this report will be the basis of all companies service standards in the coming future. Fortunately, most of these suggestions and standards laid out here are already the basis of Shine’s work ethic today.

PRSM’s Suggestions

The report is essentially an aggregate of twelve in-depth case studies conducted by PRSM to guide efficient facilities management. Bill Yanek, CEO of PRSM, understands that janitorial services are typically one of the highest expenses for a company, especially in retail stores. That said, their goal with this report is to help business owners and facility managers be as efficient as they possibly can to save on these costs.


The twelve case studies each cover a specific element of a typical janitorial program from scheduling and automation to cleaning techniques and supplies. The list of case studies go as follows:


  • Self-Performing vs. Third-Party Service Delivery in Floor Care and Janitorial Trades
  • Consolidating a Locally Managed Janitorial Program into a Corporately Managed Program
  • Janitorial Program Management – Self-Perform / Subcontract / Both
  • The Importance of Quality Assurance
  • Attendance Tracking by IVR or Geotag/Geofencing
  • Hours-Based vs. Performance-Based Contract
  • Cleaning Service Bundling: Increased Results & Efficiency
  • Floor Care Scheduling
  • Keep Floors Inviting and Clean—No Matter the Type
  • Hard Floor Care That Makes Retail Shine—A Holistic View
  • Extending the Life of Your Carpet
  • Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program


As demonstrated, PRSM’s collection of case studies is varied and relevant, and we predict that these will be followed acutely by many companies in the future.


Shine Facility Services Moving Forward

Shine understands the importance of having the most state-of-the-art services available for their clients. Included in the services for any facility management company should be much more than the basic janitorial services themselves. Whether it is taking communication to a much more efficient level, or streamlining and automating janitorial services, your facility manager should always be going over and above the standard to satisfy your needs as a client.


If you as a business owner are not fully informed on the program that your facility manager is employing for you, it is time to start asking questions. We believe that what makes a great facility manager stand out among the rest is the infrastructure that occurs behind the scenes, to ensure you are getting the most efficient and appropriate service for your business. For that reason, Shine Facility Services pay meticulous and, sometimes, tedious attention to detail to render the best service for each of our clients, based on the standards laid out by this massive industry led by PRSM and many other related associations.


To learn more about what Shine Facility Services can do for you and your business, don’t hesitate to reach out for consultation. Your time is worth the investment.  

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The Hidden Value of a Facility Management Service for Your Business

We’ve all had this experience— you sit down and want to get to work, but something goes wrong. Maybe there’s a light bulb that’s flickering. Or maybe your chair is creaking every time you make the slightest movement. Whatever it is, there seems to almost always be some little thing that needs to get fixed. This is what facilities management is. It goes far beyond janitorial services to include not just cleaning, but everything you need to make sure your office has what it needs to run its best. Here are just a few of the things facilities management takes care of:

1) Cleaning Service

This is probably the first thing that comes to mind. And a clean office is a well-functioning one. Studies have shown that employee morale and productivity are much higher in tidier spaces. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is, but people seem to work better in a clean environment. Naturally, professional sanitation is the centerpiece of facilities management. But cleaning services far exceed running a vacuum cleaner or emptying the trash, but essentials for office health such as sanitation and changing things like HVAC filters and more.


2) Installation Assistance

Let’s say you’ve gotten a large new monitor to use for presentations. Investments in your business like these can cost quite a bit. So you want to make sure they are installed properly. Facilities management can assist you in helping to wall mount that new screen, assemble bookcases and shelves along with other benefits such as repainting a room. You get all the experience of skilled tradespeople at a much more reasonable price.


3) Electrical and Appliances

What do you do when a critical appliance doesn’t work? From the coffee maker to wall outlets, these small details are essential for the success of your office. This is doubly important if there’s been recent storms or other problems that may be causing trouble with the electrical systems around your office. Most offices have thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment and you want to make sure they are protected from power surges and other problems. Think of facilities management as a general handyman to help fix whatever your needs from plumbing to electric sockets and more.  

4) Scheduled/On-Demand

The best thing about facilities management is that we can work around your schedule. You can schedule cleaning times that best work for your office whether that’s in the mornings, afternoons or after hours. But likewise, we are available on demand. Let’s say you host a large corporate party and need some help cleaning up afterward. We got you covered. Or let’s say there is an accident over the weekend. We are available on-demand 24/7 to help sort out whatever your needs.


Getting the Best in Facilities Management for Your Office

No matter how big or small your company is, we at Shine Facility Services are here to help you. Our team of trained facility experts has experience in not just janitorial services, but everything from light construction to plumbing and even appliance repair so that whatever you need to make your office run smoothly, we can help you fix it.