I have seen a lot of crazy things in my cleaning career, but this one is new to me. I have never been a fan of the robot vacuum. First of all, they are really more gimmicks than anything else. But the fact that they just meander around, with no consistency just drives me nuts. Obviously they are strictly for residential use only. But a commercial cleaning robot might just be the wave of the not so distant future. Read more
Cleaning Humor – Port-a-Toilet
I have always been one that hates hand written signs on restroom fixtures. When a toilet is out-of-order, just state that it is out-of-order. When I catch you lying to me about why it isn’t in service, it makes me wonder. Is this just reserved for important people? Did the guy with the key just say “I’ll save this one for myself.” or “I am going to catch a few minutes of shut-eye. I’ll just take this one out of commission for a while.”
What ever the reason, it was frustrating to see when the line was as long as it was.
Cleaning humor at it’s finest!
Your Janitor Loves You! Happy Valentine’s Day
1. A Deluxe Roll Of Toilet Paper
Everyone is always so disappointed when they sit down to find that they are the luck recipient of the last square. Well this Valentine’s day your janitor may leave you your very own emergency roll of quilted comfort. Enjoy a deluxe roll of toilet paper! Read more
Cleaning Chemical Selling – Kenny Brooks Style
I have known sales people my entire life, many of which sold cleaning chemical. I have never wanted to buy something as bad as I want to buy this. Not because of the cleaning product, but because of the sales person. It isn’t the product that sells, it’s the results of the product and the result of this product is the entertainment provided by the person selling it. (Well it also looks like it works too!)
I would buy this cleaning chemical from Kenny Brooks.
“I have a disease called Enthusiasm” Kenny Brooks does a lot of talking in this video, but when you listen to what he has to say, he does know what he is talking about. Cleaning is science and you have to have at the minimum, a little knowledge of what you are using.
Cleaning chemical selling can be a hazardous activity. If you do not know what your product can do or more importantly, what it cannot do. I have demonstrated cleaning chemical and flopped. I never tell anyone that it will absolutely work. Because, as soon as you do, you are going to run into something that it won’t clean.
Over Selling A Cleaning Chemical
If you sell cleaning or cleaning chemicals, you should know what you are selling. Too often, I talk to customers that say they know more than the sales people they deal with. And you know what? They do! Cleaning is a personal activity. It takes a lot of work, but you can draw a lot of pride from it as well.
When a sales person tells a customer that their product can absolutely solve their problem, it becomes a challenge to prove them wrong. I’ve always approached it as a team effort. I know my products. I know what I have done with them. It may be the best cleaning product ever, but I have never used them in your facility. Your unique and personal to you, facility. So if you are having a problem, or cannot get a certain area clean, lets go try what I have. Lets troubleshoot it together.
Kenny here, solves problems and adds some fun to it as well. Way to go Kenny Brooks. You are a true sales person.
When it comes to visiting public restrooms, I always have an opinion on the cleanliness. Either it is a positive one or it’s one that comes with some constructive criticism on cleaning public restrooms.
Having cleaned public restrooms for decades, I would like to say that I have seen it all. But unfortunately, I know this isn’t true. It amazes me how people treat public restrooms. I know it is not the personal sanctuary you probably enjoy at home, but it is still a very personal space for most people. Taking a little more pride in the facilities or showing respect for other peoples property is just the right thing to do. Read more