Posts made in February, 2016

Making A Great Impression With Your Office Lobby

There are an array of benefits that come with enlisting commercial cleaning services. Not only does scheduled office cleaning work toward enhancing the health of your employees, but it also boosts productivity of your business hence increasing your bottom line. However, when it comes to commercial cleaning services, some entrepreneurs simply opt to schedule it occasionally in hopes that everything can be done at once. This may work for spring cleaning, but it also means that there are aspects of your office that require regular cleaning that will be overlooked. By engaging commercial cleaning services on a daily basis, you effectively work toward creating a good first impression with all potential customers that walk into your premises. Here are some tips to creating a great first impression with your lobby. 

Focus on high traffic areas

One of the most important areas to clean on a daily basis would be those experiencing high consumer traffic. Since the lobby is the main area where individuals both access and exit from your business, it is also the most prone to becoming dirty. You can hire a commercial cleaning crew to ensure that the carpet and upholstery is surface cleaned daily rather than waiting for thorough cleaning once in a while. 

Get entrance mats for your business

Entrance mats can benefit your business in two main ways. For one, they will greatly decrease the amount of dirt that is being tracked in by visitors to your office premises. This makes it easier for commercial cleaning services to keep your carpets clean and they can change your entrance mats for you on a daily basis. Secondly, entrance mats can add character to your office. You can opt to have these customized with the logo and colours of your company. This not only lends to a professional appearance for your office premises, but it also gives a mental image for potential clients to remember. 

Regular have your air conditioning filters cleaned

The smell of a place can linger in your memory for a significant period of time. Your office may appear spic and span, but if there are any lingering smells in the air, chances are this will give a bad impression to potential clients. The tricky thing about smells that keep being recirculated into the office space is that you and your workers become used to them, thus they are no longer detectable by your senses. To ensure there are no foul odours, which are generated by regular office use, being recirculated in your air, it would be best to opt for regular cleaning of your filters by commercial cleaners

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Is It Viable To Shift From Manual To CNC Machining?

Machining has been a part of industrial manufacturing and fabrication for many years now. In Australia, machining is done both manually and via CNC machines. If you are a manufacturer or a fabricating firm, you may be struggling to leave manual processing and embrace CNC technology. In this article, find out whether the switch is viable and what you stand to gain from it.

Make higher quality products

Like any other automated process, CNC machining offers high precision and uniformity. The machine can repeat the same processes hundreds of times while producing identical products each time. There are no errors created and this reduces wastage, as well as time used to re-do work, as is the case with manual machining. High precision and uniformity also increase the quality of your products, allowing you to tighten the market competition, increase product prices, or both. 

Increase your production turnover                                 

Unlike manual processing that is prone to human fatigue and disposition, CNC machines can churn out machined products one after the other, all day long. Most importantly, you can control the speeds of the tools to increase processing speeds. Together, these two factors allow your business to increase product turnover levels. You can then expand your market and take on bigger clients.

Reduce your labour costs significantly

Again, thanks to automation, CNC machining will allow you to reduce your labour reliance significantly. A CNC machine only requires one operator and a few assistants to handle the processed materials. In fact, a single operator can supervise several CNC machines at a go. With fewer salaries to worry about, you can channel the extra cash towards maintaining your new acquisition or towards paying for the machine.

Enjoy a variety of machining services

A CNC machine boasts a wide variety of services. Indeed, it is a one-stop shop for all your machining needs. Loaded with mills, lathes, routers and grinders, it can offer services such as milling, grinding, facing, tapping, boring, drilling, reaming, perforation, etc. With a CNC machine, therefore, you will never have to outsource services or undermine quality due to a lack of equipment.

Save space and overhead costs

Another benefit of CNC machining that you may not know about is space economy. One machine has the capacity to handle multiple tasks and produce multiple orders all day long. That, plus reduced labour, means you only need a small workspace to operate in. You can therefore enjoy reduced overhead costs such as rent, lighting and energy.

There are only two major drawbacks with CNC machining. One is that the machines are capital-intensive. The other is that your staff will need to be trained on how to operate the machine before you can begin to use it. However, all things considered, CNC machining is a huge plus for your business. 

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Workplace Holiday Decorating: 3 Safety Tips for Hanging Holiday Lights

When the holidays arrive, it is time to start thinking about decorating your offices and commercial building. If you want to hang lights outside of the building, there are some things to keep in mind. Since this can potentially be a dangerous job, make sure you take the right safety precautions before getting started.

Check All the Lights First

Having a faulty strand of lights not only means you have some lights on the string that won’t be lit, but it can also be an electrical hazard. It is important that you inspect each and every strand before hanging them. Look for damage on the rubber coating and don’t use any strands where there is excessive damage, fraying, or where the wire underneath the coating is visible. Also check that all the bulbs are present. Plug in the lights before hanging them to see if any of the bulbs are not lit. These might need to be replaced. If any of the strands were in water, such as if they were in a box on the floor of the building basement and you had a water leak, do not use them. This is another dangerous safety hazard.

Don’t Use Any Faulty Outlets

If you have an outlet outside your building that looks worn or burned, do not use it. Call an electrician first to have it inspected. Outdoor outlets should not spark or look burned on the outside. This is often a sign of old and faulty wiring. If the outlet is warm to the touch, also do not use it. It should always feel cold. If after plugging in your string of lights to one of the exterior outlets the lights start to dim, that is another sign of an electrical issue and requires an inspection from a professional.

Use Outdoor Lights and Cords Only

When you are decorating outside your office building for the holidays, make sure all strings of lights and lighting fixtures are meant for outdoor use. These have special cords and bulbs that can withstand different weather conditions, like heavy winds, rain, and snow. These are protected from these conditions, so they will not be a hazard. The same goes for any extension cords you decide to use. Indoor extension cords don’t have the same features as outdoor ones, so don’t think they are interchangeable.

Remember to turn the lights off each night when you leave the office. You can also get lights with a timer to turn off automatically.

For more tips, information, or any other assistance, contact local commercial electrical contractors

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