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This year, 24 employees participated in the Annual Mister Kleen Spring Kleen on May 13, where they were provided lunch and a free car wash as a thank-you!

Each year employees at our Alexandria headquarters take time to purge, organize, and clean their work areas – including anything on the floor, behind desks, and on top of workstations. It’s a great opportunity to dispose of old documents and materials that are no longer needed. Common areas including the conference room, copy rooms, kitchen, repair shop, and warehouse are also cleaned.

4 Tips to Keep Your Office Clean This Spring

Kleen Tip 1 – Carpets and Floors:

Winters can take a beating on your carpets and floors with all the salt, sand, snow, dirt, and debris tracked into your facility. While it is good to maintain your carpets and floors by performing regular vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping, it is even more beneficial to perform a deep cleaning to restore these areas.

Kleen Tip 2 – Upholstery:

While carpets and floors can get a lot of tender loving care (TLC) in the spring, it is imperative that your upholstery receives proper care as well. After all, who knows how much dirt and debris is within the fabric of your upholstery (or how many people have tracked in dirt and debris from sitting on your furniture) until you actually clean it.

Kleen Tip 3 – Clean Your Windows and Keep Them Closed:

Pollen is just about everywhere in the spring. While it is nice to open up your windows to allow fresh air in, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way as pollen counts are at their highest during the spring season. Also, what’s worse is that you are now contaminating your carpets and floors (that you just had restored) with outdoor allergens making the inside of your facility dustier and your allergies worse.

Keep your windows closed and make sure you spend some TLC on cleaning the inside and outside of your windows as your windows truly are a reflection of your business.

Kleen Tip 4 – Clean Gutters and Downspouts:

You may not realize it, but all those remnants from blooming flowers and trees can accumulate quickly and clog your gutters, downspouts, and drains. Be prepared as the spring and summer months can generate large amounts of rain, which can lead to a flood inside your facility. Remember to clean all your gutters and downspouts at least twice a year.

Read more on our blog post.

Our Clients Say It Best

When clients take the time to commend our team, we are especially pleased and proud! Below are highlights from recent client messages.

I just wanted you to know that Florence is doing an absolutely spectacular job and deserves some recognition! Florence is always busy keeping our building looking better than it has in a long time.
She monitors her time closely, is a self-starter, conscientious about her work quality, and is very personable. Great job Florence, we really appreciate it.

~ Neal U.

Adrian was a great assistance to me when I could not be here in person – he is such a great coworker. I wanted to commend the Professional Grounds Crew for the continued excellent job they continue to do & the visits to make sure the community remains safe and treated.

~ Andre’a J.

I wanted to extend a sincere thank you to Pamela for her outstanding service to our organization and her willingness to go above and beyond. Ms. Pam has always been responsive to the needs of her customers, but in one recent incident, Ms. Pam needed to thoroughly clean one location which took many days due to the nature of the incident. Ms. Pam kept her security colleagues aware of the status of the incident, which was much appreciated by security. Her positive attitude and commitment should be recognized. Thanks to Ms. Pam for always being there for her customers.

~ Karen M.

I received a call today from a tenant who had high praise for Andre and his work in their area. The caller said that Andre was very courteous and worked hard to ensure that their area was properly cleaned and maintained. Andre also mentioned that he would be coming back to complete the job, which he did, as promised. The tenants were very pleased with Andre and wanted to be sure to convey the feedback. Thank you!

~ Michelle F.

First, everyone has commented on the fantastic job you all did cleaning up – well done! In moving the refrigerator unit down the hallway, carpeting got somewhat soiled but manageable to be cleaned. Joyce, thank you for addressing that with me. Thank you again for all your hard work!

~ Kathy K.

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How To Download Apps Safely

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You store important personal information – from passwords to banking details – on your phone. Unfortunately, scammers are lurking on the app stores of Apple and Google. To avoid getting scammed, The Better Business Bureau recommends the following tips when downloading an app:

  • Only download apps from official app stores. Trusted app stores don’t completely eliminate the threat of app scams, but they do offer a basic level of protection. You are much more likely to download an app that will send spam messages or expose your phone number if you download it from an unofficial or little-known app store.
  • Don’t rely solely on a high star rating when deciding to download. One tell-tale sign of a scam is when an app has thousands of five-star reviews with no written comments and hundreds of one-star reviews with negative comments.
  • Read good and bad reviews. Scammers can artificially push good reviews to the top of the list by getting fake users to mark them as “helpful.” They can also pay people to create written reviews claiming the app is great. Take a closer look at the positive reviewers’ accounts, and ask yourself if they look like they are coming from a real person who actually used the app.
  • Make sure you download the real version of any app you look for specifically. One popular tactic scammers use is to create copycat apps to trick people into downloading. If you are looking for a popular app, keep in mind it may not be the first to appear on the list after you search for it. Look out for similar, but not-quite-right logos and app developer names that don’t look legitimate.
  • Do regular app housekeeping. Out of date apps are particularly vulnerable to hackers. This is because they may have security issues that haven’t been addressed through updates. If you haven’t used an app in a few months, or you notice an app hasn’t been updated by the developer recently, it’s probably best to delete it.

  • Watch out for shady app behavior after you download. If you decide to download an app after reading reviews and the privacy policy, you’ll still want keep a critical eye on how it works. Asking for unnecessary permissions, disappearing from your home screen, draining your battery or data even when not in use, and not doing what it promised to do are all signs of a scam.

Source: Better Business Bureau

Specialty Services:
Who Says Parking Lots Can't Be Paradise Too?

Parking garages and lots are often the first physical impression people receive before entering a business or facility. Unfortunately, parking areas can often be overlooked in the cleaning process. Over time, the lack of cleaning can lead to larger issues, not only in the appearance of the parking area but also in the formation of cracks and potholes which can become hazardous.

Clean parking areas indicate that an organization takes pride in their facilities and by extension, their customers, and employees as well. This level of care is achieved through a consultation with a trained parking garage technician who can advise services that are specific to each property’s needs.

How It Works

Professional cleaning services will ensure that all standing debris including litter, twigs and leaves, grass clippings, soil, and sand are power swept. This cleaning process also prevents debris from clogging gutters and drain ways.

After the debris has been removed, the next step in the process is to remove oils and fluids left by vehicles. These stubborn stains can be removed through power scrubbing and pressure washing to wash away dirt, oil, grease, and grime. Professional cleaning technicians will ensure that pressure washing is performed evenly to avoid leaving streaks.

Finishing Touches

Once the lot or garage has been cleaned, specialized technicians will focus on the final touches to tie the whole process together. Extra details such as cleaning pipes, conduits, lighting fixtures, and columns will set your business’s parking garage or lot apart.


  • Increased Safety: By properly marking and painting parking spaces and curbs, you help reduce the number of accidents.
  • Enhanced Traffic Flow: By clearly marking parking stalls, accessible spaces, loading zones, and pickup areas, you reduce the likelihood that drivers will block entrances, sidewalks, and intersections.
  • Compliance: By keeping up with pavement markings, you can avoid unwanted citations from your local government, especially with stenciling and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.

Mister Kleen specializes in providing parking garage and parking lot sweeping services for a variety of commercial, high security, and government facilities. Contact us today to ensure your facility puts its best foot forward with a garage and parking lot sweeping today!


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Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.