Is CIMS Certification Right For Your Cleaning Operation

Whether you are a Building Service Contractor or an internal operation providing cleaning services within your own organization you may be considering obtaining a CIMS certification. What does that involve? What are the advantages of being CIMS certified?
What is CIMS Certification?
CIMS stands for "Cleaning Industry Management Standard".

SMO Team Member Of The Month September 2017

Congratulations to Teresa Pangallo, our September Team Member of the Month! Teresa is a supervisor for SMO in Forest City, NC.  She has been with SMO since June, 2016. She was nominated by her Account Manager, Ben Hawkins, who said ‘Teresa always gets excellent inspection scores, has great customer rapport and a great attitude.’  David Murphy, SMO President, added “We are very thankful to have Teresa and her team as part of the SMO family.  She does a great job in leading her team to care about the cleanliness of our customers facilities”.

6 Myths About Green Cleaning - Part 2

In last week's post, 6 Myths About Green Cleaning Part 1,we discussed three of the top six Green Cleaning myths. In this post we will review the other three myths that continue to create misinformation and confusion.
 4.  Green Cleaning Products Are Not As Effective As Non-Green Products
In the early days of the green cleaning industry there was some truth to this statement.

SMO March 2018 Anniversaries

SMO is very blessed to have many long-term team members that help make us an industry leader.  We would like to take a moment to recognize those who will be celebrating a work anniversary in March.  We are very appreciative of your hard work and dedication to SMO and thankful to have you on our team.  Congratulations!

March Anniversaries

Team Member Years
Diana Wilson 22
Maria Vargas 15
Maria Isabel Perez-Perez 10
Yolanda Garcia Lopez 10
Pedro Hernandez 9

SMO March 2018 Birthdays

Its your birthday!  Its your birthday!  We would like to wish the following SMO team members a very happy March birthday.

March Birthdays
Team Member Birthday
Anthony Ratliffe 1
Eudoxia Lara 1
Isham Dunn 1
Kenneth Alford 1
Cheryl Smith 2

6 Myths About Green Cleaning - Part 1

Over the past decade Green Cleaning has grown from a niche service offering into a mature and semi-regulated industry. The use of environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and procedures is now being adopted on a fairly wide scale. As within any rapidly developing industry there has been an evolution of persistent myths regarding green cleaning. What are some of the more common green cleaning myths?

1.    Our Cleaning Program is Green Because We Use Green Certified Supplies
This is one of the most commonly held misconceptions.

SMO Team Member Of The Month August 2017

Congratulations to Charmaine Rippy, our August 2017 Team Member of the Month! Charmaine is a Site Supervisor in Gastonia for SMO, and has been with us since October of 2015. She was nominated by her Account Manager, who said ‘Charmaine is always on time. She has a good attitude and is very kind and professional with our customers.’

We asked Charmaine what she enjoys most about her job and being part of the SMO team:

Safety Huddle - Lifting Safety

Supreme Maintenance is very serious about the safety and well being of our team members.  Prevention of occupationally induced injuries and illnesses is of such consequence that it will be given precedence over operating productivity.  To the greatest degree possible, management will provide all mechanical and physical protection required for personal safety and health, but our team members bear primary responsibility for working safely.  A little common sense and caution can prevent most accidents from occurring.

Our Safety Huddle Program provides routine safety training to team members in the field that reinforce our safety program goals of zero accidents and injuries.

5 Keys to an Effective Custodial Training Program

The establishment of an effective training program is a crucial—but often overlooked—component in the development of a high performance custodial service. As with training in any field that requires specific knowledge and skill sets your custodial training process should utilize the best adult learning principals, keep safety first, and be consistent throughout the organization.    An effective custodial program for your organization will consist of the following key elements:
1.  Tell
In this phase you will be engaging your audience with detailed descriptions of the various components of your custodial program.

SMO University Presents "Tips For Preparing Your Own Tax Return"

SMO University will be presenting a personal enrichment class for SMO team members to help them prepare their own taxes.  Afterwords, Sandra Savageau, CPA from Councilman Farlow Marlowe & Co PLLC will be available to answer SMO team members tax questions for FREE.  See details below:


When: Saturday February 10, 2018 at 10:00 am