It’s Here! The New OrangeQC iOS App Release is Ready to Get to Work

It’s been months in the making, and we’re so excited to share it with you! The latest version of the OrangeQC mobile janitorial inspection app for iOS devices makes managing quality control even simpler. The new version (3.7.0, if you’re counting) was designed based on your feedback. It takes the things our clients love about OrangeQC (fast, easy inspections with great data) and makes them even better. A few things the new version lets you Read more…

How CVG Embraces Technology to Keep Its Airport Amazingly Clean

Airport housekeeping and janitorial teams face a huge challenge: keeping enormous facilities clean despite round-the-clock traffic. We talked to one of our OrangeQC clients about how they use the latest technology to rise to the occasion. Around the world, airport facility teams are dealing with unprecedented traffic. Total passengers were up 6.6% last year, according to Airports Council International (ACI). Airport facilities and housekeeping teams are facing unprecedented demands to clean and keep supplies stocked Read more…

What George W. Bush Had to Say to the Cleaning Industry

What would a former President of the United States have to say to the cleaning and janitorial industry? That’s what we wondered when we found out that President George W. Bush was going to be at ISSA Show North America 2018. He and ISSA Director John Barrett hosted an informal “fireside chat” that covered a wide range of issues. It was fascinating to hear from these two on how leaders can improve. President Bush’s main Read more…

Matt Gornick, founder of OrangeQC, talks with Judy Gillies, president of The Surge Group

Last Chance to Catch OrangeQC at ISSA 2018 – Booth 3553!

ISSA Show North America 2018 is wrapping up in Dallas today, and so far, we’ve had a blast meeting new people, saying ‘hi’ to our clients, and showing off our janitorial inspection software and app. If you’re at the show, please stop by! So far, it’s been a great show. It’s always amazing to meet so many people who are passionate about what they do. Did we meet already? Make sure to check out our Read more…

Why You Need to Know Who Your Best People Are

We work with all sorts of cleaning, janitorial, and maintenance teams here at OrangeQC. They range from small, family-run businesses where the boss makes the coffee to huge BSCs that employ hundreds of people to clean entire airports. There’s one crucial thing that every business we work with has to do: manage its employees well. That’s true whether your team has two people . . . or two thousand. It’s not the mop that matters; Read more…

What to Do When Things Fall Apart at Your Cleaning Business

Every janitorial team faces challenges — and the occasional crisis. It’s not a question of if, but when. Today, we’re looking at how to deal with three common problems that can send a cleaning business into full-out panic mode. The problem: A big client is unhappy and threatens to leave. That’s where Thats Clean found themselves back in 2012. You might have read owner Tony Witana’s story before: he thought everything was going smoothly, but Read more…

See Us Live: Announcing Our 2018 Conference Schedule!

We’ve finalized our 2018 summer/fall conference schedule, and we’re so excited to meet new teams, connect with our clients, and learn from other industry insiders. Are you going to any of these trade shows? Add our booth to your favorites and be sure to stop by: APPA 2018 National Conference (August 3–5 in Washington, DC) at booth 615. Rocky Mountain APPA (RMA) 2018 (September 24–26 in Aurora, Colorado). ISSA Show North America 2018 (October 29–November Read more…

Four Tips to Build Better Janitorial Inspections Forms

Do you want to know the absolute easiest, cheapest way to transform your janitorial business? Write better inspection forms. It might seem too good to be true, but a good janitorial inspection form can make the difference between getting great feedback about your team’s cleaning quality, knowing who needs more training, and fixing client issues before you lose business . . . or not. The truth is, how you write your inspection form makes a Read more…

University sign on building

University Facilities Management Team Wins $25,000 Innovation Grant with OrangeQC Project

Alan Slinkard is a Facilities Management project specialist at the University of Colorado Boulder. He’s also a former Microsoft and Apple employee who brings a tech-savvy edge to his work. He’s a part of a team that’s open to new ideas like translation earbuds for non-English-speaking staff. The Facilities Management group he’s a part of promotes ideas such as drones that fly up and check gutters for icicles or use infrared signals to find energy Read more…

How Scheduling Inspections Gives Your Team an Edge

Imagine you’re on the phone with a prospective employee, trying to find a good time for an interview. They throw out some dates, and you check to make sure you’re free. Once you pick a time, you jot it down — whether it’s on your calendar, your phone, or a notepad — before you even hang up. Why? Because if you didn’t, you’d forget. External reminders make sure things get done. The same is true Read more…