"TECS" – The Efficiency Cleaning System

Solutions Oriented Action #2
“TECS” – The Efficiency Cleaning System
A Teaming Approach to Cleaning

TECS, The Efficiency Cleaning System, is today’s and tomorrow’s revolutionary and innovative cleaning technology. It is a cleaning system that should not be overlooked, for it can substantially reduce labor and equipment costs and impact productivity, quality, service, and integrity.

Organizations must be lean, strategically focused and cost effective to survive in the future. Because of the economic downturn competition is fierce, employees, systems and technologies must perform at higher levels. Team Cleaning represents a most cost effective system in building services and management It is considered to be a key cleaning strategy of the future.

Team Cleaning is a simplified system, requiring less training. TECS differs from the conventional zone or area cleaning, where an individual who works alone is responsible for all of the tasks to be performed. TECS will identify individuals as Image Specialists, who are responsible for specific team tasks and duties within given rooms or area. A cleaning system that promotes teamwork and morale while insures for work accountability.

Advantages of Team Cleaning
• Improves performance, productivity and quality.
• Requires fewer equipments & Supplies.
• Reduces cleaning time with faster turn-around time.
• Requires less to no Supervision time. Team empowerment.
• Reduces project cleaning requirements.
• Training less complicated. Focuses on CLONE Training.
• Allows for flexibility in scheduling of work.
• Increases safety and security for all, client and workers.
• Improves the IAQ – indoor air quality.
While the cleaning concept of Team Cleaning offers numerous opportunities and benefits, it will require definite understanding, acceptance, commitment and a CHANGE in philosophy by all who will be involved with the system’s process.

“Be a quick change agent … Learn new cleaning technologies and develop new work habits for a radically changing world.” — Price Pritchett

Performance Based Outsourcing

Solutions Oriented Action #1
Performance Based Outsourcing Cleaning Strategies

Advantages to Outsource / Contract Cleaning
• Experience and expertise in the science and art of cleaning
• Experience and expertise in Guest Room Cleaning Services
• Provide “Clean-Ethics” and skilled ready work force
• Provide for implementation of Safety guidelines
• Provide on-going Supervision and Training
• Release from Personnel and Payroll problems
• Release from burdened / benefit problems
• Release from paid lunch breaks, that impacts on payroll cost
• Negotiable supplies and equipment Purchasing Process
• Enhance Guest Room Cleaning Program and Service.

Performance Based Outsource Cleaning Programs
• Outsourcing of Cleaning Management Team
• Outsourcing of Front Line Personnel – Guest Room Cleaning
• Outsourcing of Front Line Personnel – Common Area Cleaning
• Outsourcing for Specialized and Project Cleaning

Results-Oriented Outsource Cleaning Systems
• Traditional Zone/Area Cleaning System
• Team Cleaning System
• Limited Cleaning / Check-Out Cleaning
• Early Cleaning Services – Guest Rooms
• Day Cleaning – Commercial Offices

Outsource Cleaning Enhancement Tools
• Results Oriented Vacuuming Systems
• Dual Cart Efficiency System
• Micro-Fiber Cloths and Flat Mop Cleaning Systems

Outsource Cleaning Production Measurement Process
• Cost per square feet
• Cost per occupied room
• Cost per piece or unit

The “Winds of Change” brings forth a newer and wider cleaning vision, new initiatives and strategies for hospitality housekeeping operations, to meet the changing and storming times ahead.

Contact Clean Plus Systems II to reduce your cleaning costs and to answer the question: “Why ‘Performance Based Outsourcing?'”

Step Saving Ideas

  1. Store a set of cleaning supplies in a caddy under the sink in each bathroom kitchen.
  2. Place extra trash liners at bottom of receptacles in each room.
  3. With pets, place a paper liner or old terry under food & water dish.
  4. If space is available place small plastic utility drawer in linen closet for cosmetic and toiletry items.
  5. For the busy mom – place in master linen bath closet a 3 drawer plastic drawer. This is where you will store your panties, bras and under garments. You will come to appreciate this idea.
  6. To save on frequent dusting – on dresser furniture surfaces, tops of shelves, tables, refrigerators etc., place or cover with attractive terry towels or cloth runners. Instead of dusting surfaces, either bi-monthly or monthly covers are pulled and washed and new clean covers / table runners are placed. Rug or carpet pieces may be used and vacuumed monthly.
  7. Cover computer hardware (CPU, Monitor, Key-Board, and printer) with terry hand towels to keep dust free. Wash towels bi-monthly to quarterly.
  8. Use disposables (paper towels) or cleaning wipes for kitchen cleaning. Keep a container of Disinfecting or Sanitizing Wipes under kitchen sink.

Clean Talk Wisdom

“Clean first for Health & Safety before aesthetics.”

“Understand and Know that Cleaning is a Science and an Art.”

“Understand the significance of fomites in disease transmission.”

“Important to Health & Wellness is (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality.”

“If something is clean, don’t waste time to re-clean it.”

“A place for everything & everything in its place”

“Avoid climbing at all cost, use extended cleaning tools.”

“Immediate wiping up of spills will prevent spotting problems.”

“In a messy room, pick up the big mess items first.”

“Remove first the source of the odor, to eliminate the odor, disinfect then clean the surface.”

“Mold & Mildew thrive in dark, damp and airless environments.”

“Avoid climbing of step stools or ladders. Clean or dust with long handle or extension pole cleaning tools with dusting heads.”

The 1st law of Mess: ”If You don’t make the Mess, You don’t have to clean it up !”

The 2nd law of Mess: ”If You make the mess, You clean it up !”

pailFoam and Suds
Foam or suds serve no useful function in the cleaning process. Foam actually impedes the cleaning process because extra rinsing is required to remove the useless additive. Foam agents are added to cleaning products to reinforce the erroneous belief that suds represents cleaning action.

Scents and Perfumes
Scents and perfumes in cleaning products do not remove odors. They merely cover them up by overloading your olfactory system, so you cannot smell the offensive odor.

Clean has No Odor
Clean has no odor except the material being cleaned. Clean does not smell like lemons, oranges, pine oil, or any other type of distilled scent or perfume. This may be one of the reasons why some hospitals do not allow scented cleaners to be used.

The Cleaning Process
The cleaning process requires the interaction between the cleaning solution, dwell time, heat and agitation. The decrease in one of these factors requires the increase in another. Agitation (scrubbing) increases molecular contact to speed the penetrating process. Cleaning solutions that eliminate the agitation factor require stronger chemicals, and these types of cleaning solutions subject the user to a higher level of toxin exposure in exchange for the convenience of eliminating the agitation or scrubbing process.

Viscosity or thickness has no relationship to a cleaner’s concentration. Thickening agents are added to cleaning products to make them appear concentrated. Cleaners having no thickening agents (not viscous) can penetrate dirt and soils more readily, and are much easier to rinse. Some of the most effective cleaners are just slightly more viscous than water.

Speed Cleaning Tips – Measure, document and re-evaluate


  1. Establish repetitive systems
  2. Make every movement count
  3. Keep both hands busy
  4. Use Family Teamwork
  5. Clean with Two Bags – one trash, and one for clutter
  6. Don’t let spills sit – over 90% can be removed if cleaned within 2 hours
  7. Do a little each day. Wipe the toilet seat rim
  8. Clean top to bottom
  9. Left to right – end up back where you started
  10. Work from Cleaner to dirtier
  11. If it isn’t dirty, don’t clean it
  12. Clean stains and spills from outside toward the middle.
  13. Save surfaces – Don’t use abrasive and work with the highest dilution first
  14. Use a few high quality commercial cleaning tools and take good care of them.

Quick Clean Tips


  • Bed Making – No Time, Quick throw cover protects bed linens. Use pillow covers to protect pillows from stains.
  • Damp, & Dry Dusting – With Micro-fiber Technology
  • High Area Dusting – With Back Pack Vacuuming
  • Floor Mopping – Use the Micro-fiber flat mop system
  • Carpet Cleaning & Spotting – With spotting Brush and/or microfiber cleaning cloths
  • Kitchen Cleaning – Use Micro-Fiber cleaning Cloths, not sponges which is a haven for germs when damp and dirty.
  • Pour HOT water down the kitchen drain 3X weekly for germ kill.
  • Bathroom Cleaning – Touch-Up Clean daily. Disinfect surfaces regularly
  • Toilet Cleaning – With Disinfectant & Bowl Swab. Close seat cover when flushing to avoid breathing of bacteria & chemical spray
  • Window / Glass Cleaning – With Micro-fiber Cloth.