Facilities Services

Facilities Services – JB Maintenance and Supply Inc. is a full service Facility Services company, Fully Licensed, bonded and insured contracting, janitorial, maintenance and distributor of janitorial supplies. JB Maintenance and Supply, Inc. has been in business for over 30 years, providing our services in all of South Florida. We specialize in cleaning, sanitation, maintenance, hospitality, and the overall upkeep of office buildings, government buildings, medical facilities, executive offices, and retail stores, in addition to construction clean-up.

Facilities Services, JB Maintenance and Supply Inc, licensed, bonded and insured, janitorial, maintenance, distributor of janitorial supplies

Services we offer:

  • Custodial
  • Flooring
  • Hurricane & Storm Preparation
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Office Relocation
  • Painting Services
  • Power Washing
  • Pressure Washing
  • Storm Cleanup
  • Trauma Scene Clean Up
  • Vandalism Repair

Our purpose is to prepare and maintain our client’s establishment for public and professional operation. The tasks we perform fully encompass all the necessary services required to keep your business ready for business. Our employees have undergone training to qualify them for employment and are certified by the Janitorial service. Our work is done to the satisfaction of our clients. All jobs are performed on a contractual basis only. However,we are pleased to give complementary estimates to any interested company, office or place of business.

If you are in business exclusively with the public at large, then chances are you need janitorial services which JB Maintenance and Supply, Inc. can more than adequately provide.

If honest, hard work and dependable services are important to you, then JB Maintenance and Supply, Inc. is the company for you!

Give us a call now 954-978-6753 or submit a contact form!

Standard areas of cleaning & custodial services:

  • Common Areas
  • Conference Rooms
  • Elevators
  • Exterior Grounds Upon Request
  • Hallways
  • Kitchens
  • Offices
  • Restrooms
  • Stairs & Stairwells

Public toilet
A public toilet (also called a bathroom, restroom, latrine, comfort room, powder room, toilet room, washroom, water closet, W.C., public lavatory, lav, convenience) is a room or small building containing one or more toilets and possibly also urinals which is available for use by the general public, or in a broader meaning of “public”, by customers of other services. Public toilets are commonly separated by gender into male and female facilities, although some can be unisex, particularly the smaller or single occupancy types. Increasingly, public toilets incorporate accessible toilets and features to cater for people with disabilities.

Public toilets may be unattended or be staffed by a janitor (possibly with a separate room), or attendant, provided by the local authority or the owner of the larger building. In many cultures, it is customary to tip the attendant, while other public toilets may charge a small fee for entrance, sometimes through use of a coin operated turnstile. Some venues such as nightclubs may feature a grooming service provided by an attendant in the toilet.

They are typically found in railway stations, schools, bars, restaurants, nightclubs or filling stations as well as on longer distance public transport vehicles. Portable toilets are often provided at festivals and at temporary events for public use.

Terminology
In American English, the term “restroom” usually denotes a public, commercial, or industrial personal hygiene facility designed for high throughput, whereas the term “bathroom” is used to denote a facility that is smaller and often in a residence, with lesser throughput (i.e., often for only one person at a time to use). The word “restroom” originated in the United States, but “bathroom” is now more commonly used. Some Americans prefer “restroom” over “bathroom” because public restrooms rarely have bathtubs. The word “washroom” is often used in the United States for a “laundry room” or utility room.

In Canada, “bathroom” is generally used to refer to the room in the home, though “washroom” is sometimes used, with items in the room still being described with the adjective “bathroom”. This leads to the seeming paradox of the bathroom sink being located in the washroom. Public facilities, on the other hand, are always called “washrooms”. As men’s and ladies’ facilities are not normally situated next to each other in Canadian department stores, they may be referred to simply as “the ladies’ room” or “the men’s room”. The word “toilet” generally denotes the fixture itself rather than the room. The word “washroom” is never used to mean “utility room” or “mud room” in Canada.

In Britain, Australia, Hong Kong (as “toilets”), Singapore (as “toilet”) and New Zealand, the terms in use are “public toilet”, “public lavatory” and more informally, “public loo”. In South Africa, toilet and restroom are commonly used. A “bathroom” is a room containing a bath, a “washroom” is a room for washing hands, and a “restroom” is a room to rest in when tired; none of which would necessarily contain a toilet. Public toilets were traditionally signed as “Gentlemen” or “Ladies”, and as the Gents or the Ladies; these terms remain in colloquial use.

In the Philippines, “comfort room”, or “C.R.” for short, is the most common term in use.

In non-English speaking Europe, either the local translation of “toilet” (for example “toilettes” in French), or “WC” (abbreviation for “water closet”) are common. In Germany, toilets in buildings such as hotels are often labeled with the room number “00”.

Fixtures
Public toilets generally contain several of the following fixtures:
Air fresheners or odour control systems
Antiseptic handwash dispensers or soap dispensers – pump bottle or auto dispenser
Bidets (not universal; most common in Western and Central Europe)
Garbage can
Hand dryer – manual or with auto sensors
Handwash faucets / taps – some lowered for children and handicapped
Infant changing tables, often fold-down (more often in women’s rooms but in Western countries increasingly common in men’s rooms)
Mirrors, usually over sinks
Paper towels – often when hand dryers are not installed; sometimes with auto-sensors for touchless dispensing
Sometimes showers are also present, often with soap, shampoo, or similar dispensers (often at truck stops)
Toilets located within stalls with locking doors
Urinals (almost exclusively in men’s rooms; see female urinal)
Vending machines dispensing condoms, diapers / nappies, painkillers, energy drinks, perfume, tissues, confectionery, undergarments, swimwear, soap, sex toys or sanitary napkins or tampons
Coat Hooks are present either in the restroom or within the stalls.
“Pull-down” purse holders, usually attached to the stall’s wall.

Usually a public toilet will consist of a commercial toilet, which will usually rely on a flushometer with a stronger and louder flush than a home-usage toilet. Some very high-vandalism settings, such as beaches or stadiums, will utilize metal toilets.

Commercial cleaning
Commercial cleaning is a broad term predominantly used by cleaning companies who earn an income by being contracted by individuals, businesses or corporations to carry out cleaning jobs on a variety of premises. Cleaning companies can be found in virtually every town and city in the world, with a higher concentration in affluent regions. Typically these companies market their services via a professional sales force, advertising, word of mouth, or websites.

Premises cleaned
Premises that may use commercial cleaning include:
Shops
High-rises
Function Centers
Data Centers
Restaurants
Offices
Showrooms
Warehouses
Factories
Schools
Medical facilities
Government facilities
Airports

Cleaning techniques and equipment

Commercial office cleaning companies use a wide variety of cleaning methods, chemicals and equipment to facilitate and expedite the cleaning process. The scope of work may include all internal, general and routine cleaning to include floors, carpets, tiles, partition walls, internal walls, suspended ceilings, lighting, furniture and upholstery cleaning, window cleaning, deep cleans of sanitary conveniences and washing facilities, kitchens and dining areas, consumables and feminine hygiene facilities as well as cleaning of telephones, IT and other periodic cleaning as required. External cleaning, litter picking and removal of graffiti may also be incorporated.

Consumables
Contracts often require the cleaning company to provide consumables such as: paper towels, toilet rolls, liquid soap, bin liners, etc.

Workers
The commercial cleaning industry is extremely competitive and employees tend to be at the lower end of the pay scale. This is predominantly due to the abundance of acceptably qualified able-bodied workers vying for low skilled jobs. Many commercial cleaning companies provide on-the-job training for all new employees due to the nonexistence of tertiary based courses for the cleaning industry and the risks associated with the use of some cleaning chemicals. Individuals employed in commercial cleaning typically hold the job title of janitor, custodian or day porter.

In Australia, the US, and Europe, commercial cleaning companies are encouraged to screen all employees for evidence of a criminal background. Many homeowners, businesses and corporations insist on these police checks before allowing outside contractors onto their premises.

Janitor
A janitor, janitress (female), custodian “cleaner” or caretaker (British English (except Scotland)) is a professional who takes care of buildings such as hospitals, schools and residential accommodation. Janitors’ primary responsibility is as a cleaner. In some cases they will also carry out maintenance and security duties. A similar position, but usually with more managerial duties and not including cleaning, is occupied by building superintendents in the United States.

Occupational tasks
Most of the work performed by janitors and building cleaners is indoors, sometimes it can be outdoors. Outdoors work mainly include sweeping walkways, mowing lawns, or shoveling snow. Office buildings are usually cleaned while they are empty, so most of the janitorial workers work during evening. The work can be physically demanding and sometimes dirty and unpleasant. General janitor duties often include the following tasks:
Cleaning and restocking bathrooms Sinks
Toilets
Urinals
Floor cleaning, refinishing, and polishing (sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and buffing)
Clearing garbage bins
Restocking restroom paper products and other supplies such as feminine products and air fresheners
Cleaning mirrors
Cleaning floors (mopping, sweeping, polishing)
Carpet cleaning (dry method, extraction, steam and bonnet)
Cleaning (vacuuming) carpeting
Cleaning stainless steel and other special surfaces
Clearing lunch room/kitchen
Cleaning tables in cubicles, meeting rooms, etc…
Emptying trash
Unlocking and locking buildings at the beginning and end of the day
Stripping and waxing floors using Floor buffer
Cleaning air-conditioner vents
Crime scene cleaning (requires being fully certified and pay scale starts from $300.00 to $700.00+ an hour
Litter picking
Spot cleaning (generally spills – coffee for instance)
Sanitization
Room setups (college/schools, etc.)
Porterage (internal deliveries; movement of equipment or people in hospitals)

Pay scale
In 2010, the median pay of a janitor working in the US was $10.68 per hour. The yearly salary could grow by 11% according to the statistics of 2010.

Office cleaning
Office cleaning staff perform many of the same duties as janitors. However the tasks are divided among different members. Additional tasks include:
watering plants (pruning as well)
cleaning sinks, refrigerators, microwaves and toasters in office kitchens; clearing recycling and garbage bins
dusting furniture and computer equipment (monitors and desk area, but excluding keyboards) and tables.
Office cleaning often takes place after hours or later in the evening or even overnight.

Outsourcing
Cleaning is one of the most commonly outsourced services. Some of the reasons for this include:
Basic cleaning tasks are standardized, with little variation among different enterprises.
The nature of the job and required standard of performance can be clearly defined and specified in a contract, unlike more technical or professional jobs for which such specification is harder to develop.
Some organizations prefer to outsource work unrelated to their core business in order to save additional salaries and benefits required to manage the work.
Some organizations may feel uncomfortable dealing with labor relations related to low wage employees; by outsourcing, these labor relations issues are transferred to a contractor whose staff are comfortable and experienced in dealing with these issues, and their approach can benefit from economies of scale.
If a janitor is unavailable due to sickness or leave, a contractor which employs many janitors can easily assign a substitute. A small organization which employs one or a few janitors directly will have much more trouble with this.

Demographics
Between 17% to 23% of the total undocumented immigrant population living in the United States work in the cleaning industry (and growing at a rate of 1/2% to 1/3% percent per year). In addition to this population offering an abundant source of inexpensive labor, janitorial work is mostly undertaken at night, making it an appealing option for janitorial companies to employ undocumented workers seeking clandestine employment. Many such immigrants have even started their own janitorial companies using fictitious business licenses and false identification

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