SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

How and when did your company start? I was in the waste and recycling business before and I had an individual who wanted to start a sweeping company, so I invested and thought it would be a good add on. It’s the same decision maker in most cases for commercial buildings. This went on for [...]

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6 Tips to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

6 Tips to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

It has become increasingly important to know your customers’ expectations and understand how unhappy customers can damage your business. A quote from well-known customer service and customer experience advocate, Bill Quiseng, encourages organizations to “work as hard to keep a customer as you do to find a new one.” For every customer who takes the [...]

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Versatile Vacall Allsweep Machine Is Busy Every Day At Milwaukee Airport

Versatile Vacall Allsweep Machine Is Busy Every Day At Milwaukee Airport

A versatile, productive sweeper is an important maintenance tool for a busy airport, including the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The state’s largest airport, which also serves many people from Chicago, and sees over 6 million travelers a year with over 200 daily departures using eight airlines. “Every day, we clean up everything [...]

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“Relationship Building”

“Relationship Building”

It’s no secret that fostering good relationships with your customers will give you an advantage in retaining contractors. But how much time and which customers do you focus on? This is an interesting dilemma, when solved, may yield to increase revenues. The truth is, you can’t afford to neglect any customer, but there may be [...]

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10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

A good preventative maintenance program is the best cost-benefit value to your sweeper. Every sweeping contractor and municipality should have a program in place to catch any loose parts, misalignments, vibrations, etc. early on. Vital sweeper systems and parts must be well maintained – and replaced on time as needed. Here are 10 tips to [...]

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Driver Performance: Effects on Safety and The Bottom Line

Driver performance is the critical component for companies to maintain a favorable safety record in addition to a profitable bottom line. There are many natural factors that drivers need to pay attention to in order to perform their duties without incident (I.E. weather conditions, other drivers on the road, pedestrians, obstructions/hazards etc.). These elements alone [...]

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Inside Theft, It Can Happen to Your Business

Inside Theft, It Can Happen to Your Business

This is a sensitive topic. You don’t want to imagine the people on your payroll, the very people you hand-picked to help you succeed, would ever steal from you. You entrust them with your business and your very livelihood. An anonymous survey conducted by Forensic Accounting Firm Kessler found that 95% of employees steal from [...]

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Get To Know Global Environmental Products

Get To Know Global Environmental Products

Global Environmental Products is one of the world’s leading producers of specialized Street Cleaning Equipment. We build Purpose Built, Heavy Duty, and simply Tough Street Sweepers. Headquartered in San Bernardino, CA, we believe in Reliable, Affordable and Innovative products. We are proud to say that our sweepers are made in the USA Global M3 is [...]

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Double Wire Braid Hoses

Double Wire Braid Hoses

Did you know that Schwarze uses durable, anti-corrosive, double wire braid hydraulic hoses on all its sweepers as an extra measure of safety? Double wire braid hydraulic hoses are made of synthetic rubber lining, protected by two wire braid reinforcements separated by a synthetic rubber layer, and a synthetic rubber cover that is oil and [...]

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10 Reasons To Keep Your Parking Lot Clean

10 Reasons To Keep Your Parking Lot Clean

Cleanliness is a key factor, not only in supporting your business but also in determining the overall success and growth of your business. The cleanliness of your parking lot is just as important as that of the interior of your building. We’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons why it is so important to retain [...]

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Updating Your Computer Systems

Updating Your Computer Systems

Having a thriving sweeping business comes with its own set of challenges. One of those shouldn’t be your computer system. With all the technology updates to make computers more affordable and user-friendly, it’s easy to give your system a whole new makeover. Not only is this geared towards making your office space more paperless and [...]

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All Star Property Services, Interview With Owner Pat McMahon

All Star Property Services, Interview With Owner Pat McMahon

How did your company All Star Property Services start out? Our company was started in 2002 by an entrepreneur working out of his home. He purchased a new Tymco 210 and then sold during the day and swept at night. He built what I would call a very successful “lifestyle” business. Why did you get [...]

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The Necessity of Pre-Heating Your Sweeper Components.

The Necessity of Pre-Heating Your Sweeper Components.

We all know that cold weather thickens your sweeper’s hydraulic oil and slows down broom speeds and hydraulic functions. However, did you know that “too” cold can easily damage your sweeper’s engine components? How cold is “too” cold? As a general rule, consider any start in which your sweeper components are below 32°F to be [...]

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