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All Bright Maintenance Services

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All Bright Maintenance Services

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Customer LOYALTY i
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  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 140 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Christine H.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

1 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are always there and they do the job. I have used them for years now and see no reason to change that.

I liked everything. They are always there and they do the job. I have used them for years now and see no reason to change that.

Denise C.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

2 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would highly recommend them. They do the job, and they do a darn good job.

They are timely, efficient, and thorough.

Gordon S.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

3 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

It's hard to come up with something to say. I'm pleased with them.

The ladies come and do a great job. I'm really pleased with their work.

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Ernie Andrade, Owner

Since 1976, All Bright Maintenance Services & Brighter Homes, a division of All Bright Maintenance has offered a range of residential, real estate, and commercial cleaning and maintenance services. Brighter Homes (BH) now offers personalized, concierge-quality home services for cleaning, maintaining, restoring and preserving the value of its customers’ homes. All Bright Maintenance Services (ABM) is honored to offer its award-winning services to clients in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo Counties.

ABM’s residential work includes house cleaning, window washing and carpet cleaning. For real estate agents, ABM provides services such as move-in ready, home detailing, showcasing, handyman repairs and construction clean-ups. ABM’s commercial capabilities include janitorial and executive office cleaning, floor stripping, waxing services, and more.

BH offers free in-home service evaluations of apartments, condominiums, homes and estates. The company personally assigns a home services advisor to create a plan and budget that suits the size and needs of each client’s home. “Our concierge-quality assistance helps the best and the brightest strike that perfect work-life balance,” says owner Ernie Andrade.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED CAPABILITIES ON All Bright Maintenance Services

COMPANY CONTACT
Service AREA

Santa Clara County
Alameda County
San Mateo County

SERVICES PERFORMED

House Cleaning
Home Detailing
Move-in-Ready
Handyman Repairs
Janitorial
Carpet Cleaning
Floor Care

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON All Bright Maintenance Services

Company Profile

Since 1976, All Bright Maintenance Services & Brighter Homes, a division of All Bright Maintenance has offered a range of residential, real estate, and commercial cleaning and maintenance services. Brighter Homes (BH) now offers personalized, concierge-quality home services for cleaning, maintaining, restoring and preserving the value of its customers’ homes. All Bright Maintenance Services (ABM) is honored to offer its award-winning services to clients in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo Counties.

ABM’s residential work includes house cleaning, window washing and carpet cleaning. For real estate agents, ABM provides services such as move-in ready, home detailing, showcasing, handyman repairs and construction clean-ups. ABM’s commercial capabilities include janitorial and executive office cleaning, floor stripping, waxing services, and more.

BH offers free in-home service evaluations of apartments, condominiums, homes and estates. The company personally assigns a home services advisor to create a plan and budget that suits the size and needs of each client’s home. “Our concierge-quality assistance helps the best and the brightest strike that perfect work-life balance,” says owner Ernie Andrade.

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Company Philosophy

"Being Diamond Certified is not just an award; it's our way of doing business. We're one of the longest-established businesses of our kind in the Bay Area. There's no substitute for the experience we possess, and we're successful because we listen to our customers to understand their needs and expectations. We pride ourselves on upfront and competitive pricing, and all of our employees are thoroughly screened via background, credit, and personal reference checks. Carefully choosing staff members to support our mission allows us to consistently meet our high standards."

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Comparative Summary

House cleaning companies are always looking for ways to discern themselves from their competition, and those that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award are already several steps ahead. In addition to its Diamond Certified status, All Bright Maintenance Services differentiates itself by the vast amounts of industry experience possessed by its owner and employees, most of whom have been working together for two decades. “I’ve been in this business for 40 years, and I have extensive experience working with homeowners and commercial properties,” says owner Ernie Andrade. “Our clear maintenance procedures and customized services make us unique in this industry.”

All Bright Maintenance Services has been offering residential, real estate and commercial cleaning and maintenance services to clients in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo Counties since 1976. The company’s wide range of residential cleaning services includes window washing, carpet cleaning, handyman repairs (leaky faucets, screen door replacements, light fixture installations), gutter cleaning and more. It also has broad experience working with real estate agents to prepare residential and commercial properties for sale, handling everything from construction cleanup and furniture removal to pressure washing and heavy dusting. “In addition, we provide janitorial services, floor waxing and stripping, tile and grout cleaning and restoration, and other project-based services,” says Mr. Andrade.

Unlike larger cleaning companies that place a low emphasis on customer retention, All Bright Maintenance Services’ main goal is to retain customers by offering long-term service agreements and providing high levels of customer service, flexibility, affordability and communication. “We design each plan to fit the customer’s specific needs, including budget requirements, scheduling and special requests,” says Mr. Andrade. “Our flexibility allows us to always honor our agreements.”

Another unique feature of All Bright Maintenance Services is its home detailing program, which includes comprehensive maintenance services such as deep cleaning and surface restoration. “Our deep cleaning services are designed for areas that customers often don’t know how to clean or can’t reach,” explains Mr. Andrade. “We have the right equipment and experience to handle those types of difficult jobs.”

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Industry Info

Natural cleaning products are effective, easy to obtain and beneficial to the environment. Today’s focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility has had a two-fold effect on residential cleaning: It’s made commercial cleaning products that contain potentially harmful chemicals relatively obsolete, and it’s brought a clear focus back to natural cleaning products that can be found in most households. “You should always try to clean with natural products such as vinegar, alcohol and baking soda,” says Ernie Andrade, owner of All Bright Maintenance Services in San Jose. “Not only do natural products achieve excellent cleaning results, they can also help you and your pets avoid allergy complications.” Consider the following tips for using the most common natural cleaning products:

Lemon juice
Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits, clean and shine brass and copper, freshen kitchen drains and more. When mixed with vinegar or baking soda, it makes an excellent paste for cleaning surfaces and removing stains. You can also mix 1/2 cup of lemon juice with 1 cup of olive oil and create a polish to use on hardwood furniture.

Baking soda
Baking soda can be used to scrub surfaces in the same way as commercial abrasive cleansers. It also works well as a deodorizer—place a box in your refrigerator, freezer or anywhere that could benefit from odor absorption.

Washing soda
Sodium carbonate (otherwise known as washing soda) is excellent for cutting grease, removing stains, washing clothes, and disinfecting and softening water. Don’t use washing soda on aluminum, as it may cause discoloration and erosion.

Vinegar
Because it disinfects and deodorizes, vinegar works well as an all-purpose cleaner. Fill a clean spray bottle with one part water and one part vinegar. It’s important to dilute the vinegar, because it can eat away at the surface you’re cleaning. As long as it’s diluted, vinegar is gentle on many different surfaces, including bathroom counters, floors, kitchen counters, appliances, stovetops and toilets. Test a small, hidden area to make sure the surface won’t become discolored or damaged.

Rubbing alcohol
Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol provides the base for an evaporating cleaner to rival commercial window and glass cleaning solutions. Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a sprayer bottle and use it to clean windows, mirrors, chrome fixtures and hard-surface ceramic tiles.

Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil is a good disinfectant and deodorizer. It gets rid of some stains (like ink and grease), kills and repels some insects, and even attacks rust.

Pure soap
Pure soap is nontoxic and biodegrades safely and completely. Make sure you use soap without synthetic scents, colors or other additives. Even phosphate-free biodegradable laundry detergent contributes to water pollution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you flexible with scheduling?

A: Absolutely. We understand that every client has different time commitments, so our schedules range from flexible to consistent. Either way, we provide clear communication, honesty, reliability and experience.

Q: Should I leave you a key if I won’t be home during the cleaning?

A: Leaving a property open and unattended can carry unnecessary risks, so we prefer that you leave a key—it makes us responsible if anything happens.

Q: What kind of carpet cleaning system do you use?

A: We clean carpets with an advanced system called DriMaster, which uses high-flow cleaning heads to deep clean without penetrating carpet backing. Not only does it reach where other cleaning systems can’t, but its jet-less technology allows carpets to dry in less than an hour, which greatly minimizes the amount of time you have to wait to replace your furniture.

Q: Are you good with pets?

A: Yes. We often work with clients who have pets, and we have procedures and policies in place for how we treat pets on jobsites. We’ll work with you to accommodate those types of special needs.

Q: Do you offer any guarantees?

A: If any area or item we were scheduled to work on is unacceptable to your standards, call our office immediately and we’ll redo the job at no extra charge within 24 hours.

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Ernie Andrade: All the Bright Moves

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Program Reporter

When Ernie Andrade started cleaning homes and offices to support himself through college, he didn’t expect it would lead to a lifelong career. “During college, I needed a job with flexible hours to accommodate my class schedule, so I started cleaning office buildings and later got into residential cleaning,” he recounts. “After graduating with a business degree, I decided to combine my education with my work experience and purchased a small cleaning company.”

Even though he started out small, Ernie says the landscape was just right for growing his business. “In those days, the tech industry had just started to take off in Silicon Valley, so there were a lot of opportunities in the commercial sector. As the company grew, we expanded our capabilities to offer services like carpet and window cleaning.”

Today, nearly 40 years since founding All Bright Maintenance Services, Ernie says his favorite part of his job is his daily interactions with customers. “I enjoy connecting with people and maintaining long-term customer relationships. That’s probably the biggest reason I’ve continued in this business for so many years. I enjoy what I do, but the best part is definitely meeting different people and making new friends.”

Born in Mexico, Ernie moved to the United States when he was 17 and today resides in San Jose, where he expresses his appreciation for life in the Bay Area. “I’ve been all over, and there isn’t a place like the Bay Area,” he says. “The weather is beautiful, there’s a lot of diversity and there are many opportunities for businesses to succeed.”

Outside of work, Ernie says his hobbies have shifted in recent years from active pursuits to more relaxing pastimes. “I love soccer, and I played and coached for many years, but these days, my favorite things to do are fish, read and visit with friends.” Ernie says he also enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, Griselda, and their six grown children and three grandchildren.

Ernie says one of the keys to success in life and business is finding your own sense of purpose. “There’s a Mark Twain quote I’ve always liked that says, ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.’ Personally, I feel that I was born to serve, just because I get a real sense of fulfillment from the work I do. I think once you figure out your purpose in life, everything starts to make a little more sense and you’re able to see things from a new angle.”

When asked what his future retirement might look like, Ernie says he’ll remain involved with the local business community. “About a decade ago, I founded Hispanic Small Business Network, Inc., which empowers entrepreneurs and provides them with resources for growing and sustaining their businesses. If I retired, I would use the extra time to concentrate more on developing the network.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What kinds of books do you like to read?
A: I like different genres, but I’m particularly fascinated with books about personal growth and development.

Q: What’s your favorite season?
A: Spring, because it’s the beginning of life.

Q: What’s your favorite type of food?
A: Thai food.

Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
A: Thanksgiving, because it’s an opportunity to get the family together and express our thanks for all the gifts in life.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A: Huevos rancheros.

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: I collect odd items that catch my eye. For instance, the last thing I picked up was an antique spoon made from a coconut shell.

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Expert articles
  • The Importance of Deep Cleaning Your Home

    SAN JOSE — Whether you do your own house cleaning or contract the services of a professional, there are certain aspects of cleaning that can be easily overlooked. While visible surfaces tend to get cleaned on a regular basis, when it comes to hidden or hard-to-reach areas, it’s often a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” However, many people don’t realize that neglecting these areas can lead to sanitation issues, especially in rooms like the kitchen and bathroom.

    In the kitchen, areas such as behind the refrigerator, beneath the stove or in the range hood can provide a place for dust and grime to build up. Likewise, in the bathroom, areas like behind the toilet, under the sink, or in high ceiling corners can harbor unseen mold or bacteria. In either case, if bacteria are allowed to accumulate, it can pose a potential health hazard.

    A good way to avoid sanitation issues in your home is to hire a house cleaner to perform deep, detailed cleanings on a seasonal basis. Having thorough cleanings performed three or four times a year will ensure that both visible surfaces and less prominent ones get cleaned.

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  • Video: Deep Cleaning Your Home

    Complete Video Transcription:

    SAN JOSE — Host, Sarah Rutan: When cleaning a home, it’s easy to neglect hidden and hard-to-reach areas, but many homeowners don’t realize this can actually pose a sanitation hazard. Today we’re in San Jose with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ernie Andrade of All Bright Maintenance Services to learn more.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Ernie Andrade: The importance of deep cleaning your home – whether you do it yourself, or hire a professional – there are certain aspects of cleaning that can easily be overlooked. Neglect in these areas can lead you to health and sanitation issues. In the kitchen, behind and under the refrigerator, filters under the hood, oven, etcetera. Bathrooms, under the toilet, shower doors, baseboards, etcetera, etcetera. The high and low dusting such as fans, curtains, baseboards, under furniture – these areas are where bacteria and mold harbors. If allowed to grow, it can potential pose a health hazard for you and your family. A good way to avoid this is to hire an experienced house cleaner before deep cleaning on a seasonal basis. The once a year, twice a year, or even three times a year does creating a healthier environment and giving you peace of mind.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
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  • Business Practices
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 140 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
All Bright Maintenance Services : Average 8.4 out of 10 based on 140 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Christine H.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

1 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are always there and they do the job. I have used them for years now and see no reason to change that.

I liked everything. They are always there and they do the job. I have used them for years now and see no reason to change that.

Denise C.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

2 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would highly recommend them. They do the job, and they do a darn good job.

They are timely, efficient, and thorough.

Gordon S.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

3 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

It's hard to come up with something to say. I'm pleased with them.

The ladies come and do a great job. I'm really pleased with their work.

Jane A.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

4 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I thought they did great work and have recommended them a couple times.

Nothing I can think of, they just got the job done.

Charm B.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

5 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they do a good job. They never miss a day. I have been using them bi-weekly for over a year now.

They are trustworthy.

Mario C.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

6 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I want to say they are always on time and great, bar none.

I would say, the people who work for the company.

Denise C.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

7 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Mostly the service manager works with them, but when we get to the facility it is amazingly clean.

The cleaning looks nice.

Tina H.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

8 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

When we call, they make themselves available. That's all we could ever ask for.

They are flexible with their services and have a wide scope of what they can do. It saves us money and time.

Cody R.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

9 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would give a general recommendation.

They are very organized.

Michael S.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

10 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I have been using them weekly for ten years. When you talk, they listen. They are always on time, never late, and top-notch.

They were on time did what they were supposed to do, actually even more.

Rebecca S.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

11 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they are dependable. There is one thing about their appearance, it is really neat which made me think they really care about how they clean my place. They are very nice and polite, I use them monthly.

They do what they promise.

Arleen S.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

12 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are prompt and effective. I have referred them a couple times.

They are efficient and they work really hard.

Helen T.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

13 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are a hardworking team. I have no complaints.

They work hard.

Anthony W.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

14 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they do a good job. I haven't had very many cleaners to compare to, but generally speaking they are good.

They stick to schedule.

Kathy W.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

15 of 140

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They show up when they say each month. We have never had an issue with them.

Nothing specific, they do a great job.

Jane D.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

16 of 140

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We liked them.

They cleaned well.

Laurie G.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

17 of 140

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I thought and still think they do a great job. Sometimes they are better than others. Overall, we like using them every two weeks for the last year or so.

We can trust them with a key to our home.

Dianne J.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

18 of 140

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty No
CRITIQUE

I thought that they do the same thing every time. If the grand kids have been in there, they wouldn't straighten it up. I find all companies like this do that. The new company is less expensive.

They were nice.

Susan L.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

19 of 140

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are good. They are there when we need them.

They get things done, no messing around.

Deborah R.

VERIFIED All Bright Maintenance Services CUSTOMER

20 of 140

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would mention that they are reliable. I would tell them I had a great experience.

They were reliable. Ernie is very hands on.

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