We all know where germs hide, your typical doorknob or restroom. But what about the other places that we don’t commonly think about?
Here are 3 top places that germs hide in the office.
Kitchen sponges and cloths
We all remember to change out our sponges at home, but what about the office? Experts say that there are around ten million bacteria per square inch on your regular kitchen sponge. Some people even say it has more bacteria than a toilet seat! Throw them out, or disinfect them with hot water above 60C.
Germs lurk in the elevator! Many people touch those buttons all day long, creating more and more germs. If you have a janitorial company they should be disinfecting them daily.
Phones and keyboards
We touch them both all day, everyday. Sometimes they are touched by multiple people if you share an office or meeting room. Wipe them often with a disinfectant wipe and you are golden!
Every office space is different and unique in it’s own way. There are many variables for each business that would create higher cleaning needs. There have been studies suggesting that having a clean and organized office encourages employees to be more productive. This alone is reason enough to have your space cleaned on a daily basis. For most businesses, they have client meetings and clients visiting them on a daily basis. In this case, you would want to make sure your space is clean, properly maintained, and professional. Some of the office tasks we suggest to our clients that are cleaned on a daily basis would include cleaning and maintaining employee bathrooms. To keep them fully stocked of paper supplies and to ensure all germs are rid of. Also, the common kitchen area. These two specific areas affect employee’s well being, mental state of mind and can help them be more productive. Clean office, clean mind! If you’d like us to give you an estimate on how often we believe you should need cleaning for your office in Edmonton and area, let us know!
Looking for a janitorial service can be overwhelming. There are many companies out there that offer a variety of services and it can be difficult to compare them all. How do you really know that the value you’re getting is what you deserve?
Here is a list of questions you should be asking during your meetings with each company.
How long have you been in business?
It is important to know the company background. How long they have been in business could potentially show the variety of situations that they have had to work through to get them to where they are today. The more experience someone has, the better they are at something.
Who do they hire?
Does the company do full background checks on their employees? What do they look for when they hire someone? Do they hire anyone or what are their qualifications needed for the job? Most importantly, who will be let into your office each night? Knowing that the proper process is being taken when they hire their employees can put you at ease and you’ll have confidence that they will be capable to complete the job.
What is their training process?
Believe it or not, many companies throw their employees into new buildings and contracts (not all of course!!!) without ANY training or tours. Each building is different and will require different tasks to be done. Having a proper training regime in place will ensure that each employee knows exactly what to do each night and what is expected. Ask them how long they train each employee in each building and how.
What tools and equipment do they use?
We have come to understand that this should be something you NEED to ask from our employees who have come from other companies. I’ve heard all of the horror stories about the equipment, or lack of equipment they had to use. It’s quite simple really. If employees don’t have the proper cleaning tools and products to clean with, they are not going to be able to do a good job. How often do they service their vacuums? How often do they bring in new and fresh supplies for their employees?
How do they ensure germs are not spread?
This could also be answered in their training process. But you want to make sure systems are in place so that a cloth used in the kitchen or office is not used in the bathroom.
It is important to know the method of cleaning your janitorial company uses while they are in your office or building. Why you might ask? Because you will want to make sure that no germs are spread or transferred throughout the building, causing an outbreak in a flu or virus. This takes extra precautions from the staff to ensure that no cloth is used from office to office, or kitchen to bathroom. It takes more than just chemicals to disinfect.
What do we do? We use colored microfiber cloths! They are effective in removing germs and bacteria from your building without the use of harmful chemicals! We train each of our employees on our team how to use microfiber cloths and we then ensure they use our color scheme. Each colored microfiber cloth is used for different surfaces in each building. This helps to ensure that a cloth used on a kitchen sink for example, is never used on a personal desk, which would transfer the bacteria. It is a very simple system we have in place for our employees and helps protect them from germs as well as our clients. It also makes work more fun working with so many bright colors!
Give us a call today to come view your building and we can show you our amazing cloths! 780-919-6658
With spring arriving it gets us all thinking about SPRING CLEANING! The most important aspect of spring cleaning for your building or office is carpet cleaning. We recommend cleaning carpets at least twice a year to keep them intact and looking their best. When was the last time you had the carpets cleaned in your office?
Why do you need to clean your carpets so often?
Appearance: The more often you clean your carpets, the fresher they will look!
Stains: Professional carpet cleaning can remove those awful marks and soiled spots that happen from time to time.
Healthy Environment: Carpet cleaning will eliminate dust, dirt, as well as mites and bacteria that could trigger health problem such as allergies.
Longevity: Frequent cleaning of carpets can help maintain the life expectancy of the carpet, resulting in savings for you!
Red Door Cleaning offers professional eco-friendly carpet cleaning. We use a heavy duty commercial carpet cleaner with an Eco-friendly solution as an option for better results to eliminate dirt and dust. Contact us for a free quote. E-mail email@example.com today!