Office board cleaning

Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning the Office Whiteboard

Office whiteboards are essential for meetings, training sessions, and brainstorming new ideas. They are made from glass, porcelain, or melamine. Glass is one of the best whiteboard materials for its durability and ease of maintenance. Porcelain is second best and is relatively resistant to damage. Melamine is a cheaper whiteboard material and requires frequent cleaning. No matter your type of office whiteboard, regularly cleaning after use can prevent permanent damage. Here are common whiteboard cleaning mistakes to avoid.

Not Erasing After Use

When ink sits on a whiteboard for a long period of time, it allows the ink to seep deeply. This can make the ink difficult to remove, creating a ghosting effect. Try colouring over the old ink with a dry erase marker. It should make erasing easier and more effective.

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Office Cleaning tips

Tips for Removing Stains from Office Carpets

Office carpets undergo a lot of wear and tear – from daily foot traffic to wet Vancouver weather, and food and drink spills. Keeping office carpets in good condition can be a difficult task to tackle on your own. Use these carpet cleaning tips to maintain your office carpets between professional cleans.

Spot Cleaning Process

It is important to vacuum after a spill to get most of the debris up. For liquid spills, dab the spill with a dry microfibre cloth. Once dry, wet a cloth and blot the spot. If water doesn’t fully remove the stain, use carpet stain remover and a cloth to rub out the stain. It is important to work from the outer part of the stain and move inwards.

Red Wine

Red wine can be a tough stain to remove due to its bright pigment. Lightly pour club soda on the wine stain and absorb with a dry microfibre cloth. This process can be repeated…

Commercial Cleaning

Industries That Thrive from Commercial Cleaning Services

All businesses require cleaning services. The type of cleaning service needed depends on the type of business. To determine whether your business requires commercial cleaning services, it is important to understand what defines commercial cleaning.

What is Commercial Cleaning?

Commercial cleaners clean large-scale, high traffic business facilities. They provide daily cleaning and deep cleaning services like commercial carpet cleaning, commercial window cleaning, office upholstery cleaning, floor stripping and waxing, and exterior pressure washing. Their commercial grade cleaning products, supplies, and equipment are powerful and intended for heavy-duty cleaning.

Common Industries That Need Commercial Cleaning 1. Schools

Schools require regular cleaning and upkeep to maintain their facilities. Janitorial…

Office kitchen cleaning

Tips for Cleaning the Office Microwave

There is nothing worse than a neglected office microwave. Unpleasant odours, sticky messes, and tough-to-remove debris can deter employees from wanting to use the microwave. A dirty office microwave is not just unappealing; it also creates an environment for bacteria and germs to thrive. Setting strict office hygiene standards is key to creating a clean and healthy workplace. Here are some best practices to prevent having to use elbow grease when cleaning the office microwave.

Air Out After Use

Don’t let odours linger and get stale inside the microwave. Closing the microwave door after use allows odours to mix and build up. Create good air circulation by leaving the microwave door slightly ajar after use. This will help minimize unpleasant odours and remove any moisture from microwaving.

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Office upholstery

How to Clean Office Upholstery

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about an office deep clean. Office chairs withstand the wear and tear of foot traffic from meetings, interviews, and daily use. They harbour dirt, debris, allergens, and mould and mildew that can aggravate illness, allergies, and cause musty odours to linger. Hiring a commercial cleaning company to bring your office chairs back to life is highly beneficial. Our cleaners have worked with all types of office upholstery in offices and commercial spaces in downtown Vancouver, and are here to save you from making the same common mistakes.

Spot Clean As Needed

Spot cleaning after a food/drink spill or pet accident is crucial for keeping office upholstery in good condition. Blot the stain with a microfibre cloth and rub with warm, soapy water. Dish soap works the best. Finish…

Office kitchen cleaning

How to Keep Workplace Kitchens COVID-Safe

Times and safety measures continue to change, and for some these measures may be more confusing than ever. With the stakes as high as they are, and the variants now floating around, it is still important to keep our workplace kitchens COVID-safe.

It is clear by now that things are done differently than they were before to keep your staff members safe from infection. In businesses that serve the public, like restaurants, or in any office setting where people converge from other locations, keeping things clean and protected remains job #1.

No doubt you’ve made some major adjustments already, like controlling the points of contact of your staff and their interaction with the public, limiting the number of staff members on-site, maybe preventing the practice of “hotdesking,” or implementing a more thorough and regular cleaning …

Eco-friendly cleaning

Is Eco-Friendly Cleaning Effective?

With climate change at the forefront, many businesses are incorporating green initiatives into their business model. This includes sustainable practices like composting, recycling, going paperless, switching to environmentally-friendly packaging, encouraging biking or carpooling to work, and swapping out chemical based cleaning products for green cleaning products. In the eco-friendly cleaning industry, there are a variety of competitors. Understanding what makes an office cleaning company “green” can help you make an informed decision for your business.

What is Eco-Friendly Cleaning?

Eco-friendly cleaning involves sustainable practices to reduce waste and includes cleaning products that are non-toxic and biodegradable. Green cleaning products are free of phosphates, chlorine, artificial colours…

Covid-19 cleaning

Covid-19 Office Cleaning

Covid-19 has created a constant limbo for businesses. Ever-changing regulations have forced many employers to reconsider working from the office and opt for a hybrid work schedule or work from home. Creating a cleaning schedule that is flexible, effective, and frequent enough to keep up with the fluctuating amount of foot traffic can be difficult. One thing we know for sure is that surfaces and high touch points require extra attention-to-detail to prevent workplace outbreaks. We have put together an enhanced office cleaning checklist to help your business combat Covid-19.

What Are High Touch Points?

Surfaces that are frequently touched by hands and easily spread viruses are known as High Touch Points (HTPs) or high touch surfaces. High touch points differ by business. It important to modify your own high touch point cleaning…

Office cleaning

How to Clean With A Hybrid Work Schedule

Two years into the global pandemic and the introduction of new variants has caused employers to consider adopting working from home or hybrid work schedules. Hybrid work schedules allow employees to work from the office on a part-time basis to minimize the number of employees working in the same space. This is beneficial for social distancing purposes and lowers office costs. Cleaning around hybrid work schedules can be tricky with employees coming and going. Here are some cleaning tips to ensure your office or commercial space maintains a high cleaning standard with a hybrid work schedule.

Keep Cleaning Supplies Readily Available

It is crucial to have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, and tissues readily available in all areas of the office. Enforce cleaning after use and minimize the number of shared spaces to …

essential oils

Office Cleaning Tips – Cleaning With Essential Oils

Eco-friendly office cleaning has countless benefits. There are many green cleaning products on the market that are just as powerful as chemical-based commercial cleaning products (if not better). Cleaning with essential oils is effective and better for the environment and human health. Essential oils have natural cleansing properties, require less product, and are versatile. Here are some of our favourites!

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil is one of the best essential oils to have around the office. It is a degreaser, a scuff remover, an air freshener, and an all-purpose cleaner. Lemon has purifying properties, which makes it great for disinfecting surfaces.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is the second best essential oil to have around the office for it’s purifying properties. It is an effective surface cleaner, air freshener, and mould remover.…