Office allergies

Tips for Keeping Office Allergies at Bay

It can be tough to stay motivated at the office when dealing with severe allergies. Sneezing, itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, or a runny or stuffy nose are a few allergy symptoms that can be a major pain. During peak allergy season, it is crucial to keep up with office cleaning to prevent allergy symptoms from worsening and boost productivity.

Keep Up With Cleaning

Vacuuming, dusting, and wiping surfaces are especially important for preventing allergies. This includes hard-to-reach surfaces such as blinds, baseboards, high surfaces, vents and ducts, and other neglected areas. Create an office cleaning schedule along with occasional office deep cleaning to prevent allergies from taking over the office.

Get Carpets and Upholstery Cleaned

Carpets and upholstery harbour dust, dirt, debris, and pet dander. They can be major …

Cleaning supplies

The Difference Between Commercial Cleaning and Janitorial Services

Understanding the difference between commercial cleaning and janitorial services can be difficult, as they have many similarities. The type of commercial cleaning services required will depend on the type of business and its cleaning needs. Without knowing the difference, you may find yourself unsatisfied and wasting money on the wrong cleaning company. We are here to help you better understand the difference between commercial cleaning and janitorial services. Here’s what you need to know!

Janitorial Services

Janitorial service is for businesses that require consistent building cleaning services on a daily, weekly, or bi-weekly basis. Tasks include regular maintenance and upkeep of offices and commercial spaces like taking out the trash, refilling dispensers, wiping surfaces, cleaning bathrooms, break rooms,…

Indoor Air Quality

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Employee Health

Indoor air quality has never seemed like a big deal until the emergence of Covid-19. Many employers are now realizing that poor indoor air quality can cause allergies, fatigue, chronic illness, and affect employee performance. As an employer, it is your duty to ensure your office or commercial space is safe, clean, and presentable. Here’s what you need to know about the affects of poor indoor air quality.

Increased Allergies/Asthma

Workplace allergies due to poor indoor air quality are often related to lack of cleaning, pet dander, perfumes and colognes, neglected HVAC systems, and strong chemicals. Offices and commercial spaces with carpets and upholstery tend to cause allergies and asthma to be more severe. This is because dirt, debris, and pet dander nestle deep in fabric fibres. If pets are permitted at the office, consider…

office hygiene

Tips for Promoting Cleanliness in the Workplace

Good hygiene is necessary for preventing illness, reducing sick days, boosting productivity, and creating a positive first impression for job candidates and guests. Here are some tips for promoting cleanliness in the workplace.

Implement a Hygiene Policy

Set the bar high with a thorough hygiene policy. The policy should be in writing and shared with all employees. It should include things like personal hygiene, cleanliness of personal desk space, bathroom cleanliness, and kitchen cleanliness. Everyone, even high-level staff, should enforce this policy.

Encourage Cleaning Up After Use

It is crucial for all employees to work together to clean up after use since workplaces are shared spaces. This rule should apply to personal desk space, office kitchens, and office bathrooms. Some examples of cleaning up after use include…

Office carpet cleaning

How to Extend the Life of Your Office Carpets

Carpet is an ideal choice for an office, as it is affordable, requires little maintenance, and comes in a variety of styles and designs. Without regular upkeep, office carpets can stain, look aged, cause illness and allergies, and smell musty due to mould and mildew. Here’s what our Clean Green office cleaning experts recommend to extend the life of your office carpets.

Use Area Rugs

Area rugs are necessary in an office or commercial space due to the high amount of foot traffic. They protect commercial floors and office carpets from excessive wear and tear, tracking dirt and debris in, preventing slips and falls, and minimizing noise. Area rugs are best suited for hallways, entrances, lobbies, and lounges.

Vacuum Frequently

Vacuuming is a critical to create a healthy office environment. Dust, dirt, debris, and allergens build…

Tile cleaning

How to Clean Commercial Tile Floors

Tile floors are a popular choice in offices and commercial spaces for their durability and ease of maintenance. They are used in lobbies, kitchens, bathrooms, and other high-traffic areas. Although tile floors are easy to maintain, they are susceptible to scuffs, chips and cracks, and looking dull. With regular commercial floor maintenance, tile floors can withstand wear and tear and remain in pristine condition for years to come. Here’s what you need to know to clean tile floors.

Types of Tile Floors

• Porcelain• Ceramic• Glass• Vinyl• Mosaic• Vitrified• Onyx• Granite• Marble• Limestone• Travertine• Natural Slate• Sandstone Sweep/Vacuum

Tiles are inevitable for collecting dust, dirt, and debris since they have grout lines. Both sweeping and vacuuming should be done daily for all types of tiles, especially in high-traffic…

Commercial carpet cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Carpet cleaning mistakes are easily avoidable. Understanding that not all commercial carpets are the same, and that they require different cleaning methods will help prevent damage, staining, and ensure your commercial carpets have a long lifespan. Our commercial office cleaners have put together some helpful tips to prevent you from making the same mistakes.

1. Not Using the Right Cleaning Products

Not all cleaning products work the same. Carpets and area rugs can be made from a variety of materials. Not using the right carpet cleaning products on your commercial carpets can lead to bleaching, staining, or discolouration. Carpet steam cleaning, carpet dry cleaning, foam encapsulation, and surface bonnet cleaning are just a few of the common carpet cleaning methods.

2. Forgetting to Spot Test

Professional commercial…

Office sanitization

Office Sanitization/Disinfection Habits for the Future

Covid-19 has significantly impacted the way we clean. It has affected the way we live drastically to the point that it has made us rethink the way we normally do things. It’s difficult to imagine a life without sanitizing and disinfecting, wearing masks, and social distancing. So what can we expect for the cleaning industry post-pandemic? Keep reading to find out!

1. Increased Hygiene & Cleanliness Standards

Hygiene and cleanliness continues to be crucial. Because office spaces are high-traffic areas with increased high touch points, we predict employers will switch to touch-less doors, faucets, hand dryers and paper towel dispensers, light switches, and other hands-free options. We also predict social distancing and barriers will stick around for a while. As we have already seen, many companies in Vancouver are deciding…

Office winter cleaning

Office Cleaning Tips for Winter

Get Your Office Prepared for Winter

Winter is already here. What does this mean to your business? Between tracking in wet or muddy shoes, and bringing in colds and flu, your wintertime office environment can be a challenge at best. Keeping your staff and clients healthy becomes a bigger problem while winter weather rages.

A clean business presents a professional image, but cleanliness is also safer. Winter adds a lot of hazards that warmer months don’t. Slips and falls can happen if you don’t maintain a clean office. Reputation is everything, from clients to potential hires, the shape your office space is in is a big reflection on how you conduct business.

Adding specific tasks to your winter office cleaning to-do list becomes important, but since the cleaning workload is higher during the winter, it is best left for after hours,…

Eco-friendly office cleaning

How to Promote Eco-Friendly Office Practices

Many businesses are making the switch to greener practices, as ecological concerns are becoming a rising issue. This includes straying away from plastic, encouraging ride sharing or biking to work, recycling, composting, and switching to eco-friendly cleaning products.

The pandemic has caused business owners to question the effectiveness of eco-friendly cleaning products. We are here to help you better understand eco-friendly cleaning products and encourage you to promote eco-friendly office practices.

Create a Recycling Policy

Sorting uncertainty is one of the biggest reasons employees do not recycle or compost. Reduce the amount of waste by incorporating recycling and compost bins. Have these bins throughout the office to make recycling and composting just as convenient as throwing out trash. Prevent confusion…