Office cleaning

Tips for A Successful Office Cleaning Experience

The office cleaning industry is very competitive. It can be difficult to tell a good cleaning company from a bad one without ample research, interviews, and in-person walk-throughs. Luckily, we have put together some tips for a successful Vancouver office cleaning experience that will set you up for success.

Create a Detailed Cleaning Schedule

Detailed office cleaning schedules include tasks to maintain sufficient health and cleanliness in an office. These tasks may be based on personal preference or decided on by your Vancouver office cleaning company. Include tasks that are important or require frequent attention. No one knows your office space better than you do, so it is highly beneficial to share your insights right from the get-go.

Schedule a Walk-Through

Walking into a space blind is never a good idea, especially …

Office Kitchen Cleaning

Tips for Cleaning Office Kitchen Appliances

Office kitchen appliances undergo ample wear and tear from daily use and are often neglected. They don’t get the thorough cleaning they need to ensure a healthy, bacteria-free office. These tips for cleaning office kitchen appliances will prevent illness from spreading around the office, and ensure your office kitchen appliances have a long lifespan.

Don’t Forget to Unplug

Begin by unplugging kitchen appliances to minimize safety hazards. This will reduce the chances of electrocution.

Wipe the Exterior

Office kitchen appliances are located in a high-traffic area and require frequent cleaning. Wipe the exterior of appliances with a damp cloth and warm, soapy water. Food-safe cleaning products are an alternative option. Exterior appliance cleaning stops bacteria and germs from lingering.

Wipe the Interior

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High touch point cleaning

What is High Touch Point (HTP) Cleaning?

High touch point (HTP) cleaning has been a major focus since the start of the pandemic. Covid-19 has made us realize that frequent hand washing, cleaning, and sanitizing/disinfecting of surfaces is necessary to help prevent illness. With so many surfaces, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Our cleaning experts have put together a list of high touch points to help you create a clean, germ-free Vancouver office or commercial space.

High Touch Point Cleaning

 Areas that are frequently touched by hands are known as high touch points. These surfaces include handrails, elevator buttons, bathroom faucets, doorknobs, light switches, kitchen appliances, and other frequently touched surfaces. High touch points easily spread viruses from person-to-person in high traffic areas. Hand washing, sanitizing, and …

clean green

How to Prevent Cold & Flu Season from Taking Over the Office

Flu season is inevitable at the office during the colder months due to overworking, travel, events, financial stress, and long hours. Because the virus changes from year-to-year, the flu vaccine is not always effective. Lack of healthcare coverage and paid time off can cause employees to work, even when sick. This can wipe out the entire office, causing a decrease in productivity and income. Keep cold and flu season at bay by considering the following preventative measures.

1. Place Hand Sanitizer at Major Touch Points

 

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is highly effective for reducing the risk or spread of infection by microorganisms. Major touchpoints such as handrails, elevator buttons, door handles, light switches, printers and photocopiers, and other high-touch surfaces require thorough cleaning since they are…

Holiday

5 Cleaning Tips to Get Your Office Ready for the Holidays

The holiday season is a busy time of year at the office. December is the perfect time to get organized, schedule a deep clean, and focus on setting the tone for the New Year. These 5 cleaning tips will help you prepare for the holiday season and ensure your office is sparkling clean for the New Year.

 

1. Don’t Let Garbage & Recycling Overflow

 

Holiday parties, gift wrap, drink spills, half-eaten snacks, and increased foot traffic can cause an overflow of garbage and recycling. An overflow can lead to unwanted pests, unpleasant smells, and create a lack of focus and productivity. Ensure your Vancouver office cleaners know where garbage and recycling bins are located and make sure they are being emptied more frequently. This will prevent garbage and recycling from building up.

  

2. Clean Out the Fridge

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Office Window Cleaning

The Importance of Window Cleaning in the Fall & Winter

In Vancouver, there is an increased amount of precipitation during the fall and winter months. Rain and snow cause sediment build-up, leaving windows looking dirty and streaky. Commercial window cleaning is not only important for aesthetic reasons. It also helps improve lifespan, prevent damage, reduce streaks, and minimize illness and allergies. Create the professional aesthetic your business needs to stand out to potential clients and customers by cleaning your commercial windows on a regular basis.

Increased Light

 

Lighting is everything! When it comes to aesthetic, it is imperative to set the right mood. Bright, warm light, along with natural light is ideal for creating an inviting atmosphere. Dirty, neglected windows can affect the amount of natural light that enters an office or commercial space. This can…

Winter

How to Prepare Your Business for Winter

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about the winter. Although Vancouver has a moderate climate with mild winters, there are occasional extremely cold, snowy days that are crucial to prepare for. Here are some tips to help you prepare your business for winter, and ensure you are not scrambling last minute with other unprepared businesses.

 

Put Down Mats

 

Winter causes a mess when it comes to office and commercial floors. Wet boots, coats, and umbrellas lead to puddles and water being tracked in throughout the office. Ice melt causes staining, discolouration, corrosion, and is extremely harmful to pets. Mats are perfect for stopping snow and salt from being brought indoors, and preventing slips and falls. They should be placed in high-traffic areas such as entryways, lobbies, and hallways …

fall office cleaning

Office Cleaning Tips to Prepare for Fall

Now that summer has come to an end, it is essential to start thinking about office cleaning maintenance such as pressure washing, window cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and floor care. Although fall is a beautiful time of year, especially here in Vancouver, BC, it also means more dirt and debris, leaves, and moisture. The cold, damp weather also causes frequent spreading of germs and illness. Cleaning during the fall is paramount for minimizing safety hazards and ensuring a germ-free office. Here are some office cleaning tips to prepare for fall.

 

Clean, Disinfect & Sanitize

 

In Canada, an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths are related to the flu each year. Colds and flus are one of the most common causes of illness in an office due to the large amount of traffic and shared surfaces. Because viruses…

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How Office Cleaning Services Affect Customer Experience

First impressions are everything. They affect incoming business, on-boarding of new employees, and create an overall perception of a business. Because customers associate cleanliness with the level of service, it is important to keep a presentable office space to avoid negative first impressions. Nothing can change a dirty surrounding, not even friendly front desk staff. Here’s how office cleaning services affect customer experience.

 

Professionalism

 

A cluttered, unorganized office space says a lot about a business and its employees. It reflects that management neglects little details and does not prioritize their staff’s health and wellbeing. It also portrays that business is not thriving and management may be struggling to make ends meet. Employees follow direction from management. If an office …

Public cleaning

The Importance of Cleaning, Disinfecting & Sanitizing in Public Spaces

Public spaces are an essential part of our everyday life. They require frequent, detailed cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of major touch points to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers. Hiring commercial cleaners, incorporating a frequent cleaning schedule, investing in effective cleaning products, and educating staff on use of cleaning products is highly beneficial for preventing illness, outbreaks, and safety hazards. Here’s why cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing is important in public spaces.

 

High-Touch Surfaces

 

High-touch surfaces are surfaces that have frequent contact. They are located in high-traffic areas and play a major role in the spread of germs and illness. High-touch surfaces should be cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized often, and require extra attention-to-detail.…