5 GREAT REASONS TO HIRE A DAY PORTER
Unlike janitorial services that are typically performed after hours, day porters work to maintain your building throughout the workday. They provide essential cleaning and maintenance services during operating hours and can become an integral part of your staff.
In addition, day porters can often provide other services that may potentially interrupt your workflow. Signing for and receiving packages, facilitating third-party contract workers, or replacing a burned-out lightbulb are just a few of the tasks a day porter can help with.
While you may not think that you need the services of a day porter, if you have ever had the pleasure of working with one, you know the advantages their services provide. If you have never worked with a day porter but are considering hiring one, here are some advantages to keep in mind:
Day Porters Provide A Visible Cleaning Presence
Maintaining a clean work environment has never been more important. With the onset of the Covid pandemic attitudes toward cleanliness have changed dramatically. Customers and staff are much more concerned about the cleanliness of your business than ever before.
Having a day porter on duty helps to reassure both customers and staff that you take their health and safety seriously. While thorough after-hours cleaning by qualified janitorial staff is essential, these cleaning protocols may go unnoticed. Day porters are present during business hours when your customers and staff can see the cleaning being performed.
In addition, the fact that the day porter is on duty during work hours means that they can address unexpected cleaning requirements like spills and bathroom accidents.
With a day porter on duty, you can rest assured that essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, and hand sanitizers are always full. They can also manage other maintenance tasks like changing light bulbs, sweeping entryways or clearing snow, and even event set-up and post-event cleaning.
Day porters can also act as liaisons for third-party contractors by directing them to the appropriate work areas, ensuring they understand the project scope, and supervising their work.
Because day porters work with you and your staff on a daily basis, they become acquainted with your building’s workflow. Professional day porters use this knowledge to customize their services to better meet your unique needs.
You may suddenly find that the office break room is always stocked with your favorite blend, or that a fresh pot is brewing when you arrive in the morning. You may notice that the copier machine never runs out of paper, or that the reception desk is always well-organized.
These are the types of personal services that a day porter can bring. Over time you will begin to wonder how you ever lived without one.
A Safer Work Environment
The occasional spill or breaking of glass in a common area in your facility can be a hazard for your staff and customers. With a day porter on duty, these hazards can be addressed quickly and efficiently.
The same is true for slippery sidewalks or tracked in rain and snow. Day porters will ensure that these areas are kept clean and safe for everyone who enters your facility.
Professional day porters are also very aware of their environment. They know when something is out of place and will work to ensure that there are no trip hazards or obstructions.
Of course, day porters also provide ongoing cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to mitigate the spread of germs.
Day Porters Are Team Players
Day porters work with you and your staff on a regular basis. They will quickly become part of your team. They are trained to integrate themselves with an organization’s culture and are always willing to assist when asked.
Need some copies made for an upcoming meeting? No problem. Need help rearranging the furniture in the conference room? Got you covered. Need someone e to vet contractors to repair a leaky roof? You get the point.
A day porter can quickly become an indispensable asset to your and your staff, making your life easier and providing a clean and safe work environment.
Want to enjoy the advantages of day porter services? Complete Care Maintenance can help. Call or contact us today for a free consultation.