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20 Jan 2021
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How Day Porter Services Can Improve Your Business

Do you find that as the workday unfolds your facility begins showing the wear and tear of everyday activities? Does your entryway get a little dirtier every time someone comes through the door? Do your restroom supplies run low by noon? Is your breakroom a mess at the end of the day? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider day porter services.

Many businesses rely on a commercial cleaning service to manage their facility cleaning after hours. This ensures that your facility is clean and fresh when you walk in the door every morning, but is that really enough? Day porter services are designed to ensure that your facility remains clean throughout the day, ensuring that your after-hours cleaning is not undone by noon. Here are five ways that day porter services can improve your business:

1) Ongoing Cleaning And Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas is not a one-and-done proposition. Disinfection should be performed at regular intervals throughout the day to minimize the spread of germs and viruses. Hiring a day porter service will ensure that these surfaces are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day making your facility safer for you, your staff, and your customers.

It’s not just high-touch areas that require ongoing cleaning. Restrooms, breakrooms, and entryways are all areas that tend to get dirty as the day progresses. Having a day porter at the ready helps to ensure that these problem areas are addressed throughout the day.

2) Restocking Of Restroom Supplies

Keeping your restrooms clean is just one part of a day porter’s restroom maintenance protocol. They also take responsibility for ensuring that your restroom supplies like hand soap, toilet paper, and paper towels are always restocked.

Restocking services can go beyond the restroom as well and may include restocking of breakroom and kitchen supplies, filling hand sanitizer dispensers, and even changing lightbulbs and HVAC filters.

3) Maintaining A Safe Environment

Day porters also help enhance workplace safety for both staff and guests. Aside from the ongoing cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, they will ensure that entryways and parking lots are free of clutter and slip hazards. They are at the ready to address spills and wet floors and will even place hazard signs for damaged walkways and wet areas.

4) Liaison Services

Day porters can also provide liaison services for third-party vendors that you hire to perform more specialized tasks. Having your carpets and/or furnishings professionally cleaned, having your building’s exterior power washed, or instructing a landscaping crew all become much easier with a day porter on hand. Your day porter can coordinate with them, supervise their work, and ensure that they do a thorough job, leaving you to attend to the business of the day.

5) Improved Facility Appearance

Likely the greatest advantage of having a day porter on staff is the overall appearance of your facility. Your entryway and reception areas always look clean, your restrooms and breakrooms are always well maintained and supplies never run out. Maintaining a clean, safe, and functional workplace enhances customer perceptions, improves employee satisfaction, and boosts morale and productivity.

Is Hiring A Day Porter The Right Decision For Your Business?

While day porter services may not be right for every business, they can improve day to day business operations when you hire the right service provider. Complete Care Maintenance can help to evaluate your business needs and provide you with a customized day porter service plan that will address all areas of concern.

 

23 Jan 2017

Is Your Office Building Ready For Porter/Matron Services?

Up to now, your employees may have been taking turns emptying the trash and wiping down bathrooms. Or maybe you have a cleaning service that comes in at the end of the day to do these things for you. Your business is growing and it’s time to think about full time, on-site janitorial staff or what is also referred to as porter/matron service. The latter refers to the female gender while the former is…. you guessed it, the male gender. (more…)

20 Jul 2021
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Commercial Cleaning And Curb Appeal

Your business’s curb appeal is vital for attracting and retaining customers and utilizing a commercial cleaning service can help take your curb appeal to the next level. Commercial cleaning services are designed to enhance your business’s overall cleanliness and appearance and many commercial cleaners offer services that extend well beyond your facility’s interior. Below are just some of the ways that a commercial cleaning service can improve your curb appeal:

Commercial Cleaning Services That Improve Curb Appeal

Window Cleaning

Windows and entrance doors are two of the most visible aspects of your storefront and they can either positively or negatively impact your curb appeal. Water marks, smudges, dirt, and grime on your windows not only make them harder to see through but also send a very bad message about the cleanliness of your business. A qualified commercial cleaning service can make sure that your windows and entrance doors are always sparkling clean, making a positive first impression and improving your bottom line.

Parking Lot Maintenance

Believe it or not, a poorly maintained parking lot can cause potential customers to drive right past your place of business without ever leaving their car. Ensuring that your parking lot is free of refuse and debris shows potential clients that you care about your business’s appearance and are willing to go to great lengths to ensure they have a positive experience. Many commercial cleaning services provide parking lot cleaning services that will help keep your lot sparkling clean for your customers.

Trash Receptacles

If like many businesses you provide your customers with the convenience of a trash receptacle outside your storefront it is vital that it be well maintained. Overflowing trash containers can make customers feel that your company and its employees are inattentive, apathetic, or just plain lazy. Commercial cleaning services regularly empty and clean these containers so that your business always looks well kept.

Sidewalks and Entryways

The sidewalk that leads to your entryway, and the entryway itself need to be clean and inviting in order to draw people into your establishment. Regular sweeping and pressure washing of these areas is vital to maintaining a squeaky clean appearance. Ask your commercial cleaning service if they provide these services. Most do and it is just one less thing that you have to worry about.

Day Porters

Having your establishment regularly cleaned by a commercial cleaning company definitely helps to keep your business looking its best. Hiring a day porter takes this cleaning regimen to the next level. While your commercial cleaners will ensure that your establishment looks its best at the beginning of every day, a day porter can help ensure that it continues to look its best throughout the day. A day porter will keep your sidewalk and entryway clean and tidy, empty trash receptacles, remove window smudges, and even tend to accidental spills and wet weather messes.

Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services For Your Business

Hiring a commercial cleaning company can have a huge impact on your business’s curb appeal but it can also boost your company image and improve employee health and productivity. If you are looking for more ways that commercial cleaning can help your business, talk to the experts at Complete Care Maintenance and get a free consultation.

 

 

01 Jul 2021
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Commercial Cleaning In a Post-Pandemic World

If your business did not utilize commercial cleaning services pre-pandemic, changing consumer behaviors may have you rethinking your cleaning strategy. Consumers are wary about venturing out into public spaces even as Covid-19’s grip on our society loosens. The pandemic has opened people’s eyes as to how easily germs can be spread, especially in shared public spaces. This has necessitated much stricter cleaning and disinfecting protocols for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Commercial Cleaning Is The New Normal

It is no longer enough to tell consumers that you are following strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols, you have to show them that you are. In a post-pandemic world, consumers expect to see visible evidence of cleaning and disinfecting protocols being put into practice. In order for businesses to regain consumer trust, they will need to employ dedicated cleaning personnel to work during normal business hours.

Consumers want to see someone wiping down door handles, shopping carts, checkout counters, and other high-touch surfaces.  They want to see restrooms that are sparkling clean, hand sanitizers in place and being used, and onsite cleaning personnel visibly cleaning. Daily cleaning is no longer enough. Constant, visible cleaning is the new expectation, and businesses that fail in this regard may fail altogether.

Many businesses see this as an opportunity to attract more customers by providing a cleaner environment than their competitors. Many are hiring commercial cleaning services, janitorial services, and day porters to market their cleaning protocols as part of the customer experience.

Building Employee Trust

It’s not just consumers that have raised the standards when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene, employees are also changing the way they look at the workplace. With many employees working from home during the pandemic, the desire to go back to the office is tempered by the uncertainty of a post-pandemic world. Employees need to feel confident that their employers are doing everything within their power to provide a clean and sanitary workplace.

This means that in addition to employing visible cleaners during business hours, employers are also employing commercial cleaning services to deep clean their premises after hours. This helps to ease the anxiety that some employees may feel with regard to returning to the workplace. Knowing that when you arrive to work in the morning you will be entering a workplace that has been professionally cleaned and sanitized makes returning to work less stressful for everyone.

The Shift To Commercial Cleaning Brings Long-term Benefits

It is important to realize that the shift in people’s behavior with regard to cleanliness is not a bad thing. If there is a silver lining to the recent pandemic, it is that we now live in a much cleaner world. People are far more concerned about catching and spreading germs than ever before and that fear has translated into better cleaning and hygiene protocols for all of us.

The fact that the cleanliness of a business has taken a primary role in how businesses attract consumers is also a very good thing. The more businesses recognize the importance of operating a clean and sanitary establishment, the safer shared public spaces will become and that is better for everyone.

Need Help With Your Commercial Cleaning Needs?

Complete Care Maintenance has been providing affordable commercial cleaning services to New Jersey businesses since 2001. We can help you to establish cleaning protocols that both your customers and employees will appreciate. Call or contact us today to learn more.

 

 

 

 

20 Mar 2021
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Add Commercial Cleaning To Your Marketing Plan

There is no doubt that the past year has changed the way that many businesses do business, and it has changed the way many business owners market their business. In a world still gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more businesses are recognizing that commercial cleaning should be a part of their marketing plan.

It is no longer enough to allow in-house staff to manage your business’ cleaning regimen. Cleaning has become so intricately entwined with the safety and value of a business that many business owners are turning to commercial cleaning companies to meet the demands and alleviate the concerns of a post-pandemic public.

What Consumers Want

In a recent study commissioned by Vital Vio 76% of respondents said they’re going to hold businesses accountable for how they clean their spaces and 51% won’t patronize establishments that aren’t transparent about their cleaning practices. StudyFinds reported a whopping 82% of Americans “said they are now more aware of, and concerned about, cleaning protocols in public areas,”.

For businesses looking to bring back customers these statistics should be seen as an important marketing opportunity. Regardless of what business niche you operate in, the most important aspect of any business is meeting customer needs and expectations. As these statistics show, customer needs and expectations have shifted in the post-pandemic world and there is much more emphasis being placed on cleanliness. In the customer’s eyes, businesses are responsible for protecting the health of their patrons, and the majority of customers want visible indications that a business is making every effort to meet this responsibility.

Why Commercial Cleaning Makes Sense

Experienced commercial cleaning companies have always been well-versed in proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Many commercial cleaning contractors even provide services to hospitals and medical facilities. The point is that these companies understand how to properly clean and disinfect. In a post-pandemic world, this level of expertise means a lot to consumers still concerned about safety in public spaces. Commercial cleaning companies are trusted by consumers to clean and disinfect things the right way. Businesses who openly advertise their utilization of commercial cleaning services benefit from this consumer trust.

How To Add Commercial Cleaning To Your Marketing Plan

If you are like most businesses you are already meeting customer demands by enforcing mask mandates, employee temperature checks, and the provision of hand sanitizers. These are all visible cues to consumers that you take their health and wellbeing seriously. The reality is that you have already added health and safety measures to your marketing program. Adding commercial cleaning is a logical next step that can set your business apart from the competition.

The first step to adding commercial cleaning to your marketing plan is to hire a qualified commercial cleaning contractor. You should seek out commercial cleaning companies that have extensive experience, that have set cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and that have experience cleaning in hospital-grade environments. These are the companies that understand cleaning and disinfecting, cross-contamination, and what chemicals and procedures to use while cleaning.

Step two is to decide whether you want your commercial cleaning crew to work during or after business hours. Having uniformed commercial cleaning crews or day porters work during business hours is a clear sign to customers that you are making every effort to ensure a safe environment. And in reality,  on-site cleaning personnel do promote a cleaner workplace. They will continually clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces throughout the day, ensure that bathrooms and entryways are clean and sanitary, and be there to address unplanned spills or weather-related messes.

Of course, for many businesses having a cleaning crew or day porter present during business hours is just not practical. For these businesses having your establishment deep cleaned after hours is a more logical choice. This ensures that your place of business is always clean and sanitary at the start of each day. These businesses can promote the fact that their establishments are professionally cleaned and disinfected through the use of prominent signage, websites, television, and other paid advertising platforms.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that consumers want to know what you are doing to protect their health and well-being when they are patronizing your business. And while masks and hand sanitizers can go a long way toward bolstering consumer confidence, customers want to know that the environment is clean and sanitary. Nothing can satisfy this desire more than the transparent use of a qualified commercial cleaning service.

 

 

28 Feb 2021
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Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Retail Space

With the Covid-19 pandemic still gripping the nation, operating a retail store can be quite challenging. It is difficult enough with occupancy restrictions and many people avoiding public spaces altogether. One thing is certain, providing a clean and safe environment for both staff and customers is of paramount importance. Here are some tips for cleaning and disinfecting your retail space:

Train Your Staff

Cleaning and disinfecting are two steps in a process that is designed to help reduce or eliminate germs and viruses on surfaces in your retail space and it is not just a matter of wiping things down with an off-the-shelf cleaner. Your staff needs to be trained in how to properly clean and disinfect surfaces. It is no longer enough to just send them out with a rag and a bottle of Windex.

Staff members should know how to don appropriate PPE and should be required to wear gloves and masks when cleaning. In addition, they should understand that surfaces must be cleaned before they can be disinfected. They should be well-versed in the chemicals being used and know their efficacy and dwell time. They should be conscious of high-touch surfaces that require more frequent cleaning and they should understand what cross-contamination is and how to avoid it through proper cleaning protocols.

In the midst of a pandemic where the spread of germs and viruses is of great concern, a well-trained cleaning crew can be the difference between a germ-free retail space and a dangerous one. Conversely, a poorly trained cleaning crew can actually do more harm than good. Using dirty cleaning cloths and mops in multiple rooms and on multiple surfaces can literally spread germs throughout your retail space, putting you, your staff, and your customers at risk.

Clean Continually

Retail spaces (especially those with a lot of foot traffic) require constant cleaning. High-touch surfaces should be cleaned and sanitized continually throughout the day.  Door handles, cash registers, credit card machines, shopping carts, and checkout counters are just some of the surfaces that are constantly in contact with people and these are the surfaces most likely to harbor germs and viruses.

For high-traffic retail spaces, there should be a dedicated cleaner or cleaners that work diligently to ensure cleanliness throughout your store. While this will require additional staff and payroll, it is the best way to ensure that your store is safe. In the long run, you may find that hiring a day porter or commercial cleaning company is a less expensive and more efficient solution. This not only ensures effective cleaning and disinfecting but also instills trust from a customer’s perspective. Your patrons will appreciate the fact that you take their health and safety seriously and are actively promoting a safer shopping environment.

Encourage Good Hygiene

Not only should your staff be required to follow good hygiene practices like wearing face masks and regular hand washing, but you should also encourage customers to do the same. Providing fresh face masks for those who do not have one and placing hand sanitizers throughout your store promotes good hygiene amongst your patrons. With the current health threat on everyone’s mind, most patrons will appreciate the fact that you are providing the resources that they need to stay safe.

Perform Daily Deep Cleanings

This is where a commercial cleaning company can really help to keep your retail environment safe. Daily, after-hours deep cleanings should be a part of any effective cleaning and disinfecting program. A qualified commercial cleaning company will have the tools and know-how to thoroughly clean and disinfect your retail space so that you can begin each workday knowing that your environment is clean and germ-free.

Demanding times such as these require that we go above and beyond our normal routine and while it adds an additional burden for the retailer, in the long-run it builds customer confidence and can be the difference between a busy retail store and an empty one.

10 Oct 2020
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Top Tips For Reopening Your Facility During a Pandemic

As many states throughout the country begin to reopen, facility managers need to plan ahead to ensure as safe an environment as possible. Staff and customers alike should feel safe in the knowledge that you are making every effort to protect them. Here are some tips for reopening as safely as possible:

1) Promote Social Distancing And Safe Behavior

Rearranging desks and other furnishings to promote social distancing is a good start. In areas where people tend to congregate or stand in line, consider marking floors with tape or stickers to indicate safe intervals. Post signs at the entrance to your facility reminding people to practice social distancing and encouraging the use of masks. Limit or eliminate in-person meetings and other in-office gatherings and encourage remote work when possible.

2) Promote Better Hand Hygiene

Providing sanitizing solutions or wipes throughout your facility helps promote hand hygiene and surface sanitization. Making these items accessible near high-touch and shared surfaces like doors, elevators, and reception areas allows for easy hand and surface sanitizing. Ensure that restroom soap dispensers are filled regularly with disinfectant soaps.

Be sure that the products your use meet the CDC guidelines for proper sanitization. Look for labels with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol.

3)  Utilize Porter and Matron Services

Porter and matron services allow for ongoing cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. These professional cleaning personnel can continuously clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces, restrooms, and other common areas throughout the facility, helping to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for staff and customers.

4) Consider Regular Cold Fog Disinfection

Cold fogging is a process where a disinfectant is put into a machine and atomized into the air. Unlike a spray, a fog saturates the air in a mist and covers virtually every surface in your facility. Even hard to reach areas that are typically overlooked with traditional cleaning methods become saturated in a disinfecting fog, effectively killing bacteria, viruses, and germs. Cold fogging can be performed during non-business hours so as not to interrupt regular business operations.

5) Hire Commercial Cleaning Services

Probably the best way to ensure a clean and safe facility is to hire a reputable commercial cleaning company. High-quality commercial cleaning companies understand how to properly clean and disinfect your facility and are trained to address high-touch areas, properly use disinfectants and cleaning chemicals, and avoid cross-contamination.

Need Help Planning Your Reopening?

Complete Care Maintenance can help you to prepare for reopening your facility in the midst of the pandemic. We can provide for you a custom commercial cleaning plan, schedule regular cold fogging services, provide porter and matron services, and ensure that your soap dispensers and hand sanitizers never run dry. Call or contact us today and let us help you to reopen your facility in a safe and sanitary way!

15 Jul 2019
property management cleaning

What You Should Look for When Evaluating Property Management Cleaning Services

Finding the right cleaning service for your property management firm can seem overwhelming. There are a lot of different companies competing for your business. But, you can’t afford to do business with someone who is unreliable or inexperienced.

When you are evaluating your options, you need to consider the reputation of the cleaning service, what types of services they offer, and you need to know how they hire their employees. (more…)