Category: Business Cleaning

30 Dec 2020
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Commercial Cleaning Helps NJ Businesses Rebound From Pandemic

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A new year is upon us and many New Jersey businesses are glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. The pandemic made it a difficult year for businesses across the country with many having to close up shop for extended periods of time. With new vaccines being distributed in 2021 there is hope that the pandemic is now behind us and many business owners are making plans to reopen their doors. The question is how to reopen safely and successfully. Many businesses are looking to commercial cleaning services to help them rebound from the pandemic.

BUILDING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

It is not just a matter of ensuring the health and safety of employees and customers, it is a matter of regaining consumer confidence. The pandemic has changed the way people shop, dine and consume products and services and for many consumers, a return to their former way of life is a little scary. Consumers need to know that a business can be trusted to protect their health and that means seriously upgrading their cleaning and sanitation protocols.

For businesses reopening in this ‘new normal’ commercial cleaning services are becoming an integral part of their campaign to earn trust and build consumer confidence. Cleaning crews are taking on a new role in the eyes of both businesses and consumers and what was once a hidden workforce performing their duties after hours will likely become a much more visible, public-facing workforce that will help to reassure customers and employees.

TRANSPARENT CLEANING PROTOCOLS

Business leaders and property managers have a huge incentive to make cleaning highly visible. This kind of transparency will go a long way toward boosting the confidence of consumers and workers who worry about returning to public life. In a post-pandemic world, there may be nothing quite as reassuring as a uniformed janitorial service and the pronounced smell of Lysol.

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,”.

The bottom-line for business owners, property management firms, and office managers is that heightened cleaning and disinfection protocols (and being transparent about those protocols) is the key to bringing a wary public back into the fold. Hiring a commercial cleaning service can go a long way toward achieving this goal.

HOW COMMERCIAL CLEANING CAN HELP

There are many advantages to hiring a commercial cleaning company but in a world suddenly hyper-aware and germophobic consumer perception has risen to the top of the list. While assigning in-house staff to manage cleaning and disinfecting duties at your place of business can help, hiring a professional cleaning service is likely a smarter move.

People trust a commercial cleaning company to know how to clean and disinfect. While they will appreciate staff members cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas during their visit, seeing uniformed commercial cleaners diligently at work will instill more confidence. In addition, the mere fact that a business is willing to invest in commercial cleaning services sends a very strong message about their commitment to keeping their customers and staff safe.

The reality is that people’s perceptions with regard to commercial vs in-house cleaning are correct. Commercial cleaning companies have a great deal of expertise with cleaning products, processes, and protocols. Regardless of how efficient your in-house staff is, without proper training and experience, they will never be as effective as a commercial cleaning crew. And while perceptions are important, effective cleaning and disinfection is really the primary goal and nobody does this better than a quality commercial cleaning service.

 

 

 

 

29 Nov 2020
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Winter Office Cleaning Tips

Winter is a messy time of year. Snow and slush, salt and mud, germs and viruses all converge on your office building when Winter rolls around. And as the season drags on your regular office cleaning protocols start to fall behind. Winter is messy and it is difficult to keep up. In an effort to help out, Complete Care Maintenance has put together a few tips to help you maintain a clean tidy office during the winter months.

1) STAY ON TOP OF YOUR ENTRYWAY

In the winter months, it is important to maintain a clean and safe entryway. Snow and ice present serious slip and fall risks for you, your staff, and your clients. You can mitigate this risk by regularly sweeping or shoveling the entryway or applying salts or deicing chemicals. It is also a smart move to place rubber-backed floor mats inside the entryway to allow people to wipe their feet. This is especially true for offices with hard-surface flooring.

In addition to maintaining the ground at your entryway, be sure to clean the windows on a regular basis as slush and muck have a tendency to splash the glass, making for an unsightly entry. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the onset of cold and flu season, it is vital that door handles and knobs be regularly sanitized.

Placing hand sanitizer inside the entryway is a great way to encourage hand hygiene and reduce the spread of germs. It also makes your staff and your guests more comfortable and confident that you are doing your part to maintain a healthy office environment.

2) KEEP THOSE FLOORS CLEAN

Winter weather is harsh on floors. People are going to track snow and ice, salts, chemicals, and dirt in from the outside and these contaminants can quickly damage hard-surface flooring and wreak havoc on office rugs and carpets. In addition, wet floors are a constant issue during the winter months and present a serious safety hazard. Be sure to keep the floors in your office well maintained with regular cleaning and consider posting ‘Caution Wet Floor’ signs in areas where wet floors are a problem.

Thorough daily moppings are essential to remove grit and grime from hard floors and carpets should be vacuumed regularly to prevent excessive wear.

3) CLEAN AND DISINFECT HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES

Again, with Covid-19 still wreaking havoc and cold and flu season in full swing, it is vital that you clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day. These surfaces include doorknobs and handles, telephones and computer equipment, desktops and counters, and any other surface that is regularly used by multiple individuals. Consider providing sanitizing wipes in key areas throughout the office to encourage regular disinfecting and train your staff on their proper use.

4) HIRE A COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICE

If ever there was a time of year to consider hiring a commercial cleaning service, Winter is it. Because Winter is one of the dirtiest seasons and because it is one of the busiest seasons, it pays to have a professional office cleaning service manage your office cleaning needs.

A quality office cleaning company will save you time and money and will help ensure that your offices are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. They will also ensure that your offices always make a good impression and can help protect the health and well-being of you, your staff, and your clients.

20 Nov 2020
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Is Your Fitness Center Healthy?

Fitness centers and gyms represent a unique environment that is highly prone to the spread of germs and bacteria. Exercise equipment, rubber mats, locker rooms, and restrooms are all shared resources that your clients expect are clean and sanitary. As a fitness center owner or manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that your facility meets the high standards of hygiene that your clients expect and deserve.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic gyms and fitness centers need to ramp up their cleaning and disinfecting protocols in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for both clients and staff. This article will provide you with insights on how to put in place an effective cleaning program for your fitness facility.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

In order to prepare a safe and sanitary environment for your gym or fitness center members, it is important to first understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are in fact, very different.

  • CLEANING – Cleaning removes allergens and microorganisms from the environment. When a surface is clean, soap or detergent has been used to remove dirt, germs, and impurities. Cleaning helps reduce the number of germs that can lead to infection, however it does not necessarily kill any germs. In general, it is safe to clean surfaces where the risk of spreading pathogens from the surface is low.
  • DISINFECTING –Disinfecting a surface means that chemicals are being used to kill germs. Disinfecting does not necessarily mean that dirt, germs, and impurities are being removed from the surface, but by killing the germs, the risk of spreading infection is lowered.
    For a disinfectant to kill germs, its labeled dwell time should always be allowed. A dwell time, or contact time, is the amount of time the manufacturer has determined, through laboratory testing, that the disinfectant should remain wet on a surface. If proper dwell times are not followed, germs and pathogens may survive the application.
  • SANITIZING – Sanitary surfaces can be created either by removing germs (cleaning) or killing germs (disinfecting). There are a few different methods used to achieve a sanitary surface: heat, radiation, and chemicals.
    To sanitize through the use of heat, steam, hot water, or hot air can be used at the appropriate temperature for the recommended amount of time. For radiation, sanitation can be achieved through the use of ultraviolet radiation.
    Chemicals that are effective sanitizers at the proper concentration include chlorine, iodine, and quaternary ammonium. Just as the proper dwell time must be followed for a disinfectant to be effective, a chemical sanitizer must also be allowed to sit for its recommended dwell time.

It is important to note that to truly disinfect anything, it should be thoroughly cleaned first. Once clean a disinfectant should be applied and allowed to dwell for the prescribed period of time.

Protecting Yourself While Cleaning

It is important that you and your staff follow a strict procedure when performing cleaning and disinfection within your facility. To ensure that you and your staff remain safe while cleaning, follow these five steps:

  1. Wash Your Hands – Prior to beginning, any cleaning hands should be washed with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60%-70% alcohol) for a minimum of twenty seconds.
  2. Wear PPE – Wear personal protective equipment while cleaning (i.e. masks, gloves, eye protection). PPE helps ensure that your staff is not spreading germs while cleaning and protects them from chemical irritants.
  3. Staff Training – Train your staff in the proper use of cleaning and disinfecting chemicals. If using sanitizing wipes be sure to wipe in a single direction to avoid cross-contamination and when using disinfecting sprays be sure to allow proper dwell times.
  4. Maintain Safety Data Sheets – A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) should be kept in a designated area and be readily available. Safety Data Sheets provide information on the safe handling of chemicals as well as disposal and emergency protocols.
  5. Wash Your Hands – After every cleaning and disinfecting task, hands should again be washed with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60%-70% alcohol) for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Additional Tips

To help ensure that your facility is thoroughly clean and disinfected for your staff and clients, consider taking these additional steps:

  • Prioritize High Touch Surfaces – High touch surfaces like doorknobs, restrooms, telephones, credit card machines, and all gym equipment should be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. Exercise equipment should be disinfected after every use.
  • Encourage clients to do their part – Requiring clients to wear masks, maintain social distance, wash their hands, and wipe down equipment after each use can go a long way toward limiting the spread of germs. Be sure to provide adequate supplies for your customers (i.e. disinfecting wipes and sprays, single-use towels, hand sanitizers, gloves, etc.).
  • Remove soft surface items and equipment – Rugs, exercise mats, rope pulls, and other soft surfaces are much more difficult to disinfect than hard surfaces. Consider removing these items from your facility.
  • Consider cold-fog disinfecting – 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 every surface in the room effectively killing bacteria, viruses, and germs. You can find professional cold-fogging services here.
10 Nov 2020

Commercial Cleaning and Your Business Assets

Regular commercial cleaning provides many benefits to your business; from improved employee morale and productivity to enhanced customer perceptions and even increased sales. One benefit of commercial cleaning that is often overlooked is the preservation of your facility’s physical assets.

Let’s face it, your business is made up of a variety of physical assets. carpets, flooring, upholstery, wood furnishings, electronics, and other physical assets all have a healthy price tag and the longer you can make these assets last, the more value you receive from them. Routine professional cleaning can extend the life of these assets while adding value to your business.

CARPET CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Ask any carpet manufacturer and they will tell you that proper care and maintenance is the key to extending the life of your carpets. Without proper care and maintenance, dust, dirt, and other abrasive materials build up and break down the fibers that make up your carpet. This means increased wear and a shorter lifespan.

Daily vacuuming and regular deep cleaning of carpets help to mitigate the build-up of harmful abrasives and extends their useful life. In addition, regular cleanings help to remove allergens and bacteria, providing a healthier environment for your staff and customers.

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE OF HARD SURFACES

Hard surfaces like floors and countertops come in a variety of materials, from hardwoods and granite to marble, linoleum, and tile. These assets are extremely expensive to replace and proper care and maintenance are key to making them last.

Over time, dirt and debris will build up in seams between tiles and hardwood slats causing a slow almost imperceptible deterioration of these surfaces. The same is true for expensive marbles and granites which can become marred and scratched without regular cleaning.

Each of these materials has unique maintenance requirements and a qualified commercial cleaning company will know to properly clean and maintain them. Using the wrong chemicals or cleaning techniques can permanently damage your hard surface assets leading to costly repairs or replacement.

UPHOLSTERY AND FURNITURE CARE

Your facility’s furnishings are another physical asset that will benefit from regular cleaning and maintenance. Like floors and hard surfaces, these assets come in a variety of materials, from leather and fabric to wood and glass. Knowing how to clean and maintain these materials is vital to their longevity.

Fabric furnishings require daily vacuuming and regular deep cleaning much like carpets and leather upholstery needs to be properly cleaned and maintained to avoid drying and cracking. e furnishings also will dry and crack without proper care and glass-top desks and conference tables are prone to scratching if not cleaned on a regular basis.

A professional cleaning company will know how to meet the unique requirements of each of these materials and can help ensure that these assets enjoy a long and useful life.

CLEANING ELECTRONICS THE RIGHT WAY

In today’s world, electronic equipment is at the heart of our everyday life. Computer equipment, printers, fax machines, and phones are essential to our daily business operations and they are one of the most valuable physical assets in your facility. Proper care and cleaning of these items can extend their useful life and help eliminate downtime.

Dust is the enemy of all things electronic and by their very nature, electronics attract dust. Without proper maintenance, dust can build up on your electronics and cause them to overheat, leading to expensive repairs, replacement costs, and downtime.

Electronic equipment should be wiped down with a quality microfiber cloth on a daily basis and compressed air should be used to remove dust and debris from hard to reach places like between the keys on a keyboard or hinges on a laptop.

THE BOTTOM-LINE

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your business’ physical assets can increase their useful lifespan and help maintain their appearance. The longer these assets are maintained the less often they require repair or replacement and that saves you money in the long run.

Complete Care Maintenance can help you to properly maintain your business assets with knowledgeable and qualified commercial cleaning. Call us today for a free estimate.

 

 

01 Nov 2020
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Retail Store Cleaning and The Customer’s Perspective

Cleanliness is essential to any retail operation. Numerous studies have shown that the cleanliness of the retail environment is directly linked to customer satisfaction and sales volume. In fact, many studies show that a clean retail store not only encourages people to make a purchase but to make larger purchases as well.

As a retail manager, you likely spend a great deal of time in your retail establishment. Let’s face it, sometimes it seems like the job is never done. While your dedication to your retail operation is important to your success, it also can make you ‘blind’ to the actual cleanliness of your store. The fact of the matter is that your customers are often much more discerning (and critical) of your store’s cleanliness than you are.

Your Book Is Judged By Its Cover

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but consumers judge businesses by their storefronts all the time. An incredible 95% of shoppers say the appearance of a store’s exterior influences where they shop. More than two-thirds of consumers say they’ve decided not to enter a business because its storefront was unappealing, and more than half of consumers have avoided a business purely because the storefront was dirty.

A clean storefront is essential to getting consumers through the front door. This means clean parking lots, sidewalks, and entryways, not to mention streak-free windows, and dust-free window displays. In the current pandemic consumers also want to see hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, especially if carts and baskets are offered. Overflowing trash cans, ashtrays, and poor lighting are also sure turnoffs for potential shoppers.

Show Off Your Showroom

A clean storefront is just a start. Once a customer enters your store they are still making judgments with regard to cleanliness. Your showroom or salesfloor needs to be squeaky clean.

Clean Floors

Nothing says ‘squeaky clean’ like a gleaming, polished floor. Make certain that your showroom floor is always free of debris, dust, and spills, and hire professional floor cleaners to clean and polish on a regular basis. If your retail establishment has carpeted floors, vacuum them daily, and have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Dirty and stained carpets are a definite turnoff for retail shoppers and are often the source of foul odors.

Dust-Free Displays

They call them ‘displays’ for a reason – they are designed to display your merchandise and your merchandise needs to shine. Make sure that your display tables, shelving, and lifters are always dust-free and shining, and don’t forget the merchandise. Dusty merchandise looks used or old and is not likely to appeal to even less discerning customers.

Sparkling Checkout Counters

Your checkout counters should be clean and sanitary as well as clutter-free. This is likely the last interaction your customer will have with your store and you want them to leave with a positive impression. This is another perfect opportunity to offer hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

Keep Your Fitting Rooms Fit

Statistics show that 70% of clothing purchase decisions are made in the fitting room. A dirty fitting room will cost you sales and customers. People want to try before they buy and they want a clean and sanitary space in which to do it. Your fitting rooms should be cleaned after every use to ensure that they are clean and sanitary for the next customer.

Don’t Forget The Restrooms

Restrooms are a pain point for most customers. In fact, a whopping 66% of consumers say a dirty or foul-smelling restroom will cause them to stop patronizing a store forever. That is a customer you will never see again and for good reason. Restrooms are a haven for all types of bacteria, fungus, and viruses that without proper hygiene can be spread throughout your store. In most customers’ eyes, a dirty restroom equates to a dirty store.

And while no one likes a dirty restroom, it is also the one room that nobody wants to clean. Restrooms are quite possibly the number one reason you should hire a commercial cleaning service.

Hire A Commercial Cleaning Company

While you and your employees need to maintain your store’s cleanliness on a daily basis, hiring a commercial cleaning company to perform regular deep cleaning services is the best way to ensure that your retail establishment shines. A qualified commercial cleaning service can manage your floors, restrooms, parking lots, and building exterior, as well as every other nook and cranny of your store. Customer perceptions matter. Make sure they have a positive perception of your retail operation.

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!

20 Sep 2020
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Security And Your Janitorial Company

Every business has some type of security protocol. Whether it is as simple as a lock and key or as in-depth as a full-on security system with cameras, keypads, and burglar alarms – all businesses have things they need to protect. For retail businesses, it may be merchandise, cash, or credit card numbers. For medical and legal offices it may be data, records, and personally identifiable information.

When considering a commercial cleaning company, security concerns may not be top-of-mind, but it is something that requires serious consideration. Commercial cleaning or janitorial staff have access to nearly every area of your business and they often work outside of normal business hours. This is why it is so important to make security considerations a priority when vetting potential providers.

What To Look For In Janitorial Service Providers

When hiring a janitorial service provider for your facility you need to understand their level of commitment to security. A reputable provider will have training and protocols in place that help ensure that its staff understands the importance of security. There are many ways that smart janitorial services can mitigate security risks and bolster client confidence.

Employee Background Checks – Any reputable janitorial service understands the importance of employee background checks. Background checks help to eliminate potential security risks by weeding out applicants with checkered pasts and less than honorable intentions. Make sure that your provider only employs staff that has passed a background screening.

Security Protocols and Training – In addition to employee background screening, set security protocols and regular employee training reinforces in the employees’ minds, the company’s commitment to security. In addition, it helps ensure that employees understand and follow security protocols. Ask prospective providers about their security policies and the level of security training their staff receives.

On-site Supervision – Ensuring that cleaning crews are supervised by a responsible individual provides several benefits. A supervisor represents a single point of contact, meaning that keys, alarm codes, and other access points are entrusted to only one individual. In addition, a supervised cleaning crew is far less likely to breach security protocols, knowing they are being watched.

Bonded and Insured – If your janitorial service provider is not bonded and insured, you need to find another provider. Bonding and insuring is the most important step a janitorial service provider can protect both themselves and their clients. It ensures that if a cleaning staff member damages or steals property from a client that the client will be reimbursed.

Low Employee Turnover – If your janitorial service provider experiences high employee turnover it can present a security risk for you. Cleaning staff that has had access to your building and inside knowledge of your security protocols and are no longer bound by the cleaning company, can represent a real security threat. Ask potential providers about their turnover rates and avoid companies that can not seem to retain staff.

Uniformed Staff – While this may not seem like a security precaution, uniformed cleaning staff are easily identifiable, making non-staff members easily identifiable as well. Ensuring that cleaning staff is required to wear name badges or IDs is another way that janitorial services can show their commitment to security.

A Little Forethought Goes A Long Way – It pays to be vigilant when hiring a commercial cleaning service and hiring the wrong one can cost you in a big way. Take your time, vet your prospects, and hire a firm that will add value rather than cost.

30 Aug 2020
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How Commercial Cleaning Can Reduce Risk and Liability

It’s clear that hiring a commercial cleaning company to clean your facility has many benefits. A professionally cleaned facility presents well, creates a healthy work environment, and can make for happier and more productive staff. What many business owners and facility managers fail to take into account is the reduced risk and liability that commercial cleaning services represent.

While cleaning your own business may seem like a smart way to reduce costs, there are risks and liabilities associated with this do-it-yourself approach. Most of these risks and liabilities can be mitigated by hiring a commercial cleaning company to manage the risks for you. Not to mention the cleaning.

So How Can A Commercial Cleaning Company Reduce Risk?

 

1) OSHA Training

Properly cleaning and disinfecting your business requires the use of a variety of commercial cleaning products, tools, and even machinery. Employees tasked with cleaning may be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, asked to work with equipment that can present a danger, and asked to perform various tasks that may cause injury or illness if not performed properly. Failure to understand and adhere to OSHA safety guidelines can put an employee, their coworkers, or your customers at risk.

A reputable commercial cleaning company trains its employees with regard to OSHA safety standards, chemical usage, and proper operation of machinery. These people are professionals who stay abreast of and adhere to the safety standards that keep themselves and those around them safe.

2) Environmental Safety

The physical environment in which cleaning services are performed can present many hazards for you, your staff, and your customers. Commercial cleaning companies are responsible for ensuring that they maintain a safe environment while performing their duties. Proper signage for wet floors, proper ventilation when using noxious chemicals, and safe operation of cleaning equipment. These precautions help reduce liability and risk of injury.

3) Property Damage

Improper use of cleaning chemicals and equipment can cause damage to your property. Poorly trained in-house staff may not even be aware of the damage they are doing until its too late. On the other hand, a well trained professional cleaning staff knows how to properly clean a huge variety of surfaces effectively without damage or degradation. Wood floors, marble and granite countertops, various upholsteries, and even carpets should all be cleaned and maintained with proven tools and techniques.

4) Worker’s Compensation

If you are hiring in-house staff to manage your cleaning and janitorial needs then you are required to provide worker’s compensation benefits. If a member of your in-house cleaning staff is injured while performing their job they are likely to file a claim. When you hire a commercial cleaning company to manage your facility’s cleaning needs, these obligations are theirs, not yours. The cleaning company is responsible for insuring their own staff, reducing both costs and liabilities for you.

5) Reduced Risk of Illness

A reputable commercial cleaning company will thoroughly clean and disinfect your workplace and a clean workplace reduces the chances of employee illness, absenteeism, and potential insurance claims. Providing a safe and healthy work environment can mean less paid sick leave, fewer insurance claims, and happier, healthier staff.