Category: Business Cleaning

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.

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.

 

10 Jan 2021
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5 Signs That You Need To Fire Your Cleaning Company

Are you feeling a little underserved by your cleaning service? Have they become complacent in their cleaning duties and no longer going the extra mile to make your facility shine? Has the cost of the service steadily increased without any recognizable benefit to you? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, it might be time to consider a new provider. Here are five signs that you need to fire your cleaning service and look for a new provider:

1) Apathetic Cleaning Crews

 

Apathy is like a virus and it can spread like wildfire within a team. If your cleaning crew seems less than enthusiastic about the duties they perform, if they are wavering in their commitment to a job well done, it may be time to look for another provider.

Apathy leads to laziness and sub-standard performance. In a cleaning crew, it will manifest itself in unfinished tasks, forgotten trash bins, and less than clean restrooms. If you find that your facility is not getting cleaned as well as it used to, apathy may be the cause.

If the apathy that you witness among cleaning crew members is also reflected in communications with company managers and owners, that is a sure sign that it is time to fire your cleaning company.

2) High Employee Turnover

 

If new faces are showing up on the cleaning crew every other week, something is not right. This is indicative of a company with high employee turnover rates and high turnover rates are bad for their business and yours.

If your cleaning company is having a hard time finding, keeping, or managing employees they are costing you money. New hires require training and a company that is scrambling to meet client demand is likely putting staff in the field who are not fully trained. These individuals are learning on the job and you are paying for their education.

Untrained employees are less likely to perform as well as seasoned staff and that means some areas in your facility are not getting the attention they deserve. In addition, poorly trained cleaning crews are less familiar with cleaning and safety protocols which can lead to damaged surfaces or worse, injured staff.

If your cleaning company can not maintain seasoned staff, it may be time to let them go.

3) A Lack Of Communication

 

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to communicate with an unresponsive provider. If you are waiting days to hear back from your cleaning company, if there is no clearly defined protocol for issue resolution or complaints, or if issues are met with empty promises that never come to fruition, it’s time to fire your cleaning company.

Any reputable provider will have clear lines of communication and a hierarchy of command. This means that if a crew member is unresponsive you can approach their team leader. If the team leader can not resolve an issue, you can approach their immediate supervisor. All issues, requests, and complaints should be resolved in an efficient and satisfactory manner and someone should follow up with you to ensure the issue was addressed.

4) Lack Of Accountability

 

If your cleaning company’s management staff fails to conduct routine inspections and quality checks, they are doing you a disservice. Regular inspections and quality checks help enforce accountability for cleaning crews and allow management to address issues and inconsistencies before they become commonplace.

In addition, regular inspections, quality checks, and employee evaluations help management to identify training opportunities which in turn promote better training and more efficient processes. Smart companies provide oversight in an effort to continually improve their services through better training, better management, and employee accountability.

5) Reckless Security Practices

 

Let’s face it, you have to be able to trust your cleaning services provider. In many cases, these individuals have access to your facility outside of normal business hours. They must be trusted to honor your facility’s security protocols. Failure to lock up, set alarms, or respect the privacy of you and your employees is a serious breach of trust that can not be tolerated.

If your cleaning services provider fails to respect your company’s security policies and protocols, fire them.

Looking For A Professional Cleaning Service?

 

If you find yourself shaking your head in agreement with any of the points above, it may be time to fire your current provider. Of course, before you do, you will want to vet prospective companies to replace them. Complete Care Maintenance offers a variety of commercial cleaning services to meet any business need. Call or contact us today to get a free quote.

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.