Maintaining a clean facility is key to attracting and retaining tenants. When you continually have new and existing tenants and guests evaluating your facility, it is critical that every cleaning procedure is performed correctly to produce the best possible results. Every cleaning procedure, from restroom cleaning to restorative floor care, plays a significant role in ensuring your facility looks great. A clean facility is important to tenant and guest satisfaction and an improved bottom line. One of the best ways to make sure the contracted cleaning staff is capable of achieving best-in-class results, with every cleaning procedure, is ensuring the custodial team has completed formal janitorial training.
Floors are the first thing people notice when they enter your facility. They are also a major investment in both time and money. Maintaining the appearance of your hard floors requires daily cleaning and maintenance to remove soil that is tracked into your facility, decrease damage to your floors, and reduce the frequency of periodic or restorative hard floor care procedures that are more time-consuming and expensive.
With the recent rise in microfiber products, many businesses are making the switch to microfiber mops. Microfiber mops offer increased cleaning power and more effective germ removal versus traditional wet mops. Microfiber can reduce bacteria on floors by 99% while conventional tools, like string mops, only reduce bacteria by 30%.
A major problem in commercial restrooms is foul odor. Restroom odors can leave your guests believing that you do not properly maintain your facility or that your facility is unclean. But what your guests do not realize is that even when you are performing consistent daily cleaning procedures, your facility can be plagued by foul restroom odors. In most facilities, 90% of restroom odors are caused by one common problem.
Candida auris, is a highly contagious infection, rapidly spreading throughout healthcare facilities on the East Coast. Candida auris is dangerous because it is easily spread, survives on surfaces for months, can be multi-drug resistant, and is difficult to detect so it is often misdiagnosed. As the director of EVS, keeping your guests and patients healthy and safe is a top priority.
As the leader of a commercial cleaning team, you are constantly looking to boost your employee’s productivity and increase tenant satisfaction, both of which will ultimately benefit your bottom line. Proper training is key to ensuring your employees are achieving consistent results, providing a cleaner and safer facility, and increasing tenant and all other occupant & guest satisfaction.
In the average commercial facility, restrooms take up 5% of the space but contain 20% of the dirt and account for 80% of building complaints.
It doesn’t matter if you are maintaining a school, hospital, office, or any other facility - cleaning and disinfecting is an important part of your maintenance routine. Keeping your facility clean will reduce the spread of illness and enhance your facility’s overall appearance.
It is critical to the life and appearance of your facility’s carpet to identify and remove a stain as soon as possible. If your facility has carpet, you will eventually have stains, but with proper identification and removal, you can avoid lasting damage and costly restorative procedures.
Quat-based disinfectants are popular cleaning and disinfecting solutions used to kill bacteria, mold, and viruses. When used properly quats are highly effective. When used with the wrong cleaning tools, quat disinfectants become less effective and the disinfecting that you think is killing bacteria is not actually happening, even when you’re using the right dilution ratio.