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Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays With Professional Janitorial Services

Get your business ready for the holidays with professional janitorial services, all thanks to the Select Janitorial team.

Today, we are outlining five of the top reasons why professional janitorial services get your business in good shape for the busy holiday season!

#1: Holidays Equal Increased Foot Traffic

Due to the holidays equalling increased foot traffic, professional janitorial services are a must for keeping untidiness and visible debris out of sight for existing and potential customers alike.

Our team has been providing expert cleaning and janitorial services across Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley for over 20 years; we pride ourselves on delivering quality services to offices, restaurants, post-construction buildings, and other commercial premises just like yours.

As such, we frequently see first-hand the significant difference outsourcing your commercial cleaning makes in terms of both visible results and convenience. After all, why struggle to keep up with foot traffic-cleaning during one of the busiest seasons of the year when you could have it reliably done with professional-grade cleaning products and janitors?

#2: Rain, Snow, and Salt Can Rapidly Cause Damage

Rain, snow, and salt all increase damage to your business’s interior; that’s why it’s vital to stay on top of both surface-level cleans and deep cleans throughout the winter.

Whether it be:

  • Salt being tracked indoors and causing scratches
  • Snow melting on hardwood floors, countertops, or other high-traffic surfaces
  • Rain triggering water damage or unsightly stains

Our array of commercial cleaning services are here to help. Regardless of whether you run a restaurant, an office, a hospital, a retail storefront, or anything in between, the fact of the matter is that people will be spending more time within your premises come wintertime… thereby increasing preventable wear, tear, and damage from the seasonal elements.

#3: A Heightened Risk of Germs for Both Staff and Customers

It has been proven time and time again that cold weather is linked to a heightened risk of germs: this means that, throughout the holiday season, your staff and customers are more likely to get sick when visiting your business.

That’s why our team ensures that they get your business ready for the holidays with professional janitorial services such as:

  • Dusting
  • Cleaning surfaces in lunchrooms, offices, boardrooms, and reception rooms
  • Lavatory servicing
  • Vacuuming and mopping floors
  • Garbage and recycling
  • Deep-cleaning nooks and crannies with professional-grade products

This all works to ensure that your business is both visibility clean and better protected from germs-transmission.

#4: High Expectations From Shoppers

As shoppers step back into stores this holiday season, there is the expectation that stores will have an enhanced focus on cleanliness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We make this feasible thanks to our talented team of janitors: alongside providing stable and consistent cleaning services, our janitorial staff are also bondable, individually insured, and are, of course, covered through WorkSafeBC.

#5: Enhanced Safety Against Slips and Falls

Particularly if your staff’s attire consists of flat-soled shoes, enhanced safety against slips and falls is a must during the wintertime. By cleaning consistently and thoroughly, common risks such as puddles, debris, and dust can be eliminated.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more on how to get your business ready for the holidays with professional janitorial services, contact us for a free consultation; we would be happy to help!

 

Keep Your Business Safe: Commercial Cleaning Must-Do’s This Winter

Does cold air kill germs?

No; in actuality, it helps germs spread

That’s why the team here at Select Janitorial are outlining your business cleaning must-do’s this winter: in 2020 and beyond, it’s more important than ever to keep our staff and customers safe by having our store go beyond a basic clean. 

Having provided quality janitorial services for over 20 years across British Columbia, we know a thing or two about a good winter clean…. so without further ado, let’s examine what should be on your business’s winter cleaning checklist:

Deep-Clean Entryways

Make a good first impression while simultaneously putting your staff and customers’ health first by deep cleaning your entryway.

While our commercial cleaning services encompass:

  • Dusting
  • Cleaning surfaces in lunchrooms, offices, boardrooms, and reception rooms
  • Lavatory servicing
  • Vacuuming and mopping floors
  • Garbage and recycling

However, a deep clean involves going into each nook and cranny with professional-grade cleaning products to ensure that both visible grime and potentially harmful bacteria are eradicated.

As the first place your staff or customers experience, giving your entryway special attention is highly beneficial, especially during the winter months.

Sanitize High-Touch Points

Because high-touch areas should be cleaned daily, thoroughness is a non-negotiable.

That’s why we recommend hiring professional janitorial services, especially when in the wintertime: in addition to providing stable and consistent cleaning services, our janitorial staff, for example, are also bondable, individually insured, and are covered through WorkSafeBC… which means that both you and your premises are shielded from any liability or risk of a job done poorly.

In winter 2021 and beyond, this means you can:

  • Save time on a daily basis
  • Rest assured that the job is done well every time
  • Know that you and your staff are legally protected

Stay On Top of Deep Cleans

Rain, mud, and snow all increase damage to your business’s interior; that’s why it’s vital to stay on top of deep cleans throughout the winter.

Whether you run a campus, a restaurant, an office, a hospital, a retail storefront, or anything in between, the fact of the matter is that people will be spending more time within your premises come wintertime, thereby increasing wear, tear, and damage from the elements.

Remember: Consistent and Professional Janitorial Services Help Preserve Your Space and Keep Everyone Safe

Interested in wintertime janitorial services done right? Contact us today for your zero-obligation quote.

What Makes Medical Janitorial Services Different

What makes medical janitorial services different?

We’re glad you asked.

Here at Select Janitorial, we have been providing expert cleaning and janitorial services across Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley for over 20 years; we pride ourselves on delivering quality services to offices, restaurants, post-construction buildings, and other commercial premises just like yours.

As such, our team of dedicated cleaners know a thing or two about what makes medical janitorial services different from our usual offerings (and why it’s so important that these services are done correctly!)

What Are Medical Janitorial Services?

Firstly, let’s outline what medical janitorial services are defined as.

While commercial cleaning encompasses what most people typically think of when it comes to janitorial services (such as dusting, mopping, and cleaning surfaces), medical janitorial services take this a step farther by carefully and methodically removing dirt, allergens, and potential bacteria from commercial spaces via in-depth disinfecting.

As such, medical janitorial services are necessary in spaces such as senior care homes, hospitals, clinics, and other areas where client and staff health is a topmost priority. 

 

Reason #1 to Invest in Professional Medical Janitorial Services: Commercial-Grade Cleaners Are Key

While some may assume that a quick wipe of the countertops with Clorox will be sufficient, that couldn’t be farther from the truth: in fact, commercial-grade cleaners are a key reason why medical janitorial services are so effective in disinfecting a space.

Unlike the common cleaning brands you likely have around your house, the maximum-strength cleaners our janitors use require significantly more expertise to use safely and effectively: disinfecting products and solvents in particular may be either acidic or alkaline, and a wide range of said products can be toxic to people (such as causing chemical burns) if handled incorrectly.

Because these commercial-grade cleaners are the key to a truly bacteria-free environment, however, the only way to safely implement them is to turn to our janitorial experts

Reason #2: Thoroughness is a Non-Negotiable

Due to the fact that high-touch areas should be cleaned daily, thoroughness is a non-negotiable when it comes to medical janitorial services.

On top of providing stable and consistent cleaning services, our janitorial staff are also bondable, individually insured, and are, of course, covered through WorkSafeBC… which means that both you and your premises are shielded from any liability or risk of a job done poorly.

When Select Janitorial is involved, you can rest easy knowing that your medical janitorial services are being done correctly all day, every day.

Reason #3: Having the Right Tools for the Job On-Hand

Just like how having commercial-grade cleaners is crucial for medical janitorial services, having the right cleaning instruments is equally as vital to achieve a truly deep clean.

From the moment patients, clients, or visitors walk through the door of your premises, every surface should be visibly clean and sanitized. This is to:

  • Stop the spread of germs and illnesses
  • Provide a safe, healthy space for staff and visitors alike
  • Foster a sense of trust that your space takes its sanitization seriously

Specialized cleaning equipment that can reach into your commercial space’s unique nook and crannies is an invaluable part of medical janitorial services and ensures that no area is left untouched.

Ready to Get Your No-Obligation Medical Janitorial Services Quote?

Contact us here at Select Janitorial today.

How Janitorial Services Keep Your Dental Office Safe

The ways in which janitorial services keep your dental office safe are numerous. In today’s blog, the experts here at Select Janitorial outline how a clean, safe, and COVID-conscious workplace benefits both your employees and dental patients.

#1: Dental Office Janitorial Services Let Your Staff Focus On What They Do Best

One of the primary benefits of janitorial services for your dental office is how they let your staff focus on what they do best.

Let’s face it: the government-endorsed enhanced cleaning checklist is comprehensive, to say the least. That means that, to follow it to a T, your staff will need to take valuable hours out of their day in order to learn how to follow the steps thoroughly, execute said steps, and repeat them in-depth multiple times per day.

When you hire Select Janitorial to do what we do best, you, in turn, give your employees the gift of time to do what they do best: conducting expert dental services for your patients.

#2: Our Team is Experienced in the Level of Detail Needed for Medical-Grade Sanitization

Select Janitorial has been providing the highest-quality cleaning and janitorial services for post-construction buildings, restaurants, and, of course, dental offices across British Columbia for over 20 years.

As such, we hire only the most conscientious janitors on Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, and the Interior to ensure that your commercial cleaning needs are met on time, every time.

Many dental professionals who hire existing employees to take over janitorial services believe that they are successfully completing the Canadian government’s recommended “deep cleans”, only professional janitorial staff like us here at Select Janitorial have the expertise, resources, and tried-and-tested products available to complete a deep clean as is intended.

This guaranteed deep clean gifts both your employees and your patience with the degree of health and safety that they deserve.

#3: Select Janitorial’s Team Goes Beyond Just a Basic Deep Clean 

Our team consistently goes above and beyond to provide more than just your standard deep clean.

This includes knowing the proper dilution of each sanitization product for each unique surface, the time required to deep clean each area of the lavatory, and the ability to recognize any concerns regarding the time allotted (for example, needing more time to dedicate it to certain high-touch areas in the lavatory).

This includes focusing on high-touch point areas like:

  • Toilets
  • Door handles
  • Faucets
  • Tables
  • Countertops
  • Chairs
  • Light switches
  • Electronics
  • Cabinets

We also ensure to thoroughly clean commonly forgotten touch points such as blinds, baseboards, and fabrics, all of which can harbour dangerous germs, dust, and pollen.

#4: Dental Office Janitorial Services Instills Trust in Your Patients and Creates a Great Environment for Your Team

Outsourcing your scheduled cleans to a professional janitorial company guarantees not only a better-smelling, better-looking dental office, but also the trust of your patients when they enter a sparkling clean dental area time after time.

Employees will also be grateful to know that they can focus on their job without sacrificing having a safe, COVID-conscious, and clean workspace.

Interested in dental office janitorial services done right? Contact us today for your zero-obligation quote.

Returning to the Office Post-COVID – How To Keep Your Space Safe

Health and safety in the workplace have never been more vital than now amid returning to the office post-COVID.

So what can you do to keep both your customers and employees safe? Start with cleaning, courtesy of the team here at Select Janitorial. Here is how we strive to keep safety, health, and cleanliness a priority for your business… hassle-free!

#1: Sanitizing High-Touch Areas

Especially if you own or work in a medical office of any kind, a simple wipe-down or spot-cleaning of surfaces by your team won’t suffice, especially post-COVID. That’s why our professional janitorial team is trained in ensuring your space is safe for everyone. 

We have the knowledge, tools, and, of course, experience to adhere to strict post-pandemic cleaning protocols.

Sanitation includes:

  • Both cleaning and disinfecting high-traffic and high-touch areas
  • Cleaning with the intent of mitigating the spread of germs

Commonly-sanitized areas include doorknobs, faucets, toilets, and countertops.

#2: Clearing Away Remnants of 2020

As the beginning of the usual cold and flu season nears, keeping your business clean becomes even more important.

Alongside COVID-19, this makes cleaning especially important. This includes clearing away remnants of 2020!

Remnants of 2020 that could pose the threat of germs include dust, garbage, personal items, and anything left over from 2020 that has been forgotten by either customers or staff. This is even more relevant for businesses that have been closed for long periods of time throughout either 2020 or 2021.

#3: Instill Confidence in Staff With a Clean Workplace

Your staff are the lifeblood of your business: That’s why it’s crucial to instill confidence in staff via a clean workplace.

A clean, safe, and COVID-conscious workplace works to foster trust post-pandemic and assists in back-to-work efforts.

Whether you have hundreds or thousands of people coming through your business, your employees are counting on you to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for them so they can bring their best to your customers, both this year and every year thereafter.

Invest in our variety of janitorial services for a clean you can trust when returning to the office post-COVID.