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Why Your Business Should Work With an Ethical Cleaning Company

Sadly, industries like cleaning and hospitality can be an environment where mistreatment of staff, and in the most extreme cases, human trafficking, can present themselves. The Select Janitorial family was heartbroken to learn of the 43 individuals that were forced into cleaning jobs in Ontario, with a cleaning business profiting off the vulnerability of people seeking a better life in Canada.

This continues to shine a light on why it is so important to Select Janitorial that we not only provide exceptional service to our clients, but also run our business in an ethical manner, treating our cleaners with respect and dignity. We pride ourselves on helping people grow in their careers, and earn a living that allows them and their families to live fulfilling lives in the city they love.  

When you hire a cleaner through Select Janitorial, you know that you are working with a company that puts their community and their people first. We are proud to provide jobs to those traditionally marginalized in the employment world, be it through language/cultural barriers, personality, or the need to have a flexible work schedule. We are rigorous in standing against exploitation, glass ceilings and any other form of exploitation. We believe that when our cleaners are empowered to take charge of their careers, and are compensated fairly for the hard work that they do, that not only will our clients receive exceptional cleaning services, but that we as a company win through their success.  

Our cleaners are one of our greatest strengths, and we believe in providing ongoing training, mentorship, and tools for success. While many companies hire temporary cleaners that have no career stability or consistency, we know how important it is for our staff to feel that they can take ownership of their work, and build relationships with the clients that they serve.

If you are looking to work with a cleaning company that aligns with the values that you and your small business have, then look no further than Select Janitorial. We are honoured to contribute to our community by creating meaningful employment, and supporting the small businesses that make Victoria, BC such an amazing place to live.

Professional vs. DIY: Why You Should Hire Janitorial Services For Your Office

When you’re busy running your business, cleaning can sometimes fall to the bottom of your list, and result in quick fixes to just get the job done. However in the long run, DIY-ing your office cleaning can have far reaching consequences. That’s why we’ve outlined why you should invest in professional janitorial services, and say goodbye to DIY cleaning!

 

Make the Most Of Your Time

Your time is valuable, and so is the time of your office staff. Each member of your team has been hired because of the valuable work that they do, and you don’t want them spending time on tasks that take away from their roles. Instead of spending your own time, or using the time of specialized staff, allow them to focus on important tasks while your cleaning staff takes care of the maintenance and care of your office space.

Invest in a Pro

Just as you hire an assistant, accountant, or sales person for their specialized skills, why not do the same for your commercial cleaning services? Our expert janitorial staff have the training, tools, and experience to ensure you receive the highest standard of quality with every cleaning, and are backed by the customer care and service of the Select Janitorial team.

Guaranteed Results

When you leave your cleaning to chance, the results can be unpredictable – your schedule may be inconsistent, office nooks may be forgotten, and eventually a lack of maintenance can result in additional wear and tear that will need repair later on! By ensuring that you have consistent, quality cleaning services, you can help extend the life of carpets and floors, and help keep your business running smoothly by checking ‘cleaning’ off your to-do list.

If you’re ready to delegate your office cleaning to the pros, contact Select Janitorial today for your free custom quote.

Why Your Medical Office Needs Professional Janitorial Services

We all know that every office needs regular cleaning services to run smoothly. By keeping your reception area clean and welcoming, your clients can quickly see the level of professionalism you conduct your business with. But medical offices, such as dental offices, veterinary offices, or medical labs, have needs that go above and beyond your standard dusting and mopping. We dive in to the three main reasons why your medical office needs professional janitorial services.

It’s not just about cleanliness – it’s about safety

When you are performing medical procedures, or assisting patients that are medically vulnerable, the cleanliness of your office can be the difference between health and sickness. Ensure the safety of your patients while they are in your care by making sure that every corner, surface, and floor is kept pristine.

Your reputation is on the line

First impressions can be critical for medical offices. If a new or returning patient enters your office and sees dirty floors, dust on the shelves, or full garbage bins, they may assume that you provide your services in a less-than-perfect way too. As a medical professional, your reputation and patient’s confidence in your services is critical to your long term success. Having ongoing office cleaning and janitorial services can help maintain a professional and sanitary office space!

Professional cleaners can meet your standards

As a medical professional, cleanliness and attention to detail is a part of your business. But not everyone can clean your office to the highest standard! Office assistants are busy, and not equipped to clean your office from top to bottom. That’s why it’s critical to work with a commercial cleaning company that has extensive experience addressing the unique needs of medical offices. Select Janitorial’s cleaners meet the incredibly high standards that are required of cleaning medical offices.

If you are thinking of switching cleaning companies or want consistent, professional cleaning for your medical, dental, or veterinary office, contact Select Janitorial today for your custom quote!

 

How To Give Your Office A Fresh Start This New Year

The Christmas season has come and gone, and your office may be feeling the wear-and-tear of all the extra meetings and appointments. You’re busy running your business, and you need the right team to get your office back to looking its best – and your staff may not be the right people for the job!

Start the year off right and put your office’s best foot forward by getting a professional deep-clean from Select Janitorial, and help keep your office looking fresh and clean all year long with daily, weekly, or monthly office cleaning services.

Our office cleaning services include:

    • Dusting
    • Cleaning lunchrooms, offices, boardrooms, and reception areas
    • Washroom cleaning
    • Vacuuming and mopping
  • Garbage and recycling

Not all offices have the same needs – businesses such as dental offices, medical offices, and veterinary offices have unique cleaning requirements that not all commercial cleaning companies can address. At Select Janitorial, we have janitorial staff with extensive experience meeting the unique needs of medical offices, including increased levels of sterilization, and an extreme attention to detail that leaves no corner or surface untouched.

Our team of expert janitorial staff work with you to provide a custom cleaning solution that meets your business’ needs. We pride ourselves on creating long-term relationships between our clients and cleaning staff, ensuring that you receive the highest quality service with each cleaning.

Whether you are looking to hire office cleaning staff for the first time, or are wanting to switch companies,  contact us today for your custom quote, and experience the Select Janitorial difference!

Why You Need to Hire A Janitorial Service For Your Business This Holiday Season

The holiday season is underway, it’s more important than ever that your business is at it’s best. You may have put up your holiday decorations, but is your store truly ready for this busy season? While it may not be the first thing on your mind, the final item to check off your list is making sure you have hired a janitorial service to help keep your business clean and ready to serve!

So why is having a janitorial service so important? Here are the four main reasons why having professional cleaners assisting your business is critical over the holidays.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Having regular cleaning helps your business look professional, and helps keep your space clear of unwanted distractions. Nothing is worse than a customer sitting in your waiting room, in your office for an appointment, only to discover the dreaded dust bunnies in the corner! When your floors are kept clean and your surfaces free of dust and dirt, your clients are more confident in your services, and more likely to return!

Combat Winter Weather Woes

While we may be fortunate to not have to battle snow in Victoria BC, the rain and wind can create a host of issues that every business must address. The primary concerns that rain can bring is the safety of staff and customers. With water making its way into your office, slips and falls on hard floors are common. To ensure that your staff and clients can walk without worrying about puddles beneath them, daily janitorial services can be provided to address these issues.

Another potential victim of our rainy winter weather is your carpets and floors. Entryways can quickly become worse for wear, with mud, dirt, and water being tracked in with every customer. Daily or weekly carpet cleaning will help avoid costly replacements and repairs down the road, and will help create a great first impression as clients walk through your doors.

Focus on Service

Your staff will be busier than ever this holiday season – the last thing they want to do is attend to washrooms, carpets, or other cleaning activities! This holiday season, let your staff focus on what is most important – giving your clients exceptional customer service, without the worry of keeping the business clean. Having a clean business to work in will also help boost staff morale, and keep sick days to a minimum.

Help Contain the Holiday Clutter

Those gorgeous holiday decorations around your office can come with a surprising challenge – keeping the decorations clean and contained! Decor can quickly collect dust, leaving your office looking shabby instead of festive. The glitter, tinsel, and fringe from decorations can spread around the office, creating a messy appearance. Consistent surface and floor cleaning can help keep your holiday decorations merry and bright!

 

Whether you are looking for a long-term cleaning solution for your business, or just need an extra set of helping hands to handle the holiday rush, Select Janitorial can help find the perfect cleaning solution for your needs.

Our dedicated team of professional janitorial staff are available for daily, weekly, or as-needed cleaning services, and are equipped with the tools to handle all of your cleaning needs. From restroom cleaning to keeping your carpets free from dirt and stains, Select Janitorial is the local cleaning provider that businesses throughout Victoria BC trust!