How Janitorial Services Help Reduce Sick Leave This Winter

With the stress of the holidays on the rise, so is the likeliness of catching a cold! A higher volume of foot traffic to your business also means that there are more germs introduced into your workspace than throughout the summer. When working in an office space, illness and germs can spread quickly through your business and have detrimental effects on your team’s productivity and workflow. Using professional janitorial services can help reduce the risk of germs spreading, all while reducing that spike in time-off requests. 

Feeling overwhelmed at all the tasks at hand, and looking for an easy solution? Learn more about the different ways that professional office cleaning services can help your business reduce sick leave this winter!

Leaving No Surface Uncleaned

Most people know that they need to clean countertops and floors, but there are lots of other sneaky places that can carry germs and sickness that you may not have thought of! Your team of professional cleaners know all the hidden places to clean to ensure your staff stays healthy through the flu and cold season. 

Doorknobs and light switches? We got them covered! Our team will ensure every high traffic area of your business is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with professional equipment and cleaning solutions. By focusing on spaces such as the office kitchen and bathrooms, we reduce the spread of the pesky cold-causing germs that can linger around during the winter. 

Improve Productivity, Reduce Heavy Work Load

The holiday season is already busy enough, and the last thing you want is your staff feeling burnt out during one of the busiest times of the year. Holidays usually mean that your staff is managing additional work, planning get-togethers, and trying to stay organized before the year is over. Take one thing off their plate and leave the cleaning to the professionals to help reduce stress.

While staff may be able to take on light cleaning tasks throughout the summer, ensuring that a professional is cleaning your office high and low safely will help reduce the risk of injuries, while also preventing slips and falls that can come from poorly maintained floors.

Go Beyond Clean, Sanitize

While one of your staff members may be able to give your office a quick wipe down, only the pros have the products and tools necessary to ensure that the job gets done right. There are many areas in the workspace that need the highest standards of sanitization. This is especially important for medical offices and businesses that welcome the public into their space on a regular basis.

Ensuring that your surfaces and other high-touch areas are sanitized helps prevent the spread of germs and illness, and keep your clients and staff healthy and happy all winter long. 

Trust Your Cleaning to The Professionals

At Select Janitorial, we have highly-trained expert cleaning staff that is invested in the satisfaction of our clients. We match cleaners whose strengths match the unique needs of your workplace. We help build long-term relationships that allow our cleaners to become attuned to your needs, and ensure that their services exceed your expectations every time. 

We have been working with businesses across Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island for over 20 years, and pride ourselves not only on exceptional cleaning services but also exceptional customer service. We are a local business that is here to help!

Ready to keep your staff healthy this winter season? Connect with the team at Select Janitorial today for your FREE, no-obligation consultation and we will set you up with the cleaning team you need to keep your business germ-free this cold and flu season!

How Commercial Cleaning Services Keep Your Clients Healthy And Happy This Winter

The flu season is fast approaching and as the autumn months wrap up and we move into winter, it is important to take the time to maintain the overall health and wellness of your business.  Staff and client health and wellness also impact how we do business. One great way of practicing this is by ensuring that you have a clean and sanitized work environment for all. 

At Select Janitorial, we work with local businesses of all sizes to ensure that not only are the places with obvious dirt and grime kept clean, but also the sneaky places you may not have thought of.  These are often the areas that can carry the most germs, and pass illnesses on to staff and clients. 

Today, we’re giving you an inside look at the areas your business needs to be extra careful about cleaning this Winter!

Light Switches, Handles, and High Traffic Areas

Running a business can be hectic, especially around holiday time. It’s easy to miss cleaning the little areas that can carry the largest amount of germs in our everyday lives! While we may first look to our floors and counters as places that track in the most dirt, it’s easy to forget about the spots we really touch most often, like light switches, phones, and doorknobs. Cleaning these often forgotten surfaces will also help reduce sick leave over the winter months.  This helps to keep your business running smoothly during the busiest time of year!

Keeping heavy use areas and highly trafficked parts of your business clean and tidy is of the utmost importance when preparing for the busy holiday season.  Our team of detail-oriented cleaners will make sure that each and every high traffic surface of your business is sparkling clean and ready for use. 

Rainy & Snowy Weather

Although the wet and muddy weather outside is inevitable with the change in seasons, that doesn’t mean your business has to suffer. Keeping your office clean, tidy, and free of any hazards will benefit those who visit it regularly. 

This includes maintaining entryways so they are clear of water and mud that can cause slips and falls, properly adding signage that warns patrons and staff of any potential hazards, and ensuring that areas outside of your business are clear can help reduce the amount of water that makes its way inside. 

By keeping your entryways welcoming and easy to navigate shows a level of professionalism and conscious care and ensures everyone can enjoy your business safely. 

Prevent Potential Damage

Whether your space is a warehouse or retail store, making sure that you are on top of your cleaning throughout the premise is important to prevent hazards, accidents, and potential damage to your products. When floors become wet from people entering and exiting the building, not only is there a higher risk for slips and falls, but stored items and inventory is at risk for being damaged, impacting your ability to serve your clients during the busy holiday season.

Serving Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island for over 20 Years

When you work with Select Janitorial, you can guarantee that you are working with a team of dedicated, highly-trained commercial cleaners who are dedicated to serving local businesses. We are passionate about serving our local Vancouver Island community and take pride in delivering consistent, exceptional cleaning services every time.

Select Janitorial’s team of professional janitorial staff will help provide you with a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment for each and every member of your staff and clients. We care about the overall health and cleanliness of your business, and it shows in our work ethic and final product.

Get ahead of the busy winter season and fight back against the cold and flu season in your workspace. Book your FREE, no-obligation consultation today and we will set you up with professional cleaning staff tailored to the unique needs of your business and space. Select Janitorial is here to make sure your workspace stays happy and healthy this winter! 


The Types Of Businesses That Can Benefit The Most From Professional Janitorial Services

Owning and managing a business means that you are busy with a never-ending to-do list, and many tasks on the go. As well as operating your business, you also need to keep the health and safety of your staff and clients as a top priority. One of the best ways to do this is by ensuring that your office, warehouse, or retail space is kept clean and clear of anything that may impact the people you serve – from slippery floors to germs that spread sickness. 

Wondering if janitorial services are right for your business? We’re diving into our list of the types of businesses that can benefit from hiring a team of professional commercial cleaners.

Medical Clinics

Whether you’re working within a dental, doctor, or veterinary office, providing your clients with peace of mind when they enter your office is vital. Medical clinics have the unique requirement of not only having to be clean for client confidence but also having a rigorous level of sanitization for workspaces to ensure that patients are kept healthy and safe. Professional cleanings services offer you peace of mind that you are meeting the standards required to offer your services in a safe environment. 

Our team at Select Janitorial has extensive experience in cleaning medical, dental, and veterinary clinics.  Our staff is prepared with the professional equipment and cleaning solutions required to meet the needs of these businesses. This is not an area you can leave to chance in your business – working with a company that guarantees their services and lets you develop longstanding relationships with your cleaning team are key. 

Commercial Office Spaces

We know keeping up with the cleanliness of your office is of the utmost importance. Keeping a clean workspace is the easiest way to keep everybody in your office happy and healthy, all while maintaining a presentable and professional environment. Office cleaning goes beyond keeping desks tidy and organized – from floor to ceiling, there are areas that need to be cleaned and maintained. 

While you may think that your staff can help with ongoing maintenance, only a professional cleaning team will know every spot to dust, vacuum, or wipe. Let your staff do what they do best – the job you’ve hired them for! By outsourcing your cleaning, you can maintain high productivity in a clean and comfortable workspace. 

Community and Public Spaces

With community spaces such as malls, places of worship, and recreational organizations that see constant and frequent traffic, it is important to maintain a healthy environment and keep germs and other potential hazards at bay. Hiring and maintaining your own staff for ongoing cleaning and maintenance can be a burden on your HR staff.  It can also increase costs through the purchase and maintenance of professional equipment needed to clean large spaces and high traffic areas. By outsourcing your cleaning to Select Janitorial, you know that you are receiving service from professionally trained staff that provide and maintain their own equipment, are insured, and are backed by the customer service of a local partner. 

Condos and Residential Buildings

Keeping your residential property clean and organized shows an immense amount of care and professionalism. Whether you’re managing a strata-run building or an assisted living facility, consistent professional cleaning services help ensure that residents remain safe, and reduce the long-term costs of building maintenance. Don’t rely on property managers, residents, or in-house staff to perform the duties that are best left to a professional!

Partnering with Local Businesses

Serving local businesses around Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island is our passion and commitment at Select Janitorial. As a locally owned and operated business ourselves, we know the importance of ensuring that your business is running smoothly, and how the businesses you work with can provide peace of mind when receiving their services. We are committed to total client satisfaction, which means we guarantee all of our work. 

Do you have a space that could benefit from our professional janitorial services? Contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation and we’ll set you up with the perfect commercial cleaning team for your business. 


Janitorial Services and Security – Is Your Business Protected?

When selecting a janitorial team for your business, the importance of safety and security of your business and the property within it should be top of mind. You have enough on your plate running a business, and making sure your office or building is secure while your janitorial team keeps your space spotless shouldn’t be a concern.

Our cleaning staff keep the safety and security of your space a priority – right alongside a thorough cleaning, every time! Read more to find out what makes our team so special, and why you can trust your business in our hands.

Security-Aware Service

Our team of professional cleaners is not only invested in making your business clean and tidy, but they also keep the safety and security of your property top of mind. Our cleaners operate with the highest level of integrity, ensuring your business is secure at all times while they are working. Locking the doors and being aware while working in your space after hours goes hand in hand with the other cleaning services they provide during their visit.

Experienced Cleaners

One of the ways that we ensure the security of your business is by not hiring temporary cleaners. Select Janitorial understands the importance of building a strong relationship between you and your cleaning staff. Our cleaners work with the same business over time, helping to build trust and familiarity between you and our team. With an experienced staff that makes sure that your business is left clean through consistent work, effort, and confidence, you know we will leave your business sparkling!

Security Clearance

We understand that you may need to know more about who is working in your space after hours. Some organizations, such as military or government buildings, require additional security clearance for their staff to be able to work in certain areas of a building. We have experience obtaining additional background checks and security clearances upon request. All of our cleaners are bondable, individually insured, and covered through WorkSafe BC. This helps to protect you and your business from any liability or risk.

Select Janitorial’s cleaners not only get the job done right, but will also ensure the safety and security of your business while doing their best work. Our team goes above and beyond to provide you and your business with the best service possible.

Choosing a cleaning service can be difficult enough – you shouldn’t have to worry about keeping your business secure too! Let us set your mind at ease. Give us a call today and let’s connect. We’ll set you up with a reliable, experienced, and trustworthy cleaning service tailored to your business.

How Professional Cleaning Services Can Benefit Your Veterinary Clinic

While your team is busy taking care of our furry friends, it’s easy to lose track of maintaining a clean workspace. That’s why Select Janitorial is here to take care of the rest! We go the extra mile to help maintain a safe and healthy clinic space for you, your employees, and your patients (with, and without paws!). So, what are some of the main ways cleaning services can help your veterinary office? 

Health & Safety

We know how important the overall safety of your patients is to you, and it shows in our work. When pet owners feel like they’ve entered a clean and safe environment, they feel confident leaving their animal in your care. This also helps your clients feel comfortable, and they’ll likely want to return! Creating a clean and inviting environment for your clients makes them feel reassured in their decision to have you care for their animal, building relationships that can last for a pet’s lifetime. 

Establishes Patient Trust

We all want nothing more than for your clients to feel confident in their decision to bring their animal to your veterinary clinic, from the moment they arrive to saying goodbye. By establishing your trustworthiness and professionalism through the cleanliness of your clinic, you are not only making an excellent impression on your human clients but are also helping to ensure the safety of their animals. Our expertise and in the quality of our work mean you never have to worry about making new or returning clients feel safe with their pets in your hands. 

Cleaning Considerations For Animals

With a wide variety of species popping in and out of your clinic day after day, we make sure any concerns of cross-contamination are eliminated. At Select Janitorial, we care about you and your patients. This shows in our cleaner’s attention to detail, and the ability to go beyond a basic clean to ensure that your office is sterile and ready for the dedicated care that you provide. Our cleaners have experience in working with a variety of medical offices and have the tools and know-how to tackle any mess.

How Select Janitorial Can Help

Our expert team of cleaners helps ensure the health and safety of not only the pets visiting your veterinary office but the clients who are bringing in their beloved animals for care and treatment. When your clients walk in and see a clean and fresh environment, they will feel more confident in their choice and trust you with the care of their animal. Contact us today for a FREE consultation, we are ‘PAW-sitive’ you’ll be thrilled with your professional cleaning and janitorial services!