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!


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.

Featured Select Janitorial Cleaner: Marvin

What sets Select Janitorial apart is our team of expert, dedicated cleaning staff. When businesses reach out to us to inquire about janitorial services, we take great care in matching them with the perfect cleaner to suit their needs. We all have our strengths and preferences and ensuring that we find the right cleaner for the right job is key to building a long-term relationship and ensuring our clients receive the best clean every time. 

That’s why we are so excited to begin introducing you to our team of Select Janitorial cleaners! When you work with Select Janitorial, you’re partnering with a member of our community, and supporting their family, aspirations, and livelihood. 

Today, we are featuring Marvin, one of the newest team members to join Select Janitorial. Originally from the Philippines, Marvin lives in Victoria with his wife and child. He decided to start his career in janitorial services because of his entrepreneurial spirit, and the fact that he could run and grow his own business. He loves that by working hard, he controls his own success instead of being limited by a traditional 9-5 job.

One of the biggest impacts that starting his janitorial career has made on his life is that he is now able to spend more time with his family, and have more control over his schedule and aspirations – the sky is the limit for Marvin!

We take great pride in supporting, coaching, and encouraging our team to grow their businesses and success beyond their wildest dreams. As an ethical cleaning company, we empower our staff at every step in their entrepreneurial journey and look for ways to help them grow and succeed. 

When you work with Select Janitorial, you aren’t supporting ana anonymous corporation – you’re working with locals who are committed to serving their communities, and who are proud to live, work, and play on Vancouver Island. Relationships are the foundation of a successful long-term cleaning service, and we ensure that your cleaner is a part of your business’s team! 

Looking for a cleaning team to support your business? Contact Select Janitorial today for your free consultation! We have teams in Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo ready to serve you. Call today!

Why Spring Cleaning Your Business Is More Important Than Ever

Spring is finally here and now is the time to help your business put its best foot forward after a rainy fall and winter seasons! Even if your foot traffic is down or your business has temporarily closed, now is an excellent opportunity to help spring your business into a spotless new season. 


Cleaning high-touch areas have been top of mind for most of us lately, but it’s important not to ignore the need for a deep clean of your office, business or warehouse. Below, we outline the main areas that are most important to clean during your spring cleaning, and why now is the perfect time to treat your business to this service!


Floors and Carpets

After a busy winter and fall, your floors may be looking worse for wear. Dirt, mud, and water may have been dragged in, leaving your space looking dingey. With reduced foot traffic in most businesses, now is the perfect time for a deep clean on any carpets, and repairs to be made to any laminate or hard flooring. While you may have had a mess on your hands quickly before, you now have the opportunity to reduce the wear and tear on your space and help keep stains and grime at bay. 


Window Coverings, Baseboards and Cabinets

Each of these areas can easily be forgotten in a quick clean by staff, but as we make our way into allergy season, these can be traps for dust that can get any staff or customer sneezing! In an effort to reduce the transfer of any airborne illnesses, ensuring that these areas are cleaned of any built-up grime is critical, but also a good reminder that these areas need some extra TLC to keep them dust-free into the rest of the year.


Outside Windows and Entryways

The windows and doors to your business are a big part of the first impression clients will have, and it’s important that they have been cleaned thoroughly to create an inviting atmosphere! Dirty windows and scuffed doors don’t showcase how professional your business really is, so having a team of professionals provide a deep clean will help to keep windows clear and bright, while also maintaining any entryway spaces and doors that welcome your clients. Now that we are moving into a drier season on Vancouver Island you can make the most of these cleaning services, keeping these areas sparkling clean for longer!


Looking for a deep spring clean, or a more thorough daily or weekly cleaning service? Select Janitorial can customize our services to meet your business’ needs! Contact us today for a free quote, and let our team of professional janitorial staff keep your space clean all year long. 

Why Your Community Centre Needs Professional Janitorial Services

Lately, we have been seeing the importance of how keeping our commercial spaces clean and sanitary is an act of service for our communities. If you run a community centre, whether that is for recreation, worship, or business, it is critically important to maintain your space’s cleanliness at all times. While you may know that basic care and keeping is important to your daily operations, we wanted to shine a light on why professional janitorial services are so critical all year long.


Keeping Vulnerable Members of Our Community Safe

Your community centre likely has children, elderly folks, and other vulnerable patrons that may be more likely to pick up an illness or injure themselves if your space is not kept clean. While it is important to keep your space clean for the enjoyment of all your visitors, it is especially important to maintain your space to the highest standard to keep the most vulnerable members of our community safe. 

This can include extra sanitizing of high-touch areas throughout the day, ensuring that floors are clear of liquid, dirt, and any tripping hazards, and ensuring that appropriate signage is used to warn of any potential dangers.


Reduce Slips and Falls

With kids running into their art class, a teenager distracted by their phone, or a senior navigating the halls with a walker, there are plenty of opportunities for slips and falls to easily occur! By making sure that floors and carpets are well maintained and clean, you can help keep your guests safe and prevent any distress and liability that comes along with injuries in your community centre. 


Help Staff Stay Healthy and Well

Your staff are the lifeblood of your business – without them, you wouldn’t be able to provide valuable services to your community. When you have hundreds or thousands of people using your space daily, your staff could be at risk for picking up the latest bug or sickness. While your visitors may come and go, your employees are counting on you to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for them so they can bring their best to your customers.

Making sure that your space is clean and well maintained also reduces your staff’s burden to take on cleaning responsibilities, especially in areas you should only let a professional janitor touch, such as washrooms and hard to reach places. 


Are you looking to increase janitorial services for your business? Select Janitorial’s team of professional cleaning staff are here to help. We have been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island for over 20 years and are committed to helping keep our communities safe and healthy through professional, consistent cleaning services. Call us today for your free quote!