How Can I Improve the Quality of Cleaning and Disinfecting in my Building Without Killing my Budget?
First and foremost, the budget for facility janitorial services must be realistic. We will assume you are contracting services from a professional and reputable company that has provided clear and concise cleaning specifications and frequencies based on industry standards.We would strongly encourage you to seek janitorial services from a member of Building Services Contractors Association International (BSCAI) or International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA). These organizations were pivotal to our industry at the onset of the covid-19 pandemic. The educational seminars, webinars, research, training, and certifications were necessary as we, the front-line essential workers, desperately needed.
Keep these simple, helpful, no cost tips in mind to improve the quality of cleaning in your work environment. Janitors cannot clean clutter. Leave your offices and work areas organized to facilitate proper cleaning. When kitchens/break rooms are left orderly and counters and sinks are clear, proper cleaning and disinfecting can take place. These easy to manage tasks will improve the quality of cleaning, and, at no charge to you!
Integrating Day Porters into your janitorial services schedule will increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting. Customers and employees are going to be very cognizant and grateful of your efforts. It is a known fact that visitors feel comfortable conducting business in a facility that is aesthetically clean and sanitary. When a customer or employee sees a professional cleaner in their building performing cleaning tasks that matter, they immediately feel safer and respected. If public restrooms and other common area spaces are poorly maintained, good luck with retaining your employees and clients! The value of cleaning far exceeds the cost associated with protecting health.
Installing touchless equipment such as automatic faucets, hand towel dispensers, and soap dispensers, reduces the number of surfaces the user must touch, meaning less of a chance for them to pick up or spread germs through contact. Touchless systems also help control the amount being dispensed to conserve supplies. Most are equipped with indicator lights to signal for refilling soon. Today’s dispensing systems with touch-free technology are more durable, have extended battery life, and make it easy to maintain a hygienic environment.
Finally, adding electrostatic spraying for disinfection of high touch surfaces on a regular schedule will enhance cleaning protocols and is affordable. Be strategic, you want to stop the transmission of bacteria and viruses on surfaces that you touch,do not spend money treating surfaces that are not touched. Contract these services from a company that has been trained on the use of this technology. All disinfectants are not manufactured for use in an electrostatic sprayer. Windsor Building Services’ choice for an electrostatic sprayer is The Clorox® Total 360® System. The Clorox® Total 360® works by charging and atomizing the Clorox® disinfecting or sanitizing solution, delivering a powerful flow of charged particles that are attracted to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity. This allows the disinfecting or sanitizing product to reach and uniformly coat surfaces, including areas where conventional trigger sprays may easily miss. High touch surfaces include handrails, elevator buttons, sinks, faucets, dispensers, door handles, keyboards, phones, counter tops, pens, restroom fixtures, copiers, etc.
Windsor Building Services, Inc. specializes in Janitorial Services, Disinfecting Services, Hard Floor Care Maintenance, Carpet Cleaning and Porter/Maintenance Services. With over 27 years in business, 2021 finds us to be a proactive company in a proactive industry. The pandemic has proven Windsor to be an integral partner for our clients, taking Customer and Employee safety to a level that we are proud of. Our clients rely upon our ability to provide disinfecting services at a moment’s notice. We have certified and trained our team as experts in disinfecting through our resources at Building Service Contractors Association International, International Sanitary Supply Association, Global Biorisk Advisory Council, CDC, WHO, EPA, and OSHA.