Commercial Cleaning vs Residential Cleaning
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What is Commercial Cleaning?

We all have to clean every day in our lives, be it at home or at work. To understand what commercial cleaning actually is, it is most helpful to compare and contrast it to residential cleaning. Read on to learn more about commercial cleaning, how it differs from residential cleaning and how using the services of commercial cleaning services like Desert Oasis Cleaners can benefit your business and create a more productive work environment for you, your employees and your customers.

A lot of residential cleaning business owners want to expand into commercial cleaning but don’t think about just how different it is from their main business. The thinking is that cleaning is cleaning, whether it be a home or office. This approach is the reason that residential cleaning companies trying to expand into commercial cleaning can falter and fail from the start.

So how is commercial cleaning different from residential cleaning?  Here are 10 things to consider before diversifying into commercial cleaning.

  1. Residential cleaning is done during daytime hours and most commercial cleaning is usually done in the evenings, late at night and on weekends so it’s usually a good idea to have two separate crews. This will require hiring more cleaners, team leaders and/or promoting your current employees to supervise the commercial cleaning crew. You might find hiring for your commercial crew more challenging in comparison to your residential cleaners because people are more willing to work during the day as opposed to evenings, nights, or weekend work.
  2. Your current cleaning staff will have to be retrained if they will be working the commercial cleaning crew also. Since residential cleaning is a lot more detailed than that of commercial cleaning, your commercial crew will need to clean much more quickly and with less focus on detail and more attention on completing the required cleaning requirements of the facility.
  3. Residential cleaning is completed in the client’s personal space instead of their workspace. Because you are touching their personal effect’s they tend to be more sensitive and “picky” than commercial cleaning clients. They are typically more demanding of the small details (i.e. how you place the pillows on their bed and couch, how you fold or hang the towels, how you replace items you pick up to dust, etc.). Commercial cleaning clients are more interested with ensuring you complete the cleaning specifications agreed to on their contract.
  4. When residential clients are in their home while you are cleaning, they have inclination to watch your every move. They want you to be on time and might watch the clock to see how long it takes for you to clean. Commercial clients are not keeping an eye on the clock to make sure you arrived on time (if they are even on site when you get there). They might, however, leave “traps” to make ensure your employees are thoroughly cleaning.
  5. Residential cleaners have more interaction with their client’s, so you want to hire employees who have excellent communication skills, are personable, and are well groomed. Even though these are qualities you want to have in ALL your employees, commercial cleaners typically clean at night, after the building occupants have gone home for the day, so there is usually less interaction.
  6. You will have to wait to get paid with commercial cleaning so expect a decrease incoming cash. Residential cleaning companies are typically paid the day the service is completed. Commercial cleaning companies are normally under contract with terms of payment. This requires an invoice be issued every month to the customer and results in a longer time period to receive payment. In addition, a lot of commercial cleaning companies are now invoicing prior to providing cleaning services versus invoicing at the end of the month for that month’s cleaning services.
  7. Pricing and profit margins are different. In commercial cleaning, the bigger the account, the lower the profit margin. In addition, cleaning supplies, chemicals, and equipment costs are higher with commercial cleaning accounts which leads to decreased profit margins per client. However, the bigger accounts may be easier managed and the lower profit margin can be made up in volume.
  8. Production rates will differ from residential vs. commercial. The average production rate for residential is usually 700-1,000 sq. ft. vs. commercial which can range from around 2,500 to 4,000 sq. ft. per hour or more. Commercial pricing is more time consuming also. Commercial clients usually require a bidding process, a building walk through and a contract drawn up to include the list of cleaning specifications, terms and conditions of payment, signatures and references.
  9. Marketing is different since residential cleaning is “business to consumer” and commercial cleaning is usually “business to business”. Also, there are a lot more potential residential opportunities out there than commercial businesses so there will be more competition for commercial cleaning accounts.
  10. You may have to alter or change your current residential cleaning company name or create an entirely new one. Your company name needs to fit the services you are offering. You will find it extremely hard to lure new commercial cleaning customers with the name: We Clean Maid Services. Use a name that will be marketable to both residential and commercial clients.

As you can see, there are a lot of differences between residential cleaning and commercial cleaning. If you are thinking about braching out into commercial cleaning, start making a list of advantages and disadvantages in order to determine if this is the right thing to do for your business.

Desert Oasis Cleaners Provides Commercial Cleaning In Phoenix

Desert Oasis Cleaners is an commercial cleaning company in Phoenix, Arizona offering a full list of commercial cleaning services including industrial floor cleaning, warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning, cleanroom cleaning, industrial breakrooms & bathrooms. We also help with industrial cleaning in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, or anywhere in the Phoenix Valley.

To get a free office commercial cleaning service quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

First impressions are vital to your business – that’s why you need the experts at Desert Oasis Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your workplace looks it’s best!

Graffiti Removal and Vandalism Clean-Up Services
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Graffiti Removal and Vandalism Clean-Up Services

Removing graffiti or other types of damage as soon as it appears makes it easier to clean and reduces the risk of it happening again. Our professionals at Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners are available 24 hours a day to provide emergency services and fast response times. We’re ready and equipped to take charge with efficient vandalism clean-up.

Vandalism Clean-up

Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners provides commercial and residential vandalism and graffiti cleanup in Phoenix, Arizona and other areas of Maricopa County. When your property is vandalized, you want it restored back to its original state as quickly as possible to safeguard your property and prevent future acts of vandalism. Don’t worry or stress out about having to do the cleanup by yourself— Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners is here to help.

Vandalism comes unexpectedly and can be troublesome and stressful for property owners who now have to be concerned about vandalism cleanup and the possibility of repeat vandalism. Save yourself the hassle by hiring a vandalism cleanup company to clean-up the damage and make repairs fast and effectively. Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners technicians are licensed and certified to perform vandalism cleanup services at your residence or business.

Don’t Delay Vandalism Cleanup

It doesn’t matter if your home or business has become the victim of graffiti or physical damage, Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners has all the tools needed to restore your property quickly and efficiently. It is essential to remove paint, food and other waste quickly before it damages or stains the underlying surface and causes lasting damage.

Taking longer to getting graffiti removed or to get your building secured after an act of vandalism places your home or business at risk for more vandalism. If your property is tagged with spray painted graffiti, other taggers will follow suit, leading to continuing vandalism. Your property is also at risk if vandalism results from a broken window or door and it is no longer secured. Graffiti removal and making repairs as fast as you can is the best way to prevent further damage from vandalism.

Hire a Professional for Cleanup

There are several reasons why you should always hire a professional to handle vandalism cleanup and graffiti removal. It’s the best way to ensure that cleanup is completed quickly, deterring future vandalism and additional damage. A vandalism cleanup technician also has the tools and materials necessary to remove paint, food, and waste effectively and without damaging the underlying surface.

Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners technicians are specially trained to identify the most efficient and safest vandalism cleanup and removal methods for different surfaces and materials, guaranteeing that your property will be returned to its former state. Attempting to clean up vandalism yourself can sometimes be disastrous and may result in more damage if you use the wrong cleaning agents or methods.

At Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners our professionals are licensed and certified to perform restoration and cleanup after vandalism. We can also inspect your property and give you an estimate before starting cleanup. We offer quality, effective and affordable vandalism cleanup answers for your home or business. If your home or business has been the target of vandalism, don’t hesitate to call Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners solutions about our graffiti and vandalism cleanup services.

Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners Offers Graffiti Removal and Vandalism Clean-Up Services in Phoenix

To schedule your commercial cleaning services or other types of cleaning in Phoenix and Scottsdale, learn more about Desert Oasis’s commercial cleaning services, or to get a free office commercial cleaning service quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

First impressions are vital to your business – that’s why you need the experts at Desert Oasis Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your workplace looks it’s best!

Conference Room Cleaning
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Conference Room Cleaning

Imagine entering a conference room to prep for an important meeting. You walk in to set up and are faced with a dirty, cluttered room. You can’t present to current or prospective staff members or clients in here! While you rush to make the room presentable, you run out of time to properly prepare for the meeting itself. Download a Printable PDF Version of this CONFERENCE ROOM CHECKLIST.

If this sounds like a common occurrence in your office, let us help. Use this conference room etiquette list from Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners to create your own conference room usage guidelines. That way, everyone will know what they need to do after every meeting is complete.

CONFERENCE ROOM CHECKLIST

In general, have the leader of the meeting perform the following tasks after each meeting has concluded:

  1. ❒ Turn Off Computers and Other Equipment.

It doesn’t matter if you turn off equipment or put them in standby mode, it will depend on your workflow, but there should be some model for how electronic devices like conference room computers, projectors, speakers, and computer cameras are left when the room is not being used.

  1. ❒ Clean Up Any Messes.

Meeting notes, handouts, food &, drinks, trash – whatever is lying around at the end of the meeting should be tidied up. Usually, each member of the meeting should be responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Nevertheless, if anything is left behind, it’s up to the meeting’s leader to make sure the room is cleaned and ready for the next meeting.

  1. ❒ Put All Equipment Back Where It Belongs.

Every item in the conference room should have a place, including extra notepads and pens, chairs, phones and computers. Be sure all equipment is put back where they belong. Any brought in items that don’t belong in the conference room, should be taken out after the meeting.

  1. ❒ Wipe Down Surfaces with Disposable Cleaning Wipes.

Having packages of disposable cleaning wipes in the room makes it easy for people in the meeting to clean and sanitize the conference room after the meeting is over. Meeting leaders should wipe down the table, phones, keyboards, computer mouse’s and other high-touched surfaces to help fight the spread of germs and viruses in the office.

  1. ❒ Turn Off The Lights.

Once everything on the checklist has been completed, shut off the lights. The room should be clean and ready for the next scheduled meeting to take place.

  1. ❒ Include The Conference Room In The Regular Cleaning Schedule.

The conference room in your office may or may not get much use. But, it’s important to include the room on the regular cleaning schedule to keep it fully maintained and functional. Along with the steps mentioned above, the janitorial crew can vacuum, remove and replace trash bags, and clean and sanitize surfaces to keep the room always ready to use.

Desert Oasis Cleaning Services Offers Conference Room Cleaning in Phoenix & Throughout The Valley.

To schedule conference room cleaning services in Phoenix, learn more about Desert Oasis’s commercial cleaning services, or to get a free commercial cleaning services quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

At Desert Oasis, we clan and sanitize everything, including the places that most other companies overlook.

Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust & Hood Cleaning
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Kitchen Exhaust & Restaurant Hood Cleaning

According to law, kitchen exhaust cleaning and restaurant hood cleaning are required for just about every commercial cooking establishment in the US. Restaurants, employee cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, and other food service areas have a hood and ductwork over their stoves or ranges to exhaust smoke, fumes, and steam out of the kitchen and building.

These exhaust gases produce a residue on the inside of the hood and ductwork. A lot of grease buildup, whether it be in a home or restaurant, creates a fire hazard.

What Kind of Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Services Are There?

There are two main methods of cleaning kitchen grease exhaust and hoods, depending on your restaurant needs or local and state fire authority requirements.

Scraping

Scraping is more budget friendly and is highly effective when performed correctly and thoroughly. Scraping of restaurant kitchen duct systems complies with state and local laws.

Pressure Washing or Steam Cleaning

Pressure washing or steam cleaning is more expensive and takes more time, because it needs significant prep work to control the wastewater and more costly equipment is used. None the less, using this method will clean the ductwork more thoroughly, in particularly hard-to-reach places found in a small number of systems. This is the reason why pressure washing might be required by local policies.

Restaurant Hood Cleaning

Kitchen exhaust cleaning is commonly known as restaurant hood cleaning or commercial hood cleaning. As they all relate to the same process, but hood cleaning is a bit misleading. The actual hood is outside the exhaust system and kitchen exhaust cleaning requires removing grease that has collected in the fans and ducts, and behind the exhaust filters of kitchen exhaust systems.

How Frequently Should a Kitchen Exhaust Be Cleaned?

Recommended cleaning frequency will depend on the type of your cooking establishment:

  • 30 days: Charcoal-burning stoves, wood-burning or char broilers, open 24-hour restaurants, pizza places and some hamburger places
  • 60 days: A lot of fast-food locations and hamburger restaurants
  • 90 days: The average restaurant, employee cafeterias, hotels or hospital kitchens
  • 180 days: Some pizza places, healing hospitals or small snack bar types
  • 1 year: Hoods that are over non-grease-producing appliances, like steam kettles, soup vats or dishwashers

Kitchen Grease Fires

It is approximated that one of three restaurant fires are caused by grease build up. Here is a common way of how a kitchen exhaust fire starts:

  1. A flame flares up on the range.
  2. The fire comes in contact with the filters above the range on the kitchen hood. The filters then ignite.
  3. Because the exhaust fan is on, pulling air into the hood, through the filters, and inside the duct, the flame on the filters is drawn into the duct.
  4. If considerable grease residue has collected on the interior of the duct, this may act as an accelerant and the fire spreads up the duct, maybe even all the way into the fan.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires all commercial kitchen exhaust hoods be inspected at particular intervals, depending on the cooking volume and type of cooking done.

Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners Offers Restaurant Cleaning Services in Phoenix & Throughout The Valley of the Sun.

To schedule restaurant kitchen cleaning services in Phoenix, learn more about Desert Oasis’s restaurant kitchen cleaning services, or to get a free restaurant kitchen cleaning services quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

Download Out Restaurant Cleaning Checklist Here.

What is Industrial Cleaning
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What is Industrial Cleaning?

You may be searching for industrial cleaning, or the answer to “What Is Industrial Cleaning?”, this post can help! Read on to find out what exactly industrial cleaning is, kinds of industrial cleaning services, what industrial cleaning companies do, and what the description of an industrial cleaner’s job is.

Industrial Cleaning Service

Basically, industrial cleaning is the cleaning of hazardous areas in industrial facilities like warehouses, factories, power plants and various other types of facilities. An industrial cleaning position such as this is necessary that you receive on the job training, and to learn about industrial safety knowledge. There may be specialized equipment for an industrial cleaner to wear or specific chemicals they use to do their jobs.

The job of an industrial cleaner worker is hard and dirty work. Keeping the offices of industrial sites maintained is very challenging as well, as there is dirt being continuously tracked in from the outside areas of a warehouse or factory floors. Then they have the difficulty of working around heavy machinery and the safety risks that are involved, like industrial paints, metal shavings, lubricants, and fiberglass. There are also some types of machinery that are vulnerable to things like dirt and dust particles and cleaning them is important. Another thing to take into account when cleaning industrial sites are the staffing areas. For example, employees that perform industry cleaning are required to be in good health and in shape to perform the duties needed.

Industrial Cleaning Types

There are many different types of industrial cleaning types including:

  • Factories
  • Office Cubicles
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Conference Rooms
  • Loading Docks
  • Loading Docks
  • Restrooms
  • Warehouses
  • Clean Rooms
  • Industrial Storage Areas

Asbestos Removal.

Asbestos removal is one of the more popular types of industrial cleaning services as a lot of older buildings are known for having asbestos in their walls, fireproofing, and more. Learn more about asbestos removal with Desert Oasis Cleaners.

Hydro Blasting.

Hydro blasting, commonly known as pressure washing, is a high-pressure water blasting method used for the removal of lead and paint. It’s commonly used for large mastic and epoxy coating removal jobs on their horizontal and vertical surfaces. It’s also used for the paint removal on highways, in parking lots and airports.

Lead Abatement & Removal.

Removing the lead includes using chemicals to breakdown different coatings that can contain lead and lead by-products.

Industrial Vacuuming.

The floors in some facilities contain metal shavings, chemicals, debris, dirt and more. Regular janitorial services are unable to remove these types of substances. Power vacuuming with industrial cleaners is the only way to eliminate substances from your walls, equipment, and flooring.

Remediation & Mold Removal.

A lot of types of mold can cause health issues. You need trained mold remediation professional to test the mold, testing of the air, secure the containment zone, and offer mold removal.

What are Industrial Plant Cleaning Services?

Industrial plant cleaning is a type of cleaning service performed in manufacturing plants warehouses, factory floors, and other types of facilities. Industrial plant cleaning services include:

  • HVAC Cleaning
  • Tube Cleaning
  • Paint Removal
  • Water Pipe Cleaning
  • Coating Removal
  • Silo Cleaning
  • Conveyor Cleaning
  • Mercury Spill Cleanup
  • Tank Cleaning
  • And More

Industrial Cleaning Job Duties and Description

An industrial cleaner performs light and heavy janitorial work for a lot of industries, like warehouses, factories, and manufacturing plants. The work of an industrial janitor is unlike janitorial services performed in retail outlets, office complexes, schools, and residential areas, because the work in industries is typically performed in hazardous and unsafe conditions, and usually requires special machinery and safety equipment. Industrial janitorial work consists of keeping a clean environment, for the safety of the workers, and their work is usually done daily, in order for the continuing operation of the facility.

Experts put attention on the work being labor-intensive that requires being able to operate powerful washing equipment that is powered by high pressure, the capability to operate industrial trucks, and also requires physical strength and ability. Subject to the location of the workplace, industrial janitorial services can consist of the removal of hazardous chemicals, cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining, the machinery and other types of equipment.

Sometimes, industrial cleaning or other janitorial positions can require a high school diploma or a GED, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers will usually offer on the job training and/or other types of safety training. Sometimes additional training may be required if the work is to be done in an industry where the worker is exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, like learning about the standards that have been developed by OSHA.

Finding Professional Industrial Cleaning Services Near You

The easiest way to find industrial cleaning services is by using a search engine to search for the keywords “industrial cleaning services“. This will find industrial cleaners in your area so you can read reviews and find the industrial cleaning company that suits your company needs the best.

Desert Oasis Cleaners Provides Industrial Cleaning In Phoenix

Desert Oasis Cleaners is an industrial cleaning company in Phoenix, Arizona offering a full list of industrial cleaning services including industrial floor cleaning, warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning, cleanroom cleaning, industrial breakrooms & bathrooms We also help with industrial cleaning in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, or anywhere in the Phoenix Valley.

To get a free office commercial cleaning service quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

First impressions are vital to your business – that’s why you need the experts at Desert Oasis Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your workplace looks it’s best!

Classroom Cleaning
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Classroom Cleaning Checklist

As a teacher, you do your best to provide a healthy, friendly learning atmosphere for each of your students. This post will explain how to keep your classroom clean and healthy. Download the Classroom Cleaning Checklist PDF

Part of your responsibilities as a teacher includes keeping your classroom clean to lower the risk of bacteria and germs from spreading, especially during cold and flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are a couple of things you can do to stop or at least lower the spreading of illnesses in your classroom. With their tips in mind, we’ve compiled a classroom cleaning checklist to help you keep your classroom tidy, organized and most importantly, healthy for your students.

Tips For An Everyday Clean Classroom

While sometimes it can feel like the work of keeping your classroom fully cleaned and sanitized is never done, there are some quick and simple duties you can do during the day to lower the spreading of germs. Some preventative measures you can take each day to limit your and your students’ exposure to germs include:

  • Wipe down all high-touch surfaces with a combination of sanitizer and cleaner on a regular basis. Some areas can include doorknobs, desks, student school supplies, sinks and more.
  • Keep hand sanitizer, facial tissues and cleaning wipes at the ready for you and your students to use during the day.
  • Make use of no-touch trash cans in your classroom to reduce exposure to germs and bacteria.
  • If you feel sick, stay at home.
  • If a student feels or even looks sick, encourage them to see the school nurse and stay home until they are no longer contagious.

Weekly Classroom Cleaning Checklist

A lot of areas in a classroom can become a breeding ground for germs. Schoolbooks, desks, whiteboards, shared supplies, and even student’s toys can become contaminated in a matter of seconds. To help you keep germs at a minimum, use this classroom cleaning checklist in your classroom at least once a week:

  • ❒Sanitize high-touch areas. Yours and your student’s desks, chairs, door handles and knobs, and all play areas should be the first to be cleaned.
  • ❒Use the proper cleaning wipes for electronics. Computer keyboards, phones and items like iPads and tablets that are used in classrooms need to be regularly cleaned to lower the spreading of germs.
  • ❒Sweep and mop the floors and vacuum the carpets. Carpets and hard surfaces such as linoleum absolutely love germs, particularly in high-traffic areas like classrooms, gyms, and cafeterias. Speak with your school’s janitorial crew to find out they already do this step during their regular cleaning schedule.
  • ❒Throw away any waste in a timely manner. Cloths or towels that are used for cleaning should be washed or thrown away immediately. When emptying trash cans, try not to touch used tissues or other waste that can transmit germs onto your skin. Wash your hands as soon as you’re done disposing of waste to prevent the spreading of pathogens.

Use A Professional Cleaning Service

Taking down small tasks daily and the bigger tasks weekly, helps you can keep your classroom clean, tidy and healthy all school year. If your school needs assistance cleaning classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums and other populated areas of your school, call on the professionals to get the job done right.

Desert Oasis Cleaners Offers Classroom Cleaning in Phoenix

To learn more about Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaner’s classroom cleaning services in Phoenix or Scottsdale, or to get a free school or classroom cleaning service quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners today at 480-720-0907.

Call the professionals at Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your classroom looks it’s best for you and your students!

Benefits of a Clean Workplace
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Benefits of a Clean Workplace

If you are searching for the benefits of a clean workplace or office, this post should help! Keep reading to learn more.

As a business owner, how clean your office is probably not the first thing you think of on a day to day basis. Having a clean and healthy workspace is essential when it comes to running a successful business. A lot of business owners take only notice of such things when they get totally out of hand.

Despite that, leaving a good impression is associated with your role as an employer, too. In order to keep both clients and employees, you need to put in your best efforts forward to please both sides. This is particularly true when you’re welcoming a possible new employee. What they see in the beginning will form their opinion on their own in the company that they possibly may work for.

First Impressions Count

A tidy and clean workspace looks alluring and more importantly inviting to any potential customers. It shows confidence and creates trust from the very start and leaves potential customers with the impression that you’re capable of doing business and shows you have strong attention to detail. Unclean floors or conference room tables that have smudges, on the other hand, tell you’re possible customers that you lack the professionalism to take care of your employees, let alone new customers. This can be also said for an untidy reception area.

Elevate Your Brand

When the average customer thinks about your company, a tidy work environment suggests superior, high-quality products and services. It doesn’t matter what type of work you do, whether it’s designing a kitchen, doing someone’s taxes or selling bathroom sinks. A potential customer will certainly judge your entire brand grounded on how your office space looks and feels, and that will include any products and services you may offer. Don’t let an untidy workspace result in a possible customer walking away before you can even do business with them.

Happier Employees

Your employees may think of their workplace like a second home and as such, you need to put more attention on keeping it tidy and clean. By keeping your employees work environment maintained, you’re allowing them to be more productive, efficient, and most important, happy.

Your employees directly represent your business and more importantly your brand. In today’s world, a lot of companies are using their employees as a marketing tool. They talk about their work with their friends and families and promote products and services they’re working on using social media as a tool. If your employees are unhappy or not liking their workspace, they may not want to participate in any type of business-related promotions. Not to mention that their productivity will drop significantly when they’re trying to work in a messy workplace.

Keeping Your Workplace Clean and Tidy

Never ask your employees to clean. Think about hiring a cleaning company, which can clean each part of your workspace, if it’s cleaning the tile and carpets, scrubbing walls, windows, cleaning bathrooms, hallways and even the exterior of your building. This can be done once, of if you’re entirely satisfied with their services, you can hire them to clean a couple of times a month.

It is recommended by experts that you work on educating your employees on how important it is to maintain a clean and hygienic office space. A dirty work environment is a breeding ground for various bacteria and allergens, which only stresses the need to keep your office space clean.

Air Quality

Air quality also greatly influences the workspace performance, just as important as the health of your employees.

The number of pollutants indoors is a lot greater than it is outside, which makes investing in an appropriate filtration system all the more important and necessary. Another way to improve the air quality in your business is to purchase plants that can filter out excess CO2 and allergens from the air and give your employees additional levels of clean air and oxygen.

Desert Oasis Cleaners Offers Commercial Office Cleaning in Phoenix and Surrounding Areas

To schedule your office cleaning services, including medical office cleaning in Phoenix and Scottsdale, learn more about Desert Oasis’s commercial cleaning services, or to get a free office commercial cleaning service quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

First impressions are important your business – that’s why you need the professionals at Desert Oasis Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your workplace looks it’s best!

Office Desk Cleaning
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Office Desk Cleaning

Your office desk is a place you spend a great deal of your day. Usually, you get busy, projects come and go and your desk suffers. This post will explain how to keep your office desk in tip-top condition.

The feeling a clean desk gives you is invigorating and can sometimes inspire you. The desk is clean, you are focused, and work is getting done! This typically lasts a couple of days and a couple of big projects later the clean desk is back to its original disorganized state. Some people are fortunate and have larger work surfaces – looming desks that orders attention when you enter your office. Other people reading this post can only wish to have such a spacious environment while working. It’s not important the amount of desk surface space you have, here are a couple of guidelines to help keep your desk clean.

Picture your desk as first-rate real estate. Whatever sits on it needs to be worthy of take up its space. Only the things you use every day should sit here.

Keep office supplies close by. Drawers and pencil organizers are appropriate ways to make sure often-used items are within reach.

Keep things in handy. Resources, files, and other items you use daily should be within an arm’s reach. If you keep a phone book on your desk but use online directories, then you should ditch the book.

Try considering “up”. By putting your computer monitor on a monitor stand, you not only raise it to a correct ergonomic level, but it will provide you with more clean desk surface space. If you can, install shelves above your desk, giving you an area where you can keep binders and other resources within reach.

Create an organization system. Organize your present projects by placing them in project binders, or other types of manila folders. Take the time to label each file and store them upright in a sorter. This is an easy way to keep clear of piles of files and allows you to visually see every project. Now you have a system that will help maintain your desk and keep it clean.

Use a stackable In/Out tray. Papers and unopened mail that comes into your office needs a temporary home until you decide what to do with them. Make sure that the bottom tray acts as an In-Box, thus limiting just how much stuff can gather before you must get to them. This helps you keep your desk clean and stay on top of projects that needs your attention.

Get rid of distractions. Between people coming into your office, getting phone calls, emails coming in at a consistent pace and keeping up with your appointments and business meetings, it’s no wonder it’s such a laborious endeavor to maintain a clean desk. To clarify, get rid of additional personal items, including things that need to go back to your home. You should also give attention to the space underneath your desk as it’s often an easy hiding place for miscellaneous time. These distractions will only stop you from your goal of keeping a clean desk.

Desert Oasis Offers Commercial Office Cleaning in Phoenix.

To schedule your office cleaning services, including medical office cleaning in Phoenix and Scottsdale, learn more about Desert Oasis’s commercial cleaning services, or to get a free office commercial cleaning service quote, use our contact form to submit a request or call Desert Oasis Cleaners today at 1-480-720-0907.

First impressions are vital to your business – that’s why you need the experts at Desert Oasis Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your workplace looks it’s best!

Church Cleaning Checklist
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Church Cleaning Checklist

If you’re searching for a church cleaning checklist you’re likely a pastor or minister who’s looking for a thorough list of items that need to be cleaned in your church on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Download the Church Cleaning Checklist PDF

It doesn’t matter if your church has 50 members or 5,000, regular cleaning is vital to maintaining the building’s brilliance. Reducing germ exposure is also important to ensure the safety and well-being of your church members. It is recommended your church be cleaned at least once a week as well as after any special events are held.

Church Bathrooms

The church bathrooms should also be cleaned each week. Clean the mirrors and countertops, and empty out all of the trash cans. The toilet seats and bowls should be cleaned completely using a strong cleaning agent such as Comet.

Church Kitchen

The church kitchen will typically be cleaned by the staff using it, but weekly maintenance cleaning is vital for keeping the room shining. Empty all trash cans and thoroughly wipe down the countertops, sinks and stovetops with a disinfectant spray. Sweep and completely mop the floors and clean all of the windows. Refrigerators should also be cleaned on a regular basis.

Church Lobby

The lobby is the fellowship area and main entrance of your church. This is where weekly bulletins are circulated, and commonly where church members assemble before and after services to engage in small talk. This area needs to be vacuumed or swept, and all trash cans emptied out. Take down any old bulletins and dispose of them. If your church has a snack table, dispose of any crumbs or leftover food and thoroughly wipe down the table.

Church Sanctuary

Sanctuaries usually see the most traffic, because they are needed for church services, weddings, and funerals. The sanctuary needs to be vacuumed and all trash cans should be emptied out. Place hymnals and Bibles in their proper locations and collect any deserted bulletins and throw them out. The stage area should be cleaned to remove any thrash the choir may have left behind, and all props should be removed, and put in their proper location. Let the musicians clean the instruments.

Church Nursery

Completely cleaning the church’s nursery is one of the most important parts of church upkeep. Small children don’t yet have fully developed immune systems, so they are especially vulnerable to catching colds and viruses. Vacuum the nursery floors and be sure they are free from smaller objects, like as hair clips, coins or whatnot. Wipe down any furniture with a non-toxic disinfectant. All toys should be also be cleaned with a disinfectant, particularly the toys that young crawlers and infants can place in their mouths. Change out crib bedsheets and thoroughly wash them in hot water to kill any leftover germs. Completely wipe down the crib mattress covers with a non-toxic disinfectant.

Church Classrooms

The church classrooms, that are used to hold Bible studies or Sunday school lessons, should be vacuumed and tidied up. This will include putting away any leftover Bible study materials, like papers, pens, and Bibles. Clean the tables and chairs with non-toxic disinfectant wipes. If the classrooms have coffeemakers in them, add new filters and restock the coffee creamers stirrers and coffee cups.

Church Offices

Church office rooms are typically the most used since the pastoral staff is usually in them daily. The office floors should be thoroughly vacuumed at least once a week and all of the trash cans emptied. Dust telephones, computer monitors and bookshelves. Disinfect the telephones by wiping them down with disinfectant wipes or a soapy washcloth.

Bi-Annual And Annual Church Cleaning Guidelines

It’s usually easier on church staff to let cleaning professionals handle larger cleaning jobs. Here are some examples of cleaning jobs that should be done at least once or twice a year.

  • Deep-steam carpets
  • All Furniture upholstery cleaning
  • Hardwood floors waxed, buffed and sealed
  • Church-wide air duct cleaning
  • Outside power washing

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Green Cleaning Cost
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How Much Does Green Cleaning Cost?

The average cost of green cleaning is $42.50 per hour with prices ranging from $25.00 to $60.00 per hour for the US in 2019.

Green Cleaning Service

A green cleaning service typically costs $5 to $10 more per hour than a standard cleaning service. Normal rates for commercial cleaning are usually $20 to $50 per hour, so expect to pay anywhere from $25 to $60 per hour for green cleaning.

Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaning realizes that janitorial cleaning services for health, safety, and aesthetic appearance are essential to employee productivity and the overall success of your business. But, these commercial cleaning services must be treated in a responsible, renewable manner that protects our planet and its resources.

Green cleaning is using products and practices that are safe for the environment and do not emit any pollutants when being used. Green cleaning is important not only for our environment and planet but generally for the health of the overall public.

Green cleaning is an exploding industry. Public awareness is increasing about the long-term effects of using harsh chemicals. Commercial cleaning companies are answering by progressively offering eco-friendly cleaning services.

Green cleaning means more than using non-toxic and harsh cleaning products. It’s an extensive approach to cleaning practices that are eco-friendly. It means minimizing paper waste and using less water.

Green cleaning offers the same services as regular commercial cleaning companies – everything from mopping and dusting to cleaning kitchens, floors, and breakrooms. However, the services usually come at a somewhat higher cost than other services. This is mainly due to the higher cost of eco-friendly products and cleaners.

How Do I Know the Service is Really Green?

Any cleaning company can call themselves “green”. It’s up to you to do some homework to make ensure the cleaning company you decide on, actually has environmentally friendly practices. Ask specific questions, including:

Do your cleaning products meet U.S. EPA regulations for safe cleaning products? Those that do are tagged ‘low’ or ‘zero’ VOC (volatile organic compound).

Do you use microfiber cloths rather than paper products?

Do you utilize flat mopping technology that reduces water waste?

Do you utilize HEPA clean vacuums and filters?

Green Cleaning For The Environment

In summary, implementing Green Cleaning effectively:

  • Reduces pollution in our water supply
  • Keeps better air quality
  • Reduces exposure to allergens
  • Reduces the exposure to pollutants that have been found to cause cancer, mental disorders, learning handicaps, infertility, hormonal imbalances and more.

Using a green cleaning company for your office could also lead to lower health insurance cost as some insurance companies reward businesses that work along with green companies.

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If you are ready to experience excellent green cleaning services for your business, call Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners right away at 480-720-0907.

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