Commercial Cleaning : What We Consider When Planning Your Cleaning

Efficient, cost effective commercial cleaning isn't just as simple as showing up every night or two with a bucket and mop, starting at the front door and ending at the back. To get the best value for money and the freshest, most hygienic possible result, there are a number of things we have to account for and plan out when working out a cleaning plan for you. Here are a few of the most important factors:

What type of premises is it?

commercial-cleaningDifferent types of commercial premises require different levels of cleaning, and attention to detail in different places. For example, any premises which is involved in food preparation or food service will have very strict requirements for everything from cleaning schedules, to what chemicals are used, to how far apart food and cleaning supplies are stored. In Newcastle, some of these rules are covered in State Government and local council rules and regulations about food safety and food business licensing; we can work with your existing cleaning and sanitisation plan, or help you develop one for your new business.
Another good example is open plan offices; it is important to keep certain critical points as hygienic as possible, to keep both staff and visitors happy and healthy. Phone receivers, desk tops, keyboards, door handles and more should be regularly sanitised. From another point of view, premises such as retail stores require extra attention to detail in shopfronts and visual merchandising displays. In shops, it's also important to consider any cleaning-related issues which could impact on store safety, such as making sure that appropriate safety signage is up if and when cleaning happens during operational hours.

What type of surfaces need to be cleaned?

Our approach to commercial cleaning, including how often we clean and which staff we allocate to which premises, will depend on the type of surfaces that need to be cleaned. For example, tiles and floorboards require a different approach to carpets. We'll also make sure to take a good look at any furniture and equipment on the premises; for example, classic furniture such as heavy timber desks (which may also require occasional maintenance) may require a little more time to keep looking clean than, say, minimalist laminate desks. In many modern offices, medical suites and more, glass room dividers and floor to ceiling windows are prevalent; we like to make time to clean these regularly, as fingerprints and dust can leave a bad impression on visitors.

How many people visit or work on the premises?

The number of people moving through your premises on a daily basis will have a huge impact on how often it needs to be cleaned. For example, small shopping centres may require daily cleaning, with special focus on certain areas such as food courts and entrance ways. On the other end of the scale, professional suites which do not receive a high number of visitors may only require cleaning once a week. To determine the correct approach, your cleaner will ask you a number of questions about the way your commercial premises is used, and may inspect it after a regular business day.

Do you have any special requirements in terms of chemicals or technologies?

There are lots of individual requirements to take into account when dealing with larger groups of co-workers, clients and visitors. For example, a particular person may have an allergy or intolerance for a particular type of cleaning chemical. Or, certain equipment in a semi-industrial premises may have its own prescribed cleaning solutions. Or, a management group may make the decision to use only biodegradable cleaning solutions, in accordance with the company environmental policy. Whatever your special requirements are, we adjust your cleaning plan accordingly.