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Qualities and Skills of a Commercial Cleaner

QUALITIES AND SKILLS OF A COMMERCIAL CLEANERWhen it comes to cleaning and commercial cleaning tasks, some things can’t, and if we’re honest, shouldn’t be carried out by yourself or your employees.  

That’s not to say you can’t do it.  Rather, it’s a task that takes you away from your day job; it’s also a job that you may not feel 100% confident doing or can do to as high a standard as a professional cleaning team. 

In this sense, hiring a professional cleaning company can save you a lot of time, hassle, and, in the long run, money! 

You can also have 100% peace of mind that your commercial environment has been cleaned to a high standard keeping everyone using the premises safe and germs to a minimum. 

Commercial Cleaners 

At Clear Choice, we have access to a wide range of specialist cleaning equipment and a variety of products and cleaning solutions that are only available to industry specialists. 

Trust us when we say, we have a solution for any stubborn stain or cleaning requirement! 

Our team also knows their stuff.  We have procedures and cleaning processes that help us to maximise cleaning routines, cleaning to a high quality without damaging property. 

A clean office is a healthy office 

Clean office environments help to reduce the number of germs and build-up of bacteria in hot spot locations. 

Places such as communal kitchens, telephones, desks, keyboards, washrooms, and more. 

This, in turn, proactively helps to reduce the number of sick days taken by employees, saving you time and resources. 

A clean office also helps to increase productivity as employees feel happy in their surroundings, and customers or visitors to your premises leave with a positive impression of your business. 

However, there are some jobs that can’t be done without the help of a professional cleaner 

Some commercial cleaning tasks just can’t be done without the help of a professional cleaning team.  

These tasks include: 

Window Cleaning 

This is one of the most dangerous cleaning jobs in the industry (unless you’re on a lower floor or one storey commercial premises, then you’re undoubtedly an exception to the rule). 

Dangerous because you need to be trained in ladder safety as well as have specific training on working at height.  

Climbing ladders and reaching over to clean every nook and cranny of a window is not for the faint-hearted and can be extremely unsafe for any untrained personnel. 

What’s more, you and your employees would need to be fully insured to undertake such a task. 

This makes commercial window cleaning very popular.  Professional window cleaners help to keep your windows in tip-top condition while being fully certified, insured, and trained to carry out the job to a high standard. 

Cleaning large premises 

Cleaning large commercial premises can very rarely be carried out alongside other tasks, as it often means eating into your employees’ work time. 

However, you need to ensure that all facilities and areas are cleaned to an exceptionally high standard efficiently and effectively. 

The best way to achieve this?  Hire a professional commercial cleaner. 

Using specialist equipment as well as cleaning products that are built to endure frequent use, you can have the job done in no time – no matter how large your premises. 

Facility sterilisation 

Depending on the sector in which your business operates, it will depend on the clean you require. 

For some, cleaning goes beyond a consistently clean and moves to create a more sterile environment. 

This is especially the case for this in the food and beverage sector or the medical industry where commercial premises such as food warehouses and hospitals require sterilisation of their facilities. 

In these instances, sterilisation must be done by certified professional cleaners, following the Care Quality Commission rules and regulations. 

This is not a job an employee can carry out in their spare time. 

Carpet Cleaning 

Vacuuming every day will remove the dirt and grime from carpets; however, a deep clean is what will eradicate the germs and make your carpets look like new again. 

You could rent an industrial carpet cleaner yourself; however, you run the risk of causing more damage to the carpet, especially if the carpet in question is already starting to show signs of wear and tear. 

Having your carpets deep cleaned by professionals helps to leave your carpets smelling fresh and looking like new in no time – without further damage being incurred! 

To be able to carry out all of these cleaning tasks, cleaning teams and individuals must have the necessary skills and qualities to not only do the job but do it to a high standard. 

Qualities and skills of a commercial cleaner 

Commercial cleaners are responsible for how your business is perceived, the productivity (to an extent) of your workforce, and helping to keep germs and bacteria at bay. 

Ultimately, they are a big feature of your business. 

Some of the skills and qualities to look out for in a professional cleaning company include: 

What is their track record? 

Have you looked into their reputation?  What do their customers say about them?  What is their star rating, customer testimonials, etc.?  You need to research the company you are looking to work with and find out if they are really as good as they say. 

Are they organised? 

This is a big thing for businesses, as a professional cleaner must be able to provide you with a clear-cut schedule, with yes, a degree of flexibility but a schedule that you can rely on.  Do they offer different cleaning packages, such as weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.?  Are they punctual?  Work effortlessly and quietly, so your business schedule is never negatively affected? 

Are they committed to quality service? 

When you work with a professional cleaning team, you will list the services you would like to carry out, which may include the equipment and products that will be used regularly.  When this has been agreed, it’s important to make sure that your cleaning team sticks to this plan and continue to provide you with a high-quality service. 

Are they insured? 

All professional commercial cleaning companies will have viable insurance certificates for their teams. 

It should not be your responsibility to worry about accidents at work for your cleaning team, and all risk assessments, etc., should have been carried out with the commercial cleaner before commencing.  

Can you trust them? 

Trust is a big factor when bringing outside teams into your business.  You need to know that you can trust the team that you work with and that all information and property that comes from the building remains in the building. 

Are they environmentally friendly? 

All businesses now have a focus to some degree on social responsibility and their role within this. 

As part of every business’ aim to go greener, do you know if your cleaning company is green?  Using eco-friendly products that won’t damage the environment? 

Ultimately, your cleaning company should: 

  • Be experienced, trained, and able to carry out a variety of cleaning methods (dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, etc.) 
  • Keep washrooms to a high standard and well-stocked! 
  • Keep cleaning products out of sight and out of reach if necessary. 
  • Be competent and safe when using a range of different chemicals and cleaning products. 
  • Be trained and experienced to clean various surfaces and apply various finishes to achieve the best results. 

Working with a professional team 

At Clear Choice, we’re proud that our cleaning teams become part of the main business operation for many of our commercial customers.  Helping to maintain commercial facilities every day to an exceptionally high standard. 

If you want to find out about our cleaning services and how we can help support you, call us on 01132 711432. 

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