It’s that time of year again! The holidays are here, and with them often comes one party after another. You may have employee get togethers, open houses for customers, or even guests from corporate for end-of-year strategic planning. Meanwhile, even your most seasoned and loyal employees are likely to be clamoring for the door as their personal lives become more and more hectic with the coming new year.
Employees may choose this time to take vacation pay, and/or your office may have holiday closures. This down time lull could be a perfect time to use your janitorial service to create a clean workspace for you and your employees to ring in the new year with a fresh start. Here are some ways you can maximize what you get out of your cleaning service, especially during this holiday season.
Maximize Your Janitorial Services this Holiday Season
With less staff around, and likely some closures, why not have your janitorial service do a deep clean and review maintenance need? Many janitorial services in Denver offer much more than just your basic cleaning, while others don’t. Now is a great time to ask what their holiday closures are, and what other services they offer that you could benefit from. It may also be a good time to shop around and see if a different company can better meet your needs.
Schedule a “clean out day,” for the office fridge, desk/office space, or communal areas that have become cluttered. Ask the cleaning service to do a deep clean of any appliances, including inside, above and under, if possible. Floors may also benefit from a deep clean, however you may want to wait until the spring to clean up all the dirt and grime that may be pulled in during our Denver winters.
Now may be a good time to give windows a good clean, as well as air ducts, storage areas and more. Consider what areas or items need an annual or semi-annual cleaning, such as curtains, furniture, or decorative architectural elements.
Help stop cold and flu viruses from spreading during the winter by sanitizing more often. This magical time of year includes not only exchanging gifts, but germs as well. More people in close quarters make for a playground for viruses to spread.
Areas that are “hot spots” (high touch) should be given more frequent attention during the holiday season. These spots include door handles which are touched by a seemingly endless parade of people coming and going. Another are desktops as your employees do just about everything at their desks – from taking a phone call to wiping their nose to eating lunch.
Remember, most janitorial services in Denver instruct their employees to clean areas such as desktops without disturbing anything left on the surface. Anything an employee has left on their desk, whether a coffee cup or a file folder, make it harder for your cleaning company to fully clean these germ-ridden surfaces. Instruct your employees to clear their desks of all clutter so you can get the most out of your cleaning company.
Your janitorial service will also focus on other hotspots like break room counters, cabinet handles, door jams, and more to prevent the spread of cold and flu.
You’ll probably have several in-office parties this time of year, which usually always includes food. Whether you have food catered, or you host an employee potluck, there is always trash to be thrown out, floors to clean, and a table or two to wipe up. Let your cleaning service know you when you have an office party and how you’d like them to handle it so everyone can return to a clean workspace.
Leaving out food waste at night can lead to pests, which are not the type of guests you want for the holidays.
Some cleaning companies, especially if they have a maintenance department, will offer decoration set up or tear down. If you need this service, ask them, and if they don’t, ask for a referral. If this is something you handle in-house, let your janitorial service provider know so they can appropriately accommodate decorations to make sure they are safe and clean.
AAA Building Maintenance serves the Greater Denver area’s commercial cleaning needs and would like to earn your business. Whether you need a one-and-done cleaning, or regular, on-going cleaning, AAA will provide a quote, and exceed your expectations. Our range of services are sure to meet your needs and allow you to obtain the cleanliness and sanitization you require for your commercial space. Call today to schedule your free quote at 303-716-2802.