(Originally Published December 22, 2019)

In this ultimate guide to commercial cleaning, we will discuss essential regular cleaning services and tasks, as well as how your business can benefit from a professional cleaning team.

Kitchener Clean is the Office Care Specialist preferred by businesses in Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and surrounding areas. We provide the best commercial cleaning around! Contact us today to get started.

Now, let’s dig in and learn more about commercial cleaning Waterloo, specifically what you need to take care of around the office on a regular basis and how a professional service can help.

Ultimate Guide to Commercial Cleaning Waterloo
Tasks To Be Done Regularly

A regular office cleaning schedule is a must in order to maintain cleanliness around the office. A typical cleaning checklist will be broken down into daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that you’ll want to stay on top of.

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Daily Cleaning

Top daily cleaning lists for office reception, lobby and work space areas should include:

  • Vacuuming all floors
  • Mopping of all hard floor and tiled areas
  • Empty waste bins, wash as needed and add new liners
  • Standard glass cleaner to wipe down all glass areas
  • Damp-wipe hard surfaces with mild disinfectant
  • Polish brass and bright work
  • Clean walls and painted surfaces as needed
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches and baseboards
  • Keyboard cleaning

Additionally, here are daily tasks for the break rooms and washrooms (including kitchen break rooms):

  • Empty waste bins, wash as needed and add new liners
  • Disinfectant mopping and wipe down of all hard surfaces
  • Sanitize and clean all basins, toilets, doors and fixtures in washroom
  • Refill soap dispensers
  • If there is a dishwasher, load all dishes present in dishwasher and run
  • Wipe down all reflective surfaces including mirrors, brass, and glass
  • Use spray disinfectant on the sides of all surfaces including toilets, doors, sinks, and appliances

Daily cleaning will show employees and visitors that your business is professional and welcoming

Weekly Commercial Cleaning

Weekly cleaning lists include deeper cleaning tasks that create a healthier work environment for employees and guests of the office.

  • Polish and buff all hardwood surfaces including floors and conference tables
  • Squeegee glass windows inside and out (as needed)
  • Empty refrigerator of all employee brought food, clean, and disinfect
  • Empty and disinfect all trash receptacles, add new liners.

Monthly Cleaning

Monthly cleaning lists are shorter than their daily and monthly counterparts because they include important but non-urgent tasks.

  • Vacuum all fabric chairs (clean as needed)
  • Vacuum all vents
  • Dust all high surfaces, working top to bottom
  • Vacuum and deep clean surface areas

High Quality Commercial Cleaning Waterloo

You need a commercial cleaner that values hard work, customer service, honesty, and integrity. These values set Kitchener Clean apart from the competition:

  • Home cleaning quality: Kitchener Clean is firmly committed to cleaning your office as thoroughly as we would our own home.
  • Perfect washrooms and kitchens: Careful attention to these two areas is needed to create a safe, germ-free work environment. We know these two areas often take more work, and we plan accordingly to ensure they get the attention and effort needed to make them spotless every time.
  • Non-toxic cleaning products: We care about the environment and, therefore, use only EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products when possible in your office.
  • Security: We take our work very seriously. All of our staff are bonded and have undergone police checks. They are highly reliable and responsible individuals, so you can be assured that your cleaning will always be done at the agreed upon time and to a consistently high standard.
  • Clean guarantee: Our reputation is important to us, so we guarantee all of our services. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will return within 24 hours to address your concern at no additional cost. If we haven’t responded to any client communication within 24 hours of receiving it, we will offer you a free week of Office Care!

Kitchener Clean can make sure you get the best commercial cleaning in The Waterloo Region

Commercial Cleaning Waterloo: Essential Services

Carpet Cleaning

Our skilled Carpet Cleaning Team Members at Kitchener Clean will thoroughly clean your carpets with the latest advances in non-toxic cleaning processes. Here are the five elements of Kitchener Clean’s carpet care:

  • Soil Prevention - Proper mat placement and interior and exterior hard surface maintenance isolate and contain most of the soil entering your building.
  • Routine Vacuuming - This is critical to remove most of the dry soil trapped in your carpets.
  • Routine Spot and Spill Removal - The sooner these are removed after occurrence, the more likely your carpet will not be permanently stained.
  • Interim Maintenance System Cleaning - This is cleaning for appearance improvement, and can postpone or limit the need for Deep Cleaning. This is achieved by carpet cleaning of all high traffic areas and other main laneways.
  • Deep Cleaning - A carpet cleaning of all areas of the carpet.

A regular cleaning schedule will also help to prevent dirt and soil build-up, which can permanently damage your carpets and lead to costly and unnecessary early replacement expenses.

Floor Care

Each type of hard-surface flooring requires different treatments in order to maintain its original texture and brightness. Therefore, we will custom design a non-toxic cleaning and care plan suited to your floors. Not only will your floors last longer, avoiding early replacement, but they will also become slip-resistant, which will increase safety for your employees and your customers.

Vinyl flooring is probably the most common type of hard surface flooring used in an office environment. It can come in squares, sheets, and now even in strips, similar to laminate. It can be either glued to the sub-floor, or free float. It is durable, easy to install, easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive, and comes in a multitude of colours and patterns.

Though there are many different options, what all these flooring materials have in common is the need to be protected and cleaned! Many commercial vinyl floors are not sealed and protected after being laid down; the flooring itself will wear over time, and before you notice a wearing of the actual floor, become dull.

The best way to protect your investment in any type of flooring is to provide proper preventative care (such as sealing) and to get regular cleaning.

Regular floor care keeps your office clean and saves you money in the long run

Window Cleaning

Over time, glass will become permeated with a variety of contaminants, including hard water or minerals (from sprinkler systems and building run-off), acid rain and oxidization (from windows encased in metal frames and screens), with hard water or minerals being the biggest threat to your external windows.

Because glass is still porous, airborne pollutants can become obstructed in it over time. A regularly scheduled exterior window cleaning can offset these problems.

Our Window Care Professionals will use a combination of their expertise and non-toxic, EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products to let the sunshine into your office. Your work area will be brighter and your conscience will be clear knowing that no harmful toxins were used in the process. Learn more about why you should hire a commercial window cleaner.

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Office Composting

While cleaning for our clients, we noticed a large volume of organic waste generated in offices and discarded into the garbage. Businesses, unlike residences, don't have access to a composting program, so organic waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill. Kitchener Clean has developed and now proudly offers an "Office Compost Program" to businesses in the Waterloo Region.

As a member of the Office Compost Program you receive a Green Bin to collect all your organic waste and compostable materials. All the same items that you would Green Bin at home can be put in the bin in the office. This includes all food scraps, coffee grinds, tea bags, paper towels, tissues. and etc. These compostables are picked up weekly by an Office Care Technician and replaced by a fresh clean Green Bin.

Total Office Care

Kitchener Clean can put together a personalized package of services depending on the needs of your office. You receive all your regular scheduled cleanings as well as restorative floor care, carpet cleaning, and window washing throughout the year.

No more searching for individual services and companies when you require carpet cleaning, floor refinishing or seasonal window washing.  No more wasted time gathering quotes and scheduling services. No more budgeting for the big ticket items!

Kitchener Clean will make sure your office is the cleanest, healthiest space possible. We also take the time to clean under everything, not just the areas that are visible. We use only the best quality, non-toxic products available. We guarantee that we will clean your office to the same high standard that we would want our own homes cleaned.

Whether you require daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or "as needed cleaning,” we can give you the best office cleaning in Waterloo.

Kitchener Clean provides commercial cleaning services in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

Why Commercial Cleaning Is Worth The Investment
  • 1. Higher productivity: Cleaning and organizing is crucial to help employees do their jobs more effectively. Reducing germs in the workplace keeps your team healthier. One survey found employees experience a 50% drop in productivity when working while sick.
  • 2. Fewer injuries: Having a clean office space reduces the likelihood that employees, vendors and visitors will get hurt. Slips, trips, and falls account for more than 9 million emergency room visits each year, according to the National Floor Safety Institute.
  • 3. Lower absenteeism: Businesses lose 111 million workdays each year to the flu alone. Dirt, germs, dust buildup and poor indoor air quality all contribute to colds, the flu, viruses, asthma and allergic reactions.
  • 4. Greater degree of professionalism: If potential customers and clients arrive at a messy office environment, they’re less likely to do business with you.

You will create a more professional environment for your employees and potential customers, as well as reduce the amount you spend on upkeep and replacement of floors, carpets, and windows.

There is also the value added when you have a more productive staff: a more presentable office space. A more presentable space means new clients or customers are more likely to feel comfortable at your office - making them more comfortable to work with you! More productive employees mean you receive high-quality work and a staff team who is ready and willing to get their jobs done.

For more, check out our article on The Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company to Keep Your Workplace Clean.

Let Us Give You The Best Commercial Cleaning Waterloo has to offer

Kitchener Clean services a wide variety of industries all across the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

We offer commercial cleaning services to many different businesses, both big and small!

Examples of Industries we serve:

  • Many different types of office spaces
  • Local businesses
  • Corporate offices
  • Tech and start-up companies
  • Recreational centres, such as clubhouses
  • And much more!

We are happy to serve many different types of office spaces and workplaces!

What Kitchener Clean Customers Are Saying:

“An office full of people almost guarantees that somebody will not be happy with the cleaning service! But since we've started using Kitchener Clean at our office, there has not been one complaint! Friendly, efficient and thorough, I would highly recommend this company!”
- Holly deGraaf