Winter Cleaning Services for Commercial Buildings – How to Keep Your Toronto Office Clean Throughout the Winter Season
Winter is now in full effect and it’s time to up your cleaning game. Snow, ice and cold weather bring a host of cleaning chores that need to be done regularly to keep your workspace neat and tidy. Life is busy, but regularly cleaning your space during the winter will help you maintain a high level of professionalism and protect your investment at the same time.
Flooring often takes the brunt of the abuse during the winter season, and it is one of the first things your customers will see once they enter your business. A clean place of business projects an important image to customers, employees and other professionals; it may be subliminal but cleanliness is an important first impression that matters. Winter can cause permanent damage to your office’s tiles, wood, or carpeting. The salt covering outdoor walkways can quickly wear out flooring causing it to look dull and can even result in long-term damage. Regular professional floor cleaning is an excellent way to make your flooring look pristine and protect your investment for years to come. Be sure to have floor mats at all entryways and sweep the floor a few times throughout the day. Winter residue left on floors should be cleaned up often with proper cleaning products.
Various chemicals are used to de-ice outdoor walkways, these solutions help people from slipping, but they can wreak havoc on the flooring of your business. When not managed, these chemicals can cause staining, make wood floors swell, cause the laminate to curl, and even result in mould growing. A Toronto commercial cleaning service will have the right combination of floor cleaning chemicals, equipment and experience to do the job right the first time.
The days are shorter during winter, this causes the coffee pot to run a little longer and results in the lights being on more frequently. A lack of natural lighting means you’ll burn through more light bulbs in the winter. Replacing light bulbs may seem like a simple chore, but poor lighting combined with slippery floors is a recipe for disaster for any company.
During warmer weather furnaces and ducts remain dormant, during this time they can collect a large amount of dust, pollen and even mould spores. Once the heat is turned on, these potentially harmful bacteria and allergens can fill your workplace and can result in poor air quality, possibly causing illness to your staff. Professional cleaners will ensure your furnace is clean and pumping out clean air. High-efficiency furnace filters will instantly improve air quality and help keep your office’s heating system running as it should throughout the winter season.
Sick days can really take a strain on a company’s productivity and hurt the bottom line. Viruses such as the flu and the common cold thrive during the winter with weaker hygiene habits and immune systems. It’s critical to regularly disinfect and sanitize your Toronto workspace from top to bottom throughout the year, but especially during the winter months. Increase the frequency of your cleaning, especially in high traffic areas such as foyers.
You have a lot on your plate, let our team of janitors at SBML take care of your commercial winter cleaning needs. We’re an experienced and fully bonded professional cleaning company providing commercial cleaning services in Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and throughout the Toronto region. We have been providing winter cleaning services to businesses such as yours since 1963. Our team will work with you to design a winter cleaning package that suits your needs and budget. Start today