Retail Cleaning, Vital for Customer Satisfaction
Retail cleaning is essential for the health and safety of your customers and employees. Beyond that, retail cleaning is also vital for customer satisfaction is your retail store. Follow these simple steps and keep that store sparkling clean for your customers.
Keeping it simple
The best products that you can use for retail cleaning are multi-purpose cleaning products. Buy in bulk which helps save money and means less time shopping and more time cleaning. In fact, a recent survey of commercial cleaning companies said that products that get the job done right the first time are multipurpose products and are the best for all retail applications.
Keep your entrance spotless!
First impressions play a huge role in customers entering your store, so clutter or dirt will turn customers away who are otherwise interested in the products that you are selling. Clean the windows frequently so that they don’t have any dirt, handprints, or streaks. Always clear off counters that have fingerprint marks and dust multiple times throughout the day with a good multipurpose cleaner. Find areas that items should be quickly stored to avoid looking cluttered to the customer when they come to check out.
Teach your employees
Even when using professional cleaning services from companies like BOND SERVICES staying on-top of you daily cleaning tasks are imperative. Your employees are your first line of defence. Teach your employees the daly tasks of keeping your store looking clean and a little bit of cleaning multiple times a day with help with customer satisfaction!
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When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing we aren’t constantly spilling things all over the largest surface in a room. But alas, carpet stains are just a part of life. No matter how hard you try, sooner or later you’ll have to deal with a spill, but how you deal with it will determine whether that spill turns into a stain.
We’ve outlined some common carpet stains and how to remove them.
The key to getting out a juice stain is to dry the area as quickly as possible by blotting it. The longer the liquid sits, the more likely it will be to leave a carpet stain. Once it’s dry, combine ¼ white vinegar, one tablespoon of dish soap, and water in a spray bottle. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stain. Let this sit for five to ten minutes before blotting dry again.
With the “bring your pet to the office” craze in full swing, this tip now works for the office as well as the home. First, clean up whatever mess there is. Soak up liquids and pick up solids, with gloves of course. If there is a stain on the carpet or smell, try using ¼ cup of white vinegar with a quart of warm water. Let the mixture set in for a few minutes and then blot with a cloth or paper towel until the spot is dry. There are plenty of commercial pet stain cleaners out there, but make sure to look for a non-toxic, preferably green cleaner.
Ah coffee, the life-blood of workers everywhere. While cleaning up coffee, make sure the cloth you’re using to clean up isn’t getting so soaked that you are inadvertently spreading the stain. Just like with juice, try the vinegar/dish soap/water spray to get the stain out. If that doesn’t work, consider having a professional cleaning company come in to give your carpet deep cleaning.
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With many students and numerous activities in classrooms, it is easy for them to become cluttered in between professional cleanings. Professional cleaning companies take care of the deep cleaning, but there are steps you can take to keep a classroom clean between professional cleanings. Read on to find out ways to keep a classroom neat.
Help students learn by keeping a clean classroom
Have Students Help
Make cleaning fun by having the students help clean the classroom. You can make it simple by giving groups of students a job or specific area to clean. Start by giving a group of students the job of wiping down desks. Another group of students can take out the trash while someone sweeps the floor. Having students clean will not only prevent germs but it will help them learn helpful cleaning habits. Play music while they clean up to add fun to it rather than students feeling like they are doing a chore.
Pay Attention to Student’s Health
Monitor and observe if a student is coughing or frequently sneezing. Check to see if students have flu-like symptoms and send them home or to the nurse. If the nurse determines they are sick, this will help them recover quickly and prevent them from spreading germs. Teachers should stay home if they are sick as well.
Cut Down on Objects that Attract Germs
Comfy furniture such as sofas and bean bag chairs may add some pizzazz to a classroom, but they can be a magnet for germs and dust. Carpets are another culprit of attracting dirt and germs. By cutting these objects out of your classroom you can lower the chances of germs and other allergens affecting students. Having other objects in the classroom such as a vinyl bean bag or chairs make a custodian’s job easier because they can be simply wiped down.
Teach Students Good Hygiene
Create the perfect learning environment by teaching students about keeping themselves clean and healthy. Emphasise that washing your hands is important to stay away from the flu. Your hand’s touch doorknobs, books, and other objects that are easy landing places for germs.
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Commercial cleaning for learning centres is extremely important, especially as the school year winds down. Make sure that your learning centre is kept clean all summer long, as summer classes are still possible, and even when school isn’t in session, learning centres are often still used for other purposes. Bond Services can handle your commercial cleaning. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the benefits of commercial cleaning for learning centres.
Consider Going Green for Commercial Cleaning
Improving Indoor Air Quality: Green cleaning products are better for the environment, and better for student and teacher health overall. When you use green products for commercial cleaning, indoor air quality improves. Traditional cleaning products, while effective, can also leave behind harmful pollutants. While breathing in germs is never healthy, finding better ways of reducing germs and pollutants results in reducing the sick time for students.
Reducing Sick Time for Students: Students are the reason learning centres can grow and thrive. As we want the best for our children, reducing the amount of time they spend sick has benefits for everybody. Commercial cleaning, especially with green products can help in that regard. Chemicals common in conventional cleaning products can cause the following symptoms:
- Irritation of eyes, nose, throat, and the upper respiratory system
Increase Productivity and Test Scores
Increasing Productivity: Increasing productivity is a goal of commercial cleaning for offices, and learning centres as well. Reduced sick time benefits students and teachers just as much as it does for office workers. Teachers and students aren’t missing out on critical instruction time and lessons, while both are far more alert and engaged, which makes learning faster, easier, and more fun. Happy and healthy students and teachers, plus staff, should be the goal of commercial cleaning in learning centres.
Higher Test Scores: Higher test scores reflect well not only on the students and teachers but on the schools and learning centres as a whole. Another major benefit of green cleaning done commercially is an increase in overall test scores. Higher productivity means better learning and better test scores.
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Your facility’s level of cleanliness impacts the perception others have of your business. The quality of your cleaning service also has a direct effect on the health and morale of the people that work there.
With more than 25 years of experience in the office cleaning industry, we have a proven system that works for you.
Bond Services for a Clean Work Environment
- Professionally trained and certified staff
- Modern cleaning techniques, equipment, and chemicals
- Work specifications customised to your facility type
- Locally owned and operated Service Providers give personalised service
As a full-service office cleaning company, Bond Services understands that quality training equals quality cleaning. Our Service Providers are trained to:
- Clean with “Green” chemicals
- Utilise cleaning routes to ensure consistent service
- Understand germ and infection control
- Implement a 13-step restroom care program
- Deliver expert services from vacuuming and dusting to the advanced floor and carpet care
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There’s not enough hours in the day! Too many priorities. Excessive interruptions. Endless meetings. The list goes on! While constant prioritisation is a must, leaning on your vendors is vital. Your vendors are there to provide dependable service. They should save you time. They should allow you to focus on your objectives. The same holds true for your cleaning company.
A responsible cleaning company can save you time. Furthermore, a responsive cleaning company will save you even more time. What do we mean? If you are accountable for managing your cleaning company, the following will help achieve the most from them. The relationship should be stress-free and trustworthy. Note these 3 recommendations:
1. Ensure Communication Expectations
If you have a cleaning issue or need, ensure you understand who and how to communicate with. Setting response expectations are fundamental. For example, what happens if there is an emergency? Is primary and secondary contact information clear and current? How quickly will your cleaning company respond? How quickly is your business able to respond? What scenarios should be reviewed to ensure clarity? These simple steps can save you time. In conclusion, well-defined communication paths should not be optional.
2. Ensure Contractual Tasks Are Exactly What You Need:
Your cleaning contract has been signed. Your cleaning company is now servicing your building. However, certain items seem lacking. You pull the contract and note some tasks were not identified as needs. Must you wait until contractual renewal to rectify? Absolutely not! Your janitorial provider should quickly process change orders. Ensuring the cleaning tasks are specified exactly as you need them will save you time in the long run! Subsequently, these new tasks should be quickly placed into operation on your behalf.
3. Proactive Meetings vs Reactive Meetings:
Regularly scheduled meetings with your cleaning company contact will save you time. This proactive approach allows for a consistent review of quality, inventory, and change needs. This will prevent excessive reactive communication both during business hours and after. Understanding what’s happening and when can prevent the need for responsive concerns. The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” absolutely applies. In conclusion, your janitorial provider should take the lead in ensuring proactive meetings are on the schedule.
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