A GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL HARD FLOOR CLEANING
There is no definitive description of how to clean hard flooring in commercial buildings other than each cleaning schedule should be practicable, fit for purpose for the particular flooring and take into account the frequency the floor requires cleaning.
Most commercial hard floor cleaning should be undertaken on a daily basis. The cleaning regime should contain dusts removal and a light damp clean. This basic level of service will help to maintain a positive appearance for the floor as well as removing any surface soiling and contaminates.
The service level required will change from site to site and should be tailored to suit the specific requirements of the site, its use and the flooring type. If you’re commercial floor is looking very poor or dirty the chances are, you will need to adjust either the frequency of cleaning or the method of delivery. It may be that the product being used is unsuitable for the level of soiling or the type of flooring.
Some products will be very effective for some hard floors and produce excellent results, however may prove unsuitable or even detrimental for other types. A good approach would be to research what the flooring is and choose a specific product for that flooring rather than buy a generic product for floors. For example a product that would work well on a polished wood or Vinyl floor that may contain some form of polish enhancer would ultimately leave a naturally polished stone or porcelain floor smeary.
Some common issues that cause an accumulation of soiling upon the floor surface are:
Inadequate entrance matting – Most dirt and dusts are transferred in from the outside pavement on shoes or delivery trolleys. A good entrance matt will trap and prevent a lot of the soiling from transferring onto the hard floor.
Inadequate cleaning frequency – Prevention is always better than cure, so ensure the dusts or soiling is removed daily.
Poor method of cleaning – including improper use of chemicals. Failing to refresh the cleaning solution/ water frequently will result in dirt’s being spread around rather than lifted off the flooring.
COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. A person can acquire the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.
A key way you can protect workers and others from the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is by implementing appropriate cleaning and disinfecting measures for your workplace. A combination of cleaning and disinfection will be most effective in removing the COVID-19 virus.
Workplaces must be cleaned at least daily. Cleaning with detergent and water is usually sufficient. Once clean, surfaces can be disinfected. When and how often your workplace should be disinfected will depend on the likelihood of contaminated material being present. You should prioritise cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that many people touch.
How to clean and disinfect
Cleaning means to physically remove germs (bacteria and viruses), dirt and grime from surfaces using a detergent and water solution. A detergent is a surfactant that is designed to break up oil and grease with the use of water. Anything labelled as a detergent will work.
Disinfecting means using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. It’s important to clean before disinfecting because dirt and grime can reduce the ability of disinfectants to kill germs. The following disinfectants are suitable for use on hard surfaces (that is, surfaces where any spilt liquid pools, and does not soak in): alcohol in a concentration of at least 70%, chlorine bleach in a concentration of 1000 parts per million, oxygen bleach, or wipes and sprays that contain quaternary ammonium compounds. These chemicals will be labelled as ‘disinfectant’ on the packaging and must be diluted or used following the instructions on the packaging to be effective.
A Comprehensive Guide to Pricing Cleaning Jobs
As a cleaning company, making sure you’re pricing your services appropriately and adequately is extremely important. For one thing, customers frequently shop around, asking for quotes from numerous companies before deciding on one. For another, you need to be paid fairly for all the hard work you do.
The economics of cleaning jobs
It’s pretty standard for cleaning tasks to be priced by the hour. This isn’t always true (see the steps below), but for the most part it is. As a result, it’s vital to your business that you price your jobs accordingly, making sure your workers get paid for their hours worked and you’re still able to make a profit while staying on-par with your competition — who’ll be looking to outbid you on every job.
Thankfully, pricing your cleaning jobs isn’t too tricky. You just need to make some decisions first to set you up for success. Here are some steps you can take to set a price for your cleaning services.
Pick the type of cleaning you’ll be doing
Now, this is probably the most significant and most obvious step: You need to decide what kind of cleaning you’re going to be doing. Pricing is entirely different for an industrial cleaning company than an independent maid service. So, determine what you’re doing first.
Decide on an hourly rate for your employees
This one is straightforward enough. Decide how much you’d like to pay your staff (and yourself of course) for their work by the hour. This will not only help inform how much to charge for your services, but it will also attract employees to your company anytime you need to hire new staff.
How to start a cleaning business: the ultimate step-by-step guide
Cleaning is a popular choice for people who want to run their own business and don’t mind getting stuck into some hard work. Starting a cleaning business is a low-cost way to become your own boss. But it can be physical, repetitive work with long days. If you think you’d like to start a cleaning business of your own, here’s how to get started.
Consider whether cleaning is the right business for you
There’s an old saying that ‘where there’s muck, there’s brass’, which means you can money from other people’s mess. And that is very true for cleaning companies. There is a steady market for cleaners who can bring a little sparkle to our homes and businesses.
Who is best suited to starting a cleaning business?
Lots of people love providing a cleaning service. Starting a cleaning business could be right for you if you are:
Happy to be doing physical work all day
Happy to take orders
Happy to work alone
Trustworthy and likeable – clients have to hand their keys over to you
Not easily bored – you’ll be doing repetitive chores every day
Obviously…like cleaning and tidying
If putting in your headphones and cracking on with some cleaning sounds like heaven, you could be the perfect person to start a cleaning business. Especially if your love of cleaning is matched by your interest in running and growing your own business.
Decide what type of cleaning business to start
What types of cleaning business are there?
There are three main types of cleaning businesses:
Commercial cleaning company
Specialised cleaning business
Commercial Cleaning Service Checklist
Your office may look tidy after the cleaning crew comes through, but how do you know for sure you’re getting the services you’ve been promised? we have the answer. We offer our clients a 40-point commercial cleaning service checklist that lays out in advance what services we’ll perform.
There are no surprises. There are no excuses. When you get our list, you know what to expect from our cleaning technicians — and they know what type of care they’re expected to provide. We set up high expectations on your end by making these promises, and we take pride in meeting them. We have found our clients appreciate us being upfront and transparent about the services we offer. This way there are no surprises. What we promise is what we deliver, and our clients are thrilled with the results.
The Basics and Beyond
Many of the things we offer you’d expect of any cleaning service. Of course we offer sweeping and mopping of floors, disinfection of bathrooms and removal of any visible cobwebs
The extra services that come standard with any agreement include things such as:
Wiping down the doors and handles in the bathroom, where germs breed
Cleaning the outside of your kitchen cupboards, which can become grimy and faded over time
Scrubbing down water fountains and water coolers, eliminating the build-up of saliva and dirt
See for Yourself How We Can Help Your Business
You don’t want to be stuck wondering whether your cleaning company is doing its job. makes it easy to verify our work by telling you ahead of time what we intend to do. Our fully insured business is committed to keeping our customers satisfied by fulfilling our promises.