Entries by Neeraj Varma

Nurturing Greatness – How A Commercial Cleaning Company Consistently Provides Higher Quality Business Cleaning Services

Everyone wants consistent, high quality business cleaning services, but they seldom think of evaluating the management team when deciding who to hire.

Sure, you can have a cleaning crew that does excellent work from time to time, but to have all your janitorial cleaning crews putting their heart and soul into the work day after day, month after month is very unusual.

Award Winning Commercial Cleaning And Janitorial Services

Over the past 30+ years Evergreen Building Maintenance has provided award winning commercial cleaning and janitorial services in Kelowna and the Okanagan region.

Gurmit and Rapinder Takhar started a carpet cleaning company in 1989.  They worked hard and built the company into a large, successful commercial cleaning business while raising a family and contributing to the community.

Today, Evergreen Building Maintenance has over 250 employees and is providing business cleaning services for hundreds of small and large businesses and government offices.

Simple, Effective Management Strategy

When there are only two people in the company, both being the owners, it is easy to provide good quality services.  But what do you do when there are ten, or twenty or a hundred employees?

Despite growing numbers, Gurmit and Rapinder always treated their employees as family.  Since the owners were treating them like family, all the managers treated their cleaning crews like family as well.

Being family, every employee feels like they are working in their own company, so they do the best cleaning they can possibly provide…just like the original owners did.

New Management Continues The Old Style

In 2017 their son, Ranjit and daughter Navjot took over the business and their parents retired.

Since the kids had always participated in the family business as they were growing up, it was a natural transition.

They had personally put in thousands of hours of cleaning work, hired and trained managers and employees as they were groomed to take over the company.

Ranjit Takhar, as CEO of the company is now continuing the management style of his parents.

The Art Of Managing From The Heart

Vandna Sharma started working with Evergreen Maintenance in 2017.  She worked hard and learned all the cleaning systems and protocols the company uses to provide superior business cleaning services for their clients.

After the company helped her get permanent residency in Canada, her parents came to visit from India.  They were greeted at the airport with bouquet of flowers from the CEO.  After a few days, the CEO himself, Ranjit Takhar, took the whole family out to dinner.

Each member of the Ranjit’s family took time out to send greetings and meet with Vandna and her parents personally.

Living in India, Vandna’s parents had been worried about how she would manage so far away, in a new country by herself.  But after meeting Ranjit and his family and seeing how they took care of their daughter, they were completely comfortable and proud of the company she is working with.

Taking a personal interest in the wellbeing of employees is completely natural in this company.  It’s the art of managing from the heart.

Personal And Timely Support For Management And Cleaning Crews

Vandna Sharma currently manages about 20 people in the company.  She feels confident in her job because she knows if she needs anything, help is just a phone call away.  The CEO, other managers and even the CEO’s parents are always available to provide whatever resources she needs.

This confidence flows into her responsibilities as manager.  She is able to make plans and promises to her employees that she knows she can keep. If she and her cleaning crews do a good job, she knows the upper management will notice and they will all be recognized and rewarded.

All the support and encouragement she gets from every level of the company gives her the mental space to be there for her employees when they have personal situations.  “It’s an easy, friendly atmosphere in the company for everyone”, says Vandna.

Detailed Training Means Better Commercial Cleaning Results

All new hires go through rigorous security clearances appropriate to the site.

Employees get on the job training to ensure the safety of the staff and they learn all the measures needed to ensure security of the building.

When Vandna gets a new person on her team, all the documents are ready on the first day.  She personally goes to the location with the employee, gives him or her a tour of the facility, where all the janitor’s rooms are, as well as the requirements and areas that need special attention.

Every building and office space is different.  Vandna personally reviews the facility with each member of the crew and provides a written orientation for that particular building.

If someone needs training on the correct way of operating equipment, handling bio-hazards, chemicals or special situations in the building, she personally trains and supervises the staff until she knows they can comfortably do the work flawlessly.

All employees under her care work as a team, supporting each other when extra work is needed or they need to take care of personal business.

In order to make sure all the work gets done properly, despite personal situations, Vandna has several employees available on a part-time, as-needed basis.

Regardless of whether the building needs special handling or someone gets sick, Vandna is always ready with fully trained staff to get the job done quickly and professionally.

Personally Rewarding Accomplishments

A couple of years ago Vandna hired Doug Kavanagh.  Doug is a young man who had experienced a rough time in past jobs due to his ADHD.  He moved from job to job, never feeling satisfied.

When Vandna started getting complaints from other staff and clients, she looked at the situation carefully and realized that he was actually a very intelligent, caring person.  There was no reason he couldn’t do the job.

After some experimenting, she developed detailed checklists and a special schedule for Doug.

The checklists allowed him the independence to work at his own pace and make sure everything got done.

His schedule was changed so he got a break from time to time so he could check his phone or do something else for a while, and then go back to concentrate on his cleaning duties.

Vandna found that Doug was very careful about doing things right and diligently made sure all his responsibilities were handled on time.

It has been more than a year now and Doug is one of her best employees.  He got a raise and recognition in the company and is being successful in his life.

A little caring in the training resulted in a great personal accomplishment for both Doug and his manager.

Consistently Great Business Cleaning Services

The seeds of greatness planted by Gurmit and Rapinder have grown into a large, fruitful tree.

Ranjit and Navjot have continued to build up the company and maintain high standards of cleaning for clients.

The caring and detailed training of each and every employee ensures that businesses will have a clean, healthy environment for their staff and clients.

Evergreen Building Maintenance is committed to helping businesses succeed in building their brand and profits by providing a good looking and fresh smelling facility where everyone can feel good and focus on their work.

If you are looking for a good business cleaning services company, give us a call at 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

Professional Banquet Hall Cleaning Services

Hiring a professional banquet hall cleaning services company is a solid way to increase bookings and decrease overall running costs.

If you, like many banquet halls, have your own cleaning staff and you might feel that you don’t need a professional company to come in and do the work your staff is already doing.

That is only partially true.

Yes, of course, a professional banquet hall cleaning services company can do the normal surface level cleaning that your staff does, but they can do so much more that your staff doesn’t have the training or equipment to do.

Beautiful Memories Are Created At Beautiful Places.

Banquet Halls are used for large important events where people create memories.

They are often used for ceremonial public or private events to honor a specific person, benefit a charity or for private parties.

It is the place where people get married, celebrate their achievements, awards and much more.

What people want most from a banquet hall is a nice looking, clean place to host friends, family, staff or clients.

Will Your Banquet Hall Pass The Smell Test?

A banquet hall is a high-traffic place with a lot going on that can be missed in a quick cleaning before the next event.

Have you ever walked into your venue after last night’s rental, only to find a giant mess? Your day-to-day tasks won’t wait and you have no time to deep clean yourself.

In the high season, back-to-back gatherings create a shambles.  Messes in the hall, spilled drinks on the carpet, food and stains on the chairs and tables, sticky floors and more.

If any of this is missed a potential client who comes to check out your facility would certainly not leave with a positive impression.

Our team can deep clean carpets and floors, remove the trash, and disinfect bathrooms and get you ready for the next event.

We provide custom schedules so our professional commercial cleaning team can be there as soon as the function is over and prevent a bad impression if someone comes to visit your facility in the morning.

Our professionals will leave your place shining and smelling great.

When guests at an event have a good experience with the hall, they are more likely to choose your facility over one that they have never been to when it comes time for their own event.

A professional banquet hall or event cleaning service not only helps keep the area clean and fresh but also attracts guests.

Banquet Hall Cleaning Services Company Solves Real Problems

There is only so much time for cleaning when things get busy.    Still, you have to have a top-notch facility when the guests show up.   How many of the following realities are you facing?

  • With everything that needs to be done event halls are often short-staffed.
  • Employees don’t have the training to do a thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
  • Your staff may not have the specialized equipment needed to properly sanitize and disinfect high-touch areas.
  • Even if you buy the specialized equipment for your staff, they may not have the proper training to use it properly.
  • Your staff would not be trained in “Green” cleaning techniques to minimize the health impact of toxic cleaning solutions on guests and staff. Green cleaning is vital to minimize allergic reactions and reduce the spread of illnesses.
  • Your employees don’t have the resources for the high-level training or equipment needed to qualify for the prestigious LEEDS certification for hotels.

If you are looking for ways to increase your customer satisfaction and overall image, hiring a banquet hall cleaning company can bring many benefits.

Commercial Cleaning Services For Event Halls

Our expert banquet and event hall janitorial services team can help with these (and other) tough jobs:

  • Deep steam cleaning for carpets with a special focus on high-traffic areas
  • Upholstery and fabric cleaning for furniture and drapes, including stain removal.
  • Expert cleaning for all flooring types, including carpet, hardwood, tile, linoleum, and marble
  • HVAC system duct cleaning keeps the indoor air quality fresh and healthy
  • Power washing your parking lot, sidewalks, and entrances

Whether you need extra help following large conferences/events, or you just want to make sure that every nook and cranny in your establishment receives the proper care it needs, then a commercial cleaning service is likely the answer.

Deep cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection are a big selling point when presenting to a potential client.

Banquet Hall Cleaning Services Include

  • Wedding banquet halls
  • Party venues
  • Facility rentals
  • Concert halls
  • Wedding reception venues
  • Conference rooms and meetings venues
  • Wedding venues
  • Event venue
  • Convention Centres
  • Auditoriums
  • Golf & Country Club Halls

Certified Green Cleaning Service Protects Your Health

Evergreen hotel cleaning services use CDC and EPA approved industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim, in combination with advanced infection control systems.

Our electrostatic technology allows us to effectively sanitize and disinfect your facility including washrooms, covering large areas efficiently, in a timely manner making it cost-effective for you.

This technology provides an electrostatic mist, which when released inside an area, adheres to the tops, sides, fronts, and bottoms of all furniture and other surfaces.

Electrostatic cleaning, used in conjunction with a specially formulated disinfectant cleaner, provides a one-step process that will kill 99.9% of bacteria in 10 minutes or less, for all pathogens. This includes the norovirus, coronavirus, MRSA, and cold and flu viruses.

Evergreen’s cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting system works just as effectively in your hallways, cafeterias, offices, sanitizing and disinfecting exterior doors and frames, touchpoints, and wall surfaces.

At Evergreen Maintenance we adhere to all OSHA regulations and are certified by the Cleaning Institute Management Standards (CIMS) with honors in CIMS-GB (Green Building). We also follow the most current solutions outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly professional banquet hall cleaning services for your event venue: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

Professional Church Cleaning Services

A Professional church cleaning services company can offer benefits your full-time or part-time janitor may not be able to provide.

If you don’t have a dedicated janitor for your church, consider hiring a church cleaning company instead of hiring someone directly.

Evergreen Building Maintenance understands how important it is to keep your church clean, sanitized, and disinfected.

It is important to keep high standards of cleanliness in a church simply because it is sacred.  People are coming in and out of the church throughout the week so you want to make sure everyone gets a clean and healthy environment for worship whenever they come.

Evergreen Maintenance guarantees your place of worship will look its best for every service and every event.  We provide a superior level of cleanliness for churches in all areas of your building including:

  • Seats and pews
  • Children’s areas
  • Washrooms
  • Classrooms
  • Entryway, lobby, and hallways
  • Kitchen
  • Event and eating areas
  • Entryway and lobby

You will have the peace of mind of knowing that you are providing church members both quality and value that makes a difference in their spiritual journey.

Here’s How We Can Make A Difference For Your Church

A Happier Congregation

An orderly space can put your congregants in a better frame of mind while they worship.

As they let go of their stress and clear their thoughts, your members will find it easier to meditate on what’s important.

Members Returning Every Week

Cleanliness plays a big role in helping people have and keep a positive frame of mind.  A sparkling clean facility supports the good feelings generated by your programs so you attract and retain more members.

Inspire Confidence and Inspiration

You know it.  A dirty, unkempt setting is not the most inspirational setting for members.

A clean, orderly, good-looking church can provide the right context for creativity and self-confidence in young people, especially in Sunday school and church preschools.

Healthier Parishioners

Professional church cleaning services give you confidence in knowing your facility is truly clean for your parishioners.

As a company with cleaning crews experienced in cleaning churches, we know we have to go beyond cleaning just the surface.  We make sure to thoroughly remove the dust, grime, and even germs and viruses.

Special “Green Cleaning” techniques, equipment, and environmentally friendly cleaning products make sure your parishioners don’t get allergic reactions and illnesses from harsh chemical residues.

Professional church cleaning crews work in accordance with all the CDC guidelines to keep parishioners safe. They take the extra care and attention needed to disinfect frequent-touch surfaces such as light switches, handles, and doorknobs so they do not become a source of spreading illnesses for several days at a time.

A Cleaner and Safer Kitchen

Many churches have kitchens for events or volunteers who prepare food for members of the community.

Kitchens serve an essential purpose, but unfortunately, they can also be the perfect spot for germs and bacteria to spread.

Sink faucets, oven handles, and refrigerators are surfaces where dangerous bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella can grow. Utensils, cutting boards, and cloth towels could unintentionally increase pathogens while preparing and serving food.

Instead of relying on volunteers to properly clean and disinfect after each use, ensure a safe cooking area by hiring a professional church cleaning services company.

A professional cleaning team will know how to deep clean your church kitchen with the appropriate products to prevent illnesses from spreading in your church and community.

Sparkling Clean Floors

There are so many people moving around in a church all week that it needs to be thoroughly cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of dirt and germs.

A professional church cleaning service will bring in high-performance commercial cleaning equipment including specialized vacuums, waxing machines, shampooing machines for the carpet and upholstery, electrostatic disinfectants, and more.

Regularly removing dust and mold from carpets and furniture before they have time to settle into the carpet will keep your church smelling fresh and inviting.

Healthy And Safe Childcare Spaces

Proper cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are essential in a childcare setting.  Germs can quickly spread through the whole congregation, not just the children.

A professional church cleaning company will wipe down all the toys, play surfaces, mats and do an extra thorough job of cleaning the floors and carpets.

Church attendants will feel more secure leaving their children in rooms where they know have been cleaned thoroughly.  Knowing this will make young couples with children feel more secure about going to church and leaving their children to play while they attend service.

Impeccable Washrooms

Washrooms are an especially sensitive place.  Studies have shown that women especially and even men will stop shopping at a place where the washroom is dirty or smelly. By providing a clean, sanitary environment in the washroom people are more likely to continue coming back to church.

A professional cleaning company will take extra care to wipe down all high-touch surfaces including light switches, flush handles, doorknobs, and faucets, in addition to toilets, urinals, and the floor and wall around them.

Provide A Healthy, Clean Environment For Members

Cleaning doesn’t have to be another to-do item for volunteers when you hire a professional church cleaning service like Evergreen Building Maintenance.

Our church cleaning crews will ensure your whole building is flawlessly clean.  We will:

  • Ensure a clean and healthy environment for worship
  • Provide specialized window cleaning and wall washing
  • Focus on high traffic areas including sitting rooms, bathrooms
  • Thoroughly clean all types of floors, carpets, and furniture
  • Clean staff areas, break rooms, special rooms

You can confidently check cleaning off the list and concentrate fully on other details of your work.

Evergreen Maintenance Custom Cleaning Program

With 24/7 customized services, Evergreen Maintenance aims to reduce your operating costs while providing spotless facilities.

  • Available Monday to Friday, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • At any time, during work hours, or off-work hours, day or night.
  • Scalable, daily, weekly, or based on a special schedule.
  • Customizable and flexible, what you need or want, anytime.
  • Accommodating the special requirements of your church.

Call now for a quote 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

Hotel Janitorial Services

Beyond Housekeeping: Why Hotels Need To Outsource Commercial Cleaning Expertise

Since most hotels already have their own cleaning staff, why would they need to outsource hotel janitorial services?

Here’s how outsourcing hotel janitorial services can make a hotel manager’s life easier:

Going on vacation is a pretty special time for a family. Their stay at a hotel is always part of the experience. Whether they stay for just a day or several weeks, the hotel is their home away from home.

Quality hotels realize the importance of cleaning for the satisfaction of their guests and the reviews they often leave online.  They know a clean hotel is a make-or-break proposition for their business.

Even though hotel cleaning is a high priority, there are several problems:

  • With everything that needs to be done, hospitality facilities are often short-staffed.
  • Employees often don’t have the training to do a thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
  • The hotel does not have the specialized equipment needed for high-touch, high traffic, and cleaning environments such as gyms and spas.
  • Even if the hotel buys the equipment for special cleaning, employees wouldn’t get the ongoing training to operate the machines for maximum effectiveness.
  • Hotels do not know about ‘Green’ cleaning techniques and solutions to minimize the health impact of toxic cleaning solutions on guests and staff.
  • Hotel employees don’t have the resources for the high-level training or equipment needed to qualify for the prestigious LEEDS certification for hotels.

If you are looking for ways to increase your customer satisfaction and overall image, hiring a cleaning company can bring many benefits.

Hospitality Cleaning Services: Going Beyond the Reach of Housekeeping

As a general manager, it is your responsibility to meet and exceed your guest’s expectations around the clock.

You probably already have a well-trained housekeeping team in place, but as hard as your housekeeping staff works, some jobs are just too big.

Your team needs to be focused on areas that your guests see, touch, and use with every visit such as the rooms, bathrooms, pool areas, and reception areas.

A cleaning company is a perfect solution for routine maintenance cleaning for the areas not as frequently used.

Our expert hotel janitorial services team can help with these (and other) tough jobs:

  • Deep steam cleaning for carpets with special focus on high-traffic areas
  • Upholstery and fabric cleaning for furniture and drapes, including stain removal.
  • Expert cleaning for all flooring types, including carpet, hardwood, tile, linoleum, and marble
  • HVAC system duct cleaning keeps the indoor air quality fresh and healthy
  • Power washing your parking lot, sidewalks, and entrances

Whether you need extra help following large conferences/events, or you just want to make sure that every nook and cranny in your establishment receives the proper care it needs, then a commercial cleaning service is likely the answer.

Highly Trained, Experienced Hotel And Motel Cleaning Crews

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been providing janitorial services in the BC Okanagan region for over 30 years. We are LEEDS certified for ‘Green Cleaning’.  Our hotel janitorial services crews have security clearance to the standards of banks, government facilities, and law enforcement offices.

Our cleaning teams are fully insured, bonded, and supervised to provide your hotel with the professional janitorial services it requires including:

  • General cleaning – offices, lobbies, walkways, lounge areas, guest units, bathrooms, laundry rooms, pools, outdoor areas, gift shops, fitness centers
  • Maintenance for resilient and non-resilient flooring like marble, tile, terrazzo, ceramic, granite and concrete.
  • Thorough, Professional Cleaning For Every Situation

No surface is too complex. We can dust high spaces, clean windows and light fixtures and clean furniture and upholstery as required.

All Public Spaces Are Professionally Maintained Every Day

Our experienced crews are trained to perform to high standards.  They will clean and upkeep all hotel’s public spaces, this includes deep cleaning on daily basis.

  • All washrooms (grout, toilets, mirrors, floors, etc)
  • Lobby areas (molding, picture frames, front desk, floor, doors, etc)
  • Cafeterias (clean/dust tables, picture frames, molding, TVs)
  • Outside grounds (all garbage pick up, sidewalk clean of stains)
  • Business center (clean dust all the furniture, all computers, picture frames, carpet/floors, doors, etc.)
  • Gym (dust/clean all the machines, floor, re-stock of towels, etc)
  • Hallways (dust, vacuum)
  • Elevators (clean and polish)
  • Stairwells
  • Employee areas
  • Ground floor windows

Certified Green Cleaning Service

Evergreen hotel cleaning services use CDC and EPA-approved industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim, in combination with advanced infection control systems.

Our electrostatic technology allows us to effectively sanitize and disinfect your facility including washrooms, covering large areas efficiently, in a timely manner making it cost-effective for you.

This technology provides an electrostatic mist, which when released inside an area, adheres to the tops, sides, fronts, and bottoms of all furniture and other surfaces.

Electrostatic cleaning, used in conjunction with a specially formulated disinfectant cleaner, provides a one-step process that will kill 99.9% of bacteria in 10 minutes or less, for all pathogens. This includes the norovirus, coronavirus, MRSA, and cold and flu viruses.

Evergreen’s cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting system works just as effectively in your hallways, cafeterias, offices, sanitizing and disinfecting exterior doors and frames, touchpoints, and wall surfaces.

At Evergreen Maintenance we adhere to all OSHA regulations and are certified by the Cleaning Institute Management Standards (CIMS) with honors in CIMS-GB (Green Building). We also follow the most current solutions outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly hotel janitorial services for your hotel, motel or hospitality facility: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

 

 

 

Spa And Salon Cleaning Services

With the threat of viruses and infection transmission, spa and salon cleaning services are an essential “service” that you provide.  Providing a perfectly clean and sanitary spa or salon is now a part of the business.

More than ever, clients are aware of the importance of hygiene practices.  They know the importance of a clean salon or spa when they come in for a treatment.  A sparkling clean and disinfected salon is an essential part of the spa and salon business overall.

Professional Cleaning Services For The Beauty Industry

Because of the intense attention, the media has been putting on the spread of diseases, cleanliness is one of the first things clients will notice (and something they won’t forget).

If it’s done right, a clean salon or spa creates an environment that allows your clients to have the best experience possible.

While most salons have a good cleaning routine, it can be difficult to do everything perfectly between seeing clients, managing employees, and the other day-to-day tasks of running your salon or spa.

This is where a professional cleaning company can help.

Evergreen Building Maintenance works with the cleaning procedures in place at your salon or spa.  Our professional cleaners can ensure that no surfaces are missed and that your clients get the best experience possible.

With the threat of exotic illnesses spreading, getting proper disinfection done in your salon or spa is extremely important.

We highly recommend using an electrostatic sprayer to completely disinfect your business.

Evergreen Maintenance’s professional cleaners are trained in how to best clean salon and spa equipment.  They are available to be scheduled at your convenience 24×7.

You can even have them come in to clean after-hours or days when the spa is closed.  That means you don’t have to ask employees to stay late or close your business to clean when you could be seeing clients.

Since every business is unique, we offer commercial cleaning services completely customized for your salon or spa.  A professional cleaning routine for your business will include cleaning things like:

  • Wall and window washing
  • Retail shelves/displays
  • Floor and carpet cleaning
  • Washrooms
  • Tubs, bathing areas
  • Saunas
  • Disinfection of kitchens, bathrooms, showers, fountains, spas
  • Cleaning of mirrors, change rooms, workstations, & furniture
  • Specialized cleaning for saunas, tubs, pools, steam rooms

Green Cleaning For Spas and Salons

Evergreen Building Maintenance uses the latest cleaning equipment to make sure that every space we enter gets the most thorough cleaning possible. We’ll make sure your business is looking its best and is safe for both employees and customers.

We offer “Green” salon and spa cleaning services where we use hypoallergenic cleaning solutions and environmentally safe practices.

We offer cleaning services completely customized for your salon or spa. Contact us for a quote and cleaning schedule tailored to your business’ needs.

Each time we visit your salon, we’ll use the latest in disinfection technology and equipment to ensure your surfaces not only look clean, but are clean.

This means using hospital-grade, eco-friendly cleaning products and techniques to ensure your guests enjoy their spa services in a healthy and safe environment.

Your clients can relax and feel at ease when they know your salon or spa has been thoroughly cleaned by a professional!

Deep Cleaning Services For Salons And Spas

As much as staff and assistants can help with ongoing daily chores, there is still another level of cleaning that needs to happen. Depending on the size of a salon and how busy the days are, sweeping up hair is just not enough.

Salons need a more in-depth cleaning every couple of days on average. This cleaning includes washing all surfaces including mirrors and countertops, dusting retail shelves, scrubbing washrooms, and damp-mopping the floors with hospital-grade cleaners.

This in-depth cleaning is not a set of tasks that you can expect your staff to complete.  That’s why most salons hire a cleaning crew to come in at least a few times per week.

Evergreen janitorial service providers do the deeper cleaning that you don’t have the time or energy to do yourself or simply can’t expect of others.

Call now for a quote for professional spa and salon cleaning services in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Vernon, and anywhere in the Okanagan region: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165

Cleaning and Sanitation Resources For Spas and Salons

Reopening Guidance For Cleaning And Disinfecting

Disinfectant products that meet the EPA criteria.

Spa Sanitization & Hygiene Standards guide 

General information and best practices about ongoing sanitization in your day-to-day life

Estheticians Guide-COVID-19

 

Fitness Centre Cleaning Services Kelowna

If you own a fitness centre or gym you know a professional fitness centre cleaning services company is a cornerstone to having a successful business.

The best fitness facilities look clean and smell great.  They create an energized, inviting environment where people can achieve their goals.

New members will be more inclined to enroll in a clean fitness centre. Experienced members will appreciate the care you take to provide a clean fitness facility every time they come in for a workout.

That means more clients and many long-standing members for your business.

Evergreen Building Maintenance is experienced in creating the clean, fresh-smelling, healthy and welcoming environment you’re looking for.

Eliminate Contaminated Surfaces In Your Fitness Centre

When you get a cleaning company that is not experienced in gym cleaning, they will tend to (sometimes) use disinfectant wipes and sprays on treadmills and cardio machines but they will neglect other high-touch items like dumbbells, free weights.

Do medicine balls, wall balls, basket balls, volley balls and other balls need cleaning?  Of course they do.  And your fitness centre cleaning company should clean them regularly.  When your member picks up one of these balls they should not have to worry about dirty and possibly infection carrying balls.

Equipment can get sticky through use.  All equipment should get a thorough wipe down on a daily basis.

Since many infectious organisms can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces Evergreen Maintenance properly cleans and disinfects these hotspots including all high touch surfaces, floors, washrooms and locker rooms.

What Happens If There Is A Confirmed Case Of The COVID Virus In Your Facility?

Evergreen Maintenance will take action immediately!

The most important first step is to notify us immediately.

We will implement our deep cleaning protocol for your gym or fitness centre.

Our priority is to ensure the safety of your members so you can be confident in having them continue to use the facility.

Evergreen Maintenance cleaning teams will do what is necessary to properly clean and disinfect your facility.

If a known or suspected case of coronavirus has occurred in your facility, standard cleaning and disinfection procedures will be used. This involves first using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces. Next, approved disinfectants will be applied to high-touch areas. An approved disinfectant is Health Canada Registered and Broad Spectrum Virucidal.

All our fitness centre cleaning personnel follow universal precautions including the use of proper PPE such as gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves, and shoe covers. Cleaning materials will be disposable to reduce cross-transmission.

Locker Rooms and Gym Showers Cleaning

Locker rooms are very high usage areas and need to be cleaned thoroughly and properly to make sure they don’t become a source of spreading sickness among your members.

It is important to keep locker rooms, showers and washrooms safe, healthy and hygienic. In addition to cleaning other high touch surfaces, the floor needs to be disinfected more often to make sure it is dirt and germ free for your members.

As a business owner, you need to make sure showers are cleaned and disinfected properly daily.

We use foam cleaning systems to disinfect all showers walls and floors to make sure we eliminate all bacteria, viruses and dirt. Our trained cleaning team will apply special solutions to walls and floor with the special attachments and follow the foam cleaning procedures to complete cleaning and disinfecting.

Our professional fitness centre cleaning team will take the smell out of locker rooms with EPA-certified disinfectants.

Green Cleaning Systems and Eco-Friendly Fitness Center Cleaning Equipment

High-touch surface areas found in health clubs, gyms, and fitness centres require cleaning and disinfecting on an ongoing basis. However, not all cleaning products or procedures are equal.

Our green cleaning process not only cleans well but also provides an environment for improved health. Evergreen Building Maintenance uses hospital-grade disinfectants that are hypoallergenic so they are safer for your members and employees.

We also provide green janitorial services to make the workplace environmentally friendly by limiting chemical waste, using and promoting health and eco-friendly products and practices. We achieve this “green” cleaning by implementing specialized equipment and products.

Environmentally Safe Chemicals We Use Are:

  • Safe for your employees
  • Highly-effective cleaning solutions
  • Commercial Cleaning-eco-Friendly.
  • Hospital Grade Disinfectants

Custom-Scheduled Gym Cleaning Service

Having a fitness business means having clients coming in all the time. We understand that.  Evergreen Maintenance designs a cleaning schedule that caters your needs and expectations of your facility.

Our cleaning team will work with you to tailor a flexible fitness centre cleaning schedule that meets the high demands of your facility. Janitorial services may be scheduled daily, multiple times per week, weekly, or even bi-weekly, and are available 24×7 throughout different times of the day, or night.

Evergreen Maintenance Is Locally Owned And Operated

  • 100% guarantee on quality
  • Efficient cleaning technology.
  • Thorough cleaning for a healthier work environment.
  • Expert in all kinds of buildings.
  • Remarkable attention to detail.
  • Thorough and reliable cleaning every time.

Effective And Affordable Fitness Center and Gym Janitorial Services For:

  • Small-Large Gym Cleaning
  • Fitness Center Cleaning
  • Golf Course Cleaning
  • Sports Centre Cleaning
  • Dance Studio Cleaning
  • Yoga Studio Cleaning
  • CrossFit Boxes and Martial Arts Studio Cleaning

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly fitness centre cleaning services and gym cleaning services:  1-888-659-7469 or 250-800-2503.

Open the doors to your fitness centre or gym every morning knowing the experts in the industry have taken care of every detail to make sure your fitness business is ready to go, the moment your members arrive.

Create a safe environment for them to thrive without fear of germs or chemical sensitivities taking a toll.

Make Your Customers Feel Safe With ‘Certified’ Commercial Cleaning, Disinfecting And Sanitizing

Evergreen Building Maintenance is now offering ‘Certified’ commercial cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing services to help Kelowna and area businesses provide peace of mind to their staff and clients.

‘Certified’ cleaning from Evergreen Maintenance is a higher level of cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing beyond a standard commercial janitorial service.

We realize that your clients are hesitant to come out of their homes and go to buildings where they could possibly get infected. This service allows you to tell them with confidence that your place of business is safe.

Since every business is different, we will create a custom plan to secure your business from infectious diseases.  Our proprietary ‘Certified’ Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sanitizing service provides extra layers of safety for your staff and clients such as:

  • Map out and thoroughly clean high touch point surfaces
  • Hypoallergenic “green cleaning” solutions to prevent reactions and negative consequences of harsh cleaning chemicals.
  • Disinfecting high touch point surfaces using “green” chemicals to kill 99.999% of germs on hard, non-porous surfaces or objects.
  • Special sanitization and disinfection of high traffic areas twice a day.
  • Using specialized equipment like electrostatic disinfection systems to eliminate infectious diseases, germs, viruses, mold, insects, fungi, parasites and more.

Evergreen Maintenance Supports Your Communicable Disease And Illness Control Policy

We know that every workplace is unique which makes it so important that every business assess functions carried out by their facility to ensure protection against the hazards presented by exposure to COVID and other communicable diseases.

This guide has been developed to help employers develop and maintain a public building safety plan. The guide provides a framework for assessing risks of disease transmission and planning how to mitigate those risks.

All businesses, including all those operating during a lockdown or shutdown, should have a written safety plan to protect themselves, customers, and visitors.

Evergreen Maintenance uses cleaning protocols recommended by the Public Health Agency Of Canada.

Communicable disease safety checklist.

What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?

Commercial Cleaning Service

Cleaning is done with water, a cleaning product, and scrubbing. Cleaning does not kill bacteria, viruses, or fungi, which are generally referred to as “germs.”

Cleaning products are used to remove germs, dirt, and other organic material by washing them down the drain.

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Commercial Disinfecting Service

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Disinfectants kill more germs than sanitizers. In most cases, a cleaning product is used first. Then the surface is either sanitized or disinfected when it is necessary.

Commercial Sanitizing Service

Sanitizing and disinfecting products are chemicals that work by killing germs. These chemicals are also called antimicrobial pesticides.

Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

Electrostatic Disinfection Service Features

  • Health Canada approved disinfectant for treating COVID-19.
  • Double-charged particles provide more coverage: enveloping surfaces – shadowed, vertical, and underneath.
  • Droplet size adjustments for adequate dwell time for optimal virus, bacteria, and fungi reduction.
  • According to the manufacturer’s labels, the disinfectant solution used is safe for people and pets.
  • According to the manufacturer’s labels, the disinfectant solution is safe for electronic devices and equipment.

Call now for a daily or weekly ‘Certified’ commercial cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing quote 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165

Veterinary Office Cleaning Services Kelowna

Veterinary office cleaning services is probably one of the most underrated services a veterinary clinic can offer.

Yes.  Presenting a perfectly clean and sanitized office to your patients and their owners is actually a service veterinarians offer!

Pet owners want to feel confident that their beloved companion is going to the best care from the veterinary team.

Animals, being animals will poke their noses, sit, roll and snoop all over the place.  If there are infectious diseases to be found, they will find them!

To ensure your veterinary facility is the go-to pet clinic or pet hospital, you need to have a great looking and great smelling office.

Caring for animals of all shapes and sizes begins when they walk in your door.

Partner With Your Specialist Veterinary Office Cleaning Services Company To Keep Contamination Out of Your Clinic

Don’t let pathogens like parvovirus, Bordatella and influenza virus stick around on surfaces in your facility.  It takes a team approach to keep a veterinary clinic clean and healthy.

Make sure the veterinary office cleaning company is a specialist in the veterinary field.  A specialist will know which cleaning solutions have disinfectants that are tough on pathogens and compatible with surfaces and equipment.

The right cleaning compounds will help you prevent the spread of infection in your clinic.

A specialist veterinary office cleaning services company will also be able to advise you on which hand soaps, sanitizers and lotions will be convenient, efficacious and soothing to the skin for you and your staff.

Using the knowledge of a specialist veterinary office cleaning company will ensure your animal care facility stays happy and healthy.

Clinic Disinfection Throughout The Day Is Vital To Prevent The Spread Of Infectious Disease

Medical facilities, by their very nature can be prone to the spread of diseases.  Disinfection is vital to prevent the spread of infectious disease, but often, veterinary staff is either unaware or unclear about proper sanitation.

You may not be using the right products or not cleaning and disinfecting surfaces correctly in between patients.

Hiring the hardest working, specialist veterinary office cleaning services company won’t be able to keep your staff, patients and their owners safe if correct procedures are not followed throughout the day.  , might make all that hard work moot, and could leave your clinic open to an outbreak.

In busy facilities, cleaning and disinfection tasks can get overlooked. In fact, in a recent study, 30% of hospitals did not clean cages between patients.

Work with your veterinary office cleaning company as a team and point out areas to clean that they may not have thought of.  And let them advise you of practices that help keep your veterinarian practice stay clean and healthy throughout the day when the office cleaning company is not there.

Cleaning Versus Disinfection

Proper cleaning of a veterinary clinic is good and it is important.  It makes your office look and smell better.

But simple cleaning is not enough because it doesn’t necessarily kill all the pathogens that can cause problems for pets and humans.

To properly sanitize surfaces in a veterinary office cleaning facility you have to clean and disinfect using a three-step process.

The Three-Step Disinfection Process A Specialist Veterinary Clinic Cleaning Services Will Follow

Step 1:

Physically and mechanically remove organic material (feces, urine, blood, respiratory secretions, and dirt).

Step 2:

Thoroughly clean all surfaces including the floor, walls, kennel, and play areas with soap or a general cleaner.  Then rinse, and dry.

Once the surface is clean and dry, apply the disinfectant and allow it to sit for the required contact time.  Every disinfectant will have its own protocols.  Be sure you know what they are and follow them exactly.  (A specialist veterinary office cleaning services company will know what to do).

Step 3:

Rinse away the disinfectant with a damp cloth and dry the area well.

IMPORTANT:

You must remove all organic material before applying a disinfectant. This includes soap in addition to dirt, feces, and other material.

You have to really rinse off the soap thoroughly.  Spraying a disinfectant on top of soap will deactivate a lot of them.

In addition, you have to remove all the water from the surfaces the disinfectant will be applied. If you have diluted the disinfectant a specific concentration and you spray it onto a wet surface, you’re diluting it more.  The wrong concentration of a disinfectant won’t be able to fight off the pathogens.

Best Practices For Kennel and Animal Containment Cleaning and Disinfecting

  1. Remove all animals, bedding, toys from kennel.
  2. Rinse inside & outside of kennels with water to remove any large, visible messes.
  3. Apply the right foaming sprayer to all surfaces inside of kennels, starting from bottom and working to top.
  4. If necessary, agitate sprayed areas with a deck brush. Leave the foaming cleaner on all surfaces for5-10 minutes then rinse with clean water.
  5. Spray concentrated hospital grade disinfectant, deoderizer, and cleaner on the inside and outside of kennels, working top to bottom and back to front. Be sure to cover all six surfaces. Spread evenly with a cloth.
  6. Allow surface to remain wet for at least 10 minutes or air dry.

Veterinarian Clinic And Pet Hospital Cleaning Services Provided By Evergreen Maintenance

  • Sanitizing
  • Disinfecting
  • Floor Scrubbing
  • Touch-point Cleaning
  • Detail Cleaning
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Wall Cleaning
  • Fixture Detailing

We provide you with a safe and healthy medical environment.

With our expertly trained and experienced staff, we effectively clean, disinfect, sterilize, and polish every part of your animal health facility so there’s no room for any faults.

Since each veterinarian clinic is different, we customize cleaning schedules, use state-of-the-art cleaning equipment suitable for your practice.

We take pride in being the best janitorial service in Kelowna and the Okanagan.

Give Evergreen Maintenance a call today!  We know the REAL secret for maintaining a positive, healthy, and clean environment for your veterinary office.

Call now for a veterinary office cleaning quote! 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

Kelowna Medical Clinic Cleaning Specialist

Commercial cleaning companies often think they can provide Kelowna medical clinic cleaning services.  Unfortunately, it takes an “accident” to alert the medical clinic management that the cleaning company doesn’t know what it is doing.

Medical staff, patients, or even the cleaning staff can get infected with germs or blood-borne pathogens before the cleaning company realizes they should have taken precautions.

Medical Office Cleaning Is Different From Commercial Office Cleaning

A commercial cleaning company knows how to dust, vacuum, scrub the bathroom sinks and kitchen floors.  They don’t understand that they have to wear cleaning, goggles, latex gloves, and protective clothing ALL the time they are cleaning the medical clinic.

Commercial office cleaning companies don’t understand they should use extra thick garbage bags or how to disinfect safely in a medical environment.

They don’t know when to use hospital-grade disinfectants or how to handle sharps containers.  And they don’t know to use Green Cleaning chemicals and techniques that have been approved for Kelowna medical clinic cleaning.

A study found more than 100,000 deaths linked to infections patients received at hospitals. Taking care to make sure all areas from waiting rooms to medical equipment are cleaned the right way can save lives.

Healthcare cleaning demands a deeper cleaning to ensure a sickness from one person is not passed on to many others.

Medical office cleaning is different from other types of cleaning. There are special techniques and cleaning materials needed to do the job correctly in  Kelowna medical clinic cleaning.

High Priority Cleaning Areas In Healthcare Environments

Waiting area

The waiting area sees all kinds of traffic – from dribbling babies to small children who go out of their way to touch everything and taste them.

This is a critical area for thorough sanitization and disinfection.

Counters, toys, furniture, telephones, and windows all need to be wiped down with a dry cloth, and then disinfect to remove germs.

Examination rooms

All furniture, chairs, and counters need to be sanitized and disinfected.  Linens, patient gowns and towels need to go into medical disposal bags and placed in a specified area for the laundry service.

Trash cans, the examination table, doors and doorknobs, and all the sinks need to be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly.

Of course, the floor needs to be swept, mopped, and disinfected and the carpet needs to be thoroughly vacuumed.

Each doctor’s personal office

Each doctor’s personal office also needs to be properly cleaned.  They may or may not have patients in their office, but they often come back to their office after seeing a patient.  Pathogens don’t drop off at the door as soon as a doctor leaves the examination room.

Special treatment for bathrooms

Spray disinfectant on and around the toilets, the countertops, and sinks, stall walls, and doors and allow to sit for at least five minutes to thoroughly disinfect. Use a vinegar solution to clean mirrors and windows. Wipe down soap and paper towel dispensers with disinfectant cloths. Sweep the floor and mop with disinfectant.

Specialty cleaning requires certification and special training.

Because a sanitized, hygienic medical environment is required by law, the best specialty cleaners are trained and certified to do the best job possible.

You can’t hire just anyone to complete this type of work, so it’s best to hire someone who specializes in Kelowna medical clinic cleaning.

Terminal Cleaning

Terminal cleaning is an intense disinfecting procedure that involves removing all detachable objects in the room, cleaning lighting and air duct surfaces in the ceiling, and cleaning everything downward to the floor. Items removed from the room are disinfected or sanitized before being returned to the room.

Highly infectious patients are put in operating rooms and isolation rooms where visitors are normally not allowed.  Nursing staff and doctors have special protocols when treating patients in these rooms.

Medical clinic cleaning staff need to have special training for terminal cleaning.

Make sure you hire the right medical office cleaning company to ensure safety for everyone.

Cleaning Vs. Disinfecting

Cleaning removes dust, debris, and dirt from a surface by scrubbing, washing, and rinsing.

Disinfecting destroys or inactivates both the bacteria and viruses identified on the product’s label (like influenza and rhinovirus) on hard, nonporous surfaces.

Cleaning can be accomplished with soap, or detergent, and water.  It removes the surface-level dirt and grime.  Cleaning can also remove some of the germs sitting on the surface.

Cleaning tools like sponges and cloths, simply move germs from one surface to another.

Disinfecting, on the other hand, refers to killing a high percentage of the germs on a surface or rendering them incapable of reproducing.

Preventive Disinfection of High Touch Surfaces

Maintaining a clean and sanitary office is important for the health of employees and patients. It can mean the difference between life and death.

High traffic areas must be cleaned throughout the day.  The following touchpoints must be thoroughly disinfected at least once every day:

  • Door handles
  • Light switches
  • Elevator buttons
  • Keypads
  • Railings
  • Copiers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Refrigerator doors
  • Water coolers
  • And more…

The cleaning needs of every medical clinic can vary widely.  A high touch-point cleaning plan should be customized for every healthcare environment.

We use hospital-grade disinfectants and cleaning supplies along with thorough cleaning routines to make sure your medical office is always ready for business.

Cleaning And Security Guarantee

Evergreen Building Maintenance’s overnight janitorial staff will clean your clinic, making sure it is clean while the clinic is closed.  You’ll come back in the morning to a bright, clean, and sanitized environment.

Medical facilities often have private patient information, so you need to choose a company that ensures their workers understand the need for confidentiality and security.  All Evergreen Maintenance cleaning crews have full background checks and are all guaranteed bondable.

If you need a better medical clinic cleaning solution for your medical clinic give us a call!

We’ll make sure your medical office looks and smells great so you can focus on what you do best.

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly Kelowna medical clinic cleaning services:  1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

Germ Fighting Must Be A Top Priority For Kelowna Daycare Cleaning Services

Many commercial cleaning companies claim to offer professional Kelowna daycare cleaning services. But do they really know how to properly clean a daycare facility?

Cleaning requirements for a daycare are different than most other types of businesses.  Daycares, pre-schools and early childhood care centres are required to meet strict standards of cleanliness since germs can spread quickly in a pre-school childcare environment.

If you hire the wrong company you can quickly develop a bad reputation for having children out with frequent illnesses and ailments.

Even worse, if it gets bad enough, the local government authorities could shut down your childcare facility until you can get the infectious diseases under control.

It is important to hire Kelowna daycare cleaning services that are well versed in regulations that government agencies expect daycare facilities to operate within. Having a cleaning company helping you manage the cleanliness of your daycare takes one less concern off your shoulders.

Daycare Cleaning Is Not Just For The Children

If your daycare facility is not properly cleaned, sanitized and maintained to the highest degree of cleanliness, of course, the children can get sick, but your staff and parents could get sick too.

Daycares handle children of all ages, from zero to pre-school.  At these ages, babies and young children catch sicknesses easily since their immune system is not that developed.

These children come from all kinds of different environments and bring their germs to the daycare with them.

While a given child could handle the germs in their own home, when you put them in an environment where they are exposed to a wide variety of germs, bacteria, and viruses from all the other children, a daycare can become a high-risk environment.

Germs, bacteria, and illnesses can spread throughout the center and affect children and staff quickly.

Every surface, from toys and books to tabletops, floors and walls can harbor unsafe bacteria and grime.

It is essential to stop the spread of sickness and create a healthier, safer environment for everyone involved.  From a business standpoint, it is essential to ease the minds of parents who are frequently concerned about center cleanliness.

Hiring A Professional Daycare Cleaning Company

Hiring a daycare cleaning company that has experience in childcare facilities is essential for running a safe, high quality, successful daycare center.

As a professional school and daycare center cleaning service provider, we understand how important it is to have a safe, clean, healthy, germ-free and attractive school and daycare environment for children, staff, parents and visitors.

We are well aware that when you are operating a school or daycare, you are not just responsible for your students’ education, you are also responsible for their safety and wellbeing.

Since a baby and pre-school environment is a perfect storm for the rapid spread of illnesses, it is important to understand the difference between tidy and hygienically clean.

Health and Safety Guidelines for Child Care Facilities

Surface Cleaning And Disinfection Guidelines For Child Care Facilities

  1. “High touch” surfaces are of particular concern. They are most likely to be contaminated, and should be cleaned and disinfected daily, and sometimes more often if they are visibly soiled.

Give extra attention to these surfaces:

  • Tabletops,
  • Light switches,
  • Door knobs,
  • Sink taps,
  • Toilet handles,
  • Other surfaces that are frequently touched

The Right Procedures Ensure Consistent Cleaning Standards

Consider implementing the following standards and procedures for daycare cleaning:

  1. “Wipe Twice” For high touch surfaces that are not grossly contaminated
  2. If necessary, you can use a “wipe twice” procedure to clean and then disinfect.
  3. Wipe surfaces with visible soil immediately and thoroughly to remove dirt and other contamination.
  4. Disinfect visibly soiled surfaces a second time with another clean cloth that has been soaked with a “green” disinfectant.
  5. If a high touch surface is very dirty, it should first be washed with soap, then the soap rinsed away with a clean cloth, then the surface wiped with another clean cloth that has been soaked with a safe, “green” disinfectant.

Always Use Green Cleaning Solutions

Daycares are trusted with the most vulnerable and sensitive of customers so it is imperative to have facilities extra clean and to provide the absolute safest germ-free environment.

Harsh cleaning chemicals in a daycare or preschool facility can have a  negative impact on a child’s development as if the facility was constantly dirty.

Top branded, Green Seal Certified cleaning chemicals and state-of-the-art janitorial processes give your daycare or preschool the highest quality level of clean without leaving the residue or smells of harsh toxins and VOCs.

Infection control through special disease fighting and sanitizing green chemicals, and emergency clean up kits give parents the confidence that they are leaving their child in a safe environment.

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly daycare cleaning services for your company:  1-888-659-7469 or 250-800-2503.

Open the doors to your daycare or preschool every morning knowing the experts in the daycare cleaning services industry have taken care of every detail to make sure your business is ready to go, the moment the kids arrive.

Create a safe environment for them to thrive without fear of germs or chemical sensitivities taking a toll.