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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 office 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 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.

Simple Office Cleaning ‘Hack’ Improves Productivity And Increases Happiness

Calling something a “hack” is the trendy way to say something is remarkably effective and is easy to do but people may not appreciate its value.

Kelowna office cleaning isn’t really a trendy topic at parties or little known, but it is super effective and easy to do (if you hire Evergreen Building Maintenance, of course).

It’s Scientifically Proven!

Keeping A Clean And Organized Office Is Good For Your Company

A Clean Office Reduces Stress

A 2009 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin consistently found that women had high levels of cortisol when their homes were untidy.  (High cortisol levels indicate high stress.

It also found that when the same women had organized houses they were happier and felt more comfortable.

Office cleaning helps create an environment where people are happier and more comfortable.

Higher Stress Can Create A Depressed Mood In The Office

The same study found that women whose homes scored higher on the disorganized scale felt more stressed and were more likely to have a depressed mood throughout the day.

On the contrary, women with higher restorative home scores had reduced depressed mood scores throughout the day.

Frequent Office Cleaning Promotes Healthy Habits

The National Library Of Medicine found that when people are under less stress they are more likely to have a healthier body because they tend to be more active, eat more nutritious foods and get better sleep which builds their immune system.

Office Cleaning Can Spark More Creativity And In Improve Self Confidence

Pendragon Homes reports a lot of problems can be solved if people are willing to step outside the box and take an initiative.  Creativity and self confidence at the workplace are more likely in an office where people feel comfortable.

Office Cleaning Can Increase Productivity

A more organized and clean house, office or other environment can lead to increased productivity, according to a Princeton study.

Your staff will tend to have less stress and be able to focus more on their tasks.  They are likely to be more immune to distractions when there is less clutter and dirt. The study shows that with less distraction, your mind can process at a faster pace.

People Are More Likely To Accept Changes In A Clean Office Environment

The Hindawi Journal reports “the initial psychological well-being may also be relevant to adherence [to change]. It is very likely that poor psychological well-being might influence people’s ability to adhere to behavioral changes.

Organized And Clean Spaces Ensure Safety And Reduce The Risk Of Injury

Safety should always be a priority at the office. Keeping your staff and clients safe has a lot to do with the way you manage the cleanliness of the office environment.

If there are tools and equipment all over the floor and boxes sitting disorganized all over the office, people will be more prone to injury.

People often report tripping over wrongly placed furniture or equipment or getting injured by loose items falling on them from the top of disorganized shelves.

The benefits of a clean office include safety and reduced risk of injuries.

An IDC survey conducted in 2012, found that many workers in the IT field waste a lot of time looking for misplaced documents and reports. This wasted time cost the organizations a loss of around 21.3% in their total productivity.

A Clean Office Reduces Procrastination

Another research article titled “Procrastinators and Clutter: An Ecological View of Living with Excessive Stuff” published in 2017 mentioned that there was a co-relation between chronic procrastinators and their environment. The researchers concluded that “clutter in one’s living [and working] space, negative emotions, and impaired social ability all predicted high procrastination scores.”

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly Kelowna office cleaning and janitorial services to increase productivity and happiness in your office: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

 

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Kelowna Janitorial And Retail Cleaning Services

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been providing Kelowna retail cleaning services for over 30 years.

Professional janitorial services can enhance every type of retail store cleaning or any retail cleaning environment.

Evergreen provides retail store cleaning services and professional janitorial solutions for any size of business.

We offer a comprehensive 24/7 service that you can count on for consistent, high standard results every time.

Custom Retail Cleaning Solutions

Our retail cleaning services can be customized to your needs and wants.

We focus on all areas of your retail business including:

  • Merchandising areas
  • Stock rooms
  • Washrooms
  • Hallways
  • Stairwells
  • Elevators
  • Parking
  • Common areas
  • Floor and carpet cleaning
  • Proper cleaning and disinfection of restrooms
  • Window cleaning services (Interior and Exterior)
  • Ceiling tile cleaning and high dusting
  • Post-construction and renovation clean-up
  • Washroom disinfecting and cleaning
  • Cleaning ledges, baseboards, and surfaces
  • Clean walls and windows
  • Cleaning entranceways, walkways, and exits
  • Garbage removal
  • and everything in between.

Evergreen Building Maintenance Has Experienced, Professionally Trained Staff For All Types Of Retail Environments

  • Retail stores of any type
  • Shopping malls, plazas
  • Salons and spas
  • Bar & restaurant cleaning
  • Grocery stores, supermarkets
  • Electronic stores
  • Big box retailers
  • Entertainment venues
  • Multi-venue commercial spaces

Slips, Trips and Falls – Professional Retail Cleaning Services Can Mitigate Risks

Between wet, slippery floors, and potentially dangerous chemicals, there are many opportunities for untrained workers to do damage to themselves and others, all because they don’t have the know-how necessary to do the job safely.

Evergreen Kelowna retail cleaning services will make sure hazards like this are cleaned up fast!

  • Wet floors, sidewalks, and ramps
  • Grease, mud, oil, spilled drinks,
  • food, sand, and spilled powders can also cause people to slip.
  • Waxed and highly polished floors can be a slipping hazard, especially if people are walking around with wet shoes.
  • Unsecured rugs or mats can slide when someone steps on them.

We know that maintaining a clean store is an absolute must, not just for your customers, but for your staff as well.

Green Cleaning And Eco-Friendly Kelowna Janitorial Services

  • Evergreen Building Kelowna retail cleaning services will make your retail environment pristine for your staff and customers by using:
  • HEPA Vacuum: HEPA filtration captures 99% of fine particles like dust, bacteria, and chemicals.
  • Hospital Grade Disinfectants: Colourless, odorless, and effective
  • Microfiber Technology: Preserves surfaces while reducing the spread of germs and bacteria.

Fully Insured and Security Cleared Retail Cleaning Staff

Evergreen Maintenance is fully insured and bonded.  We are registered with the Workers Compensation Board.  Our hiring process selects the best talent who qualify on the basis of strict security checks.

Flexible Commercial Cleaning Services, Flexible Hours, 24×7 Availability

We’re flexible enough to meet your unique business needs and budget. We can also render our services day or night, or whenever suits your scheduling best.

Latest Janitorial Cleaning Technologies

We keep on top of the latest cleaning technologies and environmentally friendly products.

Our staff is regularly trained in the best service practices of our industry in a classroom setting as well as onsite mentorship, to enable us to better serve you.

Health and Safety Training

Evergreen understands the importance of health and safety for your staff and customers, as well as our own cleaning personnel.

We ensure our business operates in a manner that protects the health and safety of all of our employees, our valued clients, community neighbors, and the environment.

Making a great impression on consumers is essential to improving the retail shopping experience.  We partner with you to create a clean facility that keeps your customers coming back!

We’ll do our part to keep your staff focused on the most important part of their job…looking after customers!

Trust our experienced retail cleaning staff to maintain your retail store and you’ll never have to worry about cleanliness again!

Evergreen Building Maintenance specializes in providing quality daily and weekly office cleaning services.

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly Kelowna retail cleaning services, office cleaning, and Kelowna janitorial services for your facility: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-373.

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Evergreen Foundation Supports Local Heroes Of The Okanagan

It can be pretty easy to take things for granted.

We get up in the morning, have a quick breakfast, head out to work.  People at work are pretty good to be around…we spend all day there, then head back home for a nice supper, watch some TV, hang out with the kids and have a restful sleep.

That’s the way most people live around here.

Or is it?

Oh, except for the elderly lady down the road that slipped on the ice and broke her hip.  I guess, the government would be looking after her.  The healthcare system covers all that.

Doesn’t it?

Well, ok.  The kids in the school hockey team need uniforms and equipment.  Not everyone can afford everything, so probably the school board would chip in and pick up the slack.

Yeah, right.

The government can’t do everything.

If a community is successful, it’s with the support of local heroes who step up and make things right when no one else will.

Anyone can be in a position to need other people’s help.  You might be doing well today, but tomorrow your spouse gets cancer, your child gets a puck in the head or a neighbor becomes homeless because of a drug addiction.

Happens every day.

And every day, someone in the community steps up to help raise money for cancer research, someone goes door to door in the dead of winter to raise money for the heart and stroke foundation, and someone volunteers at the YMCA child care centre where kids can have fun, find support, make friends and reach their full potential.

But that’s not the whole story.  In reality, when local volunteers step up to support an elderly person, someone who has no home, or a young person looking for guidance so they can have a successful career, they can only do it when others provide the financing and organizational support in the background.

The Evergreen Foundation was established to support local heroes who spend their valuable time, money and energy to help those who can’t help themselves.

We are fortunate to live in a community where so many people are willing to lend a helping hand in the community.  The Evergreen Foundation is committed to supporting as many people as possible in any way they can.

At the time of this writing the Evergreen Foundation supports the following organizations:

  • Accelerate Okanagan
  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • Brain Trust Canada
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • College of the Rockies
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Kelowna Art Gallery
  • Kelowna Christian School
  • Kelowna Food Bank
  • Kelowna General Hospital Foundation
  • Kelowna Rockets
  • Okanagan College Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Kelowna
  • Salvation Army
  • Terry Fox Foundation
  • United Way
  • YMCA of Okanagan

If you have a community support project in mind, the Evergreen Foundation may be able to help you with their matching donation program.  Simply go to our website (https://evergreenmaintenance.ca/) and fill out the contact form and let us know what you want to do.

We will certainly consider it and do our best to support all efforts to create and maintain a healthy, prosperous community in the Okanagan.

Kelowna Janitorial Services – Get Consistently Great Office Cleaning!

You’ll find a lot of companies offering Kelowna janitorial services.  But how do you figure out which is the right one for you?

The last thing you want is to hire the wrong company.

Here are some things you can look for in cleaning contracts Kelowna that will give you insight into what a Kelowna janitorial services company will actually be like after you hire them.

Established Kelowna Janitorial Company Provides Transparent Pricing

You shouldn’t have to “read between the lines” when you get a quote for commercial janitorial services Kelowna.

Whether it’s office cleaning, building cleaning, or retail mall cleaning, an experienced Kelowna janitorial cleaning company will be able to give you a simple, straightforward list of services and prices.

Whenever you see vagueness in the quote, try to figure out whether it is because of the way you defined the work or if it is because the janitorial company doesn’t have enough experience to understand what to do.

A reputable janitorial cleaning company should have a transparent pricing structure. As a facility manager be sure to get several quotes.  This way you can compare what each company has to offer and recognize gaps in their quotes.

Gaps could indicate that the Kelowna cleaning company didn’t ask enough questions to clearly understand what you want or they don’t have the right experience.

Professional Cleaning Teams With Many Years Of Cleaning Experience

One of the best ways to tell if you are dealing with a good company is if they have cleaning staff that has been around for many years.

As in any industry, people move around a lot, so it would be unrealistic to expect all staff members to have many years of experience as a professional janitor.  But if they have at least one or two people on each team with ten years or more of experience, that is definitely a good sign.

Experienced staff will be able to mentor and support newer people and make sure you get consistently high cleaning.

In addition to cleaning staff, it is even more important for janitorial service company managers to have several years of commercial cleaning experience.

Avoid going to companies with high employee turnover. Frequent turnover of staff could mean more accidents, wastage of cleaning materials, not knowing how to use equipment properly.

Kelowna Commercial Cleaning Company Provides Ongoing Training For New And Experienced Staff

A good janitorial company training program includes ongoing education and mentorship.

New commercial cleaning techniques and equipment are always being invented. It is important for the management to be on top of the latest developments in the janitorial services industry.

Once the Kelowna janitorial services company identifies opportunities for improving their service, there should be an established system for delivering training to all relevant staff.

So look for Kelowna commercial cleaners that are always striving for excellence and have an established system for achieving it.

All Kelowna Janitorial Services Staff Go Through Security Checks

One of the secrets for a Kelowna janitorial services company to be able to deliver consistent cleaning is to have reliable staff.

If the commercial cleaning services company takes time to do proper security checks, you know they are not “desperate” to hire just anyone.  Hiring the right person for the right job is the secret to success in the janitorial services business.

Rigorous security checks mean you can rest assured your company is in good hands since janitorial cleaning services often happen during the night time when no one else is around.

These are some best practices that can really make a difference in the ability of a Kelowna janitorial services company to provide a high quality service.

Hiring a professional, weekly office cleaning company gives you and your staff peace of mind.

Commercial cleaning companies, Evergreen Maintenance, with good management systems will provide a high level of office cleaning.  They can be a real asset in attracting quality clients and desirable employees by supporting your brand as one that stands for quality and care.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been in the commercial cleaning business for over 30 years.  We understand how important weekly office cleaning is for your business success.

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly Kelowna janitorial services and office cleaning services for your company:  1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

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