Kelowna Business Cleaning Services

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

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

 

Veterinary Office Cleaning Services Kelowna

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.

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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.

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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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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.

Car Dealership Cleaning Services In Kelowna - couple with car keys

Professional Car Dealership Cleaning Services In Kelowna

Are the challenges of car dealership cleaning services in Kelowna any different from retail store cleaning, or other commercial cleaning services?

In fact, there are a lot of differences.

When a prospective customer comes into a car dealership, sure, they notice the shiny new cars, but they also notice the perfectly clear glass and the shiny floors too.

If the cars are shiny and new and the floors are scuffed and dirty, all of a sudden that brand new car starts to look like a little less attractive.

On the other hand, if the cars are shiny, the floors are shiny, and the showroom smells fresh and free, the customer gets a “good feeling” about the company.

Make your car dealership in Kelowna attractive to clients by hiring a commercial cleaning company that specializes in car dealership cleaning services in Kelowna.

Evergreen Building Maintenance knows the special challenges of car dealership cleaning, and we can help you make your customers feel more comfortable in your dealership.

Car Dealership Cleaning That Supports Your Sales People

Any kind of dust and dirt takes away from the credibility of the salespeople and the company.

It’s like when your salespeople wear suits or jackets but their shoes are not shiny.  The customer smiles when they are greeted, but when they look at the shoes, they realize that the smile and the nice words don’t necessarily have any depth.  It becomes harder to gain their trust and close the sale.

In order to focus your customer’s attention on cars instead of the dirt, you need to keep your showroom sparkling clean.

It’s just the nature of shoppers.  When they are about to spend thousands of dollars on something, they become really sensitized to all the “cues” that might indicate trustworthiness or lack thereof.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has several experienced crews that can provide the level of cleanliness you need to inspire confidence in your car dealership and salespeople.

Car Dealership Cleaning Services That Support Your Brand Image

We train our staff to be proactive in their approach to maintaining your dealership so you get an exceptional experience by having your showroom, offices, and even bathrooms, shine like new every single day.

Your showroom and offices will get a thorough dusting, disinfecting, vacuuming, and mopping of every corner of your showroom, from floors to windows, doors to glass, and beyond.

We will even sweep and power wash the parking spaces outside for the cleanest and best first impression possible.

A clean and tidy showroom will not only be pleasant and welcoming but also create a brand image while providing assurance to customers about the maintenance of the cars you sell as well. That’s why it’s very important for your showroom to look the best it can be.

With over 30 years of commercial cleaning experience in Kelowna, we can provide reliable sales support by sanitizing and disinfecting to the standards that inspire customers to feel confident they are dealing with the right company.

Showroom and parking lot cleaning services are available to individual dealerships, or franchise networks. 

Custom Cleaning Plan For Your Auto Dealership

We understand that every car dealership is different. We will create a custom strategy and schedule for your auto dealership in consultation with your management.  Cleaning plans for car dealership janitorial services in Kelowna can include the following elements and more, depending on your situation:

  • Maintain cleanliness of showrooms, reception, and garages
  • Carpet and hard floor cleaning
  • Washroom disinfecting and sanitizing
  • Disinfecting stairwells, handrails, ledges, baseboards, and surfaces
  • Spot clean walls
  • Cleaning entranceways, walkways, and exits
  • Garbage removal of common areas
  • Air freshening

Car Dealer Janitorial Services

In order to create the best possible “feeling” for your customers, we create a custom cleaning plan for your dealership that includes:

  • General cleaning – offices, lobbies, waiting areas, and the parts and service department
  • Special attention to showroom floors
  • Streak-free washing of display windows
  • Hardwood floor maintenance
  • Auto scrubbing of service drop-off, service bays and body shop floors
  • Office and cubicle cleaning including phones and exposed surface disinfection
  • Shampooing carpets using various techniques
  • Commercial janitorial services and disinfecting of lavatories
  • Provisioning of all general lavatory supplies
  • Dusting sales racks and displays
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Parts and service department cleaning and removal of hazardous chemicals
  • Recycling services for office materials and unneeded auto parts
  • Parking lot sweeping and power washing
  • Special event clean-up

Showroom Floor Cleaning & Maintenance

Our comprehensive floor cleaning program enhances the quality of the floor’s appearance, and ultimately ensures the longevity of the floor through proper care.

  • We use the most appropriate method for the specific floor type.
  • Frequency of the maintenance tasks is appropriate to the traffic and floor type.
  • We provide specialized training for each specific task that is needed for your showroom floor.
  • We use the latest cleaning tools and techniques to provide superior cleaning for your floor while extending its longevity.
  • We use eco-friendly “green cleaning” systems and cleaning solutions whenever possible, to protect the health of your customers and staff while protecting the environment…but still, provide the best cleaning for your specific floor type.

All of these elements combine to ensure that your floors create the best setting for your automotive products in your car dealership.  The positive first impression created promotes not only a good workplace environment but also a good feeling for all customers who enter your doors.

Call now for a quote for professional car dealership cleaning services in Kelowna: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165