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.

Hotel Janitorial Services

Beyond Housekeeping: Why Hotels Need To Outsource Commercial Cleaning Expertise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality Cleaning Services: Going Beyond the Reach of Housekeeping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highly Trained, Experienced Hotel And Motel Cleaning Crews

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

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

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

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

All Public Spaces Are Professionally Maintained Every Day

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

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

Certified Green Cleaning Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Spa And Salon Cleaning Services

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

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

Professional Cleaning Services For The Beauty Industry

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

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

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

This is where a professional cleaning company can help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Green Cleaning For Spas and Salons

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep Cleaning Services For Salons And Spas

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

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

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

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

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

Cleaning and Sanitation Resources For Spas and Salons

Reopening Guidance For Cleaning And Disinfecting

Disinfectant products that meet the EPA criteria.

Spa Sanitization & Hygiene Standards guide 

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

Estheticians Guide-COVID-19

 

Kelowna daycare cleaning services

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.

The Right Medical Office Cleaning Company Can Help Prevent Cross-Contamination

The most important part of medical office cleaning is cross-contamination and infection control.

When a patient walks in the door the last thing they want to have happen is cross-contamination from other people’s illnesses.

Make sure your medical office or dental office is cleaned and sterilized without the worry of harmful micro-organisms that can aggravate already weak immune systems.

Cleaning Medical Offices Is A Specialization

The requirements for medical office cleaning services are not the same as for other types of office cleaning.

In order to properly clean a medical office cleaning staff must learn specialized cleaning procedures and medical awareness training that keep everyone safe.  In addition to other training all cleaning staff must be trained in:

  • “Sharps” handling
  • Different types of sharps disposal containers and how to operate them safely
  • Awareness of bloodborne pathogens and related disposal systems and containers
  • How to handle infectious waste disposal equipment

Medical Office Cleaning Checklist

  • Cleaning medical offices take a little more time than other types of offices. Make sure your medical office cleaning company has budgeted enough time to do a thorough cleaning.
  • There is a difference between disinfecting and sanitizing. It is important to do both on a daily basis for medical office cleaning.
  • Some areas of the clinic will need extra thorough disinfecting. Go over these areas when discussing your cleaning needs with the manager of the cleaning team as well as the cleaners themselves when they first get started.  The last thing you need is for your patients to get infected.
  • There are different types of trash cans and each needs to be handled in the appropriate way. Some can just be emptied the normal way while others will need to be disinfected each time they are emptied.
  • Waiting rooms are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. This high traffic area needs to be cleaned regularly…more than once every day, in some medical office cleaning cases.
  • Furniture must be thoroughly cleaned daily.
  • Don’t forget that people drop things and put their bags on the floor and under the furniture. The floor around the furniture is especially prone to dirt and infection-causing micro-organisms.
  • The toilet is the most infectious place in the medical clinic. Make sure to budget lots of time for cleaning staff to sanitize, disinfect, and thoroughly SCRUB the inside and outside of the whole toilet, the floor around it, the sink, and all countertops.
  • Air duct cleaning is highly essential in a medical clinic. While germs on the floor, walls, and furniture can be cleaned fairly easily, people often forget about the air ducts.  Dirt, germs, and bacteria get trapped in the air duct and circulate back out into the room.  Make sure to have a proper filtration and cleaning schedule for HVAC systems.
  • If you have toys for the kids consider soaking them in a cleaning solution and allowing them to soak for at least 10 minutes, every day.
  • All touchpoints need to be sanitized. The main touchpoints like doorknobs, table tops, switches should be sanitized daily.
  • Use “green cleaning” products, equipment, and techniques so patients don’t have allergic reactions to cleaning chemicals.

Cleaning medical offices is something that must not be done in a hurry. Frequently touched surfaces must be well cleaned and disinfected to avoid microorganisms growing and transferring from one person to another through such places.

Special attention must also be paid to the kind of products used in cleaning the medical facility. Especially rooms like the doctor’s office, waiting room, restroom, and other common rooms.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has several professional cleaning teams that have experience in medical office cleaning.  Give us a call for a quote.  We’ll work with the specific needs of your medical clinic to keep your staff and patients safe.

Our Experience In Medical Care Facility Cleaning Includes:

  • Medical offices
  • Dental office cleaning
  • Cleaning for elderly care facility
  • Senior’s health center
  • Medical clinic
  • Retirement home cleaning
  • Massage clinic cleaning
  • Medical spa cleaning
  • Other professional office cleaning

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly medical office cleaning and janitorial services for your facility: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

COVID-19 Cleaning Checklist: What To Do So You Can Get Back To Work

This COVID-19 cleaning checklist is meant to help businesses get up and running again safely.

It would be an understatement to say that the COVID-19 virus has seriously disrupted businesses around the world.  Regardless of the actions we had to take to protect ourselves, we have to get back to business.

Our lives, the lives of our employees and in reality the country depends on us, the small businesses, to pick up the ball and get back in the game.

If you are reading this when “social distancing” is still recommended by the medical system, please follow their recommendations so we can somehow get a grip on this situation.

The intent of this article is to help you get back to business after the COVID-19 threat has subsided.

It is important to understand that the COVID-19 is just another virus.  We get these kinds of viruses throughout the year.  Although the COVID-19 has become a bigger problem than other viruses, the principles for being safe apply to all viruses and germs in the workplace.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting offices, shopping malls, government buildings, and more, for over 30 years.  We have proven systems to make any kind of business safe from the spread of diseases.

Give us a call for commercial cleaning advice or to get a quote for daily and weekly services.

The Nature Of Viruses And Other Diseases That Get Passed Around At Work

Generally speaking, viruses and germs can spread from person to person through the air or by touching things that have been infected.

Germs that are spread through the air are the most potent because they have just been launched from the person carrying the infection.

This is why personal contact with an infected person — such as a handshake or breathing in droplets from a cough or sneeze — is the most common way these viruses spread.

In many cases, germs are most infectious before the carrier even has any symptoms.  If symptoms are not present, respiratory droplets carrying the disease can fly through the air to about six feet and land on another person.

Coughing spreads infected respiratory droplets as far as six meters, and sneezing as much as eight meters. While these droplets stay suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes it is unknown how long the air inside a room occupied by someone with a virus remains potentially infectious.

If there is no one around to “catch” the germs, they land on the floor or on a nearby object.

Cold and flu virus-laden droplets may remain infectious for a  long time, depending on where they fall.

Germs and viruses generally remain active longer on stainless steel, plastic and similar hard surfaces than on fabric and other soft surfaces.

Other factors, such as the amount of virus deposited on a surface and the temperature and humidity of the environment, also determine how long cold and flu viruses stay active outside the body.

Viruses and germs may remain alive for hours to days.  This is why it is imperative that the office or other building be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized and disinfected on a daily or weekly basis.

What’s The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting And Sanitizing?

Cleaning removes dirt and impurities, including germs, from surfaces.  The normal process of cleaning alone does not kill germs. However, when there are fewer germs the risk of spreading infection decreases.

Disinfecting is done by using chemicals to kill illness causing germs on surfaces.  The best way to reduce the spread of infection using disinfection techniques is to do it after a thorough cleaning.

Sanitizing is a term used by regulators.  When the number of germs on surfaces or objects is down to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements, your facility will be considered compliant.  A commercial cleaning company can achieve this result by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection

Choose The Right Method Of Cleaning And Disinfecting

It is important to match your cleaning and disinfecting activities to the types of germs you want to remove or kill.

Most studies have shown that the flu virus can live and potentially infect a person for up to 48 hours after being deposited on a surface.

It is not necessary to close your office building schools to clean or disinfect every surface in the building to slow the spread of a flu.

How To Clean And Disinfect Your Office

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following:

Cleaning And Sanitizing Hard (Non-porous) Surfaces

If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.

A list of COVID-19 cleaning products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for concentration, application method and contact time, etc.

Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite) can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:

  • 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water or
  • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Virus Cleaning For Soft (Porous) Surfaces

For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:

If the items can be laundered, launder items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and then dry items completely.

Otherwise, use products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 and that are suitable for porous surfaces

COVID-19 Cleaning For Electronics

For electronics such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines, remove visible contamination if present.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.

Consider the use of wipeable covers for electronics.

If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

Eliminating Germs From Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry

In order to minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air, do not shake dirty laundry.

Wash items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.

BCCSA Recommendations For Virus Cleaning

The BC Construction Safety Alliance recommends that you clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Table tops
  • Control panels
  • Computer/keyboard/mouse
  • Door knobs
  • Light switches
  • Handles
  • Bathrooms
  • Steering wheels
  • Eating areas
  • Pens
  • Hoist gates
  • Stair railings
  • First aid equipment

Cleaning and disinfection should be done as often as possible and at a minimum:

  • At the beginning of shift
  • Before eating
  • Between crew changes
  • End of shift.

Avoid sharing tools and pens. Disinfect any shared items before sharing.

Cleaning Needs Of Every Facility Are Different

These guidelines are focused on community, non-healthcare facilities such as schools, institutions of higher education, offices, daycare centers, businesses, and community centers that do, and do not, house persons overnight.

Facilities will need to consider factors such as the size of the room and the ventilation system design (including flowrate [air changes per hour] and location of supply and exhaust vents) when deciding how long to close off rooms or areas used by ill persons before beginning disinfection. Taking measures to improve ventilation in an area or room where someone was ill or suspected to be ill with COVID-19 will help shorten the time it takes respiratory droplets to be removed from the air.

Additional Guidelines To Prevent Illness

Flu viruses are relatively fragile, so standard cleaning and disinfecting practices are sufficient to remove or kill them in most cases.  However, if you feel the need or if someone has been seriously ill in your facility, special cleaning and disinfecting processes can include:

  • Closing off areas visited by the ill persons.
  • Open outside doors and windows
  • Use ventilating fans to increase air circulation in the area.
  • Wait 24 hours or as long as practical before beginning cleaning and disinfection.
  • Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas
  • Clean and disinfect shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines used by the ill persons, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wipe down walls
  • Clean and disinfect ceilings, especially those with a variable texture (like stipple or “popcorn”).
  • Use room air deodorizers
  • fumigation
  • Electrostatic cleaning to get into crevices and areas that cannot be reached easily by cleaning staff
  • Immediately clean surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled.
  • If surfaces or objects are soiled with body fluids or blood, use gloves and other standard precautions to avoid coming into contact with the fluid. Remove the spill, and then clean and disinfect the surface.

Insist On “Green Cleaning”

Using harsh chemical cleaners can create more problems.  Frequently using chemical based air deodorizers, and fumigating can irritate eyes, noses, throats, and skin; aggravate asthma, and cause other serious side effects.

According to Wikipedia, “Green Cleaning” refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality.

Green cleaning techniques and products avoid the use of products that contain toxic chemicals, some of which emit volatile organic compounds causing respiratory, dermatological and other conditions.

Green cleaning can also describe the way residential and commercial cleaning products are manufactured, packaged and distributed. If the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly and the products are biodegradable, then the term “green” or “eco-friendly” may apply.

Professional Commercial Cleaning And Janitorial Services

We all want to be safe, keep our families safe, protect our staff and do our part in protecting our clients and the general public.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been providing professional commercial cleaning services for a long time.  We have several well trained and experienced cleaning crews that provide consistent cleaning and disinfecting services.  Let us help you keep your facility clean and healthy.

We can provide dependable year round cleaning and disinfecting for your facility.

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly airport janitorial services for COVID-19 cleaning: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

 

 

How A Professional Office Cleaning Company Prevents The Spread Of Viruses

A professional office cleaning company can play a vital role in controlling the spread of viruses.

Every year people get sick from the flu and other viruses. When people are unable to report to work it causes millions of dollars of lost profits for companies in BC.

How Do Viruses Spread?

WebMd says “Viruses spread from person to person mainly in droplets that fly out when you cough or sneeze. These tiny drops from a sick person go through the air and land on the mouths or noses of others nearby.

Germs are also passed along when you touch mucus droplets from someone else on a surface like a desk and then touch your own eyes, mouth, or nose before you get a chance to wash your hands. Viruses like the flu can live 24 hours or longer on plastic and metal surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and cups.”

Unfortunately, the flu virus isn’t the only virus that can spread easily.

The Spread Of Diseases In An Office Environment Is Worse Than You May Think

The BMC Infectious Diseases Journal published a study in 2006 saying “The most common nosocomial pathogens may survive or persist on surfaces for months and can thereby be a continuous source of transmission if no regular preventive surface disinfection is performed.”

This study was done in a hospital environment and shows the long-lasting power of severe, even deadly viruses. Shari Solomon, president of CleanHealth Environmental LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland says “Over the past few years, a number of infections that we always considered hospital-acquired infections, such as MRSA and C.diff (a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis), have become community-acquired infections, as well,”

Not only are superbugs becoming more resistant to antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant infections are typically spread when people touch a contaminated surface and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose.  This is why handwashing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces is imperative.

Offices Are Prime Locations For The Spread Of Diseases

The possibility of spreading disease is especially high in facilities where people live or work in close proximity to each other.

A growing number of people are choosing not to get vaccinated and showing up at work or school when they are sick.  This increases the risk of spreading the illness exponentially.

Professional Office Cleaning Solutions

Manual disinfecting methods have their limitations.  Commercial office cleaning company workers who are trying to conform to a schedule may miss contaminated surfaces or skimp on the time spent on cleaning due to scheduling pressures.

Technology Based Solutions For Disinfecting An Office

Innovative technologies combined with training programs on how to use the technology properly can provide safer, better coverage in a shorter period of time than traditional disinfecting methods.  For example:

  • Electrostatics can cover large areas and hard to reach surfaces quickly and efficiently.
  • In hospitals, copper-treated surfaces have been found to reduce a number of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
  • Chemicals remain on the surface for a much longer time when spraying disinfectants using electrostatics.

Non-Technology Based Solutions To Get Better Office Cleaning

Commercial janitorial services technology offers some great options for getting the best cleaning possible, but quite often what you need is an experienced cleaning professional with the right tools and training. Here are some examples of what to look for in a well-managed commercial cleaning company:

  • Custodial workers should be trained to identify cleaning areas that may not get enough attention in regular daily cleanings.
  • Cleaning hot-spots should get special attention based on a schedule instead of waiting for the dirt to become obvious before someone pays attention to it.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting should be done every day.
  • A more thorough, rigorous deep-cleaning should be scheduled on regular basis.
  • Schedule workloads for janitorial staff so they have enough time to give personal attention to areas based on their judgment.
  • Use “Green Cleaning” products instead of caustic disinfectants for sanitizing and disinfecting in the least toxic way.
  • Avoid bleach based cleaners which can cause irritation and respiratory problems.
  • If there is an outbreak of sickness spreading through the office, get a special “office deep cleaning” done asap! You’ll be surprised how quickly you can stop the spread of an illness.
  • Institute a color-coded system of microfiber to help prevent cross-contamination.

Professional Office Cleaning Company Offers Safer Alternatives

Although it is true that “people get sick all the time” a professional office cleaning company can do a lot to keep your staff and clients safe.

Evergreen Building Maintenance specializes in office cleaning.  We use green cleaning solutions to sanitize and disinfect your office environment.  With over 30 years experience in the commercial cleaning business, we have cleaning crews that have several years of experience.

Using in-class and on-site training protocols, we are constantly training and equipping our cleaning professionals with the latest technologies to give you a safe environment.

Call now for a free, confidential office cleaning and building maintenance quote from a professional office cleaning company:   1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

Security Cleared Lawyer Office Cleaning Services

Lawyer office cleaning plays a big role in positioning your practice as an authority.

Your clients look to you for professional advice.  They want to consider you as someone they can trust…that you are better than the rest…

That’s why they hired you.

In reality, the trust they have in you comes from a “gut feel”, or from a subconscious evaluation of you and your presentation.

As you know, the location of your office can play a role in how much trust your client has in you.  The clothing you wear must look professional.

What will they think if they see dust on the window sill while they are in the waiting room?

What will they think if there is an unpleasant odour in the air in the boardroom?

Will they see signs of the victory party after you have won an important case?

Especially for women, but even men, will look down on a lawyer who keeps an unclean office.

If you want people to feel confident in paying you your worth as a lawyer, in addition to your competence, your office must also project a high standard.

You will find that people are willing to overlook a messy desk, since it can mean you are very busy…hopefully on their case!

But if they see that the hardwood floor is dull and scratched up or there is lint all over the carpet, that is just carelessness.

Appearing to be careless and sloppy does not inspire confidence.

In order to win and keep the confidence of your clients your office must always be perfectly clean and fresh smelling.

Professional Cleaning Service for Law Firms

Evergreen Building Maintenance is very aware of the role they play in building your practice.  Every employee is specifically trained to look out for things that may not be obvious…to prevent problems before they arise.

If your floor is going to need polishing or if your carpet looks like it could use steam cleaning, our professionals will plan to have it done before it becomes a negative point in your office’s appearance.

Our lawyer office cleaning services crews understand that details can be the most important for a professional appearance.  We will do all the things you expect, then go above and beyond, to make sure your office inspires confidence in your capabilities.

Trustworthy and Inexpensive Law Office Cleaning

Your professional image is a reflection of our business!

If your office doesn’t look good, it certainly does not reflect well on us.

Evergreen Building Maintenance is proud to provide a consistently high standard of cleaning for lawyer offices.

Some attorneys may try to go the cheap route to save a few pennies, but they soon discover that the cleaning service received is substandard.  Evergreen Building Maintenance will provide personalized scheduling and a custom strategy that suits your required cleaning needs.

Personalized Attorney Office Cleaning Service

When you hire Evergreen Building Maintenance we will make a cleaning plan that considers thing like:

  • Your daily foot traffic
  • How detailed you want the daily cleaning to be each time
  • When you want deep cleaning
  • A regular schedule for sanitizing and disinfecting areas that can gather germs and viruses
  • Frequent cleaning of divider walls, door knobs, door frames and other places that are often overlooked by cleaning services
  • Cleaning before and after regular meetings and special events in the office
  • Any other special requirements

Law Office Deep Cleaning Services Include

While we do customize your cleaning plan, there are some basic things that most offices require on a daily or weekly basis:

  • Vacuum
  • Sweep
  • Mop
  • Clean the washrooms
  • Take out the trash
  • Dust
  • Clean the lobby
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean break rooms
  • Anything else you might need

Lawyer Office Cleaning Specialists

All offices have to be cleaned on a daily or regular basis in order to keep it clean and bacteria-free, and this applies to law offices too.

If you are looking for a professional cleaning company to clean your law office, then hire Evergreen Building Maintenance.

We will make sure that your office is clean and germ-free every day.  You shouldn’t dread going to work every day just because your office is a mess.  Not only will your office be clean, but we can do lawyer office cleaning for a fair and affordable price.

Call us today at 585-454-8090 and get more information about our lawyer office cleaning services.

Retail Business Cleaning Services

Retail business cleaning services involve business office cleaning services, warehouse cleaning and the public spaces cleaning.

Evergreen Building Maintenance provides commercial janitorial services  based on the exact retail store cleaning services you need for your particular business cleaning situation.

For example, a commercial cleaning services contract for a pet supplies store would be quite different from an auto dealership. The cleaning personnel would need completely different training, equipment and supplies.

We have specialized personnel and equipment to handle every retail janitorial situation.

Our cleaning supplies are health-conscious “green cleaning” oriented.  They are hypoallergenic and safe for humans and pets.

Based on our review of your business and your criterion, each retail and store cleaning quote is customized to address your specific business.  We don’t provide cookie-cutter commercial cleaning services.

Give us a call to get a free quote for business cleaning services.  We will be as meticulous with our quote as we are with our cleaning services.

Our Commitment To Quality Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Trustworthy, responsive and very easy to work with!
  • We will be really thorough and always open to feedback
  • Cleaning crew are very professional and are committed to doing nothing short of an excellent job. Your entire staff will be very happy with their service and have no complaints.
  • The Evergreen Building Maintenance Company is easy to contact and always have fast, reliable solutions to any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Our business will always be spotless when we are finished cleaning it.
  • You will be very happy with the work being done at your shop. You will hear any complaints from upper management or anyone else for that matter.
  • We inspect regularly on our own and periodically with the owner / manager of your business to make sure there are no complaints with our work or our cleaning staff.
  • We strive to make sure your experience is great and you find the cleaning crew easy to work with and communicate with on a daily basis if needed.
  • All employees are trained to be proactive so there is nothing you ever have to worry about if it got cleaned.
  • Evergreen Building Maintenance strives to be extremely helpful and dependable as your cleaning needs change from time to time or season to season.
  • We are always quick to answer emails and respond to your requests or questions in a timely manner.
  • Our cleaning crew is always very thorough and friendly.
  • We take pride in the fact that our cleaning staff does a fantastic job and they do it with great pride and professionalism each day!
  • Many of our cleaning staff has been around for several years.  They act as mentors for the new hires so they provide personable and dependable cleaning services.
  • You’ll find our staff to be properly trained in how to use their equipment, responsible, caring and friendly.
  • We strive for respectful, open communication and always a highly committed level of conscientiousness and readiness to assist you with any special request.
  • Since we are a “green cleaning” company we will support your efforts to be conscientious with your sustainability and recycling initiatives!
  • We’ll do a fantastic job and do it with great pride and professionalism each day!

Business Cleaning Services Include

As part of our commercial cleaning service for our Calgary clients, we maintain your site inside and out. Our services include:

  • Bathroom cleaning and sanitizing
  • Floor cleaning of all types – carpet, tile, vinyl, wood, stone
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Windows
  • Building exteriors
  • Trash and recycling removal
  • Parking lot cleaning

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly retail business cleaning services: 1-888-959-7304 or 250-800-3732.

World Class Airport Janitorial Services

It’s what makes an airport an enjoyable experience!

Airport Janitorial Services

The clean and polished look of an airport raises traveler confidence and presents an unforgettable impression to visitors from home and abroad.

People are traveling in ever increasing numbers. The customer satisfaction experience for today’s travelers begins in your parking lot, moves to the shuttle transportation and spotless bathrooms, and makes a real impression in the terminal with its well-kept waiting areas.

Evergreen’s Airport Maintenance Program takes care of all these things so your customers feel comfortable and at ease in your airport.

Rapid Response And Flexible Staffing

Airport cleaning is a very specialized line of business. The ever-changing timetables in the airline industry provide a unique challenge for airport janitorial services companies.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has the commercial cleaning crews and management staff to respond to airport cleaning needs 24/7…Nights, weekends and holidays, whenever you need janitorial services we’ll be there for you!

Delight Passengers And Elevate The Traveler Experience

Evergreen’s airport cleaning service helps you:

  • Elevate your brand image & build passenger loyalty
  • Meet the dynamic needs of travelers & enhance the passenger experience
  • Reduce operating inefficiencies & costs
  • Drive new business & boost revenue
  • Leverage technology to attract & maintain passengers

Trained, Passionate, and Committed Workforce

Partnering with Evergreen Building Maintenance gives you access to as many skilled and trained employees as your situation demands. We employ only the best and brightest and train them to provide competent, courteous, friendly… consistent high quality cleaning services.

Our employees are thoroughly screened and vetted to ensure the safest and most reliable service.

While janitorial and maintenance work can often be routine and non-eventful, Evergreen’s staff is recognized for going the extra mile and providing an added level of customer service under many difficult and unusual circumstances. This is what often makes the difference for tired travellers waiting at an airport.

Advanced Safety Training And Strict CCOHS Compliance

We are proud of our safety record over the past 30+ years in the business of commercial cleaing. All our full time and part time staff are thoroughly trained in injury reduction and the implementation of our occupational health and safety program.

Full Spectrum Of Airport Janitorial Cleaning And Maintenance Services

We provide the full spectrum of cleaning and maintenance services needed to help keep an airport running smoothly and create a safe, healthy environment for travellers, staff and visitors.

Working with airport managers, Evergreen will create an integrated, year-round janitorial strategy that includes:

  • General cleaning – offices, lobbies, public areas, restrooms, walkways and passageways
  • Detailed elevator, escalator and moving walkway cleaning
  • Maintenance for resilient and non-resilient flooring including marble, tile, terrazzo, ceramic, granite and concrete.
  • Stripping, waxing and buffing floors
  • Hardwood floor maintenance
  • Shampooing carpets using various techniques
  • Interior and exterior window cleaning
  • Commercial cleaning and disinfecting of lavatories
  • Provisioning of all general lavatory supplies
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Recycling services
  • Green cleaning according to LEED standards
  • Parking lot sweeping and power washing
  • Snow removal

Full Security Clearance

Evergreen’s staff has the necessary security clearance and regulatory standards training to work in any airport environment including:

  • Terminals
  • Arrival and departure areas
  • Private clubs
  • Public restrooms
  • Cargo areas
  • Gates
  • Food courts and retail areas
  • Hangars
  • Ramps
  • Operations and customs areas
  • Flight towers
  • And other areas specific to the size and function of the airport.

Custom Airport Cleaning Plans

An Evergreen Building Maintenance manager will walk through the entire facility with you. He or she will make notes of specific requirements and areas that may need particular attention.

Every member of our cleaning team will be made aware of your needs and the quality standards they must maintain.

Through the use of log books, site visits and monthly reviews with your administration, we will make sure you get consistent performance and continued satisfaction.

Consistently Exceeding Industry Standards

Evergreen Building Maintenance consistently exceeds industry standards. We’ll work with your administration team to offer your clients peace of mind and confidence that the airport environment is being cleaned and maintained at the highest and best level.

Pandemic Control

Evergreen’s “Green Cleaning” is the First Line of Defense Against the Spread of Disease

But hygienic cleaning is more than just being visually clean. Cleaning for health is an important step in maintaining a safe airport environment.

We can provide you with a complete strategy for prevention and pandemic control that, depending on the case, could include:

  • Early recognition and reporting of illnesses that may be epidemic or pandemic prone
  • Mitigating risks of massive spread
  • Environmental and sources controls assessment
  • Disinfection and sanitizing plan
  • Routine infection control plan
  • Additional specific airport janitorial services control precautions

Contact us to learn how our airport janitorial services can help reduce your costs, boost your revenues, and enhance your traveler’s experience.

Call now for a quote on daily or weekly airport janitorial services for your airport: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.