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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

 

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.

Medical Office Cleaning

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.

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

Business Cleaning Services Evergreen Building Maintenance

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.

Is Your Commercial Cleaning Company Poisoning The Air In Your Office Building?

So you hire a commercial cleaning company to keep your office building clean. The floors are shiny, the door handles have been sanitized, toilets are cleaned, dust on desks and equipment has been removed, cubicle walls are cleaned and the garbage is thrown out regularly.

That’s a pretty solid cleaning routine in an office environment. It would be fair for you to believe you have provided a clean and healthy environment for staff and clients… right?

Not quite…

In a first-of-its-kind study, Environmental Defence tested the impact of cleaning products on indoor air quality. In all 14 studied households, levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) went up during cleaning.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are gases that are emitted into the air from products or processes. Some are harmful by themselves, including some that cause cancer. In addition, they can react with other gases and form other air pollutants after they are in the air.

Watch Out For Products Containing Prohibited Ingredients

Prohibited ingredients in cleaning products include:

  • Toxic Air Contaminants
  • Great Waters Pollutants of Concern
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Global Warming Compounds
  • Ozone Depleting Compounds
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylates
  • Dibutyl phthalates
  • Heavy Metals (including arsenic, lead, cadmium, cobalt, copper, chromium, mercury, nickel and zinc)
  • Carcinogens as listed by: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), National Toxicology Program, USA EPA, Occupational Health and Safety Administration
  • Carcinogens and Reproductive Toxins as listed in Proposition 65

Health Effects Of VOC’s In Products Commonly Used By Commercial Cleaning Companies

As with other pollutants, the extent and nature of the health effect will depend on many factors including level of exposure and length of time exposed. Scientifically proven health effects of exposure to VOC’s include:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation
  • Headaches, loss of coordination and nausea
  • Damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system
  • Some organics can cause cancer in animals, some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.

Key Signs Or Symptoms Associated With Exposure To VOCs:

  • conjunctival irritation
  • nose and throat discomfort
  • headache
  • allergic skin reaction
  • dyspnea
  • declines in serum cholinesterase levels
  • nausea
  • emesis
  • epistaxis
  • fatigue
  • dizziness

Common Sources of VOCs In An Office / Home Environment:

  • paints, paint strippers and other solvents
  • wood preservatives
  • aerosol sprays
  • cleansers and disinfectants
  • moth repellents and air fresheners
  • stored fuels and automotive products
  • hobby supplies
  • dry-cleaned clothing
  • pesticides
  • building materials and furnishings
  • office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper
  • graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers and photographic solutions.

Indoor air quality has always been a key component of effective green cleaning. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a major control point from cleaning and sanitation products.

Studies are now showing that VOCs from cleaning products are also a large contributor to outdoor air pollution.

Make sure your commercial cleaning uses Green Cleaning products and processes.

Evergreen Building Maintenance is committed to Green Cleaning.

Call Evergreen Building Maintenance for a free quote for daily or weekly office cleaning services: 1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

Kelowna Commercial Cleaning Services – Evergreen Building Maintenance uses “Green” cleaning solutions and equipment so you can breathe easy!