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Choose the Right Cleaning Company

As a business / property owner or facility manager, it’s important to thoroughly research the professional cleaning companies you’re considering for your business to ensure you choose a reputable company to deliver a quality clean. With the options available to you, how can you be confident you’re making the right choice?

1.     Look for an Established, Experienced Commercial Cleaning Company

Focus on companies that are:

  • Well established, having been in the cleaning business for a number of years and possessing the skills and experience to ensure a thorough clean.
  • Qualified to clean the type of buildings you’re responsible for – whether commercial, office, industrial, institutional, or more.

Whatever your needs, choose to work with a cleaning company that can help you develop a customized cleaning routine that fits both your business and your budget.

2.     Find Out What Services the Company Will Provide

In addition to basic dusting and vacuuming, what other cleaning services do the companies you’re considering provide?

Other services to look for include:

  • Touch point cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Hard floor cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • Special event cleaning

Looking for a company offering a full suite of services means your day-to-day and seasonal cleaning needs will be covered. 

3.     Inquire about Training Requirements for the Company’s Staff

Your cleaning company should provide comprehensive training for new staff, continually educate its teams on the latest cleaning techniques and health and safety protocols, and prepare its employees to use the newest materials and equipment. 

4.     Examine the Company’s Quality Assurance and Standards

It’s important to make sure your cleaning company maintains rigid standards of excellence (like Universal’s Quality Assurance) . Commercial cleaning companies should also be fully bonded and insured.

It’s important you are able to communicate easily with your commercial cleaning company. Universal is proud of our 100% Customer Retention record – a big part of that is leading the way with exceptional customer service, one point contact and prompt, friendly cleaners.

 

5.    Determine if the Company Is Committed to Green Cleaning

Green cleaning means taking a holistic approach, caring for buildings, their inhabitants, and the larger environment by using health- and eco-conscious materials and practices:

  • Products and packaging that meet established health and safety criteria
  • Microfiber technology (where applicable) to extend the life of scrubbing pads
  • Equipment that reduces noise pollution

Green cleaning both minimizes negative impacts on the environment and reduces human exposure to harmful cleaning residues.

Working with an established, experienced cleaning company is the best way to ensure brilliant results and keep your buildings looking their best.


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Our approach is simple– we strive to WOW our clients on every clean, every time.  Contact us today to discuss your cleaning needs!  
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The Value of Clean

Universal Cleaners Inc is committed to creating and maintaining a clean and welcoming environment and improve accident and injury prevention while improving employee morale and productivity, and a profitable and sustainable business.  Appearance is one of the major elements that separates one facility from another and brings added value. The truth is that we’re in the health, safety, productivity- enhancement, and waste-reduction business. Those are the core components of the value Universal Cleaners provides. We’re not in the shiny floor and sweet-smelling restroom business.

A clean environment gives off a sense of pride and professionalism about a business that is inviting to customers making them feel confident in the business.  A clean facility can be an excellent marketing tool, whether you’re trying to impress prospective clients, lease space or sell the facility.

Building owners worldwide are increasingly aware of the impact that facilities have on the satisfaction and productivity of the people who work in them. Our experience shows that when building occupants suffer from symptoms such as respiratory illness, allergies and headaches, their performance also suffers. A clean environment is a safe environment.  Keeping work areas tidy and clean will help to prevent accident and injuries and promote a sense of safety and security. A clean environment improves an individual’s sense of well-being while reducing their stress and anxiety resulting in happy, productive and loyal workforce.   There’s a direct correlation between a clean work environment and overall improved employee health well-being.  Safe, healthy workers reduces absenteeism, accidents and injuries and workers compensation claims. A clean and well-kept workplace makes a strong impression on how the employees view their jobs and improves brand reputation.  A clean working environment can make a positive change in employee morale.

READ MORE:    S.A.D in the Workplace: How a Clean Office Can Help

And according to the latest research from ISSA, cleaning has a very real and measurable value: with the appropriate cleaning methods, it provides between two and eight per cent productivity gains in employee work, saving billions of dollars.

S.A.D in the Workplace: How a Clean Office Can Help

In any business, a happy workforce is a productive workforce. As such, Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workplace can be the source of low worker morale and low productivity. Also known as SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workplace is prevalent in winter – people are affected by shorter days, colder weather, and above all, the lack of sunshine. In the fall and winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workplace may affect workers in various ways.

Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Workplace may include:

  • Difficulty waking up in morning
  • Lethargy and lack of enthusiasm
  • Uncharacteristic body weight gain
  • Lower concentration and attention
  • On organized office reduces stress and improves mood

Tons of paperwork, over-full garbage cans, and a chaotic workspace are not signs of productivity. It’s stressful for employees and impacts morale. On the other hand, a clean, organized office is a productive atmosphere with less stress and more motivation.

  • Beyond disorder, an unclean office allows for germs to propagate on desks, keyboards, and chairs. Without regular cleaning the potential for sickness is increased.
  • A messy work area is a recipe for stress – it’s a difficult atmosphere to work in. Having the office space and workstations regularly cleaned is inspiring to every worker.
  • Statistics show that a well-maintained office environment is better for employees productivity. It’s a work atmosphere that promotes personal pride and satisfaction.

Proper lighting can improve employee productivity

It’s not uncommon for employees to complain about office lighting, especially during the winter months when there is far less natural sunlight outside. Proper office lighting can actually have a positive effect on Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workplace – it can improve worker mood and therefore improve workflow. With poor office lighting, it’s not uncommon for employees to be stressed, complain of eyestrain, and even experience other health related symptoms.

 

Poor office environment affects worker productivity

Whether an office space is in disorder, unclean, or simply out of control, worker productivity is going to be affected. Beyond the day-to-day stress and unease, the symptoms of SAD have a direct negative affect on employee workflow and productivity. Seasonal Affective Disorder in the workplace has a way of affecting everything from personal relationships to employee/employer relations. As it is, every individual will differ with specific symptoms and reactions.

A clean, well-maintained office space makes for fewer sick days

A clean, well-maintained office space makes for a positive working environment. Employees are more productive, there are fewer sick days, and worker morale is at a higher level. The fact is, most people spend a majority of time at work, so it’s important that the work environment be clean, sanitary, and well maintained. This is where a professional services company is valuable.

READ MORE: 3 Dirtiest Surfaces in your Office

Statistics show that having a clean workplace is critical to maintaining worker productivity. Whether it’s winter or summer, an office space that is clean and fresh will make for a comfortable work environment, and a professional image for customers and visitors alike. Having professional office cleaners in Hamilton on contract will take the responsibility away from office workers, who can then get down to work, without the stress of extra duties. The truth is, staff and employees appreciate the effort.  If you’re running a business, you have too much on your plate to stop for office cleaning. Universal Cleaners Inc. is there to WOW your employees and your clients EVERY clean, EVERY time! Call us today to book a consultation – 905-745-7990

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3 Dirtiest Surfaces in Your Office

How often do you touch door handles, keyboards, and phones around your office? When were these surfaces last cleaned?

Germs and viruses can survive for anywhere between a few hours to a few weeks. The average person touches about 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, making it easy for bacteria to circulate quickly around an office.

For a study by Kimberly-Clark Professional, researchers swabbed almost 5,000 surfaces in a range of offices – including law firms, call centres, insurance companies, manufacturing facilities, and more. They analyzed those swabs using a device that measures adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule found in yeast, vegetable, animal, bacteria, and mold cells. The higher the ATP levels, the more likely it is that germs and bacteria will be present.

So what are the dirtiest touch points in the average office?

1.Faucets and Handles in Your Office’s Break Room

The communal kitchen was home to five of the top six dirtiest touch points around the office, with ATP counts above 300:

  • 75% of sink faucets
  • 48% of handles on microwave doors
  • 26% of handles on refrigerators
  • 23% of buttons for water fountains
  • 21% of buttons on vending machines

Surfaces with ATP levels beyond 300 are at high risk for spreading illnesses, while those with counts above 100 could use a thorough wipe down. Although some surfaces in communal kitchens – including counter tops and sinks – are regularly wiped down and disinfected, other touch points are more easily and often overlooked.

2.Keyboards and Computers

Most employees spend most of their time at their computers, making keyboards a magnet for grime. Of all the keyboards researchers swabbed 27% had ATP counts above 300, while 51% of computer mice had ATP counts above 100.

You can keep your keyboard clean day-to-day by using a special brush or compressed air duster to remove hidden dirt. To keep computer mice and other hardware clean, wipe them with disinfecting cloths regularly.

3.     Desk Phones

One of the dirtiest tools office workers use every day is the seemingly harmless desk phone. 51% of all desk phones swabbed had ATP counts above 100, making them prime candidates for regular disinfecting.

Other everyday touch points that might be harbouring harmful bacteria include:

  • Remote controls
  • Calculators
  • Cell phones

It’s important to regularly clean common touch points before germs have the chance to spread.

Tips for Keeping Your Office Clean

Day to day, you can keep germs at bay around high-traffic touch points by:

  • Washing your hands properly.
  • Cleaning your desk with disinfectant wipes, especially if you eat at your desk.
  • Wiping down high-touch areas in your break roomdaily using disinfectant materials.
  • Keeping hand sanitizer available to encourage good hygiene among your office’s employees.

Your professional cleaning company should identify and disinfect common touch points as part of their office cleaning routine, getting rid of illness-causing bacteria and keeping employees healthy.

READ MORE — Prevent Germs from Spreading

If you’re running a business, you have too much on your plate to stop for office cleaning. Universal Cleaners Inc. is there to WOW your employees and your clients EVERY clean, EVERY time! Call us today to book a consultation – 905-745-7990

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Falling for A Clean Office: Tips from the Pros

Spring isn’t the only time of year it’s good to have a deep clean especially at the office!

Professional Office Cleaning Services from Universal Cleaners ensures that your office is both welcoming and impeccably clean. We understand that customers and new clients rely on a pristine appearance. It is our job to guarantee that entry ways, lobbies, frequent locations, waiting areas and washrooms remain immaculate in order to maintain the general public perception of one’s organization.

Wondering where to start? Our professionally trained cleaners have complied a list to get your office looking great.

  • Take time to purge. Before you get scrubbing and vacuuming, grab a trashcan. If something doesn’t work, send it to get fixed or throw it out. Be honest with yourself: Are you keeping something because you actually need it, or because you’re hoping to find a use for it next year?
  • Wash all windows. If you really want to clean like a pro, wash windows with a strip applicator and squirt of dish washing liquid in a bucket of water, squeegee in an S-motion, then wipe away any remaining water with a damp, wrung-dry chamois.
  • Clean window treatments. Vacuum dusty canvas, cotton and treated fabric blinds using a low setting with a brush attachment. Especially grimy vinyl shades can be wiped down with a dampened microfiber cloth.
  • Wash dry painted or wood paneled walls. Take down art and push all furniture to the center of the room. After dusting, mix a cleaning solution of 1 cup borax, 1 cup white vinegar and 1 gallon hot water. Clean walls in small areas using a natural sponge. Rinse with hot water and clean up any excess moisture with white cleaning cloths.
  • Clean ceiling-mounted light fixtures. Wipe any dust and debris off of the cover with a microfiber cloth. If especially dirty, cut power to the lights, remove fixture cover and wash any dirt or grime with a soft cloth or sponge dipped into warm, soapy water.
  • Vacuum and spot-clean furniture. – Vacuum or even use a cleaning brush to remove surface dirt weekly so it doesn’t get ground deeply into upholstery. And when pesky stains occur, there are many green furniture cleaning tips you can use. For example, if you’ve accidently spilled your morning coffee on the office couch, mix an egg yolk with lukewarm water and rub on the affected area.
  • Dust your computer. Grab a microfiber cloth to dust the CPU and monitor, then clean and wipe down the keyboard.
  • Wipe down the kitchen. If you have an office kitchen, wipe down kitchen cupboards, clean out the refrigerator and vacuum behind it.
  • Clean the carpets. Even if you don’t have any accidents in the office, carpets should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 16 months.
  • Declutter your office.

If you’re running a business, you have too much on your plate to stop for fall office cleaning. Universal Cleaners Inc. is there to WOW your employees and your clients EVERY clean, EVERY time! Call us today to book a consultation – 905-745-7990

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Why Your Business NEEDS a Professional Cleaner

Hygiene has always been important for both homes and businesses. Whilst you concentrate on what you do best at the office, it’s important to keep your second home tidy and clean at all times. A dirty office would leave a bad impression on clients. And the associated health risks could be life threatening for your employees.

It may seem like a great idea to take on the cleaning as a business especially when you are on a tight budget, but certain aspects of running a business are best left to the professionals. Here is why getting the professionals to handle office cleaning is a better idea.

You will increase productivity 

Most companies concentrate on doing what they do best and outsource a lot of other operations of business that does not directly relate to services they provide. This allows them to have time to concentrate on acquiring new customers and delivering the best service possible to existing clients. Your employees can also find what they want with ease at the office and are generally happier in their working environment.

 

 You can save time and money

Time and money are two of the most important resources every business strives to save. The time employees spend tidying up and cleaning the office can be put to productive use. Your staff should be focusing more on the important tasks at hand.

Staff absenteeism costs the  economy between$10 and $32 billion per annum. Absenteeism due to ill-health can cost your business money. You don’t want to be spending money hiring and training temporary staff to fill in for employees who may be absent due to illness. Take care of your work space now to prevent unforeseen break in workflow that could be damaging to your  business.

 

It’s safer 

An office cleaning company has the most trained employees with the right skills and hacks to clean office windows, carpets, furniture, desks and even computers. Most cleaning companies keep office environments sterile and free from all harmful bacteria or pathogens that could cause health problems for your customers and employees.

Professional cleaning products are carefully selected to provide the best services for businesses. And they often they require more powerful ingredients or chemicals which need to be applied with protective clothing and handled carefully. Professional cleaners remove the health and safety risks that can come by doing it yourself. By investing in a professional cleaning service, you can keep dirt-related illness at bay in the office.

 

You can maintain a better image of your business

A well organised office space sends a positive image to your clients. If you have an office that welcomes visitors on a regular basis, the impression they gain of your business will be based on their first perceptions of your premises.

A clean workplace is typically a tidy one, removing unwanted rubbish, litter and general bits and pieces which tend to be left on desks across the office.

 

Professional Office Cleaning Services from Universal Cleaners ensures that your office is both welcoming and impeccably clean. We understand that customers and new clients rely on a pristine appearance. It is our job to guarantee that entry ways, lobbies, frequent locations, waiting areas and washrooms remain immaculate in order to maintain the general public perception of one’s organization. Call us for your FREE assessment today – 905-745-7990

 

 

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