A Cleaning Routine for the New Year
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On December 31, 2019
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Researchers say over half the population will make New Year’s resolutions this year but only around eight percent (nationwide) will actually achieve them. According to one study, the percentage of people who keep their resolutions varies dramatically by state–while 35% of Alaskans stick to their resolutions well into the new year, only about 12% of Texans can boast the same.
Not surprisingly, the three most popular resolutions are to exercise, lose weight, and eat healthier. However, if you want a pretty good shot at actually achieving your goal, it turns out the easiest resolutions for Americans to keep are those that relate to personal development (think learning a new hobby or making time for reading).
Are you making any New Year’s resolutions related to your profession? If you are the facilities manager for a mid-sized to large building or campus, perhaps it’s time to consider making a resolution that will make your job easier and have your boss doing backflips over your success! It’s time to talk cleaning routines for the new year.
A few weeks back, we made the comparison/contrast between a dorm room cleaning routine and a home cleaning routine. While humorous, this comparison brings into stark contrast the difference between an “whenever it really needs it” approach and a “I’m proud of my place” approach. Your facilities are the face of your organization–have you looked in a mirror lately? You may be surprised at what you find. Here’s an overview of a cleaning checklist you should be thinking about:
Janitorial services – Large facilities typically need to be cleaned and paper goods restocked every single night. If you see a lot of client, student, or member traffic throughout the day (or on certain days in particular), you may even need the addition of a day porter to keep everything looking presentable throughout the day.
Carpet cleaning – Carpets need regular cleaning (beyond daily vacuuming). Hot water extraction or bonneting should be done on a regular basis. Regularity will depend, again, on how much foot traffic your carpeted areas get during the week.
Floor maintenance – This includes grout cleaning for tiled areas as well as stripping and waxing for VCT floors.
Property maintenance – One of the most dramatic (and inexpensive!) ways to improve the “curb appeal” of your property? Power washing! A little bit of power washing on sidewalks and walls (especially right above flower beds where roof runoff tends to kick up dirt and mulch) can make a huge visual impact.
Window cleaning – While janitorial services will help keep those front door fingerprints at bay, nothing beats a regularly scheduled exterior window cleaning. This will not only improve the outward appearance of the windows, but it will allow more light into the building, brightening everything up beautifully!
If you’re ready to make a New Year’s resolution that will benefit your business, give Sonlight Cleaning Services a call. We are a commercial cleaning company that can help you create a year-long care routine that covers each and every one of these areas mentioned. And your chances of keeping this resolution are unbeatable because you’ll be backed by a company that has helped other businesses keep this particular resolution for over thirty years. When it comes to your business, choose Sonlight Cleaning Services for all your everyday and every-so-often cleaning needs!