Certain struggles are what you’d call common. Many folks will resonate with at least one of these challenges:
- Parents counting down the days until school started
- Drivers deciding how to get to their destination without hitting too much traffic
- Texans figuring out how to survive a record-breaking Texas summer
Knowing others struggle with the same things as you doesn’t make the challenge easier, but it does have a way of making you feel less alone! If you manage the facilities for a large business or organization, there are also certain struggles you face and — it should come as no surprise — you’ll find that others are in your shoes as well! You’re not alone. Some of the most common cleaning challenges that we hear about at Sonlight Cleaning Services are the following: maintaining clean high-traffic areas, removing stains, and managing odors.
Here are three of the most common commercial cleaning challenges and how Sonlight Cleaning Services can help you tackle them:
High Traffic Areas. Whether you have an academic, nonprofit, or commercial facility, you will no doubt be welcoming many people through your doors every single day. Clients, employees, students, worshipers, volunteers, donors, investors… and the list goes on! For every one of these people (and some more so even than others) you want to ensure that the visual impact of your building makes a great first impression. Areas such as entryways, hallways, and gathering spaces such as lunch rooms or reception areas tend to accumulate more dirt than other parts of your facility. These areas need some special attention. Mat placement can be used to reduce the amount of dirt that enters the space. These and other floor coverings should be cleaned frequently, typically by a day porter service. Floors should additionally be maintained with stains treated immediately and protective treatments or coatings (such as VCT stripping and waxing) should be kept on a regular schedule.
Stain Removal. As mentioned already, stains should be treated immediately as they dramatically impact — in a negative way! — the overall appearance of your commercial space. Stains must be treated quickly according to what caused the stain and in a way that does not damage the surface. You definitely don’t want an amateur testing stain removers willy-nilly on your freshly-renovated flooring! Sonlight Cleaning Services personnel are thoroughly trained on the best stain-treatment techniques for different types of commercial flooring. Even the most catastrophic coffee spill is no match for the Sonlight team.
Odor Management. It stinks when you’ve gone to great efforts to present a beautiful building, only for those efforts to be foiled by a foul odor. The nose knows when it is unwelcome and nothing can make your building’s visitors depart quicker than an unpleasant aroma. Sonlight Cleaning Services team members take a two-pronged approach to tackling odors in your facilities. The first step is to remove the source of the smell. Trash cans should be emptied and receptacles inspected and cleaned to ensure that they are not harboring odor-causing germs. Entryway mats are cleaned and replaced, when necessary, as these can be prone to moisture which can cause a dank smell. Where the source of odor can not be completely eliminated — ahem, the restrooms — fragrance machines are installed and cartridges replaced as needed.
No commercial cleaning challenge is too great for the Sonlight Cleaning Services team. We have years of experience under our belt that we are ready to bring to your organization. Give our client care specialists a call today!
By Laura Pulliam