As the leaves start to change and the temperatures begin to drop, it's time to start thinking about preparing your workplace for the fall season. With the increased risk of cold and flu viruses, along with the possibility of inclement weather, it's more important than ever to keep your office clean and well-maintained. That's where our janitorial company comes in!
Our team of experienced cleaners can provide a deep cleaning of your workspace to get rid of any accumulated dirt and grime from the summer months. We'll also pay special attention to high-touch areas such as door handles, light switches, and keyboards to help prevent the spread of germs.
In addition, we offer a range of services to keep your workplace looking its best throughout the fall season. From carpet cleaning to window washing, we can help you maintain a clean and professional environment for your employees and clients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your fall cleaning needs!
Window cleaning plays a crucial role in maintaining the appearance and safety of buildings. Clean windows not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of a building, but also improve the quality of life for those who work or live inside.
Additionally, regular cleaning helps to extend the lifespan of windows by preventing damage from buildup of dirt, debris, and other pollutants. Our window cleaners are trained to use specialized equipment and techniques to perform their job safely and efficiently. Overall, the work of window cleaners is essential to the upkeep of commercial and residential properties.
The frequency of window cleaning depends on various factors such as location, weather conditions, and personal preference. However, it is generally recommended to clean windows at least twice a year, ideally during the spring and fall seasons. Homes located in areas with heavy pollution or near the coast may require more frequent cleaning. Regular maintenance can also help extend the lifespan of windows and improve the overall appearance of your home.
If you're looking for ways to keep your workspace clean and organized, a janitorial service can be a great solution. At Inside-Out Janitorial we specialize in commercial and industrial janitorial services. It is important to find a cleaning service that aligns with your companies’ needs. Below are a few tips to help find a perfect match to keep your business looking its best!
Hiring a professional cleaning company can save you time and effort, and ensure that your office is cleaned thoroughly and efficiently. Professional cleaners have the necessary equipment, skills, and experience to tackle even the toughest cleaning tasks. Additionally, they can help you maintain a clean and healthy work space, which can have a positive impact on your team's overall well-being. Here are five top reasons to hire a cleaning service:
Even before COVID, clean and organized office spaces have always led to a better work environment overall. A consistent routine of cleaning within an office space will not only improve employee morale but also drive clarity and focus.
The key to great cleaning personnel is taking care of them and treating them fairly. When you hire a cleaning company, you want to know you’re getting a great service. Knowing the company you hire takes care of their staff and pays them well is essential to knowing the job will be done well.
Are They Being Compensated According to the Value They Provide?
While appropriate pay rates and salaries vary by region, the important thing to keep in mind is that it’s not just about paying staff what society thinks is enough. They should be paid based on what they do for the company. Do they show up consistently, on time, with a great attitude, and deliver outstanding service? Then they should be compensated accordingly.
The more that a staff member feels valued, the better they will perform their job. When people feel like an essential part of a team, it motivates them. They no longer feel like just a worker, they become an asset to the company, and it shows in their work.
It’s Not Just About Salary
Money talks, but when it comes to jobs and careers, there’s more to it. Do they have good benefits? Things like insurance (health and life), bonuses, and time off are major draws and help create a positive work-life balance.
Society is shifting. People are no longer satisfied just making money; they want to know they’ll be taken care of. They want to know they can still have time to enjoy their life outside of their job. And they want opportunities for growth. Cleaning Companies need to show employees they have the possibility of a future, and a chance at advancement. Rewards programs, raises, promotions, and continuing education are all big parts of this.
You Get What You Pay For
We all want a great deal. We want the service or product we need without breaking our bank, but we have to understand the value of what we’re asking for. Shopping for the cheapest cleaning company around may sound good to your bottom line, but that’s not always the best deal, and likely won’t get you what you need.
While paying more isn’t ideal, consider the quality of what you’re getting. You want a clean, safe, and sanitary facility, especially in the current post-COVID climate. Sure, it would be nice to find that cheap, but that’s not likely. And the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re getting an exceptional product is worth it. Looking for a superior cleaning service with well-cared for staff? Contact us to learn how we take care of our staff so they can take care of your facility.
While Spring Cleaning is all about removing clutter and reorganizing your life, summer is a great time to get down and dirty with deep cleaning. Thoroughly cleansing and sanitizing your office during the summer months will help diminish the spread of germs and keep your employees happy and healthy through the fall and winter seasons.
Work From Top to BottomStart up high with ceiling fixtures, tall windows or furniture, etc. As you clean these, you inevitably move some dirt and dust onto surfaces below. Working down from there will keep you from having to re-clean or sanitize surfaces. Wipe down any and all surfaces that are frequently touched, including counters, doors and door handles, and bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Check the walls behind desks or tables—this is a common place for food or drinks to be spilled and forgotten about or go unnoticed.
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to focus on the floors. This is actually the most important part of a good summer deep clean.
Focus on the FloorsYour office floors—particularly if they’re carpeted—take on the most wear and tear of anything in your office. They’re also breeding grounds for dirt and germs, from employees’ shoes, or trash or debris (or liquids!) falling off other surfaces. Carpets are especially notorious for harboring dirt and germs.
We consider commercial carpets to be like a large filter for your office. They are great at collecting and trapping things you don’t want in the air, but like all filters, they need to be cleaned or emptied regularly. If you have any carpeted floors, you should do a deep hot water extraction cleaning at least once a year. Summer is a great time to plan this undertaking. Not only do you have fewer employees in the office, as many are out taking vacations, you can open windows and doors during the nice weather to promote efficient carpet drying and allow dust and dirt to escape outside while cleaning.
Wash the WindowsAgain, nice summer weather is a perfect time for indoor/outdoor cleaning tasks. Besides removing dirt and grime—which likely includes springtime allergens—a clear window that lets the sun shine through is a great mood booster and motivator. Employees tend to be more productive when happy and mentally healthy, and a bright office full of natural light definitely helps with that!
Consider a Professional ServiceDeep cleaning is tedious and time-consuming, something you likely already don’t have a lot to spare. Offices are often short-staffed during the summer months, and you don’t have extra hands to help with such a large project. Plus, many people don’t like to clean, and your employee morale could suffer if they’re having to help. Not to mention you and your employees aren’t professionals, and might not do the most thorough job. Hiring a commercial cleaning service fixes all of these problems. You get a friendly crew who want to clean your office, and you know they’ll do quality work. And you get a sparkling office with happy employees without having to lift a finger.
Contact us today to learn more. Let us get you ready for fall with a pristine workplace you’ll love coming to work in.
One of the biggest challenges in office janitorial services is effectively communicating changes with your cleaning provider and their staff. Whether the changes are logistical (time, location, etc.) or functional (tools or processes), making sure everyone is on the same page can be difficult.
Using comprehensive communication software can help you get the right information to the right people quickly and easily. And creating open, trusting dialogue with your service provider is crucial to avoiding pitfalls. We’ve outlined what we believe are the five major rewards of establishing and maintaining effective communication with your cleaning services provider.
1.Reduce MisunderstandingsConstant misunderstandings and miscommunication cost more than just time and energy. They can cause financial losses and cost you valuable relationships. The more open and consistent your communication with your janitorial services provider, the less likely you are to deal with confusion. And you’ll spend less time correcting mistakes.
2. Establish Better RelationshipsAnyone would tell you the key to great relationships is communication. This is no less true for professional relationships with your cleaning providers. Finding and fine-tuning effective ways to convey information keeps everyone happy. There’s nothing more frustrating than announcing a change and not seeing it enacted because not everyone got the memo. Or being on the other side of the equation—not receiving the information, or only getting some of the information, and then being blamed for not following through. These both create tension and animosity, making it harder to work together. Keeping everyone fully in the loop at all times helps avoid those negative feelings and foster mutually beneficial relationships.
3. Enjoy Improved Cleaning ServicesWhen your cleaning services staff all have the same accurate information, the quality of service will undoubtedly improve! Clear expectations and procedures make it easier for the staff to follow directions without feeling overwhelmed or confused. And they will be able to work faster and more efficiently. With less stress over what they are being asked to do and how, they can focus on thorough, quality cleaning.
4. Maintain Reliable PartnershipsCommunicating is essential to building solid relationships, but it is just as important for maintaining long-lasting partnerships. When your custodial services staff feels confident in their ability to meet expectations, they’ll enjoy working with you. And you’ll be able to keep the working relationship going for longer. Finding a new cleaning provider takes time and energy, and causes major headaches for everyone involved. When you establish and preserve strong and stable partnerships through open dialogue, you’ll see them flourish and sustain for a long time.
5. Learn More About Your Cleaning ProviderA big upside to constant interchange is you’ll learn a lot about your cleaning services company. You’ll discover their values and long-term goals, and find where they align with yours. Mutual expectations will be clear and concise, and you’ll grow together as you reach your collective and independent goals.
Communication the Inside-Out WayWe believe that open and constant communication is the key to doing our job, and doing it well. Your needs and expectations are important to us, and making sure these are properly disseminated is of the highest priority. To ensure strong and consistent cooperation, we use highly rated and proven tools. For communication purposes, our tool of choice is Swept. We are the only cleaning company in Halifax taking advantage of this premiere software.
Swept is a comprehensive communication software made especially for the janitorial industry. Among their many features, they allow you to manage and share cleaning instructions, checklists, supply tracking, and more. The app even has enhanced translations for over 100 languages, so no one is ever left out of the loop.
Contact us today to learn more about how our commitment to effective communication (and quality service) can help solve your cleaning woes.
The days are getting longer and the air is getting warmer, which means it’s time to talk spring cleaning! Whether you love or hate the age-old practice, it’s a necessary part of life, so we’ve compiled some helpful tips to make this year’s routine fun and easy.
Make a ListYou might be overwhelmed at the thought of a major cleaning overhaul, but take it one step at a time. Organize your thoughts first, and then organize your space. Prioritize your list by what needs to be done and what is more for fun. You can tackle the tasks in whatever order works best for you—complete all the necessary tasks first, and save the best for last. Or alternate the fun tasks to keep you motivated for the big ones. Make your list work for you!
Create the Right AmbianceCreate an atmosphere that will keep your spirits up and your mind on your goal. Music gets the blood pumping? Find a killer Spotify playlist and turn up the volume (to a respectful level, of course). Or maybe a good podcast in the background will keep the fire burning. Find what motivates you and use it to make the process fun.
Teamwork Makes the Dream WorkDivide and conquer, as they say. Work together with your employees or officemates to take on big projects and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Not only will the work get done faster, you’ll have more fun doing it together! Create little challenges and set rewards for crossing items off your list.
Add Your Personal TouchYour typical workday will get a strong boost if you make your workspace truly yours. Add photos of loved ones or fun memories. Decorate with cute knick knacks or bring in a couple of nice plants to bring a little life to your office (check with HR about what’s allowed first, though). If you have wall space, put up a nice painting or poster. These will help you feel connected to your office and take pride in it as well.
Think About the FuturePart of the philosophy of spring cleaning is “out with the old, in with the new.” Don’t be afraid to get rid of anything you no longer need. The best way to increase productivity is by letting go of the past and looking forward. Think about your future goals and who you want to be, and use spring cleaning as a tool to set yourself up for success. You’ll be more likely to reach your goals working from an organized, fun, personally rewarding space.
Stretched for time this spring cleaning season? Contact us about our Commercial Cleaning Services and we’ll help you with your fresh start.
2020 has come to an end, but the health-climate going into the new year still remains very much the same. With the winter months comes flu season, and pairing that with the looming threat of COVID-19 makes for quite the scary combination. For the many businesses that have managed to keep their doors open during this time, it’s especially crucial to keep a clean and safe environment.
Inside-Out Cleaning helps business owners of all kinds by providing the appropriate cleaning and safety measures needed to properly operate during these times of multiple infections running amok. With Inside-Out Cleaning, you can rest assured we will treat your tenants, employees, and clients like they're our own!
Trust the ProfessionalsThe COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced as a society. Attempting to keep your facility open and safe for workers and clients is an intimidating task, to say the least. Fortunately, there are professionals available to help. At Inside-Out Cleaning, we have the staff, expertise, and equipment you need, and we take the next step towards excellence. Rather than applying a systematic routine for all of our clients, we cater our janitorial cleaning to your needs. Your business is unique, and that extends to appropriate cleaning and sanitizing. After an initial inspection and consultation, we will find the perfect balance between your maintenance needs and your budget.
We have the knowledge and experience needed to keep your office compliant with cleaning and sanitizing standards, whether you require scheduled daily cleaning or a major deep clean. Proper care and maintenance during COVID are meticulous, and keeping up with the changing science can be exhausting. We can help take some of that weight off your shoulders.
Equally Committed to Your Office Environment and Our StaffAt Inside-Out Cleaning Service, our commitment to you is equal to our commitment to our employees. You benefit from highly trained and experienced employees who are proud of a job well done. Our goal to provide safe and effective work environments ensures that our staff, the environment, and our clients are protected and treated with respect.
To demonstrate our commitment we have implemented our Red Carpet Promise, meaning we will:
IOCS is now run by Jason Martell, who joined the company in 2003. While Jason has introduced many progressive and industry-leading changes, the core values remain firmly intact. A motivated management team and highly trained staff continue to use the same recipe for success while offering more services to a growing client base.
We are a family-owned business servicing locally in the South Shore and Halifax area and have happily serviced our community for decades. This area is our home, too—we pass your office on our way to work in the morning and on the way home in the evening. Not some distant corporation, we are located right here in your area and we can’t wait to work with you.