The workplace environment influences employees’ productivity, performance and well-being. No matter the industry, maintaining a clean workplace may help keep staff members safe, healthy and efficient. However, busy production schedules and increasing workloads may cause standards to dip.
While it may be tempting to put off dusting or other types of cleaning around the office or worksite, doing so may put employees at risk of suffering an injury or illness and may even impact performance levels. Maintaining a clean workplace is vital for employers to reduce their workers compensation claims and keep efficiency high.
Crucial to health
Flu season is rapidly approaching and workplaces may see an increase in the number of employees using sick days if they become ill. According to Kimberly-Clark Professional, germs can spread quickly through the workplace if supervisors and employees don’t adequately sanitize their hands and their workspaces. Commonly used spaces, such as break rooms, can be hot spots for germs to accumulate.
According to Kimberly-Clark, break rooms have been found to have approximately 20,951 germs per square inch. Parts of the break room that tend to be touched the most, such as doorknobs, microwave oven handles and sinks, can be ripe with germs. Employers may want to clean these places on a frequent basis, and daily during flu season.
Another common health hazard of unclean workplaces is the germination of mold. According to OSHA, mold can cause adverse health effects for employees who are exposed to mold spores. Mold is a fungi that can release millions of spores into the air and can cause respiratory illnesses. Because of this, OSHA has strict standards employers are asked to follow to prevent the growth of mold in the workplace. According to OSHA, mold germination occurs in warm and humid conditions, making it essential that employers regularly clean worksite facilities, such as bathrooms, to reduce the chance of mold growth. Employers also may want to replace or clean indoor air filtration systems frequently to ensure any mold spores that are released into the air don’t reach workers.
As a result, a messy or unhygienic workplace may influence worker productivity. If employees receive an injury or illness at work, they may not be able to perform their tasks as well as when they were healthy. This decrease in efficiency may cause deadlines to be missed and additional errors to occur. It is just good practice to create a high standard of cleanliness for your business. Wether you do it yourself, or hire a cleaning crew to maintain your space, you'll only benefit from a clean, well looked after workspace.
Floor maintenance is one the most important aspects of keeping your business looking and feeling clean. Cleanliness is essential for a business because it will attract customers and create a safe and positive work environment for the employees. This is why so many successful businesses know the importance of cleanliness and invest in professional cleaners.
Floor maintenance is a specialized job that needs professional equipment in order to be performed with perfection. A skilled and experienced team with the right tools is required to perform these operations. Better floor maintenance can yield great results for your business in less time.
So, if you want your business to be ahead of the competition look for a professional service with the right equipment and experience such as Peak Janitorial. You must never undermine the importance of first impressions and professionalism in your business.
These days more and more people are turning to cleaning services or maids to manage the chore of cleaning their homes. While having some help around the house is a big time-saver, actually hiring a housekeeping service can be a tedious and time-consuming process.
Where do you start?
Many people are not sure about the best way to find a suitable cleaning service. For most people, they choose to obtain a referral from a friend, or family member or read online reviews. When you’re doing your homework consider the benefits of hiring a cleaning service company vs an individual. While it may be a little cheaper to hire an individual, you could be putting yourself at bigger risk of them not performing the service in a reasonable time frame or not showing up at all. With a reputable cleaning service, there is also usually more flexibility with scheduling and the backing of a brand behind the service you’re getting.
It’s important to do your homework when deciding on a cleaning service because having someone you trust in your home with all your important possessions is no small task. With this list of questions, you’ll feel more in control and have clearer expectations for your potential housecleaning service.
2. How much experience do you have
While it may be tempting to go with the cleaning service that quotes you the least, are you sure they’re going to know the best & most efficient way to clean your home? That kind of knowledge only comes with experience.
5. Do your staff have background checks?
While most cleaning companies conduct background checks as standard, hiring an independent individual means being responsible for doing a background screening yourself.
6. Is your company insured or bonded?
Even with the most trustworthy cleaning service, this is still important to ask as accidents happen. Ensuring your cleaning service has a policy for if something gets damaged, broken, or goes missing will give you peace of mind.
Lastly, before you go off to enjoy all the spare time you’ll save with a cleaning service, make sure any agreed upon service comes with a written contract. This not only helps outline expectations but also helps avoid any unwanted surprises down the road.
Ready to take the plunge or have more questions about what services we can help you with? Contact our team at Peak Janitorial today!
The snow has finally stopped and it's now time to start thinking about Spring Cleaning! Whether it's your windows, floors, or carpet-covered kitty condos, chances are, Peak Janitorial can make them spotless. Our company sends a staff of highly trained cleaning professionals to homes and offices to clean carpets, windows, and everything in between with our eco-friendly products. Depending on the client's preference, these scouring services can be performed daily, weekly, or monthly.
Why doing a pre-clean could be beneficial for you.
Many homeowners struggle with the dilemma of whether or not they need to pre-clean their home before our cleaners arrive. If you are one of these who is wondering what pre-cleaning is necessary, first consider why you are asking the question: do you not understand the service you have requested, or are you afraid our professionals will think your family is messy? If it is the latter, don't sweat it - we're here to help you keep your home clean and tidy. We understand your lack of time; that's why we're here for you!
Our February specials will end on the 28th, book today to snatch this deal and get ahead of your neighbours! Spring Cleaning Services $129 for up to 5 hours of cleaning!
by Elizabeth Stamp on www.architecturaldigest.com/story/kitchen-organization-ideas-to-maximize-storage-space
If it feels like you never have enough storage in the kitchen despite tons of drawers and cabinets, it may come down to how you’re storing things. All the storage space in the world won’t help if the items inside of it are totally disorganized. We’ve gathered kitchen organization ideas that will help you make the most of your storage space and even create more. Try out these genius tricks to corral clutter and store cooking essentials to make your kitchen more functional and less chaotic.
1. Make Use of Cabinet Doors
The inside of your cabinet doors is filled with possibilities for storage. Install hooks to store pans, lids, or serving and measuring spoons, or add a slim rack to stash pot lids or boxes of foil and plastic wrap.
2. Turn The Sink into More Counter Space
Counter space is always at a premium, but there's an easy fix: Get a cutting board that fits over the sink to create an extra space for chopping. Many have built-in colanders to help make prep a breeze.
What a better time to show our appreciation to our loyal customers, hard-working employees and our partners than this wonderful season of Christmas. We hope everyone's enjoying their holidays with their families and loved ones. We look forward to serve you all better in the year of 2019!
Please Note: We are closed Dec. 25th till Jan. 1st 2019.
Seasons Greetings from the Peak Janitorial Inc.,
Which areas switch with the seasons?
Use the change of seasons as your starting point and go through the areas of your home that require seasonal rotation.
Rotate Your Wardrobe
Set an appointment on your calendar for a weekend when your whole family will swap summer wardrobes for fall. If you’re in Texas, it’s good timing to make this a recurring yearly appointment for the first weekend in October. Set a reminder alert for a week before and for the day before so you remember to block out time in your schedule for the whole household to do their fall rotation. If the weather isn’t cool enough or you’ll be busy that weekend, you can always switch that year’s event to the weekend before or after. You can set a recurring spring reminder for early March (or whenever is appropriate for your geographic location and weather. If you’re somewhere other than Central Texas, you might get to rotate for the seasons more than twice a year. Schedule accordingly.
When you switch clothes for the seasons, get rid of clothes and shoes that:
It's starting to feel like it's getting cold out here in Mainland Vancouver. Are you getting ready to swap your summer clothing to sweaters, jackets and rain boots? Well, this could very well be a great time for you to declutter your home. If you are planning to declutter your space and your closet, these important tips could give you a head-start!
Do more with less
It's a great start to ask these questions: “Why do I want this? Will I use this? Do I still like this?” Let's answer these questions honesty and start piling up the things that you haven't used for years. Find a local charity, and get them a new home! Now that you have the essentials only in your home, you're more likely to use those things.
Think about your space
Not everyone has a space for a giant drawer but everyone needs some sort of storage. Browse through Ikea catalogue and see how you can make your small space work with the furnitures. If you have kiddos, choose wisely your furniture and think of ways to help them help you. What we mean is this, if you plan to have your kiddos help you with cleaning their mess, don't have furnitures with drawers that are too high for them. Opt for something like Ikea trofast so the kids can help you clean the mess, ofcourse if or when they are willing to do that.
Is summer going by too fast? Thinking that Fall is coming within a month already, surely you want to get some things of your list done before it becomes rainy and wet. Save a bit of time with these great tips and enjoy more sunshine-filled days!
1. Keep an extra basket in the trunk of your car
Use this extra basket to store all of your beach towels, bathing suits, cover ups, etc. When you decide to go to the beach last minute, you'll have all your beach-items ready for you! Here are some list of items you would like to have in the basket:
2. Keep sunscreen, bug spray and a thin towel in your glove compartment
Whether it's an evening hike, or an drive-in movie, you'll be ready in no time. There are a few drive-in movies all around Metro Vancouver you can go to. They are so much fun for you and your family to go and spend your summer evening!
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