June 20, 2023

A day in the life: confessions of a commercial cleaner

Raise your hand if you’ve lost sleep wondering what it’s like to be a commercial cleaner. (Insert chirping cricket sound effects here.)

Since we brought it up, we feel it’s our duty and responsibility to share a somewhat fabricated account of a day in the life of a Kleenrite clean freak. Side note: We’re passionate as hell about cleaning, but we’re not afraid to have a little fun at our expense. 

Buckle up. Here we go…

Morning mayhem

Our story begins at the crack of dawn when most reasonable humans are still snuggled up in their beds. Armed with an arsenal of cleaning supplies and maybe a Red Bull or two to wake us up (hey, we’re human), we boldly enter a client’s workplace. It’s upon entry that we encounter our first “situation.”

What’s that mystery mess?

A quick visual survey of the facility brings up a question we face multiple times per day: What the heck is that? We’ve seen it all. A half-eaten slice of pizza on top of a filing cabinet. A tape dispenser inside the microwave. Get the idea? An office seems to possess a bizarre ability to generate messes that belong in a Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not Museum rather than a professional setting. With a quizzical look, our Kleerite pros dive headfirst into the day’s chaotic quest for clean. 

Never mind us. It’s just a dust bunny dance-off.

We’re here to tell you, these creatures can be large and menacing. And because they’re so light, they almost float to give the illusion that they’re dancing. These fluffy rascals take center stage spinning, twirling, and pirouetting across the floor. But don’t be fooled! Our brave cleaning pros with a feather duster in hand along with some epic dance moves of their own, join the fray in hopes of showing even the largest dust bunny who’s boss.

Hello Mr. Grime Monster

Grime monsters thrive in the darkest corners of commercial spaces. From the breakroom microwave to the forgotten coffee stains on desks and conference room tables, they make their homes in the unlikeliest places. But fear not. Our cleaning superheroes are here to save the day with a bottle of “Grime-B-Gone” at their side while humming a heavy metal classic that strikes fear into the hearts of the toughest foes. FYI – “Grime-B-Gone” isn’t a thing. We just made it up.

The office odor mystery

It’s a tale as old as time itself – the quest to discover the source of that mysterious odor wafting around the office for the past week. Our valiant crew is up to the challenge as they sniff their way through the hallways like police dogs. Is it the forgotten lunch in the fridge? Or maybe the rogue banana hiding in that weird guy from Renner’s desk drawer? The anticipation builds until the truth unfolds and we discard the source – sometimes wearing a hazmat suit.

Thank you for joining us on this journey into our world. Sometimes it’s bizarre. Sometimes it’s downright frightening. But we welcome every opportunity we get to make workplaces sparkly clean. Every day is an adventure, and although we love what we do, we thrive on our customers giving us a knowing wink along with a sincere, “Nicely done.”