July 18, 2023

The 7 deadly sins of commercial cleaning

Commercial cleaning is not for the squeamish. The brave souls who gallantly fight germs and bacteria to keep workplaces from resembling a Petrie dish are trained to do battle with just about anything. 

We always try to attack our work in the most efficient way possible. Along the way, we’ve observed some of the most common mistakes made in commercial cleaning. Because we also happen to dig learning, we’ve applied these observations to all that we do. 

Without further ado, here are the top mistakes known to commercial cleaning.

Sucky Training

People aren’t born with a dust cloth in one hand and a mop in the other for crying out loud. To make sure the job is done right, we put our peeps through training so they understand proper cleaning techniques, effective product usage, and how to protect surfaces and equipment from damage. 

Lousy Communication

Remember playing “Telephone” when you were a kid? By the time the last kid got ahold of the original message, it was usually something completely different. We work hard to establish clear communication between cleaning staff and client to avoid misunderstandings and unmet expectations.

Less-Than-Stellar Equipment and Supplies

There ought to be a law against outdated or insufficient cleaning equipment and supplies. The right tools for the job are words we live by.

Neglecting High-Touch Areas

We pledge to never stick our heads in the sand about those high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, or anything else that could be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. 

Making It a Sprint

We’re like a well-oiled machine and we take pride in doing the job right. We don’t cut corners. And we don’t rush to the point of missing things. That’s a promise.

Lax Quality Control

Without the proverbial white glove test, you end up with grumpy customers. That’s why we go through our QC checklist on every job and welcome your feedback on stuff we can improve on. 

Not Keeping Up with Industry Best Practices

This isn’t your grandma’s cleaning service. Times change. Techniques improve. And the tools evolve. We’re fanatics about cleaning so we keep up with the latest trends to make sure you get a squeaky-clean office time after time.

There you have it, folks. We do our absolute best not to violate these deadly sins on every job. Because we’re human, things occasionally don’t go according to expectations. If that ever happens, we wear our big boy and big girl pants to be able to take the heat so we can make it right. 

Until next time, let’s keep it clean!