Team Clean, Inc.

Tips For Keeping Businesses Clean And Safe During Flu Season

With federal and local health agencies warning about the possibility for a dangerous influenza season coming up along with the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Team Cleans will help  business owners of all kinds by providing cleaning and safety measures to create a good environment for tenants, employees and customers.

Why Your Apartment Building Needs A Professional Cleaning Company

Your apartment building probably sees a lot of foot traffic day to day, and this can mean that communal areas can get very dirty very quickly.

While you might think that hiring in-house cleaners is better, here’s a breakdown of why outsourcing your cleaning to a professional cleaning company makes sense.

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5 Signs You’re Hiring a Great Commercial Cleaning Company.

In the current climate, keeping the spaces that you spend the most time in sparkling clean, tidy, and hygienic is more important than ever before! Whether you’re looking for a commercial cleaning company to clean your home or office, there are lots of benefits that come hand in hand with hiring a professional cleaning company.

After all, a high level of cleanliness is important in any living or working space! However, with so many reliable, competitive and skilled commercial cleaning companies out there, it can sometimes be difficult to be sure that the company you are choosing is up to scratch when it comes to taking care of all of your cleaning needs.

Whether you’re already working with a commercial cleaning company or you are thinking about hiring one, you have certainly landed in the right place. We’ve created a helpful guide outlining 5 signs that you’re hiring a great commercial cleaning company.

Proper training in commercial cleaning

As the vast majority of cleaning companies are handling equipment and potentially harmful chemicals when cleaning, it’s important that all cleaners have completed a high level of training. When searching for the perfect commercial cleaning company, this is something that you should check and you’re also perfectly in your right to ask to see any appropriate qualifications.

A positive professional appearance

In any working environment, it’s important that all members of staff look professional, adhere to strict personal hygiene rules and adhere to all appropriate health and safety procedures.

Cleaners should be in uniform and should be clean and tidy. After all, in any home or work environment, all cleaning companies should aim to make a positive and respectful impression.

Offer a range of commercial cleaning services

A professional cleaning company should be able to accommodate all of your cleaning and deep cleaning needs. From regular deep cleaning, through to restoration and remediation, and – essential at the moment – sanitization and disinfecting. The best commercial cleaning companies are those that offer a wide range of services, meaning they can provide a one-stop shop for all of your cleaning needs.

Employee Engagement

Happy employees will give far more to a business and go that extra mile compared to those that are unhappy. And when it comes to hiring a commercial cleaning company, you should look out for those that engage with their staff, support their workforce and engage with their employees. Why? It is this type of workforce that will deliver the best job!

Customer Focus

Finally, you should always hire a commercial cleaning company that is renowned for its customer service. Ask to see testimonials and don’t be afraid to quiz a company on the level of service they offer.

Communication is key and you should hire a company that is responsive, dedicated to meeting your needs, and of course, a company that will always go that extra mile.

At Team Clean, providing the best customer service is very important. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you keep your facility clean and safe.

 

How Team Clean Can Help Your University Stay Safe During COVID

With 742 new cases in a single day, Philadelphia’s COVID-19 case count hit its’ highest point during the first week of November. Because case counts continue to trend upward, it’s of dire importance that the schools and universities that house countless students and educators are taking every applicable measure to ensure their safety.

It’s no secret that the Coronavirus is highly contagious and while basic safety measures such as wearing a mask, washing ones hands, and using hand sanitizer are effective to an extent, there is much more to be done when it comes to educational facilities.

For over 40 years, our staff have been committed to remaining up to date on all of the latest and most-effective solutions in the cleaning industry which is why they are certified with the American Bio Recovery Association. It’s important to us that we use this knowledge to help to make the city of Philadelphia a safe place to live – especially now.

With the assistance of an electrostatic sprayer and a disinfectant that is approved for use against COVID-19, our staff can easily and effectively work to keep campuses clean and virus-free. Our electrostatic spraying system is only one step, but it kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 5 seconds and many others in 2 minutes or less.

While Team Clean is already the preferred janitorial service contractor for several colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, we know that our services can be implemented in many more locations. Our hope is to be able to work with as many schools in the Philadelphia area as possible so that together we can beat the Coronavirus.

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Get Your Facility Sparkling for The Holidays

A clean facility always creates a great first impression, but the holiday season brings with it some specific challenges to keeping your facility clean. From the wetter weather to the decorations, there are many things to consider when it comes to getting – and keeping – your facility sparkling clean.

Of course, it’s not just about looking good.  A cleaner facility is also a safer facility.

Reducing Common Holiday Floor Hazards

The holidays can mean increased foot traffic into your buildings. Combined with wetter weather this can be a particular problem when it comes to keeping floors clean. Some common issues are:

  • Rain and snow outside usually means water being brought inside from people’s shoes and run-off from umbrellas and waterproof clothing.
  • On carpeted floors, this can mean caked-in dirt. On tiles, it can mean muddy tracks and a potential slip hazard!
  • Water damage at the entrances of your facility because of the frequently opening doors during heavy rains or snowfall.

Your cleaning staff should be constantly monitoring the floor – especially at entrance points to the building, to ensure that they are cleaned regularly. If necessary, wet floor signs should be displayed to ensure that staff and visitors take care.

Regular mopping of wet spots is essential to prevent slips, and also to keep the area looking clean. Along with wet spots, there may also be additional debris that will need sweeping.

Decorations can Be Dust Magnets

Holiday decorations bring festive cheer to your facility and put a smile on people’s faces. However, it is important to remember that decorations also mean some additional cleaning. Depending on your choice of holiday decorations, they will need cleaning and sanitizing like other furniture and objects in your facility to keep them sparkling and spreading cheer – rather than looking grubby and spreading germs.

Sanitization to Reduce Pathogens

It’s always been important to step up your cleaning and sanitization during the winter months to reduce employee sickness and keep visitors healthy and safe. However, this year it is more important than ever as we battle COVID-19 alongside regular winter flu and sickness bugs.

Covid-19 and other pathogens can survive on, and be transmitted from, surfaces. It’s amazing just how many surfaces we all touch every day. In any facility, there will be dozens of ‘hotspots’ that need regularly sanitizing to prevent the spread of germs.

At Team Clean, we use the Clorox Total 360® to disinfect and sanitize your facility to the very highest standards. Using this innovative electrostatic sprayer combined with a specific disinfectant or sanitizing solution, we can cover large surface areas faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. Electrostatic sprayers can also efficiently disinfect and sanitize places that are difficult to reach manually, such as the undersides of surfaces.

At Team Clean, we have highly trained staff and years of experience keeping facilities clean and safe all year round. Providing the absolute best service is of the utmost importance to us. Contact us today for more information on our commercial cleaning services.

 

Why Proper Training for Commercial Cleaning Staff is Essential

When you enter a facility, you expect it to be clean. When it’s been cleaned well you probably won’t even notice it, but it’s always very obvious if a facility has not been cleaned properly. From streaky floors to questionable odors, the lack of proper commercial cleaning gives a poor impression of a facility.

It’s common for people to think that commercial cleaning is ‘easy,’ and underestimate the skill and talent of a commercial cleaning team. However, proper training is essential, and here’s why:

It keeps everyone safe

With Covid-19 still ravaging communities, proper cleanliness and hygiene is uppermost in people’s minds. Proper training helps to ensure that cleaning staff know how to thoroughly disinfect and sanitize common touchpoints. The process is different, depending on the type of disinfectant or equipment used. A well-trained cleaner will know how to use the tools they are provided with effectively and safely. Used incorrectly, certain products that you depend on to protect people’s health can be hazardous to it instead.

Learning how to identify which products contain potentially hazardous chemicals and how to use them safely is vital information for cleaners. It means that they can keep themselves and other people safe. Beyond this, there’s also the risk of cross-contamination in some areas where equipment and products aren’t used correctly, or cloths are not cleaned properly between uses.

You get a better clean

With a professional commercial clean, your floors should sparkle and there should be no sign of dust. There are proper methods and techniques for getting things cleaned correctly – and yes, there is a correct and an incorrect way to dust.  If your cleaning staff aren’t properly trained then they will be making little mistakes that mean you won’t get the sparkling clean finish you want.

Even more importantly, every surface will be properly cleaned, which is so important because Covid-19 can live on surfaces for days. A well-trained cleaner knows where the high-traffic touchpoints are and prioritises these, but also ensures that every surface is cleaned thoroughly.

At Team Clean, we use the Clorox Total 360® which allows us to disinfect and sanitize to the highest standards. The innovative electrostatic sprayer means we can cover larger areas faster and reach even difficult paces like the undersides of surfaces. Our team are thoroughly trained in the use of the equipment, so you can be confident of high standards.

They will be more productive

Well trained cleaning staff aren’t just better cleaners. They’re faster and much better at identifying potential issues as well. When they learn the right approaches to take with their cleaning methods,  they will be able to complete key tasks quickly and efficiently. This means that you can make sure that the time that your cleaning staff has is always well spent.

At Team Clean, we invest in our people so that they have the correct training to be able to deliver an outstanding, high-quality commercial clean every time. We take staff training and development seriously and we employ people who love cleaning so that not only are they highly trained – they’re highly motivated to do a great job too.

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