How Commercial Cleaners Can Help Schools Improve Learning results 

How Commercial Cleaners Can Help Schools Improve Learning results 

Schools present a unique set of cleaning challenges and the benefits of engaging commercial cleaners to get the job done properly are many.   Health and safety of teachers and students alike, financial savings and and morale are key benefits that any school cleaning program should deliver.

Let’s look at why a commercial cleaning company is the wisest choice for any school.

  1. Full and complete service.  You can rely upon a commercial cleaning company to provide the full range of cleaning services as  agreed every day.  A commercial cleaning company will provide an agreed structured format that will meet your specific requirements.  They will also have the correct checking and review processes to  ensure that you get the level of service that you are promised.
  2. Responsible and Environmentally Sound Cleaning.  Quality commercial cleaning companies have taken the steps to go green.  They know what to use, how they work,  and in what quantities they should be applied.  You can rest assured that a responsible commercial cleaner will use safe clean and green products wherever possible.
  3. Improved Morale  Both students and teachers will appreciate a consistent level of cleanliness.  There’s nothing worse than trying to teach or learn while putting up with a strange odour or unsightly stain.  Commercial cleaners will ensure that these instances are few and far between.
  4. Screened Cleaning Staff  Professional commercial cleaners put much time and effort into training and selecting staff.  All cleaners will be screened too ensure that only suitable personnel are engaged.
  5. Free up funds for other purposes.  When you sit down and do the sums you will find that commercial cleaners will actually save you money compared to running your own in house school cleaning program.  You will no longer need to allocate funds for cleaning wages, superannuation, cleaning supplies or cleaning equipment.  These funds can be re-targeted to areas that are going to benefit your students more.

When you take the time to analyse the benefits of commercial cleaning you can see a solid argument that taking the step to engage a commercial cleaner will deliver direct benefits to your schools which should result in increased learning capability.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are a Melbourne based commercial cleaning service that  can cater for all school cleaning requirements.  To discuss your school cleaning requirements call Envy today on 1300201341

Reducing Office Clutter Helps Make Cleaning More Effective

Reducing Office Clutter Helps Make Cleaning More Effective

We live in an amazingly busy time and the demands of everyday business life make it difficult to complete control of everything. With these ongoing demands, its easy to overlook things and allow little sloppiness to creep in.  There’s an old saying that the standard you walk past is the one you accept.  While it’s easy to let little things go, they can cause major ongoing problems.  One such little inconvenience is office clutter.

Clutter creates havoc, makes cleaning difficult and can seriously reduce office efficiency.  It’s time to take control of the office clutter problem and use a strategy that will improve your overall office efficiency as well as improve the overall cleanliness of the place.

Here’s a simple 4 step strategy to help you to take control of your office clutter.

  1. Bin what you don’t need.  A common trap is to file documents away that you will never have any use for.  If it is of no use today and there is  no reason to keep it – bin it,  Be ruthless in this regard.
  2. Share and redistribute what may be required by others. If you’re holding something that someone else may need – give it to them – get it off your desk and in to the hands of those that need it.
  3. Take immediate action on what you can.  Shuffling papers is procrastinating and procrastination is terribly inefficient.  Get things moving by acting quickly and decisively.
  4. File what you will need in the future but have no immediate use for.  Make sure you have an easy to follow filing system with a follow up system that will help you find items when you need to.

Adhering to this system will deliver you three key benefits – increase office efficiency, improve the office environment and make cleaning that much easier – which should of course result in a cleaner, more hygienic office.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are known to be one of Melbourne’s very best office cleaning businesses.

We are available to assist in all aspects of commercial cleaning and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your commercial cleaning requirements with you.  Call us today on 1300201341to arrange a free consultation at a mutually convenient time.

Cleaning Tiled Floor Surfaces Melbourne

Cleaning Tiled Floor Surfaces

Tiled floor surfaces can look great and present a wonderfully professional image, particularly when first installed.  However, as with all interior surfaces, time and effort needs to be put into maintaining tiled floor surfaces in a good clean state.  To give you a one size fits all solution to cleaning tiled floor surfaces is not effective as the range and variety of floor surfaces requires expertise and know how.

Recent technological trends have seen a lot of non slip tiles being installed.  Obviously, these non slip surfaces have great health and safety benefits as they help to prevent slippage and resultant injury.  While the benefits of non slip tiles are obvious, there is a down side and that is non slip tiles take much more effort to keep clean.

The very nature and texture of non slip tiles makes them a potential grease and grime trap.  Without prompt attention, there is potential for these tiles to become a breeding ground for bacteria.  They can become unsightly and even odorous.  The potential is increased even further in wet areas like wash rooms and kitchen areas.

In addition to the new non slip tiles, there are chemical treatments that can be applied to existing tiled surfaces   These treatments facilitate chemical etchings on the floor surface drilling microscopic holes in the tile.  Again the cleaning problems associated with these types of altered surfaces need to be understood before attempting to keep them clean.  Traditional mopping techniques won’t be sufficient to reach the pores created in the tiles.

Methods that have seen some success include machine scrubbing, specialised hard floor cleaning products and high pressure washing.  However, the most effective way to clean these surfaces in the  majority of cases is to utilise microfibre cloths that have the capacity to reach inside the pores of the tile and remove any debris.  However, even with this method there are some drawbacks as the cloths  wear out relatively quickly.

Whatever cleaning method is chosen, a regular floor tile cleaning program must be put in place to ensure that the floor surface remains in a presentable condition.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are  a Melbourne based commercial cleaning company capable of catering for all your floor cleaning requirements.  Call us today on 1300201341 to discuss all your cleaning requirements.

Commercial  Cleaning Melbourne Best Practices 

Commercial  Cleaning Best Practices 

What does cleaning best practice even mean and how can you be assured that you are receiving best practice in your cleaning service?

What needs to be borne in mind from the start is that any cleaning service is only as good as the people who work for them.  To get the best performance out of people, cleaning companies need to put considerable time and effort into creating a  human resources system that is both professional and consistent.  All elements of people management must be first class – hiring, screening, ongoing training and most importantly, management.  It doesn’t stop there, active employee retention strategies must be pursued to ensure that all staff are motivated and engaged in their job.  The people factor is all important – without committed, trained and engaged people a cleaning company cannot hope  to deliver cleaning best practice.

Going hand in hand with the people management is the next pillar in cleaning best practice – transparent pricing.  Transparent pricing means exactly what it says.  Clearly understandable pricing that allows you to understand exactly what you are purchasing. Office cleaning bids should be sufficiently precise to allow you to compare competing bids.  They also should be sufficiently precise to enable you to hold your commercial cleaning company to account for the work that they have promised to do.

The next plank in best practice commercial cleaning is where in some respects, the rubber hits the road.  It’s a commitment to consistent responsive service. Its an easy thing to say- quite another to demonstrate.  Look for cleaning companies who have clear communication and complaint resolution strategies in place, as well as some sort of inspection regime to ensure that everything is being maintained to standard.

The final plank in providing best practice cleaning services is to be committed to occupational health and safety.  OH&S has many facets and a committed company will be proactive in its management to ensure that all cleaning procedures adhere to current standards.  Naturally, all chemicals will be appropriately handled and used.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are committed to providing the best possible commercial cleaning practices.  To arrange a consultation please call 1300 201 341.

Large Floor Cleaning Service in Melbourne

Large Floor Cleaning Service

Cleaning large floor areas can present a host of logistical problems.  These large areas will command a large proportion of your resources, in time and materials.  Manually mopping and sweeping floors is simply not economical.

The cleaning market has a range of purpose built large floor cleaners that will clean large floors in a much more efficient manner.  Their suction power, scrubbing ability and general reach are fr superior to any manual process.

In addition to these particular machines Machine sweeping can be useful in keeping the floor space free of any nasty organisms.  This process will help to extract dust and nasty stains from every nook and cranny, and n doing so will help to prevent any disease causing organisms from breeding.

The choice for you, the business owner is clear. You could invest your capital in purchasing one of these or you could free up your cash flow and engage a commercial cleaning contractor to professionally care for your floor using the equipment in the way it was designed to be used.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are experienced in the cleaning and care of large floor surfaces as with all aspects of commercial cleaning.

If you require help  with regards to which machines should be used for the  cleaning of your office floor space, give Envy Cleaning Solutions a call on  1300201341 or alternatively, you can use our contact page to request that we contact you with.  We will arrange for an expert consultant to contact you at a mutually convenient time to gain a full understanding  of your cleaning requirements and make appropriate recommendations for how to best manage your cleaning requrements.

How Cleaning Can Effect Your Business Branding

In this very competitive economic environment, business branding can become a critical factor in the success or otherwise of your business.  Strong business brands attract more customers.  They are seen to clearly communicate a message, create credibility, emotionally connect target audiences with products and services, motivate buying behaviours and build customer loyalty.  Branding is critical but all the effort put n to establishing a credible brand name can disappear out the window if your business premises look dirty or untidy.

Cleaning is essential.  How it is done and to what standard is critical.

Here are the simple ways quality cleaning can  help influence your overall brand impression.

  • First impressions are the best impressions.  A quality cleaning program will ensure that your clients won’t be put off by a poorly maintained customer area or office space.  Safeguard against unsightly messes by engaging a commercial cleaning company.
  • Improved confidence and morale.  When you hire a commercial cleaning company you can rely upon them to deliver a reliable professional service.  Staff will appreciate the safe, hygienic atmosphere and respond accordingly.  Happy staff make happy customers.
  • Improved health and safety performance.  The cleaner the building, the less germs.  And that means that there is less likelihood of people becoming unwell and missing days at work. Improved attendance rates result in more staff being available to attend to customers – whch in turn leads to greater customer satisfaction.  Customer satisfaction can only enhance your brand awareness.  The greatest advertising channel of all is word of mouth.

Your business brand is a key component of your entire business plan.  Once tarnished it is very difficult to repair.  A much better strategy is to take every possible step to protect and enhance your brand.  One way to do this is to engage a professional commercial cleaning company that has developed a sound reputation for delivering quality outcomes to business.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are known throughout Melbourne as being a professional and reliable commercial cleaning company that will work closely with its customers to delver outstanding cleaning services. If you would like to discuss your cleaning requirements, give Envy Cleaning Solutions a call today on 1300201341.

Why a commercial cleaning company in melbourne is better than an individual cleaner

Why a commercial cleaning company is better than an individual cleaner

Office cleaners often conjure up images of small one person enterprises, working diligently to keep the premises clean.  Unfortunately, the one man enterprise cleaning business is usually way out of its depth when it comes to cleaning commercial premises.

Regardless of how good any particular individual is,a cleaning company has the flexibility and capacity to deliver a more efficient and ultimately more reliable level of service.  This is by no means meant to denigrate one person cleaners, many of whom do great work.  However, a commercial cleaning company has the flexibility that allows it to cope with all eventualities.

There is a common misconception “that almost anybody” with a mop and a broom can perform cleaning duties. This misconception can lead to big dramas in the workplace when it comes to cleanliness and occupational health and safety.  Simply put, proper office cleaning involves much more than dusting furniture and sweeping floors.  You need a cleaner that can deliver all aspects of cleaning on time every time.

And that’s where a commercial cleaning company  like Envy Cleaning Solutions has all the answers. Commercial cleaners have the necessary staff levels to cater for sickness and holidays.  You can be assured that all commercial cleaning staff are appropriately trained to clean to desired standards in all facets of cleaning including, dusting, sweeping, mopping, polishing, restrooms, kitchen areas, ceilings and any other cleaning duty you care to name.

Not only can you rely upon a commercial cleaning company to clean when you want them to, you can be assured that they will use the right cleaning equipment to get the job done right the first time. Besides the reliability of commercial cleaners, this is the most significant advantage that they have over the small one man operation.  Commercial cleaners will have the right equipment ranging from pressure cleaners, to purpose built floor polishers.  The equipment may only be required once or twice a year, but when it’s needed, it’s there and most importantly people will know how to use it safely and efficiently.

Commercial cleaning is an important element of any business and to place responsibility for it in the hands of one person can represent an unnecessary risk.  To be assured of quality reliable cleaning services that are appropriately priced, you simply can’t go past a commercial cleaning company.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are experienced commercial cleaning contractors that have developed a sound reputation throughout the Melbourne area.   We would love to hear from you if you need to discuss your commercial cleaning requirements.  Contact us today on 1300201341.

Cleaning Aged Care Facilities

Cleaning Aged Care Facilities

Running an aged care facility takes a great deal of organisation and requires significant attention to detail as well as proper care for all residents.  A key component of running an aged care facility is the cleaning process that is chosen to ensure that the aged care facility is maintained in tip top condition.

While some aspects of commercial cleaning, like sweeping, dusting and mopping remain constants in the cleaning process, a thorough understanding of the needs and  hygiene requirements of aged care facilities is needed to perform the cleaning functions to the highest possible standards.

The choice of the right aged care cleaning company becomes a critical one.

It is essential that commercial cleaners have a thorough understanding of the particular cleaning needs of any aged care  facilities. Once this understanding s gained, rigorous training of all staff likely to be involved in the cleaning process should be conducted to ensure that cleaning standards are uniformly practised across the whole facility.

To support this process, commercial cleaners, like Envy Cleaning Solutions will institute processes and structures to ensure that there is an effective system in place to clean all areas to a required standard.  Comprehensive check lists should be developed to reference and adhere to.  Standard disposal of waste procedures must be agreed to and maintained.  In all these areas there should be a clear documentation chain that  shows who did what when.

Naturally, in a busy environment like an aged care facility, it is imperative that cleaning is conducted at the most convenient times to avoid disruptions to residents and staff alike.

Cleaning of an aged care facility is something that can’t be left to chance.  A poorly cleaned premises will not only lead to poor image problems but potentially harmful and expensive disease outbreaks – potentially creating bad publicity as well as litigation problems.

Having confidence that your cleaning company can and will maintain the cleanliness of your facility is paramount.  That’s where we come in.

Envy Cleaning Solutions have the expertise, staff and ability to cater for your aged care facility cleaning needs.  Call us today to arrange for one of our consultants to visit your facility and assess your requirements.  You can rely upon us to be thorough in our assessment and transparent in our recommendations.  Call us now on 1300201341.

Easily Missed Areas That Really Need to be Cleaned Regularly In The Office

Out of sight out of mind  is a an old truth that is very relevant when it comes to office cleaning.  Things may look clean and tidy at first glance, but is your office hiding the dirt in dark out of the way places?  A superficial cleaning job may fool casual visitors, but office workers will be subjected to the dangers of an unhygienic workplace constantly.  They will notice those out of the way places that escape your first glance.  Not only will their health be put at risk, but morale will also be affected.

It pays to have a cleaning program that regularly addresses those out of the way places that attract grime and germs.

Here are some critical cleaning areas that are easily missed.

  • Phones are notorious dirt and germ traps.  Landline phones attract dust and are used by multiple people daily.  Keypads and handsets build up grease and harbour germs.  Regular wiping with a disinfected cloth will combat this.
  • Door and Window Handles.  Are subject to constant use.  Without sanitisation these everyday items can transmit germs between office workers easily.  One way to reduce the risk of contamination is to place some sanitising liquid prominently outside your office doors.  Instruct your workers to use the liquid when entering the office – ensure that you explain why you want them to do this and get buy in for the practice.
  • Keyboards, Mouse, CPU and Desktops are all subject to constant use and are inclined to trap dirt, dust and other debris.  They often don;t look dirty, but office keyboards for example have been found to hold more germs than a toilet seat.
  • Under Workstations Many cursory cleans never  get to these out of the way places.  Dust and office rubbish tend to accumulate in these places.

Cleaning these areas will result in a healthier cleaner workplace with all the resultant advantages including , less sick days, better morale and greater productivity.  The question  is how do you ensure that these out of the way nooks and crannies are regularly and consistently cleaned?

Engaging a commercial cleaning company that can be relied upon to perform cleaning to  set specifications at a high standard is the best answer.  Envy Cleaning Solutions have a proven history of reliability and quality.  Our office cleaners are trained to clean offices thoroughly and efficiently.

Call Envy Cleaning Solutions today to discuss your  office cleaning requirements.  We’re waiting to clean your office.

Outsourcing Cleaning to Professionals Drives Efficiency

Outsourcing is a buzzword in today’s economy. The benefits of engaging professional help to perform specific tasks delivers can deliver better returns and allows your to focus entirely on the things that really matter in your business. Outsourcing works for all business models and is particularly suited to commercial cleaning requirements.

In house cleaning programs require added on costs of training, annual leave, supervision, superannuation among other costs. They also rely heavily upon one or two people to deliver consistent quality. There simply isn’t enough scope to cover all contingencies. Inevitably, businesses that you in house cleaners will experience peaks and troughs in cleaning output, regardless of the individuals involved. 

When you outsource your cleaning duties to a professional organisation not only do you remove the hidden costs of in house cleaning but you also remove the hassles associated with managing and organising its day to day operations.
To be clear there are three critical efficiency benefits associated with outsourcing commercial cleaning.

1. Your Profitability Improves. There is no greater test of a business action than the impact it has on the all important bottom line. There will be no more expenses associated with cleaning supplies or equipment nor the staff add ons like workers compensation, insurance, superannuation and training. There will be one agreed cost. Cleaning. It’s a simple predictable equation.

2. Your business focus improves. Let the cleaning company focus on cleaning while you and your team focus on the things that matter to your business. With improved focus comes better output and hopefully more income.

3. Improves team morale. This works in two ways. The reduced effort required by the business owner in managing cleaning duties will help improve sharpen their mind. Employees will respond to a better, cleaner environment that has been professionally cleaned. People respond well to being treated well. Providing the best possible environment for them to work in is sure to grab their attention.

All too often, when businesses speak of improving efficiency, they are limited to thinking in terms of cost cutting, rather than undertaking practices that will improve overall performance. Outsourcing cleaning duties not only will cut costs, it will help to lift your team’s overall performance.

Envy Cleaning Solutions are a well respected commercial cleaning company capable of servicing your company’s cleaning requirements. Give us a call today to discuss your cleaning requirements.