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To help you understand both kinds of maintenance, a good company can help break down the basics.
Read on to find out the differences between general cleaning and deep cleaning, as they are not exactly alike.
What Makes General Cleaning Different and What's Included?
Typically, general cleaning services cost less, but routine cleaning focuses on maintaining the facility layout and is based on a schedule. The service you receive consists of simple cleaning tasks that are completed on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis with the schedule varying depending on your needs.
The main difference between a general clean and a deep clean is that one does a more detailed and thorough job than the other.
Some of the things a general cleaning includes are:
1. Wiping down surfaces of dust
2. Cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, office spaces, and more
3. Vacuuming and mopping floors
What Makes Deep Cleaning Different and When Should You Deep Clean?
Deep cleaning applies more attention to detail than general cleaning. During a deep cleaning, cleaners will complete a more extensive list of tasks in a commercial building to help keep the environment clean for workers and guests.
During a deep clean, the focus is on wiping over everything twice and ensuring everything within walking and hand-grabbing distance gets sanitized. While deep cleanings cost more, there's more attention to detail when cleaning compared to general cleaning procedures.
Every situation is unique, however, the best time to perform a deep cleaning job is when a new season starts. We recommend doing a deep clean once every six months to a year.
Which Service is Right for You?
This question is one we get all the time at Peach State Cleaning Solutions. The best way to know which service is right for you is to sort out all of your needs. That way, you know what you want out of a cleaning service provider. If you're eager to get started, reach out for a standard rate on a deep cleaning from us. For more information on the variation between deep cleaning and general cleaning services, visit our Contact Us page for a free consultation or call 678-468-3229, and we'll further explain the differences.
We all know how important first impressions are.
A clean and well-maintained office can make, or break the success of your business.
Your commercial space should always smell fresh. Scent can be one of the most powerful and memorable senses we have, and visitors will smell your office even before seeing it.
With a bustling office space full of staff, staying on an overall cleaning schedule can make a big difference. Remove waste each evening and avoid overpowering scents, even if they are air fresheners or cleaning products.
Dirty and stained carpets can greatly impact the impression your office gives. People may not directly notice, but carpets in need of cleaning can harbor unpleasant odors and add an unkempt, and even gloomy feel to your space.
Have your cleaning staff or cleaning service vacuum carpets regularly. Investing in professional carpet cleaning will create a great visual appearance and can also help keep your staff healthy.
Sometimes keeping clutter at bay in a busy office can be difficult. When you look around your office do you see piles of paper, boxes, and other office items lying around?
Clutter will be the first thing any visitor will notice as soon as they enter your office. It is easy to overlook or become blind to the clutter when you’re in the office each day.
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Let Us Help!
Peach State Cleaning Solutions provides a variety of services tailored to any size office. Our services include janitorial work, commercial carpet cleaning, floor care, virus disinfection, and much more!
Fill out the form on our Contact Us page for a free consultation or call 678-468-3229 to learn more about which options would be a good fit for your needs and to request a free walkthrough today.
Reduce the impact of allergens in your office by following a few simple steps to help keep employees healthy and happy.
One of the most common causes of allergens found indoors is dust mites, which are often the cause of coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes. Dust mites can get trapped and flourish in carpets, blinds, and upholstered furniture like chairs and couches.
Clutter - The Common Culprit
Not only is clutter a dust magnet, it also takes longer to clean "around" clutter and it is harder to do so properly. Reduce clutter in your office so cleaning is a snap, which will also help keep your space dust-free.
Carpets - Vacuum and Shampoo Often
Next on our allergy hit list are floors. Experts have found floors and clutter hold the most dust and allergens.
Make sure your cleaning crew is vacuuming as regularly as possible. Commercial cleaning companies should be using high-quality vacuums that have HEPA filters so that dust and debris are not redistributed.
Professional carpet cleaning is highly recommended as this will clean the accumulated dust, stubborn stains, and microorganisms thriving within your carpet.
Blinds - Get Rid of Them
Horizontal or slate-style window blinds serve two functions – they filter light and collect dust. Blinds can be difficult and inconvenient to clean. Consider replacing slate or panel blinds with roller blinds to keep your office as allergy-free as possible.
If you are going to hang curtains, select cotton or synthetic fabric that can be washed and rehung. If you find that replacing or removing problematic blinds is not possible, make sure that the cleaning staff is cleaning the blinds on a regular basis.
Choose Natural Cleaners
When using certain cleaning products in an effort to combat allergies, we can unknowingly trigger symptoms such as watery eyes, sneezing, and wheezing. When at all possible, use natural cleaning products that work well but do not cause irritation. When it comes to cleaners, lean toward unscented options as they still work great.
Avoid cleaners that contain ingredients like:
Little Things that Can Make a Big Impact
Below is a checklist of other steps that you and your employees can take to help make everyone comfortable.
By implementing these steps, you can help reduce allergy triggers and make your workspace a more comfortable environment for asthma and allergy sufferers.
We know that maintaining a rigorous cleaning routine while running a business is not easy, but that's where we can help. PSCS offers a wide variety of services to keep your office clean and allergy-free.
Reach out to Peach State Cleaning Solutions by giving us a call at 678-468-3229 or contact us online.
A few good reasons why janitorial services are of
utmost importance to business owners.
Keep Repair Costs Down
Simply neglecting a facility by allowing components to get dirty will begin to degrade the building materials over time. This means that you will end up needing remodeling projects done sooner rather than later.
With a facility that is cleaned regularly, it means that your building materials will last longer, and you won't have to repair or replace everything at once. Think of a cleaning service as insurance.
Keep Productivity Levels High
A dirty building does not only look bad, but it can also make it harder for your employees to stay on task. This is because dust, dirt, grime, and stains are some common irregularities that every worker will find every day. These workers might stop what they are doing as their attention is diverted, or to clean an area themselves.
You would rather have them focused on their work. Even if they try to be focused, looking at dirt can be quite distracting, and their productivity will take a hit regardless. Of course, we cannot forget the fact that employees can get sick, as well, from coming in contact with these: floors, restrooms, doorknobs, keyboards, telephones, borrowed supplies, other workers.
Expertise is Hard to Beat
Professional janitorial services companies make cleaning their business, and as such can reach a level of expertise that just isn't possible if it's not your core business. Procuring supplies and equipment at a level you cannot, and through experience, we have learned how to do more in less time, saving you money and increasing the value of your clean.
The most highly-skilled, professional services contractors have a menu of other services that you can utilize as needed from floor care to supplying consumables. These extras can come in handy when you have a need. Saving yourself time and money since you already have an executed trustworthy contractor.
Better cleaners, better products, and better equipment. Better work done in less time. An experienced and effective janitorial services company will utilize the most advanced and effective methods to get the work done right.
Reach out to Peach State Cleaning Solutions by giving us a call at 678-468-3229 or contact us online.
Have you wondered how often your business needs a Deep Clean or Floor Care?
Deep vs Regular Cleaning
So why would you want a detail deep clean anyway? Well, while regular cleaning services help to maintain your business orderly, and clean on a surface level, detail deep cleaning really refurbishes your business by disinfecting and cleaning more surfaces, removing stains, cleaning and/or refinishing floors (carpet, tile, etc).
Detail deep cleaning also extends to parts of your business's utilities like air vents, and common office equipment like keyboards, phones, and copy machines because they see so much daily traffic that bacteria quickly build upon them.
Regular cleaning services will help you maintain the appearance and preserve the sanitation that deep cleaning provides, however, it will never be able to substitute detail deep cleaning.
Why it's Important
When you think of germs and bacteria, you often assume they accumulate in areas like the restrooms. Well, surprisingly, toilets are practically pure in comparison to doorknobs and office desks.
You can’t see it, but these areas accumulate so much more bacteria, as employees share facilities and surfaces – bringing in contaminants from the outside.
Regular cleaning can help you manage the bacteria and prevent it from getting too out of hand, but you need to disinfect and really get into the nooks and crannies of your business to effectively eliminate such germs.
With all that in mind, you can begin to determine how often a business needs a deep cleaning service. Some general advice to consider is that if you’re a small office with a light amount of traffic, then you need only deep clean the office once or twice a year.
An office with regular traffic may need deep cleaning services bi-annually or every other month. Bustling corporate offices, especially with carpets, will likely need a fresh deep clean every single month in order to keep on top of all the bacteria and germs that are being brought into the office from outside.
Concerning the pandemic, we’re not out of the woods yet. Be proactive and reach out to Peach State Cleaning Solutions by giving us a call at 678-468-3229 or contact us online.
Showing you can take care of your medical office proves you know how to take care of your patients.
While you may understand the importance of maintaining a clean medical office, professional cleaning services will grant you access to advanced sanitation equipment and the professionals with the expertise to use them. This will give your medical office a very thorough, white-glove cleaning and proper disinfection to eliminate buildups of bacteria and germs that may be hidden away in nooks and crannies.
There’s a good reason that medical offices have a near-infamous reputation for being so sterile and clean. It’s the type of clean you wouldn’t manage to achieve by yourself using a rag and a bucket of soapy water, that’s for sure.
Professional cleaning crews have the expertise and equipment to clean a medical office to the degree that someone wouldn’t be able to accomplish on their own. Having a sterile clinic makes for a powerful first impression that says you and your staff know what you’re doing and that you really have your patients’ health and best interests in mind. Showing you can take care of your medical office proves you know how to take care of your patients.
Maintaining a clean medical office will not only keep patients returning to your office, but it can be a powerful advertising tool since your reputation will be spread through word of mouth. The higher the opinion your patients have you and your practice, the more likely they’ll recommend you to others and bring in a greater number of customers so your practice stays successful.
If you're interested in giving your medical office a fresh clean, give Peach State Cleaning Solutions a call at 678-468-3229 or contact us online.
We have compiled a list of 5 categories that you can implement into your cost savings strategy today.
1. Reduce Energy
First and foremost, we recommend looking over your energy costs. This is one of the easiest ways to cut costs without cutting quality. We know that as a business, gas, water, electricity, and other utility expenses can easily pile up without notice. However, the sooner you make changes, the faster you can start saving. For simple ways to cut back on energy, we suggest–
2. Go Paperless
Second, go paperless and print only when necessary. Some of the benefits that come with switching to paperless include–
3. Bundle Services
Bundling helps to achieve a cluster of satisfactions through one purchase. If you have multiple needs and the product bundle addresses all of them, this is a convenient one-stop instead of many. It allows you to look at one single source that offers several solutions. When effective, a product bundling strategy can significantly increase savings as the total price is typically lower when the products are purchased as a bundle.
4. Improve Operational Efficiencies
Next, if you have any equipment or machinery that isn’t performing up to standards, or are simply outdated, it is probably a good idea to replace them now. The difference will likely show in how much faster and more productive your business’s operations will be.
5. Provide Excellent Customer Service
Lastly, excellent customer service is a timeless skill that spans multiple industries. By investing in your customer service training, you’ll be able to improve the skill set of your current employees, the quality of assistance you provide to your clients, and prevent employee turnover.
Having knowledgeable and reliable staff members that can effectively communicate your business’s value proposition and build a loyal customer base will ultimately help your business out in the long run. In doing so, you will be able to save costs on the hiring and onboarding process and efforts spent on training new employees.
There is no time like the present. Once you’ve figured out what strategies make sense to implement into your business, it’s time to take action. However, don’t go overboard with budget cuts, as the main goal is not to compromise quality. Reduce expenses in a way that will not negatively impact your business, but instead, have a positive impact on both your cost savings and the quality of your service.
Quality Worth Investing In
It is also important to note that while cutting costs is great, it should only be done in the right areas. On top of your regular cleaning and disinfecting regimen, we recommend taking a good look at your facility to find areas that benefit from a professional cleaning, and bundling of services. Peach State Cleaning Solutions will gladly provide your facility with solutions regarding janitorial cleaning services, floor care, janitorial consumables, bundling services, and more.
Contact us today and ask about bundle service pricing by clicking here.
Now is the perfect time to declutter unnecessary items, reorganize, and refresh the office.
By cleaning out your office space, you’ll spend less time worrying and stressing about where specific items are.
By cleaning, tossing away unnecessary clutter, organizing, and placing your items back where they belong, not only will your workspace look more presentable, but you’ll also improve your workflow efficiency.
Clutter is often linked with negative emotions such as irritability and confusion, whereas a clean workspace is linked with positive emotions such as calmness and contentment.
Allergy Symptom Relief
If you have employees who suffer from seasonal allergies, we recommend putting together a regular cleaning and disinfecting routine in order to get rid of immune system triggers such as dust and pollen. We also recommend checking your office’s ventilation system to ensure good indoor air quality.
All of the benefits above can be combined to support an overall healthier lifestyle physically, mentally, and emotionally. Spring is the season for new beginnings so get started by cleaning out your workspace today.
Not sure where to start? Read our tips below!
Spring Cleaning Tips
Peach State Cleaning Solutions can provide you with a wide variety of services to keep your office clean, including floor care and window cleaning, and now is the perfect time to start scheduling these services.
Contact us today to freshen up your facility for the upcoming spring season.
To be successful in any industry, one can never stop learning.
Taking advantage of these certifications and education allows us to share solutions and work together to make the greatest impact on our communities.
Three discoveries that may provide some positive momentum.
Discovery 1: LEADERSHIP
At PSCS we consciously adapted to help find our way through the confusing pandemic. As an essential business, we felt our responsibility to lead by helping reduce the spread of the disease and provide for cleaner, safer, and healthier work environments, which were needed more than ever. We knew that as a community we could lift one another. We knew that people were the top priority. A reminder of our highest purpose crystalized is why Peach State Cleaning Solutions exists.
Discovery 2: RELIABLE SOURCE
As a company, we believe in helping and supporting people in everything we do. We reviewed CDC and EPA updates and offered our help & expertise by providing consulting services, at no cost, to business owners and their staff to mitigate the spread of the pandemic. So much of the information out there was confusing or inaccurate. We created newsletters, blogs, and info-sheets about COVID-19 and a range of other topics critical to cleaning and disinfecting. We had the opportunity to help so many people and organizations. Our goal was (and is) to be a source for accurate, honest, simplified, and accessible information.
Discovery 3: TOGETHER, WE CAN DO EVEN BETTER
2020 has opened everyone’s eyes to the importance of cleaning and disinfecting, as well as recognizing our frontline cleaning professionals. Let’s continue to celebrate and highlight essential workers well beyond 2021. There’s no doubt there will be challenges ahead. But 2020 has given us a precious gift. It’s a powerful reminder that people are the purpose and that we are here to help you create a cleaner, safer, and healthier future.