Reopening Alberta – Why You Need to Hire a Cleaning Company

With Alberta reopening soon, as a business owner, you’re probably really excited to finally have people back into your space and actually get back to “business as usual.” 

But with reopening comes more chances of people sneezing, coughing, and spreading germs and bacteria all over your building. This now means that hiring a professional cleaning company to eliminate the harmful microbes present is absolutely imperative; no excuses. 

“But I can get my own people to do it and get the same job done for less money!”

You’re not wrong; you could do this, but ultimately using your own employees to do the manual wipe down and mop and bucket isn’t going to cut it when meeting the expectations demanded by your customers/employees in the fight against COVID-19.

What if the day comes when a customer starts feeling symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19, and they blame your business? You’ll always be thinking at the back of your mind, “Could I have done more?” All because you didn’t take one simple precaution to mitigate the HUGE risk of spreading pathogens!

The difference between your employees and us is that we’re experienced professionals and leaders when it comes to cleaning knowledge and technology. We treat every situation differently to ensure the best results.

Here are the services we provide your business to get the job done right every time.

Exterior Cleaning

Presenting a clean and well-cared-for exterior of your building can be the difference between drawing in more clients or driving them away. Especially when you consider all the stuff it’s exposed to, like mud, dirt, bacteria, algae, and litter, to name a few, the exterior gets dirty unbelievably fast! This is why we put 60% of our cleaning focus on the face of your building. 

When we work to clean and disinfect surfaces like your doors, handles, and windows, we’re not just spraying and wiping down from one place to the next (which actually spreads more germs!) but instead always thoroughly spray all surfaces down and let the germicide sit for a proper period of time (known as dwell time) so that when it’s time to wipe down, all the bacteria have actually been killed!

Interior Cleaning

Are you aware of the high-traffic areas or high-touch surfaces in the interior of your building? Surfaces like light switches, doorknobs, and handles are places we immediately think of. But unlike other cleaning companies, we also focus on the surfaces that are often overlooked, like walls, floors, carpets, tiles, and furniture!

Surfaces like floors, where people are trekking around in their mud, dirt, and germ-infested shoes all day long, are a main priority when you hire us. We use our auto scrubber to completely sanitize floors of lingering debris and bacteria and then go in with our wax to leave it looking sparkling clean!

As professional cleaners, we only use high-grade germicide tough enough to eliminate the virus but also safe enough for families, as well as ensuring proper dwell time on ALL SURFACES, to double down on germs, and give you the peace of mind that when you open your business, everything is completely clean!

Employee Morale and Safety

Your staff are your businesses’ “frontline workers,” they represent and work for your company each and every day, so it’s important to protect them by ensuring a squeaky clean and sanitary workplace!

Did you know that employees feel more motivated and productive when they work for a company that takes health and safety measures seriously? That’s because it’s a direct reflection of how much you care about not only customers but also the workers who ensure your business is running smoothly!

It also goes without saying that hiring professional cleaners will protect your employee’s safety from dangerous pathogens! Give them the relief to actually enjoy their lunchroom breaks without having to worry that the table, chair, or microwave has gross bacteria on it.

Don’t wait until someone’s knocking on your door, looking at you as the reason why they’re sick – and before you know it, you have nasty legal troubles! If you are searching for high-quality professional cleaners to help flatten the curve, Barmel is your answer. 

We are Edmonton’s trusted solution for companies like Air Liquide and ProLine Power; because our staff are trained to follow health and safety guidelines, properly clean and disinfect your business, and protect your employees and customers; so that you can feel confident through the reopening. 

Available 24/7 for your convenience, you can hire our professional cleaning services in just minutes.

Call us at (780) 220-4675 or email us at for your FREE quote and guaranteed satisfaction!

Grocery Store Cleaning

Imagine this, a family that’s been adhering to social distancing very well and has remained COVID-19 free throughout the pandemic, and whose only real outings are to the grocery store for essentials. Every week they do their grocery shopping for the rest of their household, but ever since their last shopping trip, they started to feel unwell and show symptoms; and ended up testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

Probably not a good situation knowing the only place they’ve been is the grocery store.

With grocery stores being an essential service, mitigating the risk of spreading harmful pathogens in your store is imperative.

Now with a third wave looming here in Edmonton, it has become more important than ever to meet rigorous cleaning and sanitizing standards in order to protect staff, customers and ultimately keep your brand from potential foreclosure.

As you know, COVID-19 bacteria can survive on surfaces for days, and making sure the virus is completely killed requires high-grade germicide, not just water, soap, and a cloth.

This is why it’s important when hiring a cleaning company that you employ a thorough screening process to understand how exactly they will achieve your sanitizing needs, so you can trust that they’ll do the job right!

We’ve been relied upon across the region for our premier commercial cleaning services, where we only use the latest technology when it comes to keeping your store clean.

Here’s what you can expect when you hire us to clean your grocery store.

The Victory Backpack

When dealing with areas as large as grocery stores, It can be difficult to cover all the necessary areas correctly in the desired time frame; our team uses professional technology that allows us to achieve just that!

The cordless electrostatic “Victory Backpack” covers a greater area in a shorter period of time, up to 23,000 square feet to be exact! It evenly coats and maneuvers around surfaces such as tills, freezers & fridges, doors/door handles, and customer/staff seating areas with an industry-grade chemical agent to destroy harmful pathogens. Best of all, it stops any cross-contamination with a touch-less application, so you don’t have to worry about bacteria being wiped from one area to the next!

Floor Cleaning

The scary reality is that customers and staff are constantly coughing and sneezing in grocery stores all day. Even though droplets remain airborne for a while, they eventually fall on the floor and stay there until others step on them and are spread through the store just from them walking around. From there, those germs can be brought into their cars, homes, or other buildings; it’s better to avoid this early on! 

Floors are one of the first things customer see when they walk into your store, and you need an effective floor care program to protect them from spreading the dirt and bacteria they both can and cannot see:

Floor Scrubbing

Your store aisles receive a lot of traffic that are susceptible to pathogens, dirt, wear, and damage, and a mop and bucket won’t cut it. We use professional auto scrubbers intended for commercial cleaning that deep clean the floor’s surface from dirt and grime. They also eliminate cross-contamination by using separate tanks (one for dirty water, the other for the cleaning solution) – leaving floors clean and sparkling!


Once all the proper disinfecting has been done with our auto scrubber, it’s time to go in with a nice new wax job! Our liquid wax works on a variety of surfaces, from hardwood to linoleum, and keeps floors looking clean, shiny and protected through the customer’s shopping day. If your store looks and feels clean, you can trust that customers will notice and feel safer!

Shelves, Dusting And Disinfecting

There is constant air flow running through grocery stores throughout the day, with doors opening/closing, running fans, and fridge ventilation that cause germs and bacteria to be spread faster. These germs land on different surfaces like door handles and shelves that other families are repeatedly touching. Gross right?

That’s why we emphasize targeting and sanitizing all the surfaces your customers come in contact with most when they shop!

A primary surface we focus on is shelves. This is because people are constantly touching products on one shelf and then move onto the next shelf, touching products there, spreading bacteria everywhere! We sanitize and dust each and every shelf in order to curb the cross-contamination happening in your store. Here’s a list of some of the other various surfaces we target.

The manual “wipe down” technique won’t cut it anymore for your grocery store. We’ve even seen, in some cases, lawsuits come about because the store owner didn’t conduct proper cleaning practices. You don’t want to be the next story like that.

The reason why so many grocery stores rely on us for their cleaning needs is for one simple fact; we “Do it right…Always.”

Don’t wait, and give us a call at 780-220-4675 to provide your business with a FREE quote and guaranteed satisfaction, or email us at

See why we are trusted as Edmonton’s premier commercial cleaning and building maintenance company.

Commercial Spring Clean

Spring is here, which means warm weather, and it’s that time of year to give your business a “spring clean.”


A big spring clean for your business can significantly increase your workforce’s mood, air quality, and overall health!


With most spaces being closed off and insulated during the winter months, dust tends to settle in crevasses, air can become stagnant and can affect respiratory health, which is why so many hire us for their spring cleaning when the snow melts.


Here are 4 of the main services we offer for your commercial spring clean!


Office Deep Cleaning

Did you know that 10 million bacteria live on the average desk? That’s not going to help your workers be more productive.


In fact, more bacteria presents a higher risk of illness for your employees, meaning more sick days need to be taken. A dirty office can also harm productivity by being distracting.


When you hire us to deep clean your office, we don’t just “wipe it down,” we use state of the art technology to rigorously disinfect tables, chairs, common areas, high traffic walkways, and office supplies, ensuring a proper dwell time to eliminate pathogens. 


We also take care of safety hazards and unsightly clutter and improve the office’s air quality to ensure you and your employees can breathe well.


Window Cleaning

Fingerprints, handprints, and streaks on your windows tell customers that you don’t put time and effort into your business, let alone cleaning it. It’s not just windows either; a dirty glass showcase devalues your products.


Leave it to us to make your interior and exterior windows shine! We use a high-grade solution that eliminates finger/handprints and prevents them from sticking around.


Allowing us to regularly clean your windows will also make them last longer, as it prevents etching and makes them more durable.


Floor Cleaning

No matter the material of your floor, we clean it! We use different methods for different floors:


Deep Carpet Cleaning

A simple vacuuming job only takes care of the surface dirt on your carpet and leaves the bacteria underneath to grow, causing your employees and even customers to get sick. Besides, nobody wants to see a massive black mark on the carpet from all of the foot traffic.


What sets our carpet cleaning apart from a simple surface clean is how we go beyond the surface dirt. We remove allergens, bacteria, and tough stains. We ensure your business looks professional from bottom to top!


Letting us give your carpet a deep clean is much more affordable than simply replacing your carpet – and it’s just as effective!


Floor Waxing

Your floors have taken a beating over the winter months, with all the snow, mud, and salt tracked in. We’ll wax your floors and give them a nice protective shine, making them look as new as the day they were installed. They’ll reflect the bright spring sunlight to make your space bright and welcoming!


Our liquid wax finish maintains grip and makes floors last longer. It’s easy to apply and works on flooring materials such as vinyl, linoleum, cork, composite tile, hardwood, and marmoleum.


Ceramic and Marble Flooring

Ceramic and marble floors are not only expensive, but they are more prone to stains and require special care beyond just a mop and bucket. In fact, mopping can make your floors dirtier by pushing dirty water into the grout lines.


We use a special detergent to remove built-up grime to ensure your floors leave a fantastic first impression on customers.


Lighting Fixtures

Ceiling and wall lights are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning since they require ladders or other equipment to get up there. Yet, we’ve heard horror stories about somebody walking into a business and seeing dust and dead flies in the shade, scaring them away from your business and losing you money.


It’s not just about appearance either. Fluorescent lights are close to ventilation, and a dusty light can mean dusty air.


You might not be able to clean your lights with what you have, which is why we have specialized equipment for the task. We’ll deep clean your fluorescent lighting and smaller fixtures, so your business has a brighter future.


Our commercial cleaning services are trusted by businesses across Edmonton because we understand the importance of keeping workers and customers safe through a clean environment, which is why we get it done right the first time and never leave until the job is done!


Start the sunny season off the right way with a spring clean!


Spring into action and call us today for a FREE quote and see why we’ve been the go-to cleaning solution for businesses in Edmonton and surrounding areas for years!


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5 Reasons To Hire Us For Your Janitorial Services

When it comes to hiring a company to take care of your janitorial needs, it’s important not to hire just anybody because it could cost you thousands of dollars down the road if the job is done poorly.

There are many benefits to hiring a company like us, and with times the way they are right now, cleanliness is a MUST HAVE for a business as it’s now come to the point where if you don’t have any sort of signage stating that an area gets cleaned frequently, it may deter potential clients/customers. 

We’ve been the reliable janitorial solution here in Edmonton for years, which is why we thought it would be good to show you 5 reasons why companies hire us for their janitorial needs!

Save you time And money In The Long Run

As you know, time is money, and when it comes to restroom, kitchen, desk/cubicle cleaning, or even the small cleaning jobs, they are very time-consuming. Hiring a company like us will save your employees time and allow you to focus on your products, services, and overall operation so you can maximize profitability.

We provide the high quality clean with the latest cleaning equipment

We only use the latest in cleaning equipment technology because we understand that in order to kill ALL bacteria/pathogens, it takes much more than a “mop and bucket.”

When it comes to disinfecting specifically, we use the new ionization backpack (victory backpack) as it allows us to administer our high-grade germicide on surfaces at a faster rate for a more consistent coverage using electrostatic technology.

Increased productivity of your business and employees

It’s proven that a clean work environment can increase work productivity because, in all reality, no one wants to work in a messy environment; there’s no pride in that.

When it comes to maintaining that standard, there’s nobody that cleans as we do; our staff stop at nothing to ensure a thorough, proper clean, which will ensure a healthier staff, stronger culture, and improve workplace satisfaction!

Available when you need us. We work around your time and schedule!

We’re here for you around the clock because we know your business schedule can get hectic and be unpredictable at times. Our mission is to ensure that when business resumes, your employees can go back to work and use phones, door handles, and desks without any worry of contracting any sort of pathogen.

Keeping your employees happy and healthy 

Simply put, when your office is clean, it means fewer sick employees. Cleaning as frequently as possible will help to reduce the spread of germs or illnesses throughout the office. We see it time and time again where workspaces only clean once a week or every couple of weeks which almost defeats the purpose entirely.

We’ll be there to provide regular janitorial maintenance to ensure that you have fewer sick days on your docket, which in turn maximizes profit and saves you money!

As Edmonton’s leading cleaning/janitorial solution, we take great pride in what we do to ensure the job gets done properly the first time!

Get in touch with us to get a FREE quote!

We’ll talk to you soon!


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What You Get When You Hire A Cleaning Company For Your Commercial Space

Commercial Cleaning

Hiring a professional cleaning company for your commercial space is an investment to the success of your business. 

Now you may be thinking, “but we can do it ourselves,” and you’re right, you could, but that doesn’t guarantee a job done properly; in fact, in most cases, it increases the risk of spreading unwanted bacteria.

Here are 8 things you can expect when you hire a cleaning company for your commercial space.

Deep clean vs. surface clean – everything from ceiling to floor

This is one of the biggest benefits of hiring a professional company, ensuring that everything is properly cleaned.

A surface clean only cleans surface dirt and can result in bacteria still being alive, which means it can spread. When you hire professional service such as ours, we go beyond the surface from floor to ceiling and provide a deep clean. 

A deep clean, especially when it comes to flooring such as carpet, completely eliminates all unwanted bacteria so that there’s no chance of it spreading.

Desks/Telephone – High traffic and touch areas

One of the most important aspects of a professional clean; desks and landline phones actually are the places that have the most bacteria. There are thousands that can collect and spread within a matter of minutes, so imagine if you didn’t clean that surface for weeks; pretty crazy, right?

Just wiping down a desk at the end of the day isn’t enough; we use a high-grade germicide and allow a proper dwell time so that all bacteria are killed.

Lunch Room Clean

Deemed a “safe zone” for employees, a place where they expect cleanliness at all times. The last thing you want is for an employee or visitor to set food on a surface and cross-contaminate; not only will that cost you more money in the long run, but it could even lead to bigger issues with the current pandemic.

Washroom Cleaning

Proper disinfection and using the right cleaning solutions is imperative. We clean everything from head to toe; urinals, toilets, sinks, floors, stall doors/handles because it goes without saying, bathrooms are full of bacteria, so to clean regularly is extremely important and time consuming, which is why trusting a company to take care of that for you makes sense.

Foyers and interior glasses

Your foyer is your first impression and the place where people come and go, and realistically speaking, you never know where someone has been and what bacteria they could be tracking in. Ensuring your chairs, tables, and any other major touch points are clean gives a good first impression, showing people you care about cleanliness.

Inside glass, when properly cleaned, will tell the story about the quality of your brand; we’ve seen it time and time again where streaks are left on the windows and gives a very unprofessional look. Hiring professionals ensures there are no streaks and will use solutions that will mitigate any finger\hand prints from sticking.

Smaller Light Fixtures (small hanging lights)

Imagine walking into a business, and all their lights are that dirty yellow colour, and you can see dead flies in the shade; wouldn’t be the best look, would it?

Lighting fixtures should never be neglected for too long as they can collect dust quickly and attract flies and bugs due to their shine. Dull lighting equals a dull business, so let us handle this one.

Deep Clean for Fluorescent lights on the ceiling

Another area that can attract bugs and a tremendous amount of dust if not cleaned regularly, which is why we deep clean fluorescent lighting. Think of it this way, your lights are close to your fan/ventilation, and if your lights are collecting lots of dust/bacteria, you’re just blowing that into the workspace. 

Types of commercial buildings we clean

We’ve been the go-to solution for countless commercial businesses across Edmonton and surrounding area(s) from medical buildings, offices, conglomerate grocers, warehouses, and more because we understand a dirty workspace not only decreases productivity but increases the risk of illness for guests, clients and employees.

Get in touch with us for a FREE quote!

We look forward to working alongside you and your brand.

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Happy New Year! Twenty-twenty-one is full of opportunity to get to the next level in business, and this year our goal is to become a household name when it comes to cleaning/maintenance for big box grocery and retail stores.

Here are five reasons why Barmel is your go-to solution when it comes to grocery and retail store cleaning!



We Ensure a Pristine Aura

When it comes to grocery/retail shopping, it’s all about the customer experience. Imagine this for a second, you go to a store for the first time, and the floors are dirty, the lighting is dull, and there’s a terrible smell. Would you shop there? Probably not.

Your store is always giving off an impression, which is why we go to great lengths to ensure cleanliness and exceptional sanitization.


We Increase Your Floor’s Lifespan
It might seem a bit weird, but believe it or not, the first thing a person notices when they walk into a grocery or retail store is the floor. Especially during winter, there’s snow, slush, and salt that gets tracked in from heavy foot traffic, which can damage your flooring if not maintained regularly.

We offer the best floor waxing and cleaning service in the region to not only keep your floor free from harm, which can cost thousands to fix/replace, but also give your floor a shine that will make an impression as soon as customers walk in.


Sparking Windows 24/7
Clean windows are everything when it comes to the overall impression of your business. We provide extensive window cleaning that gives interior and exterior windows a streak-free shine on all display cases and any glass surfaces you may have in the store.

Grocery stores, especially in your deli, meat, and services area, rely on clean glass; otherwise, it gives the impression that your food or products are low quality.


We Eliminate the Spread of Germs!

Imagine if you had a customer come into your store that was sick, touched everything, and then got other people sick because you didn’t hire a cleaning company! It may seem like something that is a “cost,” but it’s actually one of the best investments that you can make as a business because if you’re known for getting people sick, it will cost you a lot more in the long run.

As a big box grocer or retailer, you welcome some of the most traffic out of anyone, which means more high traffic touch points and more risk of spreading unwanted germs/bacteria.

We properly sanitize those touch points so that you don’t have to worry about any issues down the line.


We Get the Job Done Right the First Time!

The reason why so many brands rely on us is for the simple fact that we get it done right the first time. Far too often, we see companies talk the talk and not walk the walk. As a leader in the cleaning industry, we’ve bolstered our reputation with our attention to detail, expertise, and solution-focused mentality to make no job too complex or big for us.


From all of us at Barmel, we hope you have a prosperous 2021 and can’t wait to share with you all of the big things coming.

To get your FREE quote, contact us with any of the information below, and remember that we are here for you with 24/7 support!

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Keeping Safe This Holiday Season

Keeping Safe this Holiday Season

With December here, it reminds us that holiday shopping is about to be in full swing, and this year as a business owner, it’s important to keep your employees safe during these unprecedented times. 

With COVID-19 hitting a new daily record in Alberta on November 30, 2020 with 1,733 cases, it’s imperative that you, as a business owner, property manager, or landlord, hire a cleaning company to properly disinfect your space. 

Residential, recreational, and business buildings have been the epicenters of contracting the novel virus, and it’s no longer a luxury to hire a cleaning service. Right now, it’s a must-have to ensure the health and well-being of your staff and customers. 

“But why do I need to hire a cleaning company? I can do it myself.” Great question. 

Of course, you can always clean yourself, but that has seemed to be what is causing the deadly spread, according to many local experts. Cross-contamination has become the primary way that COVID-19 has been spreading. 

Spraying a surface with a common cleaning solution, wiping it with a cloth, then using that same cloth to wipe another surface is the most common cross-contamination we see. When you hire us, we use a high-grade germicide that will eradicate any type of bacteria, and rather than a quick spray/wipe, we allow a proper dwell time for ten or more minutes to guarantee a 100% kill claim. 

Residential Buildings 

As a property manager, keeping your residents safe should be your number one priority because in some cases, there are thousands of people that walk through your doors a day, people who have come in from other places and have touched other surfaces. To flatten the curve, deep cleans needs to happen regularly; otherwise, your building could be the next story on the front of the newspaper. 

Unlike most cleaning companies, we go to great lengths to eliminate germs in high traffic areas and on surfaces where you’d least expect contamination. Common areas

like windows, walls, carpets, tiles, and furniture require just as much regular maintenance. 

Recreational Places Open During the Holidays 

If you are the owner of a recreational business and are fortunate enough to be open during this time, it’s imperative that you take extra precautions when cleaning; otherwise, your space could become a hot spot very fast. 

Cross-contamination is the most prominent in recreational facilities, so when you’re cleaning any sort of equipment, because there are so many touch points, focus and attention to detail is extremely important. 

It’s not easy to be the premier cleaning solution in the region, it takes unrelenting focus and careful execution to ensure safety with this extremely contagious virus. 

Think about it this way; would you rather invest in a cleaning solution that will allow your business/residence/building to stay operational, or would you rather “do it yourself” and then be forced to shut down because of an outbreak? 

We’ve been trusted by countless companies across the region for our ability to get it right the first time. Unlike other companies who gauge mediocre service, we give big results for affordable prices so you and yours can stay safe this holiday season. 

From all of us at Barmel, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and hope you all stay safe. 

To get your FREE quote, contact us with any of the information below, and remember that we are here for you with 24/7 support! 

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