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!

 

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

 

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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!

 

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca  

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.

(780) 220-4675info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

5 REASONS TO HIRE US TO CLEAN YOUR GROCERY OR RETAIL STORE

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!

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

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! 

 (780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

What You Get When Hiring a Cleaning Company for Residential Buildings

When it comes to residential building cleaning, there’s been so many horror stories from using the wrong equipment or using chemicals, which is why we’ve earned the trust of so many property and building managers for our ability to do it right…. always!

But you’re probably thinking, “yes, of course, but what’s the challenge? I can do it myself.”

When you do it yourself, it’s more than just “sweeping the floor” or “vacuuming the carpet” because when you do that, you end up just cleaning the surface dirt and not the other layers of bacteria.

If bacteria accumulates over time, it’ll cause a very unhealthy environment for people to be a part of and can potentially cause respiratory problems, which is pretty scary to imagine if you ask us.

This is where we come in.

We’ve helped countless businesses across Central Alberta maintain a safe and clean environment.

Here are the services that we offer.

Cleaning Carpets With A Backpack Vacuum

Carpets usually get the least amount of maintenance, despite the heavy foot traffic it receives on a daily basis. The number of people walking through the lobby or hallways are constantly tracking in unknown bacteria from the bottom of their shoes.

This leads to allergens, dirt, bacteria, and grime being trapped deep inside the carpet fibers, which builds up over time and can create an unhealthy environment if it’s not cleaned regularly.

Running a vacuum up and down the carpet simply doesn’t get the job done. With the proper technique and chemicals, we’re able to provide a deeper clean that eliminates the bacteria trapped in the fibers and restores your carpet in pristine condition.

So instead of replacing your carpets with new ones, we can help you get the most out of your carpets.

Wiping Down All Touch Surfaces

As of October 27, 2020, there were 1,440 new COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta, which means that disinfecting frequently touched surfaces is imperative for occupational safety.

Common surfaces like handrails, doorknobs, and elevator buttons are constantly being touched, and the last thing you want to do is let bacteria linger. The longer it lingers, the more chances it spreads.

With social distancing measures in place, it’s important that elevators aren’t crowded when travelling to and from the lobby. As an alternative, tenants could take the stairs, but that means there will be more contact with the walls, doorknobs, and handrails.

From what we have seen, COVID-19 bacteria can survive on surfaces for up to two days, so now imagine the number of people that may come in contact with that bacteria just by pressing an elevator button, touching a doorknob, or a handrail, pretty crazy right?

To make sure everything is sanitized, you must ensure a proper “dwell time,” which is the amount of time a germicide must remain on surfaces in order to be effective in eliminating the spread of germs and bacteria.

Our clients have seen success with this method, as we all do our part in keeping everyone healthy and safe.

Cleaning High Traffic Areas

For residential buildings, it can be difficult to manage the flow of tenants that are coming and going. This is more challenging because shared spaces like the mailroom, stairwells, lobbies, and garage are always in use.

With the circumstances the way they are nowadays, we have to be cautious when it comes to something as simple as getting the mail or throwing garbage in the chute because of the high traffic flow.

With our high-grade germicide and our new ionization backpack, the Victory Backpack, we’re able to apply the germicide at a faster rate and more consistent coverage that cleans and disinfects the high traffic areas.

Tiles/ Hardwood

When it’s time to clean your tiles or hardwood flooring, it’s important that you’re not using harsh chemicals like bleach or muriatic acid because it’ll deteriorate the grout. This means your tiles will continue to break down until the time comes to have them replaced.

Unlike some companies, tiles and hardwood are some of our favourite materials to clean!

Cleaning Amenities Including Recreational Rooms

Residential amenities like a gym, swimming pool, public washroom, and/or entertainment room are great additions that tenants can enjoy; however, it’s important that these amenities are properly cleaned and sanitized.

Gyms get busy and experience a lot of traffic, so it’s important to ensure that the room and equipment are properly sanitized because leaving bacteria to linger on equipment could result in residents contracting an illness.

Entertainment rooms can get messy, so whether it’s sweeping food off the floor or cleaning soda off the table, it is important that you are making the room presentable for the next person that uses it.

Swimming pools and public washrooms are the areas that need extra attention because, as everyone knows, they accumulate a lot of different germs and bacteria due to the influx of people.

Regardless of what amenities your building has, we ensure that “wow” factor.

Cleaning Guest Suites

If your building has guest suites, then it’s imperative that it receives the proper maintenance because chances are you have no idea where that person has been.

In times like this, it’s best to be cautious and consider hiring a commercial cleaning company.

Think about it, you’re renting guest suites to multiple visitors, and if their rooms aren’t properly cleaned, then you’re potentially putting the health of the next guest at risk, which could, unfortunately, get you into trouble and having to pay a price.

Garbage Removals

For condos, tenants utilize garbage rooms everyday, so having a company empty bins daily will be beneficial because piles of garbage can start to smell and attract unwanted rodents.

With our services, we’re able to dispose of your trash more frequently so that your building stays clean and trash free.

Landscape Maintenance

Appearance is everything, so be sure to give the same effort when it comes to maintaining your facade. Something as simple as removing the leaves, cleaning the exterior, or salting the ice can go a long way to show people that the building is properly cared for.

Imagine if you had to slip and slide your way through the icy walkway to get inside the lobby; not only is it a safety hazard, but it shows a lack of effort and care, which can result in a lot of unhappy tenants.

When you hire a cleaning company, you get a team dedicated to providing the best cleaning and sanitization services.

Get in touch with us for a FREE quote!

We look forward to working with you and hope you’re in good health.

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

 

Why You Need To Hire a Cleaning Company During COVID-19

Over the last couple of months there’s been an influx of visitors in Edmonton and surrounding areas due to the Stanley Cup playoffs that took place in the city, and now that cases are starting to increase again, it’s imperative that you consider hiring a cleaning company for your business.

Did you know?

COVID-19 can stay active in fresh droplets anywhere from eight to fourteen minutes. Crazy right? Even crazier is that a sneeze can spread droplets from up to twenty-three to twenty-seven feet from the nose, and with people walking in and out of businesses every day, you never know what they could be tracking in. As of September 29, there were 406 new COVID cases reported in Alberta, which brings us to the article’s importance and why you need to hire a cleaning company during COVID-19. Here are some reasons why hundreds of business owners choose us.

We Use Specialized Equipment and Chemicals

Our team is equipped with the best cleaning equipment and environment-friendly solutions to keep your workplace properly sanitized. With our new ionization backpack, we’re able to effectively eliminate the spread of bacteria. The “Victory Backpack,” as we call it, is a cordless electrostatic sprayer that we use with our high-grade germicide to clean and disinfect high traffic surfaces while minimizing the risk of spreading. The backpack can coat up to 23,000 square feet, which allows us to disseminate the germicide quicker and provide better coverage as well. The best part is that the application process is hands-free, so you don’t need to wipe down any surfaces. The best part about the backpack is that it uses less fluid than your typical sprayer and covers more surface area while doing so, making every drop go to use.

Deeper Clean vs. Surface Clean

The common misconception in this industry is that using a damp cloth to clean a dirty surface will get the job done and disinfect. To make sure that something is properly sanitized, you have to ensure a proper “dwell time,” which is the amount of time a germicide must stay wet on surfaces in order to be effective against germs or bacteria to actually “disinfect.” Although it depends on the surface type and temperature, there is evidence of COVID-19 being able to survive on surfaces or objects from anywhere between a few hours or a few days. So, it’s important that your business is receiving the proper sanitization procedures. If you’re going with the “wipe it down with a cloth” technique, you could actually be spreading the bacteria/germs if not done correctly.

Highly Trained Staff

Right now, more than ever, it’s so important that you have a team that’s passionate and motivated to get the job done right the first time. Far too often we have seen companies hire a commercial cleaner only to find out that the job was only half done. This is really sad to hear/see given the situation with COVID-19, but just shows the importance that if the team isn’t on point, you could be endangering lives. We treat the space as if it was our own, because, in a lot of cases with the pandemic, it is our own, as to get over this “hump,” we all need to work together. Our motivation is to keep you and those around you safe from contracting any sort of sickness/illness. We follow a strict code of ethics and ensure excellence in whatever job we have in front of us. The investment into a cleaning company you may think isn’t worth it. But when you compare it to the consequence of potentially losing credibility as a business due to someone tracking in unwelcomed bacteria and it wasn’t addressed, it’s worth every penny. The best part is we offer solutions that cater to any-sized business. Get in touch with us to get a FREE quote! We hope you’re all doing well during these unprecedented times. Have a great October! (780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca  

Benefits of an Entire Interior Clean

Well, it’s already September, and we’ve been keeping very busy helping businesses maintain a sanitization standard to help flatten the curve of the novel Coronavirus.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions as of late about areas of a building that should be focused on more than others to limit the spread of bacteria and pathogens. Every commercial cleaning company that we have seen will tackle the high traffic areas, and that’s it, but they forget that germs don’t just live in those areas specifically, which is why when you hire us, we will clean the entire interior of your building from top to bottom.

Think about this for a second, if you run a hair salon and let’s say you have five people in the building at once and someone sneezes, that sneeze can expel droplets twenty-three to twenty-seven feet from the nose. The typical size of a small business is 100 to 200 square feet, which means that sneeze can end up on walls, windows, tiles, carpet/flooring, and even furniture.

Now here’s another thing to keep in mind, it’s summer, and everyone is hot so that means a lot of businesses have fans on which can blow bacteria around a space, or have a window open which means that an outside sneeze could get picked up by the wind and stick itself to an area inside your business.

Those droplets are what can spread COVID-19, which as of August 28, 2020, the Alberta Government reported 158 new cases of the virus in the province, and there’s now fear of a second wave.

No company goes through the process of cleaning and disinfecting like we do. We use an extremely high-grade of germicide that not only cleans surfaces but also disinfects the area to ensure there’s no chance of spreading.

The Windows

Regular window cleaning is important as not only does it remove contaminants, but it also increases their lifespan! If you don’t clean them regularly, you increase the risk of etching, which makes the glass more fragile and can then break easily over time, especially if you have tall or wide windows.

The Walls

This is a part of a business that’s not focused on enough or thought of more. Going back to the sneeze, this is where a lot of droplets land or where most aim if they’re unable to cover up. A good clean and disinfect will eradicate the spread of viruses and also brighten up the room!

Carpet Cleaning

As most know, carpets are where everything that’s harmful to your health likes to hang out. Carpets can attract allergens, spread bacteria, and even expose you to pollutants. As a business owner right now, ensuring your carpets are cleaned regularly is of utmost importance as it will keep you, your staff and customers safe.

Tile Cleaning

When you first opened shop, you spent good money on your tiling, so you need to make sure you are preserving it with regular maintenance and routine cleaning! Doing so will remove dirt and other harmful contaminants that can cause lots of wear and tear over time.

Furniture

Furniture is a high traffic and touch area, and in a business, it’s much more important to clean regularly than it would be for your home furniture. Chairs, couches, upholstery, and desks are utilized by different people on a regular basis, and you don’t know where they’ve been or what kind of germs/bacteria they could be tracking in. Over time, dirt, grime, and spills can take their toll on upholstered surfaces, making them look outdated, tired, or even worn out.

Your business depends on an elite cleaning and disinfecting service, which is why we are here for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! Contact us for a FREE quote!

From all of us at Barmel, we look forward to working with you and wish you the best of health.

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

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National Geographic,
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PrimeTech Ltd,
We Clean Ltd

 

Commercial Cleaning Checklist for COVID-19

The H1N1 outbreak in 2009 taught businesses many valuable lessons when it comes to sanitization and disinfecting, and currently, with COVID-19, it’s imperative that your business considers a professional disinfection service.

“But I’m already cleaning my business constantly to ensure a safe work environment.”

Awesome! Of course cleaning is important, but disinfecting is another thing entirely. COVID is spread through touch and contact, which means if you don’t disinfect, cleaning could actually spread the bacteria rather than eliminate it. Scary to imagine, really.

As we play host to an NHL hub city for the next couple of months, there will be a significant amount of new foot traffic from other areas and provinces shopping, dining, and engaging in recreational activities. And as we learned from the recent outbreak in Kelowna, disinfecting should be top of mind until there is a vaccine that’s made available.

Many business owners have hired us to take care of their disinfecting to help flatten the curve, where we conduct the service at the end of the day after regular cleaning duties are finished.

Our highly-skilled cleaning experts go through the entire facility and disinfect high traffic areas and common touch points with a high-grade germicide solution that has a high percentage of ethanol.

Here’s a List of Areas We Target

Desks, Tables, Credenzas, File Cabinets, Handles/Pull Areas, Keyboards and Mice, Telephones, conference Tables, Chair Arms, Doorknobs, Light Switches and Plates, Hand Rails, Door Push Plates, Elevator Buttons, Kitchen Countertops, Cabinet Doors/Handles/Knobs, Refrigerator Handles, Coffee Pot Handles, Microwave Doors/Buttons, Photocopier/Printer/Fax, Thermostat, Staplers, Security Alarm Pads, White Board Markers/Erasers, Door Frames, Washroom Sink and Taps, Toilets and Flush Levers, Urinals and Flush Lever, Soap Dispensers, Towel Dispensers, Washroom Counters.

While this is a general list of items that most spaces have, they will vary based upon the type of business you have.

The thing to understand about the process is the “dwell time” a disinfecting agent needs in order to be effective against germs, impurities and bacteria. Using a very damp cloth with disinfectant spray and spraying at the same time, ensures a thorough job and allows the proper dwell time.

While this process leaves a streaky residue feel on surfaces, it’s what needs to happen to ensure the proper sanitization against Coronavirus.

Early evidence has found that COVID-19 can live on a surface or an object anywhere from a few hours to a few days, which is why it’s imperative that proper disinfecting agents are applied every day.

While these may be strenuous steps, they are necessary for the health and safety of customers, staff, and visitors to your business.

We’ll only charge for the additional hours needed to disinfect, and simply will be a temporary price until the threat has subsided entirely.

Your Barmel quality assurance representative can provide you with the Work Authorization form to begin these services at your earliest convenience.

These problems don’t sleep, and neither do we – we’re here for you 24/7, so give us a call and let’s work together to make your space safe for everyone.

From all of us here at Barmel, stay safe, and we wish you the best of health!

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

Move-In Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

You have packed your belongings, hired the movers, completed the necessary paperwork and ready to move out. Is there anything missing? Performing a thorough cleaning before you move out is beneficial for everyone involved. However, many people don’t consider move-out cleaning because they’re overwhelmed with other things such as packing, loading, and preparing the new place.

While you’re thinking about strategies to renovate your new home or office, move-out cleaning will be an opportunity for you to make a great last impression. You shouldn’t ignore cleaning your place on the day of moving, especially when you have a security deposit on the line. To make life easier, call a professional move-in move-out cleaning service company. If you want to do it yourself, here is a quick move-out cleaning checklist:

Clean the kitchen

It’s always a good idea to start with the kitchen. Cleaning is now easier since you have packed everything and there is nothing left except a few appliances, surfaces, drawers, and cabinets. To clean the drawers and cabinets, use your cleaning product of choice and wipe down surfaces with a sponge. The process will remove deep food stains.

You can use any cleaning solution to sprinkle the surface of the stovetop and brush off any debris. Let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes before cleaning with the sponge. The same process can be repeated to clean other objects such as the oven and sink.

Appliances

Switch off all the appliances before you clean them. If you’re moving out of an office or commercial building, make sure to clean all the appliances such as refrigerators and freezers. Spray the inside and outside of refrigerators with a solution. After that, use a dry towel to dry them. A pot of boiling water can be placed on the freezer’s floor to defrost it.

Sink and other plumbing appliances

You can use the same cleaning solution to clean almost everything from kitchen cabinets to sinks. You might need a stronger cleaning solution to clear the drainage line. However, cleaning a sink or a bathtub doesn’t require anything special.

Floors

Cleaning a floor is easy when you don’t have to move heavy objects to access several hard-to-reach areas. Since you have packed your belongings, give the floor a quick sweep followed by a mop dipped in water or a floor cleaner. It might be hard to remove hard stains on the floor. Use recommended floor cleaning products to protect the environment.

Living space

The living space might include doors, windows, walls, and carpets. While cleaning doors and windows isn’t a tough job, cleaning dirty carpets requires proper equipment and skill. You can use a carpet cleaning product to remove stains from the carpet. When you clean windows and doors, make sure not to leave streaks. Spray the surfaces and gently wipe them with a smooth cloth.

If you don’t have the time or equipment to perform a satisfactory move-out cleaning, call a team of professional cleaners and let them take care of the job.

About Barmel Building Maintenance

Barmel Building Maintenance is a reputable company that provides move-in move-out cleaning services in Edmonton. If you’re looking to hire a reliable cleaning company in Edmonton to clean your commercial place to make it ready for yourself or someone else, call us to get a free quote!