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.