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 info@barmel.ca for your FREE quote and guaranteed satisfaction!

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