Question: What are some services clients are adding as they begin to bring employees back to the office? 

Jeremy Angle, KleenMark’s Milwaukee-area branch manager: 

While this is customized to your facility, we’re seeing many organizations amplifying or adding several services that improve perception – and the health – of your cleaning program.    

Below are three areas – some new, some established – where you can focus efforts to make employees and clients more comfortable with your approach. 

Ducts + Vents – Prior to COVID-19, it was rare for an organization to want their vents cleaned. But, with clean air a priority, we’re increasingly getting requests for us to remove dust and debris from exposed ducts and vents. This largely is due to employees asking why vents are so dirty, as they realize ventilation is important to air quality. From cold-air returns to fans in restrooms, it’s important to keep them looking good.  

Restrooms – A facility’s perception follows the cleanliness of your restrooms. If employees and visitors see spotless, well-maintained, and well-stocked restrooms, they’re more likely to view the rest of your facility in a positive light. Increase spot cleaning and restroom policing to keep your restroom’s looking sharp. 

Day cleaning – Adding or increasing day cleaners to your program is one of the most critical steps you can take to elevate your game. Day cleaners, often referred to as day porters, handle everything from high-touchpoint disinfection to restroom policing. Many organizations are adding multiple day porters to handle the increased disinfecting demands brought on by COVID-19. Check out Facility Day Cleaning: The Essential Checklist, to get a handle on day porters’ capabilities. 

About this series: In the Cleaner’s Corner, our experts address questions we receive in the field. Our goal is to provide straightforward, practical tips you can use in your facility. 

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