Getting commercial cleaning services is the first step to get a well-maintained office building. However, it doesn’t stop from there. As a business owner, your job is to make sure you do whatever it takes to maintain a clean and safe working environment. One of the best ways to make that happen is to communicate well with your cleaners.
Create a checklist for easy reference. It’s easier to know what has to be done and check if it’s being done consistently when you have a list on hand.
Schedule a meeting with your cleaners to explain protocols, discuss maintenance strategies, and even talk about staff’s and customer’s feedback. Keep your cleaners in line with your maintenance goals.
During the meeting, you should ask your cleaners some question that will help you in maintaining your building’s cleanliness and safety. Here are some questions that you might want to ask:
Have you noticed any leaks?
It is very important to catch if your building has water leaks. When it’s left untreated, these water damages might end up costing you more money.
Leaks can cause flooding and molds, which can be dangerous to your employee's health. Ask your cleaners to do a regular check the following:
Damaged sewage pumps, water pipes, and sump pumps
Water stains on walls and ceilings
Pooling roof water
Are there any signs of electrical problems?
One of the best ways to prevent office fires and electrical hazards is to always check your electric connections. Since your cleaners have access to most of your office space, it would be great to ask them if the notice any signs of electrical issues like damaged cords or frayed wires.
Ask your cleaners to alert you if they see any signs of malfunctioning equipment. They can also check your circuits, outlets, and panels at least once a month to see if they are working well.
Though they can help you in preventing the risk of electrical issues, your cleaners are not expert electricians so never ask them to fix any electrical damage.
Are there any signs of pests?
Ask your cleaners to tell you if they see signs of any pest. Normally, bugs and rodents leave their trails. Try to find where they are coming from. Once your cleaners reported signs of pests, call an exterminator immediately. Don’t forget to sanitize your office after the pest treatment.