Keeping an office clean during the rainy season can be a bit challenging due to the increased moisture and potential for mud and dirt to be tracked in. However, with some proactive measures and regular maintenance, you can maintain a clean and pleasant working environment. Here are some ideas:
1. Entryway Mats:
Place heavy-duty entryway mats both outside and inside the office entrance. These mats can help trap moisture and dirt from shoes, reducing the amount brought into the office. Invest in high-quality entryway mats and umbrella bag dispensers. Quality products are more durable and effective in maintaining a clean and dry workspace.
2. Shoe Covers or Boot Trays:
Consider providing disposable shoe covers or using boot trays near the entrance so employees and visitors can cover their shoes or place them in trays before entering.
Fruit flies, those tiny, pesky insects that seem to appear out of nowhere, can be a real nuisance in our office/ kitchen areas. They're attracted to ripening fruits, vegetables, and any moist, sugary substance, making them a common sight in kitchens and pantries. If you're tired of swatting at these unwelcome guests, it's time to take action. In this blog post, we'll guide you through effective methods to banish fruit flies from your restaurant, kitchen areas and throughout your office for good.
Where do fruit flies come from?
Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) are small insects that are commonly found in and around areas with ripe or decaying fruits, vegetables, and other organic materials. They are particularly attracted to the sweet and fermenting aromas of overripe or rotting produce. Female fruit flies lay their eggs on the surface of or inside overripe, rotting, or decaying fruit. If you think that's gross, brace yourself. Each female fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs at a time! For that reason, it's important to take action as soon as you see the very first fruit fly.
How to get rid of fruit flies for good
1. Identify and Remove Attractants
2. Clean Your Kitchen Area
Fruit flies are drawn to spills and crumbs. Wipe down countertops, clean up spills, and ensure your kitchen and common eating area are free from any food residue. Empty and clean your trash cans regularly to eliminate breeding grounds.
As the summer sun shines brightly, many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. However, it's essential not to overlook the advantages of maintaining clean windows during this season. Clean windows are not just about aesthetics; they offer numerous benefits that enhance your overall summer experience. In this blog, we'll explore the advantages of having sparkling clean windows during summertime.
1. Improved Natural Lighting
Clean windows allow more natural light to enter your office space. A well-lit environment can boost productivity, improve mood, and create a welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy the full brightness of the sun's rays, which can make your office spaces feel more open and airy.
2. Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Dirt, grime, and smudges on windows can hinder their insulating properties. Clean windows maximize energy efficiency by allowing natural light to enter your home, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the daytime. Additionally, properly maintained windows help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, reducing the load on your cooling systems.
Hello Summer! The great weather that we have been waiting for. We hope that you all have a wonderful first day of summer! Here are a few Commercial cleaning tips for the office to do this summer. Thoroughly scouring your office with a professional deep clean can eliminate unnecessary accidents as well as employees getting sick. Use these tips to get your office in shape for a productive fall.
1. Focus on The Floor and Carpets
As summer foot traffic increases, bringing more dirt and debris into the office, floors and carpets tend to trap these particles. Consider hiring professional cleaners to deep clean your office flooring, carpets as well as upholstery. A thorough cleaning will remove these debris, stains and allergens, leaving your office space looking shiny and smelling fresh.
2. Pay Attention to Windows and Natural Light
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the natural light pouring through your office windows. However, dusty and smudged windows can obstruct the sunlight and leave the space feeling dull. Whether ground level, skylights, low or high rise, here at Executive Building Maintenance we have all kinds of tools to do the job. Our window washers have experience cleaning by squeegee, tucker pole or bosun chair. Eco-friendly cleaning solutions and streak-free cloths to maximize cleaning and achieve crystal-clear windows that will enhance the aesthetics of your office.
After a hectic process of constructions, the need of a thorough post-construction clean-up may seem incredibly off-putting when you just want to be done with the project and get on with starting your business. Three tips below for post-construction cleaning that you may want to consider.
1. Accounting for safety
Getting the big items cleaned up might have been the big picture of post construction clean-up, however, broken glass, stray nails, and leftover debris might as well be dangerous and difficult to spot. The last thing you want when you start moving in with the furnitures, is an injury.
2. The right equipments
Finding a reputable company is important, after all you trust the appointed cleaning company to handle your business! When you're in the market for a commercial cleaner, don't just hire anyone. Instead, there are a few qualities that you want before hiring them.
1. They are experts at what they do
All our cleaning staff are specially trained to focus on providing your commercial property with an unparalleled cleaning results we can be proud of. Whether you need commercial janitorial team, or a post construction clean-up crew, Executive Building Maintenance gets the job done right and on time.
Here are a few indications that your cleaning company is expert in what they do:
2. They work around your schedule, not the other way around
We can feel it in the air, spring comes with beautiful weather, and..... well, pollen!
For some people, it's a wonderful time to be outside and enjoy the sun, for some people it's time to do some appropriate steps to help reduce the risk of aggravating your allergies.
1. Clean High to Low
When you stir up dust while cleaning, make sure you’re not just moving it from one place to another. Start your spring cleaning with the highest spots and work your way down. This way, when you dust the top shelves or sweep cobwebs from ceiling corners, you can continue to catch dust as it settles on lower shelves or the floor. Save the floors for last.
2. Use An Air Purifier
It doesn't have to be a fancy one, as long as the air purifier of your choice has a good quality HEPA filter, you're good to go. Don't forget to wash your HEPA filter with warm water and allow it to dry if your model specifically states that water cleaning is safe. You can also soak your filter in hot water if it is extremely dirty. Clean non-washable, permanent HEPA filters using a vacuum to remove dust and debris.
Having a workspace that’s organized increases productivity as you don't have to clear clutters, organized space... organized mind! A tidy space not only helps keep your mind refreshed, but it can also boost your productivity.
Share these three simple steps to your employees to keep your office organized and clean.
1. Hide electrical wires
A good office design will support a variety of work modes. You need spaces that support collaboration as well as individual workspaces where employees can focus and be free from distractions.
When considering office design, companies need to ask questions and listen to their employees. Leaders should consider who their employees are, as well as, who they may be in the next five years. Given the countless ways to design and plan an employee’s workspace, leaders should take a strategic approach when re-designing an office.
Studies on workplace and productivity have shown the most important element in determining an employee’s ability to focus is the physical environment in which they work. Employees must be able to filter out distractions in order to focus on the task at hand. Preferred physical characteristics of an employees’ environment will vary from one employee to the next. The individual preference is typically dependent on the task being tackled and the individual employee.
Let’s take a look at five popular office designs that are meant to increase efficiency and productivity;
Utilizing a single space for everything from multimedia presentations to casual breakout areas is a growing trend. Employers are seeking to provide employees with a more comfortable and enjoyable work environment to encourage collaboration.
Many offices are mandating dedicated lounge areas as employees now look for more interaction with coworkers. Cubicles are disappearing and being replaced by “the bench.” Many organizations are moving towards a non-assigned seating mindset and are integrating oval-shaped office desks, providing space for 4-6 people to meet.
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