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Commercial Construction Cleaning Projects – What to Expect

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Commercial Construction Cleaning Projects – What to Expect

Commercial Construction Cleaning delivers exceptional cleaning for developers, contractors, and business owners who are building new structures, remodeling or renovating existing properties, and adding square footage to growing businesses. Post-construction cleaning is final finishing touch before the business venture begins fresh or the new tenants move in. Following construction projects, dirt, dust, and other grime cover most of the surfaces in the space. A commercial cleaning service works to help you transform your new work space from grimy to move in ready. Commercial construction clean-up delivers a detailed and thorough cleaning that is necessary after all the construction is complete and the remaining debris is removed. A professional commercial cleaning service promises the most modern methods and safe products to make the property immaculate and ready for business. Many individuals believe cleaning new construction is repetitive after all they are cleaning new surfaces, new walls, new everything, but the truth is the construction process itself produces enormous amounts of dust and superfine grit, particularly from the drywalling process. And all that dust and grit lands on every new surface, and those surfaces need to be cleaned and ready for the opening. Many times, commercial cleaning services have to work alongside commercial contractors who are putting on the finishing touches, making final modifications, and attending to details for the final approval of the client. This means the commercial cleaning service you chose must be experienced and professional, so they can get the job done while not getting in the way of the construction team or even the client or tenant who may be onsite. During a commercial construction cleaning project, there are a number of activities to be accomplished. From the outside to the inside, your commercial property needs to be in tip-tip shape in order to make an exceptional first impression. Here is a list, though not comprehensive, of what you can expect from commercial construction cleaning: Power washing exterior areas including walkways Removal of Construction Debris (if not handled by the contractor) Cleaning windows, inside and out, to a streak free shine Vacuuming carpets Cleaning, washing, mopping hard surface flooring as needed Dusting walls and ceilings Wiping down storage areas and built-ins like bookshelves, cabinets, and so on Cleaning desks, tables, and other work surfaces Cleaning kitchens, breakrooms, and restrooms Dusting Air Vents and Air Diffusers Cleaning lights and fixtures And on top of all that, a quality professional commercial cleaning services will help you get your property prepared for opening, finishing on time and budget, with a superior clean. Commercial cleaning services are recommended for both new construction and remodeling projects for these areas and industries: restaurants, retail stores, cafes, law offices, dental practices, bars, medical facilities, hospitals, factories, schools, churches, universities, physician’s offices, synagogues, day care facilities, dormitories, strip malls, veterinary clinics, mosques, pharmacies, event venues, laboratories, government facilities, banks, apartments, country clubs, condominiums, gyms, and more. Once your new construction project or your remodel is complete, call on Tidy Team Cleaning Services to deliver assistance during your post construction cleaning. The professional team at Tidy Team will meet you onsite, tour your property, and discuss the details of your commercial construction cleaning, and provide you a competitive quote based on your needs. Tidy Team Cleaning Services is always ready to get your project done quickly...

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Commercial Carpet Cleaner Checklist

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Commercial Carpet Cleaner Checklist

Spring is the ideal time to plan carpet cleaning for your business. Commercial carpet cleaning not only keeps your carpets clean and helps you make a positive impression on your clients, colleagues, and employees, but it also adds to the length of your carpet’s functionality. After all you want your carpet to look good and last a long time. Commercial carpet cleaning is an investment in the longevity of your carpet, which means you need to choose your commercial carpet cleaner carefully. A professional team of expert commercial carpet cleaners can add years to the life of your carpet as well as ensuring you meet the terms of your carpet warranty (yes, many warranties are tied to you keeping your carpet clean over the life of the carpet). Choosing the Best Commercial Carpet Cleaning Company When choosing a commercial carpet cleaning company, many business owners price out several services, often going with the lowest price bid. Of course, as a business owner, you know this may not be the best way to make your selection – price isn’t the only factor you need to consider when choosing the best commercial carpet cleaning company for your business. Here are the areas to consider, as well as the questions to ask when choosing the commercial carpet cleaner to protect the investment you have made in your carpet. Cleaning Method Always ask the carpet cleaner what carpet cleaning method they use and the potential risk that method poses for your carpet. The method used is dependent on the carpet you have installed in your business. If the incorrect method is used, you will end up with damaged carpeting. The best method of carpet cleaning is known as the low-moisture method because it can achieve a deep clean without damaging your carpet. The dry method, also known as the powder method can cause discoloration while the extraction method can degrade the carpet and the Bonnet Method may void your warranty completely. Cleaning Chemicals Like the method, asking about the chemicals used by the carpet cleaner is also important. Ask about negative effects their cleaners can have on the lifetime of your carpet and be certain you express any environmental concerns as well and ask for green cleaners if you so desire. If your cleaner uses the incorrect chemicals for your carpet, damage or discoloration can occur. When you are in doubt, ask the cleaning service to do a test on your carpet before they begin to ensure no adverse reactions occur. Cleaning Experience and Customer Service While the cleaning method and the cleaning solutions are very important, so are the cleaners using them. The commercial carpet cleaners you select should know how to appropriately use the equipment and solutions to ensure the safety of your carpet. Ask about training, experience, and certification before the cleaning begins. When making your decision, do your due diligence and check online reviews as well as references for the company you are considering. Customer service is important, and though you can’t always know for sure until the project is complete, you should be able to get an idea of their level of commitment to their customers before the job begins. Added Value Obviously, every company will clean your carpet in some way, but ask if the company you...

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Commercial Property Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Commercial Property Spring Cleaning Tips

You may think of spring cleaning as something that must be done at home, though not necessarily at your business. The truth your commercial property can use a healthy does of spring cleaning as much if not more than your home. Your business has considerably more use by more people than your home, meaning your business has lots more opportunities to get dirty. In most commercial properties, professional cleaning services are used year-round, working to keep a significant level of cleaning done on a weekly or monthly basis. Even so, spring is the ideal time (just like at home) to increase the level of cleaning in your business and continue to make a positive, lasting impression on your customers, clients, and employees. Where to Begin Grime, grit, dirt, and sand accumulates in your parking facility – be it a lot or a garage – and all that gets tracked into your building’s lobby or elevators, even when you have entry rugs in place. In spring, you can have your parking lot cleaned to get rid of a great deal of that dirt and grime that makes its way into your business. Parking lot cleaning should include a thorough sweeping of not only the parking areas, but also any connected sidewalks or common areas. If your parking lot is really dirty, you might consider having it pressure washed as well. Once the parking lot cleaning is complete, you can focus your attention on your floors and other interior cleaning needs. Next, take a look at the exterior of your building, do you see weather stains, mineral deposits, gum, mold, graffiti, or mildew? If so, consider commercial power washing (also known as pressure washing) for your building. Pressure washing can effectively remove all those issues and more from walls, hardscaping, and sidewalks to help you make a great first impression on those visiting your commercial property. While you are still outside, inspect your windows. In most cases, a comprehensive window cleaning is due in the spring. And what better way to welcome spring time than with sparkling clean windows! Dirt and grime builds up on windows particularly during the rainy, cooler, winter months and everyone knows that dirty windows leave a negative impression on visitors to your business. Now is the time to wash windows outside as well as inside to give all who enter the best possible impression of your company. Now inside, the best place to start spring cleaning is with floor. Entryways and other hard surface areas inside should be deep cleaned along with any carpeted areas in your business. Hard surfaces should be thoroughly mopped (if your cleaning service is performing the task, ask for a full wet mopping) followed by buffing and waxing as needed. Leave the carpet cleaning to the professionals who can provide powerful equipment and cleaners to handle those well-traveled and heavily soiled areas. This phase of spring cleaning also allows you to clean meticulously behind, under, and around furniture and other office items that are not often moved. Today’s schedules are demanding and keeping your business in tip top shape can often add to the pressure. Hiring a professional cleaning service like Tidy Team Cleaning Services is the perfect way to relieved some of those demands. Professional cleaning services keep your business...

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Keeping Your Carpet Clean Between Cleanings

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Keeping Your Carpet Clean Between Cleanings

It is always a good feeling when your carpet is freshly cleaned and treated. Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep it clean between treatments? Your business is likely a high traffic area with employees and customers going in and out regularly. This means dirt and grime will get tracked in, drinks and food will get spilled, and accidents will happen, dirtying up your clean carpet. While you can’t call the professionals carpet cleaners in every time it happens, you also don’t want to leave stains, spills, and grime there until the next carpet cleaning and treatment. Here are some tips to help you keep your carpets stain free between cleanings. Blot, Do Not Rub. When spills hit your freshly cleaned carpet as they inevitably will, blot the spill to soak it up. If you rub or scrub, you will only spread the stain deeper into your carpet, causing premature breakdown of the fibers and ultimately the carpet. The proper blotting technique begins with a cleaning solution and a clean cloth, sponge, or paper towel. Begin outside the stain, blotting toward the middle with the appropriate amount of pressure to soak up the stain. As with rubbing, if you start blotting at the middle, you will spread the stain further, the opposite of what you are hoping to accomplish. Club Soda You may or may not have heard that club soda is the ideal choice for cleaning carpet stains. And it does work well, fairly quickly, and without a great deal of effort if you do it correctly. Pour the club soda generously on the stain. Now, blot with your clean cloth (no rubbing) until the stain is gone. Club Soda works because it is slightly acidic, which means you’ll want to rinse the area with water once the stain has disappeared. White Vinegar If your stain is set in and the club soda isn’t working, mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz it over your stain, leave it for 15 minutes, and blot with a clean sponge or towel. If your stain persists, repeat the process. Once the stain is gone, rinse with warm water and, if needed, brush the carpet with your fingers back in the proper direction. To dry the carpet, place several paper towels over the top to absorb the moisture until the spot is dry. Hydrogen Peroxide If an accident happens and blood has made its way on to your company’s carpet, there is a solution. Step one is to mix equal parts water with a mild detergent. Next, spray your mixture on the stain and then scrap off as much blood as you can. Now, apply hydrogen peroxide to the stain and wait for the foaming to begin. Finally, dab the stain and watch it disappear. Dry your carpet thoroughly. Shaving Cream While shaving cream may sound like an unlikely stain remover, it works! Ordinary, traditional shaving cream is actually an effective carpet cleaner for your average, everyday stains. Simply apply the shaving cream to the stain and leave it for 30 minutes. Blot the set cream with a dry clean cloth. Now apply the vinegar and water solution you mixed earlier and blot it way with a clean cloth. Voila! The stain is gone! Grease-Cutting...

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Why Choose Pressure Cleaning?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Why Choose Pressure Cleaning?

Pressure cleaning is always a great idea for your business, to keep mold away and keep your business clean and well-maintained. The warmth and humidity here in Florida make any time of year a great time for pressure cleaning your company’s exterior. The appearance of your business year-round makes an impression on your clients and colleagues – negative or positive. Without pressure cleaning, the negative effects of heat and humidity will worsen. Pressure cleaning is the most efficient way to effectively remove abundant mold growth and eliminate the algae buildup – helping you make a great first impression on those visiting your business as well ensuring your employees are proud of their workplace. Simply stated, pressure washing improves your business’s curb appeal, making your company’s exterior look fresh and well-cared for, setting a positive tone for customers and potential customers. Pressure cleaning promises many advantages. One advantage is the elimination of harmful chemicals, which can be dangerous to your employees and your clients and damage delicate tropical foliage in your commercial landscaping. Pressure cleaning removes dust, mud, dirt, mold, and algae safely without the side effect harmful chemicals including toxic polluting agents. With grime, dirt, mold, and mildew effectively removed, your company’s exterior is safe from breaking down and premature aging of wood, stone, brick, and other surfaces. Pressure cleaning can also be used to clean fencing, doors, driveways, outdoor furniture, signage, and exterior décor. When hiring a service to pressure clean your business, you want to choose a professional service with committed team members who possess the proficiency and expertise to get the job done well and meet your needs. Pressure cleaning is the ideal solution to remove old, peeling paint, mold, dust, mud, dirt, stains, and grime from most surfaces including your buildings, fleet vehicles, roofing, and hard surface walkways without any damage to your property. Pressure cleaning often restores the look of surfaces and can significantly length the life of surfaces while eliminating the need for costly replacement. In addition, your pressure cleaning service should provide you with a well-trained staff who is knows how to handle the equipment in their charge while following safety protocols to ensure your business, employees, and customers are safe and secure during the cleaning process. Pressure cleaning also offers a safer and more economical way of cleaning your business property. Additionally, pressure cleaning is an eco-friendly process that protects the environment and helps you enhance your company’s appearance. Pressure cleaning requires NO costly, toxic, dangerous chemical substances that damage surfaces and harm the environment, including your commercial landscaping, and pose a threat to your employees and customers. Pressure cleaning utilizes water (cold or hot) water and high pressure for effective cleaning. Cold water pressure cleaning is best at removing paint or mildew. Hot water pressure cleaners add an extra measure of cleansing power without the need for chemicals. By warming up the surface, the unwanted particles on surfaces are easier to remove. Pressure cleaners are also eco-friendly because they use less water because they use force behind the water, less water is required to achieve clean surfaces. On top of that, pressure cleaners effectively use electricity with a wattage similar to a ceiling fan on low, making the overall environmental cost low. Pressure cleaning saves you and your business money...

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How to Deal with a Burst Pipe

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

How to Deal with a Burst Pipe

While here in South Florida, freezing temperatures and frozen pipes are a rarity. Even so, burst pipes can still occur here in warm and sunny South Florida. Pipe failure can happen for a number of reasons including misuse, damage, or age. Any pipe in your business can be put under tremendous pressure and when that happens damage to the pipe will eventually be exposed and broken down to the point of bursting. Burst pipes are surprising and devastating. At your business, a burst pipe on your system often leads to property damage that can cause you to shut down for days at a time. This means employees are out of work, customers who go without service, and income lost on top of repair costs that will be incurred. In your business, a small crack, even one that is only about one-eighth of an inch, can result in 200 or more gallons of water pouring into your business on a daily basis. On a regular business day, you or your employees would notice and get the problem corrected before extensive damage occurs. But what if the crack occurs after hours or on the weekend and no one notices, then your walls, floors, carpets, and furniture can be damaged extensively. You can help prevent burst pipes from damaging your building by inspecting your pipes for small leaks or damage that could cause pipe failure. It is important to know where and how to use your shutoff valves and levers in case of pipe failure. Minimize Damage if Your Pipe Burst When Your Business is Open If your pipe fails and burst while your business is open, there are several actions you can take to minimize the damage to your building. Step one is to turn off the water supply if you can; if you are unable to do so, call a plumber to do it for you right away. If you see water coming from the ceiling or walls, shut off the electricity and call your electrician immediately. Protect all important documents and valuables by moving them to a safe location. Finally open the doors and windows in your business to start the drying process. Calling on a professional cleaning service can help too, by quickly removing the water, performing a thorough clean-up, and repairing damage surfaces. A professional service can perform water extraction, carpet and upholstery cleaning, wall repair and even painting to get you back up and running quickly. You will still have to have the pipe repaired, but by following these steps you should be able to reduce the length of time you and your employees are out of work. If your pipe leaks or burst when your business is closed, you’ll want to follow the same steps as soon as you discover the situation to minimize the damage and down time. You should never let water spots on ceilings or walls go unattended, because they could mean leaks. Leaks from damaged pipes or other causes need to be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Regular maintenance can help you detect potential issues before they arise, but when problems do occur and your pipes leak or burst, call on the professional cleaning team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services to help you take care of water...

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Keep Your Office Clean All Winter Long

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Keep Your Office Clean All Winter Long

Winter can be tough, whether you live in the North, South, East, or West, everyone has their share of wintery weather. It might be rain, snow, sleet, or wind, but each one has a negative impact when it comes to keeping your office clean. Since everyone spends more time inside in winter, there are also the colds and flu which no one is able to escape, no matter the weather where they live. In winter, offices face tracked in dirt, mud, and sand, along with grime-laden windows, and germs which get trapped inside. Let’s explore the ways to keep your offices sparkling clean and germ free. The place to start is your entryway, after all, it is the place where the first impression is made. Rotating your entry rugs or mats and keeping them clean will clear away debris that gets tracked in by your clients and visitors. You’ll keep floors dry and safe for those coming and going while avoiding mold and other issues that could arise from wet carpeting in your office. On top of that, your entryway will always look fresh and welcoming to your visitors. Next up are your windows, which sometimes manage to get overlooked. Regular cleaning of your windows from the accumulation of dust and debris serves several purposes in helping to keep your office clean all winter long. Sparkling clean windows allows natural light to steam in boosting employees’ moods on damp, dreary days. In addition, sunlight helps keep the air in your office clean and dry, while absorbing moisture that may have been inadvertently tracked in by employees and clients. Keep in mind, that shining windows can also show you and your employees other areas that need attention. With the entryway and the windows clean, you have probably noticed other areas that are in need of cleaning. Dusting the furniture, along with the electronics, and wiping counters and door jambs clean keep your office fresh and looking good. On top of that, dusting moves dust particles and other small debris to the floor where it can be swept, mopped, or vacuumed up. Each of these steps will help control the number of pollutants in the air and, in turn, keep your office and your staff healthy all winter long.  To continue the cleaning trend you’ve begun and make your office environment healthier for your employees and your clients, consider cleaning shared spaces on a daily basis. This means using safe cleaners and disinfectants to wipe down door handles and knobs, inside and out, as well as conference tables and chairs, reception area chairs, and other shared spaces. If employees share computers and other electronics, remind them to wash their hands often during the day or use hand sanitizer frequently. It goes without saying the bathroom is a shared space where germs can thrive, so keeping it clean is crucial to keep bacteria away. Finally, ensuring your HVAC System is clean is a big step to keeping your office clean. As a giant ventilation system, your HVAC can continually recirculate airborne pathogens decreasing air quality and your employees’ health as well. Having your ducts cleaned regularly as well as replacing filters will help along with an annual HVAC check-up to ensure optimum and effective operation decreasing the spread of bacteria and other...

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Dealing with Water Damage

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage can happen any time of year from unexpected leaks from storms to flooding from excessive rainfall. In fact, water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim filed in the United States annually with damages exceeding several billion dollars. For businesses, water damage is costly expense, not only in recovery and repairs, but often in the loss or disruption of your business. Here, let’s explore the ways you can prevent water damage as well as what you do following water damage to your business to minimize the impact of the damage. The Prevention of Water Damage to Your Business If your building has gutters, downspouts, and other drainage from your roof or for your foundation, you will want to keep those pathways clear. This means cleaning gutters and other drainage routes to prevent clogging which leads to pooling. Sticks, leaves, trash, and other debris cause blockages and create problems. Next, be certain your downspouts extend out from your building a minimum of 10 feet. The farther you move the water away from your building, the less likely you are to have pooling which can turn into water damage, especially to your foundation. Another fairly easy way to prevent water damage is to grade the soil around your building. The soil close to your building should pitch away, sloping a minimum of one-quarter of an inch per foot to keep water draining away from the building and not toward it. Finally, if your building tends to leak or is in a flood zone, keep your equipment elevated. This applies not only to all the equipment needed to do your work daily but other equipment that keeps your business going like the water, heater, the furnace, the air conditioning, etc. In Case of Flooding When the unthinkable happens and your business experiences leaks or flooding which cause damage, begin by removing the wet furniture and other items effected to a place they can dry safely. Don’t begin the clean-up until all these items are moved, then your clean-up will be easier. Next, remove all the excess water or at least as much is possible using mops, towels, wet/dry vacuums, and any other items that can help you get the excess water out and begin the drying process. Once that is done, wipe down and dry any wood furniture that wasn’t moved to prevent long-term damage like warping and staining. Now turn your attention back to your wet upholstered furniture that you moved out. Remove the cushions to help the drying process. If you don’t, your furnishings will probably develop mold. Try putting the furniture in a safe sunny spot with the cushions propped in a way to promote drying. Back inside put wooden blocks or aluminum foil underneath the furniture legs of the furniture on the wet carpet. This will prevent the wooden furniture legs from soaking up moisture by creating a barrier. Finally, in warm weather turn on the air conditioning to speed up the process. In cool weather, turning on the heat will help. In both instances, bringing in industrial fans can shorten the drying process considerably. A Few Final Words Do NOT leave wet items in the water damaged area, if you don’t put them in a dry place you won’t be able to save...

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Window Care is Essential for Your Business

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Window Care is Essential for Your Business

Whether you have retail, restaurant, healthcare facility, office, or industrial space, window care is essential for your company’s cleaning program. In an office or healthcare facility, fingerprints, nose prints, smudges, streaks, and dirt make an otherwise clean property appear dirty. For retail businesses and restaurants, this problem is compounded by heavy traffic in and out of the establishment which needs to greet customers and diners positively. Even in industrial environments, dirty windows mean a less than favorable first impression. The Problems Some windows require more cleaning than others. Windows on businesses near busy highways and streets experience grime and dirt accumulation much faster than those in less trafficked areas. Landscaping around your building contributes to dirty windows with dripping sap from trees and grass, mud, dirt, and mulch from landscapers working outside and splattering up onto your windows.  Weather is also a factor in the dirt, grime, and debris that appears on your windows. Wind and rain brings leaves and debris even to the highest floor windows on your building. Windows on the first floor get dirt, road salt, water runoff, and mineral deposits. Those mineral deposits and stains result in that hard to remove spotty white haze, which when left alone can cause your windows to become permanently cloudy in appearance. Even sprinkler systems can cause streaks and spotting on your windows. On top of all that, your buildings architectural design can make your windows dirty. Inset windows seem to collect dirt and grime. Without the proper drainage in bad weather, runoff can cause streaks as wells buildup on sills and windows. The Solutions Regular window cleaning is necessary to keep your facility looking bright, allowing in natural light, and enhancing your company’s image to your customers, clients, colleagues, and employees. Cleaning your windows on a regular basis will prevent buildup, cloudiness, and streaking and keep your windows sparklingly clear. How do you know how often to clean your windows? First and foremost, it is better to clean more often than to wait until you see the dirt and grime building up. Looking at your dirty windows can give the impression to outsiders that you are going out of business or you simply don’t care. Often by the time you get to this point, all the people you hoped to make a good impression on have the wrong impression. If your business is a retail store with lots of customer traffic in and out your doors, your windows need to be cleaned frequently. Competition is fierce in the retail world and you want your customers and potential customers to have a positive first impression by way of your sparkling clean windows. If they walk or drive past and can’t see in your windows and get a glimpse of your products due to all the dirt and grime, they’ll likely make a visit to the competition. Depending on the type of offices you have, your windows won’t need to be cleaned as frequently as retail businesses. Offices in industrial facilities may need to be cleaned more frequently than others, while lobby windows in all facilities should be given extra attention to make a good first impression. Doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals should be cleaned frequently to be spotless and let patients know if you take such care with your...

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Cleaning Tips as You Move to Your New Space

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Cleaning Tips as You Move to Your New Space

When you move into your new space, be it office or retail, one of the first things you should do is clean. If you purchased your commercial space, it may or may not have been cleaned before the previous owner exited. If you are leasing your space, your landlord or the previous tenant should have had it cleaned following the tenant’s departure from the premise. In all likelihood, that cleaning may not have been done up to the standards you expect, or your business requires. With that in mind, here are some cleaning tips to help you before you move into your new commercial space. Prepare Yourself Cleaning your new commercial space is a big job, one that you must prepare for mentally and physically. Get on your work clothes, your comfortable shoes, and have your cleaning supplies at hand: rags, paper towels, trash bags, spray cleaners, brooms, mops, buckets, and even a pressure washer if needed. Mental prep includes reminding yourself the reason you are cleaning – this is the space in which you will welcome your customers, colleagues, and employees and it needs to look its best. Clear the Space As you begin, the first order of business is to get rid of the garbage left by the previous occupant. Anything you see that doesn’t belong, goes in the trash and heads to the dumpster. Sweep, Sweep, Sweep Once the trash has been cleared and dumped, you’ll want to sweep the floors. There is probably an abundance of dust, so begin by sweeping, more than once if necessary. Do not try to mop the floors clean without sweeping first or you will end up with clumping wet dust to remove. Mopping will come later. Clean the Walls If the walls have been freshly painted, you can skip this step. If not, you will need to clean the walls of smudges and sticky spots, before you apply your fresh coats of paint. Clean Windows and Surfaces Clean the windows with window cleaner until they are shiny and welcoming. Clean other surfaces with a powerful all-purpose cleaner to get rid of stains, slime, germs, grime, etc. Now repeat both processes again to be certain they are truly clean. Clean the Floors Now that your sweeping, wall cleaning, window cleaning, and surface scrubbing are complete you are ready to tackle the floors. Depending on the floor surfaces in your commercial space, this may be a multi-step process. A word or warning, this may take a little elbow grease. For hard surface flooring, grab your mop, bucket, and the appropriate cleaner for the surface and begin. If the mop isn’t doing the trick, you’ll want to get down on your hands and knees and apply the aforementioned ‘elbow grease’ to the trouble spots. If your office space has carpeting, you can steam clean them yourself or hire a professional to clean those carpeted surfaces before you move in. Breakrooms and Bathrooms Since your new commercial space probably has both, you’ll want to follow the steps above in each of these spaces. The breakroom, exclusively for the use of your team of employees should be a clean, relaxing, and comfortable respite. In addition, to the floor and other surfaces you will need to clean the refrigerator, scrub the sink, and clean the...

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