Does your cleaner bring their cleaning equipment with them every time they clean your office or workplace? Read on to find out why your cleaning equipment should stay onsite.
A matter of hygiene
There’s no getting around it – offices and workplaces can be very dirty places.
Did you know the average desk can contain up to 400 times more bacteria, viruses, and fungi than the average toilet seat? This equates to about 3,249 germs per square centimetre! Known as a high touch point area, desks are a haven for germs due to the amount of time we spend at and touching our desks, including the items on our desks. An office phone has an average of 3,894 germs per square centimetre, and keyboards 511 germs per square centimetre.
Unfortunately, floors are no different. Due to offices and workplaces being high foot traffic areas, floors, whether carpet, tile or hardwood, readily accumulate dirt and grime, becoming a breeding ground for germs. This is especially true for areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
With the above in mind, imagine if your cleaner was using the same mop to clean your kitchen floors, that’s been used to clean another client’s restroom? Pretty gross, right? Not to mention in order to use a mop properly, they need to be washed, wrung, and air dried between uses. If a cleaner is using the same mop across multiple sites on the same day, there’s no way this can be achieved. That means it’s more than likely your workplace or office is being cleaned with a very dirty mop.
The same is true when it comes to other cleaning equipment, like sponges. Moist and porous, the average kitchen sponge is ideal for germs to collect and grow. Studies have shown that within just 21 days, even a brand-new sponge will develop bacteria like E. coli and salmonella. This 21-day period is condensed considerably if a cleaner is using the same sponge at different premises on the same day.
With PetraClean, you don’t have to worry about dirty, old equipment being used to clean your office. We provide all the equipment needed to clean your office or workplace, including Chux cloths instead of sponges, and separate mops for both your kitchen and bathroom, which always stay onsite.
Better quality cleaning equipment
For the reasons explained above, in order to keep your offices sparkling clean and hygienic, sponges need to be replaced every two weeks, and mop heads every six months.
If your office cleaner is bringing their own equipment every time, you have no way of knowing how often the equipment is being used, and more importantly, replaced.
Plus, as the two-week timeframe for sponges and six months for mops are based on the items being used sporadically, as they would in a single office or home, not multiple hours a day, every day. It’s doubtful that a cleaning company would change cleaning equipment every week in order to ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of your workplace.
With PetraClean, you don’t have to worry about the quality of your cleaning equipment. We use disposable Chux clothes to ensure germs and bacteria are not being spread around your office, and supply multiple mops for specific rooms.
Better bang for your buck
Supplying and keeping your office cleaning equipment onsite also allows PetraClean cleaners to be more efficient. Instead of spending 15 minutes of their allotted cleaning time setting up and packing down, they spend their whole shift cleaning your office or workplace.
PetraClean can also provide your office or business with all your cleaning product needs, including hand sanitiser, toilet paper, bin liners, disinfectant and other chemicals. All our products are industry grade and provided in wholesale quantities, at wholesale rates.
Plus, our comprehensive supply and maintenance system not only means you’ll always be stocked with the right products, you’ll never run out of paper towels or soap again. And best of all – we’ll deliver it ourselves at no extra charge. This means you’re not paying for supplies you don’t need and might never even use.
The right chemicals for your office
When it comes to cleaning your office or business, PetraClean only uses the best cleaning products available. Rather than using an all-purpose cleaner, all of our cleaning products are designed for a specific purpose, whether it’s polishing, disinfecting, or removing grime and stains. Even before COVID-19, all of our disinfectants met WA Health Department guidelines.
Because all offices are different, all require slightly different cleaning schedules, and in many cases, different chemicals. By keeping your cleaning chemicals onsite, you can be assured your office is always being cleaned with the right products.
For more information about our cleaning practices, or for an obligation free quote, contact us today.