WINNIPEG, Canada – Anago Cleaning Systems, a leading commercial cleaning company based in Winnipeg, Canada, is delighted to announce that they have recently been ranked number 33 on the prestigious Entrepreneurs 2021 Franchise 500 listing. This marked an increase of five places from 2020, and the company was also ranked as number 2 in the commercial cleaning category. Read More
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety estimates that roughly 60,000 workers are injured each year from slips, trips, and falls. That number is concerning to both employers and their staff.
Businesses shouldn’t be places where people are at risk for injuries. Not only does it put employees in danger, but it reduces productivity and could harm the reputation of a business.
How do you increase the safety of a workplace? It starts with regular floor cleanings. To effectively reduce the number of accidents that occur at commercial facilities, follow these cleaning procedures:
Clean workspaces aren’t just aesthetically pleasing—they’re also safer and more conducive to productivity.
Thinking about hiring a commercial cleaning company? Before you choose one, it’s important to do your research. The following questions will help you find a company that’s competent, reliable, and consistent: Read More
Many employees who’ve been working from home are ready to return to the office. But it’s a mixed bag of emotions: on one hand, they’re excited to go back to work, but on the other, they’re concerned about their personal safety.
Employers can reassure their staff that the workspace is safe by scheduling professional cleaning services. Here’s how commercial cleaners can stop the spread of COVID-19 in businesses and offices: Read More
We find germs everywhere, from our kitchen counters to our bathroom sinks. Before 2020, we weren’t as aware of how easily viruses can be transmitted through the air or by touching surfaces. Now, we’ll never forget it. It’s hard not to be worried about how germs can travel from our hands to inside our homes. We’ve had to become very mindful about the surfaces we touch in public spaces like grocery stores or the doctor’s office.
To understand what disinfecting means, it’s important to distinguish what it’s not. Two other terms that have been popular this year are cleaning and sanitizing, which are not the same as disinfecting. Let’s clear up what each process involves so that you fully understand the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones: Read More
No one wants to visit an unsanitary healthcare facility, especially when feeling sick and vulnerable. It’s important to keep all public places clean, but this practice is especially crucial for hospitals. In a building where sick people visit and/or stay, strict cleaning measures are required to prevent illnesses from spreading to more patients. Terminal cleaning services are scheduled at hospitals daily; nurses and doctors are simply too busy to perform these tasks themselves. A terminal clean is needed in rooms where there’s a risk of pathogen transmission.
Why do hospitals need terminal cleaning services?
Despite the name, this service isn’t as morbid as it may sound—it’s necessary to protect the health of patients in healthcare facilities. Countless people go in and out of hospitals every day, from staff members to patients and their families. Pathogen transmission is a serious risk in operating rooms and other units; if it spreads, it is referred to as a HAI (nosocomial or hospital-acquired infection), which is contracted by patients during a hospital stay. In Canada, it’s estimated that 1 in 9 hospital patients get an HAI. To reduce these numbers, healthcare facilities hire terminal cleaning services to completely disinfect the building.
What’s involved in a terminal cleaning service?
The cleaners wear PPE (personal protection equipment) to prevent the spread of infections or viruses. PPE includes face shields, gloves, masks, and boots. Once the cleaners are suited up, and they’ve applied hand sanitizer, they’re ready to begin the work.
A terminal cleaning typically begins with the cleaner placing a sign on the door to indicate that disinfection is underway. Bed linens are removed and placed into a hamper. If any of the patient’s belongings have been left behind, they are reported to a staff member.
Cleaners follow a specific routine of tasks to avoid cross-contamination. They move from cleaner to dirtier areas. First, any detachable objects are removed and separated for disinfection. Low-touch surfaces are cleaned before high-touch areas like doorknobs, appliances, and counters. These areas are wiped down with a disinfectant to kill viruses. The goal of a terminal cleaning is to eliminate all germs from floor to ceiling, including light fixtures, air vents, and floors. Waste materials are disposed of appropriately and safely. Patient bathrooms are disinfected from top to bottom—the restrooms are always cleaned last.
Before moving on to a different room, cleaners change their gloves and cleaning cloths. They also perform a final check-up on the room to make sure every surface, piece of equipment, and touchpoint has been cleaned. Once they’re satisfied with their work, the room is deemed ready for the next patient.
In operating areas, patients are especially vulnerable to infections; these rooms require an eye for detail during disinfection. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many hospitals have dedicated wards or isolation areas for sick patients. Terminal cleaning services are used to contain the spread of the virus.
The importance of terminal cleaning services in hospitals cannot be overstated. When areas are not disinfected, patients will get sick. Many people in hospitals are immunocompromised, elderly, or fighting for their lives; acquiring another infection puts them more at risk. Anago offers workplace janitorial services. To keep the patients and staff at your healthcare facility safe, hire our terminal cleaning services to clean, sanitize, and disinfect high-risk areas.
Another school year officially started in September, and across the nation, schools have reopened to teach classrooms full of young children. Kids are eager to leave remote learning behind them (and so are their parents). But this semester is unlike any other: COVID-19 is still a threat to the health and safety of pupils and teachers. It’s one thing to understand and implement cleaning protocols as you prepare for the day – it’s another to uphold them when your classroom is full of excited children. For this semester to continue safely, new cleaning protocols must be followed within schools:
Take away unnecessary clutter. Why clean more than you need to? With fewer objects, you’ll have fewer things to sanitize. You can remove items that children tend to share to help reduce contact. Examples include seating areas, toy shelves, and old class projects. Doing this will make it easier to clean surfaces quickly and efficiently.
Make a checklist. The classroom is full of frequently touched surfaces where germs can accumulate. It’s nearly impossible to juggle all these responsibilities in your head along with your teaching duties, so write the information down in a list. Clean high-contact surfaces often like desks, coat hooks, computers, art-making materials, and shared items like staplers and hole punchers. Check off each item as you clean it so that you know for certain your classroom is safe.
Keep disinfectant on-hand. Place a bottle of hand sanitizer by the door of your classroom so that everyone who enters will remember to use it. This prevents outside germs from spreading within the classroom. While it might be hard for children to remember at first, it will be easier once it becomes a habit. After children do activities that involve sharing, wipe down the teaching materials with a disinfectant.
Ask children questions about symptoms before they enter the classroom. Monitoring your students for signs of illness is critical. Before children attend class, send them a symptom questionnaire to complete with their parents. This will help you watch for the development of a virus. If a student falls ill while they’re at school, place them in an isolated room until a parent can pick them up.
Hold classes outside on nice days. Winter is approaching, and warm days in the sun are limited. But it’s worth taking advantage of the weather while you still can! Having class outside allows children to learn in the open air which reduces the chances of illness spreading throughout the classroom. If it’s too cold to learn outside, try opening a window to increase the air circulation.
Encourage frequent handwashing with helpful posters. By hanging posters with informative messages, you’ll remind children about how best to stay safe. Select posters with eye-catching graphics that show kids how to properly wash their hands. Other posters with cartoon characters sneezing into their elbow will remind children about proper etiquette.
The safety of your students, their families, and your coworkers is of the utmost importance; you want to make sure that your classroom is a safe space for everyone involved. Trust your cleaning needs with Winnipeg commercial cleaning services provided by Anago. We will thoroughly disinfect your classroom to facilitate the safest learning environment.
Freshly polished floors – they shine with a radiance that rivals the sun. A coat of wax makes old and worn-down hardwoods and tiles look brand new. As a business owner, you want your clients to enjoy your commercial space – if your floors are sparkling and spotless, they’ll take notice. It will set your company apart as one that takes the experience of your customers seriously. There are many ways that shining and sanitary floors can help your business:
The wax treatment will protect your floors and preserve them for a longer time. Several coats of wax put a barrier between floors and the shoes they come into contact with. Wax coatings will protect your floors from damage if water is spilled. When it comes time to clean your floors, having an even surface will make the job easier. The extra layers will make tiles more durable. Sealing your floors with a protective wax makes it easier to maintain them.
Employees will appreciate it. Any worker is familiar with sometimes feeling exhausted when walking into their office – some days are harder than others. But when employees enter to find freshly waxed floors, it will put a pep in their steps; they’ll know that you took the time to improve the appearance of their workspace. A clean workspace can even boost productivity, so your investment in a floor treatment will be worthwhile.
Waxed floors are less slippery. Wiping-out on a greasy floor can cause injuries and embarrassment. Since waxed floors aren’t slippery, fewer people will slide when walking across them. This is a benefit to anyone that sets foot in your place of business, whether they’re an employee or a client. Prevent accidents by having your floors cleaned regularly.
It smooths away imperfections. Damages and dents are a natural part of aging for hardwoods and tiles – but with polish, you can make your floor’s history less obvious. Waxing is like an anti-aging treatment – but for floors! Who will notice a few scuffs and scrapes when their eyes are drawn to an illuminating, shiny finish?
Customers will feel at ease when they know your space is regularly cleaned. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many people feel stressed about being in public spaces. Pandemic anxiety is affecting many people. If they can tell that your space is looked after, it will reassure them that you’re taking the pandemic seriously. A clean floor is a sign that your business is staying on top of the new protocols. Customers will feel more comfortable inside your place of business when the floors are freshly polished.
It creates a sophisticated and professional impression. Have you ever visited a company where the floors were dusty and sticky? If so, you probably didn’t think very highly of them. It might have made you decide to take your business elsewhere. This will be the experience of your customers if you allow your floors to fall into disarray. On the other hand, radiant floors will make them think more highly of your company.
Want to give your floors a facelift? Anago offers commercial cleaning services. Impress your customers and improve employee morale by hiring our team to make your floors sparkle. We’ll take the time to make sure your business is spotless!
Cleanliness has been at the forefront of people’s minds since the outbreak of COVID-19. As employees begin returning to work, it has become paramount that businesses take sanitary measures more seriously than ever. To protect the health and safety of staff and clients, public workplaces need to be disinfected regularly and deeply. But how is deep cleaning different from regular maintenance, and should your office invest in it?
The term “deep clean” refers to a thorough and detailed sanitization job. It involves the use of disinfectants to eliminate bacteria that can cause disease. A deep clean is more time-consuming and comprehensive than typical janitorial services. It seeks to eliminate all traces of dirt and germs from surface areas. These cleaners will remove dust from hard to reach places, like behind the fridge, under desks, or on light fixtures.
Your office might be cleaned regularly by a janitorial crew; in that case, you might be asking yourself why you should pay more for a deep clean. The answer is that regular maintenance cleaning doesn’t usually offer the same extensive and comprehensive service that a deep clean does. Sure, your janitorial staff might wipe your counters and change your garbage – but when is the last time that your vents, baseboards, or window ledges were scrubbed? Neglecting these areas causes a build-up of dust, and allows for the growth of dust mites. These tiny bugs are a common trigger for allergies and asthma, which are the second most common reasons that people call in sick. A deep clean can help promote higher air quality in your workplace, which means fewer sick days and more productive employees.
Deep cleaning has become a necessity in workplaces since the start of 2020. Typical cleaning services won’t be able to keep up with the new demands and strict regulations that have been put in place since the pandemic began. Workplaces that fail to meet these standards won’t just pose a safety hazard for employees – they might also get bad press. Customers or staff members who notice that cleaning details have been missed will not be impressed with your business, and may bring public attention to it. Preserve the safety and the image of your company by keeping your workplace spotless.
An office deep clean involves a multitude of tasks. The trash bins will be emptied, and supplies like paper towels and soap will be restocked. The windows will be washed and polished until they gleam. Attention to detail is critical in spaces like restrooms, kitchens, and break areas; these rooms are high-traffic areas where many employees interact. As such, a diligent deep clean is required. Surfaces will be wiped down and disinfected using products that are proven to eliminate viruses. This is especially important with high-contact surfaces like phones and keyboards. Carpets will be cleaned and hardwood floors will be swept and mopped. This is just an overview of some services offered for office deep cleans.
Are you concerned about the cleanliness of your office? Anago Cleaning Systems offers Winnipeg janitorial services. Grant yourself peace of mind by hiring our services to deep clean your office. Our franchisees have the patience and experience to complete these time-consuming jobs and exceed expectations.
The church is a communal space, and due to the pandemic, most traditional activities that take place during services have to be rethought – from sharing meals to shaking hands, and even collecting offerings. Places of worship have been closed since COVID-19 shook the world earlier this year, and when services resume, disinfecting will be a new priority. In the meantime, managers of these facilities can take steps to maintain their properties while they sit unused, to prevent damage or theft.
As facilities sit vacant, those in charge should still regularly visit the building to keep it maintained. If not, they risk losing on insurance claims in the event of a break-in or fire, as the church could be deemed vacant. Thieves can target these facilities because they know that they are not being used, so make sure that security alarms are operational and protective fire equipment is in working condition. It’s encouraged to leave the lights on at a regular time to ward away potential break-ins. Continue to maintain the greenery of the property and remove all accumulated garbage and debris. Finally, don’t forget about the fridges – remove any remaining food so that it doesn’t spoil.
When services resume, certain precautions will have to be taken. For example, the size of the gatherings will be restricted. Church facilities should encourage attendees to wear masks to services. They should also discourage anyone who is exhibiting symptoms from attending. High-contact areas (like door knobs, hand railings, and light switches) are where germs are spread easily; these surfaces need extra attention, so clean them often, especially during services. For places of worship to be safe, people who attend need to follow all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Soap and water won’t kill germs – for that, you’ll need to use a disinfectant that is proven to kill viruses that cause diseases like COVID-19. It is essential to select a disinfectant that has been approved by Health Canada. There are products with specific Drug Identification Numbers (DIN) that are certified to kill live organisms. The Government of Canada has posted a comprehensive list of approved disinfectants. These products can also be substituted by an alcohol solution of at least 70% or a diluted bleach solution.
Follow the instructions on the product label to completely disinfect a surface. The cleaning solution should fully saturate the material that’s used to wipe it, such as a rag; a spray may not wet the surface long enough to fully kill germs. You want the area to remain saturated for some time so that it can eliminate all viruses. Take precautions for your health when cleaning, like wearing eye protection, gloves, and a mask.
To ensure that your church facility is ready for reopening, you can hire a professional cleaning service to properly disinfect your space. Our cleaners are trained to sanitize and eliminate virus causing bacteria in high-contact facilities. This will make certain that your place of worship will also be a place of safety for all attendees. Anago Cleaning Systems offers commercial cleaning services in Winnipeg – attention to detail and proper disinfecting is our priority. Make your church facility a safe space for all by hiring a professional team to clean it regularly.