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Benefits Of Cleaning Services For One-Time Jobs

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Cleaning your office or business can take a lot of time and money away from other pursuits. Many business owners and managers prefer to hire a cleaning service for a one-time, deep clean of their space. This can be a great way to save money, time, and get your office back to an excellent starting point that you can maintain moving forward. 

 

If you aren’t sure how a one-time clean could help your business improve, here are four key ways your business could benefit:

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Office Cleaning Tips: Conference room

By | Cleaning, Office Cleaning

Your conference room sees a lot of action and that can lead to some issues: dirty surfaces and bad odours. Keeping the conference room clean doesn’t have to be difficult, but you do have to be diligent about cleaning it regularly. 

If you want to keep your conference room cleaner than ever, here are five easy ways to achieve a cleaner workspace: 

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Office Cleaning Tips For Keeping Your Reception Area Tidy

By | Cleaning, Office Cleaning

Coming home to a dirty house can immediately cause stress. Even if you have other tasks to do, all you notice is the state of disarray.

The stress from messiness is even more bothersome in the office. Your reception area is the first thing your clients and employees see when they enter the office. In a workweek, this spot endures a lot of foot traffic, stray papers, and dirty dishes. How do you keep clutter under control in such a busy area?

We’ve put together these office cleaning tips that can help keep your reception area tidy and organized:

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Safe Ways To Keep Daycares & Schools Clean

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Before the pandemic, the main concerns of teachers and caregivers were to maintain a productive, positive environment for young children. Now, they have to be worried about preventing an outbreak of COVID-19.

Schools and daycare centres have looked a bit different since COVID-19 became an issue. How do you keep schools clean without using products that contain toxic chemicals?

We’ve put together a few tips to keep your childcare or learning facility safe for everyone involved:

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Floor Cleaning Procedures For Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention

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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:

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How Professional Cleaning Can Make Your Workplace A Safe Place To Return To

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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

What Does It Mean To Disinfect Something?

By | Cleaning

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

What Are Terminal Cleaning Services?

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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.

How To Clean Your Classroom During COVID-19

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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.