Ideal Cleanings application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Ideal Cleaning has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
James Turnbull, Partner of Ideal Cleaning said:
“As a well established commercial cleaning company serving the Tees Valley & County Durham area for over 60 years, we fully understand the importance of maintaining the highest standards of health and safety compliance.
Being awarded the SafeContractor accreditation not only attests to our already high health and safety standards, it also assures clients of our commitment to continually deliver safe cleaning services in the area, now and into the future.”
Despite what business sector you work in, with employees eating in the office and making numerous cups of tea and coffee, office carpet spills are inevitable. The question is, how do you deal with those annoying office carpet spills?
How do I clean my office carpet spills?
These accidents can happen at any time to everyone, perhaps someone overfilled their coffee cup or slopped their soup on the floor. As professional cleaners, we deal with commercial carpet cleaning in offices, week in, week out, however the chances of us being there when these spillages actually happen are rather unlikely. Whatever the spillage we have put together some tips on what you can do to deal with it yourself whilst minimising any long-term damage being made to your carpets!
What do I need to clean my office carpet?
First things first, don’t panic! If the spillage is a drink, grab an absorbent kitchen towel or other material to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. If it’s food, carefully remove the substance from the carpet and again use an absorbent kitchen towel to soak up as much as possible of the sauces or oils etc left behind.
Once you have got out as much of the liquid as possible it’s time to start working on the remaining residue. Please note if using any supermarket brands for this, quite often they contain bleach and other strong cleaning substances that can damage your carpet further. Always be sure to read the ingredients before using on your carpets targeted areas.
An alternative option to the supermarket brands is to use our Ideal Cleaning Professional Spotter. With a white cotton cloth, soak some of the spotter into part of it then apply to the spillage working from the outside of the spill inwards. It is important that you do not rub the carpet as this can cause damage to the surface, instead you need to simply blot the spill until you reach the centre. Although this is a longer process, you will receive much better results.
Can I get my office carpet professionally cleaned?
If the spill remains evident even after following our recommendations above, feel free to get in touch. As professional cleaners with over 60 years industry experience in commercial carpet cleaning and office carpet cleaning covering Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Darlington we would love to help solve the problem. Also, if you would like to purchase our Ideal Cleaning Professional Spotter, please contact us on 01642 685 321
Think about how many people are in your workplace, then think about how many times everyone uses the most common facility - the toilet. Although the toilet is something that is used frequently throughout each day, more often than not nobody will really give a thought about its cleanliness other than the cleaner or caretaker.
As office cleaning specialists, we thought we would put together some easy tips to help you make sure that your office toilet doesn’t become a bio-hazard and breed lots of bacteria which can be the culprit of employee sickness bugs! Here they are:
Last but not least, keep it smelling fresh! This can work as way of letting your employees know that it is a clean, hygienic environment and work as encouragement for them to maintain its cleanliness.
At Ideal Cleaning, we provide office cleaning services, including toilet cleaning in commercial properties throughout the Teesside area; Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Darlington. Whether your need a one-time visit from us to create a office toilet cleaning checklist or are looking for a regular cleaning service, we can help.
Contact us for a free quote on 01642 685321.
Large commercial buildings, particularly schools and community halls use vinyl flooring as it is affordable, easy to maintain and durable. All types of vinyl flooring require maintenance occasionally whether it be re-application of the seal to enhance and protect it or polish that protects the flooring from wear and damage. As professional cleaners in the North East, we have put together our recommendations on stripping, cleaning and polishing your vinyl floor.
1. How to strip vinyl flooring?
When applying a new coating of vinyl flooring it is very important to remove any old surface coating beforehand, failure to do so can cause problems in the future. The first step to removing the old polish is mixing a floor polish removing chemical with water and dispersing it over the required area. Allow a minimum of 15 minutes for the mixture to have an effect. You may need to add approximately three coats per application depending on the number of coats of seal that need to be removed. If stripping off the old coatings is something that has been ignored previously, professional floor cleaning companies can help. Ideal Cleaning use the correct products and industrial cleaning equipment to provide a fast, efficient and quality vinyl floor cleaning service.
2. How to clean vinyl flooring?
Once the surface coating has been stripped and removed, next up it’s time for some deep cleaning to remove the soiling that often becomes trapped in the worn surface of the vinyl. Add a cleaning chemical to hot water and mop the floor surface, we recommend using a course nylon scouring pad underneath your mop to provide the agitation needed to loosen the embedded soiling. Mopping the floor several times with fresh water after this process will help to ensure the surface is clean and any chemical is neutralised.
3. How to apply polish to vinyl flooring - How to seal a vinyl floor?
Before applying any floor polish it is important to ensure the floor is dry and free of any surface contaminants. Grab yourself a pair of rubber gloves, some floor polish, a dry flat mop head and a window cleaning bucket! With the polish in the bucket, work left to right across the room ensuring the floor is evenly covered, wait around 30 minutes before giving a second coat and most importantly, make sure you don’t tread on the polish whilst wet!
Need help maintaining your vinyl flooring? With our experience in providing professional cleaning services to multiple commercial clients in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and Hartlepool we are confident that we can help. For a free quote, get in touch today on 01642 685 321.
Summer is great for many reasons, one that probably isn’t the first to spring to mind is that it is the best time to step back and take a look at your office’s appearance and cleanliness.
With employees likely to be taking annual leave days to jet off on holiday it provides an ideal opportunity to nail down on the cleaning and get tasks done that might evade you throughout the rest of the year. Not to mention, the sunlight beaming in makes the dirt instantly more visible! We’ve put together some office cleaning tips on things you could consider this sunny season:
Whether your business requires a one-time summer clean or is looking for a regular cleaning service, at Ideal Cleaning we have over 60 years experience in providing professional office cleaning services in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and Hartlepool. We understand the importance of maintaining a clean working environment not only to for health and safety reasons but to ensure employees have a clean and comfortable work location which will ultimately promote productivity. For a free quote, get in touch today on 01642 685 321.
Are you fed up of the dirt gathering on the carpet in your office? Do you have messy colleagues that always spill their tea? Or worst of them all, do you have the cookie monsters leaving crumbs under their desks?! Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner.
What exactly do professional carpet cleaners do?
Professional carpet cleaners have the confidence and ability to restore the appearance of your carpet in just a few hours. Their highly skilled technicians carry out appropriate risk assessments that determine what cleaning methods and equipment are best suited to your office carpet.
You’re probably familiar with using a steam cleaner when cleaning carpets, however did you know that these cause more damage than good as they use gallons of water causing damage resulting in a distorted, mouldy, smelly carpet?! Professional commercial carpet cleaners follow an efficient process that prevents this from happening.
With cleaning solutions for all types of carpet, from high quality stain removing formulas to dirt loosening solutions, the stains that you can’t always remove yourself will be vanished, all bacterial will be eliminated and your carpet will be left fully sanitised.
Are there any other benefits?
Where can I find a professional carpet cleaner?
As carpet cleaning is likely to be the last thing on your business’s priority list, leave it to the experts! Ideal Cleaning Centre offer a friendly, reliable service specialising in commercial carpet cleaning services in and around Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and Hartlepool areas. Contact us today on 01642 685321.
What is safety flooring?
Safety flooring is a vinyl, textured floor that provides slip resistance and prevents accidents in many buildings. It is typically found in areas where there is a risk of spillage or wetness such as laboratories, wet rooms and even doctors surgeries. When it comes to cleaning this type of flooring, it is far from easy. Unlike the vinyl floors you find in houses where a simple mop and bucket can be used to clean away the dirt, safety floor cleaning requires much more to achieve the desired results.
As affordable, cleaning specialists in the Teesside area, we have put together a guide to help you achieve fast, efficient results with the cleaning of your safety flooring. Follow our 3 easy steps:
1. Make sure you have the right equipment
Say goodbye to your cotton mop heads! Due to its rough, sandpaper like surface, using a cotton mop results in the small fibres from the mop head snagging on the surface and being left behind which ultimately reduces the slip resistance and increases the likelihood of dirt. Introduce a good quality flat mop with a removable micro-fibre pad to your cleaning kit!
Top tip- Look for a micro-fibre pad that includes agitation strips which will help to scrub your cleaning detergent into the flooring.
2. Understand your dirt
Before starting on anything, we highly advise carrying out a pre-clean of the targeted floor area. To establish the most appropriate cleaning regime try to understand what causes the dirt in the first place. Depending on the type of industry you operate in, dirt can be caused from anything such as food waste to rust and brick dust. Knowing what kind of dirt you’re dealing with can make all the difference in choosing the correct cleaning method.
Tip- For your pre-clean it is important that you have access to as much of the floor surface as possible to either vacuum all loose debris or disinfect ready to apply the cleaning detergent.
3. Use a detergent
A standard micro-fibre mop is not substantial enough to eliminate the dirt alone, meaning a floor cleaning chemical is a must. By using a PH neutral floor cleaner to enable ‘spray and buff’ you won’t need to use an extraction machine. When it comes to technique, spray the detergent directly onto the floor and wipe over using the micro fibre mop, working in areas no larger than 3 square meters at a time. Once the chemical has had time to soak, it is important that the dirt and residues are thoroughly rinsed and allowed to dry before walking over it.
Tip- The most crucial factor of using a detergent is the dilution ratio. If using an unmeasured amount you will get a disappointing finish and undermine the floorings slip resistance.
By following our three simple steps you can stop dirt build up once and for all! One final tip- regular cleaning is key. Don’t want the hassle of having to do it yourself? Our dedicated team of skilled cleaning specialists offer unbeatable, safety flooring cleaning results across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Darlington. Contact us today on 01642 685 321.
As a business owner juggling multiple projects, cleaning is likely to be the last thing on your agenda. Perhaps you go by the saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ where if the dirt can’t be seen then it’s not going to affect anyone. However, ignoring the dust and dirt that gathers in areas unreachable can cause more damage than you think.
So what is the solution?
Ideal Cleaning, our family-run business which operates in Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton offers a high-level cleaning service to commercial clients. Take a look at the key benefits of using our service:
Smell is one of the most powerful senses. Connected to our memories, it can evoke strong feelings with relative ease. Also, unpleasant smells have a negative effect on our mindsets, not to mention giving us a rather horrible feeling in the stomach. So, if you have an office that smells terrible, the chances are your employees will notice and not enjoy their time working. This can reduce productivity and morale, so it’s always worth having a clean office that smells great - it will only benefit your business.
Open windows provide plenty of fresh air
One of the easiest ways to keep your office smelling great is to keep as many windows open as possible. Of course, the weather impacts how plausible this is, but whenever possible be sure to keep office windows open to keep the air fresh and pleasant.This also allows any bad odours to escape, so be sure to make the most of your office windows if an unpleasant smell develops!
Be vigilant with the washroom
Wash rooms are usually the source of most office smells, making them one of the most important rooms for regular office cleaning. If bad smells continue to emanate from toilets, it may be worth reviewing the cleaning schedule or procedure to ensure it’s done properly. Consider adding scented air fresheners and fragrant hand soaps to keep things smelling as pleasant as possible. Avoid scents that are too powerful mind you, as this can be just as unpleasant and rather overwhelming.
Staff rooms should be closely monitored
Although toilets are known for creating quite the smell in an office, a staff rest room is certainly a close second. With the amount of food waste and general trash in a rest room, it’s understandable why this particular room can produce should bad smells in an office. So, it is important to ensure all trash is thrown away as soon as possible, and that bins are regularly emptied to prevent bad smells developing. Surface tops should be kept as clean as possible, while you need to ensure that dishes are left unwashed for too long - this creates a nasty smell in no time!
Finally, consider the food items permitted in the staff room fridge. Those eating fresh foods need to make sure they aren’t left in there too long, especially if anyone eats chicken or fish on their lunch breaks.
One of the easiest ways to keep your office smelling clean and fresh is hiring a contract cleaning service such as Ideal Cleaning Centre. Providing office cleaning, window cleaning, and many other contract cleaning services, we’ve got the skills and experience to get the job done right
Here at Ideal Cleaning Centre, we offer a range of contract cleaning services throughout Middlesbrough. From office cleaning to carpet cleaning, many businesses require regular cleaning of their property, so hire a contract cleaning company like us to complete the cleaning.
There are many benefits of hiring a contract cleaning service, which we have outlined below!
Saves time and money
Office cleaning isn’t too difficult, but it is certainly time consuming, so by hiring a professional cleaning company you can stand to save a lot of time. Getting your employees to clean the office is an option some businesses opt for, but this takes a lot of time that could be better spend working.
So, by hiring a contract cleaning service for office cleaning, you can stand to save money by allowing your workforce to stick to the work they know.
A clean and pleasant work environment
Have you ever tried to work when there are unpleasant odours, build ups of dust, or unclean surfaces? It’s not the best work environment, especially if everything smells and is dirty, so it makes sense to have things clean and pleasant for the benefit of you and your employees.
Employees working in a clean, pleasant work environment are always going to be more productive than those distracted by an unclean workplace. By hiring a contract cleaning service, your workplace will be as productive as ever thanks to the pleasant work environment gained from cleaning.
Improved employee morale
Similar to above, by hiring a contract cleaning service to clean your workplace, you can expect employee morale to remain high. Showing that you want a clean and healthy work environment by organising regular cleaning is a great boost for employee morale.
Going into a freshly cleaned workplace is always better than going to work somewhere unclean, and your employees will feel much better for it. It shows you value them and want the best working conditions possible, which in turn helps keep morale (and therefore productivity) high.
A high standard of cleaning
Professional cleaners provide the highest quality cleaning service possible, so you can expect your place of work to be as clean as possible. Contract cleaning also involves using the best equipment to get the best results possible.
For example, if you own a carpeted office, then it’s important to get regular carpet cleaning to ensure it remains clean and hygienic, and a contract cleaning service has some of the best carpet cleaning equipment available.
It leaves a good impression of your business
If someone where to visit your company and find it unclean, it doesn’t send the best message about your standards. Any guest that sees an office cleaned to the highest possible standards will certainly take note and be impressed, being more likely to become a repeat customer.
Ideal Cleaning Centre offers premium contract cleaning services throughout Middlesbrough at affordable prices. We also provide many other cleaning services for both homes and businesses, so be sure to contact us today for any of your cleaning needs!
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