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The owners of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Warwick, Michal Kawerski and Dariusz Kowalik have won the prestigious Rookie of the Year award at this year’s ‘ServiceMaster Live’ event.

ServiceMaster Live, which took place this May, is an annual gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster UK brand family. This has been the first time the conference has been able to run since 2019 due to the limitations to public gatherings brought in to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now finally together again, the event saw franchisees and their teams recognised for their hard work in overall customer service, sales, marketing efforts, resilience in the face of hardships, charity and community work and more, in an awards ceremony at the close of the day. It was a first-time win for Michal and Dariusz from ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Warwick, who began their business during the pandemic and amidst lockdowns in August of 2020. Despite the challenges that came with starting a business in such difficult and uncertain times, the pair were able to rise to the occasion and prove worthy winners of the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Rookie of the Year award.

Michal & Dariusz came to ServiceMaster with previous experience of owning a commercial and domestic cleaning company. Michal has built himself from the ground up, beginning his career in the cleaning industry as a daily cleaner before becoming a supervisor. When he then began his own cleaning business, Michal was struck by how the industry was evolving. He says he witnessed the change in attitudes to cleaning due to the COVID pandemic as he saw more and more people recognise the importance of regularly cleaning and sanitising their premises. Michal and Dariusz knew they could do more, and set their sights on growing a bigger and better business. And although Michal and Dariusz knew the industry and the processes that came with it, they also knew they didn’t want to enter into the unknown alone, and wanted the support and backing of a well-known brand. Michal was already intimately familiar with the ServiceMaster Clean brand as a result of working within our network before for one of our franchises, so the pair knew that with the backing of the ServiceMaster Clean brand, they could grow a truly thriving business.

And they have done just that. Rookie of the Year is awarded to franchisees that are considered brand new to our network – meaning that they have been in business for less than two years. It recognises franchisees who have implemented the ServiceMaster systems to substantially grow their business. For Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Leader and Marketing Manager Victoria Tayler, Michal & Dariusz were the clear choice for the winners of this coveted award.

“I am delighted that Michal & Dariusz have won Rookie of the Year. Having previously owned a commercial Cleaning Company, they have fully embraced the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand and our values and created a fantastic business that will go from strength to strength,” said Marketing Manager Victoria Tayler.

Not only does winning this award solidify the successes of Michal and Dariusz’s journey, but Michal says that winning Rookie of the Year is giving them a boost.

“Aside from making us feel good, [an award like Rookie of the Year] can also offer a great boost to business. An award brings credibility and opens doors to new opportunities. It can impress potential clients, boost sales, and improve employee engagement and loyalty.” Not only that, but Michal says that is proof that they have achieved their goals, and serves as a demonstration “that we take pride in what we do and that we do it well.” He says that he and Dariusz attribute their early success to “staying passionate and focused on [their] goals.”

So, it’s onwards and upwards for ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Warwick. This award has galvanised its owners to keep going above and beyond in providing their quality and professional premises cleaning services to each and every one of their clients.

And with over 60 years as industry-leading contract cleaning specialists, it’s no wonder that both public and private sector establishments nationwide trust ServiceMaster Clean to deliver a bespoke and professional service every time. For professional cleaning services tailored to you, in a range of environments including offices, GP and medical practices, schools, student accommodation and car showrooms, think ServiceMaster Clean.

If you are in Warwick and any of the surrounding areas and would like to enlist the help of industry professionals with decades of bespoke cleaning experience, get in touch with Michal and Dariusz by calling 01926 353095 or filling out a call-back form today for a free quote.

Written by Tom Page, Digital Content Writer

Siva Kugathas and his team at ServiceMaster AAA have won several awards at this year’s ServiceMaster Live! event.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA owner Siva Kugathas has taken home multiple awards from this year’s annual ServiceMaster conference – ServiceMaster Live!

The conference, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster UK brand family and culminated in an awards ceremony at the end of the day. This saw franchisees and their teams recognised for their hard work in overall customer service, sales, marketing efforts, resilience in the face of hardships, charity and community work and more.

Siva is no stranger to awards, having won multiple growth and business awards since starting his journey with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services back in 2017. Siva purchased ServiceMaster Clean Guildford 5 years ago and saw it as an ideal opportunity to take the established business to the next level. And he certainly has, winning a string of very notable awards including for Business Person of the Year and was one of the first-ever Great British Franchisee of the Year winners back in June 2021 as well as a win from a member of his team, Kinga Derenowska, who also recently won a Global Business Excellence Award. Siva has now added to this list of accolades the ServiceMaster Marion E Wade Award for Franchisee of the Year.

The most prestigious award presented at ServiceMaster Live, franchisee of the year is the pinnacle of achievement for a franchisee in ServiceMaster Brands UK. For Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Leader and Marketing Manager Victoria Tayler, Siva was the obvious choice for such a coveted award. He has grown his business by a substantial amount during his time as owner, both financially and literally, adding a large number of staff members to his brilliant team and 12 additional territories since 2017. Part of what makes Siva so effective in this regard is his ability to build and maintain strong relationships, both with customers and with his staff. Even as he was finding his feet when first taking over his business, Siva knew the importance of maintaining and improving relationships with the existing client base. As a result, he arranged face-to-face meetings with each customer which not only allowed him to introduce himself and put a name to a face with all of his brand-new customers. Then, having established a good foundation with the existing client base, Siva set out to improve the already great levels of satisfaction with the implementation of a monthly NPS as well as on-site customer feedback forms which allow him to see where he needs to improve. Siva understands that people are at the heart of any business and that consistent quality communication with these people, be they staff or customers, holds the key to a job well done for all.

“Wow, Siva has won several growth awards, a customer award, people awards, a marketing award and most prestigiously the Franchisee of the Year Award and I am not surprised at all,” says Victoria Tayler, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Marketing Manager.

“Since I have known and worked with Siva, he has always worked incredibly hard to grow an outstanding commercial cleaning business, he 100% believes in his staff and they in turn 100% believe in him, this makes for an exceptional business, an exceptional team and exceptional customer service that deservedly goes from strength to strength and I am sure there is more to come.”

Siva himself says that he was “delighted and proud” to win multiple awards whilst surrounded by his team and peers at ServiceMaster Live. He would like to thank his team, to whom he attributes his success, and says he plans to “Increase [his] focus on growth by carrying out more marketing activities as well as increasing the brand presence within [his] region.”

We would like to thoroughly congratulate Siva on his award and wish him all the best for the future, and we look forward to seeing him grow even further, with no shortage of awards sure to come!

If you are in any of the following areas: Guildford, Bracknell, Heathrow, Slough, Woking, Luton, Watford, Canterbury, Dover, Colchester, Ipswich, York, Doncaster, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas and would like some extra help cleaning your premises regularly from a top, industry recognised, business, get in touch with Siva and his award-winning team via the ServiceMaster Clean AAA website. Or call 0800 047 1747 today for a free quote.

Written by Tom Page, Digital Content Writer

The owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services North East is celebrating having won the prestigious Award of Excellence at ServiceMaster Live!

‘ServiceMaster Live!’, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster Ltd. brand family. Franchisees from each network came together to learn from one another and celebrate each other’s successes in an awards ceremony at the end of the day.

This included the presentation of the coveted Award of Excellence, awarded to none other than Chris Blewitt of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services North East. This is given to a franchisee that has proven to exemplify the ServiceMaster tenet of the pursuit of excellence. Chris has owned and managed his business for four years. He has acquired an excellent reputation among his clients for providing professional cleaning services during this time. This was initially across Durham and Teesside. However, he also developed this by expanding his territory and substantially growing his business by covering a much larger area early last year. As Chris says, “We now cover the whole North East region.’’ Upon embarking on his journey, Chris’s focus was not only on growing his business but also on developing his workforce and creating more local jobs. Not only has he done this – as he now employs 124 people – but Chris also truly embodies the ServiceMaster ethos of going Above and Beyond by always taking time to provide help and support to other franchisees within the network.

As Victoria Tayler, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services’ Marketing Manager says, “Chris truly deserves this award. Since knowing and working with Chris, it has been clear that he prides himself on creating a first-class service for his clients and fully embracing the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand. Chris has not only built a fantastic business providing exceptional service to his clients but also provides a great deal of support to the rest of the network and is always eager to help develop and progress the network as a whole.”

Chris says that receiving the Award of Excellence is especially humbling given the size and strength of the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services network and that he felt honoured to be recognised amongst them at ServiceMaster Live!

“ServiceMaster Clean nationally has a lot of very well-run businesses. I am delighted that our business is considered to be performing at the highest level, in everything we do. It is a credit to the team we have and the tremendous dedication they show day in and day out.’’

“We strive to provide a truly professional cleaning service,’’ he says. “One our customers can rely on. We ensure that all aspects of the cleaning contract are carried out properly. This appeals to the type of customers we want to attract and will ensure our ambitious growth plans should be achieved.”

With ambitious plans and the will to achieve them, it is no wonder and no doubt that the future looks bright for Chris and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services North East. We would once again like to congratulate Chris and thank him and his team for all their hard work during the difficult COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are not totally happy with your current commercial cleaning provider, get in touch with Chris and his team today to see how they can help you keep your building clean.

Written by Tom Page, Digital Content Writer

For the best results during your office spring clean, be sure to follow our office spring cleaning checklist

For most, spring has become synonymous with cleaning. Spring cleaning is now a yearly ritual in our homes that gives us the time and space to declutter and tidy everything that has fallen into disarray over the past few months. But what about your office?

Your workspace is just as important to keep clean and tidy as your home. In fact, studies have found that keeping a clean work environment can have an impact on employees’morale, productivity, and mood reducing both tiredness and procrastination. However, in most offices, carrying out a thorough spring clean amidst looming deadlines, meetings, presentations, and more meetings, is not a top priority.

But not to worry, there are ways to simplify the process and make spring cleaning your office free of hassle. Here are some simple steps you can take to make spring cleaning your office easy.

1. Clean your desk

The best approach to cleaning rooms in your office is to start at the top and work your way down. Therefore, begin with your desk. This primary workstation is where you spend most of your time and can become crowded easily, piling up with papers, stationery, and electronics.

This means it also can be a hotspot for germs, dust, and general unpleasantness. Therefore, decluttering and cleaning your desk is highly likely to benefit your mental and physical wellbeing.

Make sure to also re-organise your desk drawers. Be ruthless, get rid of anything you do not need, and make sure that you have a proper filing system for everything that you do. Once your desk space is clear and organised, you can clean it by wiping the surface down with a clean, damp microfiber rag, and replacing items one by one.

As you put the desk back together, think carefully about what needs to be kept close at hand and what can be stored or filed. Items you use frequently should maintain their space on the desktop, while other, lesser-used items can be stored or filed away. When disposing of paper materials, the best course of action is to be sure to shred sensitive documents and recycle the scraps.

2. Clean monitor and computer equipment

Especially if you spend all day at your desk – including your lunch break – your keyboard and other computer equipment are probably not the cleanest. To clean your computer equipment thoroughly:

Disconnect your keyboard from your computer or monitor. If you are using a laptop, then make sure it is turned off before you start.
Flip your keyboard or laptop upside down to get any initial crumbs, hair, and other debris out of the hard to reach areas.
Use the duster appliance on your vacuum cleaner or a can of compressed air to get rid of any remaining debris that is still lingering in between the keys.
Take an antibacterial wipe, cotton bud, or a piece of kitchen roll and dip it into some antiseptic disinfectant (which you can purchase at most supermarkets) and rub it between and along the keys of your keyboard. Make sure to use a light touch, as getting your electronics too damp is dangerous.
Use a microfiber cloth to clean up the remaining disinfectant and polish the keys.

Taking the computer clean-up one step further, you may also want to tidy your files on yourdevice, by decluttering your desktop and getting rid of old and unnecessary files. For extra security, it is also a good idea to back up your files to either cloud or external hard drive and change your passwords on important applications and devices.  

3. Clean kitchens, break rooms and bathrooms

Perhaps even more so than any other office space, kitchens, break rooms, and bathrooms must be kept in a clean and sanitary state. Particularly in communal buildings like offices, these spaces can be especially prone to the spread of harmful bacteria. So, be sure to clean equipment within them such as microwaves, coffee machines, kettles and fridges thoroughly, and wipe down any surfaces and appliances like sinks with a strong antibacterial cleaner. For a proper spring clean, you can also sort through cupboards and drawers in kitchens and break rooms and dispose of old or expired food and drinks, replacing the essentials.

4. Clean your floors

Cleaning both your carpet and hardwood floors can be difficult without the proper equipment but can go a long way toward making your office look and feel fresh. Luckily, we have written a whole blog post on the best way to clean different types of flooring in your office.

And if all of this feels like too much work to juggle alongside your regular workload, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by finding your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business. With the proper tools for thorough office cleaning and over 60 years of experience as an industry leader in the commercial cleaning sector, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services can provide your office with the care it deserves, at a time that suits you.

Call 0845 201 1184 to learn more or request a quote today.

 

Written by Tom Page, Digital Content Writer

Kinga Derenowska of ServiceMaster AAA has been awarded ‘Outstanding Employee’ at the 2022 Global Business Excellence Awards.

We are proud to congratulate Kinga Derenowska from ServiceMaster AAA on receiving the prestigious award for ‘Outstanding Employee’ at the recent Global Business Excellence Awards. The awards take place four times a year and are designed to commemorate feats of business excellence across the public, private, and charity sectors. To be awarded a Global Business Excellence Award, candidates have to prove that they are “working smarter than their competitors to create a business edge.” The ‘Outstanding Employee’ award is then awarded by virtue of a candidate’s “great potential and … significant impact on [their] business or its workforce.”

The Global Business Excellence Awards are then judged by a large panel of independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector. This includes considering a candidate’s financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits. Speaking of Kinga and ServiceMaster AAA following her win, the chairman of the judges said:

“Congratulations to Ms Kinga Derenowska for being an outstanding role model employee and making a significant contribution to the success of commercial cleaning company ServiceMaster AAA. On joining the company in 2017, she displayed impressive leadership qualities and within a year she won the company’s employee of the year award. When working from home, there was limited access to paperwork for the payroll, but she persevered and worked long hours to ensure staff were paid. Kinga is a star employee with a brilliant future ahead of her.”

Winning a Global Business Excellence Award is a very high-profile accolade for ServiceMaster AAA, and is a further testament to our professionalism, innovation, and standard of excellence, as the newest in a long line of notable accolades awarded to ServiceMaster AAA, including a win at the SME National Business Awards ‘Business Person of the Year for business owner Siva Kugathas. Once again, the ServiceMaster AAA team have proven that they are an exceptional team who are brilliant at what they do. We would like to wish Kinga and the ServiceMaster AAA team every continued success and would like to once again take this opportunity to congratulate Kinga on her well-deserved win.

If you are in Guildford, Bracknell, Heathrow, Slough, Woking, Luton, Watford, Canterbury, Dover, Colchester, Ipswich, York, Doncaster, or Lincolnshire and think you would benefit from a professional, experienced, and industry-renowned commercial contract cleaning service, get in touch with the ServiceMaster AAA team by calling 0800 047 1747 today.

All about ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA’s ongoing work with YMCA DownsLink Group 

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA in Guildford is continuing its ongoing support of YMCA DownsLink Group by supporting its Room Sponsorship Scheme at Guildford Foyer.

 

The sponsorship will last for the length of a year and is part of the YMCA DownsLink Group’s supported accommodation project that provides a safe place to live for young people in a housing crisis.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA has been working to provide our trademark quality cleaning services to the Guildford Foyer, along with some of YMCA DownsLink Group’s other locations for many years, and has developed a strong relationship with them during this time. As a result, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA’s manager Siva Kugathas and his team jumped at the chance to be able to support the YMCA. This comes as the next in the team’s growing string of charity and community support initiatives this year. This includes some other work for the YMCA DownsLink Group, such as their Membership Movement and Sleep Easy and Downs Link Challenge fundraisers – as well as some other charity initiatives like Run for the Trees. With this support for the Room Sponsorship scheme, we are proud to say that one of the rooms in the Foyer in Guildford is being named after ServiceMaster Clean!

We are very proud of our relationships and work with our clients as part of our place within local communities and look forward to working to bettering these communities for many more years to come. To find out more about how you can support the YMCA DownsLink Group yourself, please take a look at their website to learn about their corporate partnerships.

And if you think it might be time to outsource your premises cleaning to the professionals, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business to learn more about our services today.

Why use a contract cleaner for your medical services site?

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning. And whilst the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, having the proper practices in place for cleaning and sterilisation of medical facilities is a must all year round.

At ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, we know how critical it is to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for both patients and staff. That’s why we take a thorough approach to delivering the highest standards of cleaning every time we enter a healthcare facility. We have the proper tools and expertise to provide consistent results that address your specific needs from dental practices to medical and healthcare centres and GP practices.

Regular cleaning and sanitisation from a professional contract cleaning service can help:

  • Prevent infection
  • Increase patient satisfaction and wellbeing
  • Manage costs
  • Meet sanitation standards set out by the NPSA – These mandate the benchmark that all healthcare facilities in the UK must meet. Failure to do so may result in penalties like fines, or even closure, and means you can be legally liable for health issues in staff and patients as a result of an unclean setting.

So, before hiring a commercial cleaning provider for your facility, make sure its procedures are based on the above regulatory requirements to provide adequate, patient-centred cleaning.

How ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services can help

Following best practices and procedures provided by leading organisations in the industry like the NPSA, our cleaning and disinfecting standards have been developed to keep your environment healthy. By allowing us the opportunity to focus on your daily cleaning and disinfecting needs, you can focus on what matters most: caring for your patients. And with 60 years of cleaning experience in the UK, we have cultivated secure systems of work in cleaning and sanitation to help you ensure your patient’s experience is the right one.

Our regular cleaning services for healthcare facilities come with all the benefits of:

  • Defined Cleaning Specification
  • Monthly Cleaning Audit & Scoring
  • Proven Cleaning Methods
  • Healthcare (CQC where appropriate) Compliant Colour Coding
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreements
  • Uniformed Staff
  • Flexible Hours – so you can schedule cleans to best suit your practice
  • Regular Review Meetings – allowing you to customise your cleaning experience based on your current needs

The comprehensive and bespoke services offered by ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are designed to cover every area of your facility to make sure that wherever they may be, your patients and staff receive are working or being cared for in a clean and healthy environment. Whether this means ensuring patients can enjoy a clean and healthy waiting room or down to the more minute cleaning processes like the sanitisation of high touch point equipment and surfaces, we provide the people, expertise and equipment to make sure you start each day with a clean slate… and everything else.

To give your medical facility the best care from regular cleaning and sterilisation services, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business today.

 

Written by Tom Page, Digital Content Writer

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester is celebrating 30 years of top-quality commercial contract cleaning services.

30 years ago, Martin and Sarah Steinman purchased the ServiceMaster Contract Services franchise to provide cleaning services in the city centre and south areas of Manchester.

The ServiceMaster brand was already recognised and highly respected as a leading provider of cleaning related services throughout the USA. The brand has also now become well-established in the UK, which the Manchester team say has supported them and given them the confidence to succeed.

The company has, as a result, seen a lot of change in its three decades of business. When the Manchester business began in 1992 there was no minimum wage, no 28 days holiday entitlement nor was there a requirement for ISO accreditations. But right from the start, the company successfully grew, and rapidly won on four occasions the coveted “Award of Excellence” as the top ServiceMaster franchisee within the ServiceMaster brand in the UK. Additionally, the owners were quickly awarded the Franchisee of the Year Award by the Daily Express and HSBC bank.

In 2006 the company purchased the business license to operate in North Manchester which then enabled the company to concentrate and successfully provide services throughout the Greater Manchester area. ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services strives to provide a high quality of service. The professional and high-quality working standards, customer service and commitment to Manchester’s staff have been in place since the company began, have never wavered. Even in difficult periods like the financial recession in 2008, and more recently, throughout the COVID19 pandemic – ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester’s staff and customers can always be assured of their support, no matter what.

The company has successfully grown over the years, has ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 accreditations. ServiceMaster Manchester has BICS certification, Safe Contractor and are proud supporters of the Real Living Wage.

Above all the success of ServiceMaster Manchester, what is outstanding has been the development of its people. The business remains a family concern run daily by CJ Commercial Director and Jason Hanrahan Operations Director. The whole team have a wealth of experience in sales, operations, admin, finance and HR. Not forgetting the many cleaning operatives who have supported ServiceMaster, many of which have over 10 years of service with the company.  Despite the importance of the cleaning industry becoming more widely acknowledged following the COVID19 pandemic, for such a feat to be achieved within the cleaning industry for as long as 3 decades is exceptional.

 

And the Contract Services Manchester client base speaks for itself. ServiceMaster Manchester provides and delivers cleaning services to over 200 sites throughout Manchester – including multiple well-known commercial businesses and schools..

CJ and the team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester say they “look to the future with excitement, we have the experience, we have the knowledge, we have the success, and in 2022 we have the opportunity. We look forward to the future and we enjoy the present – what a great position to be in!”

If you are looking for professional and regular commercial cleaning experience from an established and experienced industry professional, get in touch with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester today.

Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA has completed the 200 mile challenge for Run for the Trees for The National Forest

Run for the Trees certificate

Siva completed the challenge of running 200 miles in February and was also joined by, Roxana Nae who also ran 200 miles, Joshua Damm who ran 50 miles, Kinga Derenowska who ran 50 miles and Sathya Thuraisamy who also ran 50 miles.

Run for the Trees is a fun, personal challenge event for runners and walkers alike, to keep you active as the novelty of the new year begins to wear off. this challenge can be completed anywhere and leaves a positive footprint on the planet as the more miles we cover, the more trees will be planted.

The more miles run (or walked), the more trees planted, you can find out more about Run for the trees on their webpage.

They also held a team event on 18th Feb 2022 with 18 Managers and 6 children (who were family members). They were planning on walking around 100 miles on the day as team. However; storm Eunice had other ideas and for safety reasons the walk had to be cut short and the team walked just 12 miles.

Siva and his team often take part in charity events so we are sure we will be seeing more of their exploits soon.

If you are in the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Luton, Watford, Colchester, Ipswich, Humberside, Lincolnshire, Doncaster or York areas and are looking for a commercial cleaning company that goes Above and Beyond, get in touch with Siva today.

 

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid Kent are delighted to say, we are SSIP Acclaim accredited

You can download a copy of our Accreditation Certificate HERE

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid Kent are delighted to say, we are now Gold Members of ConstructionLine.

You can download a copy of our membership Certificate HERE

With February Half-Term approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule a half term school clean of your premises with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services.

As you prepare for a well-earned break, now is the time to book in a deep clean and sanitation of your school’s facilities with us. With infection control and proper sanitation now more important in schools than ever, utilising February half-term holiday to ensure that your school is a safe place for your students to return to is a no-brainer.

Our deep cleaning and sanitisation services will keep your premises looking shiny, new, and hygienic. Thus minimising the risk of your students returning to a space that puts them at risk of infection. At ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, we understand that keeping your students safe is your top priority, and in selecting us as your nursery, school or college cleaning service provider you are selecting a company with a tried and tested process.  

For years, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services has provided education cleaning services to educational environments that cater for pupils of all age groups and circumstances, including establishments that provide learning environments for pupils with special needsand facilities of worldwide recognition. Regardless of your establishment and situation, we will take care of it.

You can also rest assured of our safe and professional working practice. Our school cleaners are specialists in infection control. Through experience and training, we can improve hygiene levels in schools, reducing sickness and absence. We also employ a higher ratio of Managers and Supervisors compared to the industry norm, to ensure our services are maintained at a consistent level of excellence. Due to the nature of our contract services, we will also work closely with you to ensure the standards and expectations you have for your premises are met and exceeded, professionally and pain-free.

No matter the nature of your educational facilities, act now to book in a professional deep clean from experts trusted by businesses and professional premises nationwide. To learn more about our services, and how we are working to ensure safety and quality service during the COVID19 pandemic, click here. Or, you can find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business and schedule your half term school clean and sanitisation today.

 

Dwayne Mac Innes, Sales Consultant for Leicester at ServiceMaster LNP Contract Services.

DwayneI emigrated from South Africa a year and half ago and have been with ServiceMaster for just over a year. It has been an amazing experience so far and I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my life in the UK. I am employed by a fantastic company and work with the most wonderful team of people.

Now all that’s left to do is get used to experiencing all 4 seasons in one day.

We understand that selecting or changing cleaning service providers can be a difficult and stressful task, but here at ServiceMaster, we do the hard work, so you can be rest assured knowing your site is being maintained to the highest standard.

We begin by conducting a professional on-site survey and understanding your needs. We then provide a no obligation free quotation, with a fully customisable task schedule.

Thereafter, when you are happy to proceed, our highly trained Operations Team will conduct on-site training with our cleaning staff to ensure they are fully aware of their duties and the tasks that need to be completed.

We service a variety of sites across our area of operation, such as Offices, Schools, Nurseries, Factories and Warehouses, as well as specialising in CQC standard cleaning at Dentists, Surgeries and Health centres.

We also specialise in deep cleans, mechanical floor cleaning, window cleaning, power washing and graffiti removal.

To complement our service, we offer an extensive range of sanitary, hygiene and consumable products.

If you would like to give us a call on 0116 2403757, and let us show you how we can streamline and enhance your daily cleaning requirements. Or get in touch today 

Client Problem:

At the beginning of the Covid Pandemic the customer had parted ways with their cleaning contractor. When the team were looking to go back to Office working, they required a reliable, efficient & local cleaning company. Initially the client invited 3 companies to quote.

How we helped

We met with the client the same day to carry out a survey and discuss the clients needs.

Along with daily office cleaning, they required a deep clean of all areas, as the Office had been closed for over 12 months, this also included a full carpet clean.

We supplied a quotation the following day for all services.

The client swiftly accepted our quotation. One of the main reasons being we are a local company, with good references.

We then mobilised our team – carrying out the deep clean, and carpet clean prior to the contract going live.

Our services along the side of the regular schedule, includes a daily clean of all high touch points and we have also carried out an infection control clean for the client after a staff member tested positive for Covid.

The benefit

Our Field Service Supervisor carries out regular site visits, along with a monthly Service Review with the client either face to face or via teams – depending on requirements

6 months in the client is happy and will be looking to increase our services further when their second Office re-opens in 2022

 

If you would like to know more about how ServiceMaster Clean Deeland can help you with your commercial cleaning requirements, click here.

Christmas and New Year have come and gone, with some employees returning to offices, and the temperatures getting lower, here is your comprehensive Guide to Floor Maintenance. 

We might not think about our floors also bearing the brunt of colder temperatures, but just like you (and your home) your commercial property also feels the chill of winter – particularly the flooring.

Luckily, the experts at ServiceMaster Clean have created this simple spring cleaning guide to make your commercial floor maintenance easy. Use these tips and step-by-step instructions to mitigate potential weather damage that winter may bring and restore your facility’s floors to their former glory.

Hard Surfaces

There are many types of tile and hardwood commercial floors that can require slightly different cleaning techniques. This is a general guide to clean and maintain most hard floors in commercial buildings. However, you should always refer to your flooring manufacturer’s manual and test cleaning solutions in a small, inconspicuous area before starting to avoid large or costly damages.

First, sweep away visible debris to remove larger particles from the floor’s surface. Then, use a semi-acidic floor cleaner or mix vinegar with water to neutralise and dissolve any remaining salt residue. Refer to product instructions for dilution ratios. Once the salt residue is suspended in the cleaner, use a mop to absorb the liquid.

If your floor’s finish has been damaged, use a stripper solution to cleanly remove it. Apply the solution and let it sit for about 15 minutes and add more as needed. Refer to the specific stripping product’s label for exact instructions.

A Safety Tip: Use floor fans and open windows to improve ventilation when working with harsh chemicals.

Use a little elbow grease and a scrubber to agitate the surface and strip the remaining finish. Then, mop up the liquid. Mop the floor again with clean water to remove any lingering chemicals from the cleaner and stripping solution. Let the floor dry completely and then apply two coats of sealing, and a few fresh coats of finish for a floor that looks as good as new.

Soft Surfaces

Soft surfaces are equally affected by salt, mud, and melting snow or ice – if not more so. Salt residue will leave a characteristic white and powdery residue on carpet surfaces, while melting snow and chemicals can soak deep into the fibres, and even the padding. If winter water damage goes untreated, mould and mildew can easily grow and spread, leading to much bigger problems long term.

How to Clean Commercial Carpets

Add absorbent doormats, umbrella stands and coat racks to your building’s entrance to reduce the amount of water that can reach your carpeted areas during the winter. When the weather is warmer, follow these steps to give your carpets a complete clean.

  • Vacuum visible dirt particles and debris.
  • Use water and a residue-removing cleaning solution to deeply clean your carpet.

Let the solution soak into the carpet for approximately 15 minutes. Refer to the specific product for dilution ratios.

  • Use a wet vacuum to remove the solution, oils and dissolved residue.
  • Rinse with clean water and suction it out with the wet vacuum. You may find that you need to repeat steps 2-4 depending on the amount of damage.
  • Use carpet fans to completely dry the floor.

The time, energy and heavy equipment required to effectively clean commercial carpets can be a burden for any business owner. If you need carpet cleaning or hard floor maintenance, let the experts at ServiceMaster Clean do the dirty work for you by finding your nearest ServiceMaster Clean business here, or give us a call on 0845 201 1184.

Having a clean and tidy desk in your office can boost productivity amongst other things, here are our top 5 reasons why you should have a clean desk.

Health

The average desk can host more bacteria than a toilet seat… ew.

This is usually due to people eating at their desks and not cleaning up afterwards, so make sure you do!

Cleaning your desk by wiping it down and ensuring frequently used items such as your keyboard and mouse are cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis will help stop the spread of germs and illness to you and your employees in the office.

Boost productivity

Nobody wants a cluttered workspace, do they? It’s been proven that a cluttered workspace can have a negative impact on productivity.

By keeping your desk organised and in the same place all the time will ensure you’ve made this a habit, meaning you’ll do it without thinking, giving your brain more valuable thinking time! Therefore, being a lot more productive at work.

Don’t stress

Don’t put more stress on yourself than you need to.

Similar to affecting your productivity a cluttered and dirty desk can increase stress by making it increasingly difficult to concentrate on your current task. Just take a quick few minutes every evening before you finish to clean and tidy your desk so you arrive the next morning in a welcoming environment.

First impressions count

Keeping your desk and the rest of the office is important to give your clients or guests the best first impression of your company.

Enforce a clean desk policy in your offices to ensure a good first impression is always accomplished.

Improved security

Don’t leave your desk cluttered, you could leave client information on the desk without knowing.

Again, with a clean desk policy, this will ensure all staff keep their desk tidy and put all important documents away at the end of each day, hence improving your office security.

Hire the professionals

At ServiceMaster, we understand the importance of ensuring that your premises are clean, hygienic and safe for you, your employees, and your customers. If you think it’s time to entrust the cleaning of your workplace to a high quality and professional commercial supplier, why not get in touch with us?

Click here to find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and learn more about our services today.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are all far more aware of the importance of good hygiene practices at work. Especially as winter starts in earnest, it’s vital to keep these up and be aware of what to do to maximise your office hygiene. This goes for the whole of your office – including washrooms, be they customer or staff toilets, or something else.

Here are some things to do in order to maintain your office washrooms:

Good hand hygiene

By now you’re probably sick of hearing about it, but with talk of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, it is important to remember to keep to high standards of hand hygiene by washing your hands or using a good hand sanitiser regularly. It’s also vital to keep stocked up on relevant cleaning supplies for this, such as soap in toilets and hand sanitiser stations throughout the office. These are high touchpoint areas, so make sure that these dispensers are cleaned regularly to avoid build-up of excess liquid and potential bacteria on the nozzles.

Use single-use disposable items

Be sure to use disposable items like paper towels instead of multi-use towels and air dryers with high touchpoints. You can also have antibacterial wipes on hand, should your customers and employees wish to wipe down any surfaces. Make sure that you have bins for these things to be disposed of safely, and that they are emptied and cleaned regularly…

Cleaning regularly

Cleaning your washrooms regularly and effectively is imperative to stopping the spread of infection. Toilets, taps, and sinks need to be cleaned frequently to avoid contamination from viruses like COVID-19 and influenza, which can survive on these surfaces for anywhere between a few hours to a number of days. Make sure this includes cleaning down everything in your washrooms, including sanitizing your cleaning supplies.

Hire a contract cleaning service

One of the many services that we offer at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services is office washroom cleaning for both staff and customer toilets, and any other washrooms that you might have on your premises. Our tried and tested six-or-seven-step programme will ensure that all of your washrooms are kept clean, hygienic and presentable – as not only are they a hotspot for germs, but they are also essential in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other seasonal ills, and making a good impression on your clients.

To learn more about our washroom cleaning services, click here, and if you do want to trust your office cleaning to a highly qualified specialist, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean here.

Following the COVID19 pandemic, we are all aware of the necessity of keeping your premises clean and hygienic. But there are multiple other benefits to Why you should use a commercial cleaning company for your business:

Aid Employee Productivity

There are many ways that using a commercial cleaning supplier can benefit employee productivity. Primarily, a messy or unhygienic workplace is likely to have a negative impact on your employees’ motivation. Keeping your workspaces clean and tidy has been proven to improve concentration and productivity, and reduce stress and distractions.

Reduce Sickness

Even thinking beyond COVID19, ensuring that your workspaces are clean and hygienic will help reduce the number of sick days taken by your employees. Especially as we enter cold and flu season, it is vital to make sure that your workplace is cleaned regularly to protect against the spread of germs and infections. Click here to find out some ways you can protect your workplace against the spread of infection

Increased Customer Satisfaction

The importance of a first impression cannot be understated, and the cleanliness of your office can say a lot about your company. If you maintain good standards of hygiene and keep your space organised and de-cluttered, clients will be reassured that your company is prioritising the wellbeing of everybody on the premises.

Ensures Longevity of Premises

Some materials such as hair, dirt, dust, and grime can build up from a lack of cleaning and can damage expensive equipment like printers, photocopiers, or even computers – making them unusable. Investing in commercial cleaning like ServiceMaster ensures that inch of your workplace is kept in top working order and won’t fall into disrepair.

Reduces Air Pollution

It is not just diseases and germs, other airborne pollutants like dirt and dust can also build up in the air and decrease overall air quality inside the premises. This can then transfer to, and linger in furnishings like curtains, rugs, blinds, and upholstered furniture.

Higher Standard of Cleanliness

Trusting your cleaning to a professional service ensures a higher standard of cleaning, on a regular basis. High-quality cleaning is what we do, we have all of the right tools for the job and can guarantee a better class of clean.

Money-Saving

Using our professional cleaners and their equipment also means that you won’t have to pay extra money from your pockets to buy cleaning supplies or pay for an internal team of workers. This means you won’t need to worry about things like sick pay or holiday for your cleaners. Trusting us ensures that no matter what, your cleaning is handled to the same standard, year-round.

At ServiceMaster, we understand the importance of ensuring that your premises are clean, hygienic and safe for you, your employees, and your customers. If you think it’s time to entrust the cleaning of your workplace to a high quality and professional commercial supplier, why not get in touch with us?

Click here to find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and learn more about our services today.

Client Problem:

This company had their own in-house cleaners for many years. The in-house cleaners could no longer work for them so the company needed to find an alternative solution before they were left without a cleaner.

They discovered we were locally based in Bradford and had checked our positive Google Reviews, then got in touch.

How we helped

Initially we spent time with the customer to identify their specific needs and their requirements. We then carried out a full survey of their premises.

After the detailed survey, we spent time designing detailed Cleaning Schedules for the Offices, Toilets and Kitchen Areas. The Cleaning Schedules were then emailed to the prospective customer, followed up with a detailed quotation.

During the initial survey we advised that if we were successful with our quote, we would provide a full risk assessment before commencement of contract including provision of cleaning materials and equipment and detailed site documents.

The key benefit of using our business is our commitment to high quality of service, we have a network of excellent cleaners in the Bradford region and our business had been established for 25 years.

The benefit

We were able to start promptly, in fact within just two weeks of being awarded the contract. We are also able to supply washroom consumables such as paper towels, soap and toilet rolls, making it easier for the client.

The client will receive regular communication, quality control audits and supervisory checking

To find out more about how ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Bradford can help you with your Daily Office Cleaning, get in touch today 

How to minimise illnesses this winter by maintaining a clean and hygienic workplace. 

As the nights draw in and the winter months approach; as does regular cold and flu season. This is always a big concern for businesses across the globe, and due to a more vulnerable population through an overall lack of immunity to the flu, public health officials are preparing for an especially harsh winter.

During this time, it’s important to remain vigilant in protecting your workplace from the spread of diseases by continuing the good hygiene practices that most have fallen into during the pandemic. Whilst these will help to minimise staff sickness and absences, they can only do so much. Therefore, it is also important to take the necessary steps to keep your staff and workplace safe. This includes:

  • Staying home if you are feeling ill

Pre-COVID, most office-workers in the UK would likely admit to being guilty of maintaining a ‘stiff upper-lip’ and going into work despite a sniffle and a cough. And whilst the recent easing of government restrictions may make it feel safe to slip back into old habits, public health officials are urging people to steer clear of the workplace if they fall ill this winter, whether with COVID19 or something else.

  • Routinely cleaning surfaces

COVID19 and other viruses like the flu can potentially survive on surfaces for some time, ranging from a few hours, to a number of days. Luckily, both COVID and the influenza virus are fairly fragile. This means that typical cleaning and disinfecting practices should be enough to kill them, provided that this is done regularly.

  • Regularly disinfecting high-touch point areas

COVID19 and the flu can both be spread through touch, so be sure to be vigilant in cleaning any surfaces or objects in your office that are frequently come into contact with – such as desks, keyboards, chair arms, phones, door handles, taps, or bannisters. These areas should be cleaned up to three or four times a day if possible, depending on the busyness of your workplace.

  • Regularly removing waste

It may seem obvious, but you should be emptying and sanitising your bins and wastebaskets daily to get rid of items like tissues that can harbour bacteria and germs.

  • Vacuuming and cleaning carpets

Deep cleaning or vacuuming your carpets regularly helps reduce the spread of germs and also improves the indoor air quality in your office. This is especially important when dealing with airborne pathogens like COVID and influenza. You could also help this by clearing out your air-conditioning/heating systems.

If these practices feel difficult to maintain by yourself, why not get in touch with us and use ServiceMaster Clean for a regular and high quality office cleaning service? Trust us to help you get ready for winter this year, and keep your premises germ and virus free by letting us handle all your commercial janitorial needs.

Click here to find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and learn more about our services today.

 

Another blog post you may be interested in reading is on promoting good hygiene in the workplace