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School Cleaning: Find the right Commercial Cleaner

Outsourcing the cleaning of your school or educational facility is not a decision to be taken lightly: it is important to do your homework as not all commercial cleaning companies offer the level of service and expertise required for school cleaning.

Here are our top tips on finding the best commercial cleaner for your school.

School Cleaning: Find the right Commercial Cleaner
How to Choose the Best Commercial Cleaning Company

So you have decided to hire a commercial cleaning company to take care of your cleaning and maintenance requirements, or perhaps you are not happy with the service provided by your current commercial cleaner. With so many commercial cleaning companies vying for your business, how do you choose the one that is the right fit? Here are some tips for choosing the best commercial cleaning company.

How to Choose the Best Commercial Cleaning Company
A clean workplace is a safe workplace

The importance of maintaining a clean workplace goes beyond aesthetics and first impressions: it can also have a direct impact on the health and safety of staff, visitors and the general public.

Reducing the incidence of workplace illness and injury can be achieved by following these steps to maintain a clean, safe workplace.

A clean workplace is a safe workplace
The importance of cleanliness in retail

Research has shown that cleanliness and presentation in a retail environment has a direct influence on a shopper’s decision to make a purchase. According to a survey conducted by ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, 95 percent of shoppers reported that unclean restrooms and unpleasant odours would influence their shopping decisions along with dirty floors, spills or stains, dirty shopping carts and other factors.

The importance of cleanliness in retail
Mining and Industrial Cleaning

Mining and industrial sites are unique in their requirements when it comes to cleaning and support services. It is important to ensure your commercial cleaner has the expertise and experience to deliver flexible solutions tailored to your specific needs, with a commitment to positive safety and quality performance outcomes on your worksite.

Mining and Industrial Cleaning
Spring Clean your Commercial Premises

With spring just a few weeks away, now is the right time to start thinking ahead and plan a spring clean for your office or commercial premises. Unlike general cleaning and maintenance tasks, spring cleaning refers to those areas of your building that may need special attention after winter.

Spring Clean your Commercial Premises
Health Care Facility Cleaning

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment in a health care facility requires a more precise level of cleaning than a regular commercial space because of the special challenges these environments present. These challenges revolve around issues such as liability, regulations, infection control, contamination, hazardous chemicals, sharps and waste disposal, to name a few.

Health Care Facility Cleaning
Facilities Management: why outsource?

Implementing a Facilities Management plan is an important way of ensuring the efficient day-to-day running of your business. With the development of technology it is now easier and more cost-efficient than ever to outsource your business’ Facilities Management requirements.

Facilities Management: why outsource?
Colds and flu: stop the spread in your office this winter

Keeping your office or commercial space clean and hygienic throughout the winter months is important because infectious germs and diseases can be easily spread during this time of the year, which in turn can affect the productivity of your business and lower employee morale.

Colds and flu: stop the spread in your office this winter
High pressure cleaning – commercial & industrial uses

High pressure cleaning is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mould, grime, mud and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings and concrete surfaces. High pressure cleaning is faster and more powerful than regular cleaning methods, which makes it ideal for use on large surface areas.

High pressure cleaning – commercial & industrial uses
Why hire a professional tile and grout cleaner?

Tiled floors look great, are easier to clean than carpet and they offer a crisp, elegant appearance to your business or retail premises. However the beauty of tiles can start to fade over time with the build-up of every day grit and grime.

Why hire a professional tile and grout cleaner?
Commercial Hard Floor Cleaning

A hard surface floor can be one of the most impressive features of your commercial or office building. If the hard floor surface is maintained correctly, it can dramatically improve the look of your premises including waiting rooms, foyers, bathrooms and shop floors.

Commercial Hard Floor Cleaning
Commercial Cleaning for the Healthcare Industry

The Importance of clean, well maintained facilities and equipment cannot be underestimated for any business, however in the healthcare industry the associated risks can be much higher.

Commercial Cleaning for the Healthcare Industry
CEO's Sleepout for a good cause

For over a decade, CEOs, business owners, community and government leaders have been braving the cold of a June night to raise funds for the homeless. Think Solutions are proud to be a part of this fundraising effort.

CEO's Sleepout for a good cause
Waste Management for Hotels & Restaurants

Effective waste management begins with identifying the sources, types and quantity of waste your hospitality business produces. Hotels and Restaurants generate a lot of waste - from food, packaging, and waste water from toilets, kitchens and laundries. By taking action to minimise waste you will save money and achieve sustainable waste management.

Waste Management for Hotels & Restaurants
Autumn: Beat allergens in the workplace

While we welcome autumn as a relief from the heat of the hot Australian summer, for many autumn can mean the onset of allergies. As allergies can have a significant impact on the health and productivity or your staff, it is important to keep an allergen-free workplace during the cooler months.

Autumn: Beat allergens in the workplace
Facilities Management Explained

Facilities management is a term often used within the cleaning and maintenance industry – but what does it actually mean, and more importantly, how can it benefit your business?

Facilities Management Explained
Pest Control in the Australian Summer

We all love the Australian summer, and pests are no exception. Our long hot summers provide the perfect breeding ground for pests such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites, wasps, fleas, ticks, ants and spiders.

Pest Control in the Australian Summer
Commercial Cleaning New Year’s Resolutions

Commercial Cleaning may not be at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions list, however the start of a new year is the perfect time to review your commercial cleaning arrangement and put a plan in place moving into 2018.

Commercial Cleaning New Year’s Resolutions
Holiday Season Commercial Cleaning

For some businesses the holiday season is a hectic period, for others it can be a quiet time, particularly if your office closes over the holiday period or staff take vacation time. Your holiday schedule can affect the schedule you have in place with your current commercial cleaner, so it is important to talk to them about your cleaning requirements over this time.

Holiday Season Commercial Cleaning
Summer Maintenance

Summer is here, and with the changing of the seasons comes a change in your maintenance requirements. If your office is closed over the Christmas and New Year period, there are steps you can take to ensure the office is a clean and healthy environment when your staff return to work.

Summer Maintenance
Hygiene in the Workplace

Good hygiene practices in your workplace are an important element in maintaining a clean and healthy work environment. Hygiene at the office is more than just ensuring your employees wash their hands: it is an integrated approach aimed at reducing sick days, increasing productivity and improving the overall working environment for your employees and customers.

Hygiene in the Workplace
Pest Control through Sanitation

Pests are a nuisance - and can be a costly one at that. Prevention is ideal - so why not focus on never having a full blown pest problem in the first place? Pest control through sanitation is one of the keys to doing this successfully.

Pest Control through Sanitation
Cleaning and maintaining your Entrance and Reception areas

First impressions count and this is certainly true of the entrance and reception areas of your business or commercial premises. As these are generally high traffic areas with members of the public, clients and staff, they also present unique health and safety challenges.

Cleaning and maintaining your Entrance and Reception areas
Commercial Cleaning Services: Why Outsource

Outsourcing your commercial cleaning services is an important business decision. Maintenance and commercial cleaning services are an area where outsourcing can be a good decision for a busy business operating on a tight budget. By outsourcing these services you can save time and resources, enabling you to focus on running your business.

Commercial Cleaning Services: Why Outsource
Professional cleaning services for your retail premises

Perception is reality - especially with those first and lasting impressions customers make of your retail premises. The importance of keeping your retail premises clean and well-presented should not be underestimated. However, retail business can be demanding and it is easy to prioritise the cleaning and maintenance tasks to the bottom of the list with so many other jobs vying for your attention.

Professional cleaning services for your retail premises
School Cleaning Services

Clean and hygienic schools are paramount to the wellbeing of your staff and students.

Your school cleaning service should be able to offer safe, reliable services which also include relevant consultation and planning.

School Cleaning Services
Why choose an ISO Certified Commercial Cleaning Service

Hiring the right commercial cleaning service for your business can be tricky, as there are many variables to consider before choosing a company for your commercial cleaning needs. An important feature to look for is an ISO certified commercial cleaning services provider.

Why choose an ISO Certified Commercial Cleaning Service
How Carpet Cleaners can save your business money

One of the greatest myths is that hiring skilled carpet cleaners is an unnecessary investment; however carpet cleaning will eventually save you a lot of money.

How Carpet Cleaners can save your business money
Six Tips for choosing a Pest Control Specialist

Choosing a pest control specialist can be frustrating and expensive if you don't choose the right one. Here's a look at six things you should know about finding an exterminator:

Six Tips for choosing a Pest Control Specialist
Medical Office Cleaning

Medical office cleaning is a specialised task and should be undertaken by experienced professional cleaners. Unlike a normal office environment, medical offices and clinics can be contaminated with contagious germs which can spread to other patients and staff. An experienced medical cleaning service can assist in reducing the spread of infectious disease and illness causing germs.

Medical Office Cleaning
Commercial Office Cleaning – an investment in your business

Investing in a commercial office cleaning service for your business makes good sense. Studies have shown consistently that clean, comfortable workspaces and environments help improve productivity in the workplace. Unclean and badly maintained areas can affect staff morale and present serious health and safety implications.

Commercial Office Cleaning – an investment in your business
Hygiene Services and your hospitality business – choosing a provider

Hygiene goes beyond first impressions. We all want our customers to have a memorable experience during their visit, become repeat customers and recommend your business to their friends. The neglect of simple hygiene practices can erode the overall experience and leave an undesirable lasting impression.

Hygiene Services and your hospitality business – choosing a provider
Pest Control – recognise the signs of cockroach infestation in your commercial premise

Cockroach infestation in your commercial premise can have a damaging effect on your business reputation. It is often easier to spot signs of a cockroach problem than the actual cockroaches themselves.

Pest Control – recognise the signs of cockroach infestation in your commercial premise
Clinical and contaminated waste removal

Clinical and contaminated waste means any waste resulting from medical, nursing, dental, pharmaceutical, skin penetration or other related clinical activity. Clinical waste has the potential to cause injury or infection and includes waste containing any of the following:

Clinical and contaminated waste removal
Choosing a cleaner for your child care centre

As a child care provider, you understand how quickly germs, bacteria and illness can spread through your centre. Every surface, from toys and tables, floors and walls, toilets and even the ceiling can harbour harmful bacteria potentially putting your children and staff at risk.

Choosing a cleaner for your child care centre
Grounds Maintenance for your commercial premises

Ensuring proper grounds maintenance is not just about creating a great first impression: an experienced grounds maintenance team offers a number of benefits including saving you time, money and minimising any health and safety risks.

Grounds Maintenance for your commercial premises
Reducing the cost of waste disposal in your business

Regardless of your business type, all commercial operations produce some kind of waste. Dealing with and disposing of this waste is a costly task, but there are ways of achieving sustainable cost reductions and decreasing your environmental footprint at the same time.

Reducing the cost of waste disposal in your business
Why use a commercial office cleaning service

Your office and reception areas are the hub of your business: they are the areas where your employees will spend most of their day, and where they will meet and do business with colleagues, clients and potential clients. A clean, sanitary workplace is imperative and goes hand in hand with a productive, happy workplace.

Why use a commercial office cleaning service
Integrated Facilities Management

As your business grows and evolves so does the needs or your employees, customers and infrastructure. Juggling multiple suppliers for cleaning, security, building maintenance, labour hire, waste management and other services can become time and resource intensive, not to mention expensive.

Integrated Facilities Management
Commercial Cleaning Services – choosing the right one

Maintaining a clean workplace is essential for all businesses, to ensure a healthy environment for staff and to create an exceptional impression for Clients. There are numerous benefits in hiring an experienced commercial cleaning service however these services can vary significantly in terms of quality. So what should you take into consideration when choosing a commercial cleaning service?

Commercial Cleaning Services – choosing the right one
The Importance of Waste Management in Business

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal and monitoring of waste materials. Effective waste management services can save your business money and benefit the environment at the same time.

The Importance of Waste Management in Business
Carpet Cleaning for your Commercial Premises

Protect and extend the life of your investment with regular, professional carpet cleaning.

Investing in good quality, attractive carpet for your commercial premises is important for providing safe and comfortable flooring for years to come. Like most equipment, the life of your carpet can be extended with regular maintenance.

Carpet Cleaning for your Commercial Premises
Pest Control – Prevention is better than cure

When it comes to pest control, prevention is better than cure. Unwanted pests can transmit disease and cause injury, such as bites and skin infections, as well as the financial loss that may occur in your business when infestations occur. Financial losses could include spoiled food and damage to buildings and equipment, not to mention the damage you may incur to your business reputation.

Pest Control – Prevention is better than cure
Medical Cleaning services - does your provider stack up?

Proper cleanliness is not a luxury in a healthcare facility, in fact it is vital.

Each year there are around 200,000 healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in Australian medical facilities. Medical Facilities require a much higher standard of clean to prevent the spread of disease and infection. It takes the right products and skill to properly clean and sanitize a medical based environment.

Medical Cleaning services - does your provider stack up?
Benefits of combining your commercial cleaning and support services

Cleaning and support services can unfortunately take a large chunk of the time you expect to spend on other important tasks away from you. When that happens, your operations as a business will bear the negative impact that this brings. Hence, the best thing is to outsource these services, allowing you to manage your time better. Here are the benefits of combining these two services as you try to seek an appropriate service provider.

Benefits of combining your commercial cleaning and support services