office spring cleaningWith the spring season in full bloom, we’re saying out with the old and in with the new. It’s time to send all those wintertime germs packing with a full cleaning of your office space. If you spent the entire winter huddled indoors typing away at your office desk, chances are you’ve neglected the cleaning duties. Well, the sun is shining and warm air is blowing, there’s no excuse to avoid tidying up now. Check out these few tips on springtime cleaning for your commercial space.

Alleviate Springtime Allergies

The start of spring means you can expect high amounts of tree pollen flying around and tickling your nose. With outdoor allergies already wreaking havoc, you’ll want to minimize the amount of potential allergens indoors. Cleaning your office space of dust, dirt and other particles can help alleviate allergic reactions for you and your employees/coworkers.

Be Thorough

Every nook and crevice in your office deserves some love now and then. While the kitchen and bathroom seem like the areas that need the most attention, don’t forget about the conference room or office spaces. Surface areas in these rooms collect dust and other particles over time, as they are very busy. You’ll want to keep these rooms nice and tidy for when clients come over, and regular maintenance can help with that.

Hire a Professional

Set aside a date and time to clean your office building and consider hiring a professional commercial cleaning staff to take the load off of your shoulders. At Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc., we understand every office and the people that run them are unique. We employ professional methods and high standards when it comes to cleaning a commercial office space, from the floors to the furniture. Let us meet your spring cleaning needs.

Schedule a Cleaning Today

Contact the RGV experts of Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc. at (956) 702-3892 to schedule an appointment for your office. Start the spring season on the right foot when it comes to your workplace.

 

 

With the cold and flu season already upon us, we should take extra precautions to avoid falling ill and spreading germs to those around us. After all, nobody wants to take time off during the holidays to fight a flu or cold. Considering that you spend a large portion of your day at work – a place where disease spreads like wildfire – it’s good to implement safety practices. You may be surprised to know that some of the most germ-filled objects and spots in your office are commonly used office tools and break room areas.

sick with fluWould you believe that the bathrooms at your workplace are cleaner than the phone on your desk? It’s hard to imagine, but if you think about how often restrooms are cleaned compared to your workspace, it’s pretty believable. Many people grab the phone without knowing the amount of bacteria that exists on it. Workstations are often left uncleaned for a week or more, allowing bacteria and other pathogens to multiply, adding more as multiple people come into contact with these surfaces. Here’s a list of some of the most bacteria-filled items and places at your workplace:

  • Office phone
  • Desktop and computer hardware
  • Copy and fax machines
  • Break room appliances

Check out the following tips on how to minimize your exposure to harmful, disease-causing organisms that may be lingering in your workplace.

Wash Your Hands

Hand washing is the single most effective way to remove dangerous pathogens from the surface of your body. A little soap and water can go a long way to preventing disease. For extra measure, keep a bottle of antibacterial solution near your desk.

Clean Your Work Area

Make a habit of maintaining your desk to be dust and bacteria free, especially if it’s where you eat your lunch. All it takes is a little of your favorite multi-purpose cleaner to rid those pesky pathogens. Avoid neglecting your computer keyboard and mouse, too!

Get Your Flu Shot

While a flu shot won’t protect against all strains, it is an effective means of reducing the possibility of becoming ill. There are plenty of places that offer flu vaccines during the season. Keep in mind that it is best to get vaccinated early in the fall. It takes about two weeks for your body to develop antibodies that fight influenza.

Don’t Put Others at Risk

When one person becomes ill with a cold or flu at work, generally others will too within days. Don’t cause an outbreak and put others at risk. If you feel like you’re coming down with something, stay home and focus on recovering.

Professional Cleaning is a Safe Bet

Start the flu and cold season with a freshly cleaned office space. Now that colder weather is underway and the potential for illness is higher, professional cleaning is a great way to minimize the risk of disease. A thorough cleaning of your office, carpet and floors guarantees a germ-free environment for you and your employees. We even offer janitorial services for sanitary maintenance. To get a deep cleaning for your workspace, call Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc. in the Rio Grande Valley at (956) 702-3892.

 

 

An office break room is a safe haven for your entire workforce. It allows workers the comfort they need to replenish their energy so as to fully prepare to take on any task. For this reason, keeping a spotless break room is one of the most important things you can do for your office. Follow our four simple tips to keep your office space clean and enjoy the benefits of a more effective workforce.

Prohibit Sponge and Dish Towel Usage

We all want to use a clean set of utensils and a coffee mug when getting ready to eat, but using community sponges and dish towels can leave you with a mouthful of germs and bacteria. These cleaning tools are known to carry impurities that can potentially be harmful, so keep your things clean by using disposable paper towels or bring your own set of utensils and mugs from home.

Sanitize Your Hands

A trip to the break room is welcomed at any time of the day, but always ensure to use hand sanitizer when making your way back to your office. This will prevent germs and bacteria you may have collected in the break room from making it onto your keyboard and mouse.

Wipe it Up

Sanitizing wipes can be a godsend for anyone in an office setting. Always make sure to wipe the break room table before sitting down to eat your lunch and wipe any other surfaces that can be crawling with germs.

Wash Your Hands

Germ spread prevention should be one of the biggest health priorities for every office employee. Do your part and wash your hands after every trip to the bathroom, before eating and after you visit the break room. Keeping this simple process in mind will significantly decrease the spread of germs around your office.

We’ll do the Hard Work

Your workforce will likely have enough on their plate to keep up with office cleaning, but don’t worry; CCSI is ready to put in the effort for you. Our complete cleaning services will do everything to ensure every inch of your office is squeaky clean and free from those nasty germs and bacteria. For more information about our cleaning services, contact our office in Pharr today.

 

 

Spring has arrived and with it, a blend of blooming flowers, outdoor adventures, and of course, allergies. If you’re one of the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, you’ve probably already taken the steps to prevent allergy attacks at home, but what about at your office? The allergens at your workplace can be a little harder to control. However, a little attention to detail and an effective cleaning regimen is all it takes to eliminate the threat of an allergy attack at work. Here are some tips to keep sneezing and runny noses to a minimum in your office this allergy season.

Clean Thoroughly and Frequently

Pollen, dirt, and dust are tracked into your office every day. Carpets should be professionally vacuumed once or twice a week and desks should be wiped down every day to avoid dust buildups.

Keep Moisture to a Minimum

Moisture can gather around doorways after a spring shower or around the kitchen sink in your company’s break room. This causes the spread of mold and dust mites. Our cleaning service professionals know a thing or two about taming your office’s moisture problems.

Leave the Plants Outdoors

The simplest way to reduce allergies in your office is to get rid of any live plants. Bacteria, mold, and pollen cling to plants and cause those infamous sneezing bouts. An artificial plant is a great alternative and can be easily dusted by a cleaning expert. We know, it may not be as pretty as the real thing, but are your allergies worth it?

Protect and De-Clutter your Desk

Dust and germs love to make themselves at home on your office’s desks. Desk clutter attracts these allergens and should be avoided at all costs. Also, crumbs from eating lunch at your desk can also pose a problem. Our cleaning service professionals can keep any hard surfaces from becoming an office germ fest.

Call the Professionals

Commercial cleaning professionals are no strangers to the threat that these and other allergens can pose for employees who suffer seasonal allergies. As you can tell, allergens have clever ways of sneaking their way into your office and wreaking havoc on employee health. At CCSI, we know a thing or two about allergy-proofing your Rio Grande Valley office or office building. Take the first step to keep employees happy and healthy this allergy season and request a bid for regularly scheduled maintenance from McAllen’s commercial cleaning professionals.

 

 

Flu season its on its way. Recent reports say that employees will miss 75 million days this flu season. Absenteeism is costs businesses roughly $660 per employee each year. It is critical to implement daily or weekly professional cleaning services to keep employees healthy and your business successful.

Flu season is relentless, so review the tips below for a germ-free workplace:

  • Disinfect hard surfaces. Viruses and bacteria can remain on hard surfaces for up to 18 hours. Regularly disinfect hard surfaces such as door handles, desks, keyboards, and phones.
  • Sanitize restrooms. The buildup of harmful germs in restrooms can transfer to guests’ hands and cause illness. Implement a deep cleaning system that reaches all corners and sanitizes grout lines, walls, sinks, faucets, and commodes.
  • Mop the floors. Flooring can contain more than 2 million bacteria per square inch, making it one of the top germ hotspots. To reduce bacteria levels throughout the facility, use clean mops and tools specifically designed to prevent cross-contamination by separating dirty water from clean water.
  • Encourage hand washing. With more than 50,000 bacteria per square inch, hands are a playground for germs. Frequent hand washing is the most effective way of reducing the spread of illness among clients and employees.

Leave It to the Pros

A professional cleaning crew can foolproof your building from lurking viruses and bacteria. Our staff will clean the kitchen, sanitize the restroom, mop the floors and keep your lobby and conference well-organized. Flu season is right around the corner. Prepare with expert cleaning.

Contact Us

Keep your commercial building germ-free this flu season. Our RGV cleaning professionals of Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc. are ready for action. Call us at (956) 702-3892 for more information.