While video chatting with my mother the other night online, she complained to me about all the visitors that would arrive in her home over the next few days. I said “Mom, that’s great! You tell me all the time how lonely you are. What’s the problem?”

“Because now I have to clean!” she said.

“Uh . . . you do?” I said. “Why?”

The hard stare I got over an uncomfortably long pause told me I had asked an apparently clueless question. I could see her on cam peering dourly past my head where the pizza boxes, Chinese food cartons, wine bottles and beer cans congregated on the floor behind me, the detritus of last night’s party. I moved my head to block her view.

“(Sigh) because I want to make a good impression” she said evenly.

7 Things a Janitor Service Should Do to Help You Put Your Best Foot Forward

All eternal and universal truths are somehow encoded and stored in those things we know as mothers, and — she’s right. Having a clean, well maintained, and organized work environment sends the clear and important message that you care about your business, the comfort of your visitors, the perceptions of your clients and potential clients, and it is a good measure of your management skills too.

To make a good impression, have your janitor cleaning service do the following things:

All eternal and universe truths are somehow encoded and stored in those things we know as mothers, and — she’s right. Having a clean, well maintained, and organized work environment sends the clear and important message that you care about your business, the comfort of your visitors, the perceptions of your clients and potential clients, and it is a good measure of your management skills.

To make a good impression, have your janitor cleaning service do the following things:

    • Clean all glass doors and windows so they’re clear and streak free. Let that sunshine in baby!
    • Clean the area around all doorknobs and wall light switches.
    • Clean the carpets and upholstery because they collect dirt, dusty and bacteria, and if you leave them too long, they’ll start to smell. Make sure your janitor service has the necessary carpet and upholstery cleaning experience and that they give special attention to any waiting area or entrance area. Cleaning and properly maintaining carpets and upholstery have the added benefit of extending the life of those items.
    • A good janitor service should dust all furniture and tabletops, again, especially in any entrance-way or waiting area.
    • Plants are a terrific addition to just about any work environment – if they are well cared for and healthy.
    • The Bathroom. It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that they should be both cleaned and disinfected regularly – daily, if they get heavy traffic or if they are used by visitors, clients and potential clients. Your janitor service should clean the grout regularly. Make sure that there is no shortage of liquid soap, paper or cloth towels, and toilet paper.
    • Regularly carry out all the trash, ideally at the end of each day to help keep the indoor air smelling clean and fresh.

Do all this, and do it consistently, you’ll make your mom proud, and you’ll improve your business’s bottom line.

Put YOUR best foot forward! Contact us today Free Personalized Estimate Quote that meets your needs. You may also call us at 212.741.9400.