Office Cleaning Services – Spring Cleaning

Office Cleaning Services – Spring Cleaning

Spring brings on allergy season. Here are some steps to engage in spring cleaning services properly with things like vacuuming and mopping to prevent allergies.

 

 

Video Transcript:

 

Austin:
Oh, hey man, are you Tyrone?

Tyrone:
Yes, I am. Welcome to Charleston.

Austin:
Ah, thank you man. Oh, man, sorry about that. It’s nice to be here.

Tyrone:
I’m not shaking your hand. You just sneezed in your hand.

Austin:
Sorry about that, man. These allergies got me messed up.

Tyrone:
That’s why I wanted you here. We came to the office to pick up some disinfectant so we can head out to the accounts and I can show you what we do when we disinfect things to get ready for the allergy season.

Austin:
All right, let’s do it, man.

Tyrone:
All right.

Austin:
What you got there?

Tyrone:
This is the Alpha that we use. It’s Alpha multi-surface disinfect cleaner. Since school is out, we’ll be using in the cafeteria tables and also the desk that teachers and kids will be using.

Austin:
Well, that’s cool. Where else would you use it?

Tyrone:
We also use it at any high point touch areas, such as faucets in the bathrooms, stairwell railings, door knobs, anything that they’ll be touching.

Austin:
Got you. Very cool. So you just spray it on it and then what happens? You wipe it back off, or how does it work?

Tyrone:
Well with this, you have a three to 10-minute wait time, so ultimate kill you just leave it on for 10 minutes and then after that, you just wipe it off.

Austin:
Okay, so maximum kill time. You leave it on for 10 minutes and it’s going to kill everything on there.

Tyrone:
Yes, sir.

Austin:
All right, well let’s take it out to the site and put it to use.

Tyrone:
All right.

Speaker 3:
All right, Budd Group team. Time for your first pro safety tip on spring cleaning safety. Remember that multipurpose cleaners do not disinfect and disinfectants do not clean, so make sure you are using the right chemical and that it has a label that says it is a disinfectant in order to kill germs. Virex and Alpha HP are two of the most common that we use at the Budd group, but they have different dwell times. So make sure you know what th` dwell or kill time is before you use the disinfectant for maximum effectiveness. And finally make sure you disinfect any and all high touch surfaces at your account on a regular basis. Your manager should know exactly which services these are and be able to tell you.

Tyrone:
So Austin, I see some bees and stuff over there so you might want to just leave that.

Austin:
Bees out? I’ll see any bees. I’ll be fine man.

Tyrone:
Austin?

Austin:
Oh, oh shit.

Tyrone:
I told him.

Tyrone:
Man, I told you there were bees around there.

Austin:
I know they got me pretty good too. Does that happen a lot this time of year?

Tyrone:
This time of year? Yeah. Anywhere that we throw away food, we always have bees around.

Austin:
Gotcha. So dumpsters, trash cans. Man, that’s rough. So if I do come up on some bees and I work for you, should I get some spray and try to kill them or get them with a broom or what? How should I take care of them?

Tyrone:
No you just notify the supervisor so we can contact the correct people so they can come in and spray for bees.

Austin:
Gotcha. All right, so just let the supervisor know, stay away. Keep other people away and let supervisors take care of it.

Tyrone:
Yes sir.

Austin:
All right.

Speaker 3:
Spring cleaning, safety pro safety tip number two. Insects, snakes and all kinds of other critters come out around this time of year and can be found anywhere that food is stored or disposed of. So be extra careful during the spring and summer months when you are working in those areas. And if you do encounter one of these critters, stay away and keep others away. Call your manager for help. Finally, if you are allergic to any flying insects, please let your manager know so that we can be prepared in the case of an emergency.

Tyrone:
Austin, what are you doing up there on that ladder?

Austin:
Sorry about that Tyrone. I just trying to take care of some of that high dusting for you while I was here.

Tyrone:
Well, I appreciate that Austin, but with this we can pretty much get as high as we need to. We really don’t use ladders unless it’s necessary.

Austin:
All right, so if you don’t need a ladder, don’t use it.

Tyrone:
Exactly.

Austin:
Good to know. All right, so every now and then though it is going to be necessary to get on a ladder if we have to do some fine cleaning or maybe get up there with our hands. So if we do need to use a ladder, what are some of the things we need to know about it?

Tyrone:
One, you you need to inspect your ladder and make sure it’s a good condition.

Austin:
Okay. So things like labels, they need to be on there and we can see this thing right here, it can hold me but no more than 300 pounds. That’s good to know.

Tyrone:
Correct.

Austin:
Anything else?

Tyrone:
Also you need to make sure the base is always on contact with the floor.

Austin:
All right, all four legs down and that needs to be locked out.

Tyrone:
Yes.

Austin:
Good to know. Anything else about it?

Tyrone:
Also you need to have a three point contact on the ladder when you’re using it.

Austin:
Okay. So both feet and one hand so you can keep that other hand free.

Tyrone:
Yes.

Austin:
Gotcha. Gotcha. And I see right here it says don’t stand at or above this level. So that seems important too.

Tyrone:
Yes, you don’t go past that point and if anything hard or you need to go past that point, you need to contact your supervisor so we can figure out a way that we can get up there without using past that step.

Austin:
Gotcha. So if I’m here, I’m working for you and there’s something that’s requiring me to go higher than I can reach off of this step right here, I don’t need to do it.

Tyrone:
Exactly.

Speaker 3:
Spring cleaning safety pro safety tip number three. Do not use a ladder unless you absolutely have to. The high dusting extension pole is a great tool to avoid having to get on a ladder. If you do have to get on a ladder, make sure that all of the warning labels are in good condition and follow them. Never use any of the steps past a warning label. Finally, make sure the ladder is firmly on the ground and that you maintain three points of contact for the ladder at all times while using it.

Austin:
All right, man. Well, hey I appreciate you having me today. It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve learned a lot.

Tyrone:
Yeah, it was my pleasure having you.

Austin:
Man.

Austin:
Man. I’ll tell you what, pollen’s getting me today.

Tyrone:
Yeah. It’s in the mats is all over the place, but we got to make sure that once we blow the mats that it doesn’t get inside any of the school.

Austin:
Okay, so you’re saying not only is it filling up my nose, it’s also filling up this mat we’re standing on?

Tyrone:
Correct.

Austin:
All right, so how do you make sure you keep it clean?

Tyrone:
What we do, we blow the mats off and then once we go inside the school we would vacuum the carpet area and then we also dry them off with this.

Austin:
Okay. So blowing these things off, trying to keep all the pollen out to keep it from getting tracked in. But inevitably some of it’s going to get tracked in. So we’re going to vacuum any carpet and then make sure we’re dust mopping any surfaces.

Tyrone:
That’s it.

Austin:
Because hey, pollen on the services can be slick.

Tyrone:
That it can be.

Austin:
I’ll tell you what, man, I’ve had a great time today. I appreciate you having me out here and I always enjoy being in Charleston. I can’t wait to see you again.

Tyrone:
It was my pleasure having you, Austin.

Austin:
Thank you, sir.

Speaker 3:
Time for the final spring cleaning pro safety tip. This time of year, pollen gets everywhere, but it especially likes to build up on exterior walk-off mats, which can cause pollen to be tracked inside of the building and make entrances extremely slick. Please take time to vacuum off or blow off these mats regularly during pollen season. Finally, use a dry mop often around entrances to keep them free of pollen, which will prevent the floors from getting slippery.

 

 

 

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