As we begin returning to a more normal work environment, companies are beginning to welcome staff back into their buildings.

To gain your employees’ confidence and assure them that their safety is a priority while they’re in your facility, it’s important to partner with a commercial cleaning company that follows the cleaning guidelines established by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Today, we’d like to talk about a few non-negotiables that you should insist on when working with a professional cleaning company to maximize the cleanliness of your facility. These are just a few of the non-negotiables that Colonial Commercial Cleaning was built on.

Non-Negotiable #1: Follow CDC Protocols

Your cleaning company needs to be committed to following the correct protocols and technology set by the CDC to avoid cross-contamination while removing the maximum amount of dirt, bacteria, and germs from all the areas cleaned and disinfected. Cleaning techniques are constantly evolving, so your cleaning company must stay on top of the latest trends and recommendations.

Non-Negotiable #2: Use CDC-Approved Products

The use of CDC-approved cleaning and disinfecting products, HEPA filters, electrostatic sprayers, and microfiber cloths is critical. This sends a message to your employee and patrons that your facility is extremely clean and disinfected using products that the CDC has approved to keep the workplace safe.

Non-Negotiable #3: Collaborate on the Cleaning Plan

Take the time to meet with your cleaning company to create a plan that incorporates everything you are looking for in a clean facility. In addition, take the time to listen to the recommendations provided by the cleaning company because they can help you take your cleaning to the next level. Once you have this comprehensive plan pulled together, stick to it, and follow it closely.

Non-Negotiable #4: Put Quality Controls in Place

Holding your cleaning company accountable is necessary to maintain the highest cleaning standards. To do this efficiently, you must have quality controls in place for measuring the performance of the cleaning team. At Colonial, we use a quality assurance system that tracks the progress of the daily cleanings and reports any potential problems immediately which allows for quick resolutions.

Non-Negotiable #5: Service With A Smile

You should expect great customer service. Your cleaning team should be approachable, upbeat, professional, and demonstrate attention to detail skills. After all, they are cleaning in a building with your valued staff, and you want to ensure your employees are being treated well while your building is being cleaned.

Let’s Customize Your Cleaning Plan

While the prospect of returning to a normal work environment is exciting, it must be done safely to ensure the health and well-being of employees and visitors alike.

Colonial has been providing janitorial services to businesses in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland since 2010. This rich experience has allowed us to fully understand and appreciate the commitment needed to service facilities of all types.

We understand the importance of keeping your facility clean and sanitary. We also closely monitor the CDC cleaning recommendations, which helps us design a cleaning and disinfecting program specifically for your facility’s needs.

If you are interested in creating a customized cleaning reopening plan for your facility, please call us at (703) 257-7730 or complete the form on this page.