Give your managers the best present this Christmas with daily office cleaning

Give your managers the best present this Christmas with daily office cleaning

Managers often come in for a lot of abuse, but when you look at all the jobs a manager has to do – many of which are additional to the actual managing of people – it’s hardly surprising that they’re tested to the limit. And here’s a fact that no manager can disagree with: when you’ve had a hard day and a tough year, the last thing you want is to clean up after employees… Delegating jobs is all part of it, of course, but asking employees to consider daily office cleaning often falls on deaf ears. Looking at it from the employees’ perspective, can you really blame them, though? In reality, employees beneath managers have just as much a problem with lack of time. Additionally, daily office cleaning probably isn’t in their job description. Asking them to do more than could be considered acceptable could do serious damage. Which is why many managers and higher-level staff come to Daisyclean. With Christmas now merely days away, considering a quote for daily office cleaning could be a quality solution to a problem that’s not going away any time soon. By investing in quality office cleaning services, you’re actually winning back time. On the surface, asking your managers to look after daily office cleaning and window cleaning looks like a sound idea. It’s better to do something than nothing, after all. While we can’t argue with that approach, what we would say is this: managing cleaning isn’t simple or straightforward, and its demands change every day. Our cleaners not only use the latest technology to ensure that things are actually as...
Washroom hygiene: 3 good reasons why your business really needs it

Washroom hygiene: 3 good reasons why your business really needs it

Years ago, it was expected that the washroom/WC would be a bit of a mess at work. Generally, workers accepted that this might be the case, and with less emphasis on hygiene than there is today, there wasn’t much to compel employers to take a pro-active approach. In 2013, however, a decent washroom isn’t just expected, it’s what is necessary to run an efficient business that really looks after its work-force. Here are 3 sound reasons why your business needs good washroom hygiene. Commercial cleaning expertise If you want a thorough job, you have to go to an expert. Here at Daisyclean, we’ve cleaned countless washrooms of various sizes, and we know exactly where to focus our efforts. We’re not saying that your employees aren’t hygienic and don’t know how to look after it. What we are saying, however, is that washrooms get a certain amount of use and employees or every description have little time. Besides this, it isn’t their job to ensure this environment is maintained to a professional standard. After all, if they’re spending time cleaning, they’re not doing what you employed them to do in the first place. Good hygiene prevents sickness: fact We often imagine germs as being only air-born things, yet the truth is more sinister – most of the germs which give us colds and flu are passed via surface contact. And germs are hardy: they’ll stick around for hours on the floor, on sinks and on hand-drier buttons. Regular maintenance and cleaning means you wipe these nasty little critters out for good. Which means less days off sick for your staff,...
Make the most of your business hours with evening office cleaning

Make the most of your business hours with evening office cleaning

Evening office cleaning is something we at Daisyclean know quite a lot about. To see why this kind of cleaning is so essential to many businesses, and a large part of what we do, let’s take a look at a common scenario that many companies face: a deadline is looming, employees arrive at work early to get things done and a battle soon begins…employees versus the cleaners who are finishing up their duties, trying to ready the work environment for a long and busy day! With time being ever more precious to businesses, not everyone wants a cleaner there first thing in the morning, especially with the Christmas period being so busy. Nobody enjoys having to work their way around precarious vacuum cleaner cables, and it’s hard to focus on an important meeting with a client when the cleaners still have to sort out the wash-room and make it look presentable. Our solution is to provide an evening office cleaning service that doesn’t get in the way of what you’re trying to do. There are lots of good reasons why cleaners come in the morning – for many businesses it’s the perfect time of day – but for other businesses, evening is better suited. And when you think about it, evening makes sense for many businesses. One of the biggest reasons is that with plenty of time to work with, cleaning can be done in a way which covers everything. With evening office cleaning, your employees will be free to start work early and stay at work several hours after if over-time is needed. That’s when the evening office...
The Winter vomiting bug is a nasty piece of work. Get the better of it with daily office cleaning

The Winter vomiting bug is a nasty piece of work. Get the better of it with daily office cleaning

The Winter vomiting bug means business, and as we approach Christmas 2013, it’s just as brutal as ever. Caused by a collection of viruses called noroviruses, the bug’s main talent is bringing its victims down in a matter of minutes, and leaving them feeling terrible for between 24 and 72 hours (most at risk are those in closed-environments with central heating).If there was ever a reason to consider daily office cleaning, it’s this horrible little critter. And it gets worse when we take a look at office hygiene… Most people think standard cleaning is enough. Disinfect the toilet seats once a day. Make sure the surfaces get a wipe down.Except there’s a problem with the basic approach: employees don’t always know they’ve got the winter vomiting bug. Symptoms can be hidden for hours before, and as long as several days after a person feels fine. The bug is also extremely stubborn: scientists have proven that it can survive for as long as 2 weeks on hard surfaces.   Possibly the most unsettling thing is how fast this bug can spread. Not only does it spread through an innocent pat on the arm, but it can be caught from taking a seat on a toilet. This puts women at more risk than men, although everyone is at risk in reality. Specifically because it doesn’t just affect people during the Winter. In fact, this bug can strike at any time of year! Get Daisyclean in for daily office cleaning and we’ll ensure that your workplace is as hygienic as possible. For example, not all cleaning chemicals will kill noroviruses, which means...
Ever thought professional window cleaning was an unnecessary luxury? Then read on!

Ever thought professional window cleaning was an unnecessary luxury? Then read on!

Here at Daisyclean, we understand that you’re trying to save money wherever possible, so of course we also understand why window cleaning may not be your top priority. After all, you can clean the windows yourself, right? While it’s a fact that you can, in this blog post we’re going to explore the benefits of getting the office cleaning professionals in and what this could do for the long-term success of your business. Firstly, it’s important to understand the basic reasons why people use Daisyclean. The main one, of course, is that we have a wealth of experience with both office cleaning and window cleaning. Another is that we can be relied upon for a fast and efficient service. For example, what if you have an important meeting coming up on Monday, and you don’t have anyone to clean the office windows? You could get an employee in to do so, but you’d need to check that their work was satisfactory afterwards. The alternative could be turning up on Monday morning to discover that the windows aren’t as clean as your employee initially thought they were… Professional window cleaning means a better mood in the office all-round So, what about the other benefits of clean windows in the workplace? One big one is a better mood in the office. We’ve all sat on the bus and felt slightly depressed by how grubby the windows are. When you work in an office environment all-day-every-day, it’s crucial to be able to see out into the world. The alternative is a feeling of isolation and, of course, a distinct lack of essential...