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Window Cleaning: What To Look For

(Originally Published February 03, 2020)


Looking to get the best window cleaning Kitchener-Waterloo has to offer? Today, we’ll outline what you need to look for when hiring commercial window cleaners in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and how Kitchener Clean can help!


At Kitchener Clean, we have over 25 years of combined industry experience helping business owners get cleaner and healthier workplaces - and we’d love to share what we’ve learned with you.


In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what you need to know about commercial window cleaning, who needs window cleaning, and more. Let’s get started.


Window Cleaning Kitchener-Waterloo: Services


When looking for window cleaning services for your business in Waterloo, one of the first things to ensure is that your commercial window cleaners offer both interior and exterior window cleaning.


When you think about window cleaning, the first thing that may come to mind is exterior window cleaning. However, interior window cleaning is just as important! Interior windows can also become dirty, dusty, and, after too much dirt build-up, can hinder light flow into your office space.


Because of this, it’s important to find a commercial cleaning company that provides the same level of care for your interior windows as they do your exterior windows.


Interior Window Cleaning



Interior windows are found in almost every commercial workplace. Whether you work in a small office or a large corporate building, there are likely to be many interior windows. They may be found on office doors, meeting rooms, in the foyer, or even acting as walls or dividers between sections within your office.












When it comes to interior window cleaning, it’s important that you find a cleaning service that does more than simply wipe down your windows. Remember, many office spaces also have windows that act as walls or doors with a significant amount of glass. Because of this, you will want to make sure that your window cleaners can take care of these spaces as well.


On top of that, when you work with professional cleaners, they will do more than just clean the window. They will ensure that everything is cleaned, including:

  • Thorough window cleaning
  • Window frame cleaning
  • Window sill cleaning

Interior windows often do not require cleaning as frequently as exterior windows. Although fingerprints and dirt can build up over time, they won’t face the same wear-and-tear as exterior windows.


At Kitchener Clean, we can help determine an appropriate cleaning schedule to complete your interior window cleaning. For example, many companies choose to complete their interior window cleaning on a semi-annual or annual interior basis. However, we understand each business is unique, so we will work with you to create a schedule that works best for your needs!


ExteriorWindow Cleaning



Want to make a great first impression on new customers, clients, and visitors to your workplace? Ensuring that your exterior windows are clean is a great way to show that you care about your office. Dirt and debris, such as fallen leaves, spider webs, sticks, and loose dirt can quickly build up on your exterior windows. Exterior window cleaning can keep your office looking beautiful both inside and out!













There are a number of advantages of exterior window cleaning, including:

  • Increased natural light - Did you know that many workers consider natural light in the office as the #1 perk of any workplace? Clean windows allow more natural light in!
  • Improves heat efficiency - Don’t pay more than you need to on your energy bills. Keeping your exterior windows clean and free of debris will help your windows let in more heat from the sun during the winter, meaning you won’t need to turn your heat up as high.
  • Presents a more professional image - Many workplaces have large exterior windows present at the front of their building. You can make a great first impression for those who visit your office or workplace by ensuring your exterior windows are always clean and presentable.

Exterior window cleaning is also very important as it can help protect your windows, and ensure you won’t have to spend a great deal of money replacing them before you really need to.


Over time, glass becomes permeated with a variety of contaminants. These contaminants include hard water or minerals (from sprinkler systems and building run-off) and acid rain and oxidization (from windows encased in metal frames and screens).


Hard water and minerals are the biggest threat to your exterior windows. Glass is porous, so it can begin to accumulate airborne pollutants over time as well. Consistent exterior window cleaning can prevent a build-up of these contaminants and help ensure your windows last longer!


At Kitchener Clean, we can provide regular exterior window maintenance as well as complete window care on a semi-annual or annual basis. We will work with you to determine an exterior window cleaning schedule that works best for your unique business and schedule.




“They cleaned our restaurant exterior and inside windows, the job was done very professional, every detail of the windows are very clean, I am very happy and will keep business with them.”
Aicheng Lin



Types Of Buildings That Require Window Cleaning


No matter what type of workplace or office environment you find yourself in, it will likely require commercial window cleaning. At Kitchener Clean, we provide full commercial cleaning services, including interior and exterior window cleaning, to a variety of businesses across the Kitchener-Waterloo area.












Commercial window cleaning can be beneficial to any type of building. Here are some examples of different types of businesses and the different needs they may have:

  • Small Offices - May require only exterior or both interior and exterior, depending on the location of the building (e.g. an office located in the interior of a building may not have exterior windows).
  • Large Offices - Generally exterior and interior (large offices generally have both exterior and interior windows).
  • Restaurants - Generally exterior only (many restaurants, especially smaller restaurants, do not have interior windows or have very few that their own staff take care of).
  • Rec Centres - Generally exterior and interior (rec centres are large buildings that usually have a lot of both interior and exterior windows).
  • Industrial Offices - Generally exterior and interior (large industrial offices will usually have both interior and exterior windows).
  • Retail Stores - Generally exterior only (many retails stores are small and have only exterior windows. Some, such as retail stores located in a mall, may have only interior windows or both interior and exterior).
  • Co-Working Spaces - May require only exterior, only interior, or both (co-working spaces come in a wide variety of shapes and business types, so their requirements will vary)

This list of examples should give you an idea of what certain businesses may or may not need. If you work in a different type of office or workplace environment and you’re not sure if you would benefit from exterior or interior window cleaning, contact Kitchener Clean today! We’ll be happy to share our expertise with you and let you know if we can help with your building.


The Benefits Of Working With a Full-Service Cleaning Company


Interior and exterior window cleaning is only part of a full office clean! There are many other office cleaning services that you can benefit from, such as floor and carpet cleaning, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, and more. When you choose to work with a full-service commercial cleaning company that provides window cleaning, you can get all your office cleaning and care completed through one company!


This means you won’t have to juggle your time and budget between multiple cleaning companies, you won’t have to worry about dozens of invoices and paperwork, and you have the ability to get to know your cleaning company - and they can get to know you. This helps ensure that your cleaners can provide the best possible care for your workplace.


Services Offered by Kitchener Clean


As well as interior and exterior window cleaning, we offer the following services at Kitchener Clean:

  • Total Office Cleaning & Care: We will make sure your office is the cleanest, healthiest space possible. We clean under everything, and we make sure to use non-toxic cleaning products - so everyone in your office can breath easier. Our Total Office Cleaning & Care packages are specially designed for each customer, so you can get the services you need on a schedule that makes sense for your workplace.
  • Office Carpet Cleaning: We will perform routine vacuuming, routine spot and spill removal, and interim maintenance, as well as deep cleaning of your carpets. We can also help you learn where to strategically place floor mats to help prevent soil and dirt build-up in your carpets and on floors.
  • Office Floor Care Service: Everyone knows that chemical smell of floor cleaning! However, we provide a non-toxic floor cleaning and care plan that is specifically designed to help your floors last longer and won’t be hard on your employees and guests. We have the know-how and expertise to keep your floors looking great for longer.
  • Office Compost Program: Want to do your part in giving back to the environment? Through our Office Compost Program, you can compost at work just like you do at home!
  • Non-Toxic Cleaning: At Kitchener Clean, we want to help our clients feel great in their workplace. We use non-toxic cleaning products when possible, so you, your employees, and your customers can breathe easier!

When you choose to work with a full-service cleaning company like Kitchener Clean, you can also ensure that your employees can get back to what really matters - their work! Companies that forego professional cleaners often require their employees to regularly clean.


This can not only take up a significant amount of employee time, but it can also lead to ineffective cleaning. Cleaning an entire office space is more than simply wiping down counters and tables. Proper cleaning techniques and disinfectants are needed to ensure your employees stay healthy and that you stop the spread of germs and viruses - such as the flu.


By working with commercial cleaners, you can ensure that your employees are more productive when they’re at work, and you can help keep things clean and sanitary - so your employees won’t get sick as often, and so everyone feels better when they’re at the office!


Trust Kitchener Clean For Window Cleaning Waterloo!



For the best office cleaning Ontario has to offer, trust Kitchener Clean. We provide both interior and exterior window cleaning. We’ll work with you to come up with a cleaning schedule that works best for you and your unique workplace!


We provide a wide range of cleaning services, from our scheduled Total Office Care packages, floor cleaning and more. We work with many different types of businesses, from small-large office environments to rec centres, and many other businesses!



“I am very happy with the Kitchener Clean Team. I have been satisfied with consistent cleaning appointments for over 5 years. I appreciate the cleaning appointment reminders and the flexibility of scheduling to accommodate our busy family and work schedule.”
Abby Pawson



Derrick Carroll at 9:31 AM
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How To Find The Best Office Cleaning Company

(Originally Published January 27, 2020)


To find the best office cleaning Ontario has to offer, you can follow these steps to ensure you only work with the best:

  • 1. Research reviews online
  • 2. Ask others for suggestions
  • 3. Contact the best options
  • 4. Call references
  • 5. Request a meeting

At Kitchener Clean, we have over 25 years of combined industry experience cleaning offices across the Kitchener-Waterloo area in South Western Ontario. We’re happy to share what we’ve learned with you!


In this article, we’ll expand on the five steps above to help you find the very best office cleaners for your unique business. Let’s get started!


Office Cleaning Companies - How To Find The Best



1. Research reviews online


In the age of modern technology, you have access to lots of information about any company you want to learn more about! Through Google Reviews, Facebook Recommendations, and other sites such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Yelp, you can see what other customers have said about a local office cleaning company - both good and bad.


If you don’t know the name of any office cleaning companies near you, don’t worry! You can simply type into Google a search phrase such as “Office Cleaning in [Your City Name]” - For example, if you live in Toronto, you may want to type “Office Cleaning in Toronto” into Google.


Once you’ve done your search, a number of local cleaning companies will show up. On Google, you can click on the number of reviews that a company has to see all of their current reviews and star ratings.


A snapshot of Kitchener Clean’s reviews from Google Reviews



Although online reviews can provide a good starting point for which companies you want to look further into, it’s important to remember that star ratings aren’t everything - and some reviews may be fake! Your office cleaners can have a big impact on your workplace. A high-quality, professional company can help make your office a better place to work and visit!


However, an unprofessional company can be disruptive to your day-to-day work schedule, may not effectively clean, and you could even end up paying more due to lots of hidden fees. Finding legitimate reviews can help you eliminate unprofessional companies and narrow down your search.


So, how can you make sure the reviews you’re reading are legitimate? MarketWatch has some tips to help you effectively navigate through online reviews:

  • Watch Out For “I” and “Me” - Most reviews will speak in the first person, but fake reviews often overuse “I” and “me,” plugging them into sentences are frequently as possible. As well, you will want to watch out for overuse of verbs. Fake reviews often use more verbs, while real reviews use more nouns.
  • Look At The Timing - Most review sites will tell you when a review was posted. The timing of a company’s reviews can tell you a lot. For example, if a company has 20 positive reviews but they were all posted within a week’s time and then nothing else was ever posted, that is a huge red flag.
  • Check Spelling & Grammar - Fake reviews often come from “content farms,” where lots of content is submitted in a short period of time. If you notice a lot of reviews are written poorly and have a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes, you may be reading fake reviews. 

Still not sure how to spot real reviews? For more on what to look out for, click here.


2. Talk to other business owners


As helpful as online reviews are, they are generally just a good starting point. After you have narrowed down your list to a few companies that you think are worth looking into, write their names down. Then, talk to other local business owners and see what office cleaning companies they use (or have used in the past).


Getting a first-hand review from someone you know in “real life” can be more helpful than 20 online reviews. As you speak to other business owners, see if any of the companies you wrote down match the ones they are using.


If you notice any new names show up, write those down as well and conduct your own research. Check out reviews, but also look into websites, see how many years of experience they have, and check to see what services they offer.


When you speak to other business owners, you may want to ask them what specific services they are getting from their office cleaning company. A cleaning company may be perfect for one business, but if they don’t offer the services you need, there is really no point in contacting them. 


3. Contact your three best options


Call the potential cleaners and ask for references


Now that you have done some thorough research, it’s time to narrow down the list. You don’t want to waste your time (or a cleaning company’s time) by contacting too many different companies. It can be hard to keep track of too many quotes and too much information!


It’s generally recommended that you try to narrow your list down to your three best options. That way, it makes it easy to compare things such as prices, services, schedules, and more.

When you contact your potential office cleaners, you may want to ask them a few questions such as:

  • Do you offer any cleaning packages?
  • Do you offer standalone services?
  • How long have you been servicing businesses in [Your City]?
  • What days do/can you provide cleaning services?
  • Do you work on weekends?
  • Do you work evenings?
  • How frequently can you clean?
  • What office size do you normally work with?

Asking a few questions will let you know if this is a company you want to continue pursuing. If, after your phone call, you feel like the company might still be a good fit, ask for references that would be willing to talk to you.


4. Call references


Talking to business owners who have worked with your potential commercial cleaners in the past is one of the best ways to learn more about the business. It may seem like a daunting task at first, especially if you got three references from each business on your list. However, it will be well worth it in the end when you know more about each business.


Hiring office cleaners can be a large investment. Your cleaners will often be in your workplace, may at times interact with employees and customers, and can transform your office (hopefully for the better!) Because of this, it’s best to take the time to get to know others who have worked closely with the company.


When speaking to references, you may want to ask questions such as:

  • What was the company’s communication like?
  • Did you have an easy time communicating over phone and email?
  • What were the cleaning staff like? Were they polite?
  • Did you find that your contract was clear and easy to understand?
  • Were there any hidden fees or unknowns that you only found out after you hired the company?
  • If any mistakes occurred, how were they solved?
  • Overall, how would you rate your experience with the company?

You might want to write down a list of questions before you call references. It can be difficult to think of important questions on the spot, and you will want to make the most of your time.


5. Ask to meet the company in person


During your in-person meeting, you can get a quote and learn more about the company


Finally, once you have done all the research you can, it’s time to meet your potential office cleaners in person. At this point, you may have narrowed down your search to two companies. If you are really stuck between three, you can meet with all three - but it’s best to have it narrowed down as much as possible.


Be sure to let the cleaning company know that you are very interested in working with them, and that you would like a thorough quote/proposal. During your meeting, you may need to go over additional details. In order to give you an accurate quote, the companies will need to know more about you and your business!


After you have done this with all of the companies you are considering, it’s time to make your choice. It’s important to keep in mind that going with the cheapest option just for the sake of saving a few dollars isn’t always the best way to go.


It can be best in some cases, but you should consider everything you’ve learned before you make a decision, including scheduling, reviews and references, communication skills, availability, and comfort level!


Three Benefits Of Working With Commercial Cleaners


There are many benefits when you choose to hire commercial cleaners - especially when you’ve picked the best office cleaners Ontario has to offer! Outsourcing your office cleaning to a high-quality, professional company is one of the best things you can do to keep your office looking and feeling great, and to ensure your employees only have to worry about what really matters in the workplace.


1. Office cleaners help you make a great first impression


When a new customer or client walks into your office, they’re going to notice everything. On a day-to-day basis, it’s easy for employees and managers alike to forget about that weird smell in the office kitchen, or that year-old stain in the middle of the board room carpet.


However, a new person walking into your office will notice these things - and more. Ensuring your office is clean and sanitary is one of the best ways to make an excellent first impression. You don’t want new customers itching to get out of your building as soon as possible! You want them to feel comfortable. If your office smells good, looks good, and feels good they’re more likely to stay.


And this isn’t just important for new customers - it’s also important for new employees too! If you are looking to hire, you might have a harder time if your office is a dirty mess. From Career Addict, a dirty office is listed as one of the biggest “unmistakable signs of bad company culture!



"If the office is messy - RUN! Their working structure isn’t going to be any neater.
A messy office shows that no one takes pride in the office and aren’t happy in
their current positions."
- Career Addict



By working with a professional office cleaning company in Ontario, you can make sure that your workplace provides a great first impression to both new customers and potential new hires alike.


2. Office cleaners help you breathe easier


A clean office provides a healthier, happier workplace for employees


Unfortunately, office environments can pose health risks due to mold growth and common workplace allergens. Offices can easily accumulate dirt, dust, and debris due to poor ventilation, poor cleaning habits, and lots of people coming and going in and out of the building.


Even common office cleaning products can cause problems for employees and customers! That’s right - many common cleaners contain hazardous chemicals that can worsen asthma symptoms, cause headaches, and create other frustrating symptoms. Indoor air pollution is a real problem!


However, when you work with professional office cleaners, they can help take care of issues such as dust, dirt, and build-up of grime. They will also notice issues like mold growth much sooner than the average person, and take care of it before it becomes a problem.


Many professional cleaners will even offer non-toxic cleaning solutions. This ensures that as your office gets cleaner, you don’t replace one problem for another.


3. Office cleaners allow your employees to work on what really matters


If you don’t outsource your office cleaning, you will still need to make sure that your workplace is cleaned on a regular basis. That task typically falls on employees. Depending on the size of your office, they may end up spending many hours per week cleaning up at the end of the day or the work week.


The average employee is not trained in commercial cleaning, so not only will employees not be able to thoroughly clean and sanitize your office, they will take longer to complete the task. This means that they will spend a great deal of time working on cleaning when they could be completing their important weekly tasks!


By choosing to work with an office cleaning company, your employees can get back to work on what really matters in your office, while your commercial cleaners quickly and effectively clean your workspace.


Office Cleaning Ontario - Trust Kitchener Clean



For the best office cleaning Ontario has to offer, trust Kitchener Clean. At Kitchener Clean, we can help you get the best office cleaning Kitchener has to offer. We provide a wide range of cleaning services, from our scheduled Total Office Care packages to window cleaning, floor cleaning and more. We work with many different types of businesses, from small-large office environments to rec centres, and more!



“An office full of people almost guarantees that somebody will not be happy with the cleaning service! But since we've started using Kitchener Clean at our office, there has not been one complaint! Friendly, efficient and thorough, I would highly recommend this company!”
Holly deGraaf


Derrick Carroll at 8:32 AM
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All You Need to Know When Looking for Office Cleaning in Kitchener

(Originally Published January 20, 2020)


Today, you’ll learn how to get the best office cleaning Kitchener has to offer by following these tips and knowing what to look for when hiring office cleaners.


Kitchener Clean is Kitchener-Waterloo’s #1 Office Care Partner. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses across the region get cleaner, brighter offices - and we are happy to share what we’ve learned with you!


In this article, we’ll go over what you should look for when hiring your own office cleaners in Kitchener, the many benefits of working with commercial cleaners, and how to get a great return on investment from your cleaning services. Let’s get started now!



Finding The Right Cleaners For You


Learn how you can get the best office cleaning Kitchener has to offer by following these tips when looking for your own commercial cleaners.


1. Read Online Reviews


The first step to hiring the right cleaners for you is finding the right cleaners for you!


One of the quickest and easiest ways to find high-quality commercial cleaners is to simply do a search for “commercial cleaning Kitchener” or “office cleaning Kitchener” and see what pops up.


If you are searching on Google, you will likely be met with a number of different local office cleaning businesses. First, you’ll want to check out their Google Reviews.



Quick Tip: Remember, the number of reviews is often more important than the overall rating. For example, a business with only two 5-star reviews may not be as reputable or experience as a business with 4.5 stars, but has 15+ reviews!



You can also check out other sites that offer reviews such as Facebook, Yelp, or the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Thoroughly read through reviews - don’t just look at ratings alone.


If you see a lot of positive reviews, find out what exactly they’re saying. Is the company known for their fast service, great communication, or long list of services available?


Also check out the negative reviews. Generally, no one is perfect - and even if a company is professional, experienced, and well-liked, there will always be someone who has something negative to say! It’s up to you to decipher which reviews are honest and what overall rating you are comfortable with.


2. Ask For Multiple Quotes


Find a few different companies and get multiple quotes before making your decision


Even if you immediately find a company that you’re comfortable working with, it’s always a good idea to get multiple quotes from 3-4 different businesses if possible.


A quote may seem perfect if you have nothing to compare it to, but once you start collecting quotes, you may see that the first offer was nothing special!



Quick Tip: You’ve heard it before - if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. The same goes for quotes. Any quote you see that is significantly lower than the others is probably a big red flag!



Getting multiple quotes allows you to easily see what the industry standard is for pricing. As well, you can compare what services are included in that price.


If you get an extremely low quote, there’s a good chance some vital services are missing from the initial price. It’s important that as you get each quote, you ask exactly what is included and what may count as “extra” services!


3. Learn About Services


We briefly went over this above, but when looking for office cleaners, you are going to want to find a company that is able to provide your workplace with all the cleaning services you need.


The last thing anyone wants to do is to have to hire multiple companies to clean their office. This makes managing your cleaning services much more complicated, will likely be more expensive, and generally means more disruptions in the office.



Quick Tip: Before hiring a cleaning service, make sure you find out about every service they offer. Even if you don’t want to use all of their services at this time, you may want to in the future. Working with one company is much easier than working with multiple cleaners.



We may not realize it, but there are a lot of different types of cleaning required for even a small office! As you search for your perfect office cleaners in Kitchener, see if they offer the following services and learn details about those services:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Floor cleaning & care
  • Window cleaning (exterior and interior)
  • Kitchen & washroom cleaning
  • Dusting, wiping, and polishing
  • Electronic cleaning - computers, keyboards, phones
  • Sanitization and Disinfecting, including Ultimate Disinfecting of surfaces

Many commercial cleaners will gladly list their services on their website. However, some small or less common services may not be listed. As well, most websites will not state how frequently these services are provided, as it varies. Ensure you find out about every service your cleaners offer and how often they can provide each service.


4. Consider Quality of Customer Service and Care


It’s important to work with polite, professional staff


You don’t want to have already signed a contract only to discover your new office cleaners are hard to get in contact with, or never return your calls! Excellent customer service is one of the most important things for commercial cleaners to have.



Quick Tip: From the initial quote to any communication you have over email, phone, or in-person - pay attention! These early communications are a good indication of how the company typically operates.



As a business owner, you know how important your office atmosphere is. Cleaners with poor communication skills or who lack excellent customer service can have a negative impact on your office environment.


This may happen due to:

  • Schedule mishaps - Cleaners show up at the wrong time (for example, during an important meeting!)
  • Rude or unprofessional staff - Poor communication is not just no communication. Rude cleaners can make your employees feel uncomfortable in their own workplace.
  • Not showing up - Poor communication can lead to other schedule mishaps, such as not showing up at all. This might mean your office feels dirty, which is not good for clients or employees.

Remember, customer service is more than just answering a phone call. It's also about working together to solve problems and to make sure customers receive the very best experience after every email, phone call, or in-person visit.


Top 3 Benefits Of Hiring Office Cleaners


Still not sure if office cleaning is right for you and your business? There are many advantages of hiring professional commercial cleaners that go beyond cleaner kitchens and bathrooms!


1. Office Cleaners Help Create a Healthier Environment


Anyone can clean - right? Do you really need office cleaners to do the job when you have perfectly capable employees to clean up after themselves?


Although most people are pretty good at cleaning their homes, cleaning an office environment is completely different than cleaning your own house. As well, offices see lots of different people every day - from employees to managers to clients and customers. And with all that foot traffic brings dirt in from the outdoors and…germs!


Office cleaners don’t just clean. They sanitize and disinfect. Professional cleaners know the areas in your office that are most likely to spread germs and ensure these areas are not just clean, but sanitized as well.


Working with commercial cleaners can also help reduce other potential health risks such as insect infestations or mould growth in your building. They will be able to notice strange smells or new stains that the average employee would likely skip over.


They’ll also help keep food storage and prep areas cleaner and more sanitary, which reduces the potential for pest problems as well as the spread of possible food-related illnesses!


2. Office Cleaners Improve Your Professional Image


Unless you work with the professionals, it is not easy to keep your office sparkling clean and looking its best, even if you do have employees who are willing to clean.


If you have customers or clients coming into your office on a regular basis, it’s important that you present a professional image to all of your customers.


A clean office gives a great first impression


Though you may have gotten used to that musty smell in your meeting room, or that big, dark stain right in the centre of your board room’s carpeting, it's likely that a new client would notice that right away. A clean office shows that you care, and are willing to put effort into your image.


A clean office isn’t just important for attracting or keeping clients, it’s also important for attracting new workers! Many offices hire new employees on a fairly regular basis. If your office is smelly, messy, and dirty, you may have a hard time finding new workers.


In an article from Careeraddict, the #5 suggested reason given to turn down a job offer is actually due to discovering a messy or disorganized office setting.


"If the office is messy - RUN! Their working structure isn’t going to be any neater. A messy office shows that no one takes pride in the office and aren’t happy in their current positions." -


So, if you want to make sure that your employees and customers alike feel comfortable in your office, hiring commercial cleaners is definitely the way to go!


3. Adds Value - Get a Great ROI On Your Cleaning Investment!


We mentioned above that hiring commercial cleaners can actually help you get a return on investment (ROI). There are many ways this can happen.


For one thing, if you are a small business but are steadily growing, you may eventually plan to sell your building and move to a bigger space. If you own your office, keeping your current building clean, maintained, and mould and dirt-free will help increase your resale value. You will easily get a huge ROI from well-kept real estate.


There are also more subtle but still important ways that you can get an excellent ROI from your cleaning investment. When employees don’t have to worry about cleaning, they can work on what really matters. They will be able to pour more time into their office tasks, take more calls with clients, and finish more reports!


Studies also show that working in a clean environment helps boost productivity! This means that when you invest in a cleaner office space, you will get more from your employees and their time.


For Office Cleaning Kitchener, Trust Kitchener Clean


Get The Best Return On Your Investment When You Work With Professional Cleaners



At Kitchener Clean, we can help you get the best office cleaning Kitchener has to offer. We provide a wide-range of cleaning services from our scheduled Total Office Care packages, window cleaning, floor cleaning and more. We work with many different types of businesses, from small-large office environments to rec centres, and more!



“An office full of people almost guarantees that somebody will not be happy with the cleaning service! But since we've started using Kitchener Clean at our office, there has not been one complaint! Friendly, efficient and thorough, I would highly recommend this company!”
Holly deGraaf, Google Reviews



Derrick Carroll at 4:53 PM
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Ultimate Guide to Commercial Cleaning

(Originally Published December 22, 2019)


In this ultimate guide to commercial cleaning, we will discuss essential regular cleaning services and tasks, as well as how your business can benefit from a professional cleaning team.


Kitchener Clean is the Office Care Specialist preferred by businesses in Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and surrounding areas. We provide the best commercial cleaning around! Contact us today to get started.


Now, let’s dig in and learn more about commercial cleaning Waterloo, specifically what you need to take care of around the office on a regular basis and how a professional service can help.


Ultimate Guide to Commercial Cleaning Waterloo
Tasks To Be Done Regularly


A regular office cleaning schedule is a must in order to maintain cleanliness around the office. A typical cleaning checklist will be broken down into daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that you’ll want to stay on top of.


Click here to download a printable copy


Daily Cleaning


Top daily cleaning lists for office reception, lobby and work space areas should include:

  • Vacuuming all floors
  • Mopping of all hard floor and tiled areas
  • Empty waste bins, wash as needed and add new liners
  • Standard glass cleaner to wipe down all glass areas
  • Damp-wipe hard surfaces with mild disinfectant
  • Polish brass and bright work
  • Clean walls and painted surfaces as needed
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches and baseboards
  • Keyboard cleaning

Additionally, here are daily tasks for the break rooms and washrooms (including kitchen break rooms):

  • Empty waste bins, wash as needed and add new liners
  • Disinfectant mopping and wipe down of all hard surfaces
  • Sanitize and clean all basins, toilets, doors and fixtures in washroom
  • Refill soap dispensers
  • If there is a dishwasher, load all dishes present in dishwasher and run
  • Wipe down all reflective surfaces including mirrors, brass, and glass
  • Use spray disinfectant on the sides of all surfaces including toilets, doors, sinks, and appliances

Daily cleaning will show employees and visitors that your business is professional and welcoming


Weekly Commercial Cleaning


Weekly cleaning lists include deeper cleaning tasks that create a healthier work environment for employees and guests of the office.

  • Polish and buff all hardwood surfaces including floors and conference tables
  • Squeegee glass windows inside and out (as needed)
  • Empty refrigerator of all employee brought food, clean, and disinfect
  • Empty and disinfect all trash receptacles, add new liners.


Monthly Cleaning


Monthly cleaning lists are shorter than their daily and monthly counterparts because they include important but non-urgent tasks.

  • Vacuum all fabric chairs (clean as needed)
  • Vacuum all vents
  • Dust all high surfaces, working top to bottom
  • Vacuum and deep clean surface areas



High Quality Commercial Cleaning Waterloo


You need a commercial cleaner that values hard work, customer service, honesty, and integrity. These values set Kitchener Clean apart from the competition:

  • Home cleaning quality: Kitchener Clean is firmly committed to cleaning your office as thoroughly as we would our own home.
  • Perfect washrooms and kitchens: Careful attention to these two areas is needed to create a safe, germ-free work environment. We know these two areas often take more work, and we plan accordingly to ensure they get the attention and effort needed to make them spotless every time.
  • Non-toxic cleaning products: We care about the environment and, therefore, use only EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products when possible in your office.
  • Security: We take our work very seriously. All of our staff are bonded and have undergone police checks. They are highly reliable and responsible individuals, so you can be assured that your cleaning will always be done at the agreed upon time and to a consistently high standard.
  • Clean guarantee: Our reputation is important to us, so we guarantee all of our services. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will return within 24 hours to address your concern at no additional cost. If we haven’t responded to any client communication within 24 hours of receiving it, we will offer you a free week of Office Care!


Kitchener Clean can make sure you get the best commercial cleaning in The Waterloo Region


Commercial Cleaning Waterloo: Essential Services
Carpet Cleaning


Our skilled Carpet Cleaning Team Members at Kitchener Clean will thoroughly clean your carpets with the latest advances in non-toxic cleaning processes. Here are the five elements of Kitchener Clean’s carpet care:

  • Soil Prevention - Proper mat placement and interior and exterior hard surface maintenance isolate and contain most of the soil entering your building.
  • Routine Vacuuming - This is critical to remove most of the dry soil trapped in your carpets.
  • Routine Spot and Spill Removal - The sooner these are removed after occurrence, the more likely your carpet will not be permanently stained.
  • Interim Maintenance System Cleaning - This is cleaning for appearance improvement, and can postpone or limit the need for Deep Cleaning. This is achieved by carpet cleaning of all high traffic areas and other main laneways.
  • Deep Cleaning - A carpet cleaning of all areas of the carpet.

A regular cleaning schedule will also help to prevent dirt and soil build-up, which can permanently damage your carpets and lead to costly and unnecessary early replacement expenses.



Floor Care


Each type of hard-surface flooring requires different treatments in order to maintain its original texture and brightness. Therefore, we will custom design a non-toxic cleaning and care plan suited to your floors. Not only will your floors last longer, avoiding early replacement, but they will also become slip-resistant, which will increase safety for your employees and your customers.


Vinyl flooring is probably the most common type of hard surface flooring used in an office environment. It can come in squares, sheets, and now even in strips, similar to laminate. It can be either glued to the sub-floor, or free float. It is durable, easy to install, easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive, and comes in a multitude of colours and patterns. 


Though there are many different options, what all these flooring materials have in common is the need to be protected and cleaned! Many commercial vinyl floors are not sealed and protected after being laid down; the flooring itself will wear over time, and before you notice a wearing of the actual floor, become dull.


The best way to protect your investment in any type of flooring is to provide proper preventative care (such as sealing) and to get regular cleaning.


Regular floor care keeps your office clean and saves you money in the long run


Window Cleaning


Over time, glass will become permeated with a variety of contaminants, including hard water or minerals (from sprinkler systems and building run-off), acid rain and oxidization (from windows encased in metal frames and screens), with hard water or minerals being the biggest threat to your external windows.


Because glass is still porous, airborne pollutants can become obstructed in it over time. A regularly scheduled exterior window cleaning can offset these problems.


Our Window Care Professionals will use a combination of their expertise and non-toxic, EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products to let the sunshine into your office. Your work area will be brighter and your conscience will be clear knowing that no harmful toxins were used in the process. Learn more about why you should hire a commercial window cleaner.


Get your interior and exteriors windows cleaned!


Office Composting


While cleaning for our clients, we noticed a large volume of organic waste generated in offices and discarded into the garbage. Businesses, unlike residences, don't have access to a composting program, so organic waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill. Kitchener Clean has developed and now proudly offers an "Office Compost Program" to businesses in the Waterloo Region.


As a member of the Office Compost Program you receive a Green Bin to collect all your organic waste and compostable materials. All the same items that you would Green Bin at home can be put in the bin in the office. This includes all food scraps, coffee grinds, tea bags, paper towels, tissues. and etc. These compostables are picked up weekly by an Office Care Technician and replaced by a fresh clean Green Bin.



Total Office Care

Kitchener Clean can put together a personalized package of services depending on the needs of your office. You receive all your regular scheduled cleanings as well as restorative floor care, carpet cleaning, and window washing throughout the year. 


No more searching for individual services and companies when you require carpet cleaning, floor refinishing or seasonal window washing.  No more wasted time gathering quotes and scheduling services. No more budgeting for the big ticket items!


Kitchener Clean will make sure your office is the cleanest, healthiest space possible. We also take the time to clean under everything, not just the areas that are visible. We use only the best quality, non-toxic products available. We guarantee that we will clean your office to the same high standard that we would want our own homes cleaned.


Whether you require daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or "as needed cleaning,” we can give you the best office cleaning in Waterloo.


Kitchener Clean provides commercial cleaning services in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.


Why Commercial Cleaning Is Worth The Investment
  • 1. Higher productivity: Cleaning and organizing is crucial to help employees do their jobs more effectively. Reducing germs in the workplace keeps your team healthier. One survey found employees experience a 50% drop in productivity when working while sick.
  • 2. Fewer injuries: Having a clean office space reduces the likelihood that employees, vendors and visitors will get hurt. Slips, trips, and falls account for more than 9 million emergency room visits each year, according to the National Floor Safety Institute.
  • 3. Lower absenteeism: Businesses lose 111 million workdays each year to the flu alone. Dirt, germs, dust buildup and poor indoor air quality all contribute to colds, the flu, viruses, asthma and allergic reactions.
  • 4. Greater degree of professionalism: If potential customers and clients arrive at a messy office environment, they’re less likely to do business with you.

You will create a more professional environment for your employees and potential customers, as well as reduce the amount you spend on upkeep and replacement of floors, carpets, and windows.


There is also the value added when you have a more productive staff: a more presentable office space. A more presentable space means new clients or customers are more likely to feel comfortable at your office - making them more comfortable to work with you! More productive employees mean you receive high-quality work and a staff team who is ready and willing to get their jobs done.


For more, check out our article on The Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company to Keep Your Workplace Clean.


Let Us Give You The Best Commercial Cleaning Waterloo has to offer


Kitchener Clean services a wide variety of industries all across the Kitchener-Waterloo area.


We offer commercial cleaning services to many different businesses, both big and small!


Examples of Industries we serve:

  • Many different types of office spaces
  • Local businesses
  • Corporate offices
  • Tech and start-up companies
  • Recreational centres, such as clubhouses
  • And much more!

We are happy to serve many different types of office spaces and workplaces!


What Kitchener Clean Customers Are Saying:
“An office full of people almost guarantees that somebody will not be happy with the cleaning service! But since we've started using Kitchener Clean at our office, there has not been one complaint! Friendly, efficient and thorough, I would highly recommend this company!”
- Holly deGraaf


Derrick Carroll at 3:58 PM
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Commercial Floor Cleaning Services

(Originally Published December 13, 2019)


In this article, we are going to discuss commercial floor cleaning services!


Your office floors most likely consist of carpet or hard surface flooring, or a combination of both. Kitchener Clean is an expert in commercial floor cleaning services - contact us today for a no obligation quote!


It’s important to know how to care for different types of flooring and how often they need to be serviced. Now, let’s take a deeper look at what’s involved in office floor care.


Commercial Floor Cleaning Services


Regular floor cleaning keeps your work space looking professional and helps prevent build up of germs and dirt. Let’s take a look at the different types of flooring you may need serviced.


Tile Flooring


Commercial tile flooring is generally either ceramic or porcelain, and can be either glazed or unglazed. Both have advantages and disadvantages in terms of their appearance and durability.


If you are looking to put in a new tile floor, it is best to consult with tiling experts, who can help you determine what will work best for your unique office environment.


Once the tile floor has been laid and grouted, the care of the floor is the same - keep them clean and free of dirt, salt, etc, wash them often with a mild floor cleaner, and deep clean them periodically, including the grout.


As part of Kitchener Clean’s Total Office Care Program, your office’s tile floors will be cared for and maintained on a regular basis with regular vacuuming and mopping.


A tile floor deep clean can also be added as a one time service


Vinyl Flooring


Vinyl flooring is probably the most common type of hard surface flooring used in an office environment, and therefore subject to commercial floor cleaning services.


It is durable, easy to install, easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive, and comes in many colours and patterns. Though there are many different options, what they all have in common is the need to protect the floor itself. Many commercial vinyl floors are not sealed and protected after being laid down; the flooring itself will wear over time and become dull.


The best way to protect your investment in your vinyl floor is to seal the floor and apply finish to the floor. Kitchener Clean provides stripping, sealing, and finishing of your office vinyl floor as a one-time service.


Over time, even if you are diligent with your vacuuming and daily mopping, dirt, salt, and other materials can become embedded in your vinyl floor. Unlike tile, which is a more resilient material, your vinyl floors will eventually start to wear. This is where a strip, seal, and finish of your vinyl floors can greatly help with the appearance and longevity of your office flooring.


Our experts can deeply clean or strip your vinyl floor, and then seal and finish it, giving you a beautiful, protected vinyl floor


Carpet Care


A customized, comprehensive carpet care program is one of the essential commercial floor cleaning services. There are several reasons why, including the following:

  • Regular carpet cleaning can significantly increase the life of carpets
  • Carpets trap airborne pollutants; these must be removed periodically in order to maintain indoor air quality
  • Remove spots and stains
  • Prevent buildup of allergens and bacteria
  • Enhances the appearance of any room. Clean, well-maintained carpets speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of your business
  • People feel better about their work environment when it is clean. This includes the carpeting

A new method of carpet cleaning, called Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning, has emerged over the past decade. This method of carpet cleaning is a “Very Low Moisture” (VLC) or dry carpet cleaning method. 


A carpet cleaning solution is applied to the carpet. The solution is made up of polymers which literally “encapsulate” (or surround) the dirt particles. An agitation machine is then used to vigorously work the fibres of the carpets. The encapsulated dirt residue is ready to be vacuumed immediately, during the next regularly scheduled vacuuming of the carpets.


The Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning method improves carpet appearance, and it keeps carpets cleaner for longer periods of time compared to other methods, including steam cleaning. It also saves water, which will help keep your monthly utility bills down.


Contact us today to see how we can provide you with a customized, comprehensive carpet care program.


Proper mat placement, regular vacuuming, spot and spill removal are all essential elements of carpet care


Trust Kitchener Clean For The Very Best In Commercial Floor Cleaning Services!


Kitchener Clean services a wide variety of industries all across the Region of Waterloo. We offer commercial cleaning services to many different businesses, both big and small!


If you are interested in learning more about the types of businesses we work with, see some examples below. You can also contact us to learn more!


Examples of Industries we serve:

  • Office spaces
  • Local businesses
  • Corporate offices
  • Tech and start-up companies
  • Recreational centres, such as clubhouses
  • And much more!

We are happy to serve many different types of office spaces and workplaces, including corporate offices, rec centres, and the ever-growing tech industry in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. 


What Kitchener Clean Customers Are Saying:


“The Kitchener Clean Team has been nothing short of superb. They were able to pick us up as clients at a moments notice due to unforeseen circumstances with our previous cleaner. The communication with the owners and staff is very open and clear which makes the overall experience with this company very positive.The entire team is courtesy, friendly and professional and I would highly recommend Kitchener Clean to any office who is looking for an exceptional clean at a very competitive rate.” - Erbsville Accounts


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