Basic janitorial services often start with essential things like sweeping, mopping, dusting and vacuuming, Tasks like these make up the core of any effective cleaning service. However, they are not the limit of the things that need to be done to properly maintain a commercial property.

Building Services Inc takes a more comprehensive approach to help you maintain a clean and overall healthy interior space. This includes detailed cleaning services designed to eliminate all signs of dust, dirt, and other unwanted debris. Our professionally trained sanitation technicians ensure that all aspects of your property are consistently cleaned to the highest standards.

What Are The Benefits Of Professional Interior Cleaning?

Employees tend to be more productive and take greater pride in a clean working environment. Cleanly, sanitized workspaces also tend to lead to fewer sick days during the year.

Clients and guests also tend to be more impressed when visiting a clean and well-maintained site. A pristine commercial property also tends to attract more high-end tenants.

Dedicated Account Managers Ensure The Highest Level Of Service

At Building Services Inc. we provide our clients with a dedicated account manager. This is a highly experienced individual who oversees all aspects of janitorial services on your site. They make sure that everything meets your standards and that all our technicians perform to our meticulous approach. You dedicated account manager can act as a liaison to handle all your questions, or schedule specialty services.

General Cleaning Services

While things like dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping are certainly important for maintaining a clean building, there are many other facets that go into a well-maintained interior space. At Building Services Inc. we offer a broad menu of general cleaning services which will keep your building looking fresh and clean during the day. Then at night, we perform a more comprehensive cleaning to make sure that everything is ready for the next day.

A day porter or matron is essentially a sanitation technician who is on duty at your commercial property during normal business hours. They are essentially responsible for making ensuring that your building looks clean and presentable, during daytime operating hours. In the case of a larger commercial property, you might need more than one day porter/matron.

They discretely handle cleaning and maintenance of unexpected incidents such as cleaning up a spill on a slippery floor, picking up broken glass, or emptying an overly full refuse container.

Whenever necessary we customize your day porter-matron services to meet the specific needs of your building or site.

  • Maintaining a clean lobby or commons area

  • Maintaining clean washrooms clean

  • Restocking washroom supplies

  • Perform minor maintenance, like replacing a light bulb

  • Clean food preparation spaces like kitchens, kitchenettes, and break rooms

  • Cleaning the cafeteria after lunch service

  • Cleaning and preparing conference rooms before and after important meetings

  • Periodically cleaning touch point surfaces during cold and flu season

  • Responding to spills or broken glass

  • Placing signs warning pedestrians about wet floors

  • Removing litter from entryways and parking areas

Trash Removal

Consistent trash removal plays a very important role in maintaining any commercial property. It is especially critical in retail spaces or anywhere that food is being prepared, served, and consumed.

When trash bins and wastebaskets aren’t emptied in a timely and consistent manner, it can look unsightly to employees, clients, and guests. A trash bin with food items in it can even start to give off foul odors. At the same time, excess waste, including discarded food, can start to attract pests like flies, cockroaches, and rodents.

At Building Services Inc. we make sure that any necessary trash bins and wastebaskets are emptied and then reloaded with a fresh garbage bag.

Nightly Cleaning

Offices, retail spaces, and other commercial properties need a healthy environment for occupants, guests and employees to interact. Since these are often very busy places during the day, most prefer to schedule routine cleaning at night.

At Building Services Inc. our sanitation technicians use a methodical approach to ensure that your property is thoroughly cleaned every night, from top to bottom. This includes, but it not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining a clean lobby or commons area

  • Vacuuming carpets and floor mats

  • Sweeping

  • Mopping tile floors

  • Dry mopping hardwood floors

  • Disinfected flat surfaces and touchpoints

  • Cleaning reception areas, lobbies, and commons

  • Wiping down interior glass surfaces

  • Cleaning break rooms and cafeterias

  • Cleaning and preparing kitchens and other food preparation areas

  • Cleaning and restocking washrooms

Recycling

Individuals and businesses have become increasingly aware of the value of recycling. Providing clearly labeled recycling bins in high traffic areas and foodservice locations encourage everyone to actively recycle.

Building Services Inc. embraces the modern-day recycling philosophy. Our technicians check recycling containers as part of our nightly trash removal service, making sure to sort each one into the appropriate bin at your sites primary refuse area.

Kitchens, Break-rooms & Lounges

Thorough cleaning is essential anywhere that food is being prepared, served, or consumed. There are also many regulatory codes that apply to commercial or retail kitchens.

This means our technicians take a meticulous approach to cleaning any kitchen, breakroom, cafeteria or lounge. Making sure that all food services are wiped down and disinfected, walls are free of spatter marks, and emptying all waste bins.

Wall Washing

Marks and smudges on walls can occur anywhere. They are especially likely to happen if your property is frequently visited by children and pets. Yet just about any commercial property will eventually develop dust and cobwebs clinging to the walls. Left unchecked dust buildup can be a significant issue in areas such as behind electronic devices.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that food service areas are exceedingly prone to spatter marks and other material buildups. If you are serving food to the general public or larger groups, unclean walls could lead to a food code violation.

Whenever needed Building Services Inc. can clean the walls in critical spaces such as:

  • Washroom walls
  • Kitchen and cafeteria walls
  • Behind wall-mounted TVs and other electronic devices
  • High-traffic areas

It’s also worth noting that the type and finish of the paint on walls can also be a factor in how quickly the buildup or attract dust. In general, flat, and matte finish paint tends to attract and show more dirt, dust, and imperfections. They can also be more prone to damage if they are washed improperly.

Satin paint has a more subtle sheen which makes it easier to wash than flat and matte finishes. Eggshell paint has a slightly more glossy sheen, which also makes it relatively easy to wash. Our technicians are well-versed in these nuances and have the equipment, materials, and professional training to clean your walls and restore their like-new appearance.

Floor Care

VCT Tile

Vinyl Composition Tile floors can be prone to scratching, or dulled finish if they are cleaned improperly. Our floor cleaning technicians are well-aware of this and use a methodical approach to sweep, and mop VCT floors. When necessary we can also polish VCT tiles to maintain their glossing appearance.

Wood Floors

Wood floors add charm to retail spaces, offices, and other commercial properties. Older floors tend to be made from hardwoods like oak, maple, walnut, or ash. Though fir and birch are also very popular. Some modern-day floors are made from composite wood or recycled materials.

Some wood floors are also accented with stain to bring out the natural grain pattern. Then they are finished with things like natural oils, wood varnish, or polyurethane. This locks in their sheen, while also helping to protect the underlying wood.

Wood floors need periodic cleaning to look their very best. This might call for professional dry mopping or using a professional wood floor cleaning product that is tailored to the characteristics of the wood and the finish.

Our professional floor cleaning technicians are well-versed in how to clean wood floors based on the material, stain, and finish. The overarching goal is to clean the floor while also maintaining its natural appearance.

Floor Stripping & Refinish

Even the most well-cleaned floors will gradually start to build up tiny dust particles and discolorations in the protective wax layer. This is even more likely to be an issue with VCT tile floors. This can give the floor a yellow, and unappealing tinge.

Floor stripping and refinishing is a special process where we use the latest technology and equipment to remove the existing wax layer. This will restore the original appearance of the floor before prepping it for a new layer of wax.

Floor Cleaning & Waxing

As time goes on the wax protecting a floor can start to break down. Some waxed floors can also suffer from discolorations caused by microscopic particles gradually invading the wax layers. A floor in this state may need to have the wax layer stripped.

Some floors don’t need to be stripped, and simply need to be cleaned. Once our floor cleaning technicians have swept, mopped, and removed all traces of dust, they can start the waxing process. This typically requires a modest amount of high-quality floor wax and a professional-grade floor buffer. We then meticulously apply a layer of wax to protect the floor while also giving it an appealing sheen.

Granite

Granite is a type of igneous rock that forms when magma cools slowly. This gives it a crystalline appearance that can be very aesthetically pleasing when professionally cut, polished, and maintained. Since they are igneous and not sedimentary rock like marble, granite floors are more forgiving. However, this doesn’t mean they are impervious.

In the long-term acidic floor cleaning solutions can start to etch some of the mineral components in the granite. Some cleaning products can also leave behind residue on the surface causing the granite to dull in appearance.

Our floor cleaning technicians carefully sweep and dust granite floors. We then use a neutral pH floor cleaner that is specifically formulated for stone floors. This helps restore the floor’s natural appearance and maintain it’s intended sheen.

Grout / Tile Cleaning

Even the most well-cleaned floors will gradually start to build up tiny dust particles in gaps and spaces. This is even more likely to be an issue with VCT or tile floors with grout. As time goes on these tiny cracks can start to take on an unsightly appearance or develop too much contrast from the surrounding tile.

Grout / Tile Reglazing

Grout can start to change color with the passage of time. This is even more likely to occur in places like bathrooms which are both high traffic areas, as well as areas that need frequent cleaning. Over time dust and other contaminants can start to permeate the microscopic structure of the grout turning it an off-putting shade of yellow, gray, brown, or even black.

At the same time, tiles can start to lose their protective waxy coating, or suffer excess scuffs. This is even more likely to happen if the floor in question has not been professionally cleaned and maintained.

Grout and tile re-glazing is often called for to restore the appearance of a floor or bathroom in this condition. This involves a meticulous process of removing any remaining glaze and saturated residue from the surface of the tiles. This sometimes calls for the use of hydrofluoric acid. The grout itself might also need to be steam cleaned.

Once the surfaces have been cleaned and professionally repaired, we then apply a fresh glazing layer. The material used for the glaze can vary depending on the type of tile, and the preferred level of sheen.

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Carpet Cleaning & Care

Carpet is very popular in many offices, retail spaces, and commercial properties. It brings a unique warmth and appearance, while also lending some color to the space. Because it gets walked on, carpets need to be cleaned regularly. Even carpet in a low-traffic area can still start to accumulate dust.

When a carpet goes uncleaned for a long period of time, it can start to change color and potentially even take on an unpleasant odor. Seldom cleaned carpets can also start to hold onto allergens and might need early replacement.

Building Services Inc. has a wide range of carpet cleaning equipment. We also have professionally trained technicians who can handle all your carpet cleaning needs.

Vacuuming

Our professional vacuum cleaning systems have the suction to pick up dust and other types of carpet debris, even on deep pile carpets. Our technicians methodically clean the carpet making sure to pay extra attention to nooks and crannies, while also thoroughly cleaning all high traffic areas.

Spot Cleaning

Stains are relatively common with any type of carpet. Some can be quite stubborn. Using the wrong type of stain remover can sometimes lock a stain in. Fortunately, our floor cleaning technicians have years of experience removing even the most challenging of spot stains from even the highest value carpeting. The professional strength of our stain removers simply cannot be matched by anything you find on retail store shelves.

Bonnet Cleaning

Bonnet carpet cleaning is a special process that essentially uses hard floor spray buffing to rejuvenate a carpet’s appearance. This typically involves a durable type of cotton rag, rayon and/or a polypropylene pad. A rotary carpet shampoo machine pad is then soaked in a carpet cleaning solution.

Our technicians work the machine over the carpet. The gentle agitation then dislodges and dirt and stuck-on debris which then adheres to the special cleaning pad. Bonnet cleaning can be used for spot cleaning or large area stain removal. However, it can wear out a carpet if it is used too much. Our technicians can help you understand if bonnet cleaning is required or if there is another suitable method for addressing a discolored area of carpet.

Extraction Carpet Cleaning

Extraction carpet cleaning, which is sometimes thought of as “Carpet Steaming” is a process where pressurized hot water is used to propel a mixture of cleaning agents deep into a carpet. The goal is to loosen the grime, debris, and dirt, debris that has become trapped deep in the pile of the carpet. A high-powered vacuum is then used to simultaneously remove all the loosened material.

Entire Workplace & Facility Cleaning

Furniture & Fixtures

Commercial properties and retail spaces typically have offices, lounges, waiting rooms, and other areas with furniture and fixtures. From time to time these areas need to be cleaned, dusted and professionally maintained. At Building Services Inc. We typically include these areas in our service programs to make sure that your furniture and fixtures look their very best.

High Dusting

Bookcases, cabinets, exposed ductwork, and other high places might go unseen by the casual observer. Yet they are just as prone to collecting dust and other airborne particles as any other flat surface. If these areas are not cleaned on a regular basis the dust and particles can start to compact into a very hard to clean grime.

At Building Services Inc. our professional technicians use special high dusting vacuum equipment to extract dust from these often hard to reach places.

Glass Partitions

Glass partitions are commonly found in offices, meeting rooms, and even eating establishments. Some bathrooms will also use frosted glass partitions. Fingerprints and dust on these glass features can be unsightly.

The meticulous approach of our technicians includes wiping down and cleaning glass partitions throughout your commercial property.

Interior Glass Cleaning

Interior windows occasionally need to be cleaned. This will remove any lingering dust as well as eliminate any fingerprints.

Glass also has a very sleek and often elegant appearance. This makes it popular in many forms of corporate furniture and office features. Finger spots and even dust buildup can alter the appearance of glass, robbing it of its aesthetic appeal.

Our cleaning service includes interior glass cleaning to maintain the appearance of glassworks and light fixtures.

Venetian Blind Cleaning, Repair & Replacement

Venetian blinds are very popular as window treatments, as well as office privacy blinds. However, they do create a high number of horizontal surfaces, which can collect dust and other airborne particles.

Most Venetian blinds use some form of string mechanism to move them up and down. With repeated use, these components can tangle or potentially break. At the same time, the blinds themselves are typically made from thin plastic, vinyl, or wood, which can be fragile.

When possible, our technicians might be able to repair a compromised Venetian blind, or simply help install a matching replacement.

Furniture Polishing

Our furniture polishing services use professional techniques and materials to restore the original appearance of your wooden or metal furniture. Building Services Inc. has years of experience and training helping us to match the right type of polish to a piece of furniture.

When it comes to wood furniture and fixtures, wax buildup or basic wear and tear can cause the surface to lose its natural finish. This can also dull the appearance of the wood grain. If necessary, we can carefully strip away any surface residue. Then we can polish or lightly apply wood oil to restore the natural appearance of the wood.

In the case of metal furniture or metal fixtures that have lost their gleam, we typically start with a meticulous cleaning. This will remove fingerprints, dust, grime, and any other unwanted residue. We then use a neutral pH professional polish to restore the metal’s natural gleam

Fabric Partition Walls

Fabric partition walls are most commonly found in office cubicles. However, you can also find them in some retail spaces, or reception areas. Just like fabric on furniture or carpet on the floor, the fabric walls can start to collect dust and other unappealing materials. Individuals who are allowed to eat or snack at their desk are also increasingly likely to stain a partition wall.

Cleaning a cubical wall typically start with lightly vacuuming to remove any loose dirt or dust that might be clinging to the fabric fibers. This can also help reduce airborne allergens in the area.

If there are any stains on the fabric, our technicians will use a professional strength spot cleaner to remove them. The overarching goal is to remove the stain while also restoring the original color of the fabric.

Fabric Cleaning

Most pieces of furniture like chairs, couches, and padded benches have either fabric or upholstery. Dust and other debris can gradually settle onto these surfaces altering their color over time. In some cases, the fabric can even absorb allergens which could affect the respiratory health of visitors.

Our technicians use professional techniques and equipment to clean away dust and other debris from fabric surfaces. When necessary we can also use our proprietary cleaning solutions to remove any spot stains. Deep steam cleaning might be needed to clean a badly affected piece of fabric.

Interior Landscape

Many commercial properties have natural or artificial plants in their common spaces. This helps add an organic, natural feel that most people find pleasing. Indoor plants are more prone to issues with dust and damage than outdoor plants. This is especially true for so-called “Silk Flowers” vinyl and other plants.

Plant Care Services

Vinyl plants need occasional dusting and cleaning to keep them looking natural and real. From time to time they might also benefit from a special spray to brighten their color and give them a sheen.

Living indoor plants need more care than their artificial cousins. This can include things like basic watering, and occasionally applying nutrient fertilizer sticks. Some indoor plants will benefit from an occasional pruning of dead vines and branches. In the case of flowering plants, plucking away deadheads will stimulate new blooms.

Pre-Occupancy Cleaning Services

There are many commercial properties that rent retail spaces and offices to tenants. Some occasionally experience a little turnover. In a situation like this, you can turn to the professional cleaning specialists at Building Services Inc.

Post Construction Cleaning

Our service technicians can clean and prepare the space for new tenants to move in quickly. We can work closely with contractors and other professionals to ensure that all your deadlines are met and all services are performed to the highest standards.

We can clean your commercial property from floor to ceiling, to effectively removed things like drywall dust and other construction debris. This includes things like cleaning:

  • Trim, molding, and baseboards
  • Horizontal ledges and window sills
  • Light fixtures
  • Interior glass
  • Interior windows
  • Dusting air diffusers
  • Restroom fixtures
  • Spot cleaning walls
  • Dust mopping hard-surface floors
  • Vacuuming carpets
  • Cleaning cabinets and storage spaces
  • Dusting shelves

Pre-Move In Cleaning

Even the most well-managed commercial property is likely to experience tenant turnover from time to time. Some former tenants will move out seamlessly leaving the space exactly as they found it. While others will leave a trail of dust and debris behind. This can be very stressful if you have a new tenant already lined up to quickly move into that space.

In a moment like this, you can rest easy knowing that Building Services Inc. has our team of professionals at the ready. We can quickly move to clean your commercial space to get it ready for new tenants. This includes basic services like:

  • Dusting
  • Sweeping
  • Vacuuming
  • Cleaning floors
  • Spot cleaning stains
  • Removing debris.

Out meticulous approach is also designed to catch the little details like high dusting, glass cleaning, and making sure that your new tenant is free from anything the old tenant might have left behind.