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Our nightly cleaning service is designed to get your building or commercial site looking pristine for the next morning. However, many properties still experience accidents and minor messes during daytime operating hours.
To make sure that your general cleaning and maintenance needs are met during these times, Building Services Inc. offers professional Porter Services / Day Matron services. This is one or more dedicated individuals who work in concert with a dedicated account manager to ensure that your property is maintained to the highest standards. In the case of a large building or commercial property, multiple individuals may need to be on hand each day as custodial staff.
A lobby can see a fair amount of foot traffic during the course of a day. Having a day porter/matron on duty can ensure that everything in a lobby, waiting room or commons area is kept neat and tidy.
This can include things like:
Tidying up reading materials
Straightening chairs and tables
Cleaning up spills
Spot wiping contact surfaces like doorknobs
Refilling hand sanitizer dispensers
Mopping or sweeping a dirty entryway
As time goes on most properties will experience things like burned-out lightbulbs, broken hand dryers, and other little things that need to be attended to in order to maintain the building’s clean appearance. A day porter/matron can handle general maintenance concerns such as:
Cleaning spilled packing materials
Removing shoe scuffs from floors
Untangling curtain cords and Venetian blinds
Cleaning away fingerprints and smudges from glass
Cleaning food preparation areas
Cleaning foodservice and eating areas
Preparing meeting rooms
Replacing water cooler jugs
Mopping up spills
Placing wet floor and other hazard signs when applicable
Coordinating with maintenance staff
Restrooms also tend to be high traffic areas on a commercial property. They also tend to be a place where sanitation matters most! A day porter/matron from Building Services Inc. will keep a close eye on all your bathrooms and washroom stations making sure they are clean, operating properly, and that all the necessary supplies are available.
This includes things like:
Restocking paper towels
Dealing with minor plumbing issues
Restocking toilet paper and sanitary napkin dispensers
Refilling hand soap and hand sanitizer dispensers
Wiping down dirty surfaces
Garbage removal throughout your building, property or commercial site is included in our nightly service package. However, there are some key areas throughout a building where wastebaskets, garbage cans, and recycling containers can be overfilled during the day. This is especially likely to happen in break rooms, cafeterias, and other eating areas. Lavatories and washrooms can also be prone to overfilled wastebaskets during the day.
Of course, our day porter/matron services go beyond simply upending a garbage can into a dumpster. Each time a waste receptacle is emptied a new, fresh bag liner is replaced. The full bag is then sealed to prevent foul odors and deter pests.
If your building has an active recycling program, we are happy to oblige and empty each bin into its appropriate place in the site’s main refuse area. After all empty recycling bins encourage people to recycle diligently.
Accidents and spills happen. In general, the longer a spill goes without being cleaned up, the more likely it is to turn into an unsightly stain. In the case of a stone or tile floor, the wet surface could be a very dangerous slipping hazard.
Fortunately, having a Building Services day porter or matron on hand means that any spills that do occur are cleaned up in a timely manner. At the same time, our technicians have the training, equipment, experience and professional cleaning products that you just can’t find at the consumer level.
Communication And Coordination
Day porter/matrons also tend to work closely with account managers. This helps ensure that any special janitorial needs are clearly communicated to the night cleaning staff. Whenever necessary a porter/matron can also coordinate with your building’s maintenance staff to ensure they are aware of any necessary repair problems.