A facility that is not kept consistently clean is one that risks productivity loss, illness, and general employee discomfort. To ensure your facility is always looking its best for your clients and employees, you might consider turning to a total facility cleaning service provider.

What Is a Total Facility Clean?

Many cleaning services will offer everyday janitorial work like vacuuming or day porter services. These basics, while essential, aren’t going to cut it. From window cleaning to hard floor stripping and waxing, it’s generally better to have a single provider who you can rely on. Why expend additional resources to find a specialty service provider for a specific task when you could have a single point of contact through a provider you already rely on?

Experienced cleaning companies like Kep Klen are able to provide a broad range of services for multiple different facility types. Residential facilities such as apartment complexes have different requirements from those of commercial offices or retail environments

Commercial Facilities

Commercial offices and retail spaces have their own challenges because of the high foot traffic from both employees and customers. It is especially important that a commercial facility be kept clean for productivity reasons. Customers in a retail environment aren’t going to enter a space that isn’t bright and welcoming, and employees are going to be miserable working there if the essentials go by the wayside.

Plus, anyone who has worked in an office where tile grout in the bathrooms begins to get dirty and the carpets are stained will tell you that this is probably a sign of greater problems. From a recruiting perspective, this is a major issue.

Apartment Buildings

Apartments and other commercial residential facilities are unique in that they can be occupied 24 hours a day.This presents two problems for facility managers. First, if an emergency cleanup situation occurs, their provider needs to be ready to address the issue during all hours of the day or night. Second, a cleaning company needs to have the flexibility to work in an active environment. Where janitors in an office facility can get their job done after hours with the benefit of an empty facility, this isn’t the case when people are constantly coming and going. Plus, it’s generally unacceptable for cleaners to be vacuuming into the night.

Warehouses and Industrial Spaces

Industrial workspaces have many of the same requirements as commercial facilities, but with an added emphasis on safety. Professional cleaning experts like those at Kep Klen will make sure they are not in the way of your employees while performing their tasks. Service that’s available 24/7 is also a necessity to ensure productivity and uptime are only minimally interrupted should any emergency situation rear its head. Total facility cleaning and maintenance can mean the difference between meeting a production deadline and disappointing your customers.

Total services include cleaning facility management that extends beyond just replacing toilet paper and vacuuming the carpet.

Custom-Tailored Cleaning

Whatever type of facility you have, a total facility cleaning solution simply isn’t going to work if it isn’t designed and catered to your specific needs. For instance, before Kep Klen begins sending professional cleaning staff to your facility to get the job done, we will use our consultative approach to ensure full transparency and that we understand why you were in the market for a cleaning company in the first place. 

Maybe you just have the basics in mind, or perhaps you are looking for our full suite of service options. Clearly, the needs of a medical office are quite different from your average retail chain. It’s important that your provider’s facility cleaning system takes these differences into account.

What Could Customized Services Do for You?

Generic providers all offer the same things. It’s standard janitorial services all around. Additionally, many services only offer support for one type of facility or building. You would think that this means they are experts in the specific needs of that type of facility, but usually it is simply an indication of lacking expertise.

Conversely, a provider that claims to clean any type of space without taking a custom-tailored approach is likely to disappoint. The common sayings “an inch deep and a mile wide” or “jack of all trades” both apply here.

Kep Klen offers a different solution that combines industry expertise with a consultative approach that lets us get to know your facility and your needs before the cleaning begins. Otherwise, there’s little chance we will develop a true partnership that will last for years to come. 

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Dorm rooms tend to be…messier than a typical living space. But have no fear! In this blog, you will find some clear steps to clean up a dorm room disaster and keep it in good shape going forward. 

This dorm room cleaning checklist will get you started.

First Things First, Get It Clean

Before we discuss ways to keep your dorm room clean, first you’ll need to clean up the mess that’s already there. Let’s be honest, most dorm rooms can use at least some cleanup work. Anyone who’s ever lived in one can agree. So whether some or all of these steps apply to your room, surely by the end you will have a far more livable space. These steps generally go from big to small, meaning that each level gets a bit more detailed. Fortunately, after you complete just the first few, you will see your room begin to transform.

Create a Staging Area

Before you can begin, it’s a good idea to set aside a temporary space on the floor or on a cleared table where you can put the random items, papers, sports equipment, or whatever else you have lying on your bed, on your desk, or on other surfaces. This will give you access to the larger areas of your room and will let you accomplish some of the major tasks quickly. If anything, this step helps you stay encouraged to push through and get the job done. 

While you’re moving items around, it’s a good time to take care of large or obvious pieces of trash. Section off your new staging area into categories: keep, think about later, and trash. Once everything is laid out in front of you, it will be far easier to determine what exactly you can get rid of immediately. It’s likely that you will be able to throw away quite a lot, and your room should already begin to look significantly cleaner after this step. 

Strip Your Sheets and Pick Up Clothes

After all of your random “keep” and “think about later” items are moved away from your furniture and trash is thrown away, you can clear a lot of space to work by piling your dirty clothes and sheets on top of your bed. Now is a good time to throw a load or two in the laundry or at the very least separate your clothes from other areas to be cleaned. Once this is accomplished, you should have a lot of free space to work with and the stress of a dirty or messy room should begin to diminish. 

Address Your “Think About Later” Pile

This pile is likely made up of three categories: dishes, papers, and miscellaneous items. Your miscellaneous items are, in all likelihood, things you don’t really need and might not even want to keep. You put them in this pile, not the “keep” pile, right? Make it a goal to trash at least one-third of these items.

Take a seat on the floor and take a look at each of your papers. Much of this is probably trash as well. Things that you need to keep, such as notebooks, homework assignments, warranty information, and more, can be set up on your desk (which should be cleared by now). The rest is probably unnecessary.

Dishes, dirty or otherwise, should be set aside in a sink or in a bin so that they can be addressed properly. If you have access to a sink in your dorm room, now would be a good time to clean up and put away your dishes. 

In the end, you’ll probably trash about 50% of this pile. 

Wipe Down or Dust and Organize Your Desk

At this point, most of your furniture should be cleared. This is a simple step, but take some cleaning wipes and hit all of your hard surfaces. Dust your desk lamp or bookshelves, and now you’re free to start putting the items you’ve kept back up on your desk, shelves, or table.

Pick up all of the items that are still lying on the floor and place them neatly on your furniture. Your floor should now be totally clear. If it’s not, you’ll have to decide once and for all whether you want to keep the remaining items. If so, put them away. If not, into the trash they go.

Vacuum and Final Steps

All that should be left on the floor is crumbs. Borrow a vacuum if you don’t own one (surely someone on your floor does) and make sure to get every corner of your floor. All that’s left should be the clothes on your bed (or in the laundry) and the dishes in your sink. If you haven’t addressed that stuff yet, this is your last step! 

Dorm Room Cleaning Schedule

To keep your dorm room clean after all that work, it’s a good idea to create a schedule with your roommate and hold each other accountable. Now that the heavy lifting is done, cleaning doesn’t have to be a big deal. Do laundry consistently (and declare the floor an off-limits zone) and keep dirty dishes out only as long as they need to be and you won’t have any problems. 

One important thing to remember: You don’t want to come back to a dirty room after breaks. If you keep your dorm clean, you won’t have to rush around before or after breaks to clean up before your parents can see the mess.

Dorm room cleaning services typically consist of residents themselves, not professionals. While experts like those at Kep Klen might come in when the rooms are unoccupied, the responsibility for keeping your living space livable is up to you. These steps should keep you on the right track, so make sure to bookmark this page for future reference!