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The Benefits of Investing in Commercial Cleaning Services for Ceilings, Walls, and Floors

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Media, PA provides time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods along with EPA-approved cleaners for cleaning ceilings, walls, and floors.

SERVPRO of Media, PA, offers commercial cleaning services for ceilings, floors, and walls. Technicians have specialized training in time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods, and SERVPRO’S proprietary cleaning system enables the team to properly clean and restore a structure.

Clean ceilings: Why are they important?

While walls and floors receive fairly regular attention, the ceiling is an area of a building that rarely receives the attention it deserves because it often escapes notice. Clean ceilings are important to the health and safety of the occupants. Ceiling hygiene can be challenging, but safe, effective solutions are available.

What is up with the ceiling?

The maintenance team and property managers would do well to consider the substances that collect on ceilings:

  • Dust, pet dander, and dirt
  • Cooking grease and oily grime
  • Nicotine from smoking
  • Soot and residue from welding and any previous fires
  • Cobwebs
  • Animal and insect nests
  • Fleas, lice, and mites
  • Insect, rodent, bird, and bat feces
  • Mold, mildew, algae

The accumulation of these substances on the ceiling creates an unpleasant environment for anyone that enters the facility.

The challenges of cleaning ceilings

Commercial ceilings can be difficult to keep clean, whether the space is a school, daycare, hospital, office, or manufacturing unit.

  • Size and height

Commercial ceilings may vary in size from a few thousand square feet to several hundred thousand square feet. Ceiling height may well exceed the usual eight to ten feet of the residential structure.

  • Different styles

Dropped ceilings employ ceiling tiles to conceal the actual ceiling. Exposed ceilings create interest by accentuating plumbing, ductwork, electrical conduit, fans, lighting, the sprinkler system, security cameras, and audio speakers. The additional surfaces can be challenging to access and clean. Dust and grime will find their way into every crevice.

The benefits of clean ceilings, floors, and walls

  1. Occupants can breathe easier and stay healthy.

An unclean workspace can lead to diminished productivity, lost time from work, absenteeism from school, and potential litigation from affected parties.

  1. A clean facility from the top down creates a positive first impression for customers and visitors.

Over time, stains will appear on ceilings. The causes may include condensation from fluctuating temperatures in the facility, a leak in the roof, or an internal plumbing leak. The visible stain does not make a positive impression on visitors to the facility. Also, a dirty ceiling will begin to stink over time. The building’s employees will grow accustomed to the odor, but customers, clients, and vendors will notice the smell almost immediately. The offensive smell will hurt business, as well as the company’s reputation.

  1. A clean work environment improves worker productivity.

Cleanliness in a commercial setting eliminates distractions and improves worker morale. Employees, clients, and customers notice and appreciate the attention paid to cleanliness and respond positively.

  1. A ceiling free of dust and oily grime is more fire-safe.

Dust and grime on rafters, girders, ductwork, plumbing, and electrical conduits can spread flames throughout a facility covering several hundred thousand square feet in a matter of minutes, causing the destruction of the facility and sometimes the loss of life.

When ceilings, floors, and walls need cleaning, call a professional cleaning company

An employer puts untrained employees at risk by having them clean ceilings, floors, and walls without the proper training and gear. The use of harsh chemicals can cause skin irritation, eye injury, and respiratory distress. In addition, some cleaning solutions are flammable and present a fire hazard. Improper cleaning techniques can damage the ceiling texture, wallpaper, or floor finishes.

When a business needs cleaning services that are beyond the scope of its janitorial staff, the business owner or property manager can call SERVPRO of Media to provide prompt service. The cleaning professionals at SERVPRO of Media have the training, equipment, safe cleaning solutions, and the necessary personal protective gear to safely and efficiently clean the ceilings, floors, and walls of an office complex, school, church, hospital, or manufacturing unit. The company can also provide other commercial cleaning services, including carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct and HVAC cleaning, drapes and blinds cleaning, odor removal and deodorization, and proactive viral pathogen cleaning.

For more information about commercial cleaning in Media, PA, contact SERVPRO of Media by email at office@SERVPROmedia.com. The damage restoration and cleaning company can also be reached by phone at (610) 566-5720

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