The Importance Of Process In Commercial Cleaning

There’s much more to the process of commercial cleaning than meets the eye. When commercial cleaning is completed to a high standard, it typically follows a logical process. At Otium Services, we place an emphasis on efficiency. Our cleaners deliver exceptional results in a short space of time, limiting any disruption that may be caused on your business premises. From our extensive experience in commercial cleaning, we have developed a framework that speeds up the process of cleaning leisure and hospitality premises to guarantee little to no disruption. It all comes down to doing the right things at the right time, in the right order. We’ve found that adding structure to our commercial cleaning services can drastically improve the end result and bring extra value along the way. In this article, we are going to give you a brief overview of the processes that we deploy in our commercial cleaning services to deliver exceptional results for our clients in the leisure and hospitality sector. Without wasting any time, let’s dive straight in and explore the process of commercial cleaning. The global pandemic has only increased the need for leisure and hospitality businesses to have access to commercial cleaning services. Otium Services can offer a cost-effective solution to commercial cleaning. Keeping your premises clean is going to play an essential role in building consumer confidence in this post-pandemic world. Disposal Of Rubbish/Garbage Before we begin any cleaning, we first need to focus on waste removal, taking out garbage bags, sanitising the inside of each bin, and adding fresh bin liners. The regular disposal of rubbish is essential to maintaining good... read more

Innovation in commercial cleaning that will benefit the environment

When we discuss the topic of innovation in cleaning with our clients, the first point of call and one that should be a priority is an exploration of newly introduced cleaning methods and products that can help to deliver cost savings and efficiencies. There are plenty of cleaning innovations available, chemical-free cleaning and quick-dry technologies, even water-saving micro-fibre cloths. The process of innovation and cost saving isn’t the only important factor, having an effective cleaning team and process in place does and will have a positive impact on you brand image and premises. Market research commissioned by Interserve and Sheffield Hallam University suggests that “there has been a shift from a pure cost and service level focus, with 90 per cent of respondents requesting that new ideas be offered by their suppliers during the preparation and management of outsourced contracts.” The report predicts that value for money will be increasingly derived through a greater emphasis on innovation, service quality and customer satisfaction. Innovation in cleaning, which is outsourced in nearly 70 per cent of cases, is linked to wider strategic and business objectives. In the commercial business world there’s been a huge focus on this for the last 10 years although it’s only recently we’re starting to see these innovations come into the industry and be adopted. Why do we need this innovation? Cleaning products are harmful to the environment, so whilst every business looks at improving existing processes or introducing new ways of working for cost savings or efficiency, they are also aware of increasing pressure to meet the demands of the public to be more environmentally friendly. ... read more

What happens when gyms re-open?

It is safe to say that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a massive impact on the UK’s economy. Shops, restaurants, and businesses of all varieties have had to shut down, close or put in special measures to ensure the safety of our nation. One of the biggest victims of this outbreak has been the health and fitness industry. Gyms in particular have been hit hard which has affected so many; gyms aren’t just a place to train for many, they also offer a place of sanctuary and a place to socialise. As a leading health club commercial cleaning contractor here in the UK, we have seen firsthand the impact that this lockdown has had; however, we are sure the industry as a whole can bounce back and come back stronger than ever. But what has to change before this happens? In this short article, we are going to share with you all the ins and outs of the health industry, both in the present situation, but also post Covid-19 and beyond. When Will Gyms Reopen in The UK? Of course, we cannot be absolutely certain when gyms in the UK will reopen, however by looking at recent interviews and information coming out from the Government we have to put faith in the fact that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been adamant from the very start of this entire situation that the special measures put upon gyms and other public facilities would be assessed every month, and the chances are that by the May 7th, the next review, we should start... read more

How green cleaning is the perfect money saving option this spring

So fresh and so green! The world of sustainability is evolving, along with our attitudes towards it. As we place a greater emphasis on the practise of sustainability, people are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious – a trend that’s filtering through our society in various ways and influencing our everyday choices. Thankfully, there are many ways we can achieve the perfect balance between clean and green without breaking the bank. That’s why, as we enter spring and our homes are due their annual exfoliation, we’ve put together some top tips for an eco-friendly and money-saving cleanse. 1. Shop smarter There are several products lining supermarket shelves that are a minimalist’s dream. Those with recyclable packaging and concentrated formulas are particularly eco-friendly as they’re designed to enable more washes, save on manufacturing and transport costs, and minimise how much of the product is needed per use. 2 . Measure the dose Time is so often of the essence, especially when there are a million other things to be getting on with; however, taking a few seconds to check how much product is actually needed for each wash will save you money in the long run. For example, if you’re using too much washing powder, it’s a waste. Whereas, if you’re using too little, it probably won’t clean your clothes as well as it should, which means you’ll either need to run your clothes through the washing machine again or risk walking around with less-than-hygienic attire. 3. Wash using lower temperatures Most cleaning products have been tested for effectiveness long before they reach our shelves, meaning if a product promises you it... read more

Hydro publishes free cleaning white paper

Hydro Systems has published an educational white paper, ‘Dispensing Cleanliness During an Outbreak or Pandemic’, due to the global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “Our free white paper provides insight on promoting health and wellness through cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising, while also outlining the effective role chemical dispensers can play before, during and after an outbreak.” You can view the Paper... read more

Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

The coronavirus that has infected more than 341,000 people around the world can live for hours on doorknobs, handrails, keyboards, lift buttons, gym equipment, kitchen equipment and other hard surfaces, just waiting to be passed on to someone else. “By touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes,” a person could become ill with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, warned the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That makes it imperative to thoroughly clean shared spaces when a known or suspected exposure has been introduced by an employee or visitor. But what is the best way to disinfect a contaminated space? And how clean is clean enough? Otium are constantly reading and understanding not only the UK government guidelines but those around the world to ensure that our deep cleaning is effective against the virus. Considerations; Experience of new coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) has been used to inform this guidance. The risk of infection depends on many factors, including: •             the type of surfaces contaminated •             the amount of virus shed from the individual •             the time the individual spent in the setting •             the time since the individual was last in the setting The infection risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) following contamination of the environment decreases over time. It is not yet clear at what point there is no risk, so cleaning of contaminated areas needs to happen as a matter of urgency. Cleaning and disinfection Public areas where a symptomatic individual has passed through and spent minimal time, such as... read more

Commercial Hotel Cleaning, How, Why, Areas, Services, a Helpful Guide

Clean hotels are important, and the management involved in keeping a hotel clean can be a headache, fraught with questions like where do I start? what type of cleaning do I need? What standards of cleaning are out there and many more. So, we’ve done our research and we know, without question, that cleanliness is the number one top priority for hospitality guests and customer experience. Let’s start with an overview of the most basic question of them all, then we’ll go into more detail. What is commercial hotel cleaning? It’s a more thorough, high standard and industrial method of deep cleaning wholesale areas at once, designed to work around the busy functions of a hotel and often using industrial machinery and high-grade cleaning materials designed for fast deep cleaning. According to research from facilities and building maintenance specialists Direct365, has found that 80% of people would leave a hotel if it didn’t meet their hygiene and cleanliness expectations.  Why Are Clean Hotels Important? Negative reviews on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook concerning cleanliness could potentially lose any hotel a large number of future customers from using the hotel, not to mention discouraging current customers from visiting again. Not only does unclean linen and towels, cobwebs on the ceiling, ensuite areas not cleaned to a high level or layers of dust on the furniture look unappealing, it can also cause untold Health and Safety issues which could potentially ruin the reputation which you’ve worked hard to build! Did you know: Some of the highest offenders in a hospitality setting for bacteria are TV remote controls and... read more