Making A Good Impression With Your Front Lobby

A positive first impression for your office space is key in ensuring clients will return to your business. Because the front lobby of your business is the first space your customers will see, it’s imperative that attention is dedicated to your front lobby and keeping it clean. Here are five ways to keep your front lobby looking its best.

Focus on Highly Trafficked Spots  

While almost every portion of your front lobby will be used at one time or another, there are some spots that are used more often than others. These spaces typically include the space in front of the front desk, the area in front of offices and entrance doors, and bathrooms. While your entire space requires cleaning attention, it is usually wise to take the extra time to clean these high traffic areas to keep your lobby looking its best.

Use Mats In Doorways  

Consider using entrance mats or throw rugs around doorways that are used most often. These mats can be easily cleaned and will prevent dirt to build in your carpet. They are also helpful in preventing your carpet from becoming worn in these specific areas, which can help your lobby look more professional.

Fresh & Clean Scent

Smell can be a major factor in memory for most individuals. Scents can easily become attached to both positive and negative memories, and you don’t want the smell of your lobby to be linked to a negative impression. To keep your lobby smelling its best, allow fresh air in with open windows when weather permits. The vents of your HVAC system should also be cleaned before the office is closed up tight during the winter months to prevent stale, unclean air from circulating throughout your office and lobby.

Dusting is Never Overrated  

While dusting may seem overrated with all of the new cleaning tools available today, but dusting is still necessary. Dust can easily rest along the surfaces of your lobby, which can leave a poor first impression in clients.

Clean Windows  

Windows allow your clients to see the inside of your front lobby before they even set foot inside. If your windows are dirty or smudged, your potential client is already left with a negative impression of your business.

What To Look For In A Commercial Cleaning Company

The owner or manager of an office building needs to have the best possible janitorial services in order to keep offices looking clean and professional. When a client walks into an office with a clean environment, he or she gets a favorable impression of the business. There are a few things that owners and managers of Texas buildings should consider when looking to hire a janitorial services provider. Here are a few examples.

An Expert Staff

In order to clean an office building in a thorough way, a janitorial staff must have the training and knowledge to get the job done right. Staff members must use the most effective cleaning solutions as well as have a collection of professional equipment to accomplish all of the required cleaning tasks. Janitorial management must employee a staff that arrives promptly and gets down to work.

Fulfillment of Duties

Owners and managers of office buildings in Texas want a variety of tasks done by a cleaning staff. A cleaning staff must comply with all of these requests. A team of employees should be assigned specific jobs so the work will be done in an efficient, timely manner.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Many of the individuals who own or manage office buildings want a janitorial management service that uses eco-friendly cleaning solutions. These owners and managers want both their employees and the people who visit their offices to be safe from the harmful chemicals used in many cleaning solutions. Eco-friendly cleaning products that clean in a thorough way while not utilizing chemicals that are harmful to the environment are a necessary feature to look for when hiring commercial cleaners.

All Questions Answered

Finally, when looking for a commercial cleaning service, office building owners and managers should search for a company that answers all of their questions. In fact, a commercial cleaning company should be more than happy to answer questions about pricing, services and cleaning products along with any other concerns of a client. At Elite Clean Co, we are glad to answer any questions about our first-rate commercial cleaning services in Kansas City!

Local, Non-Franchise Is The Best Choice For Commercial Cleaning

When it comes to making decisions, we all have at least some level of brand loyalty. We tend to lean towards a name we’ve heard-  going with a popular name takes some of the work out of the decision making process and makes everything feel easier. Whether or not that is always the best choice, however, is another story.

Case in point, when purchasing LED televisions for my home, I went with a very well -known name. There were so many options, so much info. Without naming names (this isn’t a consumer report blog), I’ll tell you this: I’ve gone through two televisions from said company in less than seven years. So, on my most recent TV purchasing adventure I went with a newer, lesser known brand. It met my needs and my budget and so far the picture quality and the company’s customer service have far surpassed the big name guys. And it makes sense-they are not as established so they are eager to do their job better than the big guys to convert the consumers to their team.


And while I’m also guilty of eating at the same franchised restaurants (because I know exactly what to expect), my taste buds and my wallet typically both win when I give a lesser known restaurant a chance.


You aren’t here for a TV review or restaurant suggestions. If you are visiting it’s likely because you are looking for a new janitorial commercial cleaning company to service your office cleaning needs. You may be inclined to simply pick a franchised office cleaning company, but as my previous stories have pointed out, a popular name does not always equate to the best. The lesser known guys realize they are not given the job off of name alone, so they are more apt to put forth the effort to win your business and more importantly, keep it.


At Elite Clean Co Commercial Cleaning Services, for example, we personally drop in on office cleaning jobs and our janitorial cleaning crews on a regular basis; ensuring we get what we expect from our team because they know we inspect. Specifically, we tell them we want our clients to see and feel day 1 service on day 365—we do not tolerate a decrease in the enthusiasm, customer service and effectiveness present on the first day of the job.


Elite Clean Co is proud we are not a franchise, and there are some very specific reasons you should be glad we are not, as well if considering us for your facility’s commercial cleaning cleaning needs. Franchises often dictate which office cleaning supplies and cleaning products each franchisee must use. This disables the franchisee/business owner’s opportunity to shop around for the best price, more effective products, etc. When a business owner cannot shop around for less costly product, they cannot save money and pass the savings onto the client. Not to mention the royalty/franchise fees due monthly. They have to make up for that cost somewhere and they do so in the client’s monthly cost.


Franchisees are often set up with employees; this “instant staff” doesn’t allow for the personal touch of slowly building a team that works best with the owner’s specific expectations for the office cleaning business. And once again because of all the additional costs of running a franchise, janitorial cleaning crews of franchised office cleaning businesses aren’t paid as well as they could be with a non-franchised company. Less pay often results in higher turnover and a constant stream of new employees means less consistent work for the clients.


Elite Clean Co is proud of our background: from how we started to how we grow our business right here in Kansas City. We stay on top of the cleaning supplies industry to ensure we are always using the most effective and cost-effective office cleaning products, both for regular janitorial cleaning and green cleaning options. We pride ourselves in our carefully selected staff and the pay we provide them all. We are excited to share our savings with our clients and offer each and every client the level of service we would expect if we were in your position, and are confident we understand what that is since we were once in your position! Tired of not finding quality office cleaning with matched customer service at a price that fit in the budget of our previous managerial positions of various Kansas City business facilities, we left to start a janitorial cleaning company that could do all this and more for Kansas City’s businesses!


We are local. We are not franchised. And we would love to show you by example why non-franchised is the better choice.

Lower Office Water Consumption Equals Lower Office Expenses

Almost 40% of the US will be experiencing some kind of drought this year.

While water conditions and restriction in California are making headline news, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of the end of March 2015, 36.8 percent of the contiguous United States were experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions.

More drought stricken states will be following California’s lead in mandating a 25% reduction in water consumption by both residents and businesses.

So how do commercial facilities – light industrial manufacturing, office buildings, schools, medical, etc. – reduce water consumption by one-fourth?

While it may take a little time, ingenuity, and some cost, according to the Pacific Institute, which conducts research on environment and sustainability issues, it can be done… and potentially easier than expected and in the long term will lower office expenses.

The Institute recommends the following five steps that can help reduce water consumption by about 25 percent, if not more:

  1. Fix Leaks: Repairing leaking fixtures and pipes can save five to as much as ten percent of the water consumed in a commercial facility.
  2. Retrofit: Old or inefficient restroom fixtures should be retrofitted to reduce water consumption. According to the Institute, the average toilet uses 2.8 gallons of water per flush (GPF). This is more than double the 1.28 GPF of a high-efficient toilet. Older toilets use 3-6 gallons! The average worker uses the toilet 3-6 times per day.
  3. Replace: With some restroom fixtures such as urinals, it may be more water and cost efficient to replace the unit rather than retrofit. Of the 12 million urinals installed in the U.S., 65% use more than 1.0 to as much as 3 GPF. Replacing these with water-efficient urinals can save facilities about 4,000 GPF per urinal annually. Replacing these with waterless urinals can save 35,000 gallons per urinal annually.
  4. Recycling: Many industrial users now use potable (drinkable) water in manufacturing. Using recycled and retreated water can scale back water use considerably with little impact on operations.
  5. Cooling: Related to this, cooling systems can be adjusted to recycle more water, again reducing consumption substantially.

Office Cleaning Mistakes

Today’s life is a busy one. Sometimes you have to spend extra hours on your job in the office, often times each day just to meet a deadline or finish an important project. What this goes to show is that practically your office is your second home at times or at least comes to a close second.

While you can do little about the situation but accept it, you can at least do something about the office environment and they way you feel there. Much like your own home, the office requires some maintenance and cleaning service in order to provide good living conditions. A clean office is not just a place free of dust and allergens, it is where you feel productive, inspired and you go there with a smile on your face.

Once you accept that office cleaning will be part of your duties, you should try to learn more about how to be effective about it. It is also very important to avoid some of the common mistakes associated with office cleaning:

  • You don’t hire a cleaning service – let’s be clear on one thing: you are not a professional cleaner. It is absurd to think that you can devote as much effort and be as effective as those who are well trained and equipped to tackle office cleaning. It is by hiring a cleaning company that you can assure the place will receive adequate service and will be provided with clean and sanitized environment.
  • You don’t acquire adequate cleaning gear – it was already mentioned that sometimes the office is your second home. So everything you need there for effective cleaning, such as buckets, sponges, cloths and cleaning solutions, you will need during office cleaning as well. Make sure that such items are stored in your office so that every time you have to perform regular cleaning service or just deal with an accident they can be easily accessed and used.
  • You don’t clean in the right time – generally there is no right time for office cleaning, but there is most certainly a wrong time for this. Usually you never want to start cleaning at the start of the day. Not only will you be tired after it, but also some cleaning activities require time to pass before the room can become accessible again. Some office cleaning after work is fine, but you should also be prepared to make some intermediate breaks to perform cleaning service.
  • You delay cleaning for too long – it is a tiring chore, but someone’s got to do it after all. If you delay it for too long, chances are you will suffer from loss of productivity and effectiveness long before someone tells you your workplace is a mess. Office cleaning is not an activity that you should postpone for too long because nothing good will come out of it.

Office cleaning is what you definitely have to consider for your office. It is the only way to ensure the environment there is well maintained and perfect for working.


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