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Behind every frontline worker is a janitor. Behind every essential industry is an essential janitorial staff. Janitors are an indispensable cog in the wheel that has kept our society going through challenging circumstances, most recently, a global pandemic.
The pandemic has spotlighted the need to clean and disinfect private and commercial spaces to ensure public health, yet somehow, the light never shines on the people who perform these tasks.
It’s time we started singing the praises of these unsung heroes.
Janitors are First Responders
As the saying goes, “No Guts, No Glory”. Yet, janitorial workers across the globe have been quietly cleaning up the guts but getting none of the glory.
Whenever we hear a story about an industry successfully returning to work, janitors were first on the scene to make it possible.
When it was time to open up schools, the janitorial staff stepped up and made it safe to do so. When it was time to return to the office, there they were, cleaning and disinfecting. When the hospitals were overrun, and doctors, nurses, and hospital staff were working beyond capacity, janitors worked tirelessly beside them. When teachers, government workers, grocery store clerks, public transit employees, etc., return to work to provide essential services to the public, a janitorial staff ensures that each environment remains sanitary and spotless for employees and patrons alike.
And when it was time for Frontier Airlines to return to work after being exposed to Ebola in 2014, the KGFS janitors were the ones to answer the call. Our pathogen mitigation and elimination expertise quickly got the Denver headquarters and vessels safe for workers, crew, and passengers to resume work and travel.
KGFS Commitment to Our Team
We know how essential janitors are to the fabric of society. It is a huge responsibility, but janitors get very little credit for their part in public health and safety, whether during a pandemic or day-to-day life.
Because actions speak louder than words, we are committed to creating a working environment where work-life balance is a priority, where our janitors and building cleaners feel valued and appreciated.
All entry-level janitors, porters, and building cleaners are offered an above-average starting wage and a basic insurance package which includes health, vision, dental, and life. There is even an option to add pet insurance.
That said, words also matter. Janitors are everywhere, working in plain sight day and night. Take a few seconds to say thank you.
Every commercial real estate agent is always looking to attract the best clients. The best client is a corporate entity that adds prestige and credibility to the building and positively impacts the local community. On the other hand, tenants want the building and property to add prestige and credibility to its brand. Maintaining commercial buildings and properties are the first steps to attracting the best tenants.
Importance of Maintaining Commercial Buildings
Don’t take the physical appearance of the property and building for granted. Take care of landscaping and building repairs and maintenance. If you notice any safety issues, these need to be taken care of before looking for a tenant.
Consider the curb appeal of the building. Hire a crew to deal with exterior cleaning of all pathways, sidewalks, parking lots, and outdoor seating areas. You’ll be amazed at what pressure washing concrete and other exterior materials can do to the building’s appeal.
Windows also need to be cleaned. Dirty windows look bad from the outside and create an unprofessional atmosphere inside the building. The right exterior cleaning crew will even be able to safely and efficiently remove graffiti from your building and property.
Attracting a High-End Tenant
When a corporate tenant is looking for a commercial building, the building and surrounding property become part of their brand identity. As a landlord, make it clear to tenants that you take pride in your property by providing essential maintenance, upkeep, and repairs to keep the building looking great inside and out.
Regular cleaning and janitorial services may be up to the tenant, but you are responsible for keeping the building functioning properly and preventing any deterioration as a landlord. Before listing an available space, and before a new tenant moves in, it is a good idea to schedule a detailed clean to ensure the space is in top condition and makes a great impression. If essential repairs or new construction are necessary for your building, make sure you hire a proper post-construction cleaning crew to quickly return the building to optimal conditions and appearance and make it safe for new tenants.
Commercial Cleaning Solutions for Landlords and Tenants
At KG Facility Solutions, we have indoor and outdoor cleaning services to fulfill the responsibilities agreed upon by the landlord and tenant. We have every essential cleaning and maintenance service housed under one roof and can work with both landlords and tenants to find a seamless process to handle all the building and property needs.
KGFS services include post-construction cleaning, window cleaning, pressure washing, and regular janitorial and porter services like cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, general restocking, and specialized services to handle floors, carpets, and upholstery. Contact us to hear more about our services. Let’s start by getting your building up to the standards of high-end tenants looking for a new home for their business.