Commercial Cleaning, Explained

Commercial Cleaning, Explained

Are you wondering exactly what a commercial cleaning service includes? We at Newtek Cleaning will build a customised service for each commercial client because we understand that every business is different. However, fundamentally commercial cleaning includes the professional, thorough cleaning of all commercial assets including offices, shop floors and other facilities.

Office Cleans

Did you know that staff are more productive in a clean, tidy office? A team of our experienced cleaners can get your offices back to their pristine condition after your staff have left for the night. This 24/7 service minimises disruption to your business and ensures a consistent clean environment.

Store Cleans

You may not notice if you walk into a ‘clean’ shop but you’ll certainly notice if you walk into a dirty one. People make split second decisions and form a firm impression within moments of stepping foot inside your store. Clean, fresh and ordered shops don’t always register with the day to day shopper but a dirty, smelly and disorganised space will. At the end of the trading day, all stores should not only be straightened up and shelves restocked but also cleaned. Any dirt and stains should be tackled immediately to make sure that your potential customers the following day are greeted with a perfect first impression.

Deep Cleans

Many large companies have their own cleaning staff who perform daily cleaning tasks. However, it is advisable to conduct a periodical ‘deep clean’ to tackle any stubborn dirt and take advantage of industrial strength cleaning and expertise. These don’t need to be daily or even weekly but, depending on your industry, we recommend booking in for regular ‘deep cleans’ from a commercial cleaning service who can ensure your assets are kept in pristine condition for as long as possible. Investing in a regular deep clean will save you time and money over time as well as ensuring your company always makes the right first impression.

Commercial Kitchens Cleans

Whether you are a restaurant, hotel or bar, if you’re serving food, you need to have a hygienic space in which to do this which complies with all health and safety standards. Beyond daily cleaning tasks, commercial kitchen cleaning services include an industry-specific deep clean which will guarantee your compliance with applicable regulations. Make sure you are always preparing food cleanly and safely with a commercial kitchen clean.

Window Cleaning

Commercial window cleaning is typically more complex than domestic window cleaning and requires its own skillset. For example, high rise buildings cannot be reached using ladders or even scaffolding so our specially trained window cleaners abseil down to perform this task. Booking in to have your windows cleaned once or twice a year with Newtek means you can tick this important but awkward task off your list and leave it in the hands of the experts.

With Newtek Cleaning, you can custom build your commercial cleaning package to suit your unique business needs. To find out more, contact Newtek today and discover our cleaning service range.

5 Most Common Carpet Stains

5 Most Common Carpet Stains

We all know accidents happens. The problem is, some of these accidents or errors of judgement leave our floors stained and damaged if not attended to properly and promptly. Carpet is particularly prone to stains and these can be very stubborn to remove. While wood, tiles and lino may be easier to wipe down, there is something cosy and homely about carpet, even if it does trap dirt and soak in stains. In order to keep your home looking clean, smart and beautiful, however, you’ll need to know how to get these five common types of stains out of carpets.

Wine Stains

The dreaded red wine on a carpet is not as terminal as you think. There are many old wives tales out there about how to get red wine out of carpets. From adding white wine to salt to vinegar, everyone has a solution to this classic blunder.

Here at Newtek Cleaning, we believe in one simple solution:

  • Blot as much of the liquid out as you can, pressingly gently to avoid encouraging the wine further into the fabric​
  • Pour a little cold water onto the stain and continue blotting​
  • Mix water and baking soda with a three to one radio and rub this mixture into the stain​
  • Leave the paste to dry and then vacuum over the stain
  • Repeat the water and baking soda if any stain remains.

Coffee Stains

Yet another common, dark stain is coffee. If there’s milk involved, it’s even worse as the dairy will smell if not removed as fast as possible. Coffee stains on carpets, mattresses and upholstery make the space look brown and dirty so it’s important to remove it as soon as possible.

Here’s what to do:

  • Blot the area as dry as possible first (try to avoid spreading as you do this)
  • Mix vinegar, water and liquid dish detergent and spritz onto the stain
  • Rinse and repeat until the stain has faded and/or disappeared.

Pet Stains

Whether you’ve got a yet-to-be-trained puppy or kitten, a dog who loves splashing in puddles or an exceptional hunting cat, we all know pets make a mess.

Here’s what to do:

  • Clean up the mess as much as possible
  • Blot the carpet until it is as dry as possible
  • Once the carpet is dry, you’ll moisten it again with a product which is specifically designed for pet stains (sold in all large supermarkets)
  • To combat any lingering odours, we recommend you mix 50% white wine vinegar and 50% warm water and spray this onto the spot. Leave it for several minutes then blot dry and sprinkle with baking soda. Add vinegar again and work the reactive mixture into the carpet
  • Allow to dry and vacuum.
Ink Stains

Pen explosion? Printer ink cartridge spilt? An ink stain can look like the end of the carpet’s life but it doesn’t have to be.

Here’s what to do:

  • Use isopropyl alcohol on a damp cloth and dab the area – dab, don’t rub or scrub (this spreads the ink)
  • Do this two or three times and the stain should fade
  • We recommend not using nail polish remover or hairspray (common tips) as these can disrupt the colour fastness and leave your carpet damaged
  • Once you’ve finished dabbing at the spot and the ink stain has disappeared or faded, rinse the area with water and vacuum dry.
Blood Stains

Timing is of the essence when blood comes into contact with materials. Once ensuring that the person who is bleeding is receiving the necessary treatment,

here’s what to do:

  • Fill a spray bottle with cold water (hot water makes blood coagulate) and add two teaspoons of liquid dish detergent
  • Spray this onto the stain until the carpet is wet and the blood submerged
  • Use a paper towel or cloth to blot it dry
  • Rinse the area with cold water and repeat as many times as necessary.

Remember, if you’re not confident about how to remove a stain, we recommend you contact a professional company such as Newtek Cleaning. Using the incorrect chemicals or techniques can make the problem worse and, in some cases, irreversible. If you’ve got a stubborn carpet stain you want to you get rid of, call Newtek Cleaning today and make an appointment.