Apartment building and Senior living cleaning in Denver & Aurora

Pro Tips to a Better Clean in Denver & Aurora

In this blog, Five Star Janitorial discusses our professional tips to a better clean in Denver & Aurora. Common areas in apartment buildings, senior living centers, and other communities need frequent cleaning to avoid looking filthy and uncared for. By doing things the right way, you can get the most out of your time and money spent cleaning.

Property managers and HOAs understand all too well how quickly common areas can get dirty. Just a few days of neglect can lead to trash piling up, dirty floors, and smudges on every surface. This can be frustrating to residents who expect a high level of cleanliness in their nice community. 

At Five Star Janitorial, our professional porter service ensures your building stays fresh and clean all year round. If you need help maintaining your common areas, give us a call, we’d love to help!

#1 Focus on Cleaning the Right Things

Our first professional tip to a better clean in Denver and Aurora is to focus on cleaning the right things. As a professional janitorial and porter service, we have learned the importance of targeting the right items when cleaning. There are specific features of common areas that residents focus on, so this is where the cleaning focus needs to be to get the most out of your time.

Of course, the type of community will dictate what areas you need to focus your time on. For instance, an apartment building will have different common areas of focus than a senior living center.  In the apartment building, more time may be spent in the gym, whereas in the senior living center more time may need to be allocated to cleaning the library.  

In general, certain common areas that need to be taken care of regularly include:

  • Foyers / Entryways
  • Lobbies
  • Elevators
  • Hallways and Stairwells
  • Restrooms
  • Entertainment or Party Rooms
  • Office Space and Conference Rooms
  • Gyms
  • Library / Reading Room

Regardless of which type of community you are trying to clean, certain features should always be targeted.  These are the items that residents will really notice if they look dirty. Based on our experience as professionals, you should focus on cleaning the following items:

  • High touch surfaces (door handles, elevator buttons, weights)
  • Countertops
  • Windows and glass
  • Floors
  • Trash cans
  • Toilets and sinks
  • Pet waste (exterior)

This may seem like a lot of things to clean.  The truth is, maintaining a clean community takes a lot of hard work. It is worth it though – residents notice, and it makes a big difference to the qualify of life in a community. High quality of life means higher property values, and a better experience for everyone.

#2 Have the Right Janitorial Equipment

Our second professional tip to a better clean in Denver and Aurora is to make sure you have the right janitorial equipment.  As a professional porter and janitorial service, we know that having the correct equipment ensures everything gets cleaner.  It will also help you to clean more quickly. 

There is nothing more frustrating than wasted effort, and having the wrong equipment means more work and less results.  To clean the items of focus discussed above, specific equipment goes a long way.  Here is the must-have cleaning equipment to help with your common area cleaning.

  • Strong vacuum
  • High quality mops
  • Lint-free cleaning rags
  • Surface sanitizer
  • Toilet brush and toilet bowl cleaner
  • Squeegee
  • Glass cleaner
  • Broom
  • “Caution wet floor” sign

By making sure you use the right equipment for the job, your common areas will be cleaner, faster.  Of course, having the right equipment is only half the battle.  The right technique should also be used to get the most out of the equipment.  Experienced, professional janitors and porters can provide a higher quality clean more efficiently than an inexperienced or uninterested cleaner.

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#3 The Right People: Five Star Janitorial

Our third and final professional tip to a better clean in Denver and Aurora is bringing in the right people: Five Star Janitorial.  Our professional porters can help keep your common areas sparkling clean. We have the right equipment for the job, and we know how to use it!  In fact, we have over 15 years of experience cleaning in the Denver Metro area.

Our team focuses on cleaning high impact areas that residents really notice, making sure your money goes further, and your residents are happier. Our team is bonded, insured, and carries worker’s comp, giving you peace of mind. 

As the owner of Five Star Janitorial, I pride myself on our great communication and commitment to customer service.  Give me a call today for a free quote, and to find out how we can help keep your apartment building, community amenities, or senior living center looking clean and fresh.