What are day porter services & do you need them: cleaning services by Edomey

Keeping your building looking professional and clean between your regularly scheduled cleaning services can be a challenge. Little things arise daily that can affect the first impression you make on customers and visitors. Things like mud tracked into your lobby from a rainy day or a burned out light bulb in the hallway make your company look unprepared to handle the tasks that need to be taken care of and could give the impression that you handle your business in the same sloppy manner.

You need to maintain a high level of appearance in your building. That is why a day porter can be an invaluable help to the busy facility manager or business owner. These valued team members perform routine cleaning tasks, but they also help support the image of your facility and ensure that customers, employees and tenants are satisfied.

A Porter, is a person that is stationed in a commercial building such as an office building to assist in daily facility duties which are mostly cleaning related. These duties can include, but are not limited to policing public areas, touching up restrooms, restocking consumable paper/soap supplies, policing entrance ways, changing light bulbs, picking up in smoking areas, checking cafeterias/coffee stations, cleaning up spills, completing specialty detail cleaning, deep cleaning, and performing other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.

A Day Porter or Day Porter Staff functions as a daytime cleaning service with benefits. Your Day Porter is responsible for vital services that keep your building running smoothly, like:

  • Lobby maintenance
  • Cleaning and maintenance of common areas like kitchens, cafeterias and patios
  • Policing entrances so they are always looking their best
  • Monitoring and servicing restrooms
  • Removing trash and debris
  • Restroom Restocking
  • Meeting setup/tear down

Some of our most successful Day Porters are the ones who have created real value for our clients by going beyond the normal touching up of restrooms and keeping the front door glass clean and smudge free. In today’s business environment many of our customers are operating on thin budgets and a Day Porter can be just the thing to fill in gaps and lend an extra set of hands to keep your facility on track..

A Day Porter can be a wonderful addition to your facility services and help keep your building in good condition and running smoothly around the clock. If you think a Day Porter might be just the thing your facility or facilities need.

What does a day porter do?

A day porter is responsible for making sure your building looks professional, clean, presentable and inviting at all times, but especially between routine cleaning and maintenance activities. A day porter will operate discreetly to ensure everything is taken care of to your standards and will not interfere with your company’s daily activities.

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Here are some of the duties a day porter would perform, depending on your needs:

  • Keep lobbies clean
  • Keep bathrooms clean
  • Restock bathroom supplies as necessary
  • Perform minor maintenance, such as replacing burned out light bulbs
  • Clean common areas like kitchens, cafeterias and patios
  • Clean and prepare conference rooms before VIP visitors and after meetings
  • Clean high touch-point areas to reduce the spread of illness by eliminating bacteria and germs
  • Respond to spills and other cleaning emergencies
  • Remove or warn of safety hazards, such as wet floors
  • Remove trash and debris from entrances and parking lots
  • Meeting setup/tear down

Some common commercial cleaning services that would be performed in a day porter service include:

Main entrance cleaning: when you first walk into a building is your first impression. A day porter service will ensure clean floors, wall or window spot cleaning, door handle and knob cleaning and disinfecting and more.

Meeting room cleaning it should be an inviting space rid of clutter, but one that is cleaned and disinfected safely. only uses cleaners and disinfectants that are safe for humans and the environment.

Regular washroom cleaning and disinfecting: more traffic means more dirt and germs. Washrooms with frequent use require frequent cleaning. With proper cleaning procedures in place, as well as disinfecting, your washrooms are not only presentable and inviting to guests, but safer to their health.

Waste receptacles: day porter services will monitor and regularly empty any/all waste receptacles in the facility.

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