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