Have you ever stopped for a restroom break just after the lunch hour and found your experience to be less than desirable? If you have, then you're not alone. Evening cleaning is great for resetting your building each night of service, but it's impossible to account for any messes, spills, and accidents throughout the day. That's where day porter service comes into the picture.
What is a Day Porter?
Day porters are cleaners that provide cleaning services during regular working hours. Day porters are typically responsible for cleaning tasks in common areas that get used throughout the day. These areas can include restrooms, lunchrooms after a lunch rush, floors in FOD facilities, lobbies, and more. To learn more about what day porters do, stick around for our list of 5 benefits of adding day porter service!
What Are a Day Porter's Job Tasks?
A day porter will have their own routine and cleaning tasks separate from the typical cleaning tasks of a nightly janitor. A day porter can be expected to carry out the following tasks:
- Touching up common areas such as cafeterias, and lobbies.
- Disinfecting high-traffic touch points.
- Restroom Cleaning.
- Responding to cleaning emergencies such as food/drink spills or flooded restrooms.
- Floor cleaning.
- Monitoring and refilling consumable hygiene products including soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.
5 Benefits of Adding Day Porter Services
1. Consistently Cleaner Facilities
Adding an extra cleaning shift each day reduces the time between cleaning, which in turn prevents particular areas in your building from ever getting too far out of hand. Certain areas such as restrooms, lunchrooms, and floors are high-traffic spots in your facility and become dirty faster. Adding an extra cleaning shift between nightly cleaning helps to keep those areas fresher for your employees throughout the day.
2. Accident Cleanup
Accidents happen throughout the workday. Someone spills coffee on the carpet, some food or drink gets dropped in the lunchroom, etc. Having a cleaner on hand to blot out the coffee or sweep and mop the mess helps you both maintain the cleanliness of your building, while also preventing potential falling hazards.
3. Additional Disinfection
Day porters can also provide extra surface disinfection to high-traffic touch points throughout the day. This adds an extra layer of protection against communicable diseases that can pass around through more densely populated workplaces.
4. Cleaners Provide Reassurance
It's an understated benefit that is difficult to quantify, but having a cleaner on-site throughout the day can provide your employees some peace of mind that your business cares about their health and well-being.
5. Improved Overall Cleaning
Having a day porter cleaning your building throughout the day can actually improve the nightly cleaning as well. Nighttime cleaners have to spend less time touching up areas the day porter cleaned, which allows them to shift their focus to other parts of your facility. After all, many hands make light work.
Does Your Facility need day porter services?
If you find that your facility can never seem to stay as clean as you'd like, it may not be for lack of trying on your nighttime cleaning team's part. Adding another layer of cleaning with a day porter will help keep your facility looking better throughout the day and allow your nighttime crew to tackle higher impact cleaning tasks.
If you're in need of assistance tackling your building's cleaning needs, Summit Building Services is ready to help! Summit is a commercial cleaning company that serves as janitorial stewards to 200+ buildings throughout Northeast Ohio. To learn more about pricing on our comprehensive suite of cleaning services schedule a building walkthrough with Dustin for your free quote.