A day porter plays an important role in a clean, well-maintained, and healthy working environment. How your office looks dictates how your visitors and clients will regard your company. Keeping a healthy office environment will also ensure that your employees are in good state of health. As a result, they can perform at their optimum.
What is a Day Porter?
A day porter is responsible for making sure that your building and establishment are clean and presentable at all times. He makes sure everything is in place, especially between routine cleanup and maintenance activities. He efficiently operates in the background and does not intrude in the day-to-day activities of your establishment or building.
A List of Day Porter Duties
A day porter can do a multitude of services. You will need to identify the specific help and services that you will need for them to efficiently help you. Generally, a day porter can perform the following daytime services:
Restroom cleaning and disinfecting
A restroom needs to be cleaned daily, sometimes even more than once a day for busy establishments. A clean and polished restroom is important in maintaining a professional image. Dirty and unsanitary restroom will not speak well of your company, and thus, cleaning it up cannot wait for your scheduled maintenance and cleanup.
A day porter ensures that your office restroom is sanitary and clean, for the comfort and health of your employees and visitors.
Sweeping, mopping and polishing of floors
The floors are the most exposed part of your building. Dirt, soil, and grit can easily accumulate over time on your office floors. High traffic areas are easily prone to this problem. If left uncleaned over time, dirt can permanently damage your floors.
Like restrooms, floors must be cleaned daily. A day porter ensures that your floors are well-maintained, polished, and safe for your employees.
Maintenance of the reception area, and foyer cleaning
The entrance and reception area of your office are the first things a visitor or potential client will see in your office or establishment. Its cleanliness and appearance will affect other people’s opinion of your company, and your services. Keep everything clean and spotless with the help of day porters.
Wipe and disinfect light switches
Many, many hands touch the light switches, and it is important, to keep it clean and disinfected. It is one of the things in your establishment where germs and diseases can easily transfer from hand to hand. Keep your employees and tenants healthy by keeping these switches clean on a daily basis.
Kitchen, pantry, and lounge cleaning
The kitchen and the pantry is where coffee, snacks, and sometimes, lunch are kept and prepared. It is also where your employees have their meals. Food crumbs and leftovers can invite unwanted pests, such as cockroaches and rats. Keep your kitchen and pantry clean and well maintained. A day porter can help ensure that the trash are regularly thrown out properly, to avoid pests and unwanted smells from rotten foods.
Surface dusting and high dusting
Dusts on tables and surfaces can be unsightly. But it can also cause allergies if left uncleaned. It can also damage highly sensitive electronics in server rooms. Keep your office dust free and squeaky clean.
Cobwebs at the ceiling are a big no-no. Day porters can help you keep your ceiling dust free and clean, as well as those chandeliers and light fixtures.
Sanitizing all lavatory fixtures, sinks, partitions and walls
Keeping fixtures sanitized in your office, especially those that are used by almost everyone, is a must to ensure a healthy working environment. Leave the sanitation works to your day porters, so you can focus on your daily tasks and be more productive.
Carpets, furniture, and wall draperies can trap dust and dirt. What’s worse, dirt can easily work into their fibers and eventually damage them. Clean and vacuum your carpet, furniture, and draperies on a daily basis, with the help of day porters.
Window washing and blind cleaning
Unclean windows are unsightly, and will be one of the things potential visitors and clients will notice when they pass by your building or establishment. Clean windows can also efficiently let natural light penetrate your premises, promoting a healthier and more alive working environment.
Cleaning of light fixtures
Keep those light fixtures clean and dust free. Dust and dirt can dim the lights, and thus affect the overall feel of your office premises. Keep those light fixtures shining bright with daily cleaning.
Emergency calls on site
Whatever emergency maintenance and clean up you need, a day porter is there to help clean up the mess. When it comes to your business, time is of the essence. Let a day porter fix your problem, in a timely and professional manner.
Call Prestige Property Services today!
For your office cleaning and janitorial services needs in Los Angeles and Orange County area.
Our crew is trained in all aspects of building maintenance. You can leave all the maintenance worries and problems to us. Our day porters have an eye for detail. They will see to it that every nook and corner of your office is clean and dust free.
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