While it’s important to make sure that a company’s public image is perceived as professional and well-presented, there are certain jobs that don’t receive as much credit as others. A janitorial porter is a cleaning service worker who specializes in the upkeep and maintenance of office buildings, commercial buildings, shopping plazas, and apartment facilities . Not only is a janitorial porter responsible for cleaning up after customers and visitors, but they also have to pay attention to sanitary laws and regulations, as well as maintaining the building from a structural standpoint. The janitorial porter job has a direct link to customer satisfaction as well as the health and safety of the customers and employees.
What is a porter?
A janitorial porter is someone who cleans and is responsible for general upkeep at a facility, typically in the maintenance department. The janitorial porter, otherwise known as a day porter, might be responsible for sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash cans, vacuuming, waxing floors, and deep-cleaning.
A day porter works during business hours to always keep your business looking customer ready.
What is the difference between a Janitorial Porter and a Cleaning Services?
The main difference between a Janitorial Porter and a Janitor is the when the facilities are cleaned. For some business’s cleaning after hours when they are closed is what is most convenient. If this is the case for your business than a Janitorial Service is what you need.
A Day Porter is more than just janitorial cleaning during the day. If need help keeping your restrooms stocked and cleaned, floors swept and mopped continually and most important constant disinfection then a Janitorial Porter is what you would want. A Porter is available during business hours to help you to always put your best foot forward to customers and visitors.
What services does a Day Porter cleaning include?
Day porters are an indispensable part of the cleaning services. They are responsible for ensuring the building remains clean and tidy for both employees and visitors.
A Day Porter performs the following tasks:
- Inspecting, cleaning, and disinfecting common areas
- Trash and Litter Cleanup
- Cleaning, mopping, and polishing floors
- Cleaning of windows and glass doors
- Event set up/post-event breakdown & clean-up
- Replace light bulbs
- Respond to service calls
This list is only some of the duties a Porter can perform. We cater what our porters do for your business, have a special request or unique needs? All you have to do is ask, we are happy to have our Porter’s meet your specific needs.
Which Facilities can benefit from a Porter Services?
Many different types of facilities can benefit from a Janitorial Porter. If you frequently have customers or visitors to your facility you want to keep it looking clean and have it be disinfected all day long. Many office facilities, especially larger ones, shopping plaza’s, stores, restaurants, etc can all benefit from having someone clean their facilities all day long.
How much does a Day Porter cost?
Porter services can help you save money on your night time cleaning services. You won’t need a large crew to clean at night since many cleaning tasks will have been finished during the day. Ask us for your customized quote for your facility today.
How to choose the right Porter service
So, you’re convinced a porter could be helpful to your facility. But how do you find the right one?
Here’s a quick checklist that’ll help you find a suitable service for your property needs:
Make sure they have a good track record. How long have they been in business? A long track record is a good indication that they are a quality facility cleaning service with many happy clients. Look at reviews or ask for references to see how happy past clients have been.
It may seem like an easy job, but a Day Porter requires many hours of training to keep up to date on the latest cleaning and sanitation techniques for your specific industry. With ever changing santitation needs in todays world this is vital.
Choose a company with state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, supplies, and techniques. With new equipment needed to keep up with sanitation, look for companies that keep up with the latest technology, like Electro-Static Sanitation to keep your facility clean and disinfected.
Flexibility and Responsiveness
The cleaning service you hire should provide a safe and top-level service to your business without disrupting the day-to-day operations of the facility as well as help with any special needs you may have.
They should also quickly and efficiently respond to any emergency tasks your business or facility may have.
You will want a Janitorial Company to be fully licensed and bonded to protect your company. This will help ensure the company has the capability to respond to property damage or bodily harm claims at your facility.
Contact AM/PM Facility Maintenance for all your cleaning needs
We provide best-in-class full-service janitorial, sanitization, bio-hazard cleanup and Day Porter services to a wide array of Clients, with properties ranging from office buildings to medical office buildings to mixed-use projects to retail centers in the Santa Clarita and greater Los Angeles, CA area.
We know day porter services and will tailor a program to meet – and exceed – your needs. Our successful day porter staff will keep you sparkling clean. Leave the management of your commercial cleaning to us!
For more information on day porter services, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.