Emergency Clean Ups: When to Call in the Professionals

Hiring a commercial cleaner is a great way to manage the day-to-day cleaning needs of your business. But spills can happen at any time, and some are more serious than others. For the health and safety of your customers and staff members, it’s important to distinguish between regular spills that can be cleaned up solely by staff, and spills that require help from the professionals.

From spilt drinks to dropped food, spills in restaurants require immediate action because of the risk of slips and falls to patrons, and the potential for injuries to occur.

In these instances, a safety sign or chair should be placed over the spill as soon as possible. This will ensure that your customers avoid the area while waiting for a staff member to organise the appropriate cleaning products to clean up the spill.

If you’re dealing with a more serious oil or chemical spill however, then a professional cleaning service is likely to be needed. A specialist restaurant cleaner can ensure the spill is cleaned up appropriately, minimising the risk of harm to staff members and customers.

Childcare centres
Spills in childcare centres can range from food and drink, to bodily fluids. Food and drink spills can be easily cleaned up by centre employees.

But further precautions are required when dealing with bodily fluids. Appropriate protective equipment, including gloves and masks, should be worn, and soiled materials need to be correctly disposed of afterward. It’s generally time to call in the experts, especially if carpet is involved. A specialist cleaning service for schools and childcare centres can ensure thorough cleaning in order to minimise the risk of potential infections.

Medical centres
In a medical practice environment, there are many spills that are emergencies. Blood and other bodily fluids such as urine, faeces and vomit pose a hygiene risk. While staff might need to take care of the initial management of the spill, it’s likely that extra attention will be needed from a professional medical centre cleaner, especially if linens or carpets are involved.

Regardless of the type of business, all spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible. While staff can take care of minor food and drink spills, and they may take initial action in emergency situations, serious spills involving bodily fluids or chemicals will usually require professional help to clean up due to the hazards they pose.

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