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Commercial Cleaning Checklist Before Moving

Commercial Cleaning Checklist Before Moving

Commercial Cleaning Services

Business owners who are prepared to relocate may have a desire to perform a commercial cleaning prior to the big day. Commercial cleaning is appropriate for whisking away the dust, grime and stains that accumulate over the course of several weeks or months in an office environment.

Commercial cleanings are intended specifically for business spaces. Cleaning crews access hard-to-reach spaces, ensuring that the whole office is sparkling clean in every nook and cranny. What results is a professional deep clean. Before moving, refer to this commercial cleaning checklist.

1. Cubicles

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Many office workers keep their desks tidy without prompting. A few, however, will require a nudge in the right direction. Prior to moving, hire commercial cleaning crews to engage in deliberate cleaning practices that go beyond the scope of what employees are able and willing to handle.

Dusting is a basic cleaning step that should be performed. Rather than spread the dust particles into the office atmosphere, use a damp cloth to grab the dust. Alternately, make electrostatic or microfiber dusters available. Target dust magnets, like file cabinets, electronics and office equipment.

The HVAC vents should undergo dusting to prevent pollutants, like spider webs and dirt particles, from cascading through them. Wipe down the windows, which, if not cleaned often, will likely have formed an obstructive layer of dust. The blinds, shades and windowsill should receive ample attention.

Once the dust is cleaned up, disinfect the surfaces with disinfectant wipes. Specifically aim to disinfect the phone and its earpieces, keyboards, desks and chair arms. Empty the office trash receptacles. Wipe down the trash cans with a disinfectant and replace the liners with fresh ones.

2. Kitchen and Break Room

Office personnel should be given notice that the fridge will be cleaned out before moving day. After notification has been given, empty the refrigerator of any unclaimed food or containers. Using a disinfectant, wipe down the empty refrigerator shelves. Use a disinfect to wash the countertops.

The countertop will likely be topped with kitchen gadgets, like a coffee maker and dish rack. Give the coffee maker a rinse. If employees have not already done so, wash any dirty dishes in the sink. Straighten out a messy kitchen countertop to achieve a presentable appearance.

The kitchen floors deserve attention, since the porous tile materials can trap grease. Sweep the floors to remove dirt and grime. Next, mop the floors with a cleaning solution. Replace the mop water as soon as it darkens; otherwise, the dirty mop water will spread the filth around the floor.

3. Bathroom

Restrooms often require elbow grease to achieve a hygienic status. Using a microfiber cloth, scrub all bathroom surfaces. Pay attention to cleaning and disinfecting even the smallest of areas, like stall handles and locks, as they are high touch spots that get covered in germs.

The toilets should first be flushed prior to cleaning and disinfecting. Once the contaminants are flushed away, apply a toilet bowl cleaner to the inside rim and directly onto the bowl mop. After scrubbing the interior, allow the cleaning solution to sit for approximately 10 minutes for a deep clean.

Glass cleaners may be used to polish the mirrors without leaving unsightly streaks. Empty the trash receptacles and sanitary napkin dispensers. An important component of bathroom maintenance is refilling the soap dispensers, toilet paper and paper towels. Mop the floors with a disinfectant solution.

4. Reception

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The reception area sparks guests’ first impressions. Preserve its cleanliness with cleanings several times throughout the day as well as before moving. To start, any existing welcome mats and front door décor should be straightened out for an immaculate presentation.

Using a glass cleaner, wipe down the glass front doors on the inside and outside. Empty the waste bins, disinfect them and replace the liners. The reception counter and desk must be wiped down with disinfectant. Existing furniture, such as a coffee table, should be similarly wiped down.

Various surfaces in the reception room should be scrutinized for dust. The vents, window shades, lamps, chairs and tables are typical areas that accumulate layers of dust if not cleaned regularly. Before moving, address these common areas. Remove fingerprints, cobwebs and dust from walls.

Guests will wipe their feet upon entering, leaving grime embedded in the carpet or welcome mat fibers. Vacuum the carpeting or mop the flooring. Keep in mind that frequent maintenance of the carpeting or hard flooring prevents dirt from entering the fibers or cracks, thereby extending their lifespans.

An effective commercial clean will fail to leave behind antiseptic smells. Even overpowering air fresheners are to be avoided. Heavily scented products can be problematic for people with respiratory conditions, like asthma. Good air quality or pleasant smells encourage relaxation and a positive response.

Commercial Movers

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When you are ready to pack up and move your business to greener pastures, schedule a relocation service with Chicago Office Movers. We are an experienced commercial mover that will transport your office equipment and goods safely, quickly and affordably. Our movers can also provide decommissioning services, including sign removal, ceiling tile replacement, floor and carpet cleaning, furniture and fixture removal, and more to avoid move out fees and prepare for moving day.

As a leader in office relocation, Chicago Office Movers has transported a variety of machinery, including HVAC equipment and assembly lines, large microscopes, heavy electronics, libraries and the standard desks, chairs and furniture. If you are looking to renovate, we’ll shift your items, regardless of size.

Chicago Office Movers is proud to be a green company. We have reduced waste and energy costs 30 percent due to our use of recycled packaging and best practices. Our crews are background checked and licensed, so that businesses can count on us for a secure relocation.

Our experienced office movers will relocate your business to anywhere in the world or to the next neighborhood. Customers include Northwestern University and Alcatel Lucent. As we’ve done with countless satisfied customers, we’ll successfully move your company, whether small or large.

Call Chicago Office Movers when you are planning an office move. We can even help pack and unpack your office goods. Storage solutions are offered as a convenience to our customers. A free estimate is available to companies ready to take their businesses to new heights and new destinations.

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Chicago Office Movers Statement on COVID-19

Dear Chicago Office Movers Client,

Updated April 29, 2020

Chicago Office Movers (COM) continues to assess the COVID-19 situation and we are working to ensure the safety of everyone.  COM is monitoring all new information regarding the virus from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Center for Disease Control and more.

Concerning Chicago Office Movers Booked Client Moves:

At this time COM does not have any plan to postpone current booked moves and we will continue operations while monitoring the ongoing situation on a day to day basis.

We take this situation very seriously and plan to continue our present processes in which we clean and sterilize moving equipment after every job.  We are restricting all sick employees from working and are asking all clients to let us know if they are sick before we enter their homes or offices to protect all parties.

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously.

Safety measures we are taking to protect our team as well as our clients:

  • We clean and disinfect moving equipment and trucks daily. 
  • We are restricting all sick employees from working. 
  • We are temperature testing multiple times daily.
  • We ask all clients to inform us if they are sick before we enter their homes or offices.
  • We continue to provide hand sanitizer, gloves and masks for employees.
  • We are practicing social distancing to avoid contact.

If anyone in your household or office has any respiratory illness, we ask that you please reschedule your appointment for a future date.

At this time, recommendations from state and federal health officials are focused on limiting international travel and on limiting gatherings in the immediate future.

CHICAGO OFFICE MOVERS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL BUSINESS & OPERATIONS (ESSENTIAL SERVICES):

GOVERNOR ISSUES “STAY AT HOME” ORDER UNTIL May 30;
PROFESSIONAL MOVING & WAREHOUSING EXEMPT

On Friday March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker ordered a “Stay at Home” executive order until April 7, 2020 in the state’s effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This was extended to May 30th in the next round of Stay at Home” orders.

While not expressly listed in the exemptions listed in the Executive Order, moving & warehousing is indirectly included multiple times.  In Section 12, paragraph i exempts “Post offices and other businesses that provide shipping and delivery services, and businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, goods or services to end users or through commercial channels”.

Also in section 12, paragraph o exempts “…commercial transportation and logistics providers necessary for Essential Activities and other purposes expressly authorized in this Executive Order.”

View all executive orders regarding COVID-19 here.

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Top 10 Chicago Festivals

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The blistering summer days and crisp autumn months in the Windy City are filled with excitement that ripples from various unique festivals. Each of the top ten Chicago festivals is never short of bustling crowds. Chicagoans from all parts of the city, both near and far, make their way to the many local festivals to participate in the colorful presentations of food, fun and activity. They also make great corporate events for team-building and socializing!

Top 10 Chicago Festivals

1. Taste of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago festival is a smorgasbord of local flavors. Entry is free, but to sample various cuisines, participants pay with purchased tickets. Chicago is best known for its deep-dish pizza, and Taste of Chicago attendees get to dive deep into this authentic fare plus much more.

Taste of Chicago has ballooned from a small, one-day festival back in 1980 to the present-day fun-filled event. Aside from food, the festival holds cooking demonstrations for those interested in what goes into Chicago’s various ethnic cuisines. Music concerts round out the day at this spectacular event.

2. Lollapalooza

Chicagoland’s music festival Lollapalooza attracts a worldwide audience. Taking place in Chicago’s Grant Park, Lollapalooza is a mecca for music lovers. Over 170 bands play at the festival. Headliners, like Lady Gaga, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ariana Grande, show off their talents on any one of the eight stages.

Tickets, from one-day to four-day, give attendees access to the enlivening experience. While music takes center stage, Lollapalooza guests are entitled to relish the city’s favorite restaurant foods. VIP passes offer breathtaking views of the skyline and a prime space away from the boisterous crowds.

3. Chicago Gourmet

Bon Appetit presents the grand food festival known to Chicagoans as Chicago Gourmet. Millennium Park gets to host this classy event. Celebrity chefs whip up fine cuisines, while answering audience questions and even taking selfies. Sommeliers and mixologists reveal their secrets about wines and cocktails.

Get full access to renowned chefs, like Rick Bayless and Jose Garces. Main stage cooking demos from chefs include Eat, Plate, Love and Pulp Fiction: Citrus & Ceviches. The culinary stage showcases cooking demos from audience favorites, like Laura Cheng and Johnny Andres.

4. Chicago Ginza Holiday Festival

Although smaller, the Japanese cultural event Chicago Ginza Holiday Festival is able to draw crowds. Wide-ranging entertainment keeps audiences at the edge of their seats. Minyo Japanese Folk Dance, Taiko Drumming and Judo demonstrations are just a sample of events that took place in 2019.

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Held on the grasses of Lincoln Park, the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a free family friendly event. Kites featuring brilliant colors soar in the city’s afternoon skies. Children have the opportunity to build their own kites or purchase and fly magnificent kites at the event itself.

The Windjammers Professional Kite Team demonstrates how kite flying is done. Included in their skills are synchronized flying techniques using uniquely shaped, oversized kites. As the sky is covered with stunning kites, the ground-level buzzes with balloon artists and circus arts.

6. Chicago World Music Festival

The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for this gem: the Chicago World Music Festival. Showcasing the world’s diverse musical cultures, music performances are scattered around Chicago. Events may be held in museums, parks, and cultural clubs with either free or low-cost admission.

7. Chicago Pride Fest

The LGBTQ community gets a festive weekend in the city with the Chicago Pride Fest. The two-day festival attracts up to 100,000 attendees. Diversity and equality are celebrated through art and song from popular artists, arts and crafts vendors, drag shows and the famous Chicago Pride Parade.

8. Chicago’s Oktoberfest

Three spectacular autumn days are set aside to celebrate the colorful sides of Bavarian food and drink. Attendees dig into hot brats and imbibe craft beers over the course of one weekend. Chicago’s Oktoberfest is one of the city’s most popular festivals come fall.

Also in Chicago is Revolution Oktoberfest, held in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. Revolution Oktoberfest delivers the finest in craft beers. The festival has a philanthropic bent, with proceeds going to Friends of Goethe School. Eat, drink and be merry at multiple Oktoberfest events around Chicago.

9. Edgewater Arts Festival

Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is one of the city’s most artistic. New and experienced artists showcase their latest artwork under crimson autumn leaves. The Edgewater Arts Festival offers residents and visitors much to talk about with its displays of bold art as well as theater and music.

10. BeerHoptacular

Held in a helicopter hanger, the Beer Hoptacular festival is one to write home about. In one afternoon, attendees are surrounded by the most expansive selections of craft beers. Over 150 brews are available to sample. Homebrew competitions are held to liven up the already energized festival.

Chicagoans are out and about come summer and autumn. With an array of festivals to keep them entertained, residents in the Windy City keep their schedules full. Celebrations come and go, but one event that remains especially significant to area businesses is an upcoming business relocation.

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Sure to be celebrated once complete, a corporate relocation can be stressful to start. Chicago Office Movers takes the hassle out of moving day. With a dedicated crew of licensed and background-checked movers, our moving company is positioned to shift your office property quickly and affordably.

Chicago Office Movers is equipped with the moving gear to safely move your business long distance, locally, or internationally. Our moving trucks are also climate-controlled to safeguard sensitive equipment. With tracking available, customers have the ability to track the movement of their office possessions.

Business owners with an upcoming office relocation have immediate support from Chicago Office Movers’ specialists, who are ready to assist with planning. With a free estimate, ample support and reasonable prices, business managers have every reason to turn to Chicagoland’s most reputable and reliable commercial mover, Chicago Office Movers.

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