Ensuring your cleaning reaches new heights

A regular, proactive cleaning regime is essential for maintaining basic hygiene standards on any premises.

Yet while ensuring that high traffic areas, such as reception areas and washrooms, remain clean and hygienic, it is also important to consider those areas which aren’t necessarily in easy reach. Many facilities will have internal and external high-level areas that can be difficult, and even dangerous, to clean, which over time will accumulate dust, dirt and grime, and will potentially become a hygiene risk.

So how can you keep these out-of-reach areas clean to ensure that your premises are presentable, but also to prevent the spread of infection and disease? The best option is to appoint  specialist cleaning technicians who have the correct training, equipment and expertise to reach and clean these high-level areas effectively, but most importantly, safely.

Assessing the situation

The first step you will need to take is to conduct a full audit of all the areas of your premises that might require high-level cleaning. This will vary depending on the type of facility you have - for example whether it’s a hotel, restaurant or an industrial unit - but the most common spots that requiring cleaning include ceilings, lights, windows, ducts and vents. The exterior of the building should also be considered. A consultant should then be invited to your site to carry out a thorough survey, assessing the hygiene requirements and recommending the appropriate course of cleaning action. Rentokil Specialist Hygiene offer this initial survey of requirements and services for free, so there’s no harm in getting one booked in.


Leave it to the experts

High level cleaning can be a difficult process to carry out. Staff who have not been trained should not attempt to try and reach risky areas under any circumstances. Our technicians perform a full risk assessment before carrying out any work, to ensure maximum levels of safety. What’s more, each technician has been specially trained to provide the best possible service, tailored to your particular cleaning requirements and this training is also accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).


Tools of the trade

High-level cleaners have a plethora of tools available to them in the fight against grime. The equipment used depends on the height of the area that requires cleaning, but also on how confined or unusual the space is.

High rise access equipment includes:

  • Scissor Lift - can reach heights from 7m to 35m, using linked folding supports in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Cherry Picker - an option for heights between 15m to 50m, a cherry picker is an aerial platform that consists of a platform or bucket at the end of a hydraulic lifting system.
  • One Person Lift Platform - a smaller platform that can reach up to 9.5m, allowing technicians to work in tight, more difficult to navigate, spaces.
  • Mobile Scaffolding - a free standing and stable platform that remains easy to move, depending on the area being cleaned.

Technicians will also have access to other cleaning equipment, in order to get the job done more efficiently, including jet washers, backpack vacuums, ATEX vacuums, wet and dry vacuums, water feed brushes and long reach poles.

Final Thoughts

While hard-to-reach areas may not need to be cleaned as frequently as other areas, ensuring they remain in a hygienic state is important for any premises. The most important thing to remember is to never attempt to clean a risky high-level area yourself or allow others to do so. It is always safer and more effective to call in specialists to do the job.

If you’re looking for high-level cleaning advice, why not speak to one of our experts or book in a free survey today?

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