Month: December 2022

Proper Order of Cleaning Your Business

It seems like our lives keep getting busier and busier, and if you’re cleaning your own business, you’ll want to make sure you’re spending your time cleaning efficiently. And if you’d like to outsource cleaning, we’re only a phone call away! 

Top to Bottom

Whether cleaning your business or your house, the general rule for cleaning any room of your business is to work from top to bottom. That way you’re not cleaning areas that you’ve already cleaned. Dust from top to bottom so the dust from tall shelves and cabinets falls to the ground, and you can clean the floors last. Dust electronics, furniture, shelves, knick-knacks, plants, wall hangings, blinds, and window treatments.

Now let’s discuss the specifics for each room. 


Bathrooms need to be cleaned daily–they’re a high-traffic area with plenty of germs. First, scrub the toilet bowls using a disinfecting cleaner and toilet brush. Wipe the seat, lid, outside of the bowl, tank and base of the toilet with disinfectant. Next, wipe the sink and counter with disinfecting cleaner. Check the supplies in the bathroom (tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, and soap dispensers). Sweep and mop the floors.

Break Room

The break room is like the facility’s kitchen, so germs can accumulate there as well. Carefully cleaning the break room helps to ensure that employees stay safe and healthy. 

  • Keep the facility’s refrigerator clean and organized. Every two weeks, throw out old food and wipe down the shelves and bins. Use a disinfectant to make your refrigerator sparkling clean. 
  • Use a disinfectant to clean countertops, sinks, tables, chairs, and shelves.
  • Do the same with the microwave. Use a disinfectant to clean the inside of the microwave. In a shared break room, the microwave gets lots of use, so this task should be done daily. The longer microwave messes sit, the harder they become to clean. 
  • If you have a dishwasher, make sure it gets run periodically and gets emptied. If you also have a dish drainer rack, make sure it gets emptied daily so clean dishes don’t sit and get mildewed. 
  • Periodically wash hand and dish towels and replace dish sponges. 

Everyday Tasks

There are some tasks that need to be done every day: 

  • Empty all the waste baskets everyday–especially in the break room where food waste gets disposed of all day. You don’t want the office on Monday to smell like whatever everyone had on Friday for lunch. 
  • Vacuum the floors in the office, including carpets and mats. Treat any stains immediately so they don’t sit and become permanent.
  • Wipe mirrors and windows to remove smudges and fingerprints.

Need a Commercial Cleaner? 

If you’re looking to outsource your facility cleaning, give us a call for a free estimate. We’d love the opportunity to clean your facility! 

Importance of maintaining a neat workspace

Our services range from warehouses to new office spaces. Do you ever feel overwhelmed at work when you have a messy workspace? Or your anxiety rising up when your boss notices that you have a messy desk. Some people are different when it comes to their workspace

One of the most important aspects of having a neat workspace is focus and productivity. The neater your desk is the more clear your mind and thoughts are. That’s when you start to become more productive and active.

How To Prepare Your Warehouse For Our Cleaning Crew


Warehouse cleaning can be an overwhelming task. If not manufactured regularly, warehouses can generally become messy and unorganized. An article “Best practices to keep your warehouse clean” states that by having a clean warehouse it can boost productivity and regular job satisfaction. 

       According to CyzergWarehouseTechnthe list some of the best practices to keep your warehouse clean. They break down the warehouse process in 5 easy steps from prep-work to reviewing the checklist. 

Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Clean

Some states that cleaning a warehouse can lead to a lot of positive things. The main focus is to decrease as many accidents as possible!

Procedures for Clean Room Entrances and Exits

Cleanrooms require that contaminants in the air are highly controlled in order to meet specific standards (click here to learn more). Without strict monitoring, contaminants can destroy cleanroom processes and equipment in specialized environments. Cleanrooms are highly regulated because they need to be, and there are proper procedures for entering and exiting clean rooms in order for cleanrooms to meet standards. Introducing contaminants to the cleanroom could be detrimental, so it’s best to follow correct procedures.

Cleanroom Entrance Procedures

The point of cleanrooms is to prevent contaminated air from outside the room from entering the cleanroom, and keep the clean air inside the room. This is done using positive pressure ensuring that the air flows from the cleanest space to the dirtiest. Some cleanrooms have multi-chambered rooms with different ISO cleanliness standards in each room.

Preparing for the Cleanroom

Before you can enter the cleanroom, cleaning staff performs the following to ensure that additional debris doesn’t enter along with the staff.

  • Wipe feet and cover them with approved booties
  • Remove excess layers
  • Remove make-up
  • Staff should avoid perfume, hairspray, lotion, and nail polish that could bring extra contaminates into the room
  • Spit out gum
  • Tie hair back
  • Wash and dry your hands
Changing for the Cleanroom

As you put on the gown over your clothes, move slowly within the cleanroom so you don’t stir up air. Microscopic materials get circulated by movement. Typically personal protective equipment (PPE) is put on from top to bottom, which allows debris to fall from the head to the ground. Here’s a typical order:

  • Hairnets and facemasks
  • Head cover
  • Goggles
  • Gowns or coveralls
  • Booties
  • Gloves

Staff should inspect each other’s equipment for any rips or tears. Try to touch masks and head covers from the inside. Any hair and facial hair should be tucked in as part of donning it. It’s also important that the gown or coveralls fit properly. Look for any gaps because there shouldn’t be any. Finally, make sure you sanitize your hands before putting on gloves.

Cleanroom Exit Procedures

Once you’re ready to exit the cleanroom, move slowly again so you don’t stir up the air. You’ll remove your protective equipment in the reverse order, so you’ll start with the feet and remove your facemask and hairnets last. Here’s the typical order:

  • Gloves
  • Booties
  • Gowns or coveralls
  • Goggles
  • Head cover
  • Hairnets and facemasks

Importance of Cleanroom Procedures

Even the smallest debris particles can be detrimental to cleanroom. ISO standards are strict so changes in airflow patterns, air pressure, temperature, and humidity can change particle levels. Particle levels can disrupt the facility and shut down manufacturing.

Our team at JoncoWest is trained to properly enter and exit your cleanrooms, and they understand the importance of keeping debris out of the cleanroom. If you’re in need of help with your facility, please reach out for a free quote for our TrueClean service.

The benefits of maintaining your workspace

It’s a busy day at work, your desk is a mess, and your boss is coming by to ask you for that project, what are you going to do? This is every employee’s nightmare. When we don’t have a clear mind, or a clean environment we tend to freak out.  That’s why Jonco is here to assist you with keeping a tidy workspace. It is sometimes highly crucial in a work environment to keep your workspace nice and tidy. According to APUEdge, having a tidy workspace can help you focus on projects more than having a messy desk.  “A messy desk can harm your professional reputation, which is a great motivator to keep it clean and clutter-free.” (Erin, 2014).

Another blog states that 57% of people admit they feel judged for the cleanliness of their workspace. (Ledger, 2022). Is it better to have a neat desk or a cluttered desk at work is the question. Some people might have a good reputation at work and if they have a messy desk, some people will tend to think of them as unorganized. Whether you have a messy desk or not, the task that is given to you is the most important!

What is Warehouse Management

Jonco is all about warehouses! If you have ever worked at a warehouse before and noticed a stern person scrutinizing the aisles of your warehouse and nervously tapping their clipboard making sure that everything is to par, that might’ve been your warehouse manager. When it comes to distributing items, we must follow a precise system. This is what we would call a warehouse management system.  In simpler terms a warehouse management system is used to optimize warehouse operations.  What does a warehouse management system entail? You may ask. 

  1. Inventory tracking
  2. Picking and packing
  3. Receiving and stowing 
  4. Shipping 
  5. Reporting 

          Basically it monitors the day-to-day operations that go within the warehouse. ORACLE describes warehouse management as solutions additionally enable companies to maximize their labor and space utilization and equipment investments by coordinating and optimizing resource usage and material flows. Specifically, WMS systems are designed to support the needs of an entire global supply chain, including distribution, manufacturing, asset-intensive, and service business.” (Oracle, 2022).