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We don’t need to tell you that your shopping centre receives high foot traffic. Between employees, customers and visitors, you could receive thousands of different feet and hands bringing in all sorts of dirt and bacteria. And that’s just on the inside.

Investing into making your shopping centre cleaning and trolley collection more efficient and effective will help you not only with the appearance of your mall, but also with the spread of germs. Whether you’re looking for ways to optimise your janitorial team or thinking about outsourcing your mall cleaning and trolley collections, these tips will help you level up your cleaning schedules.

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Shopping Centre Cleaning & Trolley Collection

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1. Access to professional equipment and supplies.

Securely storing the quantity and quality of cleaning products needed for all areas of a shopping centre is a common frustration for the establishments we work with. By outsourcing your shopping centre cleaning, you no longer have to work out what professional-grade cleaning products you need for windows, walls, grout, floors, kitchens and more, and where to store them. We bring them with us depending on what you need done.

Plus, we can even supply consumables, like liquid soap, hand towels, kitchen supplies and more. The supplies we provide are high-quality and environmentally friendly, plus can be accessed cheaper as we can access wholesale pricing. 

2. Reduced vacancy rates and higher profile stores.

A well-maintained and clean shopping centre is more likely to have lower vacancy rates, higher lease prices and attract reputable retailers. By being located in a presentable shopping centre, stores aren’t more likely to receive higher foot traffic and shoppers, but also be able to improve their own brand image. This can give you the opportunity to appeal to a higher-end clientele.

3. Higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.

It goes without saying shoppers prefer to frequent safe, clean and well-maintained shopping centres. You’re not only increasing the happiness of customers, but increasing their loyalty to visit your centre over others in the neighbourhood. In return, this keeps your retailers and shop owners happy, and a better range of stores again helps keep customers coming back. It’s a positive cycle, all thanks to keeping your property maintained and clean.

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Top Shopping Centre Cleaning Tips

1. Develop a schedule to keep up with deep cleaning.

Shopping centres can be big places with endless to-do lists of maintenance. However, keeping a schedule for when to do maintenance and deep cleans can help you stay on top of things easily. It’s a good idea to make a list for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual items that need to be done. This not only keeps you on track and your property looking amazing, but your janitorial staff in the loop with what needs to be done regularly, and what can be left to your outsourced cleaners.

2. Use quality, appropriate cleaning products.

They say you’re only as good as your tools and cleaning is no different. Providing your janitorial team with the right cleaning products and tools for each job they need to perform will help ensure they can do their job to the standard you expect. Alternatively, you can outsource your shopping centre cleaning to a team who bring environmentally friendly, high-quality products for each job you need done, whether that’s for deep cleaning floors, windows, walls and more.

3. Focus on high-traffic areas.

Monitoring where there are higher levels of people at different times of the day in your shopping centre can help you build a more effective and efficient cleaning schedule. For example, you can gauge which areas to clean more frequently and even find times when you can clean in between peak periods to wipe down high-touch and clean high-foot traffic areas. Don’t forget about staff-only areas also, such as kitchens, staff rooms and bathrooms.

4 .Ensure you have enough bins for visitors.

Providing enough bins for visitors will help reduce the amount of waste cluttering up your shopping centre. As well as near food venues, you should include bins near the entrances/exits, as well as spaced throughout walkways to ensure easy access for people walking with food, drinks or who have other rubbish. The easier it is to find a bin, the less likely people will be to drop and leave their rubbish on the ground, in gardens or in car parks

5. Remember outside, high and hard-to-reach areas.

It’s easy to just not do those hard-to-reach areas, like windows, ceilings and cornices. But a professional shopping centre cleaning crew can ensure you maintain your entire mall, ensuring peak hygiene and appearance. With high-pressure cleaning, window cleaning, grout cleaning and other high-maintenance cleaning services available, you can focus on other areas of the shopping centre needing your attention.

If you’re looking for a reliable shopping centre cleaner and trolley collection service in Perth, Southern Cross Cleaning Service is more than happy to help. We already work with shopping centres and big retailers in the region, so know exactly what needs to be done to maintain your reputation. We only use non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products to get the best results. Contact us for more information. 

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