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Places of worship are so much more than buildings, as they function as the center of tremendous times of community and connection. Thinking of a place of worship as a facility may not feel quite right. Yet, in order for churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship to continue fulfilling the important role they play in people’s lives, they must be maintained and receive comprehensive cleaning and janitorial services.

Utilizing the best janitorial services available at Transcend Facility Management Company will ensure that your place of worship in Philadelphia PA, or in surrounding areas, is safe for all members of the congregation to gather as the holiday season approaches. Our cleaning and janitorial services will allow your place of worship to do its job and flourish, all while having a sparkling clean appearance that will have a positive impact on all who visit.

Worship facility managers should begin preparing now for the influx of visitors who will be present this holiday season. A sparkling clean first impression will dash anyone’s concerns about slick floor or Covid or flu-causing germs.

Here are five ways to keep your place of worship extra clean and safe this holiday season:

1. Identify heavy traffic areas

Stroll through your place of worship and make note of the places people will be visiting most often. Estimate the number of people that use each area and the days and times that they do so. Note the surfaces that people are coming into contact with. Compiling this information will help to formulate the proper cleaning and disinfecting steps for each area, as well as the frequency that needs to happen. If you don’t have staff to effectively accomplish this and are looking for the best janitorial services, schedule a consultation with Transcend. We service several worship centers around the Philadelphia PA region and our solution dilution system and cleaning methodologies position us well to deliver safe, quality, and satisfactory solutions to these facilities.

2. Have a Floor Plan

Evaluate the current procedures for your worship center floors and consider how the cleaning and disinfecting may need to be revamped as foot traffic increases. Added foot traffic means more opportunity for slips and falls from things like wet tile from rain or snow being tracked in from outside or slick pathways leading to the entrance. Transcend will work with you to combat common holiday floor hazards, as well as to keep your floors looking their best. We can handle the variegated floor surfaces that sometimes complicate worship center maintenance, because we know the characteristics of each type of flooring and the best individualized maintenance approach for each one.

Your job is to welcome your congregation and visitors into a place of worship – not to worry about cleaning! That is why Transcend exists. Our experienced professionals will customize a floor cleaning plan tailored specifically to your building’s needs. Providing a safe and clean environment for your staff and attendees is of the utmost importance to us.

3. Remember the importance of carpet care.

Places of worship see a significant amount of foot traffic not only for their regularly scheduled services, but for special events, such as funerals, weddings, and holiday events. This is great for the place of worship as it means many people are being reached, however, that heavy foot traffic can take a toll on flooring – especially carpet. Extend the life of your carpeting for as long as possible by scheduling a consultation with one of our associates to discuss your carpet cleaning needs. We will help you prepare for the holidays with a carpet maintenance program that could add up to significant savings. Ask about our floor cleaning and janitorial services before the holiday traffic hits, and enter the new year with happy carpets.

4. Clean and disinfect public restrooms

This bacteria-prone area gets a lot of use in any public facility and must be cleaned and disinfected accordingly. As attendance and foot traffic increase over the holidays, the restrooms will require extra attention too. Take preventative measures to have our professionals cleaning and disinfecting the toilets, urinals, baby changing stations, trash bins, fixtures, countertops, mirrors, towel dispensers, partition walls, and doors in order to keep your attendees and community safe and healthy.

5. Maintain pews and seating areas

Before 2020, plenty of people stuck to the bare minimum when it came to cleaning and maintaining pews and seating. A quick dusting here and a little furniture polish there kept the seats looking clean. Today additional maintenance is needed and appreciated. Before the holidays, make sure you have a plan for cleaning the seats. While many sanctuaries discourage anyone from bringing food or beverages inside, the occasional coffee or juice box spill still occurs. Murphy’s Oil Soap or Folex are excellent products to have on hand in case of spills. For wooden pews, furniture polish should be used to wipe all surfaces at least every six months to keep them in great shape.

If you’re hesitant about how to properly care for whatever seating your worship center uses, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Transcend. We will ensure that the surfaces are cleaned and cared for to optimize their lifespan and protect parishioners. We use a steam cleaning process for upholstery cleaning that may be just what your building needs to prepare for the holidays.

At Transcend, we understand the importance of worship centers as a sacred place where people come together as a community.

Call us today at 484-209-0755 or email so that our solutions implementation team can ensure that your place of worship is clean and safe to continue your important work in strengthening the community.

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