How to Keep Your Office Block Super Clean

Hello! My name is Gerald and I own a large office block which is located in downtown Sydney. I am a very busy businessman so I spend a lot of time in my company offices on the telephone and having meetings. Last year, I noticed that the place was getting a bit untidy and I didn't want my staff to waste time cleaning the place up when they could be making more money for the company. I asked around and found a great cleaning company who now visit my office block twice a week to make sure it is super clean. My staff are much happier and so am I. This blog details the benefits of calling in a professional cleaner.

What You Need to Know About a Garbage Chute for Your Business


If you own or manage any type of commercial or residential facility that has more than one floor, you might want to consider installing a garbage chute, like the ones provided by Qwik Chutes. This allows for easier disposal of trash by residents, so there is less chance of that trash being left in bins or piling up outside of offices or apartments. When you are ready to have a garbage chute installed, note a few factors you don't want to overlook so you know you are getting the best one for your facility.

Building codes

The first thing to consider before shopping for a garbage chute is any building or fire codes that would apply to your facility, and to such a chute. Note that a fire can easily travel upward, so a chute may need to be fireproof or fire-resistant, even if it's being installed in a very tall building. This may be especially true for chutes that will manage residential trash, as this rubbish might contain cooking oils and other flammable materials that could leak out of the trash bags, coat the inside of the chute, and then feed a fire if it were to start. Always check on these codes before deciding on a chute style for your building.

Chute intake door style

The chute intake refers to where a person disposes of rubbish. Garbage chutes usually have two styles of intake doors; one is hinged at the side, and one may be hinged at the bottom. The bottom hinge style may have a type of receptacle that holds rubbish, dumping it down the chute when the door is closed. Consider a style that is hinged on the bottom with this receptacle for any type of waste that may rot or otherwise become hazardous if it doesn't actually make its way down the chute, such as residential garbage. However, an intake door with hinges on the side can mean more clearance for items like linens and recyclable materials.

Chute discharge door

Your garbage chute should have a discharge door, covering the area where the rubbish comes out. This door will keep wildlife and insects from making their way into the chute, and also help control the amount of rubbish, linens, or other items that discharge from the chute at once. For chutes that may service flammable items, you will want a metal or mesh door. For items like linens and recyclable, you may want to consider a lightweight rubber door that will open easily while still providing some blockage for the chute itself.


20 June 2017