What is a Day Porter?

If you’re looking for a higher level of professional cleaning, a day porter is a great place to start. A day porter serves as a full-time cleaning service during the day. Day porter job duties include day-to-day services like:

  • Cleaning and basic maintenance of high-traffic areas like entrances, lobbies, elevators, and hallways
  • Frequently cleaning heavily used areas like kitchens, cafeterias, break rooms, conference rooms, and outdoor spaces even during busy times
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and cleaning restrooms
  • Frequent trash removal
  • Restocking restroom supplies as needed
  • Cleaning windows, mirrors, and doors as needed
  • Placing and removing carpet runners to match weather conditions
  • With a flexible job description, porter services can be customized for your needs

Benefits of a Day Porter

As an accessory to a commercial janitorial service, a day porter is responsible for providing your business with a number of benefits, including:

1. Quicker response times

Simply having an overnight cleaning staff isn’t always enough. Sometimes, critical cleaning emergencies occur that can jeopardize the safety of your employees and customers. A day porter can promptly respond to spills, leaks, and overflowing plumbing to ensure the continued safety of your building’s guests.

2. Continual cleaning

With continual cleaning and maintenance taking place throughout the day, you’re more likely to make an excellent first impression. Although a night or weekend cleaning team is still essential to deep cleaning your building, a porter will reduce their workload, so they can focus on cleaning more thoroughly. A porter is there to make sure your building remains in great shape even when the cleaning team can’t be there. Plus, they can promptly respond to customer needs and request to provide a superior customer service experience.

3. Reduced trash accumulation

Chances are there are areas of your building that accumulate trash more quickly than others. Overflowing trash cans never look good and are an inconvenience for your building’s patrons. With a porter, trash cans will be continuously monitored and emptied as needed, so you can be confident you’re always putting your best foot forward.

4. Immediate reporting

With a porter, you’ll have someone continuously monitoring the well-being of your facilities. That means you’ll have an extra set of eyes to promptly report any instances of vandalism, graffiti, broken appliances, liability issues, or safety issues. With an added layer of protection that a porter provides, any critical facility problems will quickly be brought to light, so a remedy can be found before it becomes more serious.

5. Flexibility

A day porter service allows you to get exactly what you need in a timely manner without having to go through the traditional interview and training process. Day porters can even dress in your company’s uniforms to blend in with your existing building maintenance staff. Day porter services are tailored to your unique goals and your specific building’s needs, and they’re trained to perform a variety of duties, so you get precisely what you need and nothing that you don’t.

If you’re interested in exploring what services a day porter can handle for your facilities on a day-to-day basis, contact Metro Building Services today.