Creating an office cleaning schedule is important to ensure your office always looks its best. Since every office varies in size and has different needs, a tailored office cleaning schedule is recommended. An office cleaning schedule is an outline of cleaning tasks to be completed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. They often include basic cleaning tasks like vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and emptying the trash etc.
From time to time, a thorough office deep clean is necessary in addition to your regular cleaning schedule. A deep clean allows more attention-to-detail to specific areas of your office that are either surface cleaned on a regular basis, or that are less susceptible to wear and tear. Deep cleans include cleaning tasks such as upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning, high dusting, floor stripping and waxing, interior and exterior window cleaning, or even full office sanitization.
Below are the top 5 neglected areas in an office to add to your next office deep clean.
Office floors are one of the top areas in an office that requires deep cleaning. Because of the high amount of foot traffic, office floors are more prone to stains, tears, chips, and other forms of damage. It is important to upkeep office floors to increase their lifespan by doing quarterly carpet cleaning or floor stripping and waxing. Refer to our blog post on commercial floor maintenance for more info!
Baseboards easily collect dust over time, which may not initially be visible to the human eye, but over time, dust can accumulate and collect other dirt and debris. To help prevent a build-up of allergens, a dry microfiber cloth should be used to wipe the baseboards. A separate cloth with hot, soapy water should then be used to remove any final dust, dirt, and debris.
Because washrooms are often shared spaces, it is especially important to do detailed cleaning often. Some of the most common areas of neglect include the waste bins, floors, mirrors, and countertops. Scheduling a bathroom deep clean 1-2 times a week, or hiring a day porter or janitor during office hours can often make all the difference.
High surface cleaning can help create a cleaner office space. Removing dust on high surfaces will prevent dust from accumulating elsewhere and create better air quality. High surface areas include ceiling beams, skylights, windowsills, ducts and vents, light fixtures, and shelves.
Kitchens and lunchrooms are other shared spaces that require attention on a regular basis. Sanitization of surfaces, cabinet and drawer handles, kitchen appliances, sink faucet handles, and the fridge interior and exterior are necessary to prevent bacteria and germs. Old food can often cause unpleasant odours, as well as create mould and mildew. Scheduling a monthly deep clean of your office’s kitchen and lunchroom will prevent illness, pest infestations, stale odours, and ensure a healthy workplace.
Although these top 5 areas are the most important when it comes to an office deep clean, there are many other areas around the office that would also benefit from a thorough clean. Your office currently may not be in use due to reduced work hours or closures, but it is important to schedule a quarterly deep clean (at the very least) to ensure your office stays in tip-top shape. This will prevent wear and tear and allow you to ensure your office is ready when your staff returns. Don’t wait! Call (604) 644-8540 to schedule a deep clean today!