Some people perform thorough cleaning during Spring, and some do it at the end of the year. In reality, deep cleaning of your office can be done any time of the year. To help you during the process, here’s our seasonal deep cleaning spree checklist.
When cleaning up papers, take note of those you need and those you don’t. As you collect papers lying around the office, separate them into categories based on importance. Make sure to organize the ones you keep and file or label them appropriately. When throwing documents away, check them for sensitive information. Any with sensitive information need to be shredded, the rest can be recycled.
Although they are often neglected during deep cleaning, the computers in your office need to be cleaned as well. Go through the hard drives and remove unnecessary files. This will save time when trying to find information and allow the computer to run more efficiently. After you have cleaned what’s on the computer, clean the machine itself. Dust the screen, keyboard and desk area before going over it again with a disinfectant to remove germs, oil and dirt; being sure to use products safe for computers.
Customers and employees track in dirt, grass, moisture and debris on their shoes, and this accumulates if your carpets haven’t been cleaned in a while. These substances can cause long-term damage and unsightly stains if not treated, so a thorough carpet cleaning is a necessity when performing a major office cleaning. This will improve its appearance, extend its life and freshen the air.
It’s probably been a long time since anyone has gone around the office to clean the hard-to-reach areas. If you want your business to have a more professional look, clean cobwebs from the corners along with any other area that isn’t cleaned regularly.
When the office is cleaned on a regular basis, it usually only involves the parts of the floor that are exposed. Deep cleaning requires large furniture such as desks, tables and file cabinets to be moved out of place to get the hidden spots. These are areas where dust and dirt are hidden and allowed to collect for long periods of time, and this can lead to allergic reactions. Cleaning these places will help employees breathe better while also improving the smell.
Cleaning hard-to-reach places also involves getting the higher spots in the office such as light fixtures, air vents, ceiling corners and the top surfaces of doors. This will help reduce allergens and pollutants while also improving your HVAC system’s performance.
A clean and organized working environment is a sign of an organized business, and a deep cleaning of your environment is a great way to prepare for the next phase of your success. If you need commercial cleaning assistance, we can ensure that your customers and employees have a clean space in which to thrive each day.