Most people do not realize that your standard ongoing cleaning service at your office is not enough to keep your space germ free. For the ultimate clean, you need to schedule deep cleaning services in addition to your recurring cleaning services. Deep cleaning for your office will include getting into all the detailed areas that are hard to reach and can accumulate dirt after long periods of time.
Having a clean workplace is important. Not only will it make the office look great, but it affects your business bottom line. Cleanliness and tidiness are one of the solutions to absenteeism in the workplace.
"According to a joint study by Gallup and Healthways, the cost of those sick days on the U.S. economy can be as much as $84 billion each year."
The CDC reminds employees to wash their hands frequently and wipe down their workspaces to help reduce the spread of bacteria. Additionally, hiring a commercial cleaning service to provide your office with a deep clean is a great way to kill those germs! This is crucial to keep your staff productive and healthy.
How Often Should Your Office Have A Deep Cleaning Service?
Most office spaces require a full deep clean service at least once a year at the very minimum. This all depends on many factors such as how much foot traffic you have, the type of business you have and the season.
If you have many visitors each day we recommend getting a deep cleaning on a quarterly basis. This will ensure your place stays in a clean condition for all your visitors and will provide your business with a better image.
The seasons play a big role in the frequency of your deep cleaning service. Most companies need at least one deep cleaning during the winter season. Between all the snow and slush that makes its way into your office during this time period, an extra deep cleaning service is a requirement.
The type of business you have will also determine how frequently you should have a deep cleaning service. Small offices with only a few staff and no visitors may be able to get away with an annual or semi-annual deep clean schedule while apartment buildings with tenants in and out every day will most likely want a monthly or quarterly deep cleaning schedule.
What Should I Expect During The Deep Cleaning?
The deep cleaning of your office will include areas that are typically hard to reach and that are not always visible to you.
The highest parts of your office need a ladder and proper tools to ensure good cleaning. Your light fixtures should be fully cleaned from top to bottom, the ceiling corners and edges should be checked for dust and cobwebs and your ceiling fans should be thoroughly wiped. All surfaces of your walls, any art you have on your walls and signs should be fully cleaned to ensure all dust and debris that could have settled are eliminated.
Your office desks and tables need to get fully sanitized along with any furniture in your office. All the windows, blinds, and shades should also get wiped down and should be free of any stains or prints. Many items on your desk including your mouse, phone, keyboard, and computer screen attract bacteria of all sorts. The deep cleaning should cover sanitizing these areas since they are touched more often than most other areas of your space.
Kitchens and bathrooms require a full scrubbing during the deep cleaning. They will be cleaned completely from top to bottom. It is important that your deep cleaning crew understand safety rules to avoid any cross-contamination and that they are always using proper tools and supplies.
The floors are one of the most important areas during deep cleaning. The carpets need to be shampooed using hot water extraction as this is a proven method to kill germs and bring life back into your carpets. Any stains or spills should be addressed and treated properly. The floors will be mopped and any areas that look dull need a floor buffing service done during the deep clean. All tile will be mopped and grout should be cleaned using professional tile and grout cleaning methods.
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