Cleanliness speaks volumes about a company when a client walks into an office. It speaks of the company’s competence and professionalism. A place that is pristine, carpets vacuumed, no cob webs in the corners shows that the company cares about their business and its clients, and a great office cleaning company can help the company achieve its cleaning goals.
When it comes to office cleaning, the lobby or front entry way has to look its best all the time. It’s the office cleaning crew’s responsibility to make sure the area looks fresh each morning when the employees and guests arrive. Besides vacuuming and removing trash, dust and polish all the furniture. When dusting furniture, it’s important to start at the top and work down to the legs, pushing stray dust toward the floor or carpet to be vacuumed up later. Dry dust cloths simply pushes around the dirt, so use a slightly moistened dust cloth or pre-moistened disinfectant cloth to capture the dust. Disinfectant cloths have the advantage of also disinfecting as well as removing dirt.
When dusting, make sure to dust everything and this includes office equipment, file cabinets, baseboards, even the office plants. When dusting delicate keyboards and computer screens, use a touch of alcohol on the keyboard, CPU and other computer equipment. A good office cleaning company uses an approved screen cleaner when wiping down computer screens.
As a side note, everyone touches the office light switches, door handles, even the tab on the office water cooler. All this touching means a heavier concentration in office germs, especially in the cold and flu season. So, take extra care to disinfect these common touch points in an office.
Besides the common touch points throughout the office, the kitchen and the bathroom are the other areas where germs collect, and it’s up to the office cleaning crew to tame these germs.
To guarantee a pristine bathroom, use disinfectant in a spray bottle to spray down all bathroom surfaces. This includes all countertops, sinks, toilets and other surfaces. Employees of the office cleaning should allow the disinfectant to sit at least five minutes to kill germs and damp down viruses. While the disinfectant sits, use a disinfectant to wipe down light switches, toilet handles, and towel and soap dispensers.
Scrub down all surfaces, rinse and wipe clean. Run a dust cloth across walls and baseboards. Scrub the outside of the toilets with a strong disinfectant, including the area around the base of the toilet. Use a toilet bowl cleaner and toilet bowl brush for the inside of the toilet. Finally, wash the bathroom floor with a solution of bleach and water to kill germs and to leave the room fresh and smelling clean.
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