How Often Should You Clean Your Office?
If finding the right cleaning schedule for your office is proving difficult, you should know, you’re not alone. There are several factors you need to consider when trying to figure out how often your office needs cleaning.
The right cleaning frequency will ensure your office is always clean, and you don’t spend too much time cleaning that your work starts to pile up.
Size of the office
Size doesn’t refer to the total area covered by the office alone. It also considers the number of employees in the office.
The more the employees you have in the office, the higher the cleaning frequency should be. Offices that have partitions like a kitchen and breakroom require higher hygiene standards, and therefore the cleaning frequency is much higher. Also, common rooms like bathrooms tend to get dirty faster. Consider having these cleaned more often than the office.
The purpose of your office
The purpose of the office also dictates how often you should have it cleaned. If your office handles a lot of your clients, cleanliness is paramount. The area should be always spotless to impress your clients.
If the office doesn’t receive many visits, you have the leeway to slack a little. You can clean the office occasionally. However, you never know when a customer will want to drop by. So, you must keep things in order.
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The area of the office being cleaned
Different areas around the office depending on the location and environment will pick up dirt at different rates. Knowing what needs cleaning at what time is vital. It will save you time while improving the comfort and overall hygiene of your office.
- Restrooms – For safety and hygiene reasons, clean the restrooms every day. In addition to cleaning, restock supplies like toilet paper and paper towels and make sure the sinks and mirrors are properly cleaned and sanitised.
- Break rooms and kitchens – Leftovers, spills, and dirty dishes make these areas a petri-dish for bacterial growth. Daily cleaning and sanitising are vital. The appliances, countertops, faucets and handles should be wiped down and disinfected regularly.
- Floors – If you have carpets on the floors, they should be vacuumed every night. Over the weekend, the carpets should be cleaned. Hardwood floors must be mopped nightly. In rainy or snowy weather, the floors should be mopped more often to keep up with the grime being dragged in.
- Employees working areas – Employees should be tasked to keep their working areas clean and neat. However, once in a while, you should have professionals come and give the work areas a good rub down and disinfect equipment like phones, computer keyboards, and the mouse. This can help reduce the spread of illnesses in the office and cut back on the number of employees taking sick leave.
- Lobbies – You want to give your clients the best first impression. There are no two ways about it. The lobby has to be kept in pristine condition and that means regular cleaning and wipe down of all the surfaces and furniture.
Knowing when your office needs cleaning is vital. With a proper cleaning schedule, you can mitigate such risks and ensure your office is always looking its best for you, your clients and your employees.