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What You Should Expect From a Deep-Clean of Your Office

Take advantage of the office being empty or half-full and have professional commercial cleaners deep-clean your office to help create a healthy working environment and contribute to the overall appearance and maintenance of the facility.

Generally, deep cleans are planned during the holidays or midsummer, when many employees are out. But this spring’s unplanned shutdown presents an opportunity to have the office cleaned and sanitized when employees return to work.

What does a deep clean involve?

A “deep clean” service involves cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in restrooms, kitchens and high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards and mice. Cleaners also vacuum and spot-clean carpets; mop floors; clean trash cans and lids, glass doors, mirrors and interior windows; and dust desks, cabinets, counters, window sills, furniture, base boards, overhead vents and mini blinds. Depending on the office and foot traffic, you may also want to have the grout cleaned or schedule a deep-extraction cleaning for the carpet at this time.

Some of these services should be repeated weekly during your routine janitorial service, while others need to be performed once or twice per year.

What should be cleaned weekly in an office?

Bathrooms should be cleaned and sanitized daily. Mirrors should be cleaned, toilet bowls should be scrubbed, paper products should be restocked, floors should be sanitized and handles and all surfaces should be wiped down. Computer areas, desks, kitchen counters and other surface areas should be wiped down.

Why is deep cleaning important?

Whereas routine cleaning such as refilling soap dispensers and vacuuming keep up an office’s appearance, deep cleaning focuses on removing dirt and germs you may not see. A commercial cleaning schedule helps you to maintain a healthy workplace by removing harmful microorganisms that can lead to sickness. And, routine disinfection helps to reduce the risk of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses.

Sanitization and disinfection have always been important, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of regular disinfection has brought commercial cleaning companies to the front lines of battling an outbreak. More than ever, your employees are going to appreciate feeling safe in their workplace.

Why should you hire a professional cleaning company?

High-quality commercial cleaning companies train their cleaning crews in the proper usage of equipment and chemical cleaning products formulated to sanitize workplaces and reduce the risk of dangerous viruses, microbes and germs. Professional cleaners like Office Pride follow all guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved chemicals and follow the instructed dwell times for each product. Dwell time is the time that a disinfectant must sit on a surface to kill germs. This is a critical part of disinfecting.

Office Pride also uses color-coded and/or disposable cloths for certain types of cleaning to avoid cross-contamination between restrooms and other office areas.

Additionally, many professional cleaning companies have invested in new technology such as electrostatic sprayers and misters, which can enhance disinfection of a facility by getting around corners and into cracks and crevices that manual cleaning methods cannot reach.

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has a proven track record of providing excellent service. Create a healthy, clean work environment for your employees. Check out Office Pride’s franchise locations or call 888-641-2310 to request a free custom quote for your deep cleaning and maintenance needs.