Holidays are the Perfect Time for Deep Cleaning
December 2, 2022 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
Don’t wait until you’re done decking the halls to plan your office’s holiday cleaning schedule and prepare it for a deep clean. The time leading up to the holidays is the perfect time for you to schedule additional cleaning services for your office while your staff is out.
Deep cleaning is an important aspect of keeping your office environment healthy. The cleaning process focuses on dirt and germs you might not easily see. An ongoing commercial cleaning schedule helps you to maintain a healthy workplace by removing germs that can lead to sickness and impact your staff.
Routine disinfection helps to reduce the risk of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses. Also, keep in mind that winter is peak season for colds and flu. No one likes being sick around the holidays.
But before you call in your cleaning crew, there are a few things you can do to prepare your space for a holiday deep clean.
Decluttering desk areas and having staff take home items they no longer need to keep at the office is a great start. Plants, quirky toys, signs and figurines that collect on desktops during the year make it difficult for commercial cleaners to work around and should be removed, either permanently or temporarily.
Taking the time to organize your office also helps with a deep clean. Keeping desk areas neat makes them easier to clean. Place loose papers in bins or filing cabinets, dump out the coffee grounds, put the water cups away and put office supplies in their designated drawers or cabinets.
Make sure to clean out a shared office fridge if employees will be out of the office for prolonged periods of time. Who knows what might be growing in there when you return otherwise!
This isn’t a job you want to tackle on your own. Professional cleaning companies like Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services are specially trained in the proper use of chemicals. They follow federal guidelines and adhere to manufacturers’ “dwell times,” which is the time that a disinfectant must sit on a surface to kill germs – a critical component of disinfecting and deep cleaning.
Professional cleaning companies also have systems in place, like using color-coded cloths to avoid cross-contamination between restrooms and other areas of the workplace. Many cleaning companies – including all Office Pride franchise owners – have invested in technology such as electrostatic sprayers and misters, which spray disinfecting chemicals in common areas, personal spaces and hard-to-reach corners and crevices in the workplace.
Office Pride provides a full range of janitorial services to offices, industrial buildings, medical facilities, schools, government buildings, churches, banks and other commercial properties. Services include sweeping and vacuuming, wet and dry mopping, secure trash removal, restroom sanitization, disinfection, dusting, blinds cleaning, restroom replenishment, glass cleaning and the cleaning of walls, ceilings and baseboards.
To learn more about the cleaning services that Office Pride offers in your area, please check out our franchise locations and call your nearest franchise location to request a free custom quote for deep cleaning and all your cleaning and disinfecting needs.