Not Your Grandma’s Spring Cleaning: A Commercial Cleaning Checklist
March 15, 2023 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
When Grandma got spring fever, it didn’t mean she had the flu or COVID-19. It meant it was time to clean, from the floorboards to the rafters. However, spring cleaning is not just for Grandma anymore. Workplaces need to have a commercial cleaning checklist for spring cleaning, too.
Every home and place of business can undertake its own version of spring cleaning. However, there is no need to ask your employees to beat rugs over a clothesline out back. Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services is ready to help tackle spring cleaning in your workplace. In addition to routine cleaning, our independently owned and operated franchises offer specialty services for those big tasks that must be done once or twice every year.
Spring brings with it an abundance of beauty – and allergens – so it’s the perfect time for a thorough deep cleaning of the work environment. Ridding your workplace of allergens will be appreciated by employees and customers alike.
Starting from the top, air vents, ceiling fans, light fixtures, window shades and blinds should be completely wiped down as part of your spring cleaning efforts. Dust with damp microfiber cloths to trap particles rather than spread them through the air. Then all hard surfaces, desks, computers and more need to be dusted at least weekly.
Routine floor care should include vacuuming carpets and damp-mopping hard floors at least weekly. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is best for removing allergens. Additionally, Office Pride recommends that carpeting be steam-cleaned once or twice per year, and solid floors should be stripped and waxed to return to their original shine.
Bathrooms and kitchen areas require a close eye to ensure there is no standing water or damp areas, such as under air dryers, where mold and mildew might grow. Remember to mop floors behind toilets and clean and sanitize all sinks and faucets by wiping them down with appropriate cleaning products. Office Pride offers a range of cleaning and disinfection services; for disinfection, our professional cleaners use EPA-approved chemicals that kill pathogens that cause illness, including flu and COVID-19. Cleaners leave the chemicals on the surface for the recommended time, called “dwell time,” to ensure optimum effectiveness.
Window cleaning can be a major undertaking, but windows should be completely washed and wiped down several times a year. Exterior pressure-washing of windows or storefronts will enhance their cleanliness and appeal. Resist the urge to open office windows, thereby allowing allergens to drift into the workplace.
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning works with all types of businesses and provides specialty services for major spring cleaning or specific projects. From floor care to window cleaning and pressure washing, our trained cleaning crews can deliver a fresh, clean environment that would make Grandma proud.
Professional level cleaning with Office Pride will ensure that your offices, reception areas, break rooms and restrooms are thoroughly disinfected with appropriate products and care. We are experienced in all types of environments, including medical facilities, schools, churches, production facilities and, of course, office buildings. Find an Office Pride franchise near you and get a free, custom quote for routine cleaning or specialty services.