3 Tips for Efficient Winter Cleaning in Your Pittsburgh Office
Who said cleaning should only be done in the spring?
With so much of the winter spent enjoying the cozy indoors, it’s easy to forget about dirty boots tracking salt and snow on the floor, holiday messes from dropped cookies and spilled eggnog and of course, the dreaded flu season.
To combat the wintertime mess and to keep your space spotless, even before spring, follow these three winter cleaning tips:
1. Keep your floors and carpets clean.
Does your commercial facility have carpet? How about hard wood? Either way, flooring can carry a lot of filth. Much of the salt and snow you walk on before entering a building is inevitably tracked into that space, making the floors look dirty and unprofessional. Additionally, a holiday party can guarantee spilled drinks and cookie crumbs, destined to stay there until next winter.
Keeping a mat by the door will provide a space for guests to wipe their shoes before walking around your building. You should also keep a few cleaning tools handy, such as a broom or mop, to encourage cleaning up spills and crumbs right away.
Clean floors are among the most frequently cited metrics in customer satisfaction surveys: a shiny floor or freshly vacuumed carpet leaves a good impression and reflects well on your business. Moreover, a clean facility will keep customers and employees safe from slips and falls.
2. Periodically clean your windows.
Keeping your windows clean can ensure your building stays looking professional and inviting, inside and out. From the outside, windows can get stained from constant exposure to wind, rain and snow – especially this time of year. Periodic window cleaning is especially important for businesses with street-level storefronts or display windows. Customers should be able to see your merchandise easily and get a strong first impression before they even enter the front door. Inside, window cleaning removes residue that leaves the glass cloudy, streaked and dull, and also eliminates dirt buildup in the corners.
Since it’s recommended not to clean windows on a hot, sunny day, as the cleaner dries quickly and may leave streaks, winter is a great time to take on this task! If you’re cleaning both the inside and outside of your windows, consider wiping windows dry in a vertical direction on one side and wiping horizontally on the other side. This way, you can tell which side to go back to if streaks appear.
It’s also helpful to have window cleaning solutions readily available to remind yourself about this often forgotten area – but don’t put yourself in danger by trying to clean a tall window; it’s best to hire a professional cleaning crew for the tough-to-reach spaces.
3. Keep areas disinfected.
Winter is flu season, and more than ever, people are doing everything they can to stay healthy. Consistently disinfecting desks, doorknobs, handles and other flat surfaces where germs breed will decrease the chances of getting sick, as well as maintain the high quality of health and safety your customers and employees seek.
In addition, separating the cloths and tools used to clean different areas can prevent the spread of germs. For our customers’ protection, Office Pride uses a color-coded cleaning system to prevent cross-contamination between restrooms and other office areas, such as break rooms, waiting rooms, exam rooms, play areas, offices and desktops.
Office Pride is committed to using quality commercial products and effective cleaning practices to sanitize facilities and prevent the spread of germs. We offer quality hard floor cleaning and carpet cleaning services, as well as excellent floor maintenance services, for all types of commercial facilities. Additionally, our special equipment, professional cleaning products and attention to detail will help your business look good and extend the life of your windows.
Don’t wait until the spring to start cleaning; keep your space looking professional and inviting, through all of winter’s messes.
Call Office Pride of Pittsburgh-Blawnox for a free custom quote today.