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Cleaning Your Pittsburgh Office Before the Holidays

Photo collage of Office Pride commercial cleaning servicesFall is here, and that is a good reminder that the holidays are around the corner. The holiday season presents unique challenges for keeping the office clean. Along with the weather changes bringing different seasonal allergens through your office doorway, your commercial cleaning company will also have to work around decorations and special events.

So, before decorations go up, fun holiday contests take over the office or your big holiday office party takes place, you need a thorough cleaning. Now is the time to schedule a deep cleaning for your office before the joy and the craziness of the holidays begin.

Consider these areas in particular for careful attention:

The Lobby

Are you having a Thanksgiving luncheon or an onsite holiday party at the office? If your lobby is going to be featured for the main event, you will definitely want it to sparkle and shine at holiday time! Here are some details to discuss with your commercial cleaning company:

High Places

Will you be putting a tree in your lobby? If eyes will be glancing up to see the star at the top of the tree, be sure to remove cobwebs and dust on fans, beams or crown molding. Of course, with all cleaning, start at the top!


Periodic interior window cleaning removes residue that leaves the glass cloudy, streaked and dull, and also eliminates dirt buildup in the corners. From the outside, windows get stained from constant exposure to wind, rain, sprinklers and outside debris. The holidays are the perfect time to have your windows clear and clean.

Hard Floors

No one wants dull floors during the holidays! Discuss with your commercial cleaning company the method that will work best for your floors:

  • Stripping and Refinishing
  • Scrubbing and Recoating
  • Buffing and High-Speed Burnishing


Spruce up your carpets to make a great impression on your staff, customers and other special guests. Perhaps you need spot removal, spot cleaning, deodorization or deep cleaning. Let your carpets stand out for all the right reasons.


Spring isn’t the only time to get organized. Ask your staff to thoroughly clean their desktops and cubicle spaces for a deep clean by your commercial cleaning company. Disinfect electronic devices, desk chairs, wastebaskets and office supplies like staplers and tape dispensers.

Then, when holiday cards are exchanged and displayed or holiday decorating fills small spaces, your commercial cleaning company will have already done a thorough cleaning of all surfaces.

The Kitchen

Be sure to pay close attention to the kitchen, one of the main social hubs of the office. Everyone will be gathering in the kitchen during the holidays. Staff and team leaders often bring in special treats to share.

These areas need to be disinfected:

  • Refrigerator handles
  • Cabinet and drawer pulls
  • Coffeepot handles
  • Countertops and tables
  • Sink faucets
  • Microwave keypads and handles
  • Watercooler levers or buttons

The refrigerator can be a breeding ground for germs. Be sure that special snacks don’t linger too long or beyond expiration.


A clean restroom is always important, but with extra visitors and holiday events, it is more crucial than ever to keep a well-maintained restroom. From top to bottom, spotless mirrors, sinks, faucets, door handles, toilets and floor prove to your team and customers that you really care. While traffic is higher at holiday time, go the extra mile with these tips:

  • Be sure soap dispensers are full.
  • Refill paper towel and toilet paper dispensers often and always have plenty on hand.
  • Remove trash daily.

Make this holiday season the best one yet! Keep the health, joy and well-being of your team a top priority. Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services is ready to help you prepare for the holidays. Or, if you would like to learn more about our services or are seeking a new cleaning team for your office or facility, please call Office Pride of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at (412) 715-7303, to receive your free quote from our expert team.