Schedule a Deep Clean for Your Office During Vacation Season
May 4, 2021 | AUTHOR: Tammy Wright
While most of us are anxious to get out of the house and travel a bit this summer, you can bet on this: Germs don’t take a vacation.
While your employees are planning their summer getaways, you should consider giving the office a midyear deep cleaning. We all hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us and offices will be fully opened again soon, but a midyear deep clean is always a good idea – and especially this year.
Deep cleaning helps to create a healthy and safe working environment and contribute to the appearance and maintenance of the facility. Deep cleaning also can extend the life of carpet, hard floors and other surfaces subjected to heavy traffic.
If your business is among those that are already back in the office, you might consider giving the vacation schedule a hard look to plan your deep clean for a week when many employees are planning to be out already. If your office is working a hybrid schedule, you’ll want to schedule the deep clean on a day when employees are working remotely. And for those of you back full time, there’s always the weekend!
Because office workers have reported feeling more peace of mind when they see janitorial cleaners working in the office, consider sending an email to inform employees that your commercial cleaning company will be deep cleaning the office while they are out.
What disinfection services do we need?
If you haven’t already been investing in disinfection services regularly since returning to the office, this would be an excellent time to schedule deep cleaning and disinfection services. A deep clean includes sanitization and disinfection of high-touch areas such as doorknobs, light switches, desks and phones.
Electrostatic disinfection treatment is a must for healthy, safe workplaces. Electrostatic sprayers and misters are effective in disinfecting common areas, personal spaces and hard-to-reach corners and crevices. Electrostatic sprayers are vital in the fight against the spread of germs that cause COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses.
What other cleaning tasks should be done this summer?
Although many routine cleaning tasks must be performed daily, weekly or monthly, some services need to be performed only once or twice per year. At Office Pride, we recommend taking advantage of vacation times midsummer and around the holidays to complete those semi-annual maintenance tasks. Scheduling deep cleans for the same time every year also helps busy office managers remember when it’s time to schedule those services.
While office traffic is light, you should deep-clean carpets and hardwood floors. Clean tile grout, lift carpet stains and deep-clean hardwoods, engineered wood, laminate flooring and linoleum to keep your floors looking shiny and new.
This midyear clean is also an excellent time to clean the stove, floor drain and vent hood in the office kitchen.
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services offers a full menu of deep-cleaning, sanitization and disinfection services. 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 disinfection needs.