Avoid These Mistakes Between Professional Office Cleanings
No matter how often you have a commercial cleaner coming into the office, you probably try your best to keep up with day-to-day cleaning. Check out this list of common cleaning mistakes and make adjustments to your cleaning habits, if necessary.
Forgetting to Clean Out the Vacuum
Office carpets accumulate a lot of dirt, dust and soil from foot traffic. Best practices call for daily vacuuming between office cleanings. Most forget to clean their vacuums after use. For optimal function of the vacuum, empty the vacuum daily to ensure the airflow is not restricted.
Accidents happen. When something is spilled, the typical reaction is to wipe or scrub immediately. However, scrubbing only pushes the stain deeper into the fibers of the carpet, making it more difficult to remove the blemish properly. The right way to clean a spill is to blot gently with a dry paper towel. Then, treat the spot with stain remover. (Testing the stain remover first on a less noticeable place on the carpet is advised.)
Washing Windows on a Sunny Day
It’s tempting to clean windows on a day when you feel the light from the sun will help you see dirt and grime. But the sun dries cleaning chemicals quickly, causing streaks. Overcast days or cleaning when the sun isn’t shining directly on the window are preferable.
Not Reading Directions on Cleaning Products
For your safety, it is extremely important to read the instructions. People often take for granted that because they clean at home, they know how to use all cleaning products. Products purchased for commercial use can be more potent, and if you haven’t been trained properly, you can put yourself at risk. A quick glance at the directions can ensure that you use the product properly and avoid accidental misuse.
Using Dirty Cleaning Tools
Cleaning supplies can harbor bacteria when not properly cared for. With a few precautions, you can be sure not to cross-contaminate germs from one area to the next.
- Get colored rags. Make sure you don’t use the same color in the bathroom as you do the kitchen or office area. Use rags once, then launder them in hot water.
- Clean your broom. Knock it against an outside wall to loosen dust.
- Wash a cotton mop head with the laundry. Soak sponge mop heads in a cleaning solution.
Avoiding these common office-cleaning mistakes can help eliminate frustration. Keep in mind that routine professional cleanings can impact your business in many positive ways, such as boosting employee attendance and productivity.
A commercial cleaning company like Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services can provide thorough janitorial cleaning services for your office — monthly, weekly or daily. We are equipped to handle any services needed to avoid common cleaning mistakes and keep your workplace clean. Read about our services to learn more.
If you would like more information or a free quote, please call Office Pride of Franklin-Brentwood at (615) 323-3138. We are ready to serve you!