With the turn of the new year, thoughts turn to resolutions and getting off to a “clean start”. Your office should be no exception. With feet tromping over carpets, plenty of people around shedding dead skin cells creating dust, handprints streaking the insides of windows and pollution obscuring the outsides, you should make sure you have the right tools on hand to tackle the grime!
The last thing you need is employees staying home sick! Offices are a primary location for the spreading of illness, particularly during flu season. It’s good practice to wipe down all commonly-touched communal surfaces every day with disinfectant. Try assigning one person in the office to make sure that handrails, doorknobs, phones, shared computer keyboards, and similar surfaces get the daily wipedown.
Clean windows make a good impression on visiting clients. They also let bright light in and keep any views crisp. Exposure to sunlight has been shown to increase happiness, and happy employees make for productive employees. Regular cleaning of your windows keeps your office looking sparkling. Can’t get to the outside of your windows? No worries, Regency Cleaning Services can help you out.
Even the best janitorial service can’t be on hand every time a spill happens, and spills will happen. Keeping some spot remover on hand can help to prevent the worst staining, since the sooner you tackle a spill the less a stain will set and the higher the likelihood of removing it entirely. Unstained carpets and surfaces mean less frequent deep-cleans, replacement, and maintenance costs.
Instead of using disposable paper towels, microfiber cloths do an excellent job of cleaning a wide variety of surfaces. Use them with disinfectant to wipe down commonly touched spots, or clean windows with them and glass cleaner. If your office is working on ‘green’ initiatives, replacing some of your paper towel use with microfiber cloths will cut down on resource use (even accounting for washing the cloths!).
The finishing touch for any office is air freshener. Especially in winter, when you can’t open windows for a fresh breeze, air inside can get stale and musty. Smells from people, spilled and microwaved food, and offgassing from office furniture (not to mention whiffs that escape from the bathrooms) slowly accumulate. If scent sensitivity is an issue in your office, you can get scent-free fresheners that simply absorb odours and quietly deodorize the air.
Need a hand with your office cleaning routine? Regency Cleaning Services will be happy to do whatever we can to help you and your employees have a clean and happy environment to spend your days in.