Areas in the Office You Didn’t Know Require Professional Cleaning
A clean office is a healthy, productive office. In addition, a clean office also sends the right message to both potential and existing clients.
This means you must pay extra attention to how and if your workplace is cleaned correctly. Sure, the floors are gleaming, and the windows are streak-free, but what about areas often out of sight or out of mind?
Keeping your floors and visible surfaces squeaky clean and frequently emptying your trash bin is relatively easy. But several frequently overlooked office spaces may require extra cleaning to avoid accumulating dirt, dust, and grime. Some of the areas in the office that you didn’t know required professional cleaning include:
Under chairs And Others Furniture
The underside of your office chairs can accumulate dirt and dust due to workers frequently touching them to adjust them to sit comfortably. So, clean under chairs to prevent the spread of dirt and bacteria. It is also essential to clean the underside of tables, couches, and other pieces of furniture using a clean cloth and a vacuum.
Ducts and Vents
You probably know that ducts and vents must be cleaned regularly to maintain good air quality. However, you may forget about them because they’re out of sight and, therefore, out of mind. For a hassle-free experience, make sure to include this service in your contract with your professional cleaners. Ideally, the schedule should be during the weekends or whenever no work can be disrupted. While you can stay on the premises while the ducts are being cleaned, the process can be a little noisy and affect people’s ability to focus.
Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
You may be surprised by how many people need to remember to clean lighting fixtures, particularly those that come with shades or covers. Over time, these can get so layered with dust that they can’t provide proper illumination.
If you have similar lighting fixtures, especially those mounted a little too high to reach, make sure to have professional cleaners dust them regularly. Aside from the shades or covers, wiping the bulbs gently can also help clear away dust.
Another fixture that suffers the same fate is ceiling fans. Owing to their height, the blades of ceiling fans usually don’t get cleaned as often as needed. This results in an accumulation of dirt that can spread inadvertently as the fan spins.
Like your lighting fixtures, please ensure that ceiling fans are correctly cleaned at sufficient intervals. The easiest way to do this is to use a vacuum cleaner with an extendable hose.
Computers and keyboards
Computers are nearly a standard in today’s office workplaces. They are regularly used for a wide range of complex and simple tasks. The keyboard and screen of computers get easily smudged due to sweat, skin oils, and food particles, causing dust to accumulate on them. The accumulation of dust can cause the system to malfunction and can quickly get bacteria.
More maintenance is required for kitchen appliances like the microwave used daily. These appliances may become crusty due to food splatters. Similarly, the tea kettle and coffee pot should be cleaned daily to prevent limescale build-up.
People in your office frequently touch surfaces like stair rails, door knobs, chair arms, cupboard doors, kitchen surfaces, telephones, and light switches. Due to constant touching, these surfaces can pick up and spread bacteria, viruses, and diseases.
There are plenty of other neglected spaces that require thorough cleaning. Some of these places include:
- exterior walls
- cornices and baseboards
- curtains, blinds, and shades
It is important to clean every nook and cranny of your office. Could you make a checklist to ensure your professional cleaner cleans all these spots?
Please get in touch with Royal Cleaning Services if you need expert, thorough cleaning of your Massachusetts and New Hamshire office space.