Cleaning a commercial property is very different than cleaning a home. There are lots of unique challenges that go along with office cleaning. Addressing these challenges head-on is the best way to ensure that your property is not only clean, but that it is also safe for your clients and employees. Here are some of the issues that you need to consider:
Challenge 1: Finding a Proper Time to Clean
Typically, cleaning will need to be done outside of normal business hours. If your office maintains regular 9 am to 5 pm, that probably won’t be a problem. However, some industries have employees on site around the clock. For instance, if you run a medical facility that is open early and later than normal business hours, there will most likely be employees in the office most of the day.
This can make it challenging to find a time when the cleaning can be done. Typically, the best option is to schedule cleaning services for the time when there are the fewest employees in the building. This will make it as easy as possible for the cleaning staff to get their work done without causing any major disruptions.
Office Keepers has cleaning crews that are able to accommodate any schedule. Just let us know what time you would like your building to be cleaned and we will identify a crew to fit your needs.
Challenge 2: Cross Contamination
Cross-contamination is another challenge associated with office cleaning. A good example of this is when a mop that is used to clean a bathroom is then also used to clean the hallway or the main office space. This can result in the spread of germs, which can increase the likelihood of employees getting sick and missing work.
The best way to avoid this is by having separate cleaning products for each space of your building. Try color-coding microfiber cloths and mops and storing them near the areas where they should be used to minimize the spread of germs throughout your space. This is especially important if you work in a medical facility or in a facility where there is a high likelihood of contamination. Our color coding method at Office Keepers includes specific colors of microfiber cloths and mops for certain areas.
Challenge 3: Missed Areas
Most office buildings are quite large and have a lot of different areas that need to be addressed. Oftentimes, certain areas can get overlooked during regular cleaning. For instance, the cleaning crew may empty the trash each day, but they probably won’t wipe down the desk chairs to remove dust on a daily basis.
The best way to avoid this problem is by coming up with a complete cleaning schedule for the entire office. When a proposal is sent to your office we take measurements and inventory of each area. Then we decide how often it should be cleaned. As an example, the garbage cans most likely will need to be emptied every day. The office chairs, bookcases, or printer stands, on the other hand, may only need to be cleaned once a month.
At Keepers Commercial Cleaning we print out a cleaning schedule specific to your building that clearly outlines how often each task should be done. That way, the cleaning crew will know exactly what tasks they need to do and when they need to do them, helping to avoid any areas being overlooked.
There are a lot of challenges associated with office cleaning. By thinking through these challenges ahead of time, you can help avoid them, ensuring that your building stays as clean as possible. Office Keepers has taken steps to avoid these common office cleaning challenges for you, so let us take care of your building!
Call today for a free proposal at 480-306-7100.
It was interesting when you mentioned that it is a good idea to come up with a complete cleaning schedule for a large office building. If you don’t know how to create a schedule, it would probably be a good idea to contact an experienced janitorial company. A janitorial company would be able to help you create the perfect cleaning schedule for your office building.