It’s so easy for the workplace environment to get a little crusty without anyone noticing. We’re all busy, with deadline pressure and productivity goals. People are in and out of the office all of the time, including workers, customers, and delivery personnel. While regular janitorial services keep the office looking and smelling good, a real deep cleaning is required from time to time.
What is a deep cleaning and how do you know if your office needs one?
A deep cleaning is a thorough floor-to-ceiling operation that addresses both high-traffic areas and hard to reach places. Because every office is different the exact services involved will vary based on need, but generally what’s included involves floor maintenance, cleaning the furniture, cleaning cabinetry and racks, disinfection of all office equipment, dusting ledges, vents, baseboards, and other features, and more. Bathrooms, break rooms, and other communal spaces are thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected.
3 Signs It’s Time for Office Deep Cleaning
Sign #1: Cupboards and Storage Spaces Are Dusty & Gross
Do you cringe every time you open a cabinet? Would you be mortified if a customer saw the places you keep their records and vital information? Cabinetry and cupboards are handled frequently, which means they get covered with fingerprints, grime, germs, and lots of other gross stuff.
Sign #2: There are visible spiderwebs or dust bunnies within the workspace.
Whether it’s spiderwebs nestled in the ductwork or dust bunnies hiding in the corners of the stairwells, if you can see it, your customers can too. Hard-to-reach areas generally need to be wiped down to remove debris and dust at least once every six months.
Sign #3: Workplace morale is not great.
We’re all affected by the environments we spend time in. If your team’s spirits are low and everyone seems stressed out, take an objective look at the office environment. Is it clean and pleasant – no matter where you look? Are break rooms, locker rooms, and employee rest rooms clean enough that you yourself feel comfortable spending time and eating food there? Deep office cleaning provides the team with a thoroughly clean environment in which to do their best work.