Cleaning and disinfecting for work spaces
Proper cleaning and disinfecting is essential to any business. An unclean workplace can breed germs and pose a health risk to your employees, possibly causing them to miss work or, even worse, to become hospitalized. If you have customers in your building, they can be exposed to these same health risks.
Office building cleaning and disinfecting not only keeps your employees and customers safe; it also reflects the values of your company and makes a good impression on visitors. Your employees feel valued and can increase productivity. Your customers will leave your office with a positive impression about your work space and be left with the feeling that you care about appearance and attention to detail.
A clean office is a happy office. By establishing an effective cleaning routine, you can show your employees the respect they deserve, shine for your customers, and keep everyone healthy.
Set up a solid commercial cleaning plan
A local janitorial service can assist you in creating an office cleaning plan for your building. Work with these contract cleaning experts to implement a plan that includes cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting at the appropriate times for your office. Some surfaces may need to be cleaned daily, but only disinfected monthly, based on the traffic to that area of the office.
Have your business leaders look through their designated areas and make note of high-traffic areas. Some of these places and items include:
- Tables and desks
- Light switches
- Keyboards and mice
- Coffee makers
- Water coolers
- Door handles
The leaders in each area will know what is most used by their employees. The janitorial service can help you determine what to clean and when. They can also assist you with getting the right supplies for your needs. Keep these office cleaning supplies handy for your employees to use if necessary.
Establish a cleaning cadence
A commercial cleaning plan should consist of daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks. This may include addressing tables, door handles, or other items on your list, or it could be sanitizing or disinfecting, based on your cleaning plan.
Your cleaning plan should also include who will be cleaning each item. In some cases, it may be a commercial cleaning service. For other items, your employees may be the ones doing the cleaning.
During certain times of the year, such as flu season, office parties, or other large gatherings, or when someone goes home sick with a highly transmissible disease, you will want to clean, sanitize, and disinfect after these events.
Choose the right office cleaning and sanitizing equipment
The cleaning and sanitizing products you use will make a difference in the cleanliness of your building and potentially the health of your employees. There are harsh chemical options and non-hazardous, all-natural options. Many businesses are switching to these non-hazardous cleaning solutions, as the chemicals in traditional cleaning supplies are being identified as the cause of certain health issues like asthma, migraines, skin rashes, and more.
Green cleaning solutions can clean, sanitize, and disinfect just as thoroughly as traditional chemicals and are safer for your employees and the environment. Cleaning with electrochemically activated solutions is becoming a more popular option. It’s a non-hazardous cleaning method that has been shown to remove and kill pathogens that cause disease.
Cleaning effectively with chemicals created through electrolysis is done first by cleaning the surface with a cleaner that removes dirt and grime. After you clean the dirt and grim away, a pure sanitizer/disinfectant can do its job and kill the germs and bacteria that remain after