What’s the best way to keep your office clean? Irvine janitorial service companies can take care of most of the regular tasks, but what else needs to be done on a weekly and monthly basis? The following is a kind of baseline guide for what most office spaces will need. Admittedly, plenty of these cleaning tips are open to interpretation, as every building’s needs, culture, and use patterns are different.
The kitchen is one area that may require certain cleaning tasks on a daily basis, to ensure that food waste doesn’t attract pests. On a weekly basis, however, a once-over the fridge to eliminate old food is a good idea for most places. It might be advisable for each department to take turns sharing responsibilities of spearheading the weekly cleaning efforts, so it’s fair, and also to ensure that it gets done each week. On the shoulders of the janitorial staff should be cleaning the floors, and the disinfecting of touch points and surfaces, if it isn’t done more frequently.
Moving on from the kitchen, weekly attention should be given to any and all places where dust accumulates. This includes the carpets, for sure (high-traffic areas probably need daily attention). Other fabric surfaces, such as blinds and curtains should be vacuumed to prevent dust from accumulating and contributing to poor indoor air quality. Don’t forget couches, especially if they are upholstered with fabric.
Lastly, employees should be encouraged to clean their private spaces once per week. Preferably to coincide with the weekly efforts of the janitorial staff. Ensuring that desk space is available to be wiped down is a big help, and ensures that the team will be able to work efficiently and effectively disinfect the spaces.
In those same common areas, monthly tasks generally are more aesthetic in nature. Hard surfaces may need monthly polishing, especially hard woods. The main point for this type of cleaning is to preserve the furniture in these areas, and expand their life. Windows, too, should receive attention about monthly. To keep things healthy, vents and ducts need attention, to ensure that your HVAC system is free from excessive allergens. Be sure that your air filters are on a replacement schedule, too, which may be every 6 months or so.
As you see, there is some need for cooperation between the janitorial crew and the office staff that inhabit the place. Ideally, during and after the new Irvine janitorial service team is conducting a walkthrough, part of the conversation should be the expectations, and an understanding of the cleaning culture as it stands among the staff. In this way, everyone with stakes in the cleanliness of the space can be aware of what’s best, and what to take care of week to week, and month to month.