SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES
Spring is here! It is a time for renewal, fresh air, and cleaning!
Most of us look forward to the longer days of Spring and the warmer weather, but very few of us look forward to Spring cleaning. The whole idea of it can seem overwhelming and for commercial businesses, it can be downright intimidating. Where do you even start? Do I have to clean everything? What should I focus on? And where will I find the time?
Spring cleaning your commercial space doesn’t have to be a monumental task. You just need to prioritize, organize, and find a place to start. Here are a few tips to help you get over the hump and get your commercial space ready for Spring.
1) Look Around
Sounds like a step towards procrastination as opposed to getting started, but looking closely at your commercial space can help you prioritize your Spring cleaning needs. Consider a walkthrough with a commercial cleaning company representative. They are skilled at noticing areas of concern and can help you identify problems.
2) Inspect The Outside
Start on the outside paying particular attention to the parking lot, sidewalks, and entryway. These are the areas that your customers see first and you want to ensure that your business is making a good first impression.
You may find that your parking lot could use a good sweeping or that the sidewalks need to be pressure washed. Look for smudges and grime on the windows and doors and cobwebs in the entryway. Making your entryway clean and inviting is a great first step in your Spring cleaning program.
3) Don’t Overlook The Floors
Winter is hard on floors. Road salt, water, dirt, and grime can build up over the winter months and cause your floors to look dull and dingy. In addition, the buildup of dirt and grime can increase wear and tear on floors and carpets which reduces their useful life. Having your carpets and floors professionally cleaned can have a huge impact on your business and Spring is a great time to address this important cleaning task.
4) Clear Out The Dust Bunnies
During the winter months, we naturally use our heating systems on a regular basis. Dust from your ductwork and vents ends up inside your commercial space. Also during the colder months, the air tends to be dry which contributes to dry skin. Believe it or not, dead skin cells are a major contributor to indoor dust. Of course, dust also forms when dirt and debris are brought in from outside and then dries in the artificially heated air.
A thorough dusting of your commercial space should definitely be included in your Spring cleaning program. It will not only make your property look and feel cleaner but can also improve indoor air quality which is good for everyone.
Spring is the perfect time to declutter desks, closets, warehouse space, and storage areas. Go through these areas and get rid of anything that is not needed or is beyond its expiration date. If it was there the last time you decluttered, you probably do not need it.
Decluttering often turns up useful items that you had forgotten were there. Decluttering also can provide additional storage space and better organization.
Finally, the easiest way to manage your Spring cleaning is to hire a commercial cleaning company. They can provide a deep cleaning that will check all of your Spring cleaning boxes and you don’t need to lift a finger. If you would like some help with your Spring cleaning this year, call on Complete Care Maintenance for a free consultation.