Winter Office Cleaning Tips
Winter is a messy time of year. Snow and slush, salt and mud, germs and viruses all converge on your office building when Winter rolls around. And as the season drags on your regular office cleaning protocols start to fall behind. Winter is messy and it is difficult to keep up. In an effort to help out, Complete Care Maintenance has put together a few tips to help you maintain a clean tidy office during the winter months.
1) STAY ON TOP OF YOUR ENTRYWAY
In the winter months, it is important to maintain a clean and safe entryway. Snow and ice present serious slip and fall risks for you, your staff, and your clients. You can mitigate this risk by regularly sweeping or shoveling the entryway or applying salts or deicing chemicals. It is also a smart move to place rubber-backed floor mats inside the entryway to allow people to wipe their feet. This is especially true for offices with hard-surface flooring.
In addition to maintaining the ground at your entryway, be sure to clean the windows on a regular basis as slush and muck have a tendency to splash the glass, making for an unsightly entry. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the onset of cold and flu season, it is vital that door handles and knobs be regularly sanitized.
Placing hand sanitizer inside the entryway is a great way to encourage hand hygiene and reduce the spread of germs. It also makes your staff and your guests more comfortable and confident that you are doing your part to maintain a healthy office environment.
2) KEEP THOSE FLOORS CLEAN
Winter weather is harsh on floors. People are going to track snow and ice, salts, chemicals, and dirt in from the outside and these contaminants can quickly damage hard-surface flooring and wreak havoc on office rugs and carpets. In addition, wet floors are a constant issue during the winter months and present a serious safety hazard. Be sure to keep the floors in your office well maintained with regular cleaning and consider posting ‘Caution Wet Floor’ signs in areas where wet floors are a problem.
Thorough daily moppings are essential to remove grit and grime from hard floors and carpets should be vacuumed regularly to prevent excessive wear.
3) CLEAN AND DISINFECT HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES
Again, with Covid-19 still wreaking havoc and cold and flu season in full swing, it is vital that you clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day. These surfaces include doorknobs and handles, telephones and computer equipment, desktops and counters, and any other surface that is regularly used by multiple individuals. Consider providing sanitizing wipes in key areas throughout the office to encourage regular disinfecting and train your staff on their proper use.
4) HIRE A COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICE
If ever there was a time of year to consider hiring a commercial cleaning service, Winter is it. Because Winter is one of the dirtiest seasons and because it is one of the busiest seasons, it pays to have a professional office cleaning service manage your office cleaning needs.
A quality office cleaning company will save you time and money and will help ensure that your offices are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. They will also ensure that your offices always make a good impression and can help protect the health and well-being of you, your staff, and your clients.