Keeping a busy office clean between services can sometimes seem like an impossible task! One would think that the old saying more hands make light work would ring true but the reality is that more people in a facility just increases traffic, debris and the need for more upkeep! A professional office cleaning service is a critical part of keeping a facility clean and healthy but there are also things you can do in between cleans to help maintain a productive and organized workspace. See these tips below to help keep your office looking great!
#1: Keep Desks clutter free and neat!
At Gator Cleaning Solutions we instruct our cleaning technicians to only wipe the clean or clear areas of a desk and to not disturb and working areas. Unless the desks are cleaned off periodically they may never get wiped down. We instruct our clients to designate Fridays or at least one day a month to put everything in a drawer or on their chair so a proper clean can take place.
FUN FACT: It has been shown in studies the employees can be up to 30% more productive by keeping an organized or clutter free workspace!
It can also play into employee health and absenteeism. Items on a person’s desk tend to harbor significant dust and bacteria. In fact, the phone and keyboard can two of the must dirty items in an office!
#2: Take advantage of slow calendars
Summers or the holidays can be a perfect time to get the extra deep cleaning done while most businesses tend to slow down. People being out on vacation or shortened business hours allows for extra services to be performed with less disruption to your day. At Gator Cleaning Solutions we work with our clients to schedule services such as window cleaning , carpet cleaning or deep restroom tile and grout cleaning when it is convenient to the clients schedule. Contracting a professional office cleaning company with comprehensive services can help save you time and stress in getting the extras done. At Gator Cleaning Solutions we discount our extended services for our clients to help keep within budgets.
FUN FACT: Scheduling regular maintenance can save you time and money in the long run by extending the life of you facilities materials such as HVAC, Flooring and Plumbing!
#3: Clean out that Fridge
The office fridge can quickly become overwhelmed with old lunches, office party dishes and forgotten leftovers. Having old food in the fridge can not only pose an odor problem but can also attract unwanted rodents and pests. It can also create a health hazard for staff. Gator Cleaning Solutions helps partner with office managers to provide a schedule for regular refrigerator empting and cleaning. Much like employee desks, the refrigerator can host bacteria and regular cleaning is highly recommended. We find it is best to periodically designate a clean out day and post a notice giving employees time to retrieve anything they don’t want thrown away. Make sure your cleanout happens right before your professional cleaning company comes in so they can wipe down the trays and drawers leaving a fresh clean refrigerator for your staff.
FUN FACT: Keeping the temperature in your fridge at 40 °F will help to make sure your refrigerated foods stay as safe as possible.
Tip #4 Keep up with Air Quality
There are few offices that no one suffers from allergies. Keeping your air quality free of dust and particles can help those that suffer keep comfortable. Gator Cleaning Solutions knows the tricks to keeping your office as clean as possible reducing irritants for your staff and customers. Daily vacuuming really helps remove dust and allergens from the air but regular carpet deep cleaning is essential to good air quality. The best office cleaning can use a number of applications to keep moisture down while also deep cleaning floors. Cleaning your HVAC ducts and filters also helps ensure the air in your building is clean and fresh.
If your office cleaning company isn’t ding the job you want or the job they promised, it might be time to rethink your office cleaning. Gator Cleaning Solutions has been partnering with Tampa Bay businesses for over a decade to help keep office clean and healthy. We work hard to provide a top notch service while keeping within your budget! Give us a call to get your free estimate!