Pushing around the vacuum cleaner and wiping down equipment with a duster regularly is good for an office, but every once in a while an office space needs a good, deep cleaning. A thorough deep cleaning will not only rejuvenate the space itself, but will give your employees a jolt of positivity as well. No one likes sitting in a filthy work space.
Deep Cleaning vs. Regular Cleaning
Enlisting the help of a cleaning service will make sure a deep clean is done properly. In addition to everyday cleaning like sweeping, mopping floors and dusting, a deep cleaning includes the extras listed below.
Air ducts are given a good vacuuming out, with the filters being cleaned or replaced.
Carpets, draperies and furniture are cleaned and stains are removed.
Floors are given a good scrubbing, stains are treated, and surfaces refinished, if needed.
Grout in any tiling is cleaned of grime and stains.
Things like telephones, computer keyboards, photocopiers and monitors are cleaned and sanitized.
All kitchen cupboards are cleaned thoroughly, along with the entire fridge, including crispers and shelves.
Windows are cleaned, both inside and out.
Deep cleaning gets rid of the grime that can accumulate on surfaces with regular use. A deep cleaning crew will also clean the hard to reach places. A typical desk in an office is home to over 10 million bacteria, so it is easy to see that they need a deep cleaning every once in a while.
What About the Carpets?
Carpets are probably what need cleaning more than anything else. When you start spotting mold or mildew, it’s time to call in the pros. People can track in all kinds of dirt with them. If you want your carpets to last, spending the money to have them properly cleaned is money well spent.
How Often Should a Deep Cleaning Happen?
If your office is a busy place and people are constantly coming and going, scheduling a deep cleaning once every three month or so might be wise. On the other hand, if you don’t have many employees, and you experience light traffic around the office, once a year might be all right. You’ll know it’s time to call in professionals when things start to look and feel overly grubby. If the space is starting to take on a shabby look, it might be time to have it deep cleaned.