Cleaning common spaces such as floors and counter spaces is done frequently in office settings. This is largely because these are easy to reach spaces. There are many other spots in the office that are not cleaned frequently, or that tend to be neglected for a long time. In such spots, dirt, grime, and germs build up over time. This has a negative impact on the standards of your office, your customers as well as the health of your employees. Here are the 7 most neglected areas of your office that Bennetts Services can help you clean more regularly:
- Ceiling fans and Light Fixtures
When neglected, dust and dead bugs can build up on ceiling fans and light fixtures and become disgusting to anyone who visits your office. They can also dim the lights, causing your staff to struggle to work in spaces that are poorly lit.
The best way to clear dirt that has accumulated on your light fixtures is to turn off the power and dust the exteriors of those lights off. You’ll also need to remove the light covers and clean both their exteriors and their interiors. To ensure that the cleaning process is successful, ensure that you use a multi-purpose cleaning to remove persistent debris buildup. Once you are done, replace the light covers and get your office well lit again.
- Machinery and the areas behind it
Dirt and dust accumulate behind machines that remain stationary for a long time. This means that there is a need to clean such spaces every so often. Truth be told – there is a very low chance that employees in any company are likely to move a machine that weighs more than 300 pounds to clean the space behind it. This is where cleaning companies come in handy. Also, the machine itself will require cleaning.
Where office machines such as copiers and printers are cleaned and dusted regularly, companies enjoy quality prints. These kinds of machines can be cleaned using liquid glass cleaners and microfiber cloths. These two ingredients play a critical role in keeping the glass that is used in copiers clean and streak-free so that users can get the highest quality of copiers.
- The interiors and exteriors of the Microwave
The microwave is used every day and each week, it needs to be cleaned thoroughly. In an office setup, this is one of the appliances that staff find difficult to clean. Developing a rotating cleaning schedule for each week may help address this challenge and resolve issues among staff, particularly when there are arguments over who did not cover their food when reheating. However, the exterior parts of the microwave are often overlooked or forgotten. Studies have even shown that one of the dirtiest places in offices includes the sink and the handle of the microwave door. The other office appliances that easily become neglected are the tea kettle and the coffee maker. When cleaning these appliances, consider applying a descaling agent to help get rid of limescale build-up.
- Office walls
If you were to walk down your office’s hall way while running your hands on the wall surfaces, you are likely to find dirt. Walls are among the most neglected spaces that cleaners focus on. As a result, they accumulate stains, fingerprints, dust, and marks. When cleaning your offer space, ensure that you dust, sweep and vacuum wall spaces regularly. Consider using a non-abrasive sponge and detergent to get rid of fingerprints, marks, and stains from wall spaces.
- Office curtains plus blinds
Office curtains and their respective blinds require regular dusting and cleaning, just like window sills and the windows that these fabrics cover. There are various ways to clean these fixtures. Your business could choose between sending them to a dry cleaning facility for cleaning, steam cleaning, and vacuuming. A feature duster or vacuum cleaner may be used to dust blinds. Where aluminum or vinyl curtains and blinds require a deeper clean, your team should soak them in dish soap.
- Baseboards, ducts, and vents
To ensure that your office has the best air quality, you need to ensure that all your vents and ducts are cleaned at least once each year. The air ducts in your air conditioner need to be cleaned before summertime. During cleaning, ensure that the conditional is off. Once this is done, you may proceed to vacuum all the baseboards and vents. Remove the vent covers for cleaning with sponge and dish soap. After you’ve done this, proceed to dust far to reach areas using the vacuum hose and suck as much dust, build up and dust as you can. Finish your cleaning by replacing the vent covers.
- Pay attention to germ spots
Some top germ spots that often get overlooked in offices are fridge doors, keyboards, telephones, doorknobs, and light switches. Where offices are not conscious concerning these spaces, you may just find an empty office because your entire team of employees is down with flu that spread fast from one person to the other. Studies show that on average, the average work desk is up to seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. To avoid this, make it a practice to wipe your keyboard, desk, and mouse several times each week in order to keep employees safe.