It is not easy to keep a large office or commercial space clean! It takes a professional touch, a keen eye, and a lot of energy and tenacity. Even if you’ve been doing this for a long time, there’s always something new to learn.
To assist those responsible for cleaning commercial spaces, we have created a handy guide full of valuable tips to help you achieve the desired result as efficiently as possible. Below is our guide to commercial janitorial cleaning tips and tricks.
Strategize before even cleaning
Regardless of the size and scope of the project, it is always a good idea to develop a cleaning strategy before you begin. Strategizing means comprehending the order in which different areas need to be cleaned and the cleaning tools needed for each section.
Making a plan and reviewing it in your head or on a checklist before you begin will help you make fewer mistakes.
Distribute disinfecting sanitizers throughout the office.
One of the simplest ways to maintain an office’s overall hygiene levels is to place sanitizers in strategic locations throughout the building. Sanitizing is valid all year, but especially during flu season. Clients frequently appreciate janitorial services that provide this helpful resource addition.
Thoroughly clean the floor surfaces.
Floor care projects can take a long time and a lot of effort on the part of the cleaners. Taking time with the task is one way to get it done right. When cleaning large floor spaces, rushing the first half and running out of energy for the second is a common problem. Patience is an essential tool — and one of the best tips — in the arsenal of a janitorial staff member or commercial cleaner.
Tip: Remember to use neutral cleaning solutions (that stick to a neutral solution on the pH scale) when cleaning floors. Highly acidic cleaners can stain your floors and even rub off some surfaces.
Clean all electronics and appliances
Most modern office buildings have numerous electronics and appliances, all of which must be thoroughly cleaned. You can use a disinfectant for this, and remember the phone handsets, which are notorious for being germ and bacteria magnets.
Wipe and disinfect the walls.
The walls are one of the areas of the office that janitorial services frequently overlook. This is especially true for spaces with white walls or other light colours. These walls accumulate dirt over time, so it’s critical to include this surface in the schedule.
Dust from top to bottom
There are many ways to clean a commercial space, but a tried-and-true method has always been to clean from top to bottom. You should start with the higher surfaces (ceiling, shelves, fans) and work your way down to the floor.
Cleaning becomes much easier as all the dust from the higher surfaces falls to the floor, which you can clean at the end.
Install mats to keep floors clean
Installing mats at all entrances to the space is a great way to reduce the cleaning duties that may come your way the next time. Mats collect snow, debris, dirt, and other unwanted particles that must be cleaned if they enter the office.
Always disinfect and deodorize
Last but not least, before leaving the commercial space, finish all cleaning duties by disinfecting and deodorizing all surfaces.