The year is flying by so fast that before you know it, winter will be upon us. But before that, we have the autumn to contend with, which although colourful and vibrant, can also be a wet and sludgy season. Fallen leaves can block drains, be a slipping hazard on pathways when wet, and fly into our homes and workplaces each time the door is opened.
Coupled with the usual grass, mud and dirt, workplace cleanliness can be harder to maintain than in the previous few months. The changes and challenges that the new season brings can be easier to bear with a few common-sense tips that will help you keep your workplace cleaner.
Entrance Door Mats
Whether your workplace has hard floors, carpets, or tiles, it’s always beneficial to have floor mats at the entrance. Not everyone can avoid every trace of dirt, grass or fallen leaves as they make their way into the workplace however hard they might try. Even if people don’t actually stop to wipe their feet, that couple of steps on the door mats will absorb water, trap dirt, leaves, and debris that would otherwise be taken inside.
Regular Window Cleaning
It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so the last thing you want your customers’ and clients’ eyes to see are filthy dirty windows! Uncleaned windows will decrease the amount of light into your building, and when daylight hours are shortened anyway, this can cause a gloomy atmosphere; and a gloomy atmosphere will make for gloomy employees. Brighten the soul and let there be light!
As stated above, a dull and gloomy environment can have a detrimental effect on your workforce, not to mention other health and safety implications associated with a poorly lit office. Making sure your light fixtures and fittings are in good working order is essential during the months when there is less natural light. This includes making sure they’re clean too. Wash and dry any removeable parts making sure they’re clear of dust and dirt before reinstalling. Check all bulbs illuminate as they should.
Check your IT Equipment
Dust and lint can get trapped inside the workings of your PC, causing it to slow down and in some cases become noisy as the cooling fans struggle to do their job. Your keyboard is also a trap for food particles, dust, and other micro debris. A vacuum cleaner detail brush can help suck out the trapped bits before you sanitise with either anti-bac wipes or a soft cloth and anti-bac cleaning product.
Clean your Furniture
Remove any surface dirt from your office furniture; a stiff brush will do the job. This will prevent it being pushed further into the upholstery. Vacuum to remove any dust and then use an upholstery cleaning product to gently remove any stains and to give the fabric a good surface clean. For deeper stains and dirt, you may need to hire an industrial grade cleaning machine.
Even if they look clean, your carpets will be harbouring all kinds of dust, dirt, and germs. A professional clean every 6-12 months will stop the build up of grime and keep them looking newer for longer.
Doors and windows are kept shut more during the autumn and winter months, but this is not always good for air flow. Condensation can build, and a damp atmosphere can cause mould and other health compromising allergens. Get a flow of fresh air moving through the building at least once a day by opening windows, if only for a few minutes.
This is the time of year when we can see an increase in colds, flu, and other bugs and germs. In order to keep your staff safer and as healthy as possible, make an investment in a professional cleaning contractor. All other tips listed above can be undertaken by your cleaners, leaving you to run your business uninterrupted.
Our cleaners are conscientious, well-mannered and are able to work around the public without creating a disturbance, allowing them to clean your site during the day. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about trusting us with keys to your premises if you don’t wish to. Would you prefer your office, commercial building, factory, or medical centre was cleaned in the evening? That is also fine. Our team can provide cleaning services at your site day or night.
So, if you are looking for a trusted cleaning company who offer a consistent high quality service, contact us for a free no obligation quotation.