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Commercial Cleaning Tips and Tricks

5 Simple Commercial Cleaning Tips To Save You Time & Costs

Office cleaning is often seen as a time-consuming exercise but that doesn’t have to be the case. By using a number of cleaning shortcuts you can increase the overall efficiency and spend much less in your cleaning. These tips will also help the office environment and the health of your employees.

Kitchen

Our first tip is to microwave a new and slightly damp sponge for half a minute before use. This tip is exclusive for brand new sponges, and never after. The benefit of a heated up sponge is that it can kill up to 99 percent of bacteria even though the effect will only last a short while. Also, your cleaning staff should be able to access hot water at all times so that their routine is easy and efficient at removing germs. 

A diluted disinfectant is useful in a large variety of ways which can be maximised with bleach (which should only be used in bathrooms and industrial kitchens). 

Despite what most people think microwaves are pretty safe for long periods of time without needing a routine clean due to the heat generated which prevents bacteria. But of course, if it looks like it needs to be cleaned, then it probably does. 

Bathroom

This is one of the best places to install dispensers of disinfectant wipes which you should encourage your employees to use. This will reduce the amount of work your cleaning staff will have to do, and is a safer alternative as opposed to the common choice of paper towels. 

The floors in a bathroom cannot be missed, and needs a specific mop and bucket reserved exclusively for routinely cleaning it to avoid cross-contamination with any other surfaces or floors within the office.

Workplace

Give each of your employees sanitising wipes for their mouse, keyword and computer and request your cleaning staff to focus on cleaning the less personal items (such as phones, desks, etc).

The rest should be in the clear, especially if each employee operates their own areas individually. A little more cleaning is required for open offices as there is more potential cross-contamination and germs are much more easily spread.

Entry Hall

The first five steps in any office that comes directly from the street or an entryway is highly contaminated with bacteria and germs, and as such must be prioritized for carpet cleaning powder agents while vacuuming. This also provides the benefit of reducing your orderly steam cleaning.

Countertops and Floors

Certain stains usually require certain cleaning agents, and your cleaning staff should be educated in knowing this. If not, they may need further training. Also, spot cleaning can often be just as effective of a solution as forcefully cleaning every inch of a countertop or floor in many cases.

As a final note: Regular cleaning agents will work just as well as disinfectants. This is important as disinfectants are more expensive and using disinfectant wipes will be sufficient for areas where meals are prepared.

10 Spring Cleaning Tips To Make Your Life Easier

Spring Cleaning Tips – Our Top 10!

Spring cleaning sounds overwhelming, intimidating and like a chore at the best of times. Here are some tips for tackling that project.

The idea of spring cleaning may be overwhelming or intimidating, but these tips should help you tackle them as easily as possible.

  1. Create a Schedule

Creating a clear timeline of when and how you want things done, with achievable goals makes the work easier to manage and work through.

  1. Restock your Artillery

Just like an army preparing for an upcoming battle, our artillery of weapons we are going to use in the war against mess needs to be restocked and organised. This doesn’t have to be only heavy duty cleaning products, but using eco-friendly products you may have in your cupboard such as bicarb soda, lemon, borax and vinegar can be useful too.

  1. De-cluttering Time

The very first step to any good spring clean is de-cluttering. You need to be ruthless with anything you haven’t used in a while. Every one of us is guilty of saying “but I might need this one day”, but that is the reason we are stuck here in the first place! Anything that you don’t need should be donated to those who do need it, or maybe sell it and get a little bit of money back.

  1. From Top to Bottom

When it comes to cleaning, it is best to work from top to bottom. Begin with the highest points in a room and then work your way to the lowest. This makes sure that all of the dirt is pushed down into one place and that you won’t accidentally dirty the areas that have already been cleaned.

  1. Turn It Into a Game

Just like we were once told by Mary Poppins, every job can find an element of fun. Cleaning is not only good physically, but for your mental health too! Put on some catchy tunes and dance the night away while you transform your home. Busting a move can burn through calories too!

  1. Open Some Windows

This is an often overlooked tip. It will remove the stale air, helps dodge mould growth, lowers condensation and most importantly helps remove all of the chemical fumes which will come from your cleaning products.

  1. Divide and Conquer

Like they always say, teamwork makes the dream work! Everyone who lives in your house can help in one way or another. You shouldn’t have to bear all the responsibilities alone. The kids can decide on the toys they no longer use, and depending on their age can help wipe down surfaces or cupboards. The more hands the merrier!

  1. Don’t Forget Hard to Reach Places

Some difficult to reach places such as inside washing machines, ceiling fans, range-hood fans and inside light fixtures can be easily ignored. These are places that build up dust and mildew quickly, so make sure not to neglect them.

Quick tip: Place a few drops of essential oils onto any light bulbs not in use. When they heat up, the smell will create a nice fragrance to the room.

  1. Care For Your Air

Clean air may be something we don’t often think about, but it is vital for health reasons. Once your house is finished being de-cluttered and your spring clean is finally complete, take advantage of household plants as an environmentally friendly and beautiful way to clean the air within your home. They purify the air, help to reduce airborne dust and lower air temperature. 

  1. Treat Yourself!

Your house is beautiful and clean, so it’s time to enjoy the benefits that come with it. Kick your feet back with a glass of wine and appreciate the hard work you’ve done. You’ve earned it!