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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.