Summer is just around the corner, and while spring cleaning may be a term that is regularly bandied about, what about giving your workplace a good summer clean?
Each season of the year comes with its own challenges in terms of keeping the workplace germ-free and clean. While most of us associated colds and flu with winter, in reality germs and bacteria are spread around offices and commercial spaces throughout the year. Since there are many people entering and leaving the building each day, it’s no wonder that work environments are such a hotbed for bacteria, germs and viruses. When you bear in mind the fact that an average office desk is home to about 10 million bacteria, it’s no wonder that a deep clean of the workspace is so important on a regular basis.
With this in mind, here are three seasonal professional cleaning tips that will help to get your office environment in a hygienically clean state ready for the summer season.
Pay Attention To The Floors
While summer is the time of year when your employees can’t wait to get outdoors, it’s also the time of year when the outdoor environment often finds its way inside the office. Employees heading out for lunch on the grass return with dirt, pollen and debris on their feet, skin and clothing which then becomes scattered around the office causing allergies and breathing issues in those with sensitivities. Add to that the problems that rainy days can cause when mud can be tracked into carpets and flooring and it becomes clear that you should be paying more attention to your office’s floors at this time of year. It’s time to get out the vacuum cleaner and the dustpan and brush!
Clean Your Windows
Most people would rather be outdoors than stuck inside the office on bright, sunny, summer days. However, when your staff have to stay indoors they usually find that they have to settle for a window to look out through. Make sure that those windows are clean and spotless. Remember that curtains, blinds and drapes can accumulate dust at a frightening rate during the summer months, and since they may be needed to shield workers from the sun’s powerful rays, this is the right time to give them a wash or brush.
Maintain Your Trash
Your office trash cans may seem like a small part of the office environment, however if they’re allowed to overflow during the summer months you could find that the workspace becomes smelly and unpleasant. The heat will cause bacteria to multiply and get out of control and this can lead not only to bad odours, but also to illnesses amongst the staff.
The best way to ensure that your office or commercial workspace is ready for summer is to use a professional cleaning service. A skilled team of commercial cleaners will have the correct products, skills and experience to ensure that your working environment is hygienic and pleasant to work in all summer long.