A healthy space is conducive to more productivity, and winter cleaning for commercial spaces helps accomplish this. With the freezing temperatures right on our doorsteps tempting everyone to just stay warm at home, a clean working environment is essential to boost people’s moods and contribute to their daily motivation. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Deep Clean Those Floors!
High-traffic areas get even more battered during winter because of all the moisture that gets dragged into or shaken off from shoes as people enter the building. If not immediately attended to, this may result in hard water stains that dull your flooring––may it be wood, tile, or natural stone. Carpeted floors will also require more regular intensive cleaning during the winter to avoid the formation of mold. Professional cleaners can deep clean your floors without causing damage to the material. Furthermore, polishing or sealing agents can help protect floors from moisture for longer. Commercial-grade cleaning agents used on carpets tend to have longer-lasting clean scents as well.
Hack: Change your entryway doormats a couple of times daily or as soon as they get saturated.
Don’t Skip Throwing Out Dry Trash
The paper shredder bin or employee’s trash bins may be primarily paper, and while these are usually odor-free, dry trash or scrap paper can be an indoor petri dish that can encourage mold growth during the winter months. Empty scrap paper bins more often to help avoid this. Office cleaning services can take care of this daily maintenance for your building.
Hack: Small silica packets at the bottom of dry trash bins can help wick out moisture and discourage mold from forming.
Yearly HVAC maintenance is advised, and if you haven’t already, this can be part of your winter cleaning list. Accumulated dust, dirt, bacteria, and dander among other things that get caught up in the HVAC system not only impairs its effectiveness but also poses health risks. With commercial cleaning, you can rest assured that as you get your HVAC system clean, your interior air quality is improved as well.
Hack: While waiting for your yearly HVAC cleaning, replace your filters to avoid clogging. You can also drain your AC line on a monthly basis.
Disinfect ALL Surfaces
Even before the pandemic, winter has always been correlated to a spike in flu cases, and this can be avoided by disinfecting ALL surfaces. This sounds like an impossible task, but with the right equipment, this is definitely possible. Our electrostatic sprayer ensures that all surfaces (yes, even the ceilings) are thoroughly disinfected. Avoiding diseases transmitted in the workplaces will be reduced significantly when rooms are disinfected regularly.
Hack: Have alcohol pumps and sanitizing wipes available in strategic places on all floors to help promote manual sanitation of working areas.
Clean Windows and Natural Light
Like hard water stains on your floors, your windows can suffer from an accumulation of minerals in the water. It gets even more visible when dust piles on top of it. With professional winter cleaning services, window cleaning solutions designed to keep glass surfaces cleaner for longer help add a more polished look for your building’s exterior while letting more natural light get in as well. UV rays from the sun have their own bacteria zapping abilities that help kill irritants in the air and on surfaces.
Hack: When cleaning your windows (or other glass surfaces) on your own, make sure to use cold water to avoid shattering the glass due to temperature changes. Remove dust and dirt with soft cloths before using a squeegee to wipe away your chosen cleaning solution.
Thorough cleaning goes a long way, but with regular little touch-ups in between, both your commercial space and the people inside it will benefit from these disinfection and maintenance practices.
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