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How to Clean an Office Professionally

How to Clean an Office Professionally

Walking into an office that’s clean, tidy and presented well instantly makes an excellent first impression for customers or clients. And for the people who arrive there every day, it ensures they have pride in their workplace and come to work with a positive mindset. Professional office cleaning not only makes your office look amazing but also reduces cleaning costs and timeframes.

A clean office is a happy office. The opposite can be said about an office that’s a bit grim, untidy and an unhygienic place to spend time. This post will provide a few helpful tips for keeping your workplace clean and highlight the key advantages of professional office cleaning.

Professional Office Cleaning Steps

To give you a good idea of the approach and methods a professional will use when cleaning an office space, the following steps offer a basic idea of what boxes need to be ticked and the specific areas that require attention. 

  1. Before you start to clean, your first job is to tidy up. Declutter workstations and get rid of loose papers, rubbish, and other objects that can contribute to unnecessary clutter.
  2. For safety and because they’re a high-traffic area, bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected every day. This means toilets need to be scrubbed, and all components (lid, seat, tank etc.) should be wiped down. Also, the sink and counters should be wiped down and disinfected, and you should sweep and mop the floor. It’s also essential to refill essential supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap. 
  3. Kitchens or break rooms can be problem areas due to food, drink and other substances. You can use disinfectant wipes or spray to clean counters, tables, chairs, and kitchen appliances thoroughly — don’t forget to clean inside the microwave!
  4. Empty all the bins at the office. This includes the main office, breakroom, toilets, meeting rooms, public areas, and other areas.
  5. Wipe down and sanitise employee desks, ensuring all dust, food or spillages are removed. Trust us, your desk at work can get really, really unhygienic. 
  6. Next, it’s time to hoover carpets and sweep and mop floors. Offices tend to have plenty of foot traffic, and you can’t guarantee everyone wiped their feet!
  7. Dust equipment on desks such as monitors, keyboards and mouses. Also, larger equipment such as printers and copiers will need a bit of TLC too.
  8. Make sure to remove cobwebs from corners and ceilings while also dusting off light fixtures. Although they may not be overly visible, they’re still an area that requires attention.
  9. Clean mirrors, windows and other shiny surfaces.
  10. Make sure you don’t neglect communal areas or areas outside of the immediate office environment. These can include the reception, meeting rooms and more. It’s always a good idea to get a lay of the land from the office manager to ensure you don’t miss anything.

Organise the Office

When it comes to keeping the office clean or sprucing it up from time to time, people tend not to consider how organised it is. While you may be quick to assume that organisation is more of an aesthetic preference than an aspect to consider when it comes to hygiene, the two tend to go hand-in-hand. An organised office not only encourages people to keep it clean and tidy, therefore maintaining its great appearance, but it also makes the cleaning process so much easier.

By making an effort to organise the entire office so that it’s less cluttered and more accessible, you’ll find it a much less challenging task to reach behind objects and clean areas without obstructions. Of course, this is more convenient, but it also proves to be a massive benefit for ensuring a deeper, longer-lasting clean.

Cleaning Office Equipment

Think about how many different devices and equipment people use in an office every day. Monitors, keyboards, mouses, phones, and larger devices such as printers and copiers. All of which are handled or used by employees and therefore must be cleaned. It’s a good idea to make a checklist of the office equipment and be diligent with covering all of your bases.

Fortunately, the cleaning habits of every workplace has improved significantly because of the pandemic. With that said, it’s essential not to be complacent and just assume an area is clean because it looks good. Bacteria is present on many surfaces and all the nooks and crannies — so clean your equipment thoroughly.

Office Cleaning in London

For more than 30 years, Total Clean has provided commercial contract cleaning services for the London areas. We have developed a stellar reputation for our attention to detail, fantastic customer service, and tailored contracts to match our clients’ needs perfectly. However, office cleaning in London isn’t the only service we provide. We provide professional cleaning services for a wide range of sectors and workplace environments.

Our team of experts operates all over central London and the inner and outer London boroughs. You can find a more detailed breakdown of the areas we cover here.

Benefits of Professional Office Cleaning

Like many things in life, hiring a professional is often the best course of action for getting a job done quickly, to a high standard and with the bonus of convenience. Plus, an office is a large space with several rooms, lots of equipment, and an abundance of surfaces. All of which require different techniques, equipment and substances to clean thoroughly and appropriately.

Fortunately, a professional cleaner with many years of experience has seen it all before and gained the knowledge and methodology required to provide top-quality cleaning services. By hiring a professional cleaner, you instantly gain peace of mind knowing an expert is on the case, with specialist equipment and vast knowledge of cleaning a wide range of environments. Additionally, they are familiar with the latest hygiene regulations and legislation and any requirements related to Covid-19 — ensuring you are compliant and your office is as clean as possible at all times.

Want to find out more about office cleaning in London? Get in touch today to discuss your requirements with our team of cleaning experts and find out how we can help!

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