When it comes to cleaning, one of the easiest and most common mistakes to make is not to stray from your routine. Every time you clean your office or home, you probably perform the same tasks in the same order, knowing just about how long it will take you to get the job done well.
But did you ever stop to think about all of the places that are not getting cleaned when you use this method? The five areas mentioned below are especially important to clean in the work environment, but are also some of the easiest to be forgotten. Maintaining the cleanliness of these items will help your building to look its best, impressing customers and employees alike.
Although the doorknobs and handles throughout your building may not be the first items you think to clean at the end of the workday, they are some of the most commonly touched surfaces in your building. And this means that they have the potential to harbor the most germs.
Nothing will turn customers away faster than touching a sticky door handle, so we recommend adding these spots to your daily chore list.
Curtain and Blinds
Over time, dust can build up to create a grey layer of film on the surface of your window coverings, which is sure to become noticeable with time. To help reduce the sniffling and sneezing associated with dust allergies around the office, these surfaces should be cleaned at least monthly.
Windows and Doors
Instead of leaving glass windows and doors covered in dirty handprints and smudge marks, give your customers and employees a clear, crisp view. Windows can be spot checked for cleaning, but doors (especially those at your entrances and exits) should be cleaned daily for that perfect shine associated with an upscale office.
First impressions mean a lot to a customer, and if you will have individuals sitting in your waiting area, you want the furniture within to be exceptionally clean. Be sure to have this space vacuumed regularly, cleaning under chair cushions, then dusting tables, lamps and other surfaces.
If your building boasts central heating and cooling, don’t forget to give your vents a quick dusting as you are going about your other cleaning tasks. Dust bunnies and debris are easily caught in vents, and are quite the repelling sight should someone happen to drop something nearby.
For business owners in search of a professional janitorial service that won’t miss the easily-forgotten spots on your list, contact Blue Chip Building Maintenance, Inc. Located in the NYC Metro area, we have years of experience creating and executing customized plans to meet the cleaning needs of businesses small and large. For more information and a free estimate, please call us at 212-564-0100.