While most people seem to associate deep cleaning with “spring cleaning,” deep cleaning can happen all year round. Deep cleaning keeps your office functioning at peak efficiency and helps maintain employee morale.
Cleaning is good for your business because a clean work environment is an organized and functional work environment. If you don’t clean regularly, you may lose products, materials, tools, or orders that keep your business running. Your employees may also work more slowly because an untidy work environment is difficult to manage work environment.
When Is a Good Time for Deep Cleaning?
Identify the time of year to do your deep cleaning. Choosing the right time of year can make your efforts more manageable. Some suggestions:
- Year-end. The end of the year is a slow time for many businesses. This is a perfect time to deep clean your office in preparation for the next year ahead.
- After the end of the fiscal year.The end of the fiscal year can be a busy time for many businesses, followed by a slower time. When the fiscal year is over, this is a good time to catch up on cleaning.
- At a slow time of year.Clean your office at a time of year when fewer orders come in and your staff has time to get the cleaning done.
How to Maintain a Deep Clean?
Once the deep clean is done, it’s important to maintain the clean throughout the year. The key to maintaining a clean and organized office is to touch up and re-clean a new section of your office every three to six months.
Deep Cleaning Step-by-Step
1. Eliminate or organize clutter.
Clean up clutter-like piles of papers that tend to accumulate during the normal course of business. File away invoices, bills that have been paid, records, and other documents you need to keep for the longer term. When you toss documents, either have them shredded or check them for sensitive information.
2. Organize digital data.
Computers can sometimes be neglected during a seasonal clean-up, but they contain just as much information that needs to be filed and protected. Remove old files, run software updates, reconfigure applications, and so forth to keep your machines running at peak efficiency.
Make a master backup in case one or more of your hard drives crashes. Use this time to physically clean your computers. Wipe up accumulated dust, and clean keyboards with a disinfectant to remove germs, oil, and dirt, making sure to use products that are computer friendly.
3. Contact the pros.
When you’ve handled these tasks, it’s time to bring in a commercial office cleaning service. A seasonal deep cleaning should include removing cobwebs from hard to get at places, shining windows inside and out (when possible), and scrubbing furniture to remove dirt, grime, stains, and germs.
Hire a service that will move furniture before they clean your carpeting and hard surface flooring. Hidden dirt can pile up and lead to allergic reactions over time, so now is when you want all of that build-up removed.
Finally, your service should clean vents, light fixtures, top surfaces of doors, and other places you don’t normally think twice about during the normal course of routine cleaning.
Time for a Deep Clean? Contact Blue Chip Building Maintenance
Blue Chip Building Maintenance has been providing commercial cleaning services in the New York City metro area for 25 years.