Keeping your office building clean and hygienic has always been key to a productive workplace, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, the standards for hygiene and cleanliness have risen. Keep yourself and your employees safe by holding your own office to a higher standard and learning what common office cleaning mistakes to avoid.
Spot cleaning, which means only cleaning the visible surfaces, is by far one of the more common office cleaning mistakes to avoid. Whether it be a lack of expertise or because you simply don’t have enough time to give your office a thorough cleaning, this is the definition of “out of sight, out of mind.” Your offices may look clean and tidy at first glance, but bacteria and germs will build up in hidden corners and furniture. This build-up may eventually evolve into more significant issues like a spread of disease sweeping through the office.
Too often is “cleaning” and “disinfecting” confused as the same thing. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to wipe down surfaces with towels and water. You’ll want to invest in professional office building cleaning services equipped with the expertise and specialized equipment to eradicate bacteria and prevent the spread of disease.
Relying on Employees
Some employers instead think it’s better and more cost-effective to have their employees sanitize the office. While they should certainly keep their workstation in order, relying on them to double as janitorial staff will either make them less productive or ineffective at cleaning – it’s too big a responsibility to juggle with their typical duties.
Neglecting the Hot Spots
You’d be surprised how many everyday items are hot spots for germs and bacteria. These are typically places you don’t think about much in your day-to-day such as door handles or phone receivers. However, it makes sense as these are things many people touch every day, bringing along any number of bacteria from the outside world. Additionally, keeping up with all these little spots would be incredibly difficult for your workplace to handle on its own – mainly because they need cleaning quite often.
To get your offices back into tip-top shape, give Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services a call at 404-530-0811 or schedule a free consultation. As a commercial cleaning company, we’ll ensure your building is ready to welcome back employees as they go back into the office. Here are the latest cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for facilities and offices from the CDC.