Why Office Deep Cleanings Are Important



Regular office deep cleanings are often overlooked as unnecessary luxuries.  However, they’re just as – if not more – important than your regular spring cleaning.




Offices and workplaces are shared spaces and employees spend significant portions of time at work.  Why wouldn’t we want them deep cleaned? And regularly at that?  Germs have easy transfer opportunities from space to space and person to person, especially in workplaces where large numbers of people are gathered at a time.


Take a top-down approach


Your cleaning company should start high (windows, ceiling fans, etc) and end with floor cleaning.


For example, start with dusting, wiping, and/or vacuuming light fixtures, ceiling corners and edges, and fans before moving to mid-level dusting and damp wiping that should take place on walls, wall art, signs, and sconces.


Touch points and horizontal surfaces should be cleaned next.  A sanitizer or disinfectant can also be considered.  Follow this with thorough damp wiping of desks, tables, hard surface furniture, and office equipment.


There are plenty of areas that get glossed over or neglected during office cleaning so don’t forget to wash window blinds, shades, and partition glass as a part of the deep cleaning routine. Same goes for high touch point devices such as phones, keyboards, and mice.


Floors should be thoroughly dust mopped and/or vacuumed and mopped with a floor cleaner and/or disinfectant.


How often should you deep clean the office?


Monthly? Quarterly? Annually? How often should you be deep cleaning the office? The answer is, it depends on your office. Keep the following factors in mind when determining how often your office deep cleaning should occur:

  • Foot traffic:  How many employees work in the office?  How many visitors do you see each day?  More employees and/or more visitors can warrant more regular deep cleanings.
  • Type of business:  Are you a small business office with little traffic?  Or a large medical office with a heavy rotation of sick patients entering and exiting?  Again, the latter would require a larger quantity of deep cleanings.
  • Seasons:  Cold and flu season can spawn the need for additional sanitizing cleans.  Also, winter season with rain, snow, and muddy foot traffic can certainly generate the need for extra cleaning.

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