Keeping offices clean is crucial, and since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, businesses are more aware of just how important this is. Keeping an office tidy is essential for appearances and staff motivation but keeping it hygienically clean protects staff from viruses and germs. This, in turn, helps reduce sickness in the workforce, resulting in fewer absence days, which are costly for organisations. So how often should an office be cleaned?
The quantity of people occupying an office space impacts the cleaning frequency required. The more people who are using and visiting a location, the dirtier it can become. Because of heavy traffic flow, offices can quickly become cluttered, dirty, and germ-laden. Therefore, many businesses hire professional cleaning companies to keep on top of the cleanliness of their office spaces.
It’s vital to keep the entrance areas of an office space clean to provide the best possible first impression to visitors and staff. Having an unclean or untidy reception area will give visitors a poor impression of your business and is unmotivating to employees.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is more aware of the importance of cleaning touchpoints and high traffic areas more regularly. Well used touchpoints, such as light switches, door handles, bannisters, elevator buttons, kettles, and other similar items, should be cleaned throughout the day and thoroughly disinfected once daily to prevent germs from being passed around the workforce.
Other frequently used areas like bathrooms need to be checked regularly throughout the day and thoroughly disinfected and cleaned at least once per day. Toilet areas that you do not clean correctly will smell and can quickly become unpleasant.
You should empty bins regularly to avoid smells.
In general, once or twice a week is enough to vacuum, wipe down, dust and sanitise desks (unless they are hot desks that more than one person uses during the day, in which case you should clean them between shifts).
Cleaning the windows, dusting skirting boards and corners, cleaning carpets, and other similar tasks can be done less frequently.
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