Spring cleaning is basically just getting a head start on summer cleaning. In fact, summer cleaning is just as important if not more so. Around 10 million bacteria live in a typical office desk – worse than a toilet seat! Especially given our current times and the pandemic, summer cleaning from a licensed professional is all the more important.
The challenge is knowing where to start and ensuring you don’t miss a spot. If this feels like a daunting task during your hectic work schedule, here are ways to check off all the boxes. Call Myles O’Donnell & Co. if you’d like us to handle this for you!
Get Rid of Clutter
The good news: Getting rid of clutter makes your office feel much more spacious, and gives you a sense of pride that your office is finally in order. The bad news: Removing clutter often reveals dust balls, worn carpet, leftovers from the last company party, and areas where dust and germs can freely flow.
When you hire a professional, you should expect that clutter gets organized, and the exposed areas left behind are going to be immediately addressed.
Sanitize All Surfaces
More than just wiping down the kitchen counters and desktops with a wet rag, sanitizing all surfaces means cleaning cabinets and other surfaces that aren’t facing upwards and chemically killing 99.9% of germs. Take a look a look at COVID-19 fogging for a better description of this process.
Extract Carpet Dust
In addition to routine vacuuming, carpet cleaning should be scheduled at least once per quarter. Even on carpets with a low profile, dust can settle into the fibers. Dust then becomes a haven for malicious germs that can become airborne due to foot traffic. Designate a day each quarter (usually on Fridays after employees have left) to shampoo carpets.
Clean Out Your Break Room Fridge
Expired foods left in the back of the fridge can grow mold and spores. When you smell expired food in your refrigerator, what you are actually smelling are airborne particles of decayed matter. Some of these particles can make you and your employees physically ill. We recommend a weekly cleanout of fridge items.
Steam Window Curtains, Clean Window Frames
Think of window curtains like hanging carpets. As we mentioned above, window curtains can trap and similarly hold dust particles. Think of a sneeze and how those germs can travel and land on porous surfaces. They can remain there for days! Steam cleaning curtains is an effective way to kill germs and displace dust.
Bonus Tip: Bathroom Cleanup
Office bathrooms are often an indicator of how your business manages routine maintenance. In a recent study, 95% of consumers surveyed said they would avoid a business in the future if the restroom was dirty.
In the most commonly used area of your office, you can prevent the spread of germs carried to the rest of the building by removing harmful bacteria with professional cleaning services. Myles O’Donnell & Company offers environmentally friendly products to effectively sanitize your workplace restroom while avoiding toxic chemicals.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment: (503) 653-5760