You can find a myriad of reasons an office manager or restaurant owner should undertake some “Spring cleaning” of all spaces and places within their place of business. There are health reasons, such as the prevention of virus’ spreading, as well as marketing reasons -for instance, you want customers to remember your establishment in a good way. Or, you may just want your place to look better so you can boost employee morale.
Whatever the primary motivation might be, here are five tips you can use to get your workplace up to a higher standard of cleanliness.
- Pull out tables and furniture to get all dust buildups and dirt accumulations. In both offices and restaurants, you will be surprised how quickly the dust and dirt gathers. Often, when an employee, untrained in true cleaning practices, performs their daily mopping task they will mostly be just moving dirty water into corners and baselines. When this muck dries the substance that remains can be a dark-gray or black scum that hardens like cement. A deep cleaning will rid the space of this eye-sore.
- Give hard floors a “deep cleaning.” Floors see a lot of traffic in any business and dirt, debris, bacteria, allergens, and pollutants accumulate quickly over time. If your business is in the food or drink industry, additional food or drink spills can worsen the state of your flooring. If you don’t maintain it, you are putting your business at risk for a number of issues.
- Sift through and throw out unwanted boxes, equipment that doesn’t work anymore, and any unnecessary items that causes clutter to a storage space. You want to remove unsightly items that can be seen by customers. Especially in restaurants, this kind of activity is necessary and needs to occur regularly.
- Don’t ignore your carpets. Moisture from rain, mud, debris, and dirt assault carpets and usually get ground in deeper after people wipe their feet upon entrance. For restaurants, all mats or removable rugs should be taken out and brush through them after applying a pressure hose. Then, let them take in sunlight as they dry, and this will not only clean the fabric, but freshen the carpet.
- Restrooms in both restaurants and offices need a deep cleaning – at least three times a year. You should also use disinfectants that will eliminate odors to ensure your bathrooms are smelling fresh. Have someone thoroughly scrub the urinals, toilets, floor areas surrounding these receptacles, and even the walls. The key word for this is disinfectant. There are many products on the market that can get the job done but one of the best solutions (and a more natural, chemical-free approach), however, is white vinegar.
If your business does not have the time to spare to handle a deep Spring cleaning of your office or restaruant, you can always count on the Cleaning Consultants of America. We provide numerous commercial cleaning services from one time deep cleans to routine maintenance of your whole business. We not only ensure your place of business looks clean but that it is actually clean.