Posted on: 25 June 2019
When you hire a commercial cleaning service to keep up with the cleaning of your business, you want to get your money's worth. There are things that you can do to make sure that what you and your employees do each day actually contribute to maintaining a clean and healthy workplace. When everyone works together with the cleaning service, you'll get more bang for your buck and a magnificently clean business.
Desk Organization and Limitations
Professional cleaning services are there to clean – not rearrange the papers on someone's desk. In fact, many commercial cleaning services prohibit their cleaners from moving documents and things on the desks. This is for three reasons – to not disrupt the workflow of your employees, to protect the information of your clients, and, lastly, so they don't spend too much time cleaning each and every desk in the office at night.
In many cases, the cleaners will only clean the clear surfaces of the desk, as well as the computer monitor, the phone and possibly the keyboard. Sure, they might also dust the pictures and the area around the pictures, but some people have their desks so overloaded with stuff that it's difficult to clean the desk without disrupting the person's organization or lack thereof.
To ensure that the desks are being cleaned, be sure that your employees understand that the desks must be cleared at the end of the day – documents and folders put in trays that can easily be lifted to clean under. The clearer the desk, the better the cleaning.
Limit Decorative Items in Break Rooms and Bathrooms
Again, the more stuff that has to be moved for a surface to be cleaned, the more difficult it will be for your cleaners to do their jobs. Eliminate the decorative items from the bathrooms and break rooms. Chances are good that nobody will notice that the things have been removed, except your cleaning person – they will thank you for having one less thing to try to keep clean, in these hard to clean spaces.
Lease Runner Rugs
Your entry way should have at least one rug at the door, as well as runner rugs during the bad-weather months. Having these runner rugs in place will help to catch a lot of dirt, mud and salt as your employees and clients enter the building. The less dirt that comes in, the easier it is to remove.
Talk with your commercial cleaning service professionals to learn more about what you can do to ensure that you're getting the most bang for your buck, when it comes to office cleaning.Share