Tis the Season for Commercial Building Cleaning

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While the seasons change, so do your needs for commercial cleaning. As one of the wettest, muddiest, germ-filled seasons of the year, winter is primetime for some updated cleaning habits. As the holiday season calls for merriment and mingling, it invites more people than usual into your commercial space. From clients to customers, it’s a busy time to be in business.

As the countdown to holiday treats and gift exchanges grows smaller, the desire to be out of the office, basking in holiday bliss grows stronger. This leads to cluttered desks, unkept communal spaces, and a chaotic workspace overall. To keep your commercial building clean this Christmas, we have some simple tips to get you through:

1.    Keep Desks Clear and Organized

A messy desk leads to a messy mind. With the chaos of the Christmas season, you’ll want to take every precaution possible to keep your employees’ minds clutter free. This starts with a clean, well-organized desk.  Your commercial cleaning company is instructed to clean surrounding areas without interfering with the documents and items atop the desks; however, a thorough cleaning job is difficult to achieve amidst stacks of papers, cups, and other mess.

Therefore, consider reminding your staff to take a few minutes to get their desks in order before leaving. The smallest of tasks lead to a substantial improvement. Not only will this improve the visual of your commercial space, but it will also keep office anxiety to a minimum.

2.    Stay On Top of the Communal Fridge

Fridges can become a health hazard in the blink of an eye. Especially around the holidays, lunches are left, extra holiday treats forgotten, and office catering remains uneaten. If left unmanaged, your fridge can become a smelly graveyard of rotting Christmas cookies. Not only is this off-putting to your staff and visitors alike, but rotting food can also be detrimental to your health.

To avoid this, we recommend that our clients partake in weekly fridge clean outs. For example, you can do this by posting a notice on the fridge, stating that every Friday evening the fridge will be emptied, and leftovers tossed. Especially if our commercial cleaning company is due for a visit, this allows us to thoroughly clean and sanitize the fridge.

3.    Avoid the Germs

Winter, while a frost-filled, wonderful time of year, is also the peak flu and cold season. And who wants to get sick before the holidays? No one. While our commercial cleaning crew will do our part in sanitizing hotspots and touch points, you can remind your employees to do the following:

  • Stay home if you’re sick. Encourage your employees to stay out of the office to avoid spreading germs. It’s better one employee foregoes a day of work in lieu of an entire staff being out due to illness. Furthermore, working while sick results in lower productivity, decreased quality of work, and prolonged healing. Take the time to get better and minimize the spread of infection by staying home when sick.
  • Wash your hands. If COVID-19 achieved anything, it’s the reminder to wash your hands regularly and correctly. Use lots of hand soap and lather for at least 30 seconds to kill germs and bacteria, using sanitizer between washes.
  • Avoid touching your face. Minimize your chance of illness by keeping your hands away from your eyes, mouth, and nose as much as possible.
  • Keep your distance. While you may not be able to always keep 6 feet of distance between your employees, the holiday season is a good time to encourage social distancing. Minimize the need for close contact and be a proponent of virtual meetings and interactions.

4.    Gift Yourself Commercial Building Cleaning Services

While these tips are a great way to keep your office tidy, it’s not the deep cleaning solution every commercial building needs. This holiday season, give you and your employees the gift of a clean, safe, and healthy working environment. From maintenance to deep cleaning services, our team at Total Commercial Solutions can optimize your office during winter and throughout the year. For consistent, thorough, and quality commercial cleaning services, reach out to our team today!