With winter is sneaking up on us, there are some special office cleaning strategies to keep in mind.
Here are some of the most important tips to remember when your aim is to keep your office feeling and looking sparkling clean and healthy all throughout the coming months.
Winter is a difficult time of year for your windows. Since it hardly rains during this season, ice and snow can easily form on the panes. If a window is completely covered, it can’t invite sunlight or heat into the building – reducing the warmth in your office.
The weight of the debris can also cause the glass to warp, crack, or break. Therefore it is important that you make it a habit to clean the windows regularly to stop ice and snow from blanketing over them.
When clients and staff enter the office, they can drag in a significant amount of slush, snow and rain. The debris not only makes it dangerous to walk on floors, but it can also cause major moisture damage if not removed properly.
When you allow snow and ice to settle, it encourages mould, mildew, and other waterborne bacteria to grow. These irritants are more difficult to eliminate because they spread fast and are often found in hard-to-reach areas.
To prevent this from happening, it is worth investing in entrance mats, so people can dry their feet before proceeding further into the office. You should also sweep and vacuum the floors regularly to remove dirt, and dust.
When it comes to air quality, the indoor air can have up to five times more pollutants than outdoor air.
Since this air is continuously circulated throughout the office, it is essential to add protection to the indoor air quality to your office cleaning checklist.
You should make sure your air filtering systems are effectively maintained and cleaned to reduce the circulation of germs and dirt throughout the office. By doing so, you will be taking preventative measures to keep your office staff happy and healthy.
Keeping staff safe and healthy
As the winter months approach, so do the amount of sick days. In the event one person in the office gets sick, they could possibly infect your entire workforce.
To stay healthy, it is important to clean and disinfect desks, doorknobs, handles and other flat surfaces where germs breed as often as possible. This will decrease the chances of getting sick, as well as maintain the high quality of health and safety your customers and employees seek.
In addition, separating the cloths and tools used to clean different areas can prevent the spread of germs.
Here at Project Gleam, we work tirelessly to make sure our clients sites are clean and in a good working manner for employees. Keeping both our workers and the people who use the facilities safe, productive, and healthy is our top priority. Call us on 01924 654 064 for more information.