How Often Should I Have My Office Cleaned?
There is no right or wrong answer to how often you should have your office cleaned as every office space is different. Not only must you take into account the size of the office, but also how much the space is used and for what means. So, in order to help you gauge a better understanding of how often you should schedule your office to be cleaned here is a few considerations.
The first thing you must consider is what kind of cleaning your office requires, this will help you better understand what professional services you need to outsource. Generally, all offices benefit from daily cleaning services that include the basics of emptying bins, vacuuming and cleaning specific communal areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms. However, there are other services you may require on a slightly less regular basis depending on their needs. If you have multiple windows in your office space depending on the weather, you may want to schedule a monthly clean not only for aesthetic professionalism but to keep your office space light and bright. Things like office carpets will also need to go through a professional deep clean on average twice a year, particularly if it is a lighter colour. Hard flooring, however, will not require cleaning as regularly as they will be easier to maintain as part of the standard daily cleaning. In deciding which of these services you require you will be able to determine how often you will require office cleanings.
As aforementioned, the size of your office space will also have a big impact on how often you will require cleaning services. The bigger to space is, the more cleaning it will require as it is subject to more people throughout the day. With that in mind, the industry you work in will also affect the level of cleaning needed. For example, a general working office space would need substantially less regular deep cleans than a medical based space. You are more likely in this instance to benefit from a couple of standard office cleans during the week and then at the end of the week a deep clean.
That being said, if you have a large number of employees working in an office you may want to increase the clean to every day. It is important to keep spaces with large amounts of people are clean and sanitary as possible to avoid the spread of any illness. Particularly as we are moving into the winter months you will begin to see that it only takes one employee with a cold/flu to come into contact with communal spaces in the office for the illness to spread.
Regular office cleanings are vital to maintaining a productive working environment that not only benefits your employees’ physical health but also their mental wellbeing. This is why it is important to schedule the appropriate cleaning services ahead of time, if you leave it too long or fall behind you will begin to see a decline in moral, health and the office atmosphere.