Winter Cleaning Checklist for Your Office
The winter season can create many disruptions in the office. Whether it’s people getting sick or messy floors due to snow and slush, keeping your office clean is vital to ensuring your employees want to come to work. While you should maintain a clean office overall, there are specific areas you should give extra attention to during the winter months.
Here is a winter cleaning checklist for your office:
- Clean the Floors
Office floors need additional care during the winter season. Not only can bad weather cause mud and dirt to get into the office, but the salt from parking lots and sidewalks also gets tracked inside, making floors dirty and potentially dangerous. To combat these issues, you’ll want to ensure your floors get swept and vacuumed daily. Mopping may also need to increase during the winter if you’re not already doing it every day.
- Disinfect Daily
When winter rolls around, more germs and viruses are present throughout the office. Because of this, you need to disinfect more frequently to prevent the spread of any illnesses. Focus on the common areas where employees use communal items or hang out, such as breakrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. You should also consider disinfecting workspaces and workstations daily, especially if your desk and seats are shared or first come, first serve. Commercial cleaners often don’t wipe down desks and workstations, so you may need to provide disinfectant wipes to employees so they can wipe down their work areas.
- Change Air Filters
Along with disinfectants, the air quality in your office can help keep employees healthy, not just in the winter but year-round. Ensure excellent air quality by using high-quality filters and changing them regularly. You’ll also want to keep the air vent and grates clean for optimal circulation.
- Dust Surfaces
Unless you have an air filtration system that helps to remove dust and allergens, you may need to dust surfaces more often. That’s because dust, allergens, and even microorganisms are more likely to get trapped indoors during the winter. Keeping dust down is not just for aesthetic reasons, but increased dust can lead to sneezing, which can spread germs. Be sure to focus on areas that don’t get dusted as frequently, such as baseboards, windowsills, and doors.
- Keep the Entryway Clean and Stocked
Entryways are the gateway to dirt, grime, and salt coming into the office. So similar to your flooring, you’ll want to keep the entryway swept and vacuumed. It’s also good to keep hand sanitizer by the door and maybe even disposable masks. While they may not be required, some employees or visitors may feel more comfortable having them handy when colds and viruses are circulating in the office.
Office Express Janitorial Services Can Keep Your Office Clean This Winter
Keep this winter cleaning checklist for your office handy. When you maintain the cleanliness of these five areas, you’re helping keep germs, snow, and slush out of the building. If you cannot properly clean your office space, Office Express Janitorial Services has got you covered. We offer top-notch cleaning at a fair price, with standards set in best practices and procedures established by OSHA. Looking for the best janitorial services for your office? Contact Office Express Janitorial Services, Inc. today.