Have you ever looked around your Sioux Falls office and realized that it could really use a good cleaning? A clean office is a healthy office! But there are a few things you need to know before turning on the vacuum.
If you’re ready to have someone else do the job for you, we would be happy to take care of cleaning your office. At Intek, we have an experienced team that can work around your office schedule. Want more information? Just give us a call!
Your office can be a pretty dirty place – dirtier than you might think. But you can stay ahead of the cleaning game with some quality products and by carving out some time to dedicate to the task. Before you get to work, make sure that you have the tools you need to get the job done right.
Here are a few things you should have before you start cleaning:
- vacuum with attachments
- broom and dustpan
- mop and bucket
- sanitizing wipes
- all-surface cleaning spray
Once you have all of your materials gathered, set aside up to an hour and choose the room or area that you want to clean. Of course, it’s always easier to clean when you’re not the only one doing it, so if the task seems daunting, don’t hesitate to grab a team member or call Intek and schedule a cleaning appointment!
The best rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning is to wipe down surfaces and clean the floors about once a week. That, of course, includes taking out the trash and wiping down easy-to-ignore spots like the counter by the coffee maker.
Floors can get really dirty in an office with all the foot traffic coming in and out of your office, so make sure you carve out some time clear out the dust and dirt. You should break out the vacuum once per week at a minimum, and make sure that you don’t skip the corners!
About once a month, a deep cleaning of your office is a great idea. Don’t be afraid to move furniture and maybe even shake out a few rugs to make sure that the whole place gets cleaned adequately! Wiping down windows, dusting off ceiling fan blades, and maybe even scheduling a cleaning of your office ducts will keep your office looking and smelling fresh.
That deep cleaning can also rid your office of potential health hazards. Don’t underestimate the power of clean air! It means healthier employees, and healthier employees are necessary if you want a healthy bottom line.
Get the Group Involved
If you’re tackling the office cleaning this week or month, make it a group activity! That way you don’t need to spend several hours on cleaning everything up. Spread out the tasks according to different departments, make it a contest, or incentivize everyone with snacks afterward.
And if all of that sounds like a bit too much, don’t worry. We can help you out.
Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?
Depending on the size of your office and how much foot traffic it gets, a professional cleaning service could be really helpful. We can take care of deep cleaning from the top of your office air ducts to the bottom of the carpet fibers. And we can even work around your office hours, coming in after hours so your staff won’t be bothered by the noise of the vacuum.
Questions? Check out a few things that Angie’s List recommends you ask a company before you hire them to clean your office. Then, give us a call. We can talk through timing, pricing, and more with you before you commit!