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Commercial Cleaning Fall Checklist for Facilities Managers

In addition to the regular janitorial services of sanitizing high touch areas, bathroom cleaning, cleaning breakrooms, and regular floor care, there are a number of additional things to consider for a Fall deep clean. We’ve put together a commercial cleaning checklist for you to consider.

  1. Deep Clean Carpeting and Flooring

Arrange with your commercial cleaning service to do carpet cleaning and hard surface floor cleaning/refinishing to remove dirt and stains that accumulated over the summer. This deep clean is more than just vacuuming and mopping that you get during a regular cleaning visit. It gets at areas you can’t see, and don’t always think about.

  1. Dust and Clean High and Hard to Reach Areas

Your commercial cleaning company dusts all basic surfaces every time they clean. Things like desks, windowsills, baseboards, and filing cabinets get wiped down on a regular basis. But for a Fall deep clean, you’ll want them to dust and clean high and hard-to-reach areas.

This can include ceiling fans and industrial fans, pendant lighting, and any other fixtures or hard-to-reach areas that don’t get attention during regular cleaning.

  1. Change Air Filters and Clean Vents

As we move into Fall and the heat starts to come on, you may notice a smell like dust burning. That’s because dust IS burning. As your heating system kicks in, it’s important to check and change air filters as needed. For a hotel or office building, this can be quite a lengthy process, but well worth it. Changing filters will prevent the system from blowing dust out into the air, and keep your system from working too hard.

In addition, your commercial cleaning company should be sure to clean the exterior of all air vents on a regular basis to prevent dust buildup. If during filter changes and vent cleaning, anyone notices mold, that should be reported to the facilities manager ASAP.

  1. Schedule an Air Duct Inspection

It’s a good idea to schedule an air duct inspection once a year, especially if yours is an industrial facility or medical facility. Air duct cleaning will be performed as needed, to improve air quality. If any mold is located, mold remediation can be performed immediately.

  1. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Moving to the outside of your building, either your building maintenance personnel or a gutter cleaning company will need to remove leaves, twigs, and other debris from your gutters and downspouts.

If you had this done during the summer, you may not need to do it again just yet. Do a visual inspection the next time it rains to determine if gutters are overflowing. You can see this during heavy rain, but you can also see that mulch has been displaced around your building’s foundation.

To avoid water gathering at your foundation and causing potential damage, it’s important to keep gutters and downspouts clear.

  1. Pressure Wash Sidewalks and Ramps

If moss and mildew stains have darkened your walkways and ramps, a good commercial pressure washing will do wonders. You may also wish to schedule a soft wash for stucco and brick.

  1. Schedule Exterior Window Cleaning

Your commercial cleaning team can most likely add this to their list of cleaning tasks unless you have a high-rise building. If you don’t have interior window cleaning on their regular cleaning schedule, now’s the time to do both.

Clean, clear, and shiny windows not only make your building look good from the outside, but they improve natural lighting and wellbeing for occupants.

Get a Quote for Commercial Cleaning Services

Whether you need a deep clean or need a commercial cleaning company you can count on to clean things right, every time, we can help. We’ve been providing superior commercial cleaning services to businesses and facilities of all kinds in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County since 1981.

You don’t stay in business that long if you’re not really good at what you do. To get a quote for cleaning your building(s) or a single office, fill out the contact form or call (410) 618-4527.