If yours is like most businesses, your foot traffic in your building decreases dramatically during the days surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. You have employees taking much-needed time off, and unless you’re in retail, you may not have as many clients or patients coming through your doors.
As a facility manager, property manager, or office manager, it’s your job to keep your offices or building looking their best. But that can be hard to do with heavy occupancy. That’s why the holiday break periods are a great time to schedule a deep cleaning for your facility.
Let’s look at some of the things you’ll want to include.
Commercial Carpet Cleaning
Depending on the last time you had your carpets cleaned, you may want to schedule commercial carpet cleaning during the holiday break. This is also a good time to ask your commercial cleaning company if they provide mats you can put at entry doors to protect your carpeting from the salt, snow, and slush people will begin to track in during the winter.
If you have a waiting room or offices where clients or patients sit, the upholstery will need periodic cleaning. No one wants to sit on a stained chair or couch, and it speaks badly of your business. Scheduling upholstery cleaning during holiday downtime ensures the least disruption.
Deep Clean the Restrooms
When was the last time your restrooms received a deep clean? Not the daily clean the toilets and wipe down the sinks clean. We mean the deep clean the tile, grout, stalls, walls, and exhaust fans. The best time to do the deep clean is when no one needs to use the restroom.
Deep Clean the Kitchen or Break Room
Your janitorial service cleans the kitchen or breakroom on a regular basis. But that may not include cleaning the microwave(s) and clearing out the refrigerators. The holiday break is an excellent time to schedule this. They can remove all the baked-on goo in the microwaves, and dump everything except water and unopened sodas from the refrigerators and give the inside a good cleaning and disinfecting.
The last thing anyone wants to find when they come back from a holiday break is some science experiment in the fridge.
Let the Light Shine
Now is also a good time for cleaning those hard-to-reach lighting fixtures. Your commercial cleaning team may need to use ladders to reach some fixtures. Point out which fixtures are dusty or grimy. Cleaning them can change a dim warehouse floor to a brightly-lit area. The team can use this opportunity to replace any burned-out bulbs as well.
Cleaning the inside of your windows can let more natural light in. Do you have windows high up in a cavernous warehouse that haven’t been cleaned since they were installed? Arrange to clean them now, during holiday downtime. Your employees will notice the difference when they return.
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If you are looking to schedule a deep cleaning of your Baltimore area building or facility, we can help. We have decades of experience cleaning and sanitizing commercial facilities of all kinds, from warehouses to medical facilities to office buildings. We do deep cleaning as a one-time project, or as a service to our existing customers.
We are now booking deep-clean appointments for the holiday break periods. Because deep cleaning can take longer and require more employees, spots are limited, so call 410-618-4527 or fill out the Get a Quote form to get started. We serve clients in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County.