Office Cleaning – Can you clean on your own? Should you hire a professional company?
Not every business needs a cleaning company. With the proper plan in place a small office or office with less than 5 employees should be able to maintain the offices cleaning needs.
First decide what day of the week certain things need to be done. Here is an example:
- Monday vacuum and mop the office floors as needed. Heavily trafficked spaces such as bathrooms, entrances, and break areas will need a more thorough cleaning. Areas that get used less frequently can be spot checked for paper, cobwebs, and floor smudges.
- Wednesday and Fridays clean the office restroom(s) and restock as needed.
- Tuesday and Thursday clean the break room and glass if any or as needed. This would be entry way glass or interior glass such as door and wall partitions.
- Fridays remove trash and order more supplies if needed.
Again, these are examples, but after each day put someone in charge of that days cleaning. Five days in a week with an office that has five employees means each day another person gets a turn to clean. After everyone gets a turn rotate the days. If someone cleans on Monday move them to Tuesday, the following week or month and so on. If the office has less employees, you would either clean less frequently or divide the cleaning duties with the corresponding employees.
Cleaning companies may charge anywhere from $15 hr. to more than $50 hr. A small office can save money not having to pay a professional to clean the space. Just remember communication is key with regards to having everyone understand that day(s) they clean, what is expected for the cleaning, and understanding that this helps the office not have to spend money in this area. (Money that could be used for other areas)
If the above doesn’t look appealing to you and your office than a professional should be used. Remember that proper sanitation in NH can help prevent the spread of germs. Also, a clean office can help boost morale.
The common areas of an apartment or commercial space see a lot of wear and tear. While some routine cleaning can and should be done by the building’s management, there are certain things that are best left to a professional cleaning company. Learn where you need to hire a professional cleaning company and why it can actually save money in the long run.
Floors and Walls:
In an office building or apartment, each tenant is responsible for their own space. Before visitors like potential clients can get to the tenant’s space, however, they likely have to walk through a common area. With plenty of foot traffic, these common areas are prone to scuffing, staining, and overall deterioration. If common areas are not cleaned regularly, then they are a visual signal to visitors and prospective tenants that the place is not worth their time. Keeping the floors and walls clean is an investment in the attractiveness and thus the overall value of the building. Not only that, but a regular deep clean of carpets is important to remove dirt and bacteria that can pose a threat to health.
Modern Cleaning Products and Techniques:
Cleaning products today for floors and walls can be highly specialized, but that often means that those who use them need to know what they’re doing. Instead of letting building staff experiment on valuable fixtures and wall covers, or use products that aren’t up to the task, it’s often cheaper and wiser to hire a cleaning company with trained individuals who know how to match the right tool to every task. This will produce longer-lasting results, sooner.
Rather than leave a building’s upkeep to in-house staff, or rely solely on an outside cleaning company, many managers and superintendents go with both on a carefully developed schedule. In-house workers can manage the daily tasks like sweeping and tidying up. A professional cleaning company will usually work out a service contract for regular monthly, quarterly, or even annual tackling of heavy-duty jobs. They can also clean tough areas like bathrooms, break rooms, and office kitchens.
Titan Cleaning Services is your trusted professional cleaning company for any and all important tasks. From commercial cleaning services and office cleaning to pressure washing of exteriors, there’s no job too big. Our family-owned and operated business helps ensure everything in your space is clean and fresh, so you can focus on what matters. Contact us online or call 603-785-6741 for a free estimate today.
Winter in New Hampshire means non stop salt and sand for your office. Here are a few ideas to help increase the life of your office’s carpets and hardwood flooring.
1. Vacuum often
This means every other day or weekly depending on the amount of foot traffic you have in your work space. Why so often? Do you see what salt and sand mixtures can do to pavement and concrete? If left alone salt and sand will start to deteriorate carpet faster than normal becasue carpet fibers wern’t meant to withstand excessive amounts of calcium or potassium chloride (ice melt). The fibers in most carpets aren’t meant to withstand heavily walked on spaces that have added calcium chloride to the mix (ice melt). Vacuuming up excess salt and sand will prevent the fibers in your offices carpet from wearing down. The cost to remove and replace carpeting because it turns unsightly can be more than the labor needed to vacuum those areas.
Hard wood flooring wasn’t meant to have calcium chloride left on it either. Again, think about what ice melt does to pavement and concrete by means of deteriorating it. The finish on your office’s hardwood flooring isn’t immune to ice melt and it will start to loose the finish faster. That means eventually needing to sand and refinish the floors sooner. That can be costly and inconvientant to your office staff. Espessially if furniture needs to be moved.
2. Mop often
After the floors get vacuumed it is important to mop the space with a synthetic floor cleaner (neutrilizer). This will rinse the floor and clear up the ice melt residue better than water and soap. Also, synthetic floor cleaner is safe for all floor types and doesn leave a chemical fill. Mopping every other day or weekly will help your office’s hardwood flooring retain its finish longer.
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