With the New Year and new year’s resolutions abounding, why not resolve to have a cleaner office in 2011? Although these tasks may seem daunting, you will be greatly impressed with the results… And, so will everyone entering your facility!
1. Carpet Cleaning
Regular carpet cleaning should be performed just like routine maintenance on your car. What happens when you don’t change your oil filter on a regular basis? It wears out and requires additional maintenance and often times requires replacement before it is necessary. Carpets are the same way! Quality yarn systems require regular maintenance just like anything else. Think of your carpets just like a giant air filter which harbors all sorts of dust, soils and allergens. Carpet cleaning can greatly improve indoor air quality which in turn improves the health of the occupants. In addition, it also removes soils that cause damage to carpet fibers and greatly increases the life of the carpet.
Thorough window cleaning includes:
- Washing glass inside/out
- Cleaning screens with a soft brush
- Washing and drying tracks and frames
3. VCT Flooring – Strip and Wax
Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) floors are beautiful when properly stripped and waxed. When you strip and wax VCT floor tiles, you are basically removing the existing layer of finish and adding a new one. This is important to VCT floor care because the appearance of the tiles in your building will be noticeably cleaner and brighter in color.
4. Kitchen cabinets and refrigerator
Gather your tools: a large lined garbage can, a sink of soapy water, spray bottles of degreaser and window cleaner, and a lot of cleaning cloths. Clear the kitchen counters so you can sort and spread out food and containers.
Most important, before you begin, turn your refrigerator off–and unplug it, too.
Start at the top. Remove everything from the top refrigerator shelf. Leftovers go directly into the garbage can. Open everything, and when it doubt, toss it out!
Plastic food storage containers are consigned to the dishwasher after a brief rinse. The shelf goes directly to the sink’s soapy water. While it soaks off the grime, use your degreaser spray to clean the refrigerator’s ceiling and walls down to the next shelf. Wash the shelf, dry and replace it.
Work your way from top to bottom, and you’ll build up enough steam to tackle the vegetable crisper and meat drawers.
Once the refrigerator is clean, then go through cabinets and drawers, wiping out dust and crumbs. Insides and outsides of doors should be cleaned too.
5. Clean IT equipment
Fax machines, copiers, monitors, computers, phones and scanners are touched every day; in a busy office, this office equipment can quickly look dingy. Clean your equipment to keep it looking fresh & more user-friendly. Spray compressed air into your keyboard to blow out dust that has settled between the keys. Spray a lint-free cloth with anti-static cleaner and use that to wipe down all plastic casings. Dampen another lint-free cloth with distilled water to wipe off glass monitors and screens. Distilled water does not contain particles that can scratch the glass. NOTE: Do not spray liquid cleaner onto keyboards. Do not vacuum electronic equipment.