Keeping your office or commercial facility clean and organized is an easy way to ensure your staff are happy and productive while also providing visitor with a great first impression. It may seem challenging at times to keep your work environment clean and organized, however with the right approach and use of the below tips you will find it much easier to keep your work environment clean and safe.
1. Reduce Clutter
A key first step in maintaining a clean facility is to keep your workplace organized at all times. You are not able to properly clean any environment if there is paperwork, supplies, and other easily stored items laying around. A decluttered workplace automatically looks cleaner and more organized, while reducing employee stress and frustration levels.
2. Empty Trash Bins Nightly
Trash bins can easily fill up and pile up if they are not emptied regularly. On top of trash bins being a visual distraction when full, they can lead to unpleasant odours as well as leaving employees and visitors with no options to dispose of their garbage. Getting your employees in the habit of emptying trash bins regularly will help avoid any of the above issues. Another great practice is having designated trash bins for organic matter (kitchen, breakrooms, and close by main entrances/exits), this will eliminate unwanted odours that are caused by the breakdown of organic matter to infiltrate office spaces.
3. Adequate Cleaning Supplies
No meaningful cleaning can be carried out without proper industrial cleaning supplies on hand to be used to clean the various areas of your facility. With an adequate and readily available supply of the industrial cleaning supplies used throughout your facility, staff will feel more inclined to clean their own working environment making it easier for your facility maintenance team to maintain the other, essential areas. As well it eliminates the potential of an area being skipped due to lack of cleaning supplies.
4. Keep Carpets Clean
Carpets are among some of the most used and abused items in any work environment. Not only are there people walking across them on a regular basis, food, coffee and other items get regularly spilled and trampled on, leaving dirt and other items embedded in the carpets. To begin carpets, rugs and any runners should be cleaned at least weekly if not several times a week. Deep cleaning your carpets should also be a regular task completed every 4 – 8 weeks. You can do this on your own or hire the experienced help of a professional.
5. Hire Professional Cleaners
Enlisting the support of professional cleaners to either maintain your facility on a regular basis or to help support your in-house team with specialized tasks such as stripping and waxing floors, cleaning carpets and entry mats, or cleaning windows (interior and exterior) is a great way to ensure your workplace is well maintained and safe for staff and visitors alike.
Maintaining a clean and safe commercial facility does not need to be a daunting task, with the right approach, some best practices and the efforts of your entire team your facility will look as clean and organized as the day you first opened your doors.