One of the best things you can do to successfully run a business with a facility is to hire a professional cleaning company. The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the importance of meticulous cleaning and disinfection practices, especially in high-traffic spaces.
To keep employees, customers, and guests safe and healthy, how often should your facility be commercially cleaned?
The frequency and extent of the cleanings depend on several factors.
Here are some important questions to keep in mind when deciding how often commercial cleaning should be scheduled in your facility:
How big is your facility?
The size of your space will dictate the regularity of your commercial cleaning schedule. Regardless of the number of employees you have or the amount of foot traffic in and out of your facility, a larger space will require more time to clean.
The more often you schedule cleaning sessions, the more efficient each will be, so it makes sense to keep them as regular as possible.
What type of facility do you run?
Certain businesses/spaces will need deeper, more regular cleaning than others. For example, daily and weekly cleaning are likely needed in medical facilities where germ management and the health of patients are the top priority. The same holds for facilities frequented by children such as schools, daycare centers, or sports facilities. Germs are easily spread by children, so it’s important to keep that in mind when determining your commercial cleaning schedule.
Establishments, where food is being prepared, handled, and sold, will also necessitate more frequent cleaning.
Is your space shared by multiple companies?
Many office spaces are shared by different businesses, which results in more foot traffic and the sharing of spaces such as elevators, lobbies, bathrooms, and kitchens. These shared spaces likely need daily commercial cleaning to avoid the spread of germs and bacteria throughout the entire building.
How much traffic is coming through the space?
Knowing how often to schedule commercial cleaning depends on how many people are coming and going. Certain times will require more regular deep cleaning than others.
For example, a school will require deep cleaning more regularly when in session versus the summer months. If you run a retail store, you may want to consider ramping up the regularity of your cleaning during the busy holiday shopping season. Restaurants tend to have a lot of traffic over the weekends, so perhaps it makes sense to schedule cleaning every Monday.
Traffic can be especially tough on flooring, so if you own/manage a highly trafficked space, daily mopping and/or carpet cleaning might be necessary.
Knowing How Often to Deep Clean Particular Areas in Your Space
There may be certain areas within your commercial space that require more attention than others. Regardless of the type of business you run, these places in particular necessitate almost daily attention.
It is imperative to keep restrooms clean and sanitary for employees, customers, and guests, which means that daily cleaning is an absolute non-negotiable. If your facility is open to the public and thus highly trafficked, cleaning should be conducted multiple times throughout the day.
Any place where food will be handled or prepared needs to be cleaned daily. Janitorial services can help ensure that surfaces, microwaves, water bubblers, and refrigerators are free from germs, bacteria, and mold.
As previously mentioned, the amount of foot traffic your building receives will impact how often your flooring should be cleaned. Especially during the winter months when guests track in snow, mud, salt, sand, dirt, and other precipitation, it can be dangerous if floors are not mopped regularly.
Additionally, if rugs are not commercially cleaned often, pollutants, irritants, and dirt can build up, which may lead to further damage and more expense.
Leaving a good impression on guests and customers is important for any business. As such, lobbies and common spaces, particularly with a lot of foot traffic, will require daily cleaning, which might include vacuuming, dusting, emptying wastebaskets, etc.
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