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How Often Do Offices Really Need a ‘Deep Cleaning?’

Posted by ideadev | January 20th, 2017 | Categories : Office Cleaning

Offices need deep cleanings more than you might think to remove hidden grime and reduce the presence of germs and allergens that contribute to employee absences due to common illness.

Every office needs routine cleaning to keep it fresh and inviting for both employees and visitors. Routine cleaning handled by a professional, commercial cleaning services company helps provide a more attractive and even healthier workspace, allowing for increased productivity. However, beyond weekly or monthly cleanings, a regularly-schedule deep cleaning of your office offers additional benefits essential for a quality office environment. Deep cleaning goes beyond basic vacuuming, mopping, and surface wiping to keep your office in tip-top shape.

Deep Cleaning vs. Regular Cleaning

Just like spring cleaning refreshes your home, a deep cleaning in the office revitalizes your work space. Deep cleaning differs from regular office cleaning in a variety of ways. A commercial office cleaning service that performs daily or weekly cleaning on a set schedule typically maintain the basics such as vacuuming carpeted areas, sweeping or mopping other hard-surface flooring, cleaning countertops, and disinfecting kitchen and bathroom surfaces and fixtures.

A deep cleaning goes further and generally provides these detailed cleaning services:

  • Carpets and upholstery are cleaned and treated to remove stains.
  • Draperies, blinds, and window treatments are vacuumed, dusted, and cleaned.
  • Wood, tile, ceramic, or cement flooring is thoroughly scrubbed, stains are removed, and flooring is either refinished or sealed.
  • Air ducts are vacuumed and filters are cleaned or replaced.
  • Tile grout is cleaned thoroughly to remove stains and grime.
  • Computer keyboards, monitors, phones, copy machines, and other items are cleaned and sanitized.

The deep cleaning of an office eliminates the grit and grime that can build up even under a regular cleaning schedule. A commercial cleaning team will hit the hard-to-reach spots and ensure that even unseen areas are dirt- and dust-free.

The Importance of Deep Cleaning Your Offices

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “The typical office desk harbors more than 10 million bacteria, 400 times more germs than found on a standard toilet seat.”

Regular cleaning and de-cluttering can help, but a deep clean of your office makes a huge difference when everything is moved from desk surfaces, bookcases, and storage shelves to be cleaned and inspected. Keeping your office as clean as possible also has the potential to significantly reduce employee illness and absence. The NCBI reports that health-related work losses cost employers in the United States more than $260 billion annually. Therefore, deep cleaning in conjunction with a regular cleaning schedule has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of sick days and employee time off.

Deep Cleaning: When to Schedule It

On average, an office with light traffic or few employees may need a deep clean once or twice a year. Medium traffic may need a bit more attention; twice a year or every other month. However, carpeted offices with heavy traffic may need deep cleaning as frequently as once a month. Regardless of your office’s size, a deep cleaning can be done any time of the year.

Is it time to schedule your office’s deep cleaning? If you are looking for commercial cleaning services in Central Arkansas, contact ServiceMaster Twin Cities for an estimate at 877-461-1774. Our professional team is dedicated to meeting your office’s deep cleaning and janitorial needs to help you get healthier.

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