Running a business means managing lots of little details, and an element that often has been overlooked in facility management is cleaning. Maybe the floors get vacuumed and the tables get dusted, but there are certain areas of interior space that are often neglected. As a result, the workspace will appear unclean and could lead to various health concerns.
This past year has changed the way businesses manage cleaning responsibilities. Tasks that use to be an afterthought are now a priority.
To help insure that your building is in great condition , we’ve produced a list of the top 6 things most businesses forget to clean.
#1. Air Vents
During the winter and summer months your heating and cooling system is in constant usage. This causes dust, dirt, and other allergens to collect inside the the vents. In most commercial spaces, this is one of the most disregarded cleaning tasks.
Stairs and elevators are usually where most foot traffic occurs. This causes dirt to quickly accumulate, especially in the winter months as snow and salt residue become a problem. Also stair railings and elevator buttons are tainted with germs if they are not disinfected regularly throughout the day.
#3. Light Fixtures/Ceiling Fans
Light fixtures and ceiling fans gather dust over time. It not only dulls their shine but can also cause health concerns to employees and visitors, especially to those with asthma or allergies. Additionally, bugs are attracted to the lights, and over time dead bugs can be found in and around them.
#4. Trash Cans
It seems silly to clean something that only holds trash, but the trash can is one of the dirtiest object in the building. Dust, dirt, and grime builds up quickly inside them, especially if there is a leaky trash bag.
#5. Door Knobs/Light Switches
Doorknobs and light switches are touched hundreds, if not thousands of times throughout the work day. They become dirty with dust and dirt, but also contaminated with the germs of employees or visitors. If these are not cleaned regularly the spread of illnesses and disease is more likely.
Baseboards and crown molding often go untouched in both commercial buildings and our homes. Over time dirt will build up on the baseboards and will become difficult to clean. It's important that baseboards are cleaned on a regular schedule. It will keep the facility looking cleaner and will be easy to upkeep.
Don't let these cleaning tasks go neglected any longer. There is an easy way to ensure all areas of your business are thoroughly cleaned - hiring a professional cleaning service. At Mark’s Cleaning Service our janitorial team is ready to assist you with whatever you need.