In the case of most office spaces, the amount of dirt that is in working areas, common rooms, and waiting rooms is significant.
Regardless of whether you run a packaging plant, a storage warehouse, or a mom-and-pop pizza parlour, there’s no telling just how many spots in your workplace are packed with all kinds of dirt that can raise a few hairs. While it may seem like a contract cleaner is the sole solution for ensuring that no stone is unturned, even the most expert commercial cleaners will tell you that a once-over isn’t enough to make sure that your property is truly spotless.
Why is it so hard to keep the entire office clean in the first place?
Generally speaking, no office is immune to the possibility of hidden dirt unless there are absolutely no items in it. The truth about keeping a space spotlessly clean is that it can never really be done right the first time due to how expansive a viable cleaning area actually is. With all sorts of nooks and crannies left and right, it is unrealistic to clean every single section of an office and leave it spotless due to how much ground needs to be covered.
Oftentimes, dirt continues to linger because of the limited amount of time that cleaners are given— which means that they may need to cut corners in order to meet customer expectations. Despite the fact that a commercial cleaning service may have covered every area that you specified for them to clean, chances are that you may still end up finding pockets of dust and debris in small areas. Regardless of whether you find some dust behind your radiators or window blinds, it’s important to remember that it isn’t necessarily your hired professional’s services. (unless you gave them three or more whole days to clean!)
So, where can you find these small pockets of hidden dirt?
If you’ve been meaning to pick up where your commercial cleaner left off, then it’s best to brush up on the exact areas and spots in your office that you should go over. Before you bust out your wipes, spray bottles and q-tips, here’s a checklist of different areas that you should take care of right away:
Keyboards are often the dirtiest part of any office as they come in contact with germs and various types of dirt that are transmitted from the mouth and hands of the employees that work on them.
Most, if not all professional cleaners go over the task of cleaning computer keyboards because they spend most of their working time cleaning bigger areas. In most cases, it is much better to leave the task of cleaning keyboards to the employees that use them as they’re also the only people that come into contact with these appliances.
While they may be the first parts of any office that commercial cleaners work on, door handles are also the first items to acquire a ton of hidden dirt after a cleaning job as employees come in contact with them right away the next day. Seeing that they’re held and grabbed by multiple people several times a day, having to clean door handle as often as possible is a great way to keep your office cleaner.
The coffee pot
With millions of employees in Australian workplaces depending on a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, it shouldn’t be a surprise that coffee pot handles are breeding grounds for germs as well. No matter how many employees in your workplace drink coffee, it pays to make sure that your office’s coffee pot handle is dirt-free as well with a regular wipe down.
In any office, it’s clear that there will always be a few remaining spots that will carry quite a bit of dirt even after a cleaning session— but proactively cleaning them right away will definitely help prevent the spread of bacteria in an instant!
Nation Wide Cleaning Services is a commercial cleaning service provider that caters to the needs of office spaces in Melbourne. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help keep your workplace spick and span!