Having your office cleaned regularly sends a clear message to employees and clients. When handled by a professional, a sparkling office projects confidence and pride in the operation, which helps increase employee productivity and draw in more business. How often should you have your office cleaned? Here are some ideas for setting the right schedule.
Office Cleaning Needs and Wants
Most carpet manufacturers, along with the Carpet and Rug Institute, suggest deep cleanings every 12 to 18 months for carpets to maintain a quality image and keep the terms of the warranty. Companies that have occasional visits from clients and a small workforce may be able to follow this cleaning pattern for good results. However, if you have a high-traffic workplace, you will not be able to wait a full year for a deep cleaning if you wish to present a first-class image to clients.
When you have dozens of customers walking over carpets on a daily basis, the surfaces will accumulate extensive dirt and debris by day's end. Regular vacuuming can cut down on the amount of dirt on carpets, but many businesses will want to have more frequent cleaning to keep up appearances. A great way to judge whether a carpet needs deep cleaning is the eyeball test of examining the carpet close up. Fabrics in light colors will require more frequent cleaning, which will influence your decision when you install or replace carpeting.
Cubicles, conference rooms, and air ducts are other elements of the workplace that require deep cleaning. Unlike carpets, cubicles and desks do not endure such extensive wear, but the regular coffee spills, food particles, and germs landing on these surfaces still warrant professional cleaning. Business owners and managers would ideally have the entire office cleaned from carpets to ducts once a year or more frequently (every four or eight months) for a busy workplace.
Benefits and Maximizing Office Cleaning
Keeping a strict schedule for deep cleaning allows most companies to maintain an excellent image that you can reinforce with lighter weekly cleanings. While businesses such as daycare facilities and dental offices should have daily cleanings, workplaces with light traffic can maximize the impact of a deep cleaning with low-cost weekly maintenance.
Of course, the cleaning service you hire affects how often you need your office cleaned. The ZEROREZ® technique delivers deep cleaning without shampoos and detergents that leave residue. These residues from traditional cleaning products collect dirt and debris that make deep cleanings necessary sooner. ZEROREZ® provides a chemical-free cleaning service with an extraction system that effectively removes harmful substances in the workplace. Employees and visiting clients are bound to notice your attention to detail.
Along with work on carpets and hard surfaces, ZEROREZ® of Atlanta specializes in cleaning air ducts, upholstery, and every other element of the workplace. Contact ZEROREZ® to have your next office cleaning done right.
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