The Ultimate Office Spring Cleaning Checklist
Spring has finally sprung, and that means ‘tis the season for spring
cleaning! Although you have diligently maintained your office atmosphere to
minimize illness and wintertime “ick” from building up, spring brings a new set
of challenges to keeping your office a healthy and attractive work environment.
Maintenance Service Systems, Inc.
(MSSI) has the checklist you need to make sure your office building is
conducive to top productivity.
New Seasonal Challenges
While germs were the big focus during wintertime, allergies are the
main culprit behind spring and summer productivity losses. So, the focus for
spring cleaning in office environments is improving
Air quality is obviously affected by your HVAC system that circulates air. But, everything in your office—the furniture, fixtures and features—all affect what may be (re)circulated inside. For the best air quality, then, your office needs a top-to-bottom cleaning to remove dust, dander, allergens and other contaminants.
Cleaning to improve air quality starts with a thorough wipe-down of all surfaces that collect dust. High, hard-to-reach and/or just plain inconvenient areas must not be neglected. So, your spring cleaning must include:
- Blind cleaning
- Dusting all shelving, trim and wall-mounted
Soft surfaces temporarily trap contaminants but release them with every
touch or agitation. So, we recommend:
- Deep cleaning upholstery
- Deep cleaning carpets
Once everything is dust-free, follow-up with professional
air duct cleaning.
Because the chemicals you use affect air quality
as well, you must take care to use cleaning products with low- or no fumes. You
should also take care to select the right cleaning tools and materials, like
microfiber cloths, so that you trap rather than scatter dust and other
contaminants when wiping down hard surfaces.
With winter’s wet
and icy conditions gone and spring winds dying down, you can finally start to get—and keep—your outdoor spaces looking
the way you want them. To get to a place where maintenance rounds are
sufficient to keep outdoor spaces safe and inviting, your first outdoor cleanup
of the season typically requires some additional tasks, such as:
any paved or hardscaped surfaces that were moved or damaged by repetitive
freeze-thaws and/or precipitation
or securing outdoor trash bins that may have dislodged or blown away by rougher
dirt and grime buildup from outdoor lighting fixtures, especially ground-level
lighting that may illuminate signage and/or walkways
outdoor ashtrays and refilling them with sand
debris and trash from around landscaping/xeriscaping plants, planters, benches
and other outdoor fixtures
contractor may provide some of these services; other tasks may be performed by
your commercial cleaning company. However, if you need to repair significant
damage to walking paths, sidewalks or other outdoor features, you may need to
hire a contractor.
Professional Spring and Routine Cleaning
entails a number of seasonal tasks that are only needed a few times a year.
These tasks should be done in addition to the tasks routinely required to
maintain a hygienic office environment—i.e., trash removal, bathroom sanitation
and floor cleaning.
Of course, there
is no reason why you or your employees should be doing spring cleaning. Let the
professionals from MSSI take care of it. We provide all the services you need,
and we customize our maintenance plans to meet your needs. Contact
us today to get started.