The winter months present special difficulties in keeping your office clean. The snowy weather and cold temperatures not only mean an increase in slush and salt dragged onto carpets and floors, but also the increased likelihood of germs being brought into the office.
We’ve put together a list of some tips when it comes to combating what winter throws at you in terms of cleaning – take a look below!
- Take The Time To Clean Floors & Rugs – The winter is prime time for mud, snow, slush and other debris to be dragged into your office. Comprehensive floor and rug cleaning tactics will help diminish the effects of these. Some good tactics to follow? Keep mats outside and inside the entrance-ways of your office to absorb and catch grime. Vacuum daily to rid your floors and rugs of salt, as well as improve the overall air quality of your office. Mop the wood or tile floors people frequent in your office space to contain dirt, slush and so forth.
- Make Sure To Wash Windows – Consistently washing the windows of your office might seem like a waste of time with all the snow storms that can occur in the winter and dirty these surfaces. However, sticking with this tactic not only lets additional light into the office, it also aids in drying floors and keeping excess moisture under control. What’s more? Increased natural light in the office can also boost the morale and productivity of your team in a time of the year where it’s common for people to get down.
- Don’t Forget To Disinfect Common Areas – It’s important to disinfect the common spaces of your office each day to minimize the spread of germs from person to person. This is especially important during these months of the year when it’s most common for people to catch and spread colds. Wiping down and disinfecting shared phones, doorknobs and handles – such as the refrigerator and microwave handles, coffee pot, etc. – with sanitizing wipes or different (eco-friendly) cleaning products can tame the spread of germs in the office space.
- Dust Necessary Areas To Contain Air Pollutants – Regular dusting can help to control pollutants in the air during the winter, keeping the office free from floating dust particles and impurities commonly released from dirty carpets, dusty windows and so forth. This can help to keep the entire office atmosphere clean and fresh in the stuffy winter months.
Need additional help to combat the cleaning burdens winter brings? Take a look at our blog on how to best protect your floors during the winter months. Then contact The Night Shift to handle all your winter office cleaning needs.
We specialize in keeping offices in the Greater Binghamton, NY region clean, healthy and safe – in the winter months and beyond. Give us a call today – we look forward to hearing from you!