For corporate industries, such as legal or financial, ensuring your office is clean, tidy and hygienic is crucial for many reasons. Here are some of the main ways a clean office space can benefit your business:
- Keeping a hygienic office space ensures healthy staff with good attendance,
- Keeping a hygienic office space stops the spread of illness and infections,
- Keeping a clean and tidy office space leaves a good impression on guests and clients,
- Keeping a tidy office space increases productivity and clear thinking,
- Keeping a clean and tidy office space encourages employees to keep areas clean and tidy.
But we already know you’re convinced about the benefits of keeping a clean office because you’re reading this blog post – so here are some key cleaning tips to help you ensure you’re cleaning your office correctly, and some tips to help you along the way.
If you’re Struggling with Time – Get a Professional
Probably the best advice we can give you, is to hire a professional to do your office cleaning. You may not realise what a big job office cleaning is, or how much time it can take up, before you actually start doing it yourself. If you’re already struggling to fit in time to clean, then getting a professional cleaning agency to take over is the best thing you can do for yourself and your office.
A good professional cleaning service, such as Regional Services, can work around your routine and schedule and ensure the cleaning services are efficient, discreet and professional. Our team will complete the cleaning to a high standard, and ensure everything is ticked off and ready for work the following day. This can include a variety of cleaning jobs, including emptying bins, cleaning windows, general maintenance, bathroom cleaning and kitchen cleaning.
When Looking for Professionals, Ensure it’s Someone you Trust
It’s crucial to go with a company you trust who have all the correct documentation and insurance. Especially in the legal and financial services, given the sensitive nature of the documents and data you’re handling within your premises – it’s key that you can fully trust the people coming into your office to conduct cleaning services.
We know security is a big issue for big and small business – but even more so in the financial and legal industries. Because of this, we rigorously uphold strict security policies for our staff. You’ll also be able to rest assured knowing our staff all wear our provided uniform, marked with our logo, and are required to wear a ID photo security badge when on your premises. This means our team are always easily identifiable, and you’ll know exactly who is working and when.
We’re also very thorough about checking the identity of our staff members, and ensuring their legal right to work in the UK. This includes:
- Checking copies of their utility bills/bank statements (for proof of address).
- Checking proof of identity and their National Insurance Number.
- Checking their residency or right to work in the UK.
If Doing the Cleaning Yourself, Create a Schedule
If you plan on doing the cleaning yourself the first step is to create yourself a schedule. We have various posts on creating a schedule and identifying the areas in your office which need cleaning and when.
Creating a schedule is something that not only reminds you what needs cleaning, but also ensures you stick to it. The fairest way seems to be scheduling different jobs for different people, and rotating the jobs every few weeks, so some people get certain weeks off on a fair rotation.
Know what Needs Doing, and how Often
Don’t assume everything needs cleaning every day, but also don’t assume that one weekly clean is enough. It’s important to strike the balance and understand which tasks need daily attention and which need weekly or monthly attention. Here’s a quick guide:
Daily: Hoovering, wiping down desks and meeting tables, washing cups, plates and cutlery, wiping down microwave, wiping down kitchen surfaces, wiping down hob area, sweeping kitchen floor, mopping kitchen floor, emptying bins, cleaning toilets, wiping down bathroom surfaces, mopping bathroom floors.
Weekly: Dusting surfaces, wiping down / dusting computers and technology, hoovering (including moving large furniture), wiping or cleaning wall marks, deep cleaning toilets, cleaning out fridge and wiping interior surfaces, sorting out floor inside fridge, deep cleaning microwave, cleaning dishwasher.
Monthly: Emptying cupboards and cleaning interiors, window cleaning, carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning.
Good Cleaning Tools make a Job Easier
The last tip we can give you, is to invest in good tools and quality cleaning equipment at your legal or financial practice. This includes buying decent electric devices (like high quality vacuums) but also investing in good quality cleaning supplies (like sprays and mops).
Good cleaning tools can make a job quicker, more efficient and easier – so going for the higher end options really will help you when you’re making your way around your cleaning job list.