Creating a kitchen cleaning schedule for your office is key to promoting a tidy and presentable workplace – a clean and sanitary workplace is also important for keeping staff healthy and happy. Infections and illnesses can be passed through unclean or unsanitary surfaces, and this can happen more frequently in offices where you have multiple people coming in and out of the building throughout the day. Because of this, it’s so important to keep everywhere regularly (and properly!) cleaned.
The kitchen in your office is a key area to keep clean. It’s a place where staff will spend a lot of their time during lunch breaks, it’s a place where food and drink is prepared, and also where food and drink is consumed. Because of this, it’s so important to keep this area clean, tidy and hygienic. The last thing you want is for staff to fall ill and take time off work because of an unclean or unhygienic workspace.
If you would like someone to help you with cleaning your office, at Regional Services we offer professional cleaning services in and around London. This includes a kitchen cleaning service. Taking on the cleaning yourself is a big job, as you’ll see in the list below, so many people find it easier to hire in companies instead. Our motto is to look after your office, while you get on with your work.
Here are the basics of office kitchen cleaning and how regularly you should be doing it:
Mugs, plates and cutlery
You employees probably use cutlery, mugs, glasses and plates on a daily basis – so you’ll need to wash and dry these dirty dishes daily. Installing a dishwasher helps, as you can reply on the results, and all you’ll need to do is stack the dishwasher, click wash, and then unload once it’s finished.
Surfaces & Floors
We recommend vacuuming and mopping floors every day, and this should include under tables and desks. Surfaces and all kitchen cabinets should be fully disinfected and wiped down daily too, including stainless steel surfaces. This will help prevent germs spreading, but it’ll also help prevent pests such as rats, mice and ants.
Sinks can get blocked and smelly if they’re not regularly cleaned, so we recommend wiping and unblocking the sink every day using an appropriate cleaning solution.
You’ll need to empty bins once a day, to keep them from smelling or becoming overloaded. We’d advise setting up a recycling bin too, to help reduce the daily waste. We can help with waste management at Regional Services, if this is something you’d like assistance with.
You’ll want to clean your dishwasher on a fortnightly basis, especially if you’re using it daily.
We’d recommend wiping down your coffee machine each day, and then giving it a deeper clean every week. This will help your appliance last longer too.
Each day you should be wiping down the fridge doors and handles, to disinfect them from the usage during the day. We’d also recommend doing a ‘stock-check’ every week, making sure that everything inside is in-date. The inside of the fridge (shelves, etc) should be deep cleaned each ⅔ weeks.
We’d advise cleaning and wiping down your skirting boards each month during a deep clean.
Doors & Door handles
These should be wiped down and disinfected daily with a full purpose cleaner.