Spring Cleaning = Deep Cleaning
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Every facility needs a deep cleaning plan in addition to their day-to-day maintenance plan. Spring is a natural time for deep cleaning since the warmer weather means that less debris will be tracked in from the outside.
Using the floor plan of the building, map out the areas that will be deep cleaned and create a schedule that makes sense for your janitorial team and the employees using the various spaces.
Determine what needs to be done in each space: from removing unwanted items that have been collected during winter months and now are nothing more than clutter, to cleaning and sanitizing regularly used surfaces, the plan should be as complete as possible.
Next, check the supply closet and make sure you have all the supplies and products you’ll need. Reorder anything you’ll need that will run low before the job is finished.
You’ll naturally have floors, windows, and surfaces on your deep cleaning list, but don’t forget to include furniture. Often overlooked, furniture can be in need of a good deep clean as much as bathrooms and entryways.
After you have a list for the inside of your building, head outside. Don't forget to include pressure washing, landscape maintenance, and sidewalk repair on the list.
As your janitorial team works through the deep cleaning list, have them make detailed notes about areas of the building that need repair. Have the look for ripped carpet, broken tiles, leaks, and anything that has stopped working. Make repairs and perform regular maintenance tasks now so you can move into the summer months without these tasks clogging up your to-do list.
Re-seal floors and replace worn carpets now too. Doing so will improve your building’s overall appearance and extend the life of the floors, saving money in the long run.
It’s the perfect time of year to make a plan for deep cleaning. Contact our office for advice on which supplies will help your team get the job done quickly and well—saving your organization time and money.