An unclean office can often make employees less motivated or unproductive. Offering an immaculate workspace not only dazzles clients but can also uplift workers and increase professionalism.
A tidy workspace equals a tidy mind, so here are some essential areas you and/or your cleaner should make sure to check:
In most offices, the microwave is something used daily and spills are frequent. Long-term this can not only harbor dangerous bacteria but also leave an unpleasant smell across the office deterring potential business.
Ceiling Fans or Light Fittings
These can often be a strain to clean and require more effort, therefore get neglected when it comes to ensuring the office is spotless. Just because you can’t see the dust accumulating on top of the fitting, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.
Chairs or Bulky furniture
Just because they’re heavy and the area doesn’t look untidy, doesn’t mean the furniture and what’s around or underneath doesn’t need a good clean. Dirt, dust, and oil build up in upholstered furniture which should be regularly maintained.
Handles and Stair Rails
These both have substantial interaction with bacteria during the day and therefore it’s essential that these are disinfected daily. Once again, just because they don’t look untidy doesn’t mean they aren’t harboring harmful bacteria.
Computers and Keyboards
Often employees may eat food at their desks, not wash hands after using the bathroom and finger rub dead skin and oils into the keys. Keyboards are a strong environment for bacteria to grow and therefore can increase the chances of staff becoming unwell.