Office Cleaning Checklist – Your Ultimate Guide From Carter & Faraday!

Now that the government has started to relax covid restrictions, it’s being encouraged to start going back to the office to work instead of from home. So now, more than ever is an important time to make sure offices are up to scratch. 

Using a professional cleaning service helps to ensure your office is safe, clean, and covid-secure for all your staff. Having an effective cleaning plan is vital, and the first step is to get organized with daily, weekly, and monthly schedules.

Follow these tasks daily to ensure your workplace is fresh:

  • Remove clutter and rubbish from desks, tables, and other surfaces.
  • Disinfect kitchens and canteen areas.
  • Empty any bins.
  • Clean and sanitise bathrooms.
  • Hoover the office and mop any hard floors.
  • Wipe any dust off of surfaces, and equipment such as computers.

Some tasks require a bit more effort compared to daily tasks. Make sure the following are completed weekly:

  • Polish mirrors, glass, and metal surfaces.
  • Clean any storage facilities and fridges.
  • Deep clean and sanitise bathrooms.
  • Clean walls if necessary.
  • Restock soap, sanitisers, and any other dispensers if necessary.
  • Clean any furniture such as chairs and sofas.

Daily and weekly tasks are essential to keeping any office safe and clean, however, there are a few other jobs which may need to be done monthly:

  • Polish floors and wooden furniture.
  • Deep clean carpets.
  • Wipe the dust away from any places it may have accumulated.

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Does Bacteria Multiply in an Office Environment?

We all know the importance of regular office cleaning. However, you might be surprised at how quickly bacteria can multiply when they are given the chance to do so.

More than 10 million bacteria are on a typical office desk — 400 times more bacteria than found on the average toilet seat — which means that typing an email or making a call puts you at risk for illnesses.

Just imagine the number of bacteria that could be present after a week if it is left uncleaned.

This gives a lot of credence to the idea of having office spaces cleaned on a daily basis, 

It is a worrying fact that even before Covid the stats were as such:

1 to 6: Number of workdays per year missed due to illness.

92%: Phones contaminated with bacteria such as staphylococci and E. coli.

If an office is left uncleaned, you can see that the bacteria will spread at an alarming rate!

How Long Can Germs Live on Office Surfaces?

Take a look around the average office space and you would assume the desks are clean. This would be particularly true if they were kept tidy on a daily basis.

With Covid being ongoing news, with differing variants, staff needs to be assured of safety. 

We can pick up Covid-19 by touching surfaces contaminated with the new coronavirus, but it is now becoming clear just how long the virus can survive outside the human body in the air, on objects, and on fabrics.

How clean are your office desks, even when they look good to the naked eye?

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However, don’t just take our word for it! We are delighted by what our clients have to say about our services. 

Testimonials – Keeping businesses spotless since 1978

“Throughout our contract, we have been delighted with the standard of cleaning provided and the approach taken in day-to-day communications. As well as their training, we have seen development and support from their own staff.  Carter and Faraday have comprehensive quality assurance procedures that involve regular audits and a can-do spirit which is reflected in their committed workforce.”

– Lisa from Assistant Director, Housing and Business Development

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Looking for the best cleaning prices? Backed up with an expert team from a family-run business?

We are here to help you get your office back into shape, working efficiently with ultimate cleanliness! 

Give us a call today on 01444 482666 for a free consultation. We would be happy to talk you through the options to find the best solution for you with our bespoke services for your requirements.

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