After you hired a professional cleaning service for the first time, you may actually be surprised at how much better your office space looks. For example, maybe you can really see your reflection on the tables in the conference room, or those pesky fingerprints are finally gone from the glass doors on the front of the building. However, you may have also noticed that over a period of time, other issues are rearing their ugly heads. Are you seeing things, or should you consider hiring a new commercial cleaning service for your office?
So, what are the 5 ways to know for sure your office building is clean?
The kitchen in any office space is generally one of the nastiest places in the entire building. From lunches ‘exploding’ in the microwave to dirty tables and floors as a result of the latest office birthday or pizza party, all of these situations can lead to a huge amount of crumbs and trash lying around.
It is important that the commercial cleaning service is keeping all areas of the office building clean, including the kitchen area. Check the inside of the microwave and refrigerator often. It is perfectly okay if there are some crumbs here and there that may have been overlooked, but if there is a noticeable mess in the kitchen, the cleaning service is not performing their job properly.
You may be wondering about why this is on the list, and may be thinking that it is a little extreme to check and see if the garbage cans are clean. However, if you want to make sure that tenants and visitors to the building stay happy, and you want your commercial space to remain clean, it is important for the trash cans to be cleaned on a regular basis. After all, you want to make sure that cleaning company you have hired pays attention to the smallest of details.
When the trash cans are not emptied out regularly, your tenants may become angry and frustrated once the trash begins to accumulate. Also, you will never hear the end of the grievances and complaints if your tenants are forced to take the trash out.
You can prevent this by performing a quick check every morning to make sure the cans are empty. If the bags are empty, check under the bags to see if anything has been left in the trash can.
Professional Cleaning Equipment
When you hire a professional cleaning service for your office building, you should be able to safely assume the cleaning staff will have the right type of cleaning equipment. They will certainly not be able to clean your entire commercial building will simply a mop and bucket.
In other words, for your office space to have the best cleaning possible, the cleaning service will need to use professional cleaning equipment such as:
- Carpet cleaners
- Pressure washers
- Wet/dry vacuums
With this type of equipment, the cleaning service will be able to degrease kitchen equipment and remove stains from the carpet and hardwood floors. When done correctly, the building will look exactly as it did when it was new.
If the cleaning service you hire arrive with household cleaning products and cleaning equipment, then you will immediately know that they are not qualified to clean a commercial space.
Dust can quickly spread throughout a building, especially if it has lots of spaces where it can hide and accumulate. If there is too much accumulation, it can begin to affect the health of the occupants in the building.
When there is a lot of dust in an office building, it can appear unkempt and unclean even if it is tidy and clean. This is not the type of image you want your property to portray to the public. If there is dust on high spaces such as shelves and the refrigerator, then you will have the evidence you need to know that your building is not being cleaned properly.
Regular Deep Cleanings
In some cases, a building needs more than regular cleanings during the week. This is when you should provide the cleaning service with a list of ‘deep cleaning’ tasks that they should complete at least once a month.
If the cleaning service is not performing these chores, then you will know that they are not taking care of the small details that will leave your office sparkling like new. For example, all appliances should be cleaned at least once a month. Even if they are not used daily, over time they can become very dirty if they are not deep cleaned monthly.
Our professional commercial cleaners at Victory Building Services can provide you with the commercial cleaning services you are looking for. Do not hesitate to contact us today if your commercial space needs high-quality cleaning services.