All-in-one Guide to Оffice Deep Cleaning

How to deep clean your office

Usually, offices are places where a lot of people come through, touch things like door handles, elevator buttons, printers etc, and that is why it is a pretty germ-filled place. Did you know that the average office desk has 400 times more germs than a toilet seat? 

Even if your office gets regularly disinfected for germs, dirt and grime can build up in high traffic areas in your office. Usually, people bring dirt from the outside like mud on your shoes or food crumbs. It is very important to have a regular cleaning schedule in your office to keep on top of dirt and germs. But in order to keep it really clean, you should also plan occasional deep cleaning too. 

When to deep clean your office and when to quick clean?

Deep cleaning is very important. It is a type of cleaning when you pay attention to every detail in the area you are cleaning. It should be done at least once a year although if your office is larger and with many people we recommend you to do it three times a year.

If you normally have periods of closure in your office for holidays like Christmas for example, this period is the ideal time for a deep clean. In order to have a nice deep cleaning, put everything out of the rooms.

When you clean the area you will be able to reach all corners and hard to reach parts without disturbing your staff while they are working. A regular clean just maintains the cleanliness of the office, with tasks like hoovering and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, tidying up, and cleaning the kitchen.

A deep clean covers areas that regular cleaning might not reach. It cleans in depth the grime and dirt that has built up in your office. Tricky areas can be behind the kitchen appliances, around the sink, inside and outside the windows and every corner in the room where dust gathers. 

A quick or regular office cleaning is like you clean every week at your home, whereas a deep clean is the major cleanse you might do at the end of a tenancy in a rented home.

Remove everything when you clean

Perhaps in the office, you have many objects all around the room. Before you start cleaning, clear all the drawers, desks and shelves. Move all the furniture out of the room or in the middle of the room away from the walls so you can clean behind it. When you move the furniture around you will be able to reach corners you might never have seen. Removing things might also inspire you to get rid of some old stuff you will never use again that just gathers dust. 

Clean the office chairs

Your staff spends most of the day on their chairs so they should be kept clean. Clean chairs will be more comfortable to sit on and will look better too. To be sure what products you can use and what not when cleaning chairs check the upholstery tag on them. 

Put an upholstery brush onto your vacuum and vacuum the chair to remove any loose dust and crumbs. Wipe down the arms and other hard parts of the chair with an all-purpose cleaning spray and use a microfiber cloth. 

Focus on the places that get touched the most 

When you deep clean the office we are sure you give the bathroom, kitchen and rooms a good clean, mop the floors, vacuum and wipe down everything. This is a perfect beginning and a must in the office cleaning procedure but most of the germs in offices live on surfaces that tend to be forgotten during a basic clean. When you deep clean you should target all these areas to reduce the risk of people getting ill. 

When cleaning the office don’t  just wipe down the desks. Clean and sanitize all the phones, headsets and computer equipment in the office. This makes sure the things that people work with every day are kept clean.

Green plants produce oxygen, clean the air of health-damaging toxins, and release humidity back into the atmosphere.

One of the most important things in an office is the air quality. You may not see it or feel it but in most offices air quality is worse than you might think. Your team may find it difficult to concentrate and be creative when the air is bad as they may suffer from headaches and other health problems.

Bring in plants

One of the most important things in an office is the air quality. You may not see it or feel it but in most offices air quality is worse than you might think. Your team may find it difficult to concentrate and be creative when the air is bad as they may suffer from headaches and other health problems.

Deep cleaning the office will definitely improve the air quality but another good idea is to bring plenty of plants. Green plants produce oxygen, clean the air of health-damaging toxins, and release humidity back into the atmosphere. All these factors will improve the air quality around you.  

Clean computer equipment 

Use alcohol when you are cleaning keyboards and mouses to kill all bacteria living on the surface. Keyboards are one of the dirtiest places in an office. People touch them a million times per day so there is no way that germs don’t build up easily. When you clean computer equipment, plug it off the electricity and make sure you turn it off before that. 

Clean the carpets 

The carpets are the area where everyone steps every day with their shoes. They get dirty and they need regular cleaning. Normal vacuuming and cleaning can do the work but we recommend you call professionals for this step because they have professional equipment and highly trained staff.

Clean Expert will be glad to help you with commercial carpet cleaning. Call us now and we will come as fast as possible to make your office a better place to work! 

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  • George Kosev

    George Kossev is a highly experienced and dedicated carpet cleaning specialist with over 15 years of expertise in providing top-quality carpet care solutions. As the owner of Clean Expert, George has built a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unparalleled customer service in the carpet cleaning industry.