When the wintertime rolls around, keeping an office clean gets even harder. People are tracking in snow and mud on their shoes, germs from flu and cold season are all around, and the fact that no fresh air is getting inside in an effort to keep out the cold makes the whole place feel stuffy. All of that can translate to your customers and business partners, making your office (and therefore your company) look less than appealing. Here are the top five things that can be done to keep your office cleaner in the colder months.
1. More Frequent Floor Care
The floor takes a serious beating in the winter with all the moisture on shoes. Frequently mopping or vacuuming helps keep the entire office looking much better. It also helps reduce all the germs and unhealthy particles in the office, which settle to the floor. It’s a very good idea to regularly dust, even if there seems to be no dust on the furniture, during this time. You’ll knock germs to the floor, where the mopping or vacuuming will then remove them.
2. Take Care of the Windows
Because it’s so cold outside, it’s common to forget about the windows in the winter. But the fact is that one way to make an office feel less stuffy and dirty is to bring in some natural light. By having bright, sparkling windows, you’ll give the entire place an air of cleanliness. Removing the buildup of dust, grime, water stains, and so on, will truly help an office look and feel cleaner. Sunlight has also been shown to help boost the morale of an office during the bleaker winter months when many employees are suffering from seasonal depression.
3. Pay Attention to the Entryway
One thing that all businesses in Edmonton should do during the winter is paying attention to the entrance of the office. It’s here that you’ll want to ensure a slip-free surface with rugs or carpeting to catch the initial snow and ice that falls off people’s shoes, pants, and coats when they walk in. But you’ll also want to make sure that this area is being consistently cleaned as well. It is the first impression that anyone gets of your office, and despite having a purpose as a slush collector, it should also be clean and welcoming.
4. Disinfect Everything Frequently
During the winter in Edmonton, cold and flu germs are making the rounds, and it’s common for the office to pass around a cold for the entire season. To cut back on sick days and to keep your customers healthy, it’s a good idea to disinfect everything frequently. This means any shared space, including bathrooms, break rooms, copy rooms, meeting rooms, and so on, should be totally sanitized at the end of every day. Keyboards and other employee tools that are touched all day should also be sanitized regularly.
5. Improve the Air Quality
Finally, you’ll want to keep the filter on the HVAC system changed or cleaned so that the air quality is as good as it can be. This helps keep everyone healthy but also improves the way space feels. If you’ve been feeling stuffy and surrounded by dust and grime all the time, a new air filter can help reduce particles in the air and make space feel lighter and cleaner. Your customers will thank you for protecting their health as well!
Do you have questions about how a cleaning company can help you keep your office clean all winter? Email Red Door Cleaning in Edmonton for your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 780-686-9974.