What is office cleaning?
What is office cleaning?
That might seem like a rather obvious question, we all know what cleaning is after all.
But cleaning communal areas in commercial premises is a world away from the domestic cleaning we all do at home.
In this article, we will look at how a professional office cleaning service differs from domestic cleaning before revealing the kinds of questions you should check your professional cleaning company should be considering when building your cleaning contract so that you can get the best office cleaning service possible.
What is office cleaning?
Most of us will know the basic tasks that go into office cleaning: vacuuming carpets, emptying bins and wiping down surfaces. But office cleaning doesn’t just include these basic tasks; at its heart, it acknowledges that office spaces are shared spaces, and as such seeks to maintain a hygienic environment for all concerned. Therefore, office cleaning should also include disinfecting high-touch surfaces like door handles and communal touch screens on vending machines and coffee dispensers, as well as wiping down electronic gadgets such as keyboards.
This has become even more important since the Covid 19 pandemic and good office cleaning is paramount when it comes to the health and wellbeing of your employees. Not only does a clean office space boost morale, but it reduces sickness levels and therefore boosts productivity too. If your premises welcome customers, a well-kept and clean space is an essential component when it comes to customer satisfaction.
Why is professional office cleaning important?
Some businesses do hire cleaners internally. We have no doubt that they are very capable individuals.
But, it can be much harder to understand the cleaning needs within an office space without the experience developed from cleaning multiple types of business spaces. The type of cleaning services you require and their frequency can vary dramatically depending on the circumstances. Some of the things that we consider for our clients when building our bespoke cleaning schedules are:
- The number of people using the space.
- The type of people using the space; whether they are employees, customers, or visitors.
- How the space is being used. Whether a large proportion of people are just passing through, or whether a premise has high-intensity areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and designated work areas.
- How often spaces are used? If they have a conference room used once a week for a meeting, there is obviously a very different cleaning requirement to a communal space used daily.
- Whether there is a reception area or waiting room. First impressions are so important for a business’s brand and reputation, and so these areas need cleaning more frequently.
- Opening hours: when would cleaning services be least obtrusive and most convenient?
- Budget: It’s important to balance needs against a budget and develop a workable and sustainable plan.
When considering Worcester office cleaning companies, always check that the cleaning company is considering these types of issues when building your cleaning schedule.
What additional cleaning services should you consider?
Don’t forget to factor in some of the big-ticket items that might not need to be done on a daily or weekly basis, but still should never be ignored.
Window cleaning for example is often neglected, but grimy windows do not leave anyone with a good impression. Ensure you factor in window cleaning when setting your budget. We can work with you to ensure that – even on a tight budget – the windows most often seen by customers and patrons, are kept sparkling and inviting.
The same can be said for carpet cleaning. Commercial properties should consider a full, professional carpet clean every 12 to 18 months, to keep those high-traffic areas looking fresh and to prolong the life of your carpets.
It is also important to recognise that a deep clean may sometimes be required. This might be because you have just moved into a space and it requires some focused attention to bring it up to standard. Or, it might be that you need to clean those areas that are not practical to clean on a weekly basis, such as high-level areas or low-level skirting boards and corners hidden by desks.
Why we are different?
If you have an office or any other type of commercial or community space, you will know that it needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. But you might be wondering: what does a really good office cleaning service look like when it comes to office cleaning in Worcester? How can I find office cleaners near me?
Many commercial cleaning companies offer set office cleaning “packages” that increase in price according to the size of your building. Instead, we offer a bespoke service to ensure you receive the best possible standards, tailored to your specific needs.
One of the advantages of our tailored approach is that all of your services are covered in one contract. There is no need to waste valuable time chasing up separate window cleaners, refuse collectors or carpet cleaners, we do all of that for you with one point of contact for your business. You will always know who you are dealing with and can be assured that they understand the needs of your enterprise.
Another benefit is that the contact is bespoke to you, meaning that you are not paying for time or services that you do not need. In the long-term, this is a much more cost-effective solution for achieving a high-standard clean.
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Office cleaning: more than just a quick vacuum
Office cleaning requires a professional understanding of how shared space is used by the employees, customers and clients that operate within it. More than just a quick vacuum, professional office cleaning seeks to create a hygienic environment that builds your brand.
When searching for “office cleaning companies near me”, be careful to consider more than just the size of the building you want to be cleaned. With our bespoke office cleaning contract service, you get a company that does not just understand what you need…but will know who you are! We offer a truly personal service with a long-standing, dedicated team of cleaners who bring experience, expertise and a friendly face to your business.