Winter is the perfect time to reevaluate the cleanliness of your facilities. Every spring we are excited about getting outdoors into warmer weather, so we clean the inside of our homes and businesses. But in the winter, with the prospect of being cooped up inside for months, we forget about our interior environments.
How about some tips for great Winter Cleaning?
1. Check your entry.
The first steps through your front door will tell your customers a lot about your business. Make sure the floor is clean. Have a slip-proof mat in place. Keep salt swept up so it doesn’t damage your flooring.
2. Clean windows.
You’ll be stuck on the inside looking out for months to come, so make sure you’ve got a nice view while maximizing the natural light coming through.
3. Dust bunnies.
Now is a good time to clean the dust and pollen that accumulated through the fall weather. You’re stuck inside breathing the air, so do your part to clean the air. Check filters, wipe down the tops of door frames and artwork. Your cleaning service can assist by doing high and low dusting and detail vacuuming with HEPA backpack vacuums.
4. Think outside the bowl.
Bathrooms can harbor a lot of germs, but the break room faucet, cell phone, even the conference room remote control hold so many more! In fact, your desk may contain 400 times more germs than a toilet seat! Think about things that get touched all the time but rarely cleaned: telephone handsets, coffee pot handles, computer mice, door knobs and light switches.
5. Fight back against “Flu Season”.
Winter is usually a time of coughs, colds, sneezes and the flu. Encourage frequent hand washing to help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria throughout your facility, as well as sneezing and coughing into your elbow as recommended by the CDC, rather than your hands. Additionally, regular disinfecting of common touch point “hot spots” helps kill germs that can live for days and weeks if not properly cleaned. Brokate Janitorial teams are equipped to quickly and effectively disinfect surfaces utilizing electrostatic equipment, wall to wall, floor to ceiling, reaching THREE TIMES more surface area without the use of rags, buckets and spray bottles.
Brokate Janitorial can help keep your facility clean and healthy. Our cleaning procedures, germ-fighting equipment, and effective cleaning solutions can help keep your employees on the job. If you need a quote for disinfection services or regularly scheduled commercial cleaning services in Springfield, Branson or Monett, give us a call at 417-885-9000 or fill out our easy Contact Form now.