Winter brings a lot of unique challenges to cleanliness and health, but there's no place as deeply affected as the office. It's not just about so many people sharing a small space--it's the snow that gets tracked inside, the recirculated air, and the winter germs that everyone is bringing to work with them.
What Needs to be Cleaned (Especially During the Winter)
The Easy Stuff
Keeping your office clean is a big job, but there are some easy steps you can take to make sure that the small stuff is taken care of (so that you can leave the big stuff to cleaning experts). For example, remember that having employees wash their hands regularly is important throughout the year, but it's absolutely crucial during the winter months. It's also a good idea to enforce sick day policies--you don't want one sniffling employee to give half your workforce a nasty cold! Finally, always keep in mind that keeping an office environment clean and healthy requires specialized knowledge and tools, and a commercial cleaning company can provide both.
The Big Stuff
What are the bigger steps--which our Boise cleaning experts are happy to help with--taken to keep an office healthy? Here's a quick look!
- Entryways. Protecting entryways from the snow-covered footsteps of arriving employees and customers alike is crucial. Heavy-duty rugs are usually the best way to go, on top of a regular rotation so that one rug is being dried while another is "on duty." This helps eliminate slip risks and mold.
- Air. It's hard to clean the air, right? Well, you won't need to if you control the pollutants before they manage to get in the air you breathe. To do this, it's important to dust all kinds of surfaces, from furniture to desks, so that dust can be vacuumed instead of breathed.
- Regular disinfectant. Disinfecting shared spaces is one of the most important things you can do to protect your office. Grab some cleaning spray and attack door handles, phones, keyboards, conference tables, and just about every surface in the bathroom, and your office is already well on its way to staying safe and healthy this winter.
Interested in more tips for protecting your office? Looking for a Boise commercial cleaning company to help out with the big stuff? Contact us today!