10 Best Practices For Cleaning Your Business Premises
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10 Best Practices For Cleaning Your Business Premises

Any business premises whether it be an office, a factory or a warehouse needs to be cleaned. Apart from the health and safety reasons, having a clean working environment is beneficial for your employees and your visiting customers.

For most business owners cleaning is not at the top of their skills, however, it is certainly in their best interests to know enough to ensure their business premises are cleaned effectively. To aid that, here are ten best practices for cleaning business premises, shared to us by leaders in the commercial cleaning industry.

Create A Planned Cleaning Schedule: If your cleaning is done by following a pre-planned schedule it is bound to be more effective. This way, nothing is missed and areas that need cleaning more often take priority over those which only need cleaning every month.

Increase The Frequency Of Your Cleaning: Notwithstanding your planned cleaning, if you have the resources you should clean your business premises more frequently. In particular, areas, where you have visitors or high foot traffic, should be cleaned more often.

Ensure Main Contact Points Are Given Priority: By main contact points we are talking about those which are touched frequently throughout the day and by multiple people. Examples include door handles, lift buttons, stair handrails, light switches, and toilet flush handles.

Use The Correct Cleaning Equipment: For the safety of all your employees, visitors, and those who are doing the cleaning, correct equipment must be used for each cleaning task. If this means you need to invest in some new cleaning equipment then so be it as the consequences of not doing could be accidents and injuries caused by inferior cleaning equipment.

Use Safe And Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Fluids: There is no escaping the fact that cleaning business premises is going to require the use of cleaning fluids and other liquids which contain chemicals. You can mitigate their effect by ensuring that your cleaning fluids are all environmentally friendly and safe to use.

Ensure Spills Are Dealt With Immediately: Spills within business premises are inevitable but to ensure they do not stain permanently they need to be wiped up immediately. Ensure your staff know this and that procedures are in place for spills to be dealt with quickly.

Toilets Should Be Disinfected Daily: Another hotspot for bacteria and germs are the toilets. Toilets need to be disinfected at least daily, and ideally more than once a day.

Kitchen Should Be Cleaned And Sanitised Regularly: It beggars belief that the room where staff eat is often found to be least clean and with the most bacteria. Staff should be told that their kitchen/canteen is to be kept clean and you should ensure the kitchen areas are cleaned and sanitised at least once a day.

Ensure All Employees Contribute To Keeping The Premises Clean: Further to the previous point it will also help keep your business premises cleaner for longer if you ensure that all staff are encouraged to keep the premises clean. Actions such as using sanitising wipes, cleaning up after they have eaten, and reporting anything relating to cleanliness, should all be in place.

Employ A Professional Commercial Cleaning Company: You can take the stress and management of all of the above by employing a commercial cleaning company to do it all. Apart from ensuring your staff do their bit, you can leave it all to the professionals who will know exactly how to keep your business premises clean and healthy.