This mini guide is broken into two parts. The Breakroom and kitchen and part one and general office clenaing as part two.
Office and Breakroom
Maintaining the office break room and kitchen area are some of the most important things you can do. You want your employees to stay healthy and eat food in a clean environment. Ingesting bacteria is one of the quickest ways to get sick, so constant cleaning of the kitchen and break room area is important. It is also important that the chemicals used are safe so that they, too, don’t make people sick. Here’s a brief run down of what should be done:
- All dishes should be washed if a common sink is shared. This should really be done by employees as they use them. Another way to avoid a pileup is to use disposable plates and utensils.
- The sink should be cleaned and disinfected. The sponge used to clean the sink and counters should be replaced every week or so.
- The microwave should be wiped down, inside and out. Bacteria can fester and thrive inside, contaminating any other food that goes in.
- The fridge should be cleaned out at least once a month. Employees should be notified of the tossing of food in case they want to save anything. It should be disinfected entirely and defrosted.
These sort of tasks can be performed to expert degree by an office cleaning service like Royal Cleaning Service. You can be sure to always have a clean kitchen.
General Office Cleaning
Whether your office cleaning service company takes on every bit of work in their own hands, or you supplement them by having your employees do some smaller cleaning jobs in the in between, cleaning checklists can be a huge help in organizing the workload. Of course the type of cleaning involved as well as the rooms being cleaned all are taken into account with checklists. For daily cleaning of the work space, this is what should be expected:
- Emptying of any trash receptacles and replacing their bags.
- Dusting all surfaces, from desks to chairs, computers, and other surfaces.
- Vacuuming of floors, especially carpet.
- Mopping of hard floors with disinfectant.
- Wiping down all internal glass and windows.
- Spot cleaning walls, if needed.
- Cleaning fingerprints and disinfecting light switches, door knobs and other areas likely to be touched often.
If you want to do the cleaning yourself or get your staff to do it. Watch this video below.
All of these things are pretty standard when it comes to daily general cleaning. Keeping on top of them means a clean, organized, habitable work place. Beyond just the daily work though, there is also weekly cleaning tasks as well as other cleaning that needs to be done in shared kitchenette and bathroom spaces.
Those we will go over in the next couple of blog posts!