How often do you clean your workspace? If it is substantially small and you don’t need any help, then you could do it on your own but are you doing it regularly? Do you have staff on your payroll that would do your office cleaning?
You must attend to office cleaning regularly. In most cases, you wouldn’t get to spot the signs of un-cleanliness every day unless you are very observant. The day you do spot the signs, that would be too late. Dust and dirt accumulation would have reached staggering proportions, you would have worn out set pieces in some cases and you would need more than just a round of swiping and mopping. The ideal approach to office cleaning is to have a well formed plan and then to execute it.
- The first thing you should have is an office cleaning contract. It is also known as maintenance contracts. You can have such a contract with office cleaning companies or you can have staffs dedicated to the job on your payroll. Regardless of what you opt for, it is imperative to have a plan. An annual contract with an office cleaning company is more sensible because you would be completely relieved of the responsibility, you would have a more affordable cost to bear and you can be certain that your office would be clean no matter what.
- Having an office cleaning contract is not as simple as a piece of paper signed by two parties. You need to delve into the details. You must segregate the types of cleaning. Obviously, washrooms and lobbies will not be cleaned in the same manner, executive offices and driveways would not be cleaned in the same way. From carpets to furniture, other upholsteries to the electronic appliances, everything should be cleaned and that must be done appropriately. Make a list of the types of office cleaning you would need and have it on paper or on the contract.
- There is a difference between maintenance and holistic cleaning. Every day the office needs to be cleaned but once in a while it must be thoroughly cleaned. You must have a schedule. Even if you vacuum the carpets or mop the floors, they need a more aggressive and thorough cleaning every once in a while. The office cleaning company must have a schedule for that. You could also use your discretion in this case but that should be on the contract.