14 Spring Facility Cleaning Tasks (& Tips to Get Them Done)

commercial flooring in an officeSpring cleaning at a business isn’t as clear as a residential spring cleaning checklist.  You can’t set aside a full day to go down the list and check off each item.  As a facility manager or building supervisor, you’ve got a business to run and daily operations to maintain—even as you have to complete your list of spring cleaning facility tasks.

The first step (surprisingly) is to evaluate the cost of hiring an employee to clean versus a commercial cleaning service or vendor.  What tasks make sense to outsource?  Request and compile quotes from vendors that help you make this determination.  Once you’ve determined the most cost-efficient method of spring cleaning tasks quickly and efficiently, schedule accordingly to kick start and complete your spring facility cleaning.

  1. Schedule commercial HVAC maintenance ASAP to keep your units running when you need them, and to avoid the “busy” season for HVAC contractors.
  2. Have your rugs washed to get rid of the ice and snow from winter.
  3. Schedule a deep floor cleaning for your entire facility including the office, warehouse, production floor, etc.
  4. Give your restrooms and kitchens a deep clean.
  5. Dust all window blinds and treatments.
  6. Wash windows.
  7. Prune all trees and bushes.
  8. Refresh flower beds & plant new vegetation.
  9. Schedule lawn maintenance around your facility (i.e. rolling, reseeding, etc.)
  10. Power wash your building and sidewalks.
  11. Bring in pest control to spray and exterminate any infestations.
  12. Repair any cracks in your sidewalk or parking lot.
  13. Schedule upholstery cleaning for your furniture.
  14. Dust all counters, shelving, and community surfaces.

Make the spring cleaning of your facility a team effort (i.e. with personnel, external vendors, etc.).  Use accountability to ensure that each task is completed.  Hire the best vendors that guarantee dependable and reliable service, so you can get your spring cleaning done and get back to business as usual.

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