There is always room for improvement in business. Your building doesn’t have to be classified a pig sty to step up your commercial cleaning efforts. From your production floor to the office, take measures to make cleaning a top priority at your company—and get the professional-looking results that make the initiative worth the effort.
Identify your company’s cleaning needs
Before you begin cleaning or requesting anyone clean your building, do a complete evaluation of your facility. Identify areas that should be cleaned on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and ways you can prevent damage to your facilities. For example, if you are noticing damage to flooring near your entryways, invest in quality mats to protect your building floors. Schedule regular floor cleanings as an additional prevention measure. As you do your evaluation, don’t forget to include exterior cleaning and maintenance needs on your list. Evaluate your needs, and the ability of your staff to handle those responsibilities.
Get your employees on board your cleaning plan
Once you’ve made a plan to keep your facilities clean, designate specific cleaning tasks to the appropriate departments and employees. Be very clear about who is the responsible party so they are held accountable, and why the cleaning task needs to be accomplished on a regular basis. Make the initiative a company-wide effort. Communicate regularly about your initiative, along with friendly tips for keeping the office and other facilities clean.
Sick of the piles of paper that clutter the tops of desks and filing cabinets? Create an (organized) electronic storage system for all your paper documents. Talk to your IT staff about creating a regular back up schedule so you don’t lose any important data.
Ensure that you have the correct cleaning supplies
If you want your employees to maintain a clean workplace, make sure you have the correct cleaning supplies to get the job done. Stock cleaning wipes so employees can clean their computers and other electronics—especially when an illness is going through the building. Keep dish soap on hand for cleaning lunch plates and silverware. If you stock any cleaning supplies that can injure your employees if not used properly, establish protocols for safe use.
Hire a cleaning service during your off hours
Don’t compromise the ability of your staff to deliver the services or products you pay them for in your effort to keep your company clean. Evaluate your options for cleaning: does it make more cents (pun intended) to hire additional staff or outsource your cleaning to a professional commercial cleaning company. Use our tips to select the right company for your cleaning needs; if you need a company that provides commercial cleaning and exterior maintenance, add that to your criteria list. Once you’ve established your criteria, contact a cleaning company that fits your needs for a free quote. To ensure that your company operations are not interrupted, request that all cleaning tasks happen when you have a light staff on hand or after they’ve gone home.