Maintaining And Cleaning Office Carpets
In the office, the carpets can very easily become the dirtiest area. This is mainly due to the heavy footfall in the workplace, from employees and visitors. The carpets can attract mud and dirt from people walking in and out of the building, and it can become engrained in the fibres and will be very visible, sitting on top of the surface of the carpet and gathering germs around the office.
Also, any dirt and dust which has been trapped under the wheels of the office chairs can ruin the appearance of the carpet and this needs to be cleaned regularly. The easiest way to keep your carpet looking healthy is to regularly spot clean any stains or spills as soon as they happen. If you can vacuum the carpets at least twice a week, this will keep dirt and dust to a minimum, which will help to prolong the longevity of your carpets.
It is definitely a good idea to hire a professional cleaning company to come in and clean the carpets properly with their specialist equipment and materials. They can carry out a hot water extraction clean or “steam clean” of your carpets, and this will ensure that they are as clean as possible. It all depends on the size of your workplace and the amount of heavy footfall which the building encounters on a daily basis. This should be carried out at regular intervals.
You need to maintain the cleanliness of your carpets, not just for its appearance and cleanliness but for the health and safety of everyone that enters the building. If they are not regularly cleaned, then germs and bacteria can accumulate which can cause sickness in the workplace. This is something that you never want to happen, as this will affect the business drastically, with employees needing to take sick days. They can also have allergic reactions to dirt and dust within the fibres, so it is best to hire the professionals to take care of everything for you.
Maintaining And Cleaning The Kitchen Area
Making sure that the kitchen/canteen area is kept clean is one of the most important things that can be done. The staff deserve to have a clean dining and food preparation area free from bacteria and germs. You want to ensure that your employees are as healthy as possible. One of the quickest ways to become ill is by ingesting bacteria, so making sure that these areas are regularly cleaned is really important.
The cleaning products which are being used need to be safe, and not harsh as they could also make people ill. Here is what you need to do.
- Make sure that all of the dishes are washed if a common sink is shared. All employees should be doing this when they have used them. Disposable plates and utensils are a good idea as this saves on washing up.
- Clean and disinfect the sink thoroughly. If you are using a sponge for cleaning, then this should be replaced every week – they are also cheap and effective.
- Wipe down the microwave, on the inside and the outside to remove all food debris. Bacteria can grow rapidly in the microwave, and it can contaminate any other food which is placed inside.
- Give the fridge a thorough cleaning every month. Staff should be given a heads up with regards to any food being thrown out in case they want to keep it. The fridge should then be defrosted and disinfected.
A professional cleaning company will be able to take care of all of these areas for you, to ensure that the office is spotless and that bacteria is kept to a minimum.