The office is getting dirty and it’s time to bring in some help. The office space, bathrooms, kitchen, and hallways all require regular cleaning attention, while some areas can be sensitive security-wise, and require special accommodations. You know everything needs cleaning regularly, but what should be involved for which areas of your government building, and how often should someone take the time to tidy up?
“When your environment is clean, you feel happy, motivated and healthy.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
You know everyone wants to work in a clean and tidy environment, so what does that mean for your government office building?
How to Properly Clean a Government Office Building
More Than Dusting
Cleaning an office environment means more than dusting and vacuuming. Cleaning also involves other high traffic areas like restrooms, employee kitchen and lunch areas, as well as lobby, hallway and reception areas. Tackling every space as a whole office will keep the entire space looking its best.
When the public and your employees enter your facility, they expect a reception area that has been dusted and vacuumed, shiny floors, windows that are free of fingerprints, and chairs kept spot and stain-free, and straightened. The restrooms in these front areas will be a high traffic space and should be treated as so… remembering to disinfect toilet and sink areas, but also making sure mirrors, windows, doors, and light switches are free of dirt and grime. Keeping these areas sanitized and picked up will ensure a safe and pleasant visit.
Keeping your government facility clean also involves the cleaning of offices and employee-used areas. This means keeping work spaces dusted, sanitized, and vacuumed. It also involves a thorough cleaning of restrooms and kitchen or lunch areas so they are disinfected and shined up nicely. Caring for these employee areas keeps staff happy and healthy as well.
Special Trash Requirements
Trash should be dealt with according to the protocol required of the government office being cleaned. Disposal of trash and shredded paperwork should be handled with respect to rules and handling for these types of trash. Disposal of sensitive types of papers and trash, regular trash and recycling throughout the office, public areas and kitchens need to be taken care of on a regular basis. Also, keep in mind that high traffic areas might need to be emptied more than once a day.
Floors and Safety
Not only do floors need to be vacuumed, dry dusted or wet mopped, they also need to be picked up and kept clear of any wet spills or objects dropped in these office spaces. Addressing safety issues as they come up will help safeguard against accidents. High traffic floor areas tend to get dirty pretty quickly, and you’ll want to stay on top of floor cleanup.
It’s important to keep up with your government office building cleaning. Making your facility look great every day is easiest when you hire a professional cleaning crew with special training on how to handle your government space. Click to learn more about our cleaning service that’s designed specifically for your government office facility. Our professional cleaning staff is bonded, insured, and works to maintain your OSHA compliance as well as follows any confidentiality agreement protocols. required of us.
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