An essential area to keep clean in your apartment or condo building is the front entry, lobby, and shared resident areas. These residential complex common areas will see a lot of traffic over a week’s time and it’s important to stay on top of the cleaning so they continue looking their best. This proper treatment will pay off in the quality of tenant and condo owner the building attracts. It will also keep these spaces in good shape for many years to come.
How to Clean Residential Complex Common Areas
Common Area Floors
One area that will always get a lot of traffic is the floors. You probably have a hard surface flooring in your lobby and front common areas. These should be dry mopped often and wet mopped as needed, as well as once a week. They will also need more attention during wet and snowy times of the year. Scheduling more cleaning time for these surfaces is necessary in order to avoid slips and falls and to always provide an attractive appearance to this space.
There will also be rugs and carpets in these lobby and common areas. They will either be picked up and replaced by fresh ones from the carpet company, or you will need to schedule a carpet shampooing on a regular basis for these. Either way, these carpets and rugs should be vacuumed and spot cleaned in a timely manner. Consider every day or even more than once a day, if needed.
The restroom areas will need to be cleaned on a regular basis as well. Once a week might be enough for the number of people that pass through these areas or they might need to be addressed on a daily basis. Take into consideration the amount of people that use this space each week. Sometimes a quick cleaning and emptying of the trash bin might be enough for daily touch up cleaning, and then scheduling in a full cleaning at the end of each week for a thorough clean.
Elevators and Stairways
The more floors to your building, the more people will be using elevators and stairwells. It’s important to review these spaces often and perform mirror polishing, and door and handle sanitizing ,as well as picking up debris or performing vacuuming or sweeping throughout the day.
The lobby desk can be a collection of delivery boxes, papers, equipment and food. A good sanitizing of the desk space will be important on a daily basis. Cleaning this area will also involve keeping the space dusted and free of any trash. This is a location of your residential complex common area that apartment owners and tenants will approach often expecting a clean and organized appearance.
The lobby furniture should be cleaned often. Wipe down chairs and sofas with appropriate surface cleaners, and treat new stains as quickly as possible. Chrome areas should be polished and free of fingerprints. Tables should be treated with the same care as the seating and always remember to pick up trash and vacuum as often as necessary.
Windows and Doors
These surfaces of your residential complex common areas will quickly show fingerprints and grime whether it is dry or wet outside. Hourly cleaning and polishing should be considered. A full cleaning to these glass surfaces should be done each week. This should also include the window frames that tend to get dusty, the door handles, and threshold areas that might accumulate dirt and mud.
We’re Here to Help
The easy way to help keep your residential complex common areas clean and looking great is to hire a professional cleaning team to come and do the work. The cleaning staff should be educated on any special sanitizing needs, procedures, and requirements that are involved with having a presence in your residential spaces. And if you are hosting parties or events this season, you can hire us to clean up after those parties, and even set up for beforehand.
We at Clean Method provide this type of professional cleaning service. Click here to learn more about our cleaning services for all your residential complex common areas. Our professional cleaning staff is bonded, insured and maintains OSHA compliance. We would be happy to clean for you. Please contact us online or call us at 571.384.3415 for answers to your questions and to schedule your janitorial cleaning appointment today!