Baseboards are often a neglected area when it comes to cleaning an office or workplace. Baseboards are out of your usual line of sight, which contributes to the ease of forgetting to make them part of your regular cleaning routine. Clean baseboards look nice, though, and bring a sense of professionalism to your office or work environment. If most areas at work look clean, but your baseboards haven’t been maintained, it can give off an unpleasant perception to your business. Let’s discuss what to use to clean baseboards.
What to Use to Clean Baseboards
We have established that clean baseboards add to the perceived professionalism and overall cleanliness of your business. When your office or workplace is completely clean, including baseboards, your clients and customers feel like you stay on top of it all.
Some supplies for cleaning your baseboards:
Soapy water or gentle cleaning solution
Long-handled duster or soft broom
Cleaning Dirty Baseboards
If it has been some time since your baseboards have been cleaned well, they will need some extra attention. It’s important to note that painted baseboards should be treated differently than stained baseboards, though both should be handled with care to protect the finish.
When you are starting with dirty baseboards, walk around with a vacuum hose and brush attachment, and remove dust, hair, and debris from the surface. If there is build-up on the baseboard’s surface after this dusting step is completed, a deeper but gentle scrubbing should take place.
Put the towel on the ground and sit next to the baseboards to access them easily. Use your toothbrush, cotton swab, and cleaning solution to mildly scrub the surface clean. Use a soft rag to keep any moisture or solution from dripping. Make sure to use a dry cloth soon afterward to keep the wood surface dry.
Continue on through the work area as necessary to provide nice clean baseboards.
The Easiest Way to Clean Baseboards
The easiest way to clean baseboards is to keep the cleaning on a regular schedule. Every week or biweekly is best. And after the baseboards are thoroughly cleaned, as described above, they will probably only need a maintenance cleaning in the future. A deep clean once or twice a year might be necessary to keep your workplace baseboards looking great; it can depend on your type of work environment.
A baseboard maintenance cleaning could be easily done with a long handled duster, soft broom, or vacuum with a soft brush or cloth attachment.
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