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How to Keep Your Office Clean
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If you have a regular office cleaning service that is reliable and thorough, you can be assured that the deep cleaning in your building is taken care of and that there will be no health hazards.

At Picture Perfect Cleaning, our systemic cleaning methods ensure that your building is kept in sanitary and beautiful condition.

However, depending on how often you have your cleaning service stop by, your building could get a little grimy by the end of the week. Nobody likes working in a grimy space, and dirt and clutter can lower company morale.

There are several things that you can do to keep your workspace clean and your employees happy.

Stock Cleaning Supplies

If you have a fresh closet full of cleaning supplies, a full dispenser of dish soap near the sink and a paper towel/all-purpose cleaner accessible will leave you surprised at how readily your employees clean.

Most people don’t like to work in a grimy space, but a janitor’s closet can be unappealing. Choose cleaning supplies that smell good and come in smaller sizes and put them in visible places.

Take Turns Cleaning

If someone has to clean the bathroom, make sure that you have a sign-up list so you can keep track of who has taken their turn. This will create a sense of fairness.

(Tip: if you find that someone is always cleaning more often than other people, you can reward them with a prize, gift certificate, or other forms of recognition at the end of the year!)

Fridge Rules

Make it clear how often and on what day food will be thrown out (and then keep your word). This will stop the fridge accumulation that generally occurs.

(Tip: throwing everything out every Friday is a good habit to get into. If employees use items for longer than a week – such as with ketchup or milk – ask them to write their name on the item and “Don’t Throw Out”.)

Restrict Eating To The Break Room Only

Eating in places other than the lunchroom is asking for crumbs and other food particles to fall on the floor, your desk, or other spaces.  Even the smallest amount of food lying around attracts all sorts of pests from bugs to larger and more unpleasant critters.  Make sure your employees know there’s a rule against eating at their desks or anywhere other than the assigned eating areas.

 

Clean Your Technology Frequently

Anything that’s touched often should be cleaned often, as the more we touch something, the more germs get spread around. While we all know that things like door handles and bathrooms are prone to high traffic and germ spreading, we often forget about our own technology including our phones, tablets, computers, and keyboards that are constantly being used and often shared with others.

 

Reduce employee absenteeism and workplace-related illness by recommending that everyone wipe down and clean their electronics multiple times a day.

 

Hire Professional Cleaners

While there are rules and practices you can put into place to keep your office tidy and reduce the spread of germs, your employees aren’t cleaning experts or have the time to do the regular cleaning and maintenance required to keep your workplace clean, sanitary, and safe.

 

A professional and reliable cleaning service provides consistent janitorial services so you can let your employees do the work they’re meant to do and keep them comfortable and safe in the workplace.

At Picture Perfect Cleaning, we know that having a clean business is a vital part of keeping both clients and employees happy. Give us a call today to find out how our professional commercial cleaning service can help you keep your office space on the right track.

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