Although winter in Albuquerque, NM can be beautiful, it does come with a handful of downsides. One of these downsides is that it can turn an office building into a bit of a pig sty. When an office building is messy, employees are not only less comfortable, but they are also less productive. This ends up costing the business precious profit in the long run. Thankfully, there are a number of tips and tricks that business owners can use when trying to keep their office building clean.
Tip 1 – Consistently Clean the Welcome Mat
Many office buildings will feature one or more welcome mats around their entrances. Business owners will do this in hopes that dirt and debris won’t enter further into the office building. Although this may work throughout most of the year, it is less effective in the winter. This is especially true if the employees don’t remove their shoes. Filth like snow, slush, dirt and salt can easily find their way into the welcome mats. When this happens, instead of becoming clean, the employee’s shoes become coated in filth. This is then tracked into the office building. To minimize the chances of this happening, all welcome mats should be cleaned once every one to two weeks.
Tip 2 – Consistently Vacuum or Sweep the Floors
No matter how hard a business owner may try, dirt and debris will still make its way into an office building. To combat this, the business owner should have all of the floors swept or vacuumed at the end of the day. This will prevent a large amount of dirt from building up on the floor, in corners or in hard to reach areas.
Tip 3 – Thoroughly Wipe Down Countertops and Other Surfaces
During the winter, many people are prone to getting sick. Some employees will come into work without even knowing they are sick. This can cause multiple people in an office building to suffer from the same sickness. To prevent this from happening, all countertops and other commonly used surfaces should be wiped down. This includes phones, computer mouses, doorknobs, appliances and more.
Tip 4 – Hire a Cleaning Service
Unfortunately, all of the tasks above take time and effort. Not all businesses can afford to take time out of their busy schedules to take care of these tasks. Business owners that are in this situation may want to consider hiring a cleaning service. Within a few hours, these cleaning services can turn a messy office space into a professional workspace that employees will love.
Although it may seem difficult, it can be easy to keep an office building clean in the winter. Business owners should try cleaning the welcome mats, vacuuming/sweeping the floors and wiping down all of the surfaces. If the employees don’t have time to take care of these tasks, they may want to consider hiring a cleaning service.
To get more tips for keeping your office building clean this winter, don’t hesitate to contact the janitorial geniuses at Zia Building Maintenance.