5 Common Events That Could Mean Your Office Needs Cleaned More Often

For many offices, the commercial cleaning of them can take place almost under the radar. This can either be because it happens after the employees have gone home, or because the commercial cleaners are extremely adept at getting on with their cleaning tasks with minimum to zero disruption or interruption to the business or businesses operating within that office building.

Whilst what we have just described is quite rightly regarded as a positive scenario, it is not without some risk. The risk we are referring to is the business owner, or those responsible for the office building, starting to take the cleaning of these business premises for granted. As such, they act with no forethought to situations and scenarios that could alter the cleaning requirements of the office building in question.

Given that most business owners have numerous important matters to deal with daily, it is understandable that any cleaning which goes on when they are not there is towards the bottom of their priority list. However, it will soon rise straight to the top if something happens that compromises or adversely affects the cleaning of the office they operate in.

What we are specifically referring to are changes or events which can mean that the current commercial cleaning schedule is no longer appropriate and has to be altered by calling in Osborne Park office cleaners. As for what those changes or events are, here are five we are sure most businesses will experience at least once, and in many cases, repeatedly.

Adverse Weather

Even if you are lucky enough to have an office located in an area that sees more sunshine than rain, and more heat than cold, you are still not immune to the issues that can arise when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Rain, sleet, snow, and wind can all create additional cleaning requirements due to wet or muddy footprints, and leaves and other small pieces of debris being blown in through open external doors, for example.

Construction Projects

Whether the construction project is within your office building or is taking place on an adjacent site, both can create additional cleaning needs. If internal, there are certain to be lots of additional cleaning requirements both during and after the construction has taken place. If the construction work is external, you may have dust entering your building which must not only be cleaned but action is required to prevent it from entering sensitive equipment such as data servers.

Increased Foot Flow

We have mentioned adverse weather being a problem, but conversely, excellent weather can also be an issue related to increased foot flow with many people going outside for lunch, rather than eating at their desks. Increases in foot flow can also occur for reasons such as an expansion of your business where you employ additional staff, or if you sell to clients within the office, a highly successful marketing campaign creating significant additional visitors.

Cold/Flu Season

Health and the spread of viruses have been at the forefront of the news recently, and whilst you might not experience another pandemic, there are plenty of other ailments you and your commercial cleaners may have to confront. For example, when the cold and flu season comes around, there should be additional levels of sanitisation of worktops, bathrooms, office equipment, and kitchen facilities.

Usage Changes/Reorganisation

If ever a part or all of your office needs to be reorganised or you introduce changes in working practices, this can lead your cleaning needs changing and, as such, some cleaning tasks having to be undertaken more often. An example would be a room that was previously used for storing documents and therefore having basic cleaning needs, being turned into a working office with significantly more cleaning and sanitising requirements.