Regularly deep cleaning your business is essential for maintaining a clean and healthy environment for employees and customers. However, there are important tips that can help save you time and money and ensure that every area is spotless and free from bacteria.
First things first, what is deep cleaning?
Deep cleaning is a thorough cleaning of all surfaces, including floors, walls, ceilings, windows, décor, furniture, and fixtures. It goes beyond your typical “surface wipe down” and typically involves mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing and disinfecting to eliminate germs and bacteria that may be present in your business.
For some businesses, it could take anywhere from a few hours to an entire day to successfully complete a deep clean.
Develop a regular schedule and checklist
Depending on the size of your premises, the number of common or shared areas and how frequently these spaces are used will determine how long deep cleaning will take and how often it should be performed.
Many small to medium sized businesses might choose a commercial cleaning company to help or they may complete the deep clean themselves. It’s a good idea to create a checklist which includes every area and surface that needs a deep clean.
High traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom will need the most attention and this cleaning should ideally be completed after hours when nobody is around.
Handy tip: Pay close attention to high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, and shared equipment. These should be disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of germs.
Take stock of your current cleaning supplies
Before you begin a deep clean it’s important that you undertake a check of your current supplies.
- Do you have a dedicated space such as a cabinet where everything is kept and organised?
- Do any of your supplies, such as disinfectants or bleaching agents, have any harsh chemicals?
- Are your supplies fit-for-purpose and designed for a heavy-duty business environment?
- Do you need to purchase any new commercial supplies to ensure you meet OH&S guidelines?
Choosing the best cleaning products for the job
Ensure you purchase the highest-quality, most suitable cleaning supplies for your next deep clean. Affordable Commercial Cleaning Products from leading brands such as Rubbermaid and Sabco include the latest technology and most durable materials, helping you achieve a superior finish after every clean.
Ensuring personal safety
Protecting your own hands during a deep cleaning while also minimising cross-contamination is vital. A handy pack of Disposable Cleaning Gloves are a must have for your supplies. These gloves are made from nitrile for superior heavy duty strength and durability, and are also tear resistant and chemical resistant.
Maintain a hazard free environment
To keep your employees and customers safe, it’s essential that you let everyone know when cleaning is being undertaken. A “Caution Wet Floor” sign will reduce the likelihood of any accidents occurring and let people know what areas to avoid during cleaning.
For larger business spaces such as corporate offices, hospitality venues, hotels and hospitals, you may even consider a Housekeeping Cart. This is a great option for transporting all your supplies and keeping everything organised and out of the way.
Cleaning internal surfaces
While there are plenty of options to choose from for cleaning surfaces inside your business, you can’t go past a reliable cloth and mop.
These high-quality, all-purpose Microfibre Cleaning Cloths will help you effectively clean a range of surfaces in any environment. A versatile choice, they’re ideal for offices, schools, medical centres, restaurants, industrial and can be used as all-rounder.
A tough and easy-to-use Floor Mop combined with a commercial Floor Cleaner will give your floors an industrial level clean.
The PULSE™ is a popular microfibre mopping system that provides an ergonomic, lightweight and bucket-less solution for cleaning large floor areas in less time. The tiny fibres on this revolutionary mop create an increased surface area – which means you can capture and retain more dirt, mould, and allergens when cleaning.
Cleaning external surfaces
Retail business owners will understand the importance of maintaining clean, sparkling windows. This durable, innovative Window Washer includes microfibre cleaning power with addition of spikes to effectively cut through stubborn dirt and spots such as bird droppings without scratching.
There are also a wide-range of other cleaning accessories you can add to your supplies, like Commercial Brooms and Commercial Cleaning Liquids, but the above products are a great start and will help with your next deep clean!
Creating a clean, safe, and comfortable environment
By scheduling a regular deep clean you can ensure the health and safety of your customers and provide a healthy and comfortable work environment for your staff. If you follow the tips above and invest in the right commercial equipment and supplies, your business can remain sparkling clean and free from viruses, bacteria and debris!