The 5 Spots Most Businesses Forget to Clean

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The day-to-day life of running a business can get busy. It can be hard enough to keep up on the daily tasks, let alone find time for cleaning. Hopefully, you’ve found a good cleaning team to stand behind you and take care of the cleaning. Just in case we want to help make things easier by making sure you aren’t missing anything. These are five of the most commonly forgotten spots to clean in businesses.

1. Air Vents

Air vents are important not just to the function of your building but to employee and customer health. The buildup of dust and other particles in HVAC systems can lead to allergies and other health problems. Build up can also be a safety hazard and cause equipment to break or not function properly. Cleaning your system every few years and changing filters regularly can make a huge different in your businesses air quality.

2. Office Equipment

We often take for granted printers, copiers, shredders, and other office equipment. We all know most offices wouldn’t function properly without them but when was the last time you properly cleaned them? Multiple employees will use office equipment throughout the day spreading germs and adding to their wear and tear. Disinfect the outside surface of equipment often to reduce the spread of germs. Dust and particles can build up on the inside of your machines just like your air vents. Clean machines every 3-6 months depending on the amount of use. This can help prolong their lifespan and keep them functioning properly.

3. Ceiling Fixtures

Take a look up at your businesses ceiling. This is probably the number one spot most forget the clean. It can be easy to forget about things like ceiling tiles, beams, fans, and light fixtures. Unfortunately, all of these surfaces can harbor dirt and dust. The good news is that most don’t require everyday cleaning to maintain. You can clean ceiling tiles every few years depending on build up. Clean beams and light fixtures every few weeks to bi-monthly depending on your building’s dust levels. Once again depending on the amount of dust and debris your building experiences. Ceiling fans should be cleaned weekly to bi-weekly when in use and monthly when not in use. Be sure to clean them before returning them to use. Don’t let filth hide above your view, be sure to talk to your cleaning team about your buildings ceiling maintenance.

4. Garbage Cans

We all know how gross trash can be, especially in public places. You never know what someone else has thrown into the garbage and what might be leaking into the can below. The problem is often times, even when the bag leaks, a new bag is just put in the can. Think about all the germs, filth, and smell that is left in the bottom of that can. To keep your business healthy and smelling fresh it’s a good practice to clean your trash cans every two to three months. Trash cans should also be cleaned whenever a bag leaks. No one likes a smelly garbage, make sure your business doesn’t smell like one.

5. Stairs

Not all businesses have stairs but those that do are often neglected in comparison to other floors. Most business clean regular flooring several times a week, if not daily. However, stairs are often forgotten about unless a mess occurs. Unclean stairs can be a safety hazard for employees and customers. Build up on stairs can also take years off the flooring’s lifespan. Clean stairs weekly to monthly depending on the amount of traffic they see.

Let Us Remember the Cleaning for You

The right cleaning team will remember to clean even the most forgotten about spots in your business. At Kleen Office Environments we have over 20 years of experience in the commercial cleaning industry. We offer a variety of services to help keep your business looking its best. We’re committed to our clients and the level of clean we provide. For information check out our other blogs, our website, or contact us!