The changing of the seasons affects not only the environment, but also our daily routines. From the home to the office, winter means getting ready to face unique cleaning and maintenance challenges. Your business and office should get ready for a round of winter cleaning.
Cleaning the office is an important priority for everyone. A clean office can keep people safe from the hazards winter can bring, which includes slip and fall accidents. A neat and healthy environment can also keep employees more productive and energetic. Moreover, winter cleaning can keep your office looking pristine for visitors and clients.
Winter cleaning is just one of the many things businesses have to deal with as the year ends. The end of the year means beating deadlines and wrapping up summaries. This winter checklist is a guide to keeping your to-do list in check.
Winter Checklist for Cleaning
Clean and dry the ground regularly
During the winter season, cities can face a rise in slip and fall incidents. The snow and ice can lead to disastrous accidents if left unchecked. In the office, there are many ways to prevent such incidents from occurring.
The first step is to identify sources of risk. Melting snow can pool outside or be tracked inside your office building by people entering carelessly. The puddles created by these tracks can cause slip and fall accidents. With many people bustling about, it can even cause a chain reaction.
Another risk is in the immediate vicinity of your office building. Ice build-up and melting snow in the parking lot and in the driveway can spell even worse disaster. The consequences can involve property damage as well.
In the long-run, tracks of mud, slush, snow, or ice salt can do direct damage to your floors. This type of damage can be costly. Maintenance is much preferable to the alternative of having to replace your flooring.
After identifying the risk areas, plan for preventive measures related to the flooring. Snow removal services can be essential, especially once the snow starts piling up outside. Efficient snow removal services can keep paths and walkways clean. This can ultimately help prevent slip and fall incidents.
Indoors, a professional and thorough regular janitorial service can help keep the area hazard-free. Drying and removing ice salt from the floor needs to be done often to prevent such accidents.
Other recommendations to prevent these accidents include placing non-slip mats inside near entrances. These mats will reduce the tracking of melted snow. You can also put up signs to remind employees and workers to be careful. You can even suggest that employees have another set of footwear for indoor use.
Maintain good indoor air quality
Proper air circulation and ventilation are even more essential as the temperatures drop. Most offices keep their windows closed against the cold winds during this season. With poor air circulation, dust build-up and related diseases are more likely to occur.
There are easy ways to maintain good indoor air quality. First, ensure that you have a regular service cleaning out the HVAC filters, vents and ductwork. If you don’t have an automated HVAC system in your office, it’s even more important to check the manual heating and cooling systems in place. With a clean ventilation system, your employees are more likely to work healthily and productively.
Clear drainage systems
Water build-up in drainage systems can lead to water damage and flooding. This is a major concern for building owners and property managers.
Flooding in the office is a hazard for employees and should therefore be avoided at all costs. Aside from causing slip and fall accidents as well, flooding can lead to damage. The structural damage from flooding is usually very costly. Best to have a regular team check the gutters or drainage systems for damage or debris.
Office cleaning and dusting
Throughout the year, large amount of dust and dirt will accumulate from the outside. You might find employees sneezing at dust bunnies living in the corners of the office. Dust also has the tendency to build-up in electronics, along with bacteria.
Your office needs surface and deep winter cleaning to be kept well-maintained. This is important because people tend to be vulnerable to colds during the season. With cleaner surfaces, objects and areas, you reduce potential sources of stress and disease.
Winter Cleaning with Prestige Property Services
As a business, your main concern should be productivity and profitability, not housekeeping. Trust in professionals to keep your place clean this winter season.
When it comes to professional commercial cleaning, Prestige Property Services is unparalleled. Prestige Property Services caters to commercial clients in Los Angeles and Orange Country.
With over 15 years of experience, our company has a record of exceptional results and long-term relationships with clients. For affordable, high quality winter cleaning to keep your office in shape, trust Prestige Property Services. Call us at 714 224 0301 today!