The cold conditions of winter bring complications to businesses regarding employee attendance due to inclement weather and becoming sick from colds and the flu.
However, a severe issue occurs in indoor environments when windows and doors are shut tight, trapping the dirt, dust and other pollutants inside.
This means that there must be extra emphasis on cleaning services to keep the office as free of potential contaminants that will negatively affect those with allergies and create a greater potential for spreading colds and the flu.
Here are some simple commercial cleaning tips that will help your janitorial services maintain a cleaner, healthier office environment during the cold winter months.
Protect the Parking Lot & Entrance to your Business
This means keeping the parking lot as free of snow, slush and ice as possible to avoid slips and falls that may cause injuries.
Plus, protecting the entrances with rugs and mats where those who enter can remove the snow, slush, and dirt before the come into the building.
The more you can keep the outside elements from entering the main areas of your office, the more likely that you can prevent excess moisture from creating mold and mildew which can have a detrimental effect on the indoor environment.
Regular Dusting & Mopping
Arguably the most efficient way janitorial services can the control the amount of pollutants in the air is by regularly dusting desks, tables, countertops, the tops of doors and then mopping the floors which will remove a considerable amount of particles from the air.
Regular dusting will bring the particles down to the floor where they can be mopped using natural cleaners which will greatly lower the pollutants in your office.
Regularly Disinfect the Office
While you cannot prevent a sick employee from coming into the building, you can help keep them from getting everyone else sick through proper cleaning services.
One of the best ways is by using an electrostatic spray system that disinfects the entire office.
Such systems are easy to use and take only moments to apply. The result is that your cleaning services will get rid of viruses, germs, and bacteria that cause all types of flu, colds, and illnesses from spreading.
Clean the Ducts & Maintain the HVAC System
Indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than the outdoor air because of particles trapped in your ventilation system.
It pays to have your HVAC ducts cleaned on an annual basis in the fall before winter conditions arrive.
Also, by regularly maintaining your HVAC system by replacing filters and worn parts before they can break will also help it run more efficiently.
Plus, it makes it more difficult for germs and bacteria to flow through the building.
However, the proper mopping of floors and vacuuming of the carpets will help keep down the amount of particles in the air.
Proper commercial janitorial services will help your office stay clean during the winter months and create a healthier environment inside.
Clean your Desk
Studies have shown a large accumulation of germs and bacteria present on mice and keyboards.
Wiping down your electronic devices can have a profound impact on your health, and the wellbeing of your fellow employees.
Only use disinfectant wipes certified for use with electronic devices to prevent damaging any equipment.
Clean up all the clutter where dust can hide and trap moisture and bacteria.
Thoroughly dust everything, top to bottom, especially the monitor to avoid issues with eye strain.
To learn more about how commercial cleaning services will benefit your business, contact us today for a free quote!
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