Check out our FREE Office Cleaning Checklist, previously exclusively for Vanguard Cleaning Systems of the Southern Valley customers.
Keep this handy and use it to ensure that your office building is receiving the care it needs to maintain a quality working environment.
Office Cleaning Checklist for Businesses
When establishing a quality office cleaning checklist, the first thing you need to do is break down tasks by importance and regularity.
The rate at which tasks are performed is directly related to the working environment, regulations, and traffic.
Implement office kitchen and refrigerator cleaning tasks where practical and relevant in your work environment.
Daily Cleaning Checklist
These are common, everyday tasks.
Their purpose is to maintain the healthy environment acquired via deep quarterly cleanings for as long as possible.
This schedule will also help keep your office tidy and organized, which will help with the mental wellbeing of your employees and the aesthetic appeal to customers.
- Dust furniture, desks, chairs, credenzas and cabinets.
- Empty waste containers and remove trash to the designated area.
- Spot clean entrance and interior glass and doors.
- Vacuum high traffic carpeted areas.
- Dust mop ceramic and resilient floor areas.
- Return chairs, furniture and waste containers to proper positions.
Weekly Cleaning Checklist
Weekly cleaning tasks are performed in addition to daily cleaning duties.
This schedule helps remove the accumulated dirt and allergens that plague Central Valley businesses, as well as disinfecting high-touch surfaces known to pass diseases throughout an office.
This time frame would also be ideal for cleaning out refrigerators and office kitchens.
- Dust window ledges and tops of partitions.
- Dust and remove debris from metal entrance thresholds.
- Clean and sanitize telephones, keyboards, and computer mice, as well as the area around the mouse pad where the hand commonly rests.
- Fully damp mop ceramic and resilient floors.
Monthly Cleaning Checklist
As with the weekly cleaning schedule, the monthly plan is performed in addition to weekly and daily cleaning duties.
The monthly cleaning schedule is the perfect time to address neglected areas that see little traffic, but are still exposed to the elements.
Use this opportunity to speak with your janitorial staff to identify supply needs, as well as improperly functioning HVAC equipment.
- Dust high-reach areas including shelves, ledges, vents and HVAC grills.
- Dust Venetian blinds.
- Remove cobwebs.
- Clean baseboards, carpet edges, and corners.
- Vacuum/Clean upholstered furniture.
Quarterly Cleaning Checklist
Quarterly cleaning schedules are different than our previous list.
Quarterly cleaning time is dedicated to deep cleaning carpets and rugs, as well as ‘spring cleaning’ every corner of your office.
Use this opportunity to rid yourself of accumulated junk and seasonal bacteria and germs, as well as prepare for the upcoming season.
If it’s starting to cool down, make sure to stock up on green cleaning and sanitation supplies to prevent the spread of germs.
If it’s starting to warm up, ensure the HVAC system is functioning properly, clean out the ducts, and get some fresh air blowing through the office.
Kitchen and Lunchroom Cleaning Checklist
For larger businesses, weekly cleaning of the common break room and dining areas will not be enough.
For businesses with ten or more office employees that frequent these shared areas, the following daily cleaning routine is advised.
Additionally, use this checklist for smaller office weekly kitchen cleaning duties.
- Damp wipe tabletops, counters, and exteriors of cabinets
- Empty trash containers and remove waste to the designated areas
- Wet wipe exterior and interior microwave ovens
- Vacuum carpeted areas
- Sweep or dust mop and wet mop resilient flooring
- Clean and sanitize sinks
- Wipe exterior refrigerator
Restroom Cleaning Checklist
Just like the kitchen and lunchroom checklist, the regularity of cleaning for the bathroom will depend largely on the amount of use.
If you have several employees, or your restrooms are even semi-publicly accessible, strongly consider implementing a daily cleaning check.
For smaller offices with very few (five or less) employees, you might be able to get away with weekly, but it is a good idea to check daily.
- Restock toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, and other supplies.
- Empty trash containers and remove waste to the designated areas.
- Sweep or dust mop, and wet mop and sanitize floors.
- Clean and sanitize restrooms.
- Clean and polish mirrors, glass and chrome.
A well-defined office cleaning checklist is a staple of a quality cleaning service.
Use the template to establish or improve your companies internal planning, or to keep tabs on your current provider.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of professional cleaning services for your business, contact us today for a free quote!
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