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Why Your Business Needs A Commercial Office Spring Clean

(Guide + Checklist)

Published March 30, 2023 by Green Kleaning Services, LLC

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They say a tidy desk equals a tidy mind and for a good reason. Studies have shown that employees who work in a clean, clutter-free space are 15% more productive than their counterparts who keep a messy desk, and since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, workplace hygiene has never been more vital.

But taking out the trash once a week and dusting the desks every six months simply won't cut it for most commercial properties. If you really want to enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more productive workforce, you need to put at least one major cleaning of your commercial space at the top of your priority list. Even if you do have a regular cleaning service throughout the week.

Working with an expert cleaning team can revolutionize your employees' mental and physical health while making your workplace more aesthetically pleasing.

Here's why your workspace needs a commercial office spring clean and what to include in your cleaning plan.

What is a Commercial Building Spring Clean?

Many of us freshen up our homes when spring rolls around, whether we clear out our unused wardrobe or finally get around to cleaning behind hidden areas such as behind the couch or refrigerator.

Many office managers fail to consider that their commercial space requires that same treatment. A regular cleaning doesn't address many high traffic areas especially after the long winter months when a lot of cleaning tasks have been neglected.

A commercial spring cleaning is a deep cleaning of your commercial property, which involves everything from cleaning your carpets to dusting behind furniture and hard to reach places–such as light fixtures–removing debris, dirt, and dust that has collected from the past year.

The easiest way for offices to get foolproof results is by hiring a commercial cleaning service that offer various services such as carpet cleaning, floor care, window cleaning, and even pressure washing. Not only will they have the cleaning equipment to do the job properly, but they'll also be able to get results more quickly and efficiently than non-professionals.

The Benefits of Commercial Building Spring Cleaning

Improves First Impressions

Imagine you're meeting two potential customers for a new business deal.

One invites you into their office, which gleams with cleanliness. There's not a trace of clutter, and all refillable items are thoughtfully restocked, exuding freshness.

On the other hand, the second potential client's workplace greets you with a musty scent and a disheveled appearance. The lack of effort in refilling hand soap and paper towels in the bathrooms is evident.

Assuming both prospects possess identical qualifications and experience, with whom would you be more inclined to collaborate?

First impressions hold tremendous weight, whether it's an aspiring employee attending an interview or a promising customer paying a visit to your company's premises.

The presence of clutter and dirt can leave an unfavorable impression on many visitors, causing them to perceive your business as disorganized.

In fact, when papers are scattered about and crumbs reside on desks, concerns about the security of confidential documents may arise among customers.

Maintaining a clean and tidy office stands as one of the most pivotal aspects of leaving a positive impact on visitors.

When a potential sale hangs in the balance, why take any unnecessary risks?

Cleaning Prevents the Spread of Disease

The average office desk harbors 100 times more germs than a kitchen table and 400 more than the average toilet seat. With such a lack of importance put on workplace hygiene, it's no wonder that office workers find themselves unwell so often.

In fact, workers that are exposed to a clean workplace take an average of 24% fewer sick days than those who aren't. Regular office cleaning can reduce the number of absences in your workplace, as well as keep your employees generally happier and healthier.

Increases Productivity

More productivity means more profits, so the more productive your employees are, the better your business's bottom line. The overall ambiance of a workplace can affect your employees' ability to concentrate. Also, general clutter can make important documents harder to find, slowing down the rate at which tasks get completed.

Boosts Employee Morale

It may seem trivial, but spending time in a clean space that smells great and looks even better is good for your mental health. By improving employee morale, you can reduce staff turnover, minimize absences, and cultivate a workforce that works harder and makes fewer mistakes.

Increases the Lifespan of Equipment

Having dust and dirt particles hanging around your office space isn't just bad for the health of your employees; it's bad for your electronics, too. The easiest way to reduce procurement costs and minimize the chance of sudden, costly damage, prioritize the cleanliness of your electronics.

Creates Extra Storage Space

Once a space becomes cluttered, knowing where to start in the clean-up process can be difficult, leading to a long-term accumulation of unsightly clutter and mess. With the help of an annual spring cleaning, you can keep clutter at bay, opening up more opportunities for places to store valuable documents, equipment, and other office supplies.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Not sure what to ask for? Here's a handy checklist of tasks to tick off:

  • Empty the trash and replace the bin liners

  • Clean windows inside and out

  • Clean, disinfect, and polish sinks, toilets, countertops, and urinals

  • Clean and polish mirrors and chrome surfaces

  • Clean and refill soap, tissue, and paper towel dispensers

  • Sanitize doors, door handles, and light switches

  • Wipe appliances with a damp cloth

  • Clean the inside of the refrigerator and microwave

  • Clean and sanitize chairs

  • Vacuum mats, carpets, and upholstered furniture

  • Clean Carpets

  • Vacuum, mop, and sweep hard flooring

  • Vacuum hard-to-reach corners

  • Disinfect and polish water fountains

  • Move large items of furniture to vacuum and wipe down underneath and behind

  • Dust all horizontal surfaces

  • Dust vents, lights, blinds, shelves, chair and table legs, cabinets, and sides of desks

  • Wipe and sanitize all telephones

Supercharge Your Productivity Today

When it comes to a clean office, you've got two choices. Leave your work environment as it is and risk employee illness, poor productivity, and the loss of potential clients. Or undertake a deep cleaning, leaving your employees feeling healthier and happier and supercharging your sales.

However, whether you don't have the time to undertake a deep clean yourself or you want it done to the highest quality, it's time to call in Green Kleaning Services.

We are a commercial cleaning company with years of experience transforming workplaces just like yours. Increase productivity and get back a more pleasant workspace when you opt for a spring cleaning of your premises.

Ready to discover your company's full potential? Get in touch today for a free consultation or a quote.


1. How often should an office be cleaned?

It depends on the size of the office, the number of employees, and the nature of work, but generally, offices should undergo a thorough cleaning daily with deeper cleaning services scheduled weekly or monthly.

2. How can we encourage employees to maintain office cleanliness?

Educate your employees about the benefits of a clean office. Encourage them to keep their personal workspaces tidy and have cleaning materials readily available.

3. What should be included in a professional office cleaning service?

Professional cleaning services typically include dusting, vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, restroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, and waste removal. Make sure they also cover the often overlooked areas discussed in this article.

4. Are there specific cleaning products best for office use?

Choose cleaning products that are effective yet gentle, and consider those with a minimal environmental impact. Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using any cleaning product to ensure effectiveness and safety.


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