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How Often Your Office Should be Cleaned or Disinfected

How Often Should My Office Be Cleaned & Disinfected?

In the age of the Coronavirus, all business owners have become hyper-vigilant about cleaning. If you work in an office, it is natural to wonder how much you should be wiping down objects and sanitizing surfaces. While the nightly cleaning crew may have once seemed sufficient to keep your property neat and tidy, you may now be wondering whether this service is truly enough to get rid of dangerous germs and viruses.

Fortunately, FP Property Restoration provides commercial cleaning and disinfecting services. When it comes to offices, our cleaning and disinfection pros have the training, skills, and tools to ensure your space remains sanitary and beneficial for the health and well-being of employees and clients alike. Determining how often an office should be cleaned and disinfected in the time of COVID-19 may be difficult, but fortunately, our professionals are here to break down everything you need to know for your property.

How to Tell When Your Office Needs Professional Cleaning & Disinfecting:

  1. Your Office Building/Office Building is Extremely Large: If you are the only office in one small building, you probably do not need to have your property professionally cleaned and disinfected too regularly. The opposite goes for large offices/offices in larger facilities. More cleanings are also important for offices that share kitchen and bathroom space. In general, if you work in an office where employees basically come in, go past reception, and just travel between their desks and the breakroom, you will not need frequent cleaning and sanitization. On the other hand, offices that are huge, with a lot of employees, or that are located in buildings where a ton of people are constantly moving around, should be cleaned regularly.
  2. People Are Always Coming In and Out of Your Office: For many businesses, it is vital to have clients/customers come in every day. This may mean people congregating in your lobby, using your restrooms, sitting on furniture, grabbing food from your kitchen, or gathering in conference rooms and other places where germs can easily be spread. These spaces should be cleaned daily in order to keep those visiting and those working in your office happy. You should also consider periodic deep cleaning and disinfecting from a professional company, just to ensure no one has brought any dangerous bacteria or viruses in with them. This is especially true of buildings that hold medical offices, where sick people may be visiting every day, and for buildings that children tend to frequent, as schools are notorious breeding grounds for germs. And remember, restroom cleaning is particularly important for offices with lots of visitors, as they are already prone to being unsanitary, and the more they are used, the more unsanitary they are likely to be.
  3. Employees Frequently Get Sick: If you find out someone in the same building as you are – even if they work completely on the other side of it – recently contracted a viral disease like COVID-19, call for sanitizing service ASAP. Whether you have had this done recently or not, it never hurts to be extra safe when it comes to dangerous pathogens. The same can be said for virtually any illness that can travel around your office. Consider flu season, where one person gets sick and then everyone does. Even a traveling cold can be a major nuisance and significantly affect your business’s productivity. This goes doubly true if you have any immunocompromised people in your office, so always call for professional disinfection and cleaning if there has recently been a lot of employees out sick at your company. Remember, a healthier office is a more successful office, and you can make your place of business more pleasant for everyone by doing things that lead to a healthy environment. Try to create space for natural light rather than fluorescents, install a purifier or another device to strengthen indoor air quality, make sure your employees have enough healthy food to eat, get your team desk chairs with better support, and even put in a gym if possible.

If you or someone you know has had even minimal contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, call FP Property Restoration right away for professional cleaning and disinfection at (888) 408-2335. You can also contact our experts anytime in case of an emergency.