Office is always a crowded place – filled with busyness, tension, and above all, clutter. It’s always a mess when it’s a busy day, and usually, it’s hard to keep up with the overall look of the office. With the neglect it gets and the pile of dust and clutter that happened over months of busyness, it’s not a shock if there are a lot of locations and places that are left out when cleaning.
Why you should not overlook these places
While it may be something you don’t usually interact with, it’s important to keep them clean like any items and places in the office. The layers of dust that will sooner or later accumulate on neglected surfaces will soon cause a problem for your employees. Not only does it cause them discomfort, it will also be a cause of respiratory disease in the office. While you may vacuum the furniture without fail daily, it also needs to be deep cleaned by cleaning professionals to keep the accumulated dirt and dust in bay.
The commonly missed out areas in the office
- Vents. These keeps the office well ventilated (thus the name) so the circulation of the air is not constricted and it flows without hindering it. But when the weather gets so cold, it gets neglected and it will sooner accumulate dust and allergens that would result in a sneezing and coughing fest in your office. Aside from handing tissue boxes, you can deep clean it at least thrice a year to make sure there is no thick layer of dust blocking the airflow.
- The wall and floors under and behind heavy items. In all honesty, no cleaning staff would regularly move heavy items like the copier machine and the heavy file drawer just to clean the dust and weird accumulations under and behind it. While these places may be least to no interactions, it should still be cleaned to avoid the layering of dust that will make people sick.
- Light fixtures. Have you noticed those tiny dots that accumulate on the centre of the lighting fixture? Those things are bugs. Dead bugs. In order to properly restore the shine and the brightness, you need to have them cleaned and wiped – making sure that it restores the old gleam and brightness it had before. Or you can schedule proper cleaning to ensure that there will be no dust and dead bugs buildup.
- Hanged decor. There are items like paintings and photos that occupy one of the walls in the office, and these are the most ignored items in the list. While it is daunting and tiring to remove the pieces one by one, it should be cleaned properly and carefully wiped to restore the shine and avoid the accumulation of dust.