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Why Do You Need to Schedule Planned Maintenance for Your Office?

A Few Facts and Figures That Will Let You Understand Just How Important Office Maintenance

When I said that I cleaned my office, I just meant that I made a path from the door to my desk.

Let’s be honest, a lot of our offices have cleaning staff who swear by the above quote. That is if you’re lucky enough to work in an office that has cleaning staff. Most of the offices these days are leased out commercial spaces by construction companies that only care about their rent and profits. Even if your company has its own office, and has a dedicated, meticulous cleaning staff, here are a few facts and figures that will let you understand just how important office maintenance is.

More than 20 thousand germs per square inch live on your keyboard, mouse, and office chair.

An average office worker’s desk has around 10 million bacteria. That’s 100 times more than a kitchen table or 400 times more than a toilet seat!

Only about 20 percent of people who eat at their desk clean it before having their food.

In the absence of daily sanitization, the count of surface area bacteria increases by 30 thirty every day.

As is apparent now, it is absolutely essential for you to have daily office cleaning. It is beneficial for the health of you, your employees, as well as your business. Would you like to do business with a company that had a messy office? The state of a company’s office reflects the state of the company’s business.

Having a planned schedule for preventive maintenance of your office is something that you should invest on. In fact, a recent study found that preventive maintenance results in a 545 percent return on investment to companies on average. Those kinds of numbers are worth investing for, aren’t they?

So what is preventive maintenance, anyway? Preventive maintenance is maintenance that is done regularly, while the equipment is working. It is done to make sure that it does not break down or get worn out before time and/or unexpectedly. It increases equipment and asset life and boosts efficiency, profitability, and overall productivity. Most companies these days employ the services of commercial office cleaning agencies that do everything, from taking care of daily cleaning to scheduling planned maintenance drives for your office.

Here is a maintenance checklist for your office that you can freely peruse the next time you need to schedule a planned maintenance drive for your office. It factors in all the components of a regular office and makes sure that you don’t ignore any element.

  • Cleaning and vacuuming of all floor areas to remove the debris. The floor areas include tiled, marbled and carpeted areas. While it is easy to clean marble and tiled floors, carpets can become a storehouse of dust and germs if they’re not vacuumed and shampooed often. There are a number of commercial carpet cleaning services that will do this for you in the most professional way. It is best to employ their services.
  • Mopping of hard floored areas with disinfectants.
  • All glass areas need to be wiped with a good quality glass cleaner.
  • Door handles, light switches, and baseboards must be wiped with a wet cloth and some soap. These elements are often ignored, which leads them to become breeding grounds for germs. As they are frequently used by everyone, they also contribute towards communicating these germs (and therefore, diseases) from person to person.
  • Emptying of waste bins, and replacing the liners. The waste bins should also be washed if needed, especially if there was wet waste involved.
  • Cleaning and sanitization of all basins, toilets, fixtures, doors, and door handles in the washrooms. Their sides should also be sprayed with a spray disinfectant.
  • Soap dispensers should be refilled.
  • Empty and disinfect the refrigerators in your office.
  • Vacuuming of all vents.

Keep this list in mind the next time you schedule a planned maintenance in your office. Give this list to your office cleaning service and you’ll be assured that you leave no stone unturned in making your office spick and span!

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