For as long as most can remember, their mothers and grandmothers always did a thorough spring cleaning.  However, never do most of us remember hearing of a similar type of cleaning only in the winter months.  A good commercial cleaning in the winter months can have all the advantages and benefits that a spring commercial cleaning can—especially for an office or business.

Three main areas that should be kept mind during just such a cleaning are listed below.

1. Windows

We all hate to do windows. It is almost hardwired into our DNA.  However, the appearance of businesses or offices windows says a lot to customers—both potential and just passing by.  With the maintaining of your windows in a sparkling and clean appearance, you are creating a more professional appearance for your business.  As many of us know, during the brutal winter months, your windows are at the mercy of mother nature.  They are pelted with snow, exposed to driving rain, and let us not forget the blustery cold winds. 

Those businesses located at street level are the ones that can most benefit from keeping clean and tidy windows.  This being that foot traffic in front of your business will often base their first impression and whether or not they will do business with you by the cleanliness of your windows.  Other than customer appeal, routine window cleaning will prevent the build-up of dirt and grime in the corners of the windows, as well as on the window panes themselves, lessening the chance of a murky, cloudy appearance.

2. Surface Areas

Winter weather brings the spreading of germs, such as the flu and viruses.  During the cold and flu season, we as a people are becoming more and more conscious of preventing illness.  This is why is it crucial to step up your cleaning game, and include all the surface areas in your business or office when performing your winter cleaning.

Several areas are best to be placed at the top of the list to include in your routine, such as:

  • Desks
  • Doorknobs
  • Handles
  • Computers
  • Flat Surfaces

The rule of thumb is, the more highly used the area is, the more likely the spreading germs and illness.  Also, it is crucial to keep in mind that the clothes and tools used in your cleaning are kept separate.  The reason being that by keeping them separate, you are drastically cutting down on any possibility of cross-contamination that will only aid in the spreading of the nasty germs you are trying to prevent.  Be aware of any chance of cross-contamination between such areas as break rooms and restrooms, as these are some of the favorite breeding grounds of germs and bacteria.

3. Floors, Carpet, and Tile

Winter weather is very hard on the floors of any building.  When customers, clients, or employees enter the establishment, they are most assuredly tracking in snow, residual salt, as well as dirt and grime.  Filth is tracked onto any floor any time of the year, but during the winter months, the tracked in mess is quite a bit more damaging.

In an effort to minimize the damage, you need to cut down on the amount of slush and grime that gets tracked in.  The best way to do this is to make sure you have a rug or mat at the door.  When a customer or client enters your business, they will be able to wipe their feet, and leave most of the damaging materials on the mat, and not on your floor.