A business owner’s guide to office deep cleaning

Running a business comes with many responsibilities, so conducting a thorough office deep clean to maintain your work environment can often feel like your last priority. But this type of maintenance is an important task that can actually be costly if put off indefinitely.

Learn how incorporating office deep cleaning can add structure and savings to your property management approach.

What is an office deep clean?

When you think of regular cleaning, the tasks that most likely come to mind — emptying the trash, wiping down surfaces, and mopping or vacuuming floors — fall under “janitorial services.” 

In the same way that, at home, you wouldn’t steam your drapes as often as you wipe your kitchen surfaces, there are certain office chores that are only done during a deep clean. This is a great opportunity to make sure infrequently used equipment, surfaces, and office spaces stay in good condition.


How does office deep cleaning differ from commercial cleaning or janitorial services?

An office deep clean consolidates all the tasks left out of normal procedures into one process. And in some ways, this process combines aspects of commercial cleaning and janitorial services. 

But rather than only focusing on quick turnaround cleaning for daily messes — like janitorial services — a deep clean requires more time-consuming, detailed maintenance of both high-touch surfaces and those that don’t see frequent contact. 

And instead of only addressing specialized cleaning tasks — like commercial cleaning services — an office deep clean can include simple, yet time-consuming tasks, like scrubbing the inside of an office fridge or vacuuming underneath furniture that’s rarely moved.

How often does your office often need deep cleaning?

How often your office needs a deep cleaning will depend on:

  1. How quickly spaces accumulate grime and dirt.
  2. What your industry or local regulations require.
  3. Whether any of your equipment or materials need periodic sanitization for maintenance.

Of course, there are other times to conduct a full office deep clean, such as when you first set up your business. Commercial landlords often aren’t required to provide cleaning services in between tenants. 

Thoroughly cleaning the space when it’s empty will not only be much easier but starting with a fresh slate can also help your business to maintain your new workspace in the long term.

Your checklist for your next office deep clean

During your next office deep clean, make sure to:

  • Wipe down and/or vacuum hard-to-reach areas (light fixtures, behind office furniture, baseboards, windowsills, vents).
  • Clean hard floors (power washing outdoor flooring, steam-clean tile, and chemically clean hardwood floors).
  • Steam-clean or launder soft surfaces (carpets, drapes, upholstered furniture).
  • Sanitize the inside of kitchen appliances (ovens, fridges, microwaves).
  • Sanitize general office surfaces (doorknobs, desks, monitors, phones, keyboards, chairs).

How can your business handle its own office deep cleaning?

Many businesses can and do handle their own office deep cleaning, but that’s often not the most cost-effective way to make sure the work gets done efficiently and effectively.

While your staff may be able to handle these tasks, completing a deep clean thoroughly could take much longer — and therefore cost your business much more — than if the process was handled by professionals.

JK Janitorial can do office deep cleans and more

Instead of handling it yourself, hire JK Janitorial for efficient, thorough office cleaning. Considering the cost and the time savings to outsource all the work involved, it’s worth hiring professionals. 

And, at JK Janitorial, we do green cleaning by default, including for office deep cleans. Contact us today to get a quote for your office.

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