The COVID-19 Pandemic is keeping employees out of the office and working remotely, but that doesn’t mean we should completely forget to clean the office! While bringing in a professional cleaner can be expensive, it’s an investment in your health, as well as your employees. Once you’ve had the office cleaned and you’re ready to return back to the office, utilize the below procedures to ensure your office stays clean.

Start with a Clean Space

Lingering messes (leftover food, trash on desks, dirty dishes in the dishwasher, etc.) make cleaning an office that much more difficult. Once you’ve cleared any clutter and debris, start by sanitizing surfaces with disinfectant wipes or spray and ensure these surfaces are wiped down frequently throughout the day.

Utilize a Bleach Mixture to Wash Floors

Shoes track a plethora of nasty things into and throughout your office throughout the day. At the end of each day, clean the floors throughout your office with 1 cup of beach mixed with 5 gallons of water. This will help reduce germs and bacteria from being tracked throughout the office.

If you have hardwood floors in your office, utilize a white vinegar and water mixture (half a cup to one gallon of water) to keep your floors clean and sanitized without ruining the finish.

Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide

While this takes more time, utilizing hydrogen peroxide to clean your office will eliminate any germs and bacteria that has built up on surfaces in your office such as sinks and countertops. To clean, pour the hydrogen peroxide directly on the surface and let it soak for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing the area and rinsing with water.

Have Your Employees Wash Their Hands Consistently

The number one way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is by thoroughly washing your hands on a regular basis. Always make sure employees are washing their hands when entering and exiting the office, and throughout the day.

Having hand sanitizer available for employees to utilize throughout the day is also extremely beneficial.

If you’re planning your employees return to the office, our team at Ideal Office Solutions can help with all of your office design needs. Contact us today at (978) 327-5327 to learn more.

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