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Most offices are cleaned often, if not daily, the floor is mopped, desktops are wiped, countertops in the kitchen are sanitised and cleaned, utensils are not left on desks, a clean kitchen sink, well organised cabinets and many more. However, there are some areas in the office that are covered with dust, dirt, grime and grease. These are areas that are less visible and easily blend into the environment, or hard to reach areas during cleaning. Just because these areas are out of sight, they should not be left out of mind. Make efforts to regularly clean the overlooked areas to avoid a pile of germs and dust in your office space. Eight of the most overlooked areas in your office when cleaning include:

1) Blinds and curtains

It is not very easy to overlook a window glass that has stripes of dirty water or layers of dust. However, blinds and curtains in the office are mostly left for many months without cleaning especially if they do not have visible stains. For these reason, they end up covered with dust, debris, pollen and mould that will affect the air quality in the office.

2) Furniture and upholstery

Furniture and upholstery in the office are cleaned on a basis of, ‘if they look dirt’ situation. However, it is very hard to tell when your couch in the lobby, or the leather office chairs in the conference rooms are covered with layers of dust. Office furniture also includes your cubicle partitions that are made of fabric capable of collecting germs and dust very easily. Regular cleaning of the office furniture and upholstery will reduce the rate at which diseases such as common cold spread in the office.

3) Under office furniture

Some of the office furniture such as desks, couches or seats can be too heavy to move during cleaning. Therefore, the spaces under these furniture are overlooked and left for a long time without cleaning. A regular clean-up of the space under the chair spaces will reduce dust particles in the office. While cleaning the floor space under the furniture, it is also important to wipe the bottoms of each chair and remove cobwebs and insect trails.

4) Fans and air conditioners

Fans and air conditioners are hard to reach and mostly overlooked during cleaning. If you go for months without cleaning your fans and air conditioners, chances are they are covered with layers of dust, mildew and mould. This means that every time you turn the fan and air conditioner on, you are spreading dust all over the office space. This could be the reason there are so many allergic reactions in your office.

5) Computers and telephone

Computers and telephones are always right in front of us. However, these crucial office equipment are always overlooked during cleaning and end up covered with dust. As often as the floor is mopped in the office, computers and telephones should be wiped too. This will not only enhance a clean work space but also reduce functionality problems down the line.

6) Refrigerator

This is one of the most used appliance in the office during breaks. It is very possible to have stained, fridge covered with mildew and crumbs. The office refrigerator, interior, exterior and the space under it, should scrubbed and sanitised often using healthy cleaning products.

7) Lights and light switches

Lights are mostly out of sight that it is so hard to notice layers of dust covering them. Light switches and door knobs are also overlooked during cleaning, yet they are touched regularly by different people. To prevent spreading of germs in the office, have the light switches and door knobs regularly cleaned and sanitised.

8) Trash can

While most probably you always empty the trash can daily, do you clean the trash can? Whenever you change the inner lining of the trash can, it is important to spray it with an antibacterial solution and to clean it with soap and warm water often.

For your office cleaning needs, contact us at Evolving Cleaning. We are a professional cleaning service provider committed to provide outstanding commercial cleaning services. We clean thoroughly and deeply to offer the best without overlooking some areas in the office. In addition, we use safe and environmental friendly cleaning products. Contact us today for your office cleaning needs.

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Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price

Jennifer Price is the Client Happiness Manager at Evolve Cleaning. She dedicates herself to managing healthy business relationships while prioritising her client's commercial cleaning interests are met with each and every clean. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she lives and breathes cleanliness, hygiene, sustainability and has a huge love for dogs.