How often should your office be cleaned?

Working out a suitable frequency for your commercial cleaning is key to ensure that you can maintain both a hygienic and desirable environment for your staff to work in, but the big question is, how often is enough? 

The answer to this question will depend on several factors such as: the size of the office, daily foot fall, type of occupancy and the cleaning tasks required.

Office size / daily footfall 

When it comes to commercial cleaning, the size of the building and cleaning frequency are closely related. Typically, the larger the space, the greater the footfall which inevitably leads to increased use of communal areas such as bathrooms, toilets, and kitchens where hygiene is paramount, hence why a larger office will often opt for a daily cleaning service.

The type of occupancy

Is your office responsible for the cleaning of the toilets or is that provided by the landlord? If it’s the latter then you could feasibly consider less frequent cleans of your office space, with the exception of offices that operate “hot desking”. These require more frequent cleans typically daily to ensure that each desk is hygienic for the next user.

What cleaning tasks are required and how often

When scheduling visits with your commercial cleaners, the type of cleaning required is also a crucial factor to consider. Some cleaning tasks require daily or every other day attention, while others can be done on a weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis. To help you create a cleaning schedule, here is an example guide to get you started.

Daily cleaning

Regardless of the office size, there are several daily cleaning tasks that should be considered in every office. These include things like: 

  • Loading / unloading the dishwasher or washing up     
  • Wiping down the kitchen surfaces    
  • Wiping down of breakout area surfaces
  • Emptying of bins  
  • Wiping over bathroom counters and toilets 

Weekly or twice weekly cleaning

Some cleaning tasks can be done less frequently depending on your office. These tasks may include:

  • Wiping desks with disinfectant
  • Cleaning glass doors and large pane glass windows
  • Disinfecting hard surfaces
  • Sanitising kitchen thoroughly including appliances
  • Scrubbing toilets and basins
  • Thorough vacuuming of the carpets and mopping of the hard floors

Monthly cleaning

Monthly cleaning tasks tend to be more time consuming, but they are easier to manage if daily and weekly maintenance is kept up. These tasks may include:

  • Vacuuming under and behind large furniture
  • Cleaning out air vents / extractors
  • Spot cleaning walls 
  • Deep cleaning toilets
  • Deep cleaning fridges and microwaves

Deep cleaning

Lastly, there are deep cleaning tasks that you should schedule when needed. Some of the monthly tasks may of course fall into this category for your office but deep cleaning tasks often involve:

  • Cleaning the insides of the kitchen cupboards and drawers
  • Cleaning venetian blinds
  • Deep cleaning bins 
  • Deep cleaning inside dishwashers
  • Carpet cleaning 

Why Bother Cleaning provides bespoke regular commercial and deep cleaning services across Brighton & Hove. We have been delivering exceptional cleaning results since 2006 with a very happy and loyal client base. If you are looking to book in a deep clean or want a quote for a regular office cleaning service, please get in touch.