When it comes to the cleanliness of an office building, having a regular cleaning schedule is very important. Depending on the size of the building and its occupancy level, there are certain considerations that need to be taken into account in order to ensure that the space remains both safe and hygienic. Certain parts of the office will also need to be cleaned more frequently than others, depending on what they are and what levels of traffic they experience. While the answer may vary from office to office, we’re going to take a look at what factors should be taken into consideration when deciding how often an office should be cleaned.


One very important factor to take into consideration is that large buildings with high foot traffic will require more frequent cleaning than smaller spaces with fewer occupants. Generally speaking, high traffic areas such as lobbies and stairwells should be vacuumed every day or at least multiple times a week. Commonly used surfaces like doorknobs and light switches should also be disinfected daily in order to prevent bacteria from spreading.


If customers are visiting your office building, you will probably be cleaning even more frequently than usual because you will want to make a good impression when they visit. An unclean workplace can really damage a company’s reputation in the customers’ eyes, so make sure that you are wiping down glass surfaces for smudges and fingerprints and that all surfaces are kept clean and uncluttered.


Regardless of traffic, carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week and deeper cleaned on a monthly basis. Bathrooms should be checked multiple times a day and regularly disinfected with an antibacterial solution. All other surfaces such as countertops, desks, and chairs should be wiped down at least once a week, or more often if they are used frequently.


Commercial cleaning companies will also be able to handle cleaning your office, and it is a really good idea to call them in for an initial deep clean. Once they have assessed your office space and have spent time providing you with a first clean up, they will be able to advise you as to what kind of maintenance cleaning schedule they can provide you with. Hiring a professional means that you will be receiving the best cleaning possible and that you do not have to worry about handling anything yourself. You can get back to business as usual in no time.

Overall, cleaning an office building should be done according to the size and occupancy level of the building. High traffic areas should be vacuumed at least daily, while surfaces like doorknobs should be disinfected multiple times a day. Carpets should be vacuumed weekly and deeper cleaned monthly, while all other surfaces such as desks and chairs should be wiped down regularly with a sanitizing solution. With proper maintenance, an office building can remain clean and inviting for everyone who uses it.