Countless offices in the UK are currently empty or almost empty, while personnel follow Covid-19 restrictions and work from home. One of the things companies can do in the interim is to arrange thorough deep cleans of premises. Or, make arrangements for the great day when life (and work) returns to normal.
Let’s explore what’s involved in deep cleans and tackling pollutant build-up in unused offices
The deep cleaning processes
The Coronavirus protection protocols have in many ways already been covered by firms offering health and safety orientated clean-ups. They already have both the necessary equipment and fluids, and the skills, to create hygienic finishes on any surface; from the deepest lobby carpets to expensive and complex equipment.
What does ‘deep clean’ actually mean, though? It goes beyond the standard office cleaning tasks and looks at places where dirt, grit, grease and other substances can settle and build over time. Possibly the places even the most scrupulous in-house cleaners forget to look!
This can include, for instance, the blades of ceiling fans, mouldings between walls and ceilings, around baseboards and under office furniture that is rarely moved.
Some of the worst places ‘nasties’ can lurk are not necessarily your office toilets. Think for a minute about door handles, bannister rails and light switches! How many times do they get touched, compared to how many times they get a professional clean-up?
Getting offices back up and running
This virus has confirmed that keeping workplaces hygienically clean should be standard practice to guard against unexpected enemies.
Please don’t imagine that having an office that’s unused means a quick tidy and dust will get it back operational once the restrictions end. It is vital to book a deep clean of empty office space, just before staff return.
One of the perils of empty buildings is the lack of ventilation which can cause unhealthy moulds to build up, especially in pockets of condensation. These – like other office pollutants – are not always visible to the untrained eye.
How to arrange deep cleans and post-virus cleans
The team at Associated Cleaning Contractors completely understands the impact Covid-19 has had all sectors of the economy and society. If we can help to keep your business running with a deep clean – or get it ready when restrictions are lifted – we are happy to discuss fees that are affordable to your organisation. Contact us to arrange a free quote.