Monthly Archives: November 2014

Winter-Proofing your Business

Winter weather is right around the corner.  The New England climate and precipitation can be unpredictable and harsh.  While hardy New Englanders  know how to stay warm and  bundle up, don’t forget to winterize your workplace.  Here are some of our ideas for winter-proofing your business for safety and cleanliness.

  1. Duct Cleaning – Now that the heat is needed daily the duct work that brings the warmth to your office should be cleaned and checked seasonally for safety and for dusting.  Airborne bacteria, dust and mold can build up in the duct work and should be thoroughly cleaned
  2. Protect the floors – Whether your office has hard wood , tile or carpeting, keeping the floors spotless from the debris, mud, snow and dirt that is brought in from outdoors is just one of the things to consider when winterizing your business.  Regular cleanings, especially after storms is a must along with ensuring the floors are not slippery or unsightly.
  3. Sidewalk and Parking Lot winterizing – Snow, ice and salt are major parts of daily life here in New England.  Making sure your parking lot is free of hazardous conditions is important when hosting clients at your office.  Be sure to maintain the integrity of the outdoors as well as the indoors.  Professional cleaning indoors and out can make your business safe and inviting to clients and employees.

Forgotten Cleaning Spots

No one likes to hear, “You missed a spot!” when they have been dutifully cleaning whether it is the office or at home.  There are many spots however that most people, either accidentally or purposefully miss when cleaning.  Professional cleaners know not only how to clean but the where cleaning can sometimes be overlooked.  Getting all those nooks and crannies is important to keep the view of your business positive.  Let’s look at some of the places that many people miss when cleaning the office that could be detrimental to the way clients may perceive you and your company.

  1. Underneath furniture – While most clients will not move the furniture to check that it has been cleaned underneath, dust and dust piles can build up and create a dirty look around the footprint of your furniture.
  2. Behind Electronics – Most offices have desktop computers, servers, televisions, copiers and faxes that need cleaning behind and around to stop the build up of dust and dirt.
  3.  Light fixtures – These areas tend to be a haven for bugs and spider webs that can show up at inopportune times.  A thorough cleaning regularly will eliminate unsightly bug silhouettes
  4. Ceiling fans – Fans gather dust and can cause embarrassment if the dust flings off while a client is in the office.  Regular cleanings can stop the dust from building up on the blade.
  5. Baseboards  – An area that can gather dust and all sorts of stains are the baseboards.  Most people don’t even think about them until they start to notice the dirt and grim.
  6. Behind the toilets – The most overlooked area in the bathroom are the tiles and the floor behind the toilet.  This is mostly because they are hard to reach and require getting down on the floor to clean them.
  7. Plant Leaves – While plants can spruce up any office the leaves gather dust just like a piece of furniture.  While it is labor intensive, a damp cloth or a quick spritz of water can shine up the leaves and make a world of difference in the overall look of the office.