Winter is fading fast, and that means time to prepare for a good, solid spring cleaning.
When it comes to a commercial facility, spring cleaning refers to the upkeep of those spots around your building that don’t need regular cleaning but do need special attention after the cold months – months where visitors and employees are bringing snow and salt into the facility. For the most part, we’re talking about tough-to-reach and out-of-sight areas that don’t get much notice, but still get dirty.
Here are a few of the areas within a typical building that benefit from a yearly spring cleaning ritual:
Carpets take a beating in winter. Snow, ice, salt, mud and debris are brought in with every shoe that sets foot in your building. A thorough cleaning, especially of high-traffic areas, is a priority because it rejuvenates your carpet’s appearance, adds freshness to the air, and helps extend the life of your carpet. Tough stains are addressed, too, to prevent them turning into repair or replacement issues.
2. Floors: Those “Hidden” Spots
Regular cleaning takes care of the flooring people see, but spring cleaning is the time to “get moving.” That means moving desks, file cabinets, credenzas and large conference tables to get every last bit of dirt and dust. These are spots where dust bunnies and grime hide out, both of which contribute to allergic reactions, bacteria and germs. Cleaning these areas will also lend a fresh new smell to the office.
Winter snow and sleet leave a cloud of residue on windows, and this is the time to clear things up and let the sun shine in! Low windows that may be in contact with salt used to melt snow should get special attention.
4. High Dusting
Dusting those hard-to-reach areas – high beams, the tops of light fixtures, ceiling corners, air returns, and tops of doors – has a number of benefits, from improving the performance of your HVAC system to reducing allergens that can cause illness. Spring is the time for Jack’s to get up on the ladders and remove it!
Schedule your upholstery cleaning at the same time you do the other spring tasks to round out your spring cleaning plan. Removing dust, dirt, stains and grease from upholstery improves furniture’s appearance, extends its life and freshens the smell of the furniture.
6. Pressure Washing
Sidewalks never look worse than after the last snow of the season. A buildup of salt and sand, along with normal dirt and debris, detract from a professional appearance and leave a less-than-positive impression. Pressure wash your sidewalks, walkways, and outside walls for a “new and improved” spring image!
Jack’s has plenty of spring cleaning experience. We know where the dust and dirt hide, how to get to it, and how to get rid of it! Have us in and together we’ll pinpoint the areas that need sprucing up. Once that spring cleaning is done, you’ll feel like you’re walking into a brand new building!
Jack’s free Cleaning Assessment is a good starting point for your spring cleaning plan. It’s an opportunity to walk through your facility with a Jack’s manager and identify areas that need regular cleaning, and those that get a special spring cleaning. Click the image here to learn more!