Commercial and Office Cleaning Solutions
One of the lesser known but no less vital jobs in the office is one that usually happens in the wee hours of the day or close to when the doors close; cleaning. Cleaning staff are always on hand although not always seen to deal with the usual buildup of dirt, stain, and grime that comes with people working in an enclosed space, and more than ready to intervene in case of an accident that ends up making a mess.
As you would expect, Office Cleaning has its own quirks and routines that are followed and can face anything and everything from a dusty floor to coffee stains to mishandled materials to spills. For the budding and would-be office cleaner, as well as the casual viewer that wants to be in the know, here are some of the more common surfaces that the average cleaner faces on the job, and the tools they use to deal with them.
Floors are usually made of tiles and unless there’s a substantially sized stain involved the main source of dirt is… well, dirt, dust, and grime – most of which hitched a ride on someone or other’s shoes on the way up. In smaller businesses or ones trying to save up money, sweeping it away with a broom to be collected and disposed of with a dustbin later, alternatively a vacuum cleaner is used, though this is rarer as most vacuums cause noise pollution and are a drain on the electric bill. For stains on the floor the immediate area is first softened up by an application of water, then an application of cleaning solution made of either soap or special cleaning agent, which is then mopped off and mopped dry.
Windows will get dirty even inside the building. Cloth and soap/spray will usually suffice to clean this surface of dirt and dust, however for more specialized or affluent outfits will usually spring for slightly more expensive gear. It is not uncommon to see cleaners use squeegees and special soaps to clean windows, even the inside surface will get this treatment. The special soap has a mix that does not foam or foams very little to keep the window clear, and the squeegee to simply wipe off the liquid cleaner. In case of stains, all-purpose cleaner or dissolving agents are applied first, and then it is cleaned as usual.
Lastly come common surfaces like window frames, desks, and cubicles. Almost all of these are cleaned in a similar manner; either with a damp cloth to absorb dust and dirt from these surfaces, and a dry cloth to wipe it clear. Alternatively spray-on all-purpose cleaner is applied first before being gently wiped away with a cloth.
There are other ways on how to clean specific surfaces, and get into hard to reach nooks and corners that most cleaners found out how to perform reach and make spotless through years of experience, but it is hoped that this short guide can give the would-be cleaner and the casual observer alike a starting point from where they can jump off of in the office cleaning assignment.