7 Items Most Businesses Forget To Clean And Why They Matter

We are certain that the vast majority of business owners take the cleanliness of their business premises seriously and act to ensure that regular cleaning takes place within them. Be that to create a great first impression to visitors, to ensure their staff are happy and healthy, or simply because it is the right thing to do, does not matter. What does matter is that their business premises are cleaned.

The fact that not every business owner gets the cleaning 100% correct is another matter, which can occur for a couple of reasons. The first is, instead of hiring commercial cleaners to take on their commercial cleaning needs, they employ one or more cleaners, who, whilst they may work hard, likely do not have the same expertise as professional commercial cleaners.

Another issue is that if they do employ cleaners in-house, is they may be failing to clean everything that needs to be. Specifically, several items within business premises are often forgotten about. We have listed seven of them below, along with reasons why they must be cleaned effectively.

#1 Door Handles

It Matters Because…

…surface contact areas that are touched by numerous people are the most likely to spread germs, bacteria and even viruses, as the recent Coronavirus pandemic proved. Wiping door handles should be done daily at the very least.

#2 Keyboards

It Matters Because…

…research has indicated that a keyboard in an office will have four hundred times the level of bacteria that some toilet seats have. (Not a nice thought as this is being typed, to be honest) This is especially an issue where a keyword is used by more than one employee and is, therefore, a prime spreader of germs.

#3 Air Vents

It Matters Because…

…whether part of the heating system, cooling system, or both, the vents collect dust, pollen, and other fine particles, which can subsequently be blown into working areas. If you have employees with allergies or respiratory conditions, this can make them ill and increase sickness absences.

#4 Stairways

It Matters Because…

…stairways are something else that lots of people use and are thus hotspots for dirt, grime, and germs. Whether it be dirt that falls from people’s shoes, a virus breathed out as they climb the stairs or germs individuals transfer from holding the railing, these are all prime reasons why regular cleaning of stairways is essential. One last point is that dirty stairs are a poor first impression for visitors.

#5 Ceiling Fans

It Matters Because…

ceiling fans are magnets for dust but because they are high and the top surfaces of the blades are almost impossible to see, people do not realise that those blades are covered in dust. When the fan is switched on, it creates an unhealthy environment as dust spreads into the air and onto other items within the room.

#6 Rubbish Bins

It Matters Because…

…specifically, we are talking about the inside of rubbish bins and the debris and liquid that leaks out of the rubbish bag. These can soon rot, attract bacteria, and give off an unpleasant odour.

#7 Plants

It Matters Because…

…if you do not care for plants properly, they can soon become infested with pests as well as become grimy with their leaves covered in dust. Spray them with pest controllers and wipe the leaves if you can.