Are you wondering how often should an office be cleaned?

Well, if you’ve ever worked in, managed, or even visited an office, you know that first impressions matter. A clean and tidy office can make a good impression on potential clients and customers, while a cluttered, messy, or dirty one can give off the impression of a lack of care.

But how often should an office be cleaned in order to make the best impression?

While there is no definitive answer to this question, Matrix Office Services will be giving you some guidelines you can use to come up with an office cleaning schedule that works for you.

General Office Cleaning (Daily)

General office cleaning is a blanket term for the day-to-day tasks that keep your office looking clean and professional, including:

  • wiping desks and surfaces
  • disposing of rubbish
  • vacuuming floors and carpets
  • replenishing supplies (e.g., toilet paper and hand soap)

At Matrix Office Services, we typically recommend that general office cleaning be done on a daily basis—especially in high-traffic areas. This ensures that your office always looks its best and that potential health hazards (e.g., mould and bacteria) are kept to a minimum.

How Often Should an Office Be Cleaned? Matrix Office Services Ltd London

How Often Should an Office Be Cleaned? Matrix Office Services Ltd London

Window Cleaning (2-4 Times Annually)

The frequency of window cleaning will depend on a number of factors, including the type of business you run, the number of employees, and how often customers or clients visit your office.

At Matrix Office Services, we typically recommend that offices get their windows cleaned every 4 to 6 months in order to maintain a clean and professional appearance. If your business has windows in public-facing areas (e.g., lobbies and meeting rooms), we may even recommend monthly window cleaning.

Of course, if your business is in a high-traffic area or near construction sites, you may need to clean your windows more frequently in order to remove any dirt, dust, or grime that has accumulated.

Carpet Cleaning

Carpets are the norm in most modern offices. Without the proper care, they can become stained and matted, making your office look unkempt and unprofessional. To avoid this, it’s important to add carpet cleaning to your office cleaning schedule:

Carpet Vacuuming (Daily)

The first step in maintaining your office carpets is to vacuum them on a daily basis. This removes any surface dirt, dust, or hair that has accumulated and helps to prevent deeper stains from setting in.

Carpet Shampooing (1-2 Times Annually)

In addition to vacuuming, your office carpets should be shampooed on a regular basis. We recommend shampooing once every 6 to 12 months—depending on the amount of foot traffic your office receives.

Deep-cleaning your carpets will remove any built-up dirt and grime, and prevent them from looking worn or tired. It is an intrusive process, though. So, if you have clients or customers visiting your office on a regular basis, we recommend deep-cleaning your carpets when they are less likely to be in the office (e.g., over the weekend or after business hours).

How Often Should an Office Be Cleaned? Matrix Office Services Ltd Central London

How Often Should an Office Be Cleaned? Matrix Office Services Ltd Central London

Bathroom Cleaning (Daily)

Bathroom cleaning is an extremely important tool for preventing illness in the workplace.

Bathrooms should be cleaned and sanitized daily to maintain the hygiene of your office and the health of your employees. In addition to daily cleaning, we also recommend deep-cleaning your bathrooms at least once a week (or more frequently if they are in high-traffic areas).

Deep-cleaning tasks may include:

  • scrubbing toilets, urinals, and sinks
  • mopping floors
  • cleaning mirrors and fixtures
  • bleaching and disinfecting all surfaces

While general office cleaning is important for the appearance of your office, bathroom cleaning is crucial for preventing the spread of illness-causing bacteria.

Kitchen Cleaning (Daily)

If your office has a kitchen, it’s important to include it in your office cleaning schedule.

Like bathrooms, kitchens can become breeding grounds for bacteria if they are not cleaned on a regular basis. To prevent this, we recommend cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces—including countertops, appliances, and floors—on a daily basis.

How Matrix Office Services Can Help

At Matrix Office Services, we understand that every business is different and that each has its own unique cleaning needs. That’s why we offer customized office cleaning plans that are designed to meet the specific needs of your business.

To learn more about our services or to get a free quote, contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you develop a cleaning plan that is right for your business.