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Your Guide to Creating a Deep Cleaning Schedule

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Daily vacuuming is one thing, but how do you keep your building in tip-top shape over time? By getting periodic, professional deep cleaning services. They are vital to maintaining safe, sanitary conditions, as well as preserving indoor air quality and a building’s overall appearance.

We know that budget is a primary consideration when scheduling routine maintenance, including deep cleaning, but neglecting this maintenance could cost you serious money in the long run. If you’re tempted to skip cleaning to save a little dough, weigh the consequences first. Taking certain areas out of rotation may hurt the company’s bottom line. Mismanagement in commercial cleaning space could result in some backlash, and you’ll end up with more capital expenditure, buying new carpets, and replacing the grout. In other words, you’ll end up burning money on replacing something versus maintaining it.

Flooring

Dirt that settles into the carpet, for example, can damage fibers to the point of no return. To avoid replacing carpet altogether, schedule deep cleaning based on foot traffic through each area. High traffic areas require deep cleaning each month while low- to medium-traffic zones may only need yearly or quarterly service, respectively. Carpet detailing involves a hot water extraction method that removes caked-on grime and debris, leaving your carpets looking fresh and improving air quality.

Carpet isn’t the only flooring that requires extra attention, though. Deep cleaning tile and stone floors get into the nooks and crannies where germs can accumulate. Dirt and bacteria tend to build up in the grout between ceramic tiles, and removing it is a job for a cylindrical brush machine, not a simple mop. Specific service needs vary depending upon flooring type — for example, natural stone floors (marble, granite, and terrazzo). Prestige Maintenance USA may use diamond floor pads to remove scratches without the use of chemicals gently.

Bathrooms

Don’t forget the restrooms! Presentable restrooms are one of the most significant determining factors of your building’s aesthetic. Not to mention the possible health hazards that unsanitary facilities can cause. In addition to the floor care described above, deep cleaning of restrooms also involves sanitizing toilets, urinals, and frequent touch-points such as the sink and toilet handles, soap dispensers, and door locks. Light fixtures, vents, and all surfaces should be free of any build-up, smudges or residue. For the best results, we recommend steam cleaning.

Frequency

So how often should your building be deep cleaned? It’s standard for most public buildings to get a deep cleaning every quarter, but that time frame varies based on a couple of factors. For a high-end space — the corporate office of a luxury brand, for example — this type of maintenance may occur more frequently, in keeping with the company’s standards of appearance. A smaller value brand, on the other hand, could potentially get by with deep cleanings every six months.

Geography matters too. Buildings above the snow belt, regions with heavy snowfall, need more frequent cleanings than those down South. That’s because, during winter, building guests and occupants track in snow and other debris; a thorough deep cleaning rids the facility of excess dirt and bacteria that have built up over the season.

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