Facilities Management Cleaning: The Basics
An incredibly important, yet often overlooked, aspect of office and facility management is cleaning and maintenance. Xplor Recreation has compiled a short, quality guide to help facility managers keep their space neat and tidy.
What is facility cleaning?
Facility cleaning is the contracting of a company to work to provide experienced commercial cleaners to help keep your office building clean and tidy. These companies also typically provide the latest and greatest products and technologies to aid with their jobs, meaning you won’t have to purchase the supplies yourself.
Whether you have an office that needs cleaning or an industrial warehouse, facility maintenance and cleaning is there to assist you and your team with any maintenance related needs you may have.
The importance & impact of cleaning
Cleaning services, such as janitorial services, provide an extremely important facet of facility maintenance as it reflects the care that you put into your business to clients. One of the first things that people will notice when entering your establishment is what level of cleanliness that you make an effort to uphold, if your facility is dirty potential clients may choose not to do business with you.
Another important aspect of maintenance and cleanliness is sanitation. Due to the ongoing pandemic, janitorial services are more important than ever to ensure that the health and safety of both your employees and your clients remains optimal. It's important to ensure that any company you choose to carry out your cleaning is able to also sanitise the facility in order to stop potentially harmful bacteria in its tracks.
Types of facility cleaning
When it comes to facility cleaning, there is no one-size-fits-all. Depending on the type of facility that you are seeking to get cleaned you may need to have it cleaned on a daily basis, other types may only need to be cleaned on a weekly one.
Not only do the types of facilities differ, but there are also some facility maintenance and cleaning services who provide specific types of cleaning depending on the needs of their clients. Instead of just getting a typical, all-encompassing cleaning service done daily, it may be a better idea to get that done once every week or two and supplement it with specific cleaning services such as window or surface cleaning or even disinfection.
Other types of quality facility maintenance & professional cleaning include:
- Floor cleaning
- Carpet cleaning
- Sanitary cleaning
- Kitchen cleaning
- Deep cleaning
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What facility cleaning should include
While there are a wide variety of companies that offer facility cleaning services, with many specialising in specific facilities such as industrial warehouses, commercial buildings or even childcare centres, there are some core requirements that every cleaning service should provide.
A thorough facility maintenance cleaning will include the sanitisation of:
- Surface cleaning
- Floor sweeping & polishing
- Window cleaning
- Furniture & carpet deep cleaning
- Sanitary facilities, such as washrooms
Comprehensive cleaning processes can also include disinfection of high touch surfaces which is especially important at this moment in time.
How regularly should you clean?
It is recommended that you have cleaning services and maintenance take care of your facility on a weekly basis. This weekly, high-quality cleaning should include all of the previously mentioned areas, however, if you choose to do so, this regular cleaning can be done more frequently and even on a daily basis depending on the type of facility. For example, a daycare would require more cleaning on a consistent basis than a warehouse would.
It is also recommended that deep-clean services, as well as maintenance, be carried out on a monthly or yearly basis, once again depending on the type of facility that is being cleaned. This deep clean typically includes the carpets, walls and even the vents.
How to streamline facility cleaning
Facility maintenance and cleaning services don’t have to be a time-consuming chore. In fact, contracting and managing a cleaning service is made even easier with Xplor Recreation’s cost-effective software for office and facility managers, and their team. Xplor Recreation is here to help you with whatever your facility management needs may be.