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3 Reasons to Spring Clean your Workplace

September 17th, 2019 | 4 min. read

3 Reasons to Spring Clean your Workplace

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If you employ the regular services of a commercial cleaning company, you may think that a detailed “spring clean” is an unnecessary expenditure for your business.

However, unless your cleaning contract specifically includes the provision of deep cleaning tasks several times a year, your workplace may not be as clean and hygienic as you think.

In this blog post, the cleaning pros at In-Tec share their top 3 reasons to arrange a thorough workplace spring cleaning.


How often should you clean your workspace


Tackle those nasty allergens

Nestled deep in the fabrics of carpets, chairs, curtains and any other soft furnishings around the typical workplace environment, dust mites love to thrive in warm conditions.

They feed on discarded human skin, dust, and other microscopic food sources such as pollen and fungal spores. Dust mites don’t bite or sting. However, their bodies contain a strong allergen, and they also shed droppings and skin.

Dust mites are the most common allergen source in humid areas of Australia, such as coastal cities and towns. As these pests multiply, dust mite allergy sufferers will experience symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, wheezing and eczema.

Whilst thorough vacuuming cleans some of the 1,000 allergen waste particles a single dust mite produces, it’s nearly impossible to remove all allergens.

With a gram of dust containing as many as 1,000 dust mites and 250,000 allergenic dust mite faecal pellets, you’ll need professional steam carpet cleaning to really help manage the problem.

Steam Carpet Cleaning Workplace Spring Cleaning

Unlike vacuuming alone, steam cleaning is powerful enough to remove:

  • Dust mites
  • Mould and mildew
  • Grass and tree pollen
  • Unpleasant odours
  • Fleas and their eggs
  • Pet dander

A periodical deep carpet clean will help to significantly improve the quality of air in your workplace, keeping your employees happy and healthy. Plus, it will prolong its lifespan and make your carpet look brand new!

Improve the hygiene in your kitchen

Is your communal kitchen verging on becoming a health hazard?

When was the last time someone threw out all that spoiled food in the back of the fridge?

Each year in Australia there are about four million cases of gastroenteritis due to food poisoning which occurred at either home or work. The cost due to medical care and lost work productivity is estimated at $1.3 billion. Unhygienic preparation surfaces and poor food storage are the cause of most of these cases. 

To ensure safe food handling in your workplace, everything that comes in contact with food must be kept clean — including the refrigerator. Even in the cold environment of a fridge, food can go off and bacteria can rapidly contaminate other items.

Fridge Clean Workplace Spring Cleaning

A spring workplace clean is a great opportunity to thoroughly scrub your fridges in order to remove built-up stains and soiling.

The inside and outside surfaces should also be disinfected, paying particular attention to all handles and fittings as they are commonly the most germy surfaces in a kitchen.

Perhaps most importantly, fridges need to be emptied of all that long forgotten food. If it’s out of date, it belongs in the bin. 

So a good deep clean of your kitchen fridge will keep the germs at bay and cut down on employee sick days.

Refresh the exterior of your building

It’s all well and good to scrub the interior of your workplace from top to bottom during a spring clean, but the exterior of your business probably needs some attention too.

Dirt and grime build up on just about every outdoor surface over time. So there’s a good chance that your workplace is looking a bit neglected from the outside if you haven’t arranged for it to be cleaned in a while.

The presentation of your buildings’ exterior can play an important role in influencing how visitors, clients, customers and even your team members perceive your business.

Exterior cleaning jobs you should look at arranging during a spring clean can include:

  • Pressure cleaning of your fascia, cladding and signage
  • Machine scrubbing of external tiles and pavers
  • Clearing gutters and downpipes
  • Removing rubbish and debris from garden beds and car parks
  • Pressure cleaning bins and bin areas

Machine scrubbing external workplace spring cleaning

Another spring cleaning job to get sorted is cleaning the outside of your windows. Nothing shows up the dirt and streaks on your windows like a beautiful sunny day, and nothing gives a worse first impression than filthy windows.

If your staff can’t see out of the windows when they are seeking some creative inspiration, productivity could suffer, and if they see grey, dirty glass every time they look up, that could have a lasting effect on morale.


How often should you clean your workspace


Does your workplace need a detailed spring cleaning? Let the In-Tec team take care of it for you

If you’re looking for an experienced commercial cleaning company with high attention to detail, get in touch with In-Tec today.  

In addition to our regular fully managed cleaning services, we also offer periodical cleaning services if you need those occasional “big ticket” spring cleaning jobs done.

Simply click here to arrange a no obligation quote.