The workplace is a second home to you and your team. You spend five days a week and up to 8-9 hours a day there. Just as you clean your home regularly, it’s important to do the same with your workplace. Aside from general cleaning, there are a few key areas that tend to get overlooked. We put together a list of 5 things you tend to forget to clean at your workplace.

  1. Door Knobs
    What’s something that every single person will be touching when they are entering and exiting an office? The doorknob! This is often overlooked as no one thinks to clean it regularly, when in reality – the doorknob holds lots of germs and bacteria. To ensure you are creating a clean and healthy work environment for your team, remember to clean the doorknobs regularly.

  2. Elevator Buttons
    Another thing that is often overlooked, but always being used by everyone is elevator buttons! Similar to doorknobs, the buttons hold lots of germs and bacteria. It’s important to regularly deep clean them so there are no lingering germs or potential illnesses that can be caught.

  3. Plants
    Plants are a great way to add greenery and colour to your workplace. Not only do they help to produce clean oxygen but they can also lift your spirits. The only downside to plants is that they can accumulate a lot of dust, which can be a trigger to those who are sensitive to dust. The best way to fix this is to regularly clean your plants by gently wiping them down.

  4. Kitchen Knobs and Cabinets
    The kitchen is often the heart of the office (besides the boardroom). It’s the place that everyone can get together for coffee breaks and lunch. Within the kitchen, there are lots of areas that can collect bacteria, germs and dust. The top of kitchen cabinets, fridges and microwaves often collect the most dust as no one thinks to clean it. Fridge handles and cabinet handles also collect bacteria and germs as they are used every day. Ensure you wipe them down regularly to disinfect and kill any lingering bacteria.

  5. Vents and Fans
    Within an office space, vents and fans play a large role as they provide air circulation. If they are not cleaned regularly, it can be harmful to your team. Dust, bacteria and cobwebs are often found within the interior and exterior of vents and fans. To ensure your office is getting clean air at all times, it’s important to regularly clean them. Otherwise, dust could be circulating in the office air, affecting those who are sensitive to dust.

As a team leader, your focus should be on strengthening your organization and ensuring you are providing a clean and healthy workplace to your team. If you have noticed a lack of cleanliness throughout your office, contact Master Care. With more than 30 years of experience, the team at Master Care is your trusted cleaning company. Not only are we a green cleaning company, but we work with you to design a customized janitorial and building maintenance plan. Contact us today for a free quote or consultation. Your clean office awaits!