Cleaning an office floor
Working in a clean and comfortable office helps make the working day more pleasant and activities much more profitable. Cleaning an office, and in particular the floor of an office, especially if it is large and frequented by many people, is no small matter.
An office floor is a place that can get the dirtiest due to all the human traffic it endures, as there is an incredible amount of dirt on the soles of our shoes that ends up on an office floor.
In today’s article, we want to give you some tips to know how to clean an office floor correctly, considering some specific factors.
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One of the most important aspects when it comes to cleaning an office is that relating to floor cleaning: carpeting, parquet and tiles are coverings that require the use of suitable and specific products to be able to sanitize in a profound way without damaging the material. Let’s see below the most suitable ways to proceed with cleaning an office floor.
We always recommend that office cleaning be done during off-peak hours when workers are away. This can then occur at mealtimes, in the early morning or late afternoon. In this way, it will be possible to clean a large surface area more effectively, as there will not be too many elements that hinder cleaning and employees will not be disturbed during their most productive hours.
The flooring material
The type of products or machinery used to clean office floors depends a lot on the material from which the surfaces are made.
Stoneware, marble, parquet, and carpeting… require specific cleaning and maintenance techniques.
If the floor is carpeted, you’ll need a powerful vacuum cleaner followed by steam cleaning to disinfect and remove stains.
On a parquet or stoneware-type floor, the mop can only be used after removing the most superficial dirt, but always very well wrung out without excessive water.
In the event that the flooring is made of marble, it is important to avoid the use of bleach, since being such a porous material it could end up being damaged.
As you can see, each material has its own requirements and you need to know them perfectly to avoid damaging the floor and to ensure quality cleaning.
We tend to think that it is best to use bleach so that everything is well disinfected and clean, but not all materials are resistant to these types of abrasive products. It is therefore very important to use specific products for each flooring and thus avoid damage.
Office Carpet floor cleaning
Keeping an office floor from getting excessively dirty is also part of its cleaning and maintenance and this can be achieved by using carpets at the entrance to the office. If every employee scrubs their feet thoroughly on a heavy-duty, high-bristle carpet before they go to work, you can significantly limit the amount of dirt on the floor.
If an office floor needs to be cleaned when employees are inside, it is very important to use visible signs of work in progress. In this way, employees can decide to take an alternative route so as not to hinder cleaning activities and even avoid slipping if the floor is wet.
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Disinfect the floor
Proper cleaning, to eliminate germs and bacteria, involves at least three steps:
The first is the mechanical cleaning of dirt: you always have to vacuum or sweep.
After this phase we move on to a degreasing product or a simple detergent (it is not yet the time to use a disinfectant): going over it with a cleaning product is essential to remove that first layer of dirt which would otherwise become a type of protection against viruses and bacteria. If you do not pass this type of product, disinfection will be ineffective.
The last step is to use disinfectant. Depending on the type of flooring, it will be necessary to use the product. If you decide to use bleach, it must be fragrance-free, respecting the recommended dose. It is very important to mix it with cold water as if done with hot water, the chlorine evaporates and does not act as a disinfectant. In the case of alcohol, it must be isopropyl alcohol, which is ideal for cleaning upholstery and floors. However, not recommended for natural wood or marble.
it is very important to respect what is recommended on the label of the product we are going to use. There are some disinfectants that need a certain number of minutes to perform their action, for some it is necessary to rinse it, and for others, it is not necessary. Cleaning of this type in our homes must be done at least once a week. Obviously, it also depends a lot on our habits.
As we have seen, to clean a floor correctly without damaging it, it is important to know which products and equipment to use. If you want to have a clean floor, shiny sanitation, and a clean office, rely on professionals in the sector. Contact us for a completely free quote!