Most offices have a regular cleaning schedule and a team of office cleaners they trust to get the job done right. A typical cleaning rotation will include tasks like vacuuming and mopping floors, cleaning the bathrooms, emptying the trash, and ensuring surfaces are sanitized and debris-free.

While these tasks are crucial to maintaining a clean and enjoyable working space, some cleaning tasks are easier to forget because they don’t need to be done regularly. Fortunately, we’ve made you a weekly and quarterly cleaning task checklist to keep your office in tip-top shape.

Office Cleaning Tasks to Perform Every Week

While daily cleaning tasks are easy to remember, additional tasks that should be performed weekly to ensure maximum hygiene are easily forgotten.

Here are a few chores to add to your weekly rotation:

Cleaning Out the Fridge

Leftover lunches, expired salad dressings, the occasional spill—the inside of your fridge sees its fair share of mess. Your shared office fridge should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis to ensure the ongoing health of all officegoers.

Our team recommends removing expired foods and disinfecting the interior and exterior services every week. It’s also smart to check that your fridge is running at an appropriate temperature, keeping food fresh and safe for consumption.

Disinfecting the Stovetop, Coffee Machine and Microwave

Stoves or hot plates, coffee machines, and microwaves see a lot of traffic throughout the week as hungry employees warm up their lunches and caffeinate themselves. Giving these areas a thorough wipe and spraying them with a disinfectant will go a long way to ensuring their overall safety.

Cleaning the interior of the coffee machine is important, too! We recommend looking up your model and learning the best way to keep it clean and in working order.

Dusting (Fans, Light Fixtures, Picture Frames, Computer Monitors, etc.)

While wiping down desks and countertops is a given, other dusty surfaces in your office space need your attention every week. Likely suspects include fans, light fixtures, picture frames, computers, computer monitors, and telephones.

Built-up dust and debris can affect the health of those working in your office space. Don’t risk a string of sick days—keep on top of that dusting!

Cleaning Blinds and Window Coverings

Another area of your office that may be overlooked is your blinds and window coverings, such as curtains and drapes. While blinds can be wiped down like other surfaces, curtains and drapes need to be laundered.

Talk to your cleaning team about maintaining the cleanliness of your window coverings, or give your local laundromat a call and inquire about their services.

Tasks to Perform Every Three to Six Months

Our team recommends completing the following tasks AT LEAST once every three to six months, if not more often if you have time for it. After all, the more regularly you clean your office, the better off your space will be!

Deep Carpet Cleaning

Any reliable cleaning company will ensure the carpets in your office are vacuumed at least a few days a week. However, vacuuming alone won’t remove built-up dust and other allergens—this is where carpet cleaning comes in.

A carpet specialist will have the heavy-duty steam cleaning equipment needed to clean your carpets thoroughly. Steam cleaning is the best way to remove dirt and help your carpets last for years.

General Facility Care LLC is very proud to provide high-quality carpet cleaning services, so if your carpets are due some TLC, be sure to get in touch with us and book an appointment today!

Cleaning and Disinfecting Office Chairs

You may have never considered just how dirty your office chairs can get, but without proper maintenance, they can become a hotbed for dirt and allergens.

You’ll be pleased to know that most standard office chairs are simple to clean—a quick vacuum and disinfectant will go a long way every few weeks. However, we also recommend deep cleaning your chairs every few months, especially if they’re used every day.

If your chairs are stained or are due a deep clean, let your office cleaners know. Adding this task to your cleaning rotation will enhance the overall safety of your workplace.

Washing Walls

Like every surface, your walls will collect dust and dirt over time. Our team recommends giving your walls a thorough wipe at least once a year to keep them looking and smelling fresh. If you’re not sure when the walls in your commercial office were last washed, now could be a good time.

Decluttering, Cleaning, and Reorganizing Drawers and Closets

While cubicles, bathrooms, kitchens, and meeting rooms are regularly maintained, smaller spaces like closets and even drawers are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning.

Have you ever walked into a closet that smells musty? Have you ever opened a drawer and found an unexpected or perhaps an unsavory item? These things happen, so don’t forget to maintain these areas too.

Every three to six months, we recommend that your team removes stored items from closets and drawers and vacuums, dusts, and disinfects these areas before reorganizing the contents. Not only will this ensure the ongoing cleanliness of your office, but it will allow you to take inventory of your stock and know where everything is stored.

Work With a Professional Office Cleaner to Stay on Top of Your Checklist

It’s important to remember that office cleaning isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Your commercial space may have a basement, a garage, or an extensive outdoor area that needs to be maintained. Our team recommends talking to your existing cleaning company and developing an occasional maintenance plan that caters to your unique workspace.

If you’re not yet working with a professional cleaner, General Facility Care LLC would be more than happy to take on the task. We work with dozens of businesses across various industries, and we’re confident that we have the equipment and know-how to keep your office looking its very best.

Give us a call at (813) 280-5300 for more information!