Daily office cleaning is one of the biggest parts of our business, and something that goes hand-in-hand with that is offering our advice. Over the years we’ve offered our professional cleaning words of wisdom to everyone from small businesses to large firms with lots of manpower but very little time. And one of the things we get asked a lot is How much work should be put into cleaning surfaces, floors and curtains? The answer depends, of course, on a few different things…

Keep things easy with daily office cleaning

One of the reasons why dirt and grime gets so ingrained is very simple: it builds up over time. You may think you can spot it as it collects, but the truth is that we all spend a lot of time in our work-zones focussing on important tasks. That means we don’t always notice the small things, like what needs to be kept clean and hygienic.

A good rule of thumb our professional cleaners like to follow is know your material. While you can use a lot of aggressive cleaning products on marble and granite, those curtains might not be as grateful. One of the most difficult things to know is which spray or cleaning liquid to buy. This is made even more tricky when so many bottles say General Use on them. How do you know what’s general and what’s not?

Testing a small area first is always good

Even if you’ve done your research and discovered that you need to clean those expensive curtains with a special liquid you can only buy from certain companies, it may still be a wise idea to test a small area first. Why? Because some chemicals may appear to leave materials untouched, but then show their true colours moments later! Another good idea is to always know what to do if something goes wrong. Having a soapy sponge on hand is much better than having to Google it. By the time you get back from the computer, those chemicals may have done more damage than you could ever have predicted…

So, the general rule is that hard-wearing surfaces like lino, stone and brick should be able to take a good cleaning. Materials with tight fibres usually need special treatment, and materials with loose fibres – spongy ones – often need a very careful approach indeed.

If you’d prefer to trust us with your residence or office environment, get in touch and see how we can help. Because we’re nice, we’ll also give you some advice along the way!