Importance of cleaning during the winter season

The importance of cleaning during the winter season isn’t always top of mind. We know all about spring cleaning, but what about winter cleaning? As cleaning service experts, we offer a comprehensive range of services, and in this blog, you’ll discover why our commercial cleaning services are needed, come rain or shine.

When the weather turns, so does our footwear and with frosty, wetter grounds we tend to track in more mud than usual. Not only mud and grime, but germs love winter as well, so if a cleaning regime is not maintained during the colder months, these can spread quite rapidly.

Maintaining a clean workspace in winter is incredibly important for the health and comfort of your staff and customers. 

But it’s not just the surface cleaning that needs attention. At FSG we offer deep cleaning, disinfecting and fogging solutions to ensure your business is not exposed to any microorganisms that can lead to the spread of infection, which is especially important right now as well as during the winter season.

Even when you think you have cleaned thoroughly, some things often get overlooked. So we’ve compiled a winter cleaning checklist for you to help ensure you are making the most of your winter cleaning regime:

Importance of cleaning during the winter season – checklist

  1. Turn over furniture to vacuum underneath. The undersides of furniture can be magnets for dust bunnies and other dirt, and gentle vacuuming can prevent that dust from getting into the air.
  2. Wipe down all desks with a good quality disinfectant.
  3. Clean behind your printers and paper shredders as well as behind water coolers.
  4. Clean tops of doors, trim, and artwork/hanging photographs/awards and certificates. Many small horizontal surfaces trap dust, such as:
    • Interior doors
    • Wall-mounted fire hydrants and hoses
    • Trim, including baseboards and chair rails
    • Artwork and mirrors
    • Electrical wall plates
    • Wall-mounted smoke detectors and fire alarms
    • Upper kitchen cabinets in pause stations
    • Light bulbs and light fixtures
    • Computer monitors and other electronic devices
    • Books on shelves
    • Blinds
    • Airconditioning units
  5. Clean behind the fridge. Specifically, the condenser coils on the back. Cleaning these can help your fridge run more efficiently, and possibly extend its life. Pull it away from the wall and unplug it while you’re working. You can brush or vacuum the coils, and then clean up any dust and dirt on the floor.
  6. If you have ceiling fans – dust the blades. Ceiling fan blades love to catch a ton of dust. We have found that using an old pillowcase to clean them, traps the dust inside, instead of it cascading onto other furniture.

You can use the aforementioned checklist in your own home too. Speaking of homes, how do home and commercial cleaning services differ?

Whilst home cleaning is important, commercial and deep cleaning services have to adhere to a different level of cleaning service delivery all together. If you are paying for a home cleaning service, you expect a certain standard. Deep cleaning for commercial spaces, is a whole other dynamic altogether. Places like hospitals, laboratories, food factories, and even shopping malls are legally required to attain a specific level of hygiene. This is for public health, which means a completely different process is used, alongside unique tools, both of which require very specialised staff training. This training extends beyond just a spit and polish and some elbow grease. We are experts in ensuring that your commercial cleaning is not only taken care of but rather exceeded. We understand the importance of cleaning during the winter season and summer.

Cleaning services are beneficial to businesses.

Subcontracting your office cleaning services and hygiene needs offers some advantages too. You can expect consistently high standards to be delivered, alongside excellent client service without the hassles of managing employees. Outsourcing the work also means the benefits can be more cost-effective and reliable. In these tough economic times, businesses cannot afford to have germs spread quickly, affecting their workforce. If ever there was an emphasis on the importance of creating a germ-free environment it’s now.

Our experience runs across a wide range of industries.

The industries we serve vary, we offer deep cleaning to both corporate and industrial sectors, with clients in retail, hospitality, catering and food preparation, medical settings, automotive sectors and more. Some of our cleaning services include specialist floor cleaning for natural stone, concrete, carpet and wooden floors, intensive kitchen cleaning, upholstery cleaning, window cleaning and ceiling cleaning. From top to bottom, we are pretty pedantic about keeping your work environment squeaky clean.

We understand the importance of cleaning during the winter season, and we take our cleaning seriously.

Deep cleaning for commercial and industrial settings requires a level of precision and attention to detail equal to none to be OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) compliant. The purpose of the OSHA act is to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for workers to function in. It also means that the general public is protected.

Understanding the importance of cleaning during the winter season, and summer season will allow you to know what you should outsource. At the end of the day, it’s always a good idea to hire professionals. If you are feeling overwhelmed at the work ahead of you or too busy to investigate all the options out there, don’t forget—FSG can tick off all the items on this list and more!

If you are interested in learning more about our cleaning services and options, you can visit our services page, or contact us today.


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