Efficiency, that’s what professional cleaning is all about. Many large areas must be cleaned quickly, with hygiene as a priority and the cleaning staff must be relieved as much as possible. That is why we would like to give several professional cleaning tips in this blog. Not only to save time but also for a better result and to prevent health problems among professional cleaning staff.
Tip 1 – Choose a good material
The right tools ensure that cleaning can be done quickly, properly, and in a responsible manner. Think of a cleaning cart, mops with an adjustable handles,s and buckets with color coding to distinguish between clean and dirty water or water for furniture and floors or water for interior and sanitary facilities.
Also opt for quality, because nobody wants material that does not cooperate or that cannot be cleaned pleasantly. This only costs extra time and a lot of frustration.
Tip 2 – First clean up, then clean
Before cleaning, it is useful to clean up first. First, collect all the used linen, put rubbish lying around in the garbage bag, empty trash cans, and put things aside. This means that large surfaces can be cleaned much faster, without everything getting in the way or already cleaned surfaces getting dirty again.
Tip 3 – From high to low, from back to front
A frequently heard rule when cleaning is to work from high to low. So start with cupboards, worktops, and so forth, and work your way down. You will automatically take any dust that floats down. So the floor is next.
Also, start as much as possible in the back of the room and slowly work your way forward, towards the door. This prevents you from having to make something dirty that you have already had. Think of (dirty) footsteps.
Tip 4 – The right working posture
A good working posture is very important when cleaning. This also requires the right tools, as discussed earlier in tip 1. Relieving the back is the most important rule to keep in mind when cleaning. So keep the back straight as much as possible and bend the knees instead of bending. Read all about it on the SCS Group Integrated Services website.
Tip 5 – First dry, then wet
If there is room to be cleaned, that is very dusty or where there is a lot of sand or the like on the floor, first dust everything with a microfiber cloth or first sweep the floor with a soft broom. This prevents you from only moving dirt during damp wiping.
Tip 6 – Color Coding
In tip 1 I already mentioned color-coded buckets, but the same also applies to the cleaning wipes. With this, you always distinguish between wipes for the use of the work surfaces (desks), toilets, kitchen/canteen, and so forth Very hygienic. Always use the same colors for the same rooms, for example, yellow for the toilets, even if the wipes are washed.
Tip 7 – Wear clothes that can get dirty
It sounds obvious, but it works significantly more efficiently; wear clothes that can get dirty. This way you don’t have to think about every clothes that your garment gets dirty. By thinking about this every time, you automatically work much more carefully and this takes more time.
Tip 8 – Clean Desk Policy
With a clean desk policy, we expect employees to leave their desks tidy after every working day with as little as possible on the desk.
A clean desk policy is not only for the eye but also contributes to less distraction and better hygiene. In addition, it is also a lot easier for the cleaner to remove the desks.
Tip 9 – Don’t forget the fridge
Refrigerators for general use at work, I dare say that it happens everywhere that something has to be thrown away with some regularity. Whether it’s a salad in a Tupperware container that you don’t want to take off the lid or something made of meat products. Ensures that the refrigerator remains tidy and items that cannot be kept for a long time are not left in it for too long.
Tip 10 – Make sure there are enough trash cans within reach
If there isn’t a trash can within reach, we’re often too lazy to throw it away right away. This quickly results in litter lying around. Therefore, providing trash cans at every workplace, in the toilets, in the kitchen, etc. it thus encouraged Employees to immediately throw away their rubbish.