holiday cleaning tips for your buildingGetting Your Office Building Ready For The Holiday Season

Who doesn’t love a building that’s ready for the holidays? In keeping with the spirit of the season, we all expect office buildings to be nicely decorated, illuminated and full of fun, food and cheer.

Holiday cleaning tips for the season

With that in mind, we thought we’d share some safe and clean ideas reflecting the holiday spirit through your building.

Make it shine

Now is a great time to spruce up your building’s common areas with carpet extractions, machine scrubbing and flooring refinishing. Your customers, business associates, contractors, salespeople and employees may be more willing to join in the holiday spirit if your facility is clean, shining and inviting. Your janitorial service can help make sure that this happens, well before you start decorating for the occasion. Clean windows, dust-free surfaces, spotless restrooms and clean carpets will show that you are proud of your building and that you truly want it to be presented in the best light.

Be safe

Check all decorations and lights before they go up and always use surge protectors, taping down any cords to the floor to prevent tripping or other hazards. You’ll also want to remind tenants to do the same, and to turn off their electrified decorations before they leave the office. (This is especially important when it comes to Christmas trees, whether natural or artificial.)

Also, if you are decorating your building, you will want to be sure that the electrical system will support any additional lighting that you may be using.

Eat, drink and be merry – but also be clean

Certainly, you want your tenants to enjoy and celebrate this holiday season. Most everyone in every office building brings in special food during the holidays (especially sweets!). Take the time to remind them to securely store their treats at the end of the day so that ants and other pests don’t become a problem.

When it comes to party time, you’ll of course want to make sure that floors and carpets are spotless and that any food preparation areas, such as breakrooms or kitchens, are sanitized before being used. After the party, your janitorial service can be your best friend. Parties lead to accidental messes, such as spilled food and drinks. A good janitorial service can remove all evidence of holiday partying from your office facility, often before the next business day. Of course, you will want to make sure to notify your cleaning service of any parties, gatherings or other special events that would affect cleaning times.

These holiday cleaning tips should go a long way toward helping your building be the very best it can be, this season and all year-long.