The Spring Cleaning Checklist

With the warmer weather rolling in, it’s time to start thinking about your facility’s spring cleaning plans. While this may seem like an overwhelming task, follow these helpful tips  to get started:

Don’t Forget to Clean These Areas!

Spring is the perfect time to give a little extra attention to these easy-to-miss areas of your facility. Consider allocating time for your cleaning teams to devote some extra attention to:

1. Intake vents

These vents are often overlooked in cleaning routines because of their location. Dust and dirt build-up makes it harder for HVAC systems to circulate air effectively, increasing energy use.

2. Vacuum Cleaners

When was the last time your facility’s vacuum was cleaned – including the hose, brushes, filters, roller brushes, connections, wheels and attachments? These areas get soiled too!

3. Custodial Closets

Spring is the perfect time to clean out custodial closets. Be sure to replenish cleaning supplies, discard expired products and organize and deep clean cleaning tools.

4. Shared touch points

Disinfecting high touch points helps to stop the spread of harmful bacteria at the source. Detail clean all shared surfaces such as finger-operated controls, touch points on chairs, shared phones and keyboards, pens and pencils, door handles, coffee pots and electronics.

5. Restroom Partitions

When a urinal or toilet flushes, they can spray bacteria on nearby surfaces. Wipe down restroom partitions with a disinfectant or cleaner disinfectant from top to bottom to remove these germs.

6. Light Fixture Covers

Light fixtures are often only cleaned when bulbs get changed, but they can hold a lot of dirt and dust. Cleaning light fixtures can prevent dirt and dust from becoming airborne, improving air quality.

7. Vending Machines

Did you know vending machines are often ranked as one of the “germiest” surfaces in an office? While cleaning touch points on vending machines is often overlooked, it can help reduce the amount of bacteria in your facility.

8. Carpets

While ice melt is one of the best ways to keep your facility’s walkways safe during the winter months, it can leave behind stains and residue on facility carpets. Spring is the perfect time to remove these stains to help keep your carpets looking their best. Descalers and neutralizing salt removers are great products to help remove salt stains from floors and carpets.

9. Docks and Dumpsters

Warmer weather means the return of rodent and insects. Consider using a microbial cleaning solution in combination with a handheld spray and foaming dispenser to help eliminate odours.

Revisit Cleaning and Maintenance Programs

It’s important to review your facility’s maintenance program and make adjustments based on your facility’s unique needs. Identify what’s working and where more attention is needed. Also, assess whether the products in your cleaning program need to be updated and if there are any new cleaning supplies or technology that could help address your cleaning and maintenance challenges.

Want to learn more about developing a cleaning program for your facility? Talk to one of our cleaning and hygiene experts for help selecting the right supplies and how to implement them in your facility.


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