Hard Floor Cleaning

Hard Floor Cleaning

Office surfaces take a lot of abuse throughout the year. Food particles, ink/coffee stains, dust, and other blemishes make an office look unkempt and may even put employees’ health at risk. When conducting spring office cleaning, cleaning hard surfaces should be a high-priority task. Remove dust and other particles with a dry cloth before using any cleaning fluids. Then apply cleaning fluid to a soft cloth and wipe all surfaces according to manufacturer recommendations. If possible, use environmentally-friendly cleaning products, as they do not contain the harsh chemicals that trigger asthma attacks and skin irritation. The employees of an office cleaning service will be able to develop a plan for cleaning these surfaces and using appropriate products.

Computer Workstations

Computer workstations are used for many hours each day, so they are likely to have a lot of dirt and dust on them. It is important to clean workstations properly, as using the wrong cleaning methods can result in damage to essential computer components. Office cleaning services employ people who know how to clean workstations without compromising their functionality. Use compressed air to clean computer keyboards and CPU towers. Clean monitors with wipes approved for use on LCD screens, as they will not scratch the screens like other types of wipes. Remember to dust each computer mouse and set of speakers before moving on to the next workstation.

Conference Rooms

Employees spend a lot of time in meeting rooms and conference rooms, so it is likely that food crumbs, scraps of paper, and other types of debris are lurking under the tables. This makes it difficult to keep a clean office environment. Hiring an office cleaning service eliminates the need to take employees away from their regular duties just to clean the conference room. If employees do participate in the spring cleaning process, give them plenty of cleaning cloths and spray cleaners so they can clean and disinfect conference room tables, file cabinets, and chairs. If the floor is carpeted, vacuum it thoroughly. If the floor is a hard surface, hire professional office cleaners to buff it and make it shine. Many office building cleaning services have their own buffers and other equipment used to clean and wax hard floors.

Employee Lunchrooms

The lunchroom is one of the messiest places in an office building. When tackling spring office building cleaning, it is important to clean this room thoroughly. Remove old food from the fridge and wipe the shelves down with a non-toxic cleaner. Professional office cleaners will be able to recommend the right product for this task. If the room has a microwave, ask the office cleaners to clean it and disinfect it. Heating a cup of water inside the microwave produces steam that will loosen stuck-on food particles and make it easier to clean. Instruct the office building cleaning service employees to properly dispose of all trash, disinfect tables and other hard surfaces, and polish the floors.

Using Machines

The use of machines to clean floors tile and grout is commonly employed by commercial building cleaning services. Often, using these machines is faster and less difficult than scrubbing with a brush, sponge, or mop. The most popular types of machines used to clean bathroom tile and grout include steam vapor cleaners and other similar items. When hiring a cleaning service, commercial business owners should be sure to identify the exact types of machines used. The cleaning service, commercial business owners, and other involved parties should discuss when and how these items will be used to prevent client or customer disturbance. In some cases, a contract between the cleaning service, commercial business owners, and others can ensure optimal results when it comes to the use of this type of machinery.

Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Service

As discussed previously, many business owners turn to the use of a commercial cleaning business to ensure a neat and tidy bathroom. This is especially true when bathroom tile and grout is exceptionally dirty or damaged, as employees may be unwilling to work with certain chemicals or unfamiliar with specific types of machinery. To ensure optimal results when hiring a commercial cleaning business, individuals should obtain recommendations from friends, family members, or other contacts. When hiring for a commercial building, cleaning staff are often needed at least once a week. To avoid sights or scents that could disturb workers, professional commercial cleaning that is done in a busy office should be scheduled in the evening, on the weekends, or at least at slower parts of the day.


Professional floor care to protect and maintain finish

Hard floor care such as scrub and recoat, burnishing, scrub and recover, or strip and refinish requires training, experience and expertise. In fact, an improperly finished floor can result in even more damage. If the finish layers are added too quickly, or not correctly, then a gummy, tacky residue can be left behind to pick up more dirt and leave floors looking dingy, dirty and dull.
A cheap finish, uneven finish, or too few layers of finish will wear down very quickly, leaving floor surfaces exposed. But, not every cleaning provider is trained and prepared to maintain your floors.
Coverall Franchised Businesses offer hard floor care cleaning and care programs to keep your floors looking their best.


Commercial floor care programs can extend floor life

The TSM is your one-stop shop for professional hard floor care. Our experienced floor care consultants will look at your floors, discuss floor care options with you, and prepare a price quote for one-time floor care service or an annual floor care program based on your work environment, soil load and the impression you need to make on your customers, visitors, patients and brand image:
Scrub and Recoat – Quickly improves hard floors by removing the top layer or two of damaged floor finish along with stains, superficial scrapes and scratches, leaving a clean surface. New finish is then applied to restore the protective top coat.
Strip and Refinish – Similar to a Scrub and Recoat, except the finish is completely removed so the bare tile or base flooring is exposed and cleaned. Then, several coats of quality finish are applied.