Written by Andy Gurczak

October 21, 2021

Commercial Deep Cleaning: Preventing Damage
Commercial deep cleaning can be extremely beneficial for a variety of reasons. Besides keeping the workplace neat and tidy, it could prevent commercial property damage. Moreover, even if you were to suffer from property damage, regular commercial deep cleaning can give you the reassurance you won’t have your insurance claim denied because of negligence.
Therefore, even if you have your work environment regularly cleaned, you will still benefit from periodic commercial deep cleaning. For this reason, you should schedule a deep cleaning at least once to twice a year, depending on your type of business. However, when there are concerns about illness, such as the COVID pandemic, you may want to do it more often.
So, what does it mean to do a deep cleaning? And how do you know if your commercial cleaning company is doing a deep clean with disinfectants to manage infection control? Read below to learn more about commercial deep cleaning.

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What is Commercial Deep Cleaning Services and Why is it Important?

Usually, general commercial cleaning keeps your facility dirt free by mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, and taking out the trash. Nevertheless, it doesn’t necessarily eliminate germs that may be lingering on hard and soft surfaces. Nor does it mean you are correctly cleaning hard to reach surfaces and taking preventive measures to avoid property damage.
Thus, this is where commercial deep cleaning comes into play. Commercial deep cleaning takes care of the smallest specs of dust, the filthiest bacteria, and tiniest of cleanliness details. In other words, commercial deep cleaning is crucial for workplace safety.

What Does Commercial Deep Cleaning Consist of?

Indeed, every office cleaning services is different but usual commercial deep cleaning cleaning consist of the following:

  • First, high dusting of all vents, aircon machines, ledges and light fixtures.
  • Second, vacuuming all blinds, drapes, windowsills, tracks, etc.
  • After, dusting all walls and cleaning all light switches.
  • As well as dusting all doors and cleaning all door knobs.
  • Then, dusting all baseboards.
  • Moreover, moving all furniture and thoroughly vacuuming all carpets and scrubbing all floors, is equally important.
  • Also, dusting and wiping down all surfaced, including emptied out employees’ desks.
  • Furthermore, cleaning and sanitizing all computer keyboards and screens.
  • And cleaning all kitchen cabinets, appliances, refrigerator, etc.
  • Cleaning all restroom walls, toilets, urinals, sinks, is most important.
  • As well as a machine scrubbing of restroom floors. This will help eliminate urine smell.
  • Redoing the caulk around the toilets and sinks.
  • Cleaning window and window ledges.
  • High Ceiling Dusting (Especially if you have a warehouse)
  • Strip and Wax

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What to Expect from Commercial Deep Cleaning with Disinfectants?

As mentioned above, deep cleaning from a commercial cleaning company should start with a general cleaning process. Then, they will continue with a separate process for disinfecting.
The first cleaning should focus on using green clean products and low-impact cleaning tools. Once that’s complete, a disinfection process should use anti-microbial chemicals that have proven effective for killing germs.
In fact, the US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has published a list of the chemicals proven to effectively kill germs. Therefore,
 commercial cleaning companies should only be using these chemicals for disinfecting your commercial property.
In deep cleaning, your commercial cleaning company should focus additional disinfection efforts on high-touch areas, especially in common areas or shared office space.

High Touch Point Disinfecting Includes Disinfecting the Following:

  • First, conference tables, cubicle desks, cubicle ledges, shelves, cubicles, conference rooms, phone rooms, file cabinet handles and common areas
  • Second, front desk and waiting areas.
  • Also, kitchen tables, kitchen surface spaces, and chairs.
  • As well as phones, keyboards and computer mice on all desks.
  • Door handles, conference room door handles, restroom door handles and stall door handles
  • Indeed, stair rails
  • And finally, refrigerators, drink fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee makers, kitchen faucet, paper towel holders, etc.

Electrostatic Disinfecting Services

Some commercial cleaning companies offer increased cleaning technology services for an additional fee using an electrostatic sprayer. To illustrate, this process consists of spraying an electrostatic-charged disinfecting mist onto all surfaces and objects in the facility. The spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. As a result, the particles in the spray are positively charged, so they cling to and coat any surface, including walls, light fixtures, etc.

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How Do I Know if My Commercial Cleaning Services Truly Practices Deep Cleaning?

The best way to answer this question is by asking your commercial deep cleaning company for a detailed list of what they do. In addition, you should make sure it includes everything you need and also require a checklist that gets filled out during the process.

This should list each area to be cleaned and what actions will be taken in each area.

Deep cleaning and disinfecting depend on these key factors:

First, the chemicals that are used, including disinfectants

Ask what cleaning products they’re using. As we mentioned before, EPA guidelines require disinfection agents to kill 99.9999% of germs to be approved. With this in mind, remember the disinfectant dwell time. If the disinfectant is applied and wiped off before dwell time has expired, then it will not do its job effectively

Second, the equipment used to apply them

The equipment your commercial cleaning company uses and the training the cleaners have had will make a big difference. Therefore, the deep cleaning company you hire should have trained service providers on industry best practices. Including EPA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for safety and compliance.

As well as the proper techniques used by the cleaning crew

Moreover, specifically, you should ask these questions:

  • First, what type of disinfecting and sanitation agents are you using?
  • Second, what is your application method?
  • Last but certainly not least, is your cleaning crew trained or certified on best practices?

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