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Office Cleaning 101_ Most Commonly Overlooked Areas

It’s no secret that a clean office is key to creating a positive impression, increasing employees’ productivity, and promoting a healthy and safe working environment. Despite knowing this,  many business owners still neglect some parts of their offices when cleaning. As a result, dirt, dust, and grime gradually accumulate on different surfaces, affecting their employees’ and customers’ health. Prevent this from happening by paying extra cleaning attention to these commonly overlooked spots:

  • Curtains and Blinds

Curtains and blinds are best changed twice a year. Since they collect dirt and dust over time, they must also be dusted as frequently as the windows and window sills are cleaned. Cleaning curtains can be done by vacuuming, dry cleaning, or steam cleaning. On the other hand, blinds can be kept in excellent condition by vacuuming them or dusting them regularly with a feather duster.

  • Furniture 

Just because a piece of furniture has no obvious dirt or stains does not mean it is clean. Mites, dust, germs, and other debris invisible to the naked eyes could be invading it. Additionally, mold and mildew could be building up beneath the upholstery. To extend its life and reduce allergens from dust mites, hire a professional cleaning company to get the upholstery and furniture taken care of.

  • Light Fixtures 

Neglected light fixtures can accumulate dust and even dead bugs. When this happens, employees can struggle to focus and have difficulty staying productive because of a poorly lit working environment. This could also trigger their allergic reactions and cause other health conditions. To keep light fixtures clean, use an all-purpose cleaner to eliminate persistent debris buildup.

  • Areas behind Large Machinery

Office equipment like copiers and printers are rarely moved when cleaning because they are heavy. Because of this, they are often left to collect dust and dirt, including the areas behind them. Since they affect the quality of the prints, they must be thoroughly cleaned regularly using a microfiber cloth and liquid glass cleaner. The spots around them should also be dusted and mopped.

  • Walls 

Walls are commonly overlooked when cleaning because many people think they don’t usually get dirty. However, they actually accumulate dust, stains, marks, and fingerprints over time. In fact, it can be surprising how much dirt they collect when a hand runs across them. Keep them clean by vacuuming them and wiping them with a gentle detergent and a nonabrasive sponge.

  • Ducts, Vents, and Baseboards

Many people forget to clean vents, ducts, and baseboards because they are not in plain sight. However, they must be cleaned at least once a year to ensure the best quality of air in the office. Get rid of dirt and dust buildup by removing vent covers and cleaning them with a vacuum hose, sponge, and dish soap. For convenience, it’s recommended to seek commercial cleaning services.


Every employee and customer seeks a well-maintained and inviting office and place of business. Thankfully, creating this kind of environment can be achieved by performing everyday cleaning tasks and paying attention to these commonly neglected areas in the workplace with help from an office cleaning company.
Make your workplace cleaner than ever with top-notch office cleaning services by AK Building Services. Our detail-oriented cleaning staff offers daily, weekly, and monthly janitorial services to meet your cleaning needs. Request a free quote today!

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