When it comes to having a clean office space there are a lot of things to consider. First, you must consider why one should go through the process of having a spotless office/workspace. Leaving a mess/dirt can lead to a loss in revenue. An office space is a reflection of a company, so when clients or potential clients see an untidy place it will be a big deterrent from them wanting to do business with you. Secondly, and just as important, you must consider the health of your workers. Dirt, dust, and grim build up and can either get workers sick or trigger their allergies. Statistics show that offices that are kept clean and tidy have less people calling out during the year. Keeping a clean office will help to increase business productivity. Now, cleaning an office properly can be difficult without the proper tools, cleaning agents, and knowhow. Usually the best and most cost effective way to clean is by hiring a professional office cleaning company, but with a proper plan you can take care of it in-house.

Considering the variety and complexity of different types of cleaning, below we will only focus on cleaning walls and ceilings. It is all too common for people to skip the cleaning of walls and ceilings, and this is done more because they don’t know or simply forget. Cleaning these surfaces regularly will allow you to have surfaces that look new, but these cleanings can also prevent major cleaning later. As dirt builds on walls, it becomes harder and harder to remove. Cleaning regularly will keep the process easy and manageable.

Before you begin to clean, you must first evaluate how your walls and ceilings are made and treated. This is drastically important because different surface require different tools and cleaning products. Usually, these surfaces will be coated in latex or alkyd type paint (latex is water-based, where as alkyd is oil-based). Latex is the easiest to clean, once the paint has cured, but you can wash alkyd painted walls and ceilings as well. You should also know what finish your paint has as well: flat, satin, semi gloss, or full gloss.

Walls and ceilings aren’t always painted, and instead they can be made of plaster, tile, and acoustic finishes. These surfaces get cleaned differently than painted walls. You must either fully understand how to clean these surfaces, or you can hire a regular professional office cleaning service that has all the answers for you.