Winter Cleaning Tips
The winter season is upon us once again. Winter is a season that comes with a lot of fun activities like tobogganing, parties, and winter skiing activities and sports. It is a season that ushers in holidays such as Christmas and new year celebrations. On the other hand, traditional activities such as cleaning must change due to the temperatures plummeting.
As such, it is a season that demands a new cleaning routine. There is no doubt that there are countless winter by-products that aid in keeping offices clean during this season. However, they all demand new cleaning methods.
Keeping Winter Elements Outside
Mud, rain, sleet, ice, and snow are things a person is forced to fight against, which all need constant cleaning. The problem appears when winter weather moves indoors. How? Well, winter wear such as boots, coats, jackets, scarves, toques, and mittens carry snowflakes all the way from outside to indoors. When they begin to melt, places where the boots are kept, and other winter wear become wet and mucky.
Extra care must be applied, especially when it comes to chairs, couches, railing, and anywhere else where winter clothes are stored. Such areas must always be left clean. Also, floors will need frequent washing, unlike other seasons, especially in rooms that are busy or commercial spaces.
The Winter Needs Different Cleaning Techniques
Winter months are too cold to conduct normal cleaning procedures. Generally, to fight against cold, we turn to heat. For this reason, it does not matter how powerful your heating source is, when it comes to cleaning, the routines will be affected. For example, you will experience an increase of dust blowing from your heating system, more especially if it hasn’t been cleaned for a while.
On the other hand, if you use baseboard heaters, you will surely experience the same problem (dust). If you use a wood-burning fireplace, the likelihood of soot forming, and debris is high. For this reason, wiping and dusting surfaces like countertops, toilet seats, lampshades, side tables, and tables is paramount.
Germ Elimination During Winter Season
Everybody knows that winter is cold and flu season. These germs circulate more compared to other seasons in a year. Because windows and doors are always closed during the winter months, no wonder people tend to get sick frequently. The best form of germ elimination is through protection rather than cure. What does this mean? Well, it simply means being proactive rather than reactive is highly beneficial.
Therefore, it would be wise to introduce germ-killing products or disinfectants into your cleaning routine. Focusing on surfaces and objects that are commonly used like remote controls, refrigerator handles, faucets, cupboards, and doorknobs will work wonders.
Cleaning Winder Holiday Decorations
More often than not, an office surface may appear clean; however, a closer look may reveal more cleaning is needed. Remember, the winter months bring with it the festive season like Christmas and with it demands for decorations. Many of us store these decorations throughout the year until needed again. They collect dust that can create problems once displayed, creating an unhealthy environment. For this reason, weekly cleaning including thorough dusting is needed.
Honestly, winter is a fun season that brings joy and hope to many. However, it brings cold temperatures, germs, and sometimes intolerable weather. As such, if you want to stay on top of things, it is wise to prepare and adapt your cleaning routines to accommodate the changes. The theme with winter is frequent.
When in need of thorough cleaning, don’t struggle. PCC has a team of professionals who not only will take their time to ensure your office is clean but adjust their cleaning methods to accommodate every season.