2 Things To Keep Clean In Your Office During The Winter

Posted on: 23 February 2015

The winter months can be cold and uncomfortable, and in your office, the winter can lead to increased illness and other problems. You need to make sure that your office is well-cleaned and prepared for winter so that you and your employees can continue to do your work. In order to keep your office clean during the winter, it's a good idea to focus most on the following things.

Your HVAC System

Because frigid temperatures make you unlikely to open windows, you have to be aware that the same air will be circulated many times over during the winter. That's why it's crucial that you ensure your HVAC system is properly cleaned before winter sets in. You also need to monitor the ducts and filters throughout the winter so you can ensure adequate airflow and proper filtering, which can prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. Be sure to clean your air filters regularly so that clogged filters don't prevent clean air from reaching you and your employees.

Carpets and Floors

Germs are not the only unwelcome visitors that can get into your office during the winter. During the winter, snow and ice can wreak havoc on the carpets and floors in your office, because employees can track in snow and de-icing salt from the outdoors. Snow and ice can melt into water that can stain your carpets, and possibly cause mold growth. As ice and snow melt onto hard floors, they can cause puddles that can lead to slips and falls. To avoid that, make sure you have mats at every entrance so that people can wipe their feet as they walk in.

However, be sure that mats are placed on the inside of your office rather than the outside. That's because snow and ice can make mats wet or frozen so they can't do the job you need them to do. Placing mats indoors at entrances will keep mats dry so that people can wipe snow and ice off their shoes. Ensure that you change mats as needed so that they don't become too dirty, causing people to track snow and ice into the office anyway.

Even after wiping their feet, people may track some bits of de-icing salt into your office, so vacuum any carpets on a regular basis so that the salt doesn't settle. 

When you use the tips above, you can make sure that your office is cleaner during the winter. Be sure to enlist the help of a professional janitorial service, such as Springs Cleaning, so that you can be confident that your office is as clean as possible.