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Office Cleaning During A Pandemic: How Should It Be Done?

In the event of a pandemic, office cleaning is going to be a very important topic. If you are an employer, what should your office cleaners do? What about if you work in an office and want to clean it for yourself? In this blog post, we will discuss how to clean your home or business during a pandemic.

Clean Surfaces

It is important to clean all surfaces in your office or home. This includes desks, countertops, doorknobs, light switches, and any other surface that may be touched often. You can use a disinfectant cleaner or a household cleaner with bleach to clean these surfaces.

Make sure to pay special attention to high-traffic areas, such as doorways and entrances. These areas are often where germs tend to linger the longest. If you need help with cleaning your office, you can contact commercial cleaning services in Sydney if your office is in the Sydney area. They will be able to provide you with quality service.

Disinfect Wastepaper Baskets

Wastepaper baskets need to be emptied and disinfected. If your office uses colored paper bags for the waste paper bins, these should also be removed and cleaned or disposed of properly if they can’t be washed. After all bin liners have been changed out with fresh ones, you will want to add one cup of bleach in each wastebasket along with a few drops of dishwashing liquid (to help break up greasy residue). Allow this mixture to sit inside each basket for 20 minutes before rinsing it thoroughly using clean water that has been diluted 50:50 with white vinegar. The resulting solution must then be wiped away from the surface entirely without leaving any puddles behind, as these can create a breeding ground for bacteria. If you have stainless steel waste paper baskets, it is best to just wipe them down with a damp cloth regularly.

Vacuum and Mop

Regular vacuuming and mopping of your office’s floors is a must, especially during a pandemic. This will help to remove any dirt, dust, or debris that may be harbouring germs. Be sure to pay special attention to high-traffic areas, such as doorways and entrances. If you have vinyl flooring in your office, use a good quality wet mop with hot water (and detergent if needed) to clean the floors. For offices with carpeted floors, it is best to use a commercial vacuum cleaner that has a deep-cleaning function. It is also important to use a disinfectant cleaner on all carpeting and rugs.


Be sure to use rigid, leak-proof trash bags for your office. This will help prevent the spread of germs during a pandemic. Be particularly careful with removing any items that may be contaminated or contain bodily fluids (i.e., tissues). You should also keep an eye out for trash bins that are frequently knocked over – this could indicate a need to adjust how they’re placed in your office space. For high-traffic areas such as hallways and lobbies, two separate containers can safely be used: one for regular waste and another smaller container (or bag) specifically reserved for potentially infectious waste materials like tissues, paper towels, clothing, etc.

Office Equipment

Depending on how large your office is, you may want to have a separate plan for each piece of equipment. For example, if every desk in the office has a keyboard and mouse attached, then it would be necessary to disinfect these items after they’ve been used by an infectious individual. Also, remember that electrical appliances such as computers can harbour viruses even when turned off – this is why it’s important not only to wipe down their surfaces but also any keys or buttons that were touched during use (it might help at this point to place plastic gloves on). If some desks don’t have keyboards/mice while others do, consider marking them with “safe” signs so employees know where they should avoid going.

Air Handling System

If your office is equipped with an air handling system (i.e., heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), be sure to disinfect it regularly since this will help circulate fresh clean air into the office. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself or lack access to proper supplies, then consider hiring a professional service during a pandemic for assistance in cleaning these areas. These professionals are well-versed in how best to sanitise HVAC systems without damaging them, they also have all of the necessary tools/supplies needed for doing so safely and efficiently.

Make sure that all members of your office are aware of the cleaning procedures that need to be followed for everyone to stay healthy during a pandemic. You may also want to consider having some hand sanitizer or wipes available for people who may not be able to immediately clean their hands after they’ve been in contact with germs. By following these simple guidelines, you can help keep your office and yourself healthy and safe during this time of crisis.


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