Like any communal space where people spend a significant portion of their day, offices are subject to the presence of potentially offensive odours. But don’t despair. There’s plenty that you – and your office cleaning professionals – can do to keep your office smelling and feeling fresh, and your team happy and productive. Here are our top 5 tips for keeping your office smelling fresh:
1. Tidy Up
The first step to improving the smell of your office is to ensure you workstations are clean, and the bins are free of odour-inducing rubbish. Set some office rules about limiting food and beverage waste to one or two bins in particular, i.e. the bins in the kitchen and break room. Encourage staff to do a weekly tidy-up of their workstations by allowing 15-30 mins a week purely for this task alone. And above all, be sure that your office cleaners are emptying all office bins on a daily basis.
2. Pay special attention to bathrooms and kitchen areas
When engaging professional office cleaners, ensure periodical deep cleaning of bathrooms, kitchens, and break rooms is included on your cleaning service schedule – along with the daily “once over” these areas require. This not only ensures proper hygiene in the workplace – but will help prevent the type of offensive odours to which these spaces are prone. Placing a small scented candle in the bathroom and a bowl of vinegar or bi-card soda in the kitchen will also help keep odours at bay.
3. Clean carpets regularly
A daily clean of office floors is necessary in every workplace, however, regular professional carpet cleaning should also be included in your professional office cleaning schedule. This will help minimise the potential odours arising from spills and stains. If you notice a particularly smelly section of carpet in between scheduled deep cleaning, sprinkle the area with baking soda and leave overnight if possible – vacuuming it up in the morning. This will help neutralise odours. Let your office cleaner know about the problem area so they can be sure to give it some extra attention.
4. Bring the outdoors in
Opening up windows to allow in fresh air is a great way to help rid the office of existing odours, and prevent new ones from occurring. Placing fresh flowers around the office, and herbs or citrus fruits in the kitchen or break areas will also help naturally freshen up the smell of the office. Indoor plants and air purifiers are also worth considering for improved air quality.
5. Engage office cleaning professionals
Engaging knowledgeable and experienced office cleaning professionals is your best defence against offensive office odours. Quality professional cleaners will create a cleaning service schedule for your office that ticks all the boxes for daily and periodical deep cleaning, helping to keep your office clean, tidy, safe, and smelling fresh.
Keen To Clean currently service a variety of commercial office clients in the Melbourne CBD and surrounds, including North Melbourne, South Melbourne, Docklands, Southbank, Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Richmond, Cremorne, South Yarra, Prahran, Port Melbourne, Armadale, Dandenong, Bayswater, Glen Iris, Oakleigh, St Kilda, Brunswick, Essendon, Clifton Hill, and Cheltenham. If you think your office could benefit from a quality professional clean by our experienced and knowledgeable cleaning professionals, get in touch with us today for more information and a free quote.