How to Keep Your Office Furniture Looking Great

Office furniture and décor helps present your office in the best manner.  Businesses rightfully spend a great deal of time and money selecting the right furniture that will best represent the image of the  business.  Having gone to all that trouble, it makes sense to invest a little time in maintaining office furniture so that it looks great and lasts a long time.  Some furniture materials are relatively easy to maintain, while others require a little more attention.  Here is a short run down on the most popular furniture materials used today and how to keep them looking like new.

Metal furniture for the most part is relatively simple to maintain.  The surface area of metal furniture is not likely to wear in normal working conditions.  Regular dusting and the occasional scrub with a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains should suffice.

On the other hand, wooden furniture, although very popular takes a little more effort to safeguard.  Wooden furniture may require periodic waxing to prevent discolouration and to smooth over any rough surfaces.  It may also be necessary to guard against termite infestation of wooden furniture and anti termite treatments may need to be applied.

A particularly popular form of wooden furniture is teak furniture which is liable to fade over time.  Regular oiling of this material will keep the furniture looking new.  Many businesses are now opting for synthetic teak furniture which has the look and feel of natural teak but requires little maintenance other than regular dusting and wiping.

Laminated tables are also popular fixtures in many workplaces.  Laminate is any easy material to clean and requires nothing more than soap and water to remove the most stubborn stains.

Whatever material best suits your office space, a regular cleaning program is sure to improve the furniture’s lifespan and spread the replacement cost of the furniture out over a longer period.

With this in mind, it makes good sense to engage a team of professional office cleaners who have the expertise and commitment to care properly for your furniture.

Envy Cleaning Solutions provide professional cleaning services for businesses in the Melbourne, Abbotsford, Collingwood, Richmond, South Yarra and Southbank areas.  Our dedicated team  of professional cleaners know how to treat and maintain furniture so that it looks great and remains in top condition long after the initial purchase date.

If you need assistance with the cleaning of your office furniture or any other office cleaning matter call Envy Cleaning Solutions today to discuss your unique cleaning needs.

Wash rooms are a critical indication of what your business represents.

One visit to an organisation’s wash room will help visitors form lasting impressions about the overall business.

Employees and customers alike are likely to visit your wash rooms multiple times.  Your wash room   tells them about your commitment to cleanliness and hygiene.

To ensure that you make the right impression with clients and employees alike here is a helpful guide to keeping your wash rooms are kept in pristine condition.

Some of these tips may appear obvious but it’s handy to check them off in any case.

  • Ensure that hand napkins are always available. There’s nothing worse than being unable to access basic hygiene needs.  Hand napkins help in preventing the spread of germs.
  • Ensure that you have designated employees available to respond to any cleaning situations that require immediate attention.  Accidents happen and it’s good to be prepared.
  • Use effective floor cleaners that will kill germs while not having any impact on people.
  • Commode cleaning is critical.  Ensure that whatever chemicals you choose to clean these areas meet three key standards.  1/ The chemicals are effective in killing germs. 2/ That chemicals effectively neutralise any unpleasant odours.  3/ That all chemicals are eco-friendly.
  • A regular disinfection program should be maintained in all wash rooms.  This will assist in preventing any dangerous micro organisms from gaining a foothold in your wash room.
  • A cleaning program specifically catering to the use of wash rooms should be designed to meet the needs of the numbers of people who use the wash room on a daily basis.
  • It is imperative that your wash rooms are compliant with all government standards and laws that protect the health of wash room users.
  • Water supply should be maintained at all times.  If, for some reason, water is not available, wash rooms should be tagged as being out of order.
  • Some thought should be given to how to deal with out of the ordinary working hours.

Besides implementing a wash room cleaning strategy, it is also beneficial to embark on a basic toilet etiquette education program.   The standard you walk past is the standard that you accept.  Reinforcing basic standards and listing unacceptable behaviour such as leaving rubbish on floors instead of the bins, leaving commodes un-flushed or flushing items that aren’t meant to be flushed will help you to maintain good wash room standards.

As with most business activities, it may be wise to investigate contracting an expert cleaning service to take care of your wash room cleaning activities.  You can rely upon Envy Cleaning Solutions to deliver a wash room cleaning service that is hygienic, economical and most importantly will have your wash rooms in sparkling condition

CLEANING THE OFFICE KITCHEN

CLEANING THE OFFICE KITCHEN

The office kitchen often goes overlooked when it comes to cleaning and general hygiene. The commonly accepted practice in office kitchens is, ‘If you used it then you wash it’. Keeping the kitchen at your workplace clean goes far beyond coffee cups and used cutlery though. Take a moment and think about the sheer volume of people who use the office kitchen in comparison to your kitchen at home. It should be no surprise that the kitchen at work gets dirtier faster and needs more attention. The best way to deal with this problem is to hire a professional cleaning service to ensure your workplace is always hygienic and up to standard.

  • Floors

Depending on whether you work in an office or the hospitality industry, the floors of the communal kitchen in your workplace will vary in cleanliness. Regardless of where you work though dirt and bacteria will be brought in from the outside on the souls of peoples shoes. This issue will worsen based on how many people work for you and how many people have access to the kitchen. Regardless, the kitchen floors will need attention especially when taking into consideration all the food dropped and drinks spilled. Many of the stains created will not come out with a simple mop and will require pressure washing.

  • The Roof and Walls

The roof and walls are arguably the most overlooked part of any living or working space when it comes to cleaning. Very few businesses or household think to clean the roof and walls. Kitchens tend to attract dust, grease, food particles and oily stains. Over a period of time this will build up and cause an environment that is unhygienic to prepare of consume food in. Additionally, it is always important to clean the roof of your kitchen. You don’t know what kinds of creepy crawlies could have made a home for themselves in the corner of your office kitchen. Inspects and spiders can carry disease and infection and you need to keep on top of this in the work place, especially where food is prepared.

  • Storage Areas and Coolers

Anywhere that food is stored will need to be kept clean and monitored on a regular basis. If food spills or goes off it can lead to someone getting sick, slipping on a spillage or attract disease carrying insects and mice. Additionally, you will need to ensure you are appropriately storing the food so that it retains its nutritional value and is not corrupted or cross contaminated. This is a particular concern for the hospitality industry although all businesses should stay on top of maintaining the storage areas in their office kitchen.

CLEANING THE OFFICE KITCHEN

The office kitchen often goes overlooked when it comes to cleaning and general hygiene. The commonly accepted practice in office kitchens is, ‘If you used it then you wash it’. Keeping the kitchen at your workplace clean goes far beyond coffee cups and used cutlery though. Take a moment and think about the sheer volume of people who use the office kitchen in comparison to your kitchen at home. It should be no surprise that the kitchen at work gets dirtier faster and needs more attention. The best way to deal with this problem is to hire a professional cleaning service to ensure your workplace is always hygienic and up to standard.

  • Floors

Depending on whether you work in an office or the hospitality industry, the floors of the communal kitchen in your workplace will vary in cleanliness. Regardless of where you work though dirt and bacteria will be brought in from the outside on the souls of peoples shoes. This issue will worsen based on how many people work for you and how many people have access to the kitchen. Regardless, the kitchen floors will need attention especially when taking into consideration all the food dropped and drinks spilled. Many of the stains created will not come out with a simple mop and will require pressure washing.

  • The Roof and Walls

The roof and walls are arguably the most overlooked part of any living or working space when it comes to cleaning. Very few businesses or household think to clean the roof and walls. Kitchens tend to attract dust, grease, food particles and oily stains. Over a period of time this will build up and cause an environment that is unhygienic to prepare of consume food in. Additionally, it is always important to clean the roof of your kitchen. You don’t know what kinds of creepy crawlies could have made a home for themselves in the corner of your office kitchen. Inspects and spiders can carry disease and infection and you need to keep on top of this in the work place, especially where food is prepared.

  • Storage Areas and Coolers

Anywhere that food is stored will need to be kept clean and monitored on a regular basis. If food spills or goes off it can lead to someone getting sick, slipping on a spillage or attract disease carrying insects and mice. Additionally, you will need to ensure you are appropriately storing the food so that it retains its nutritional value and is not corrupted or cross contaminated. This is a particular concern for the hospitality industry although all businesses should stay on top of maintaining the storage areas in their office kitchen.

Preventing Breathing Related Products In An Office Building

Typically, office workers work in an environment where they breath recycled air through air conditioning systems.  In such an environment, it is very easy for germs to thrive.   It is critical, therefore, to recognise  the  dangers associated with this and take every step necessary to keep the office  environment healthy. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of common hazards that can cause breathing difficulties and some suggested actions to mitigate the risk.

  • Miniature dirt particles are a constant source of breathing difficulties and the best way to combat this is to employ a regular damp dusting program.
  • Air conditioners themselves are often a breeding ground for germs.  A regular cleaning and maintenance and program of all air conditioning and heating systems should be implemented to reduce the incidence of dust mites floating through the system.
  • Carpets are a breeding ground for dust mites harbouring trapped dust in their fabric.  These dust particles can cause breathing difficulties.  A regular vacuum program interspersed with steam cleaning on at least an annual basis will go a long way towards keeping this danger under control.
  • A less obvious source of germs are those hard to get at nooks and crannies that every office has.  Dust gets trapped in places like the corners of chairs, the computer keyboard keys and underneath tables.  Unless, these issues are attended to regularly, its only  a matter of time before dust mites and various moulds begin to infect the office.
  • Chemical disinfectants are often used to combat office contaminants. While well intentioned, the use of disinfectants may cause more difficulties unless you have the expertise to match the right to disinfectant to the office environment.
  • Pest control can also help improve the air quality.  Pests, like mice and other vermin can pollute the air and cause problems with breathing and in some cases provoke asthma attacks. To combat this, it may be necessary to engage an active pest control program as well as cleaning and treating mould.

In the event that you feel that you may need to review your office cleaning program or to engage the services of a professional cleaning contractor, Envy cleaning is just a phone call today.  We look forward to receiving your call.