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30 Point Commercial Office Cleaning Checklist

Professional Cleaning Checklist For Your Office

One of the most essential aspects to maintaining a clean office and ensuring a productive work environment is by documenting your cleaning tasks. By implementing a cleaning schedule for when certain areas are to be cleaned and what tasks need to be performed will help keep your employees healthy and the office looking it’s best. Following a well thought out office cleaning checklist for your employees or your commercial cleaning service will help create a standard of clean that fit’s your businesses particular needs.


Commercial Restrooms need to stay clean and sanitary. When bathrooms are not adequately maintained, they can become unsightly and even lead to irreparable damage. It's important to sanitize restroom surfaces frequently to keep a your employees and customers safe. Otherwise, restroom visits may turn into an unpleasant experience and can lead to someone becoming sick. From sinks and soap dispensers to light switches and door handles, no surface should be overlooked. When restrooms remain clean, it bodes well for a pristine and constructive work environment.

Commercial Restroom

1. Empty Trash (Replace Liners)

2. Sinks, Countertops, Toilets, Urinals (Clean, Sanitize, Polish)

3. Glass, Mirrors, Chrome (Clean, Polish)

4. Dispensers: Soap, Tissue, Towels (Fill, Clean, Sanitize)

5. Partitions (Sanitize, Dust)

6. Doors, (Sanitize)

7. Door Handles, Light Switches (Sanitize)

Not Sure if you are cleaning and sanitizing properly?

Break Room/Kitchen Break rooms are a shared office environment, making it all the important to keep this space free of germs and clutter. To help maintain a clean break room, consider employing a commercial cleaning service to clean it regularly. In between these professional cleanings, make it a point to keep the refrigerator, countertops and appliances tidy and soil free. Many people prepare meals in the kitchen area, so be mindful of crumbs and other food items that can become trapped in hard to see places. When food is left out, it can invite unwanted critters and foul odors into your breakroom.

Office Breakroom

8. Sanitize Sinks, Countertops, Tables and Front of Cabinets

9. Damp Wipe Outsides of Large & Small Appliances

10. Clean and Sanitize Chairs

11. Clean Inside of Refrigerator

12. Clean and Sanitize Garbage Cans

Floors From dirt and dust to debris, floors can become soiled quickly. With everyone coming in from outdoors, it’s especially important to clean your floors regularly. No office is clean without regularly maintained floors. According to WebMD germs can travel on peoples shoes. This makes it even more important to clean all your office flooring regularly with the appropriate cleaning techniques. For areas that are hard to reach, use a detail vacuum. Commercial grade backpack vacuums typically work best for this. These tools are what most commercial cleaning services use, so you can rest assured that it’s a trusted approach. For hard floors consider using a microfiber flat mop.

The best mops for commercial cleaning will depend on what type of flooring your business has.

13. Resilient/Tile/All Hard Flooring – (Sweep, Mop)

14. Carpet (Vacuum)

15. Mats (Vacuum)

16. Detail Vacuum (Hard to Reach Areas)

Windows Many choose to ignore this portion of a office cleaning checklist, but clean windows are the first impression your business has to visitors. Employees and potential customers will both be greeted with dirty or clean glass as they enter your business. Interior office glass is notorious for collecting fingerprints and dust over time. To achieve the best look, wash both the exterior and interior of the windows. You’ll notice a major difference after, which should inspire your employees to help keep the rest of your office glass clean and free of fingerprints. It also important to sanitize and door handle near the glass your cleaning. These are high touch areas and will tend to spread germs if not cleaned regularly.

Office Glass And Windows

17. Interior

18. Exterior (Entrance ways only)

19. Office Glass (Spot Clean Fingerprints)

Office Areas Office areas are the most occupied sections of any business, making them a hot spot for dust and germs. When these areas are not cleaned regularly, it can diminish morale. After all, no one wants to work in an office that’s not healthy. What’s more, with so much bacteria floating about, many may become susceptible to illness and could cause your company valuable sick days. In the hopes of keeping everyone in good health, it’s crucial to keep common work areas sanitary and tidy. Drinking fountains, phones, computers and baseboards are perhaps the most neglected spots. While cleaning, pay special attention to these places. When collecting trash or cleaning make sure to wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Common shared work areas

20. Empty Trash (Replace Liners)

21. Drinking Fountains (Sanitize, Polish)

22. (All Horizontal Surfaces) Desks, Tables, File Cabinets Dust

23. High Dust (Vents, Lights, Corners, Blinds, Items on Walls)

24. Low Dust (Chair & Table Legs, Sides of Desks, Cabinets)

25. Cleared Desks, Tables (Wipe, Sanitize)

26. Light Switches, Phones, High Touch Surfaces (Sanitize)

27. Kick Plates (Polish)

28. Baseboards (Dust)

Closing Checklist For best results commercial cleaning is usually performed after business hours. With so many cleaning responsibilities to account for, it’s important to have a closing checklist. These tasks ensure that your place of business remains safe and secure.

29. Turn off designated lights

30. Lock Entrances, Exits

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