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May 09, 2024

Basic cleaning errands for the support of Common Areas of your Office

Wikipedia characterizes a Common Area as “region which is accessible for use by more than one individual” and these can be found in practice a wide range of properties, be it a gated network or business property, for example, shopping centers

In that capacity, your office likewise has normal territories. This would incorporate the meeting room, lift entryway, the washroom, bathrooms, hallways or walkways, and the sky is the limit from there, contingent upon the kind of foundation. Upkeep and tidiness of these spaces are significant to your association. Thus, in this post we’ll address the extent of work which normally covers Common Areas cleaning and how best it ought to be completed.

Reflecting Business Prestige and that’s only the tip of the iceberg

Your own work area space thinks about your own picture. A perfect and sorted out office territory reflects how your clients see your business. It likewise improves the general assurance of representatives, making them more joyful and increasingly gainful. An elevated level of tidiness in the basic territories additionally sets the standard for keeping individual workspace clean.

A decent method to check the nature of neatness in your regular zone is placed yourself from your customer’s point of view. What impression would your customers get when they enter your office premises?

So how to accomplish a successful cleaning work? The following are a few rules to accomplish this –

Fundamentals of Office Common Area Cleaning

Tools and Equipment required

  1. Make sure you have the necessary tools and equipment ready on hand to carry out the cleaning. Cleaners should have appropriate protective gear such as gloves, uniform, and boots.
  2. Keep a checklist of all cleaning solutions and equipment and see that they are available and in working condition. You don’t want to start the cleaning only to find out you have run out of vacuum cleaner dust bag!

Pre-work Inspection

  1. Thoroughly check the area to be cleaned. If there are spills or stains which may be a hazard, they need to be addressed immediately. Report any damages to your supervisor.
  2. Display the safety sign at the work area before commencing. Clean up spills on hard floors using the appropriate cleaning solutions and wiping it dry.
  3. Clean up stains on carpets using cleaning chemicals. Use a white cleaning cloth to clean the spill or stain on the carpet to avoid color runs.

Dry Mopping of Dust

  1. Use a dust mop to clean hard floors. Unlike brooms, dust mops prevent dust from flying everywhere. Start from one corner of the room and mop in a turning motion, paying attention to corners.
  2. Use a broom and dustpan to sweep up the debris, dust, and litter collected by the dust mop. Us the broom to sweep out the dust collected in the corners.
  3. Throw away the debris into a lined rubbish bin.

Wet Mopping

  1. Use a double bucket, one for water and another with diluted cleaning solution. A cleaning solution with sanitizer is a good option.
  2. Dip and wring dry the mop in water first and then in the diluted cleaning solution.
  3. Mop the floor using a number 8 or letter S motion for effective cleaning coverage.

Cleaning Passenger Lift

  1. Use sanitizer and damp cloth to wipe the button panel, interior lift doors, wall, mirrors, and ceiling.
  2. Mop the lift floor.
  3. Wipe the exterior lift door with damp cloth and sanitizer.

Cleaning Stairway

  1. Display the safety sign. Use a cloth to wipe the inside and outside of the door and the handle.
  2. Dry mop the stairs.
  3. Wipe the hand railings.
  4. Wet mop the stairs. Remove the safety sign once the floor is dry.

Cleaning and Emptying General Waste Bin

  1. Tie and remove bin liner keeping it away from the body and disposing of it in a rubbish bag in the service trolley.
  2. Sanitize the interior and exterior of the bin and wipe with cloth.
  3. Place a new liner in the bin.

Inspection of Areas Cleaned

  1. Check the work areas ensuring that it has been cleaned as per required. A checklist can be used.
  2. Remove and dispose of the rubbish at the collection point.
  3. Remove signage only when the floor is dry.

Returning Equipment to Store

  1. Clean and return all tools and equipment to the store.
  2. Check against the equipment list for making refills of cleaning solutions or replacement of equipment.
  3. Wash and hang the gloves.
  4. Wash hands for personal hygiene.


With these steps in place, you can be sure that your office reception and other common spaces will leave a good impression on prospective clients and business partners. Make cleaning your common area as part of your routine cleaning procedure with A1 Facility Services’ professional cleaners.

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