If you have spent time and money sourcing the best possible office or business premises, you are going to want to take care of it. That means top to toe, or in other words, roof to flooring. Some of it will be more expensive than others, but in general, you will find that if you stay on top of the maintenance and cleaning – your repair bills will be few and far between.
Many people don’t pay too much mind to the roof of their building. This is a mistake. During adverse weather conditions, loose tiles and slide and cause horrific accidents to people and property. Of course, you should go poking around there by yourself. It’s simply better to call in a commercial roof replacement company who can inspect the roof and tell you what is required.
Poorly kept carpets can pose a trip hazard for your staff and other visiting bodies. While the office or building might have cleaners, once a week you should take a walk around the property and inspect the carpet and give it an extra clean yourself.
Check high traffic areas for wear and tear. The carpet will be slightly thinner and prone to ripping, or loose threads can cause issues on heels shoes.
Bathrooms used to be the butt of the joke. Typically smelly and dark. In recent years people expect a clean bathroom, with a lot of light and no leaks. No one is expecting you to start plumbing in your spare time, but checking the bathrooms once a week, or at the end of every day for leaks, graffiti and any lingering odors is a good idea. Leaks will cost you money over time so it is better to get them fixed as soon as you can.
If you are a food premises then it is essential for you to keep your kitchen as clean as possible to avoid pests, smells and other undesirables you might find in there. If the kitchen is only there to be used by the staff – then it should be a shared responsibility to keep it clean at all times. All food should be kept in the fridge, labeled and covered.
The microwave might be a point of contention, but keep the rule that the last person who used it, should clean it – and always use a microwave cover too.
Desks & Workspaces
There is often some leeway in private work areas. People can bring in things to personalize their space, but that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to get the area messy or dirty. Have a weekly hour or so that people can (should) clean their desks and or workspaces.
This creates a level of respect for their personal work area, and for your company too. You should always provide bins so that people can’t use that as an excuse.
Hire professionals. If you are struggling to keep on top of all of the checks, you can hire smaller companies to help you maintain the office to a high standard – if your budget allows.