What should you clean when cleaning an office?
I have just got a part time job cleaning some office space for a friend of mine. I have never done a cleaning job before (always office jobs and admin type jobs) and I don't know what I should be cleaning. Obviously, I know how to hoover and clean the washrooms and kitchen, etc, but should I clean desks, phones, computers, etc? If so, should I move stuff to clean them, or just leave everything alone in those areas?
Asked By: Enigmagic - 4/7/2008
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your boss should give you instructions for what you can move and what you must leave when you start, if a desk is full of paperwork you need to know if you can stack it so you can polish the desk or weather to leave it,
Answered By: kevin friend - 4/7/2008
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You should clean all those things but you should be careful to replace all papers where they were before. The cleaners in my office are always moving my stuff about and it is very aggravating sometimes!
Answered By: SteveT - 4/7/2008
Around the cubicles or desks I wouldn't move anything but you could dust the keyboard & or monitor. Good luck with new job.
Answered By: mary k - 4/7/2008
dont move anything! always use an anti static cloth on the computer and maybe anti bacterial wipes on desks and phones dont forget to empty bins
Answered By: leonie.rainey - 4/7/2008
In my view a cleaner should not touch office papers - they might get blamed if things go missing or get lost. Office desk tops should be left clear of all work papers to allow the cleaner to do his/her job. Phones and computers should only dusted once a week - do not touch the screens on work station monitors as these... More
Answered By: Huge - 4/7/2008
When I was young (not yesterday) we had to clear our desks every night before leaving so that the cleaner could clean. If I were you I wouldn't clean any desk that was full of clutter.
Answered By: Clota - 4/7/2008
Actually there would be a formula some of this would come from the person who hired you+agreement.. and the rest from knowledge which you can aquire as you are doing now.. I would clean the chairs and screens with proper supplies. Phones as well. Light fixtures and doorway moulding too..
Answered By: Kia - 4/7/2008
You could clean the keyboards and phones with a cloth dampened with an antibacterial cleaner. Do not touch the computer screens unless directed to, they're delicate.
Answered By: Contemplative - 4/7/2008
Basically all that needs cleaning, but personally I would ask for guidance as some people could say you have been riffling through their papers etc.
Answered By: navi - 4/7/2008
have your boss give you a job description... so you won't be guessing (too much or too little?) Be Blessed!
Answered By: ramzee - 4/7/2008
The cleaning contractor and the client should agree a specification which is then passed onto the cleaning staff (normally via a supervisor) which should state what should and what shouldn't be cleaned and how frequently... More
Answered By: db - 4/8/2008
You should use a damp cloth for the bins and window ledges and a clean dry one for the desk, go easy on the polish not everyone approves of it
Answered By: RICKY B - 4/8/2008
Hi Im an area supervisor for a cleaning company,your supervisor should have told you what to do,but if you dont have one then yes pick up phones an wipe underneath them move pen holders, paperwork if its in a pile but not if its scattered all over move keyboards an dust under them also the towers which are normally on... More
Answered By: sarah - 4/8/2008
i am an office cleaner for 14yrs what you do is keep all papers as they are but push them to-gether tidy and it lets you clean the desk lift away any rubish or dirty cups (they usualy leave it for me to wash. lazy)dust the phone and computer there should be special wipes for computer and they clean them themselves... More
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