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Office Cleaning Tips for Better Building Maintenance

The best way to keep your commercial building in tip-top shape is to address any maintenance issues quickly to prevent bigger problems from occurring. If you establish good communication with your cleaning staff, creating a stronger building maintenance strategy can be easier than you might think.

First, develop your office building maintenance checklist and have it ready for easy reference. Then, schedule a meeting with your janitorial staff to explain your maintenance strategy and protocols. If your cleaning staff understands your maintenance priorities, they’ll be better equipped to alert you to potential issues.

Many of the biggest building maintenance risks can be identified by asking your cleaning staff a few key questions. After each visit, ask your office cleaning crew these four questions from the experts at ServiceMaster Clean to find out if they noticed any threats to your facility.



Critters tend to leave a trail of evidence. Ask your cleaning crew to report any sightings of bugs and rodent droppings. Remember, where there’s one pest, there are usually more, and they’re all coming from somewhere. Call an exterminator at the first sign of pests. After the area has been treated, sanitize all surfaces to remove any bacteria the vermin may have left behind and be extra vigilant to prevent reoccurrence.

你有没有注意到任何water damage?


Make sure your office cleaning crew knows to look for and tell you about:

  • 屋顶上的池水
  • Clogged gutters or drains
  • Water stains on walls or ceilings
  • Leaks in plumbing and appliances, including faucets, sinks and toilets
  • Malfunctioning sump pumps, sewage pumps, water lines or pipes

Have you found any electrical issues?

Reducing your risk for fires and electrical hazards can be as simple as keeping an eye out around the property. Ask your cleaning service providers to clean and inspect your outlets, panels and circuits once a month and alert you to any signs of damage or malfunctioning equipment. Someone on your staff should flip all your light switches and test any appliances plugged into outlets once a season, as well. Any frayed wires and damaged cords should be addressed immediately.


Are there carpet or upholstery stains you can’t remove?


查看我们的博客文章7 Property Management Tips & Tricks for Successfor even more ways to effectively manage your commercial building’s maintenance and cleaning needs

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