Owners of large commercial retail stores, restaurants, huge offices, and commercial premises find it extremely challenging to keep the area clean and hygienic. However, most of the owners outsource the task to a commercial cleaning company, which are specialized in the business.
If you are the owner of a retail store you should have a fair amount of knowledge about commercial cleaning. It helps you to properly understand the technicalities of commercial cleaning of retail stores and also ensures that you hire the best company which would provide high-quality service.
Setting things up
It may take a little bit of time to set things up before cleaning. However, once everything is arranged, the entire process will get streamlined.
Start from the stock room with cleaning, organizing and labeling. Get rid of the cluttering and damaged products.
Next in the list should be creating a procedure for the return products. This makes sure that if any customer exchanges any product, it is returned back to its lawful location.
There are certain tasks that need to be completed on a day-to-day basis to make sure that the store is well maintained and is organized at any given point in time.
Clean up the clutter. This should ideally include garbage, used paper, tags, bins, and the likes.
Sweep the floor properly, and special emphasis should be given to the main entrance as that is the dirtiest part of the floor. Keep that area clean and this will change the entire getup of the store.
Polish clean the glass windowpanes and doors. Take special care of the display windows as that is what your customers will look at, while window-shopping. Presence of smudges and dirt marks may have a negative impression about your store on them. A quality window-cleaning agent can be mixed with lukewarm water to remove the stench marks. You can also use dish washing agents for the purpose.
Another important task included in commercial cleaning is vacuuming and mopping the floors as that will improve the overall look and feel. However, you need to do it either in the morning or at night before and after the store is open and closed respectively. This will keep your customers happy as well as loyal. You can cleanse the floors either by vacuuming or by sponging.
Keep the toilets clean and glossy. This is ‘MUST do’ in commercial cleaning. Use anti-bacterial spray and strong refreshing agents to get rid of any unwanted odor. Apply the anti-bacterial spray and let the agent settle for some minutes and then wipe the seat with the help of a clean cloth. Scrub the toilet with a quality brush and cleaning agent and keep the floor dry.
For quarterly cleaning, you need to make sure that you:
Buff and re-polish the floor
Clean the air ducts of the HVAC system of the store
Wash out the light shades and fixtures, and bulbs and replace them if needed
Touch up any missing or chipped paint carefully so that it mixes well with the rest of the wall