How often should your office’s floors be cleaned? Do you know? Is your cleaning service vacuuming daily? Or mopping every week? Or even deep cleaning your floors monthly?
It can be hard to tell if your commercial cleaning service is doing their due diligence. That’s why we’ve created this commercial floor cleaning checklist. This checklist outlines how often your floors should be cleaned and with what cleaning products.
How often should your commercial floors be cleaned.
Daily Floor Cleaning Checklist
- Vacuum high traffic areas of carpet.
- Sweep all tile and hardwood.
- Spot clean any spills so they don’t set in and become stains.
Weekly Floor Cleaning Checklist
- Mop tile floors.
- Mop hardwood floors.
Monthly Floor Cleaning Checklist
- If you work in a healthcare facility or daycare, deep clean all flooring monthly.
Quarterly Floor Cleaning Checklist
- Deep clean carpet with a carpet cleaning machine or call a commercial carpet cleaner.
- Deep clean tile and grout with a tile floor scrubber or call a commercial tile cleaner.
- Deep clean and polish hardwood floors.
- If you have high-traffic, wax tile floors.
Yearly Floor Cleaning Checklist
- Wax tile floors.
- Seal tile grout.
- Use a carpet protector on all carpet.
Floor cleaning supplies for each flooring type.
Carpet Cleaning Supplies List
- High-powered vacuum
- Spot remover, such as Biokleen Plus Carpet Spot and Stain Remover
- Carpet protector
- Carpet cleaning machine
Tile Floor Cleaning Supplies List
- Mop and bucket
- Tile cleaning solution, such as Clea’s Tile and Ceramic Cleaner
- Tile floor scrubber, like the I-Mop
Hardwood Floor Cleaning Supplies List
- Broom or dry mop
- Microfiber mop
- Hardwood floor cleaner that has a specific pH balance, such as Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner
How to clean each flooring type.
How to Clean Carpet Floors
There are 3 primary ways to keep carpet clean.
- The best way to keep commercial carpet clean is by vacuuming regularly.
- Deep clean carpet with a carpet cleaning machine to remove dust and allergens.
- Spot clean to remove stains.
Here’s how to make a chemical-free spot cleaner:
- Mix ¼ teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent into one cup of lukewarm water.
- Spray the stain with the solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.
- Spray the stain with lukewarm water, then blot with a dry white cloth.
- Repeat all steps until the stain is removed.
How to Clean Tile Floors
There are three primary ways you should keep your tile clean.
- Mopping with a yarn or string mop
- Scrubbing with an automated tile floor scrubber
How to mop tile floors.
- Sweep regularly to remove dirt and debris. Always sweep before you mop.
- Identify your “mopping plan” before you begin so you don’t mop yourself into a corner.
- Use a yarn or string mop. A sponge mop pushes dirty water into grout lines, making them harder to clean later.
- Change the water frequently. Mopping with dirty water will leave your business’ floors looking dingy.
- Buff your floors dry use a clean, lint-free cloth or a microfiber mop.
How to Clean Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors need a more gentle approach to cleaning than carpet or tile. There are 3 ways to keep your hardwood floors clean.
- Sweep them regularly with a broom or dry mop.
- Mop them with a microfiber mop. Never use a sponge and yarn mop. These types of mop heads use too much water and can cause hardwood floors to warp.
- Lastly, if you use a hardwood floor cleaner. use a solution that has a specific pH balance to ensure you don’t damage the wood. NEVER use a cleaner that isn’t specifically made for hardwood on your hardwood floors. We recommend using Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner for everyday use.