Doors are the most used and touched surface of any building. They can also be the most neglected part of a commercial cleaning routine. That means in high-traffic areas your doors are likely collecting bacteria and germs that could easily spread around your entire office. This is why it’s so important to make door cleaning a priority in your workplace.
Here’s how to clean different kinds of doors and the cleaning supplies you’ll need.
1. How to clean glass doors
Here are some tips and best practices on how to clean glass: First of all, dust off the doors, removing any dirt. Next, wipe down the doors with a diluted mixture of soap and water. Then dry the door off with paper towels. Lastly, get a glass cleaner and spray and wipe down the doors with the solution.
2. How to clean wood doors
First, open the wood door wide and clean around the top and side edges with a damp cloth. Clean the dust from the molding and trim on the sides on the door. You can even use a clean paintbrush to get into hard to reach areas. As doorknobs are an area associates touch a lot, wipe the area around them well as bacteria and germs can harbor there. Last of all, wipe the door dry with a rag. Once done, you can use furniture polish to get the shine back into the wood.
3. How to clean metal doors
Metal doors also have their own cleaning method. First, put dishwashing soap into 2 cups of warm water and pour into a spray bottle. Next, use a rag or newspaper at the bottom to catch the drips from the solution. Then, spray the surface with the soapy solution. Lastly, use a rag or sponge to clean off the dirt and residue. Rinse the metal door with plain water and dry with a soft rag.
Now, you should have a comprehensive list of the cleaning products and cleaning tips you need to clean the variety of doors you may have in your office space. Let us know if there are any other door cleaners or “how to clean doors” hacks.