Start with the Air Ducts When Planning a Thorough Facility Cleaning

Overhead-cleaning-5You’re planning a thorough cleaning of a commercial facility in your charge. You’re looking at cleaning it from top to bottom, maybe because it hasn’t been professionally or properly cleaned in a long time.

After a while, any facility is going to begin looking dull, worn-out, and filthy. That’s the last thing you want for your commercial facility.

Even if it’s a warehouse, you owe it to yourself, the property, employees, and anyone else who uses the facility to take care of it properly. So, you gather your maintenance department or any other employees you plan on assigning this important task and begin providing instructions and assignments.

You may start with wiping down walls, getting in the corners and removing all of those cobwebs, wiping down doorframes and all moldings, and then eventually making it to the floors. A top-down approach is the best way to clean any building or other facility.

What you may have overlooked, though, are the air ducts throughout the facility. These air ducts are responsible for bringing in heat or cool air, depending on the season. You have a significant heating system as well as a cooling system for this commercial facility. Most people have a tendency to overlook the dust and dirt that can collect in those air ducts over time.

It’s not just the air ducts, though. It’s also the registers, the areas where the air flows through to get into each room. These registers can either be in the floors, walls, or ceilings. It doesn’t matter where they are, they can still blow around dust and dirt, making that brand new, clean appearance of your facility look like a thing of the past.

Before starting any major cleaning project in a facility for which you’re responsible, get your maintenance department working on those air ducts and registers, getting them as clean as possible and then, once the project is all completed, it will stay clean for a much longer period of time.

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