How much do you pay attention to your office walls?
If you are like most people, chances are you don’t even bother to look at them at all. But if you stop and take time to look at the walls in your office, you might be surprised to see how dusty and grimy they are.
Importance of Cleaning Your Office Walls
Although it is not visible all the time, walls tend to get extremely dirty after some time. Cobwebs, dust, and mold may be the biggest culprits behind dirty walls.
Mold can be a serious concern if you don’t clean your walls regularly. Keeping your walls clean can lessen office pollutants to create a cleaner and safer atmosphere for all occupants of your office, including you, your employees, clients, guests, and other stakeholders.
If someone in your office has allergies or asthma, cleaning the office walls is something that you need to include in your office cleaning and maintenance list. Every time you open your windows, this gives pollen and outdoor allergens the perfect chance to settle on your office walls. All of these allergens might end up triggering allergies.
Steps for Cleaning Your Office Walls
If the painted walls in your office look like they can use some cleaning, here are the simple steps you need to follow:
Identify the Paint Type
Be sure to determine the paint type used on your walls before you start cleaning. A wet solution can be used for thorough washing of walls with semi-gloss or gloss paint. Meanwhile, flat finish or eggshell walls must be dry dusted to avoid ruining the paint.
Choose a Good Day to Clean
The best seasons to wash your office walls are fall and spring. Cleaning in spring can motivate you to give your office a good once over starting from your ceilings down to your floors after winter months of using heating systems that blow out particles and dirt.
Most companies also carry out maintenance checks during the fall season to ensure that their offices are ready for the winter season. With additional traffic and open windows during summer, it is likely for office walls to collect scuffs, pollutants, dirt, and marks.
Dust the Walls First
Get rid of cobwebs and dust that accumulated on corners, skirting boards, cornices, and walls to achieve the best results. You can use a sturdy duster with a long handle for this task or a microfiber cloth for wiping down walls while paying more attention to the corners.
Once you are done dusting, you can now start to scrub the walls. Just make sure you adhere to all necessary safety guidelines. Be sure to use a stable ladder for reaching the top of the walls. Avoid standing on office tables or desks.
Pick the Right Products
A flat mop or plain colorless cloth and a bucket of soapy hot water can be used for scrubbing. Work starting from the top down to the bottom, scrubbing and wiping in gentle circular motions. Change the water once it begins to look dirty. Don’t forget to wipe down wall trim, door jams, and around the light switches using a wet cloth.
Rinse the Walls
Complete the task by refilling the bucket with clean water and using a clean fresh cloth to rinse the walls. Never add any cleaner or soap this time.
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