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How often should office kitchen cleaning take place?

“How often should office kitchen cleaning take place?” is a common question that people ask us when we’re on a site-visit. This is where we create a cleaning schedule for an office and give an estimate price. 

So, how often should office kitchen cleaning take place?

Our answer is if you’re using your office kitchen every day, then you should be cleaning your office kitchen every day.

Consider that the office kitchen is the number one hot-spot for germs in the workplace – and some office kitchen surfaces can have more bacteria than a sanitary bin. Your office cleaning company should be cleaning the office kitchen surfaces, cupboard and appliance handles, sinks and the floors every day during the week in order to maintain hygiene.

What to discuss with your office cleaning company

You should discuss with your company how often you would like your office kitchen appliances and surfaces to be cleaned. You also should define a regular cleaning schedule for your office kitchen that meets your requirements and budget.

We do recommend that a deeper clean of the office kitchen should be carried out at least once per month. This should include cleaning all the cupboards and the hard to reach areas like the back of the fridge. 

How often should you clean out the office kitchen fridge?

We recommend at least once or twice a week. A recent study showed that 44% of office fridges get cleaned out once a month and 22% are only being addressed once or twice a year. Despite the cold temperatures, germs like listeria can grow and spread in the office fridge. Once listeria-contaminated food enters the fridge, it’s able to multiply and infect the other foods in there. 

Our Office Kitchen Cleaning Services

Swift Office Cleaning Services has nearly 40 years of experience and we train our cleaning operatives in COSHH health and safety standards – using safe, effective methods and products, with environmentally friendly options available for your office kitchen cleaning. We will create an office kitchen cleaning schedule with you that includes sanitising surfaces and de-greasing the floor.

If you’re looking for a new office cleaning company, request your free quotation today!