When it comes to commercial cleaning, no two companies are the same. However, there are some similarities between the different types of companies and their needs. There are also some particular types of businesses that require specialist considerations when it comes to their cleaning requirements.

Architects are one of them. So, what are these cleaning considerations that you need to keep in mind
for architects?

Fully vetted cleaners

There is a good chance that the majority of cleaners will be working in your premises whilst you are not there. This means that you are going to want to trust them and know that they will keep not only your premises safe, but everything in there too. One way to be sure that the cleaners that are working within
premises are of the best quality is to fully vet them. This is usually done via background checks and additionally also DBS checks too.

Professional uniforms

Whilst it is vital that cleaners wear clothes that ensure that they are comfortable and that they can move around with ease, it is also key that they look professional. The clothes that they wear should make the right impression and also keep them looking clean, even when they have been hard at work.


The information that is often found in an architect office can be confidential in nature. Particular if it involves planning permission and information about people and their homes. If a cleaner comes across this information during their work, then they need to ensure that they know how to approach this and ensure that the confidential information is protected and kept secure.

Flexible schedules

Many cleaners work in their clients premises outside of working hours, and in the most part this arrangement is ideal. Many architects will keep to their set hours, however, there are likely to be times when things have changed and that cleaning times also have to be amended. This means that one consideration for this type of business is keeping to a flexible schedule.

As you can see, there are a variety of things that need to be kept in mind when it comes to cleaning for an architect. The main one is always to deliver the very best cleaning possible, ensuring that the premises, no matter the business within them, always looks its best.

Clean vs sanitised office environments

Unless we work within the industry, we are all guilty of thinking that cleaning is just that, cleaning. The thing that you will soon learn if you speak to a Sparkle Cleaning expert, is that cleaning is so much more than that. Office Cleaning has a number of approaches and terms which you may hear when discussing your office cleaning needs, the most common are cleaning and sanitising. So, how are they different and which one could be right for your office space?

What do we mean by Office Cleaning?

Office Cleaning is when visible dirt is removed from surfaces. This could be a variety of different dirt including soil, debris, organic substances and even micro-organisms. Whilst cleaning will remove the visibility of these things, it is important to remember that it will not remove all the contaminated matter, it will simply reduce their numbers and make sure that your office space looks and feels much cleaner.

If you organise cleaning of your office, then you will usually find that it is done using a combination of water and universal detergent. This is often enough to remove the visible dirt and you may even find that it helps with low risk surfaces such as windows and floors, which pose a much lower threat of transferring bacteria and only need a clean to keep them looking nice and fresh.
Cleaning of this nature is often the first step that Sparkle Cleaning will take when it comes to tackling your office environment. However, if there needs to be a much deeper clean then they will need to move onto sanitisation.

What do we mean by sanitising?

The next stage in the office cleaning process is sanitising. Sanitising is designed to reduce any harmful bacteria in an office space and get it to a safe level. In doing this, you are going to be decreasing the risk of any infections that could be spread.

Sanitisation will be able to remove a much higher amount of bacteria then cleaning would, this is due to the specific sanitising chemicals which will be used during the process. They have been designed to kill as much as 99.999% of the bacteria that can be found in an office environment, which is an incredibly high percentage. It is a good idea to organise a sanitising level of clean if you have a kitchen space within your office as this will help to reduce the transfer of any bacteria and keep your office staff as safe as possible.
Is there another option?

Whilst cleaning and sanitising should be enough for the average office space, there may be times that you require a much deeper clean. This is when you should organise disinfection. This is a cleaning process which will eliminate pathogens and disease-causing micro-organism.
It uses a variety of chemical disinfectants from low level right up to hospital grade which will ensure that more and more bacteria is removed and cleaned.
There are a variety of approaches to keep in mind when it comes to cleaning your office space. Make sure that you discuss which is going to be right for you and for your business by contacting us now.

Offices may not seem like the type of place that can quickly get dirty and cluttered, but with lots of people working there and lots of activity, things can get unkept and quickly. This is why many people turn to the services of a professional commercial cleaning company.

The decision to hire one is usually relatively simple, you know when you need one, however, what you may not be quite so sure of is how often you should organise for your office to be cleaned. Essentially it will really depend on your workplace and your needs, however, to help you to plan, we have put together how often it is likely that your office will need to be cleaned.

The most regular tasks

The regularity that you organise an office clean will really depend on the size of your business, the nature of what you do and of course how many employees that you have. However, there are some certain tasks that really need to be done on a twice weekly, if not more frequent basis, if you want to make sure that your office space looks its best.

The first place to start is with the reception area, this is the first part of your business that people will see and there is also a good chance that visitors will be spending some time sat in this space, which means that it needs to look its best. Else, you may find that they form the wrong opinion about what you are like as a company.

Next, you need to think about the toilet. Much like the reception area, this is going to get used on a frequent basis, and a dirty look is never a good thing. Also, a toilet that isn’t cleaned enough is likely to start to smell and this can travel through the entire office in no time at all. Whilst we are thinking about nasty smells, the bins are another part of the office that should be emptied and cleaned out as often as possible.

Last of all, if you have decided to opt for modern office design, with lots of lovely glass partitions, then these are going to need to be wiped down at least every other day. Fingerprints and general dirt and dust are not only attracted to these surfaces, but they show up too, which will end up making the entire space look messy.

What about other less frequent tasks?

So, these are the types of thing that you should organise to be done at least on a twice-weekly basis, if not more often. What about those things that are less regular?

Hoovering the carpet is incredibly important, but for the majority of office spaces, this can be a weekly job, especially if it is teamed with hoovering any fabric chairs at the same time. You may also want to arrange for desks to have a good wipe down every week, as they can soon become dirty if they are left uncleaned for too long. Monthly jobs include cleaning the windows and making sure that any cobwebs are removed.

As you can see, there are a variety of tasks that you need to think about arranging for your office clean, the frequency that you arrange these really depends on just how dirty things get in between the cleans. However, if you choose a Sparkle Cleaning, then in no time at all, they can turn the dirtiest office into a space that everyone is happy to be in.

They say tidy desk then tidy mind and it is safe to say that for many of us, the idea of being surrounded with clutter whilst we work is not one that we see favorably. However, with so many people working together in one space, with different takes on tidying, there is always a chance that things can get a little cluttered and messy.
So, what can you do? Are there any ways that you can declutter your workplace and have things looking clean neat and tidy? To help you, we have put together our top tips on how to declutter our workplace and create that neat and tidy space that you crave. Ideal for you to pass down to your employees in order to help them to take charge of their own workspace tidying.

Think about the things that you really use and need

One of the best places to start when it comes to decluttering your workplace is by identifying the things that you really need and what you use on a daily basis. Once you know what you are going to need then you can make sure that they claim their own space whilst other items will need to find a new home, or be recycled or given away.

Eat lunch away from their desk

It is great that your staff is so dedicated to what they do for you that they decide to eat at their desks, however, this can soon mean that their desk is packed full of plates, forks, knives, and rubbish. It is a good idea, not only for cleanliness but also for their own health and wellbeing, that your staff is encouraged to eat their lunch away from their desk. Give them a space to escape to, make it comfortable for them and ask them to eat their lunch there, you may be surprised by just how much of an improvement this will make to their workspace.

Be more digital

It is so much easier right now to be paperless in an office and working environment. Not only is this often more secure, but seeing as you won’t have lots of paper lying around, your desk is always going to be tidier. Encourage your employees to take a paperless approach to work, stop printing emails and things that need to be read, instead of focusing on keeping everything on their computers or any other devices that you give them access to.

Provide storage for their desk

No matter how neat and tidy you try to keep things, you are likely to find that your staff still have some things on their desks. If you want to make sure that these are kept neat and tidy then it is worthwhile making sure that they are provided with desk tidy’s and storage. Not only will this encourage them to put things away but will also make things look a lot less cluttered too.

As you can see, decluttering your work place need not be the headache that you may think it would be. Instead, with some effort, you can create a space that everyone is happy to be in.