New Workplace Cleaning Challenges With New Post-Pandemic Office Designs
Office building interior designers have been presented with a whole new list of design challenges to consider for office spaces in the post-pandemic environment. What has been one of the most important elements in the design is functionality. Functionality is crucial, and now, functionality coupled with safety amid the post-pandemic landscape is a daunting task because we have all been at home for quite some time.
What cleaning challenges does this present to maintenance companies? In a few words: interior partition barriers. Let’s take a closer look.
Interior Partition Barriers
With staff being reduced and safety standards around office spaces heightened, design changes had to be made, and in come new interior office partition glass and barriers. Spaces that were once community workspaces or individual offices have been transformed into new office workspace designs with the new “see-through” partitions. Though employees returning to offices will likely occur in waves, a regular maintenance program will need to be established to keep this new partition glass and other interior glass clean and germ-free.
Glass installers all over the country have seen a tremendous increase in the number and amount of work scheduled for fall 2021. The statistics are astounding on the amount of glass that has been purchased over the past year in order to accommodate all the offices. Now, the issue for cleaning contractors will be keeping up with the scheduling of the regular cleaning of all this glass as the amount of interior glass has tripled over the past six months.
These are surfaces that must be kept clean on a regular basis, and often it will be left up to the window cleaning companies as opposed to the janitorial staff. The window cleaning contractors are skilled with the most efficient means to keep these glass partitions clean. Handprints, fingerprints, and other germs from coughing and sneezing are captured on this partition glass and for obvious COVID safety reasons must be removed on a daily basis since the longer those germs linger, the greater the chances are of increased infection rate.
Keeping Office Spaces Clean & Safe
Here are a few suggestions for property managers as we head back into the office on how to keep your reimagined spaces clean, safe, and healthy:
- Wash hands frequently.
- Wear masks indoors.
- Schedule window cleaners to wash interior glass partitions on a regular basis to reduce germs.
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With these suggestions, your newly designed office interiors will not only be a safer, healthier place to work but will also be more aesthetically pleasing without all of those unattractive fingerprints all over the glass! Let’s get busy, property managers, with keeping your tenants’ environments clean and happy!