Common Area Cleaning Procedures

Common Area Cleaning Procedures

Welcome to the CNY Cleaning Solutions training portal! This section is designed to provide you with the essential steps and guidelines for maintaining clean and hygienic common areas such as hallways, stairwells, kitchens, entrances, and foyers.

Common Area Cleaning Procedures:

Step 1: Gather Cleaning Supplies

  • Collect all necessary cleaning supplies, including disinfectants, cleaning cloths, vacuum cleaner, mop, bucket, and trash bags.

Step 2: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Wear appropriate PPE, including gloves, and safety goggles if needed to protect yourself during the cleaning process.

Step 3: Trash Removal

  • Empty all trash bins and replace liners.
  • Ensure proper disposal of waste and recycling.
  • Clean the exterior of the can before replacing the liner.

Step 4: Dusting

  • Dust all surfaces, including railings, light fixtures, windowsills, door frames, baseboards, pictures, clocks and corners.
  • Work from top to bottom to avoid recontaminating cleaned areas.
  • Always dust baseboards.

Step 5: Surface Sanitizing

  • Disinfect high-touch areas such as doorknobs, handrails, light switches, elevator buttons, and countertops using a suitable disinfectant.
  • Spot clean walls where there is dirt or finger prints.

Step 6: Floor Care

  • Sweep and vacuum all floors to remove dust and debris.
  • Mop hard floors using an appropriate cleaning solution.
  • Begin vacuuming the floor starting from the back of the room working your way towards the door.
  • Vacuum under furniture, behind doors, and in corners, placing everything back in its place.
  • Be sure to vacuum corners and edges weekly.

Step 7: Kitchen Cleaning

  • Clean and disinfect countertops, sinks, and faucets.
  • Clean all heavy water deposits around the faucet and drain.
  • Wipe down all appliances, including microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine. Besure to clean the interior of all microwaves. 
  • Clean and sanitize tables and chairs.
  • Restock any necessary supplies such as paper towels and soap.

Step 8: Window and Glass Cleaning

  • Clean windows and glass surfaces using a glass cleaner and lint-free cloth to achieve streak-free results.
  • Always clean the sills and window frames.

Step 9: Stairwell Cleaning

  • Sweep and mop stairwells, paying special attention to corners and edges.
  • Clean and sanitize handrails and banisters.

Step 10: Entrance and Foyer Cleaning

  • Sweep and mop the entrance and foyer areas.
  • Clean and sanitize entry doors, including handles and push plates.
  • Ensure mats and rugs are clean and properly positioned.

Step 11: Final Inspection

  • Conduct a final walkthrough to ensure all areas are clean and no spots are missed.
  • Adjust or touch up as needed.

Step 12: Dispose of Used PPE and Wash Hands

  • Safely dispose of used PPE.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands after completing the cleaning tasks.

These same tasks apply to all common areas to ensure a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for everyone.

By following these procedures, you'll ensure a clean, safe, and productive work environment. Start your training now to become a certified common area cleaning expert with CNY Cleaning Solutions.


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