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Is Your Office Due for a Spring Clean? Commercial Spring Cleaning Explained

Investing in a thorough spring cleaning revitalizes your commercial facility, creating a healthier work environment for employees and a more welcoming space for clients and visitors.

What is commercial spring cleaning?

Commercial spring cleaning goes beyond the scope of standard daily or weekly cleaning routines. It's a thorough, deep cleaning of your office space or commercial property ideally undertaken as winter fades and warmer weather arrives. Spring season offers the perfect time to address the buildup of dust, grime,

EPA estimates that indoor air can be up to 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, with dust being a major contributor. Spring season offers the perfect time to address the buildup of dust, grime, and clutter that may have accumulated during the less active colder months.

Spring Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning

While there's significant overlap, spring cleaning and deep cleaning have slightly different focuses.

Deep cleaning focuses on meticulous cleaning of all surfaces, while spring cleaning leverages the change of seasons for this deeper cleaning within your building, often including additional tasks like decluttering, exterior cleaning, and addressing winter weather's impact.

Spring Cleaning vs. General Cleaning

  • Scope: Regular cleaning maintains a clean environment, while spring cleaning sessions offer a far more comprehensive approach, targeting often-neglected areas.

  • Frequency: General cleaning occurs daily or weekly, while spring cleaning typically occurs once or twice a year.

  • Depth: Spring cleaning involves deep cleaning of carpets, upholstery, window treatments, and detailed cleaning of fixtures and appliances, often using specialized solutions and techniques.

What does a professional spring clean include?

1. Deep Cleaning Floors

Floors receive special attention during a spring cleaning, going beyond routine vacuuming and mopping. Depending on your floor surfaces, this might include:

  • Carpet cleaning: Professional shampooing or steam cleaning to remove deep-set stains and the buildup of dirt and allergens. Carpet cleaning has multiple benefits, including getting rid of bacteria and odors, reducing noise pollution, and improving indoor climate just in time for spring.

  • Hardwood floor care: Special treatments like stripping, waxing, and polishing to restore shine and protect the surface.

  • Tile and grout cleaning: Thorough cleaning and sealing of grout lines to prevent staining and mildew.

2. Surface Cleaning and Disinfection

Spring cleaning presents an opportunity to thoroughly address high-touch surfaces that are often the culprits for the spread of germs within a workspace. This includes:

  • Desks, Tables, and Countertops: Going beyond basic wiping to disinfect surfaces where bacteria and viruses can linger.

  • Light switches, Doorknobs, & Handles: These frequently used areas demand special attention for sanitization.

  • Electronics: Keyboards, mice, phones, and touchscreens need careful cleaning and disinfection protocols that are safe for technology.

  • Restrooms: Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all fixtures and surfaces is essential for hygiene.

3. Indoor Air Care

A thorough dusting of your commercial space is a must for your spring cleaning program. Not only does it instantly refresh the appearance of your facility, but it also significantly contributes to healthier indoor air quality.

The American College of Asthma, Allergies, and Immunology agrees - stating that a good spring clean effectively removes allergens. This benefits employees, clients, and anyone who spends time in your building. Make sure to include the following in your indoor air care spring cleaning service:

  • High Dusting: Spring is the ideal time to reach often-neglected areas where dust, allergens, and cobwebs accumulate, improving air quality and potentially reducing allergy symptoms and the spread of illness.

  • HVAC Services: Consider professional cleaning of air ducts and vents, and replace air filters for cleaner air circulation.

4. Window Cleaning

A professional spring clean ensures your windows sparkle, both inside and out, creating a brighter, more welcoming atmosphere for employees and clients. In fact, clean windows increase natural light, which studies show can improve employee focus, reduce health issues (51% reduction in eyestrain, 63% reduction in headaches - Hedge study).

This service is especially vital for multi-story commercial buildings and is ultimately a wise investment for your property.

5. Exterior Cleaning

Spring is the ideal time to refresh your building's façade. Professional spring cleaning can include:

  • Pressure Washing: Revitalize your building's appearance and potentially extend paint lifespan by removing dirt, grime, and algae.

  • Gutter Cleaning: Ensure proper drainage and prevent water damage

  • Exterior Detailing: Enhance curb appeal by cleaning light fixtures, awnings, signage, and other details.

6. Landscaping

After the dormant winter months, your outdoor public spaces deserve a fresh start.  A study by the CCIM found that curb appeal, specifically its atmospheric and architectural aspects, directly and positively influences sales prices. This highlights the impact that a well-maintained exterior can have on attracting customers and boosting property value.

Professional spring cleaning services for landscaping often include:

  • Essential Spring Cleanup: This encompasses thorough Winter Debris Removal, raking and preparing flower beds, and pruning shrubs and trees to remove dead growth and promote healthy new blooms.

  • Mulching: Adding a fresh layer of mulch to beds suppresses weeds, retains moisture for plants, and gives your landscaping a polished, revitalized look.

  • Irrigation System Checkup: Ensuring your irrigation system is working correctly and adjusted for spring watering needs is crucial after a period of winter inactivity.

  • Planting & Revitalization: Spring is a great time to replace any plants that didn't survive the winter, add colorful annuals, or introduce new perennials to enhance your landscape design.


Atlas Facilities Maintenance Offers Commercial Spring Cleaning Services

Ready to revitalize your commercial facility? With the change of seasons, it's time for spring cleaning! Partner with Atlas, a trusted commercial cleaning company, for comprehensive services that will transform your workspace.

Our team understands the importance of a clean and healthy work environment. We take a proactive approach to your facility's maintenance, offering thorough spring cleaning services that go beyond standard janitorial services.

Invest in a healthier, more inviting workspace. Contact us today for a free consultation and let Atlas help you spring into a cleaner, healthier facility!



  1. What does spring cleaning entail? Spring cleaning is a thorough cleaning that goes beyond routine maintenance. It targets neglected areas, removes winter buildup, and often includes exterior cleaning and decluttering.

  2. Is spring cleaning same as deep cleaning? Spring cleaning and deep cleaning are similar, but spring cleaning leverages the change in seasons for a comprehensive refresh of your workspace.

  3. What is the difference between spring cleaning and general cleaning? Scope: Spring cleaning is far more extensive, tackling areas often skipped in daily cleaning. Frequency: General cleaning is done regularly (daily/weekly), while spring cleaning typically occurs once or twice a year. Depth: Spring cleaning involves specialized cleaning techniques and solutions for a deeper clean.


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