Moving into a new office starts out as an exciting venture. You’re picturing a productive workplace, where everyone is ready to thrive in a fresh new environment. Then reality hits, and you’re left with the task of packing up everything in your office before moving day.
After you pack, organize, and clean your old office space, you show up to your new office — and discover it’s filthy. After a hectic move, the last thing you want is to frustrate your employees by moving them into an office that still needs to be cleaned. As the employer, you want this transition to be an easy one for your workers so they’re ready to get started from day one. To do so, they need to be in an environment that’s in pristine condition.
To make sure your new office space looks inviting, consider these reasons why you should get it cleaned before you move in.
How to Handle a Mess Left From the Construction Crew
If you’re moving to an office that’s in a newly constructed building, chances are there’s a mess left behind. Usually, the construction company’s job is to get in and out as quickly as possible. Most developers and project managers want their crew to build the structure by a certain deadline and without any complications that might carry the project over budget.
Often, the crew is ready to get to their next job, which results in an office that hasn’t been cleaned. You may be ready to kick up your feet and enjoy your new space, but first, your focus should be on removing any leftover sawdust and other particles.
If not, you may have some unhappy employees and clients. Those dust particles eventually end up in every nook and cranny of your office. Here are some surfaces you should definitely have cleaned:
- Carpets or floors
- Hard surfaces
- Air vents
- Light fixtures
Your primary focus should be to get all the dust out before it ends up in the air ducts or in the lungs of someone visiting your office.
What if the Previous Company Didn’t Clean Up?
Sometimes an office relocation can be a quick decision depending on certain circumstances. Whether it’s access to a new market or reaching the end of your older lease, the pick up needs to be fast to reduce downtime.
The problem here is that if you’re moving into an office building that had previous tenants, they may have had to leave things as they were. This means that before you move in, you’re responsible for taking care of what’s already there.
Prior to scheduling your move, you should inspect your new location and make a list of what needs to be done before your employees come back to the office. Then, you can create a plan to get your new office in tip-top shape for your employees. This will allow you to make adjustments based on how much cleaning still needs to be done.
Keep Your New Office Space Sanitized
It’s safe to say that cleanliness is crucial. Your new office had people working in it prior to your arrival. That holds the potential for hidden germs surviving in your new office, including:
Any of these can be harmful to your employees and everyone they’re in contact with, including your clients. If not properly cleaned, your entire staff could end up calling out sick.
Your new office needs an occasional deep cleaning, but your new office protocol should include regular maintenance for sanitization to keep your staff in good health.
Hire a Professional Moving Company to Perform a Deep Cleaning
The moving experts at CRS Moving & Storage understand how stressful a relocation is. That’s why we’re here to help start planning your corporate relocation today. With more than 25 years of experience, we provide the expertise you need to make this move as safe and fast as possible. We use our extensive knowledge of moving and logistics to execute a relocation that’s seamless and stress-free so your business can remain operational and profitable.
Consider hiring CRS to perform a deep professional cleaning in your new office. We’re a reputable and affordable company, and as one of our clients, we will focus on supporting you for whatever questions or concerns you may have. Call us today for a consultation at 718-424-6000 or contact us online.