Guide To Deep Cleaning Your Retail Space

30 04 2024
Guide To Deep Cleaning Your Retail Space

As a retail environment, you are likely to have a cleaning schedule in place already, if not, then we would recommend you put one in place. However, with the high footfall that shops and shopping centres experience, it is always a good idea to schedule a deep clean for your retail space to ensure you clean the hard-to-reach areas and create a spotless and safe environment for your customers and staff.

At Dorset Commercial Cleaning, we are a leading retail cleaning service across the South. Our experts have put together a guide so that you can give your retail store a thorough clean.

Continue reading to discover what a deep clean is and how to complete one. Alternatively, get in touch with our friendly and professional team to get a no-obligation quote or arrange a clean.

How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Retail Space?

It is recommended that retail spaces should be cleaned each day, because of the number of people that utilise these spaces over the opening hours.

However, you should give your retail environment a deep clean three times a year; this works out to be once every four months.

What's The Difference Between Regular Cleaning And Deep Retail Cleaning?

Keeping the shop clean and tidy is the usual goal of a regular, routine clean. It will cover cleaning toilets, bathrooms and kitchens and hoovering and mopping floors. These regular cleans will also ensure that all touchpoints have been wiped down with anti-bacterial wipes or spray to remove any bacteria and reduce the spread of germs.

Meanwhile, a deep retail clean will be more in-depth. It will involve cleaning grime and dirt in areas that aren't usually cleaned in a routine clean.

A deep clean in your retail space will often include cleaning:

  • Behind kitchen appliances
  • Behind customer service appliances (such as tills and under shelves)
  • Under sinks and more thoroughly around toilets
  • Inside and outside of windows
  • A full and deep dusting, including out-of-sight areas, skirting boards and light fixtures 

Why Should You Deep Clean Your Retail Space?

Deep cleanings of your retail space will keep dust and clutter under control and enhance general hygiene for your customers and staff, which in turn slows the spread of viruses and infections.

This can help your staff members feel more motivated because they will be happier to come into a clean workspace.

Deep cleans can also enhance the reputation of your business, as you will be seen as a clean and hygienic business that puts the health and safety of its staff and customers first.

Do You Need To Hire A Company Or Can You Do The Retail Deep Clean Yourself?

You can do the retail deep clean yourself. However, hiring a professional cleaning service offers many benefits.

Firstly, they will already have all the products and equipment needed to complete the cleaning. This will save you from spending money on what you need and then finding storage for them once you have done it.

Additionally, they will have the knowledge to use the products to get the best results and efficiently work through the space, keeping cleaning time to a minimum so you can get on with your work and keep your doors open for your customers.

Our team at Dorset Commercial Cleaning is highly trained, so will be able to ensure your space is cleaned thoroughly and with the right products to get it as germ-free as possible, guaranteeing high quality.

Call us on 01202 986700 for a quote for our services and to learn more about what we offer.

Alternatively, if you would like to give it a go yourself, read our top tips below.

Retail Deep Cleaning Tips

Remove Everything Before Starting

It is recommended that you remove as much as possible from each area that you are going to clean. This includes clothing from rails, products on shelves, furniture from fitting rooms and till equipment.

Creating empty spaces will make it easier to clean everywhere and ensure you don't miss a space because something is in the way.

Consider Rearranging Your Retail Space

Since all of your products have been moved, now would be a great time to think about rearranging your shop layout.

Computer Equipment Should Be Cleaned Properly

Because they are used so frequently, computers and till keyboards are among the dirtiest surfaces in a retail space because of the potential for germ accumulation. At Dorset Commercial Cleaning, we recommend giving the spaces between the keys a thorough clean with compressed air and alcohol (applied with a cotton bud).

Retail Deep Cleaning Specialists

We pride ourselves on the services that we deliver and have built up a reputation for providing thorough and quality cleaning for several commercial spaces, including retail shops and shopping centres.

We offer flexible schedules that fit around your business, reducing your downtime. Whether you are looking for a weekend clean or a late-night one, we can do it.

We can also provide one-off cleaning services or a more frequent cleaning schedule.

Contact our team to discuss your needs and get a no-obligation quote. Call us on 01202 986700 or complete our online enquiry form, and we will get back to you. Our friendly team are always happy to talk through your requirements and work out the ideal solution.

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