Winter provides a unique set of challenges when it comes to keeping your workplace clean. This year, in particular, it is especially critical to be extra diligent when it comes to cleaning. Not only are we in the midst of cold and flu season, but the Covid-19 pandemic is still very much a part of our lives. While many businesses are back up and running, office cleaning and commercial cleaning is more important this season than ever before.

At Kirei Cleaning – the leader in Vancouver commercial cleaning services – we are here to help with any and all of your commercial cleaning needs. While many of these tasks can be handled internally, it can be a lot more efficient and affordable to hire a Vancouver commercial cleaning contractor to make sure the job is done right. There are a lot of critical elements to office cleaning in the wintertime, and what follows is a basic checklist to get you thinking.


This one is critical. While many illnesses are airborne, there is still a very real possibility that you could get sick through shared touchpoints in your office. By thoroughly and regularly sanitizing shared surfaces – desks, tables, doorknobs, keyboards, etc. – you can reduce the spread of disease amongst your staff and clients.

Maintain a Clean and Organized Entryway

The main entrance to your office is the most highly used space in the building, and it is essential to keep it clean and tidy in the wintertime. Ensuring that any floor mats are secure, keeping uncarpeted floors as dry as possible (and using caution signs when it does get slippery), and moping and drying regularly to avoid gross dirt and salt buildup will go a long way in keeping your office looking professional and preventing any visitors from taking an unwelcome tumble.

Don’t Forget the Exterior

The winter season is famous for slips, trips, and falls and as such, office cleaning needs to extend past your building’s interior. Hire a commercial cleaning or shovelling service to shovel snow, chip ice, and lay down salt to guarantee a safe means of passage from your parking lot to your office door. All it takes is one small fall in the wintertime to break a bone and cause a lot of stress and headache for your business.

Improve Air Quality

Many people get sick in the wintertime from breathing the same air, as airborne pathogens are a particularly difficult thing to manage. Poor air quality due to dust and debris only makes matters worse. You can improve the air quality in your office by staying on top of dust buildup on flat surfaces, vacuuming with HEPA filters, cleaning your air ducts regularly, and even installing a humidifier to reduce the risk of respiratory infection or illness. The Vancouver commercial cleaning crew at Kirei Cleaning can help with all of this.

Winter office cleaning is not something to be taken lightly, and Kirei Cleaning is here to help. Give our passionate and professional staff a call today to request a quote, schedule an appointment, or to discover how we can improve the health, safety, and aesthetic of your office building this winter!