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When and Why Do You Need Office Deep Cleaning?


A dependable team, efficiency, and a strong market strategy are all crucial to a business’s success, but one area is often overlooked: cleanliness.

Understanding the Different Types of Office Cleaning

Requiring employees to clean may seem like an employer’s best option, but unless specifically stated in the job description, employees are unlikely to be thrilled about scrubbing toilets or vacuuming floors.

While employees can be responsible for basic cleaning, it’s important to have janitorial services for both standard cleaning and office deep cleaning. But what are the differences between a basic, standard, and deep cleaning?

What Is Basic Cleaning?

Basic cleaning includes keeping a desk clean, throwing out personal trash, and cleaning up any spills or other accidents as they happen. A janitorial service is not going to clean a desk drawer, for example, meaning that it comes down to the individual employee. To keep personal areas tidy, establish basic cleaning guidelines and expectations for employees.

What Are Standard Cleaning Services?

A standard office clean is about what you should expect from general office cleaning services, including:

  • Bathrooms cleaned regularly
  • Trash taken out every other day
  • Floors vacuumed once or twice a week

All of these contribute to a comfortable working environment. However, this kind of cleaning should be done by professionals to cover areas unknowingly gathering dust, grime, and bacteria.

What’s Included in Deep Cleaning?

Commercial cleaning companies have industry-specific knowledge and expertise when it comes to keeping workplaces clean. Rather than asking a receptionist or facility manager to act as a part-time cleaning crew, you can hire professionals who will provide a deeper clean. While your employees may not know the best methods for cleaning up carpet spills or sanitizing surfaces, the professionals you hire will. This is especially important in workplaces that require a high

A deep cleaning is done by professional cleaners trained and skilled to keep an office clean. A deep commercial cleaning checklist will often include the following tasks:

  • Removing soap and stains from water appliances and floors
  • Cleaning behind appliances like the oven, washing machine, and water fountain
  • Wiping down doors, walls, and baseboards
  • Wiping windows inside and out
  • Cleaning and emptying the refrigerator
  • Vacuuming and deep scrubbing carpets
  • Buffing or waxing hard floors

Most janitorial companies conduct a standard janitorial service daily, bi-daily, or weekly, and an office deep cleaning as frequently as requested.

When you need office deep cleaning services in Seattle, turn to the Purple Maids.

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Why Office Deep Cleaning Is Critical

It’s vital to schedule office deep cleaning services on an ongoing basis because everyone who uses your facility will notice, including:


As humans, we tend to judge books by their covers. That is why we purchase products after looking at the packaging, and walk out of a restaurant that has sticky floors. An unseemly office may leave bad first impressions on visitors, which may lead to a negative reputation.

Potential Employees

If you’ve walked into an interview, there is a good chance that you sat in a waiting room for a significant amount of time. As much as an interview is for an employer to see if a potential employee will fit, it is also for the potential employee to see if they are interested in working at the office. If there are messes, odors, or a lack of cleanliness, there’s a good chance that an interviewee may lose interest.

Clients and Higher Ups

Even if the office doesn’t have consistent foot traffic from visitors, it’s impossible to know who may walk through the door. Clients, like anyone else, are skeptical about how to spend their time and money. If an office doesn’t look professional and clean, keeping or gaining new clients is a major challenge. Similarly, if the CEO decides to stop by for a surprise visit, it will be much harder getting a promotion with a messy office.

Culture Starts With How Workers Feel

Another reason office deep cleaning matters is that employees are more productive in a well-maintained environment.

Set the Tone Early

A clean office instills confidence and promotes productivity when employees arrive in the morning. An office deep cleaning sets a tone where professionalism is expected, which employees will reciprocate.

Side with Caution

The only downside to a too-clean office is the cost to the employer. Typically, these services pay for themselves with employee productivity, more comfortable potential clients, and smaller maintenance projects. In a worst case scenario, an employer pays for too many services for a few weeks and adjusts accordingly.

Selecting the Deep Cleaning Janitorial Services You Need

Every company has its own janitorial needs. A small office with only six employees and infrequent traffic may only need a standard cleaning twice per week and a deep clean once a month. A large, corporate office with lots of traffic may need two standard cleanings per day and a weekly deep clean.

Evaluating the standard of cleanliness can help determine which services are needed and how often. If your Seattle office needs help selecting which office deep cleaning services are right for your business, contact the Purple Maids today to schedule a cleaning consultation.

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Ebony BrownEbony Brown
22:51 19 Aug 22
Dianna was amazing! She was very punctual, thoughtful, and detailed in cleaning and organizing things in our house. She went above and beyond. She really gave us a fresh start after being displaced in our home for the last 4 months with two toddlers and a kitchen remodel and several other dusty and dirty home projects. Thank you so so so much Dianna! God bless you! It feels like a brand new home in here!!!!
Margi LMargi L
19:38 09 Aug 22
She was very nice and went about her work very quietly. All of the rooms were nice and clean. The kitchen and bathroom fixtures all shining like new. Appliances and sinks were nice and shiny. Overall I am very happy with the clean apartment. I love the purple top, just to remind me of the company name. FYI, I just moved in to this apartment in May and have made some tiny improvements in the appearance, but as the years go by, just not able to do all that I wish to do. Glad for the help.
Ariel RubyAriel Ruby
19:10 28 Jul 22
Diana was friendly, efficient, and left our place nice and clean—we had a deep clean from a certain big cleaning company recently and she got spots they missed even though this was a standard clean! So glad we got someone with her level of professionalism. The company communicates well, answers questions quickly, and makes it easy to schedule cleaning.
Busy IzziBusy Izzi
03:08 19 Jun 22
We signed up with The Purple Maids to provide support for some friends and didn't realize we'd see them in action when we dropped by our friends' home for a little visit last week. Diana was doing beautiful work and it was a delight to see what a blessing she is to our friends! She was very thoughtful with regard to coordinating use of space as she cleaned, and she took time to do some "little extras" that really impressed us. We're so thankful for Diana and The Purple Maids!!
Ayesha TellisAyesha Tellis
22:04 24 May 22
Libby and Florinda did such a thorough and wonderful job. It was my first experience with the service and I’m so thrilled with the job they did. Anastasia and Gloria were great at scheduling me and walking me through the service. 100% recommend!
Rhiannon BallardRhiannon Ballard
21:18 04 Aug 21
Excellent results!! I am very impressed. My family and I moved out of a rental and wanted to have it cleaned professionally. I’ll admit that I was a little nervous when only one lady showed up to clean a 2,000 square foot home, but Valaria is an army of one. This girl cleaned every inch in every corner. She didn’t miss a single cob web. And the bill was even on the low end of the quote! I couldn’t be more pleased and I will be booking these folks for all of my future cleaning needs. Thank you Purple Maids!!
Tammy Lopez (Tammy)Tammy Lopez (Tammy)
00:24 25 Jul 21
Loved it. Olivia did an amazing job. Thank you!
Chad SChad S
21:06 24 May 21
Anastasia and her team are wonderful! We have had several cleaning companies clean our house, and they are by far the best, most thorough company we have used! They are so friendly, easy to work with, and payments are easily handled. Would highly recommend!
Jennifer EvangoJennifer Evango
14:42 01 May 21
I have been using The Purple Maids for a few months now and they do a great job every time!
Danielle DuPontDanielle DuPont
23:33 26 Jan 21
We started using Purple Maids at multiple multi family housing complexes in Pierce County once the pandemic hit to utilize their Covid-19 disinfecting services in our units. This giving our new tenants ease that their unit has been fully disinfected and sanitized prior to moving in. The staff is professional and responsive from the easy scheduling to the cleaning service they provide. I would highly recommend Purple Maids!

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