Cleaning Checklist for Property Managers

Cleaning Checklist for Property Managers

When it comes to commercial rental property maintenance, having a well-organized maintenance checklist is crucial.

Property maintenance is required regularly to keep things running smoothly. Additionally, it reduces the risk to buyers and tenants. As a property owner, you are responsible for safeguarding your investment against everyday wear and tear or even more significant maintenance requirements.

If you manage your commercial property as an owner-operator, you're probably already aware of many areas that require your attention.

If not, then let this guide help you get started. We'll cover everything you need to know to ensure your office is clean.

Weekly Cleaning

First, we'll go through things you should be doing at least once a week to keep things under control. It is all too simple to take a few days off from cleaning and then find yourself with a massive mess that will take significant time away from you to deal with.


The bathroom areas must first be carefully cleaned at least once a week because they tend to grow unclean rapidly. They are also a haven for bacteria.

Make sure to clean the floors, paper towel dispensers, and restroom mirrors. Also, properly disinfect any areas you believe to be frequently touched and/or have heavy traffic, such as toilets, sinks, door handles, and so on since most of the germs will be present here.

Common Areas

People will spend most of their time in your office in the common areas and workspaces. Therefore these places must remain neat and organized to maintain a high level of employee satisfaction.

Don't forget to sweep and vacuum your carpets and hardwood floors, remove the recycling and trash, and clean any windows or doors that are in this area.

If you have a shared water fountain or cooler, make sure to clean it thoroughly as well. By doing this, you may maintain the appearance of cleanliness and order in your office and provide a positive first impression for guests or new hires.


Your kitchen and break room are areas that can rapidly get dirty, so it’s very important to stay on top of things in these areas.

Make sure to clean and disinfect the sink area, kitchen counters, handles on the refrigerator and shelves, and floors at least once a week.

As with any other place in your business, give high-traffic areas special care to keep them clean and free of bacteria.

Monthly Cleaning

For monthly or bi-weekly cleaning, you should concentrate on cleaning portions of your office that receive less regular traffic or use and take longer to become unclean. Don't forget to disinfect any shelves or cupboards, clean and buff your hardwood floors as necessary, and clean the less-used office chairs and flooring.

If applicable, you should also periodically (every two weeks or once a month) inspect the exterior of your office. If necessary, make sure to clean any windows, doors, or common areas.

Maintaining this level of cleanliness will complement your weekly cleaning efforts and result in a spotless office for you and your staff.

Employee Contribution

The responsibility for keeping your office spotless shouldn't lie solely on you; your staff can take steps that can simplify your life and reduce the amount of cleaning required on a weekly or monthly basis. Mostly, this entails ensuring that your staff members tidy up after themselves.

They must leave everything tidy when using spaces like the kitchen or break room as well as their work area.

Inform your staff that they must clean the counters after preparing food, take expired food out of the office refrigerator, wipe up any spills and be mindful of other staff members' food sensitivities and act accordingly.

When to Seek Assistance?

If you feel that keeping up with the cleaning needs takes too much time away from you and your staff, you might want to think about hiring cleaning professionals to handle the situation.

By hiring a cleaning service, you'll be able to concentrate on running your business while also having peace of mind that everything is kept to a high degree of cleanliness set by you and your employees.

Therefore, it’s imperative to choose the correct cleaning service for you and to carefully select the right employee for the task so you can have faith in their ability to maintain cleanliness.

Fortunately, professional cleaning services like Helping Hands give you the peace of mind that the task will get done right.

We offer commercial cleaning across Woodridge Areas, IL, for all types of rental properties. Our trained and industry-certified cleaners are equipped with all the necessary tools to leave your property operating with excellence.

Call us at (630) 530-8121 and request a free quote to have our staff take care of your rental, office, or other commercial property.

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