Prevent Infestations With These Cleaning Tips For Your Small Business

Keeping your business clean, safe, and free of infestations is imperative if you want to remain compliant with health codes and ensure that your customers maintain their trust in you, so it’s important to get organized when it comes to certain tasks. Making scheduled maintenance a priority will help you and your team stay on top of regular cleaning chores while making repeated tasks like replacing filters easy to keep up with, whether you’ll be taking care of them yourself or hiring a service. It will also help you avoid unexpected, costly situations.

Need help taking care of an infestation? The pros at can assist with getting rid of rodents, birds, and other wildlife and can offer an inspection report that will detail any problem areas you may not know about. Then, use this brief guide to stay on top of cleaning tasks for your business and prevent issues down the road.

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Organize a chore list

With everything you have to juggle as a business owner, it can be hard to keep up with certain cleaning tasks, especially when they need to be repeated on a specific date. It can be helpful to create a chore list that your whole team has access to which documents the task itself, the date it was completed, and when it needs to be updated. This is handy for regular maintenance tasks such as cleaning or replacing air filters and ducts, setting wildlife traps, and spraying chemicals for pest control. Try a free PDF editor that will allow you to keep track of all these tasks and more in a document and share it with your team.

Do weekly sweeps

Keeping up with the tasks you know about is crucial, but it’s also important to keep your eyes open for potential problems. Depending on where your business is located and which season you’re in, it may be a good idea to do weekly or monthly sweeps of the building in the name of preventative care. Keep an eye out for rodent droppings, damage to wood or cardboard boxes, and nests, all of which are dead giveaways to unwanted animal visitors. The more you can stay on top of infestations and prevent them from growing out of control, the easier it will be to take care of them and save both time and money. Not only that, taking preventative measures can save your business’s reputation from irreparable harm.

Create a list of resources

Even with a plan for staying on top of infestations and cleaning issues, it’s still possible to overlook something. Take the stress out of your responsibilities by creating a list of resources you can call on should you need them, which will give you peace of mind and ensure that you have access to immediate help since time is of the essence. Look up HVAC services, local plumbers, and electricians, and keep their information in a place where you can easily access it in an emergency. You can also look up the closest wildlife and pest control location at

Keep funds on hand

Planning for possible resources for cleaning and pest removal is a great idea, but you should also ensure that you’ll have the funds to pay for those services when the time comes. Create a budget specifically for these services and for emergency repairs, which will also be necessary in the event of a major breakdown, weather event, or any costly problem that insurance won’t pay for

Keeping up with maintenance for your business doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful. Utilize free online tools and gather helpful resources that will give you peace of mind, and use preventative measures to ensure that your business is clean and problem-free all year round.

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