1 Hour to Clean – Tips From a Top Denver Cleaning Service

As a Denver cleaning service, Five Star Janitorial is an expert at efficiently and thoroughly cleaning apartment common spaces.  In this article, we discuss our top 4 tips to keep your apartment and condo facilities clean and fresh for your residents if you have just one hour to clean.

There are many different kinds of public spaces that need frequent attention to avoid looking grimy. Some of the most important areas of apartment and condo buildings to focus on include:

  • Lobbies
  • Elevators
  • Hallways
  • Restrooms
  • Gyms / Fitness Centers
  • Entertainment Rooms
  • Stairs
  • Waiting areas

Of course, different common spaces require different types of cleaning.  For instance, bathrooms require a completely different set of steps to clean than a gym or apartment lobby.  Without a lot of experience, you probably won’t be able to thoroughly clean every single one of these spaces in just one hour.

Lucky for you, Five Star Janitorial breaks down the most important areas to clean if you only have an hour to clean.  Hitting these quick highlights should keep your facilities looking good between deeper cleans.

#1 Clean the Restrooms First

As a Denver cleaning service, Five Star Janitorial knows the importance of clean restrooms.  People can form their impression of an entire apartment or condo community based on the cleanliness of the bathrooms.

Psychologically, clean restrooms indicate to people that the entire facility is clean. On the flip side, dirty bathrooms can leave residents thinking that the entire building is filthy.

Restrooms are kind of like a first impression when you meet someone. Once you make that quick first impression, it really sticks in your head! That is how people feel about restrooms. They won’t care how clean your lobby is if the toilet, sink, and bathroom floor were dirty!

When we are cleaning restroom facilities in the Aurora and Denver areas, we always make sure to at least do the following:

  • Sanitize toilets
  • Clean up and take out trash
  • Mop the floors
  • Clean surfaces like counters, door handles, and mirrors
  • Restock toilet paper and paper towels

If you only have an hour to clean, make sure you clean your bathrooms.  This one area gives the most bang for your buck, by far!  If you don’t think you can handle all these tasks, and the others on the list, contact Five Star Janitorial – our cleaning professionals can help.

#2 Clean Apartment Lobbies

Clean apartment lobbies are a close second behind clean restrooms when it comes to keeping residents happy and prospective tenants excited. 

Apartment lobbies are the most used common space in the entire community.  Everyone who goes in and out of the building is going to have an impression of the lobby.

In that sense, lobbies can actually form more impressions than community restrooms that don’t get as much foot traffic. In Denver and Aurora, where the changes of weather can bring rain, sleet, and snow, water and muddy footprints are a constant threat to your sparkling lobby. Overflowing trash cans can be an eyesore, and if they stink, a nose sore!

To avoid dirty lobbies, Five Star Janitorial always checks off at least the following:

  • Take out the trash and recycling
  • Sweep and mop the floors
  • Clean glass surfaces
  • Vacuum doormats / rugs
  • Sanitize door handles

While you might be able to knock out some of these items in your one hour quick clean, if you are in Aurora or Denver, you really need to have a cleaning service dedicated to high quality cleaning. The apartment and condo market is too competitive to have dirty lobbies or other common spaces!

However, in a pinch, that checklist should help you get the most out of your one hour to clean.

#3 Clean Apartment / Condo Elevators

This is another space that demands attention during your one-hour speed clean – the elevators.  Just like the lobby, nearly every person going in and out of your apartment or condo community will be using the elevator.  This common space can get filthy from its high use.

In a world struggling to overcome Covid, the enclosed space can make people very uncomfortable if they perceive the space to be unclean.

To make residents and guests feel comfortable, the elevators need to be sparkling clean. When we clean elevators, some services we make sure to provide include:

  • Cleaning the floors and mats
  • Sanitizing elevator buttons
  • Wiping down the elevator walls
  • Spraying disinfectant aerosol to help kill germs in the air

Between clean elevators, clean lobbies, and clean bathrooms, your apartment or condo building will be headed in the right direction.  These public spaces in your facility should form the backbone of your speed-clean routine.  Even if you have just one hour, doing the items discussed in this article should make you feel good about your community.

#4 Leave it to us – Call Five Star Janitorial

We hope you found this list helpful for your one hour speed clean! As a top cleaning service in Denver and Aurora, Five Star Janitorial is really, really, good at keeping common areas clean. Whether you have an apartment or condo community, we can help you get your common spaces shining like new.

Fortunately for you, you don’t have to limit yourself to just what you can clean in one hour. That’s where we come in. Contact our team today to discuss your unique facility, and what cleaning services we can provide for you.