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Janitorial Cleaning Checklist

A janitorial cleaning checklist should include each and every space of an office starting right from the entrance to the last counter of the office kitchen counter. Since an average office space comprises of several separate divisions of work space, separate load of work being done in them and a big amount of constant visitors trafficking the areas, keeping the premises clean is essential for health safety.

A Janitorial Cleaning Checklist is maintained to keep a tab of the cleaning duties. It helps in allocating the tasks among the janitors and monitoring for its completion. Here is a checklist that can guide you for performing janitorial services at your commercial space, you can alter it according to the staffs on hand and the total size that you need to be cleaned. The frequency of the service also depends on the traffic and use.

It is required to segregate the total space to optimize cleaning. A general office can be divided as per the following categories:

  1. Entrance and Exists
  2. Lobby or Reception
  3. Public waiting rooms
  4. Conference rooms
  5. Halls
  6. Staircase and elevators
  7. Public Restrooms
  8. Employees’ restrooms
  9. Office bay
  10. Canteen and Kitchen area


  • Wipe and remove handprints from the doors
  • Wipe and clean door knobs
  • Clean and air door mats
  • Vacuum carpet
  • Dust and clean any planters Wipe and clean lights and fixtures
  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners
  • Sweep and mop floor and dry thoroughly


  • Wipe and clean door and glass surfaces
  • Dust all visible surfaces
  • Spray cleaner and wipe all picture frames and décor, light switch boards etc
  • Dust and clean lights and fixtures
  • Spot clean the walls
  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners
  • Check Air conditioner
  • Clean and air door mats D
  • ust and clean furniture
  • Organize them neatly
  • Remove and stack newspapers and magazines
  • Remove any coffee cups and glasses
  • Sweep and mop the floor and dry thoroughly
  • Vacuum carpeted area
  • Remove trash and replace liners in the bin
  • Relocate trash bins at strategic places
  • Restock stationaries Restock refrigerators


  • Washrooms be it for visitors or employees, should be cleaned thoroughly to avoid any spreading of unwanted diseases and also to keep the office area fresh and clean.
  • Spray the sinks with a cleaner, scrub and clean thoroughly
  • Wash and clean faucets
  • Use a powerful cleaner and clean the toilet bowls
  • Allow the cleaner on the bowl and also on the rim to sit for a while and scrub and flush
  • Use a disinfectant after cleaning
  • Refill soap dispenser, and paper utilities
  • Polish the mirrors and other glass surfaces
  • Clean the lights and fixtures and also the switch board
  • Clean the door and door handle
  • Mop and clean the toilet floor and use a sanitizer
  • Remove trash and replacer the liner
  • Deodorize the restrooms


  • Thorough cleaning is required as these experience huge traffic
  • Wipe and clean the elevator door and operating switch panel
  • Remove cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Mop and clean the elevator floors
  • Wipe down the staircase banister
  • Polish any metal trimmings
  • Sweep and clean the stairs
  • Spot clean the walls and remove ugly stains
  • Empty cigarette bins and trash bins
  • Make sure that the fire extinguishers are in working conditions
  • Check the lights and replace any fused bulbs


  • Dust all tables and desks
  • Clean any spills and stains
  • Clean the chair heads
  • Rearrange stationaries
  • Dust and clean all electrical gadgets including computers, printers etc
  • Make sure all the charging points wirings are in safe working conditions
  • Sanitize the telephones and desk tops
  • Clean the window panes and other glass surfaces
  • Make sure that the air- conditioners are working fine
  • Replace air conditioner filters once very month
  • Clean all lights and fixtures
  • Vacuum clean the carpet and rugs
  • Mop and clean the hard floor
  • Empty trash, replace liners and keep the bins at their usual places
  • Restock paper utilities


  • Wipe and clean all visible surfaces
  • Wipe the outer surfaces of refrigerators and other kitchen gadgets
  • Wipe and clean microwave inside out
  • Clean the sink and faucet thoroughly
  • Clean the surface of the water cooler
  • Clean the outer surfaces of the cabinets and drawers
  • Clean the lights and fixtures
  • Clean the stove top and vent hood surface
  • Empty trash, replace liner Sweep, mop and dry the floor thoroughly.