Earning the trust and confidence of the public is crucial for banks who are highly dependent on customer deposits and fees for financial management services. People tend to be very particular about where they will place their investments and savings. With this in mind, ensuring a positive impression through clean and presentable spaces is a necessity for banks.
Banks with a strong professional and corporate image tend to impress customers. Cleanliness and aesthetics are essential in establishing this image. How do you maintain respectability and a clean, reliable image before your customers? You’ll find actionable answers in this comprehensive bank cleaning checklist.
Daily Bank Cleaning Checklist
Most banks get a significant amount of foot traffic, so it’s not uncommon for the reception areas and spaces to require frequent cleaning. On rainy days, you might also have to deal with some mud and water in the entryway. The checklist below will take care of these daily cleaning needs:
- Sweep the floors, conference rooms and VIP receiving areas. Vacuum all carpets.
- Dust window blinds.
- Dust and disinfect all surfaces, especially high-touch areas like door handles, keypad buttons on self-service machines, ATM touchscreens, and light switches.
- Use glass cleaning products to clean and polish windows, mirrors, and glass doors and dividers.
- Wipe down and disinfect all waiting benches and chairs.
- Wipe down and disinfect all bank clerks’ desks, counters, booth dividers, and handset phones.
- Empty the waste paper bins.
- Tidy the counter areas allotted for filling out forms.
- Clean the bathrooms and disinfect the sinks.
- Sweep the floor and tidy the break room or pantry.
- Refill the tissue and soap dispensers in the bathrooms and pantry.
- Refill the tissue and hand sanitizer dispensers in the receiving and waiting areas.
Weekly Cleaning Tasks
While the items on the following checklist tend to be overlooked because they are not always in clear, visible sight, it still helps to keep up the maintenance and cleanliness of these areas. Some tasks take a lot of time and effort, and it’s more practical to do them when you have a lot to clean. Here are some weekly tasks to include in your cleaning schedule:
- Vacuum all benches and upholstered chairs.
- Vacuum the entire floor, including the curtains and corners on the floor and ceiling.Du
- st high shelves and ceiling corners to remove unseen cobwebs.
- Empty the waste paper tray in photocopiers and printers (doing this weekly is a precaution: if someone mistakenly places important documents in the waste tray, staff may still be able to find and retrieve them).
- Dust, wipe down, and disinfect all computer stations and desks.
- Inspect and clean all ATMs, cash deposit machines, and queue ticket dispensing machines.
- Wipe down and disinfect all window and door frames.
- Polish chrome fixtures like door handles and decorations.
- Polish wood surfaces and furniture.
- Deep clean pantry appliances like the microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and refrigerator.
- Mop and disinfect the pantry floor.
- Mop and disinfect the bathroom floors.
Monthly Cleaning Must-Do’s
Low-maintenance equipment and cleaning tasks that need a long time to complete are best done monthly. With this, we’ve also included maintenance tasks you only have to do every couple of months in this checklist.
- Wash and shampoo carpets.
- Wash the covers on sofas, throw pillows, and upholstered chairs.
- Clean air vents and central air conditioner (bi-annually, ideally once in autumn and once in spring).
- Disassemble and clean light fixtures on the walls and ceiling, including chandeliers.
- Sanitize the pantry’s communal dishes, drinking glasses, mugs, and cutlery.
- Sanitize the microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, and other kitchen appliances.
- Pressure-wash the front steps, landing, and walkway leading to the bank’s doors.
- Inspect the bathrooms and check for foul odors, mold, dampness, discoloration, and other signs of water damage or microbial growth.
- Organize and clean storage rooms and closets (as needed).
Cleaning Checklist for Office Staff
To round off the daily weekly, and monthly bank cleaning checklist, here are some best practices for employees to keep in mind to make it easier to maintain a clean, fresh-smelling and presentable space for all customers and employees:
- Wipe spills immediately.
- Be careful not to spill food or drinks on the upholstery.
- Avoid eating and leaving food crumbs on work desks and computer stations.
- Do not place a hot or cold beverage on wood furniture and counters
- Wipe the spills and splatter inside the microwave after every use.
- Do not smoke inside the premises.
- Keep workstations clean and organized before leaving at the end of the day.
When Do You Need Professional Bank Cleaning Services?
In-house custodians and janitorial staff can help you with the upkeep and cleaning of your facility. However, some tasks require deep cleaning and advanced equipment to ensure thorough maintenance.
Hiring professional cleaners is a surefire way to ensure your bank is spotless and sparkling clean, creating a welcoming environment for all.
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