The Ultimate Church Cleaning Checklist

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Given the number of people who visit religious institutions on a regular basis, it is no wonder that maintaining high levels of cleanliness may appear to be an insurmountable challenge. Fortunately, it only appears so!

Bringing your place of worship to the top standards of hygiene and aesthetic appeal (and keeping it there) can be made easier, either by working with specialists for church cleaning in Columbus, OH, or by taking the necessary steps to streamline the process.

How do you clean a church w/ checklist?

In our previous article, we described how experienced professionals approach church cleaning. We also mentioned the cleaning checklist and how this simple implement is essential for efficient and effective cleaning. Now, it’s time to actually see how it works. For your convenience and best effect, we’ll be splitting the list by cleaning frequency and areas.

Daily tasks

These tasks, although simple and the least time-consuming, are still essential for maintaining admirable levels of cleanliness.

  • Entryway & Antechamber:
    • Dust all the surfaces;
    • Dust the doors and sanitize doorknobs;
    • Sweep and vacuum floors (including floor coverings, if any);
    • Empty and reline trash bins;
  • Sanctuary:
    • Dust pews (and other seating areas), altars, and lecterns;
    • Wipe down seating areas;
    • Tidy up hymnals, holy books, and other materials;
    • Sweep the floors;
    • Vacuum the carpets;
    • Empty and reline trash bins;
  • Restrooms:
    • Clean and disinfect toilets, sinks, entry and stall door handles, and grab bars;
    • Wipe and sanitize surfaces;
    • Sweep and mop the floors;
    • Empty and reline trash bins;
  • Administrative Offices:
    • Dust and wipe down the surfaces and furniture exteriors;
    • Wipe desks and chairs;
    • Sweep the floors;
    • Empty and reline trash bins;
  • Kitchen & Fellowship Hall:
    • Dust and wipe down the surfaces and kitchen elements exterior;
    • Wipe desks and chairs;
    • Wipe and sanitize food prep and high-touch surfaces;
    • Empty and reline trash bins;

Weekly tasks

These activities are slightly more time-intensive than daily tasks, which is why you should schedule them during the off-hours, so as not to interfere with regular church activities and gatherings:

  • Entryway & Antechamber:
    • Dust all the surfaces;
    • Sweep and mop the floors;
    • Vacuum all floor coverings;
  • Sanctuary:
    • Sweep and mop the floors;
    • Vacuum all floor coverings;
    • Clean windows and other glass surfaces;
  • Restrooms:
    • Clean and disinfect all surfaces;
    • Mop and disinfect the floors;
  • Administrative Offices:
    • Sweep and mop the floors;
    • Vacuum all floor coverings;
    • Disinfect high-touch surfaces;
  • Kitchen & Fellowship Hall:
    • Wipe down tables, chairs, and appliances;
    • Sweep and mop the floors;
    • Vacuum all floor coverings;
    • Wipe and sanitize sinks and food prep surfaces.

Monthly tasks

Activities on this list involve thorough cleanup and have some elements of deep cleaning. They are time and labor-intensive, and it is highly recommended to enlist the assistance of either professionals, other church staff, or congregation members.

  • Sanctuary:
    • Polish wood, metal, granite, and similar surfaces;
    • Clean upholstery;
    • Address hard-to-reach and neglected areas;
  • Restrooms:
    • Scrub tiles and grout;
    • Disinfect all fixtures;
  • Administrative Offices:
    • Disinfect all fixtures;
  • Kitchen & Fellowship Hall:
    • Clean the inside of the appliances;
    • Disinfect all fixtures;

Seasonal tasks

These tasks all come down to deep cleaning all the areas. Considering that places of worship are generally high-traffic areas, deep cleaning should be done more frequently, on average once every three months. Since this type of maintenance is extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive, as well as requiring some specialized equipment, it is highly advisable to entrust comprehensive cleaning to a reputable church cleaning company.

How do you clean a church checklistWho are established specialists for church cleaning near me in Columbus, OH?

Real World Commercial Cleaning is the leading provider of janitorial services for churches and religious facilities on either side of the Main Street Bridge. Our team consists of trained and experienced professionals who understand the significance of keeping your institution clean and are wholeheartedly committed to providing the care it deserves. Reach out to us today and let us make your place of worship into a true oasis of cleanliness!