Manufacturing Deep Cleaning & Disinfection Checklist

With coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news recently, disinfecting and sanitizing manufacturing facilities and other workplaces is front and center for most operators. While it is important to take proactive steps to stop the spread of the virus, it is a good idea to have a commercial cleaning company deep clean and disinfect your facility daily to stop any germs from spreading.Manufacturing facility commercial cleaning services can help you keep your industrial facility clean and disinfected by deep cleaning your building. You should schedule deep cleaning and disinfecting of your facility on a regular basis.

A Manufacturing Facility Deep Cleaning, Disinfection & Infection Control Checklist

Your manufacturing facility cleaning services should include deep cleaning and disinfection of all areas with a special focus on high-touch and common areas. Commercial cleaning services typically perform separate disinfecting and sanitizing processes.Your commercial cleaning services provider should provide you with a manufacturing deep cleaning checklist of items to be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected during each service. The list should include all areas to be cleaned, specific actions that should be taken, including disinfectants and infection control measures. The checklist should include a high level of detail, such as:

General Services

  • Clean and disinfect light switches, walls, doors, door frames, vertical
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces using approved disinfectants
  • Clean and disinfect desks, counters, and work surfaces
  • Dispose of waste and replace liners
  • Remove recycling to recycle bin
  • Clean and disinfect the interior and exterior of waste & recycle bins
  • Clean & disinfect drinking fountains
  • Disinfect all hand sinks and fixtures
  • Disinfect all doorknobs and handles
  • Clean and disinfect window sills
  • Clean and disinfect partition tops & edges
  • Clean and disinfect light fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect baseboards
  • Clean and disinfect furniture
  • Clean and disinfect monitors, keyboards, and equipment
  • Clean and disinfect conference room furniture & monitor screen
  • Place all recyclables in the proper container(s)
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean and disinfect tops & face of lockers
  • High dusting, air ducts, grills, vent covers & piping
  • Wipe clean window blinds - Clean and disinfect touchpoints
  • Clean and disinfect whiteboards/blackboards
  • Deep clean common areas (following the above guidelines)

Carpet & Rugs

  • Vacuum rugs, carpet & mats
  • Detail vacuum including corners & edges

Hard Surface Floors

  • Detailed mop using neutral cleaners and disinfectants
  • Detail sweep/dust mop hard surface floors including corners & edges
  • Properly arrange all tables, desks & chairs


  • Clean and disinfect walls, doors, partitions, and lockers
  • Disinfect horizontal surfaces: counters dispensers, toilets
  • Clean and Disinfect (All touchpoints: door handles, kickplates, light switches, toilet handles, dispenser handles, fixtures, etc.)
  • Clean and disinfect toilets & urinals including bases
  • Polish fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect mirrors
  • Dispose of waste and replace liners
  • Clean and disinfect waste receptacles
  • Clean and disinfect partitions & ledges
  • Wet mop floors using disinfectant & clean water
  • Restock hand soap, paper disposables & air fresheners as needed
  • High dusting: air grills, ceiling fixtures as needed
  • Detail clean showers/stalls (if applicable)

Breakrooms & Kitchens

  • Clean and disinfect all vertical surfaces: cabinets, appliances & walls
  • Clean and disinfect horizontal surfaces: tables, counters & appliances
  • Clean and disinfect sinks
  • Clean and disinfect inside and outside of microwaves
  • Clean and disinfect outside of Refrigerator

Entry Ways and Lobbies

  • Clean and disinfect entrance doors
  • Clean and disinfect partitions & mirrors
  • Detail clean and disinfect entry doors & hardware
  • Detail elevator inside/out (If applicable)
  • Clean and disinfect inside windows & sills

You should also discuss any specific issues or concerns you have about your manufacturing facility with your commercial cleaning company such as special equipment and cleaning agents and training to be sure service providers follow industry best practices and safety procedures.You may also want to take additional measures to protect your manufacturing facility. If you want any of these additional services, you will likely need to request an additional estimate:

  • Electrostatic spraying for thorough disinfection and infection control
  • Clean and disinfect the inside of any lockers or equipment
  • Clean and disinfect outside windows and sills
  • Power washing
  • Strip, seal, wax & burnish VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile) floors
  • Scrub LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) floors
  • Shampoo carpet

About OpenWorks

OpenWorks is the preferred commercial cleaning, disinfecting and facilities services company for more than 1,500 customers nationwide. Since 1983, OpenWorks has been committed to providing the most effective and innovative processes, highly-trained professional service providers use the latest cleaning technology and practices, and provide the best service in the industry.From shower rooms, clean rooms and factory floors, to the cafeteria, office, and executive suites, our cleaning crews are trained and equipped to tackle every kind of manufacturing cleaning and maintenance issues. Our service providers fully comply with OSHA, HEPA, GBAC, and lock-out/tag-out procedures.Contact OpenWorks to discuss your commercial cleaning, disinfecting, and infection control needs for your manufacturing facility.

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