The specifications will call for a combination of various vacuum procedures. These can be
Removing visible surface materials such as paper, paper punchings, staples, paper clips, etc. These may be removed by hand, by use of a brush and dustpan, or with a carpet sweeper. Pay attention to areas under desks, around wastebaskets and in front of file cabinets.
Removing visible surface materials (as in litter pickup) using either an upright vacuum or a cannister type vacuum. ( Areas outside the traffic lanes )
Note: Spot vacuuming is only, where soil is visible.
Traffic Lane Vacuuming
Vacuuming areas subject to traffic, desk area, around wastebaskets, direct pathways to file cabinets, washrooms, drinking fountains and to doorways. (Areas of higher traffic)
Work at a rate that will enable you to complete the job and maintain an acceptable level of appearance.
Vacuuming the entire area except for those covered by counters, filing cabinets, heavy furnishings.
All light movable furniture should be moved, the area vacuumed and furnishings returned in their original position. Attention should be paid to corners and areas along walls and behind furniture and doors. Use a crevice tool for these areas.
Vacuuming should be the last job when doing office cleaning.