The Importance of Clean Doors and How to Keep it Clean

One of the most overlooked aspects when it comes to office cleaning are doors. Not only do they serve as an entryway to your businesses, but they are more than just a functional component in your building. You might be surprised at how clean doors play a crucial role in creating a positive first impression, enhancing the overall aesthetics, and contributing to the hygienic environment of your businesses.


It is not unknown to many that doors are one of the highly touched surfaces inside any establishment, but they still get overlooked by some even though they aren’t that tricky or time-consuming to clean. Whether you’re a showroom, restaurant, call centers, or commercial building it’s essential to know about door cleanliness. That’s why in this article we would dive head first into the world of door cleanliness and discover how this seemingly small detail can make a significant impact on the overall cleanliness and appeal of your space.

Common Door Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Well, you might say “I am cleaning my doors”, but are you cleaning them properly? There are a ton of people making these mistakes when performing some door office cleaning which results in damaged doors. Hence, we’ve decided to list down common door-cleaning mistakes you should avoid ensuring your doors last longer.

Using the incorrect cleaning solution

As we’ve mentioned over and over again, a one-size fit approach is not effective on all surfaces. That’s why doing some research on what products work best for your door material and what to avoid is crucial. By doing so, you can save yourself from wasting cleaning products, time, and your door.

Overlooking your door hardware and accessories

It’s important not to overlook the cleaning of door hardware such as handles, knobs, hinges, and locks. These components come into frequent contact with hands and can accumulate dirt, grime, and bacteria over time. Regularly clean and sanitize the hardware using appropriate cleaning products to maintain a hygienic and presentable appearance.

Using excessive water

A lot, we mean A LOT, of people tend to make this mistake with the thought of more water equals more dirt removed from their doors. However, that isn’t the case. You see the excess water can seep through the structure of the door (especially if it’s wood). This results in warping, swelling, or damage to the door’s surface which gets worse over time. We suggest using the spraying technique and then wiping the surface using a clean towel.

No dusting or pre-cleaning done

Similar to the use of excess water, a lot of people often forget or overlook dusting the door’s surface before applying any cleaning product. As a result, it doesn’t clean the door’s surface that well since the dust on the surface would just be wiped around the door while you’re trying to clean. This can even leave some streaks, especially for glass doors.

Not drying them properly

Inadequate drying after cleaning can leave streaks and water spots, or promote the growth of mold and mildew. It’s essential to ensure thorough drying of the door and its components to maintain a clean and pristine appearance.

How to Clean Different Types of Doors

As we’ve mentioned earlier, different door materials and types have different cleaning methods that would give you the most satisfactory clean. Below are some techniques on the most common materials used for doors.

Glass Doors

  1. Remove any loose dirt or debris on the glass surface using a feather duster or a clean cloth.
  2. Prepare a solution of mild dish soap or glass cleaner mixed with warm water. You can put the solution into a spray container if you prefer.
  3. Spray some of the solution on the glass surface and using a clean microfiber cloth or sponge gently scrub the glass in circular motions. Pay close attention to any smudges or fingerprints.
  4. For stubborn stains or marks, try using a glass cleaner specifically designed for stubborn stains and marks. Simply follow the instructions on the packaging.
  5. Rinse the glass thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap or cleaning solution residue.
  6. Dry the glass using a lint-free cloth or a squeegee to prevent spots or streaks.


TIP: If you don’t have that much time to do all the steps, then you might want to use newspaper instead of a clean cloth when scrubbing the glass surface. This is an effective way to prevent streaks.


Wood Doors

  1. Start by dusting the wood door using a soft, dry cloth or a microfiber duster to remove any loose dirt, dust, or cobwebs.
  2. Prepare a mild cleaning solution by mixing a small amount of gentle liquid soap with warm water.
  3. Dampen a soft cloth or sponge with the cleaning solution, ensuring it is not overly saturated.
  4. Gently wipe the wood surface, following the grain of the wood, to remove any dirt or grime. Avoid applying excessive moisture to prevent damage to the wood.
  5. For tough stains or marks, you can create a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stained area, gently scrub with a soft cloth, and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  6. Rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and wipe the wood surface to remove any soap residue.
  7. Dry the wood door immediately using a clean, dry cloth to prevent water absorption or warping. Apply furniture polish or a wood conditioner to restore shine and protect the wood if desired.


Metal Doors

  1. Start by removing any loose dirt or debris from the metal surface using a soft brush or a dry cloth.
  2. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing mild dish soap or a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner with warm water.
  3. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the solution and gently scrub the metal surface, focusing on any stains or marks. Avoid using abrasive materials or cleaners that can scratch the metal.
  4. Rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and wipe the metal surface to remove any soap residue.
  5. For stubborn stains or to restore shine, you can use a metal polish specifically formulated for the type of metal used in your door. Follow the instructions on the polish and use a soft cloth to apply and buff the metal surface.
  6. Dry the metal door thoroughly using a clean, dry cloth to prevent water spots or corrosion.


Ready to make your doors shine and leave a lasting impression? Contact our professional cleaning services today to experience the what makes expert door cleaning different. Whether you have glass doors, wood doors, or metal doors, Burgos Cleaning is equipped with the knowledge and high-quality products to effectively clean and restore their beauty.

Say goodbye to smudges, dirt, and fingerprints, and hello to sparkling clean doors that enhance the overall appeal of your space. If you’re located around New Haven County or New London County, Connecticut, don’t wait any longer – give us a call or visit our website to schedule your door cleaning service and let us handle the rest. Your doors deserve the best care, and we’re here to provide it!