As a business owner, the cleanliness of your office is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind each day. However, businesses often falter if they underestimate the power of cleanliness. It really can’t be overstated how important a clean office is to every aspect of the workplace. Even if you have a cleaning service, the actual cleaning performed is often minimal, with a quick vacuum and emptying of trash. Deeper dirt, dust allergens and pathogens remain in the carpets, on blinds and deep within the upholstery of office furniture. The only answer to these unsanitary conditions is a regular floor-to-ceiling deep cleaning of your office.
Deep cleaning includes getting into all the detailed areas that are hard to reach and can accumulate dirt after long periods of time and is crucial to the health and safety of all your employees. Without it, germs, mold and other harmful materials can slowly build up and contribute to illness over time. Having a clean, hygienic and germ-free workplace will reduce the amount of illnesses being spread around the office and keep employees healthier. Healthy employees not only have higher job satisfaction, but they’re more productive when they’re at work and less likely to take sick days.
Additionally, regular deep cleaning helps keep your office looking its best. A clean and tidy work environment looks appealing and, more importantly, welcoming to any potential clients. It lets them know you care about your facility, employees and customers enough to have your space professionally cleaned. Sparkling windows, shining floors and clean carpets make a wonderful first impression. However, how your business smells may be the most important first impression of all. According to marketing research, smell has a greater impact on purchasing than everything else combined. As you can grow nose blind to the lingering odors around your business, a deep clean can help eliminate them and keep your office not only looking its best, but smelling its best.
Regular deep cleaning can also save you money in the long run. Less competent office cleaning companies perform only the most basic cleaning process, leaving dust lingering on top of cabinets, shelves, on blinds and in harder-to-reach areas. A high-quality cleaning can not only help carpets avoid becoming heavily stained and damaged so that you don’t have to install new carpet at a high expense but remove all harmful contaminants on a yearly basis so that your HVAC system will perform more efficiently—reducing energy costs. A reduction of sick days can also save your company an average of $1,685 per employee according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lastly, a clean office promotes morale and motivates employees to perform well. Considering that the average employee spends around eight hours a day in the workplace, you want to make sure they’re comfortable while doing their jobs. By keeping the work environment well-maintained, you’re allowing your employees to be productive, efficient and, most importantly, happy. Happier employees, in turn, attract more business and do their jobs with more pride in their accomplishments. Not to mention, they’ll appreciate your efforts to keep them safe and healthy and will feel good about who they work for, the work they do and where they do it.
Many offices and business spaces choose to have their offices deep cleaned on a quarterly or possibly semi-annual basis. If you work in a medical office, you might want to schedule deep cleanings on a monthly basis. Mostly, it depends on the amount of foot traffic you have on a daily basis, the type of business you conduct and what season it is (as winter comes with rain, snow and muddy foot traffic and flu season can spawn the need for additional sanitizing). Cubix, Inc. can offer guidance for your particular scenario. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help bring in our professionals to take care of your office’s deep cleaning needs.