A clean working environment means a healthy and more productive workforce. If you are a business owner, you may be tempted to handle the cleaning yourself in order to save money. That may work if you have a very small office and just a few employees but you can get overwhelmed with responsibilities quickly. If your business is growing or is moving into a new building, you need to reconsider your cleaning strategy.
Keeping up with the cleaning in a large office along with regular work responsibilities can be overwhelming. If you have the below features in your office, you may need to hire a professional cleaning service instead of doing the work yourself:
- Large windows
- A lot of shelving that needs to be dusted
- High-traffic areas that are carpeted
- High ceilings that get cobwebs
All of these things take extra time to clean and maintain each week. In general, the larger your office the more cleaning you will have to do. Many of our clients had large offices and realized that they had dwindled in their cleaning over time. If you have too much to do, you will probably find yourself not keeping the office as clean as you once did. Hire a cleaning service and don’t let a large office get out of hand.
Number of employees
More employees are naturally going to create more mess. For example, there’s a big difference between a bathroom that 5 people use and a bathroom that 25 people use. When deciding if you need a cleaning service, think about how many people are in your office every day:
- 1-10 employees/customers = light use
- 11-20 employees/customers = medium use (consider a cleaning service)
- 21 or more employees/customers = heavy use (you need a cleaning service)
High-traffic areas like bathrooms, break rooms and lobbies need extra care to avoid build-up of dirt and grime. Over time, that build-up will make your office look dingy. Our cleaning professionals will give your high-traffic areas a thorough cleaning and protect your investment in your carpets, flooring and bathrooms.
Dust is a big problem in offices. It builds up on shelves and other untouched places and gets stirred up into the air. It aggravates allergies and can even cause respiratory problems. Dusting is a surprisingly big chore since it requires the time and the tools to do it properly. Don’t just stir up dust around your office, let our professionals capture and remove it efficiently. When you remove the dust from your office your employees will have fewer sick days and generally feel better at work.
Dusting high ceilings, shelving or ceiling fans is a big chore. If you have been avoiding dusting those areas because you don’t have the time or energy, dust is building up in those areas. Our cleaning professionals are fully equipped to reach all the hard to reach places that you don’t have the time to clean.
The bathrooms are usually the most used place in the office. A dirty bathroom makes a big impression on anyone who uses it. It also takes a lot of work to keep it clean. Generally keeping the bathrooms straightened up is easy, but they require more:
- Scrubbing the toilet
- Mopping the floor
- Cleaning sinks
- Restocking paper needs and soap
These tasks can end up taking up your time and focus. You also need to close down the bathroom to be able to clean it properly, which isn’t always a possibility during working hours. Our qualified cleaning team comes in after hours (or during the slowest shift) and deep cleans for sanitized and attractive bathrooms.
Get an outside opinion on your office
We have had several clients tell us that they did not realize how dirty their office was until they started having it cleaned. It is hard to see the dirt and dust that has built up in your office when you work there every day. Ask a trusted friend who doesn’t work with you to come to your office and give their opinion on the cleanliness of your office. They will be able to see your office with fresh eyes and may point out places that are getting neglected in your cleaning regimen. Don’t let your standards of cleaning drop because you get busy. Have your office professionally cleaned for a consistent and neat working environment.
You may currently be asking your employees to handle the cleaning but a professional service will do it better and more efficiently. We understand that no business owner likes to add to their overhead expense but having a clean office is non-negotiable. You will improve your employees’ morale and keep them healthier when you invest in a clean office.