We have all had the experience of walking into a business and finding it to be “gross”. This is often said of run-down gas stations, mechanic shops, or maybe even a veterinarian office. It paints a bad picture for us, and makes us want to limit our stay. It’s easy to surmise that businesses who don’t keep up on their appearance, lose out on sales.
People want to feel safe, whether at work, or visiting a business, and cleanliness is a large part of that safety. In the winter, it can be harder at times to represent your well. Dirt and debris can literally be dragged in by every visitor who enters. Here are a few ways that office cleaning services can help keep your business spotless in the winter months.
Floors and Entryways
Anyone who has lived in Denver for more than a year, knows that we get sunshine nearly every day. This doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t also get snow and ice. Because some of our winter days can get into the mid-50’s, we can sometimes forget that within days, or even hours, snow can blow in. Along with that snow, comes dirt, mud, debris, and slipping hazards. Staying on top of this often means having sand, salt, or other products around to protect employees, consumers, or other visitors to your property.
These products are carried in on boots and shoes and can make a mess of carpets, rugs and floors. If allowed to accumulate, these products can damage the floor, requiring it to be replaced sooner than we’d like. Also, once an employee gets to their desk, the snow and ice on their shoes can melt and puddle, making a big mess. Regular office cleaning can help reduce wear and tear by removing this debris from floors.
Flu and Cold Germs
Winter is the peak season for cold and flu germs. While there is no 100% effective way to eliminate all germs everywhere, regular cleaning kills most bacteria and germs that cause sickness.
Office cleaning can be increased during winter months to help reduce sick day absences by wiping down surfaces – especially those in high touch areas – with germ-killing cleaning agents.
Avoiding cross contamination is critical for reducing the spread of disease as well. Cleaning cloths used in restrooms should never be used on desk or eating areas, and professional cleaning staff have training and systems in place to ensure this.
Dust and Cobwebs
While windows and doors are shut and sealed in the winter, dust and cobwebs can create an environment of air-borne allergens and irritants. Office cleaning companies wipe surfaces clear of dust and brush away cobwebs, removing them from the area.
With heat blowing, respiratory infections can increase, as the bacteria love the warmth. Keeping the space clean helps reduce this opportunity, and keeps employees healthy and productive.
Cold winter months tend to drive pests indoors towards the warmth. But pests don’t just look for heat, they also look for food. Once inside, they will find their way to trash, and can cause issues with sanitation. Office cleaning companies remove all trash, replacing bins with fresh liners, keeping pests away.
Office Cleaning Year-Round
While there seems to be a marked benefit to using a cleaning company in the winter, the truth is that year-round preventative maintenance of your office is important. Overall, your office cleaning company provides:
- Trash removal
- Wiping of high-touch surfaces
- Window/glass cleaning
- Floor care
- Restroom sanitation
These tasks, when done on a regular basis, improve aesthetics, increase productivity and employee health, reduce the spread of disease/sickness, reduce the likelihood of pests and airborne irritants, extend the life of office furniture, fixtures and flooring, and improve safety. These benefits are true any time of year, not just the winter.
Additional services may be provided as well, depending on your industry and the company you hire to provide office cleaning services. Start by getting really clear on what janitorial tasks you want to have completed, and how often you want them done over the course of a full year. Then, begin to interview commercial cleaning companies to determine the best fit for your specific needs.
3aclean may be the office cleaning company in Denver you have been looking for. With standard janitorial services, as well as specialized property management services and construction cleaning, we have the skill and diversity to meet your needs. Call today to schedule your free building audit at 303-716-2802.