How quarterly deep cleaning can boost your business
What is Included in a Deep Clean?
Promoting a clean working environment isn’t just about maintaining a professional image; it’s about combatting germs and helping to keep health concerns to a minimum. Something deep cleaning can help to achieve.
Deep cleaning provides a more in-depth level of cleaning that ensures coverage of areas that often pick-up dirt but are not generally included in your daily/weekly clean due to time constraints, such as; light switches, door handles and skirting boards.
A deep cleaning office service can mean moving furniture to tackle those hard-to-reach areas where dirt can accumulate, emptying fridges and scrubbing them to remove unwanted bacteria, and thorough cleaning of carpets and floors. Such services will vary depending on the premises.
How Cleanliness Impacts on your Working Environment
Cleanliness can impact on your workplace in many ways, the most detrimental being, the possible health implications caused by poor hygiene. It can however also impact on efficiency, productivity and morale too. Here we discuss these in more detail:
Sick days cost UK businesses a staggering £28.8 billion ever year. By lessening sick days taken by employees, you can increase business productivity, something that can be achieved by limiting the spreading of germs through deep cleaning. The importance of cleanliness cannot be underestimatedAn Attractive Setting
Let’s face it, your building acts as a form of marketing for your business so aiming for a clean, uncluttered working environment will only help to leave a lasting, positive impression for potential clients and staff. Similarly, a dirty, cluttered workspace will be remembered, and be potentially damaging for your business.
Protecting your Equipment
Detoxing your desk may sound like a fad, but the average worker comes into contact with more than 10 million disease-causing bacteria via their keyboard, phone and computer mouse. The average computer keyboard has over 7500 organisms lurking, with bacteria and viruses often multiplying on hard surfaces and remaining infectious for up to 24 hours.
Protect your equipment by helping to tackle bacteria from building up in-between cleans with additional hygiene precautions such as; providing staff with cleaning wipes suitable for use on PC screens, keyboards, phones etc. and providing anti-bacterial hand gel.
Staff morale can be significantly boosted via a light, bright and clean working environment, whilst dirty, unclean, dusty offices may leave employees feeling less than impressed. A company that can’t invest in an adequate cleaning programme can leave staff feeling low and lead to a higher employee turnover.
Sensory distractions such as clutter and unpleasant smells (possibly caused by unemptied bins, spillages that have been left unattended etc.) have been reported to affect focus levels in many ways, lessening productivity amongst the workforce.
No-one wants to work in a dirty or cluttered space. Having a clear desk policy can ensure an orderly, less chaotic working environment, helping to minimise stress and boost motivation amongst employees.
Why Deep Cleaning on a Quarterly Basis Works
The premise of deep cleaning is the meticulousness of it, the only drawback being the amount of time it takes – a common reason as to why many businesses choose to have deep cleaning as a quarterly service.
Deep cleaning has become a popular cleaning method amongst offices and other commercial environments, providing a more in-depth clean compared to your regular daily or weekly cleaning service.
Periodic deep cleaning can help ensure a comfortable and safe environment for your employees, customers and visitors, allowing your business to maintain the highest level of hygiene at all times.
Why is a Clean Work Space So Important?
When you consider that the average adult spends more time (awake) in work than at home, heightening the cleanliness of your workplace is a priority. As a professional business, entering into a frequent cleaning programme is a worthy investment, helping to reduce staff sickness, promote productivity amongst your workforce and maintain a professional image.
At Astrum Services, we provide professional office cleaning services, as well as complementary services such as washroom cleaning and a carpet and hard floor maintenance programme. For more information on the services we offer, contact us today.