As a small business ourselves, we love to help out other small businesses in Sonoma by offering business cleaning services. We find that some businesses aren’t aware of the benefits of keeping a clean office, lobby or other workplaces. No matter what kind of business you have, here are the benefits of keeping your place of work clean:
Built Up Germs
One of the biggest reasons that you need to clean your place of business is because of the germs and bacteria that build up. Just think about how much people touch in your office every day. If one employee is sick, and they touch the light switches, the doorknobs, the sinks, etc, they’re spreading all of their germs throughout the office. Germs can also be brought in by clients or many other sources. When you allow these germs to build up, your employees are more likely to get sick. This is not only a huge inconvenience for your employees, but it means lost productivity for your business. It’s a lose-lose situation for both your business and your employees.
Another large problem is allergens. Allergens such as dust collect naturally in offices and other businesses. Other allergens, such as pollen and dander are blown in every time the door opens, carried in on shoes and clothing, and more. If any of your employees have allergies. Your carpets, upholstery, and other office fixtures may be harboring allergens that make your employees sick.
No matter what industry you’re in, you will likely deal with clients or customers. You want to make sure that your clients view your business as professional so they will choose to work with you. One thing that can really hurt your professional appearance is a dirty office or lobby. You might not notice the stain on the couch in the lobby or the dirty carpet in the conference room, but your customers will and they will judge you for it. Clean up your image by cleaning up your workplace.
A clean office also impacts the employees. As Americans. we spend an average of 33% of our lifetimes working! Think of how many years that is in an office! (Sorry to bum you out…). But If the office is clean, people will enjoy being there more, they will be less stressed, and they will have a greater desire to work hard. It’s science.
You may think that cleaning will hurt productivity because you’ll have to have cleaners come in during business hours and disrupt work, or even if they can come later, you’ll still have wet carpets by the next morning. The trick is to find the right cleaner for your needs. A cleaner like North American Chem-Dry that uses less moisture can clean your carpets and upholstery and have them drive in 1-2 hours. This means that you can get the deep cleaning that your office needs without interrupting the workflow.
If you’re ready for a cleaner office, give North American Chem-Dry a call. We specialize in cleaning carpets and upholstery (including cubicle dividers!) for small and large businesses in Sonoma County.