Keeping your workplace clean may be a task that always seems to fall to the bottom of your to-do list, but you should make it a top priority. A professionally cleaned business makes a good impression on customers. Additionally, a clean workspace helps employees feel healthy, safe and productive. If you’re currently doing your own building’s cleaning, the following are 5 indicators that it’s probably time to invest in a professional cleaning service.
Productivity is down
Did you know that studies show productivity is linked with a clean working environment? If your employees are frequently out sick, it may be due to improperly sanitized germs and allergens. One study showed that a virus sample left on doorknobs and table tops was picked up by 40 – 60% of employees and visitors within two to four hours. A thorough and regular sanitation of high-touch surfaces by professionals can help reduce employee sick time.
You hesitate before inviting customers in
Do you hesitate before inviting clients into your building out of concern that the space is messier than you would like it? That’s a sure sign that it’s time to bring in a professional. When you’re busy all day, you shouldn’t have to worry that your office space is in no condition to host a meeting. You can ensure that your space is always looking its best by hiring a regular professional cleaner to keep it neat and tidy. In addition, if you have a big event or meeting coming up, it may be time for a deep clean so everything looks polished and professional.
Areas of your office are avoided
If you’ve noticed that your building’s kitchen is empty during lunch or there’s one bathroom that’s always avoided, the area may need to be cleaned. When your employees go out to lunch or head down the street to grab a coffee, rather than using the office kitchen, they are spending valuable time away from work. Not only does this contribute to decreased employee productivity, but unused rooms become wasted square footage.
Employees are doing your cleaning
If your employees are the ones responsible for doing the cleaning, it’s time to hire a cleaning service. Unless your employees are cleaning professionals, they don’t have the training or knowledge to properly sanitize your workspace. This leaves germs, dust and bacteria invading your surface areas. It also decreases employee morale when they have to spend time cleaning, rather than focusing on their primary responsibilities. If you want to grow your business, your employees should focus on their jobs and leave the cleaning to qualified professionals.
You have a high turnover rate
According to a 2017 Healthy Hand Washing Survey, 89 percent of Americans believe that the condition of a workplace restroom is an indicator of how a company values its workforce. When bathrooms and other areas of the office aren’t kept clean, employees may start to believe that you don’t value their health and safety. If your organization is experiencing high turnover, it’s time to evaluate whether the cleanliness of the facility is hurting your employees’ experience. Hiring a commercial cleaning provider could be a part of the solution you need to combat this challenge.
If you can identify one or more of these signs in your workspace it’s time to invest in a professional cleaning service. Integrity Services offers commercial cleaning services and customizable plans for organizations across a wide range of industries. Whether you’re in need of a deep clean or routine maintenance, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to get started working with our professional team for your cleaning needs.