Four Reasons Not to Skimp on Business Janitorial Service
More people move through your office or workplace each day than through most private homes. For a busy company, office, or store, this could amount to hundreds of people walking over the same sections of floor, touching the same doorknobs, and breathing the same ventilated air. The dust, pollen, and spills only continue to grow with each day’s activity, to the point where simple sponges and vacuums don’t stand a chance of removing the built-up grime or stopping the spread of allergies and illness between employees. Even if your office looks clean, if you haven’t had a deep cleaning in over three months, that build up is still there. If you’ve been debating whether or not to hire a professional janitorial service, here are four really great reasons why you should:
1: The Sticky
Breakrooms see more traffic than any other place in your office, because people eat, drink and playfully unwind there. These rooms also see the most incidents of food and drink spills, often left only half-cleaned as employees rush to finish their breaks and get back to work. Most people have been in at least one break room with a somehow irrevocably sticky floor. No matter how often you quick-mop it, it ever so slightly holds on to your shoes as you walk over it. In worse case scenarios, even brooms become ineffective against the ambient stickiness. In one known case, too many soda spills in the same area created an impenetrable shoe-stealing spot known only as “The Sticky”. If your break room or another frequently used area in your office has developed this sticky residue that no earnest employee attempts can break through, it may be time to call professionals.
2: Dust and Pollen
Carpets are notorious for both holding onto and then ambiently spreading the tiny dry particles that float down onto them over time. Dust and pollen, in particular, can create an insidious productivity tax in the form of unnecessary allergic reactions. Itchy eyes and runny noses inside the office may not be an effect of ‘allergy season’ but instead stem from tragically unclean carpets. Many standard vacuum models simply don’t have the power or thorough approach to pull every ounce of dust and pollen up out of the carpet, and yet these remaining particles puff up into the air with every step, re-populating the air with pollen until it settles right back into the carpet. This is why regular carpet cleaning with soap and deep-scrubbing equipment is necessary.
3: Mildew and Mold
Worse even than dust and pollen is what happens when your carpet gets wet but does not dry quickly. When you allow mildew and mold to form in your carpet and the padding beneath, it can be incredibly hard to remove and can lead to the growth of a dangerous mold known as Aspergillus. This kind of mold can cause serious infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. Some people get headaches from breathing the gasses is produces, while others respond with sinus infections, rashes, or throat swelling and difficulty breathing. When your carpets are cleaned regularly by professionals, they can help you deal with any existing mold and prevent more from growing by using high powered fans after the cleaning service to pull all the extra moisture up out of the carpets and pads.
4: The Smell of Success
When your office is clean, your employees and customers alike will notice. Even if it doesn’t look different, it will feel and smell different. Carpets will be fluffier, tile will be smooth and not at all sticky, and all lingering unprofessional smells of uncleanliness will be washed away. When your office looks, smells, and feels clean, you may be surprised at the uptick in productivity from happier employees. However, you also don’t want to use harsh or harmful chemicals that will cause another wave of headaches and sneezes, which is why who you choose to clean your office is vitally important.
With Green Living Planet, we always use products that are both employee-safe and environmentally friendly. Each one of our cleaning solutions has been chosen because they use production and shipping methods with a low impact on the environment, and because they leave no dangerous toxic residue behind like many common chemical cleaners. When you work with Green Living Planet, you get a clean conscience along with your incredibly clean floors. Don’t let that sticky break room floor steal another shoe, or those dusty carpets cause even one more sneeze. Contact us today to schedule a deep, green clean for your office.