A smart business understands that their primary goal is to enhance the performance of their people. In a 21st century work economy, people are the engine that keeps companies growing, adapting, and improving. Studies have found that buildings with a better indoor environmental quality improve their employees work ethic and the quality of work done. Providing the people within your building with a clean working space will not only boost productivity, but give the good first impression of a clean brand to current, new and future clients.
Regular maintenance on any flooring is of course needed to maintain a clean and healthy image in your building. However, some flooring is superior to the rest in regards to air quality. Carpet tile has been found to trap and collect irritants and allergens within its fibers, keeping them out of the air and breathing zone. Carpet tile is also easily cleaned with regular vacuuming and the occasional deep clean. Another important aspect of indoor environmental quality is sound. Work environments with elevated noise levels prove to increase stress and negatively impact employees productivity. Selecting a flooring like open-cell cushion-backed carpet, which can absorb over 50% more noise than other flooring options, will aid you in achieving a quieter, less stressful work environment.
For most buildings, your entry system is the first impression new clients will get when walking in. Entry systems are often overlooked or an afterthought, but having an entry system installed can not only improve your building’s first impression but plays a significant role in keeping a clean, safe, and healthy environment. A clean first impression is a good start to winning over a possible new client. Believe it or not, entry system matts can also improve the overall indoor air quality in your building. Heavy foot traffic may be a positive thing for your business, but all those feet can track in dirt, pesticides, chemicals and other hazardous pollutants. Entry mats work to trap these precarious materials within its fibers, which then can be vacuumed and removed at the end of each working day. If a breathe of fresh air doesn’t leave a good first impression, I don’t know what will.
Don’t forget about other surfaces in your building, like all your furniture. Upholstery is often overlooked when planning to clean the office space, even though your flooring may cover more square footage, modern offices can now include more couches, banquettes, chairs, rugs, window covers and lounge areas that require just as many cleanings. Professional upholstery cleaning is absolutely essential to remove dust, debris and keep allergens in check. With the modern office being such a dynamic environment with people visiting frequently, it is best to keep the office clean and sanitized while also protecting one of your most costly and necessary investments. According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, upholstered furniture can retain and release higher concentrations of allergens, dust mites and other contaminants. Deep-clean upholstered furniture at least once a year, and more often in highly used areas of the office.
Maintaining a clean brand is easier than it sounds, by simply calling the professionals at The Floor Care Company. Our trained technicians can handle any of your flooring and surface maintenance needs from carpet, to natural stone, and even upholstery. Let us worry about keeping your office space clean so you can worry about the work that makes your brand special.