Research Shows A Clean Office Increases Productivity
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. Taking care of employees through regular professional office cleaning makes sure that the gains made in productivity won’t be lost through employee absenteeism. You would be surprised at how a clean workplace can make a difference, especially when it comes to productivity throughout the day.
The Environmental Protection agency reports that dirty carpets retain sources of indoor pollutants from the air. Besides everyday dirt and dust, your carpets can house particle pollutants, lead, mold/mildew, or even cockroach allergens. With the average employee losing around nine days of work a year due to sickness, regular deep cleaning of carpets will vastly improve the air quality and dramatically reduces allergen-induced health issues. Vacuuming helps to keep allergens to a minimum and can eliminate up to 80 % of the soil in carpet. Vacuuming should be done daily in high traffic areas, while a monthly carpet cleaning maintenance program contributes significantly to overall office health.
Today’s new offices are all about collaboration – taking down walls, creating comfortable seating areas, shared workstations, and community kitchens. Office furniture and equipment can often be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria; in fact, the average keyboard can harbour up to 7,500 bacteria at any one time. With this new/old way of thinking, facility managers need to re-think their cleaning needs. Revisit cleaning schedules, making sure to address new areas, furniture, and flooring, to ensure the newest and most effective techniques are being used. Regular hard and soft surface sanitizing, keeps companies from exposing their employees to germs and bacteria that can lead to illness.
Not only will having your flooring, upholstery, and other office surfaces professionally deep cleaned improve the air quality in your building’s environment, but it may also reduce sick days taken by employees. Keeping your building a clean and inviting place to work means staff will arrive with a positive mindset and therefore may be more productive. Contact the professionals at The Floor Care Company to get your maintenance visits scheduled.