Office admins and managers should pay more attention to the indoor air quality in their offices: Harvard recently reported that “stale air” makes office employees less productive. If that’s not worrying enough, there’s such a thing as “sick building syndrome,” a phenomenon common in enclosed spaces wherein occupants experience eye irritation, coughing, and headaches.
Apart from growing indoor plants and improving ventilation systems, commercial cleaning or janitorial services can do a lot to improve indoor air quality. More importantly, they help prevent illnesses and disease from spreading, which is a must in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Overhauling a defective ventilation system when you’re merely renting may not be easy, and growing plants in the office might be challenging if no one in your organization can commit to caring for them. What you can do and have control over is ensuring the cleanliness of your office space.
Reasons to Pay for Commercial Cleaning
Let’s start with the obvious: professional janitorial services are vital to maintaining a clean and healthy working environment for your employees.
- To keep your office virus-free.
As the world continues to deal with the life-changing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more important than ever to ensure cleanliness in the workplace. Surface-level cleaning has proven inadequate; what offices need now is thorough cleaning and disinfection to remove not just dirt and clutter but also disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
- To improve indoor air quality.
As mentioned above, cleanliness is a huge factor for productivity because it has a direct impact on indoor air quality. If an office is always dusty, operational ventilation might do more bad than good (strong airflow can stir up dust particles and make allergens circulate in office rooms).
- To maintain a clean, comfortable place that’s conducive to working.
Janitorial services clean shared office spaces like break rooms, meeting rooms, and lobbies. They empty trash bins daily, restock bathroom supplies, and dust all surfaces. Thanks to professional janitorial staff, employees don’t have to spend their billable time cleaning their workspace instead of the job they are paid to do.
Now let’s discuss the non-tangible benefits of commercial janitorial services.
- To help employees be more focused on their work.
Studies show that clutter is a visual stimulus. Visible mess and things in disarray stimulate the brain, but not in the way bosses would approve of.
Clutter can distract employees and take their focus away from their work. If your office admin forbids employees from leaving personal effects on their desks, it’s likely for this reason.
- To maximize your employees’ time and talents.
As mentioned above, office employees can pour all their attention and efforts into their work instead of dusting their desks, emptying garbage cans, sweeping the floor in their work areas, and so forth. Employees don’t waste time or energy doing physical work that’s not part of their job description, so they can be more productive at their work.
- To make a good impression.
A reliable janitorial service can make your company appear more professional and dignified than a dusty, marble lobby ever can. It reflects positively on your company if potential investors get the impression that resources are used properly for practical business operations instead of frivolous office features.
Whether the pandemic finally ends soon, and even if you don’t invite clients in your office, hiring a commercial cleaning service for offices is worth it. We can tell you more about how our janitorial services can benefit your company; just give us a call anytime.
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