General workplace cleaning is vital for the health and wellbeing of your staff, never more so than during a global pandemic. It may be that you have previously invested in a one-off deep clean once or twice a year, but now a regular office clean is a higher priority.
Let’s start by taking a look at some shocking statistics:
- The average desk is 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat
- The average computer keyboard harbours 7,500 bacteria
- 20% of workers never clean their mouse
- 66% of office workers eat at their desks and 20% don’t clean their desk before eating
- Viruses can survive on desks for up to 24 hours.
The benefits of regular office cleaning include:
- Increased health & wellbeing
- Fewer sick days
- Increases employee productivity
- Higher staff morale
- Professional appearance
- Increased safety
Perhaps you have some questions about regular office cleaning and if it is appropriate for your business, so let us answer some common questions we hear and explain how it is beneficial for every business.
Is Regular Cleaning Only for Large Businesses?
Whatever the size of your business and your office space, regular commercial cleaning is not only an option, but an essential investment for your business. Whether you have 2 or 102 employees, it doesn’t matter. Germs multiply quickly on uncleaned surfaces, so for health, wellbeing and increased productivity, regular cleaning has tangible benefits.
Will it Disturb My Business/Employees?
We, and most commercial cleaning companies, will be flexible around a business’s schedule to cause as little disruption as possible. For example, we visit clients at a frequency that fits their schedule and we stick to the agreed days and times, so as not to disturb day-to-day business plans.
Along with current Government guidelines, commercial cleaning companies must also conform to social distancing and safe protocols, so rest assured this is something we place high importance on.
What Will you Clean?
This is really difficult one to answer, as every business has different premises and therefore different cleaning needs. As a general idea, we say our regular cleaning includes:
- Dusting and cleaning of all surfaces
- Emptying bins
- Vacuuming carpets or mopping floors
- Cleaning window sills
- Toilet cleaning
- Kitchen cleaning
- Foyer cleaning
However, it is useful to do a site visit to establish an individual company’s needs before committing to a specific list of tasks. We cannot speak for all cleaning companies, but we can carry out a safe, socially distanced visit in order to see the premises, discuss cleaning requirements and provide a quotation.
What if I Can’t Afford It?
Can you afford not to keep your workplace clean?
As said above, regular cleaning has tangible benefits, as it results in fewer sick days and increased productivity. You let us know your budget and we can recommend what is achievable. It may be that your regular cleaning schedule is once a month, once a fortnight or once a week. Together we can work out what your office space needs.
Precision Cleaning Solutions provides commercial cleaning services in the Leicester and Leicestershire areas. So if your business is ready to invest in regular office cleaning, please contact us for an initial chat.