Regardless of what line of business you are in, a clean business presents a professional image. When visitors and customers arrive, you want to ensure everything is presentable and clean. This is also important if you are interviewing people to fill positions, as no one wants to work in an office or business that looks shabby and run down. A good first impression instills confidence and trust while showing people you care.
There is also a safety element to cleanliness which helps keep the transfer of germs down to a minimum. Clean bathrooms and surfaces reduce the chances of spreading illnesses. You also need a safe environment, to avoid the chance of slips and falls; proper office maintenance is a must.
Commercial cleaning services can help keep things looking professional. Although you can try to do it yourself, the workload is higher in the winter and is best left for after hours. A professional commercial cleaning company could be what you need and here at Jani-King our franchise owners and team members are ready to handle the extra load brought on by the cold long winter months.
Here are some areas to keep clean, safe, healthy and hygienic!
Ice and snow can prove hazardous when the temperature drops if not properly maintained. In the winter, it is very important that you pay close attention to the outside of your property if it is your responsibility. People will be tracking in snow, ice and salt on their boots. The cleaner it is outside, the less you must worry about being dragged inside.
Winter weather will add to your woes indoors. People will be tracking in more dirt including salt, slush and mud. When left to melt, that additional moisture can damage your floors, especially if they are hardwood. Carpet stains from tracking in the extra dirt can also be a real mess. One of your priorities should be to add mats in your entryway to collect all the extra wettest, salt and mud. This can save you time and money while keeping your entry looking clean. It will also help you avoid slips and falls when people step onto a slick surface with wet shoes and boots. The wet area can also allow mildew and mold to grow; the mats will help soak up the dampness.
The salt that is being tracked in through your building can add to the dust buildup in your office, which can lead to respiratory problems. Thorough cleanings in the cold long winter months will help remove the allergens in the air you breathe. Studies have shown that indoor environments can contain up to five times more pollutants than the air you breathe outside. This is because the same air is circulating through the building day after day. Regular commercial cleanings in the winter will help eliminate these pollutants. You should also have your HVAC system cleaned to reduce the germs in the office. It is always best to take a proactive approach to keep your indoor air as healthy as possible.
Winter is the time of year for cold and flu season. During the long cold winter months, viruses and germs build up in your office. This can happen across all surfaces in your building. Bathrooms are even worse with all handles having some form of germs that can be spread throughout the building. This can all add up to a lot of sick days. It just takes one person to spread germs through your entire company. You don’t just have to worry about cold and flu bugs, but also many other types of viruses, from Covid, E-coli to strep throat. Remember a clean building is a healthy and safe building.
Jani-King’s franchise owners can provide the specialty winter commercial cleaning service that is required from disinfecting to cleaning floors, so your workforce remains safe, healthy and happy during these long cold winter months.