No matter the industry, maintaining a clean workplace can have a positive impact. It can not only make customers feel more welcomed and comfortable, but it can also influence employees’ productivity, performance, safety, and well-being.
As a cleaning company can tell you, a clean workplace means more than just sparkling floors. A truly clean workplace ensures the comfort and safety of its inhabitants. In today’s blog post, we are going to look at some of the most important aspects of regular and thorough commercial cleaning and maintenance.
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Upon first glance, you may think that your workplace is relatively clean. Those stacks of boxes aren’t a danger to anyone, right? Well, you can’t be so sure. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), anything in the workplace that can cause harm is an occupational hazard. This means that if your space is cluttered and messy, it could easily conceal dangers and hazards, leaving your supervisor unaware of the problem. Perhaps, in this example, there is something lurking behind the box — maybe even mold, which when exposed to can cause respiratory illness.
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Can a little dust and some dirty desks really put the health of your employees at risk? Yes. A clean workplace can improve air quality, disinfect surfaces, and reduce the spread of germs and bacteria. While some illnesses are unpreventable, this type of regular cleaning and maintenance can help reduce employee sicks days. Take, for example, a time like flu season. During this time, those infected are highly contagious and germs can spread quickly, infecting large swaths of your workers. However, if you employ proper interior cleaning and make hand sanitizing and disinfecting commonplace, you can weather the storm that is flu season.
Another note on improving health through commercial cleaning: although you may not be able to see the specks of dust and vapors that fill your facility, rest assured they are there. What’s more, some of these substances can be hazardous and create unsafe conditions for employees. This is why it is important to stay on top of building ventilation and regularly cleaning HVAC filters. This can not only remove some of the potentially hazardous vapors, but it can also improve ventilation, which reduces the airborne transmission of respiratory infections. Also, according to research performed by Harvard and Syracuse Universities, better air quality can improve productivity.
Walking into a dingy workplace is bad for morale. This is fairly incontrovertible. While it may not always bring your employees down, it certainly has the power to. Say, for example, you are having a bad day. You wake up late, spill coffee on yourself on the way out the door, and then get caught up in traffic on the commute. Walking into a bright and clean workplace can slightly improve your mood — or at the very least, keep your anger from growing. Compare this to walking into a dingy and dirty office. The eyesore of a workplace could exacerbate the issue. Generally, when people feel good about their environment, they tend to typically get along better in everything they do in that environment.
Additionally, if your facility regularly welcomes customers, cleanliness is hugely important. A well-maintained workplace will make your customers feel confident in you and your business. It will help you make a solid first impression, which as we all know is something you won’t get a second chance to do.
Don’t underestimate the power of a clean workplace. A bright, clean, fully stocked office can energize employees, making them happier, healthier, and more productive. If you do not have the resources to clean and maintain your work environment, a commercial cleaning company can do the trick. If you are in the Santa Clara area and need your office, facility, commercial space, or controlled environment cleaned, we can help. Learn more about our services, our company, and contact us to schedule our cleaning services or with any questions.