It’s a BIG mistake when building owners or facilities managers view commercial cleaning as only a cost. Commercial cleaning is really an investment. Maintaining a clean environment can pay for itself many times over, often in unexpected ways!
- A clean building creates a welcoming atmosphere, often subconsciously encouraging hard work and collective effort. Scientific studies have demonstrated the correlation between cleanliness and performance. Approximately 88% of workers feel they were distracted by unkempt learning environments enough that it affected their ability to learn and focus on tasks.
- There’s a direct correlation between a clean work environment and improved employee health. In the United States workforce illness costs about $576 billion a year, when accounting for both workers’ compensation and sick days.
- A less than spotless office becomes a distraction in that eyesores such as clutter, dust, and stains are essentially like visual noise which pulls attention away from the task at hand. unpleasant odors caused by damp and/or dirty carpeting or neglected trash receptacles would cause distraction adversely affecting both engagement and morale. uncleanliness is a major cause of workplace stress and in some cases employees take the issue into their own hands taking time and energy away from the work they were hired to do, to fix a cleaning problem.
- A sparkling workplace can be an excellent marketing tool, especially when you’re trying to impress prospective clients. Keeping a clean office makes a good impression and conveys an organizational attitude of order, efficiency, attention to detail, and accountability.
- A regular cleaning program preserves and protects building assets such as carpets, floors, tile surfaces, equipment. It prevents excessive wear and extends lifespans.