As a business owner, the cleanliness of your workplace is probably a long way down your list of priorities each day, but maintaining a clean and tidy office is an extremely important part of running a successful business.
Whilst it’s normal for entrepreneurs and business owners to focus on the costs of commercial cleaning services for their business, they should be thinking about what they could stand to gain by keeping their workplace clean. There is no doubt that it does cost money to hire a professional cleaning company, however, a clean office environment is an investment that can pay for itself many times over in the long run when you consider some of the benefits of regular workplace cleaning services
Better employee wellbeing and health
On average, employees spend around 8 hours a day at work. This means that most people spend almost as much time at work as they do at home. As a result, it’s important to ensure that their working environment is kept clean, uncluttered and well-maintained to ensure that employees can be efficient and productive and feel comfortable and happy in their jobs.
In contrast, dirty, dusty and cluttered work areas can pull attention away from the tasks at hand and can adversely affect morale and engagement amongst workers. It is also important to consider that an unclean work environment can contribute to increased staff sick days as a result of the spread of germs. By investing in a regular commercial cleaning service, businesses can stand to maintain good employee wellbeing, morale and productivity, whilst reducing sick days for physical illness and mental health reasons.
Better first impressions
A clean, tidy and organised work environment helps to offer a warmer welcome to visitors and potential clients. A clean appearance for your reception area and office helps to instil confidence in your company by suggesting that efficiency and attention to detail are important to you.
On the other hand, stained carpets and dirty walls can have the opposite effect, suggesting that your business lacks the care and to create a clean working environment for employees, let alone the professionalism to look after a new client.
It’s also important to consider that happier and productive employees can also contribute towards a positive first impression of a business. A clean office is just one way to achieve higher levels of morale and productivity to create a great representation of a business.
Protecting assets in your building
Commercial cleaning services help to increase the longevity of assets such as furniture, carpets, floors, tile surfaces and important office equipment such as computers. By reducing excessive wear and tear, regular cleaning helps to save money by preventing the need for regular repairs or replacements.
Find out more
MCS Cleaning Services specialise in commercial cleaning for just about every business and public sector, from office cleaning and washroom services, to complete factory cleaning services. To find out how MCS Cleaning Services can benefit your business and arrange a cleaning plan with your local branch, please call the MCS team today on 0800 612 0437.