You know that a clean office building is vitally important. The benefits of a clean environment are numerous and have many positive effects on your workforce. So, in offices where standards are not up to scratch, you’re likely to lose out on these benefits. With this in mind, here are 5 signs that you may need to consider a new office cleaning company:
- Productivity drops.
It’s well known that people work better in a clean and clutter free environment. A fresh and pleasant workspace coupled with clean and clear desks allows employees to work at their best.
If you take a walk around your office, can you see that things are being taken care of? Are bins empty? Are desks being wiped down and waste removed? Are surfaces dusted regularly? Is the kitchen area clean and well maintained? If not, then something needs to be done.
- Employee absence
The cleanliness of your workspace can have a huge effect on employee health – the average desks harbours over 400 times more bacteria than a toilet! If your staff are starting to take more time off, it could mean that your workspace is harbouring harmful germs – and sickness related absence costs UK business £29 billion every year.Simple actions like regularly sanitising surfaces, placing hand sanitiser within easy reach and encouraging hand washing can vastly reduce the number of bacteria in the workplace and the associated risks. Very simple things to do – but not all office cleaning companies do them.
- Poor first impressions
First impressions always count, and they could have a significant impact on a potential client’s opinion of your business.
If you are clearing up in the morning, or notice full bins from the day before, your cleaning company isn’t playing its part. From a client’s point of view, the appearance and cleanliness of your offices and buildings are very important.
- Supplies are sometimes low or emptyDaily supplies such as toilet paper, hand towels, and soap are essential items in any washroom and should always be available. Proper restocking and proactive monitoring of supply levels should be a staple part of any office cleaning contract.
- No inspection reports or audits
Any office cleaning company committed to excellent service should perform inspections or audits to monitor the quality of the services they provide. Regular monitoring allows contract managers to catch small issues before they turn into bigger problems.If you don’t receive reports from your office cleaning company, ask for them and ensure that they perform regular inspections. It’s an important part of service delivery and gives you a real measurement of their performance.
Choosing the right cleaning company
So, you’ve seen the signs and you think you may be ready for a new office cleaning company – give us a call and see what we can offer.
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