It’s another working day and you’ve gone into the office and sat at your desk as usual, everything looks clean and tidy and you’re ready and motivated to start another busy day.
Now imagine going into the office one morning and your desk has yesterdays’ coffee mug sitting there with a dark ring around the inside, your waste paper bin is full and overflowing, the shredder has a carpet of little white bits of paper all around it, someone has opened a new box of paper and left all the wrapping on the floor….you get the picture. How motivated would you feel ? And don’t even think about the state of the kitchen and toilet areas!
We all know that first impressions count in business. When visitors arrive in your office for the first time, its cleanliness will impact on the image that they form in their mind. Your office should be dressed for success, the importance of high standards of daily office cleaning cannot be underestimated, nor can the impact that your offices have on all that use them.
It’s a well-known fact that people work best in a clean and tidy environment. A clean office also influences office staff recruitment and retention. This can be equally true for customer retention. This is why daily office cleaning makes bottom-line economic sense.
A clean and tidy office is not only a nicer place to work, it is a healthier place to work. Poor basic hygiene in UK offices cost the British economy billions of pounds every year due to workers taking time off sick and by affecting their time whilst at work. Time wasted as a result of poor hygiene includes time spent washing dirty dishes or walking around to find a clean washroom.
We all have a tendency to take office cleaning for granted, it is usually completed after you’ve gone home or before you start work so it is easy to just assume it will be done every day.
In my view, the most important areas to be spotlessly clean are the kitchen area and the washrooms. Harmful bacteria can be transferred from person to person so easily, on taps, toilet cisterns, door handles etc. Nobody wants to use a dirty toilet !
Workplace kitchens can be dangerously dirty. Work surfaces and draining boards harbour bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal diseases. Shared fridges, kettle handles and microwave ovens can also be contaminated.
An excess of waste paper around is a fire risk, empty boxes lying around are trip hazards.
You can see then that it is important to have a regular office cleaning regime in place, using experienced professional office cleaners who you can trust to get the job done properly.
Ideally, it is preferable that the same team are assigned to your place of work each day so that you can form a mutually beneficial relationship, with each party aware of each other’s needs. Unless there are security staff on site after the office is closed, the cleaning team will need a key to access the building, so professional trustworthy cleaners are essential.
A professional cleaning company such as Nationwide UK Cleaning Ltd have a team of experienced office cleaners who use anti bacterial cleaning products to eliminate the risk of e-coli, c-difficile etc.
With years of experience, we understand the importance of a clean working environment and are dedicated to providing a high quality, true value for money service.
All staff are DBS checked (previously known as CBS checked) so you can trust them with the keys and your privacy. Our services are customised according to the needs of the client. We not only offer a dust free office environment but we aim to maintain a sanitised and professional workplace with diversified cleaning services. Our professionals know their job best and do not limit their services to dusting and replacing bin bags.
Should you wish to talk to one of our agents regarding a situation or guidance regarding office cleaning or for a forthcoming cleaning requirement, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales office on 01455 637511