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.
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 costs 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.
In my view, the most important areas to be spotlessly clean are the kitchen area and the washrooms. Harmful bacteria can be transferred easily from person to person so easily, on taps, toilet cisterns, door handles etc, spreading the flu virus and the common cold around your entire workforce!
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.
Did you know that the average computer mouse can have more than three times the levels of bacteria-related contamination than the average toilet seat, and twice as many as on a flush handle.
To eliminate infectious outbreaks such as colds and flu effectively, your workplace should have a cleaning plan in place, ideally using a specialist office cleaning company who are highly trained and well equipped, and have extensive experience in providing disinfection services to the highest standards.
Having a regular professional office cleaning company on board will help to lower the risk of employee illnesses such as the common cold, flu and gastrointestinal problems.
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 employing a daily office cleaning company makes bottom-line economic sense.
You can see then that it is important to have a regular office cleaning regime in place, using an experienced professional office cleaning company 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 office cleaning company will need a key to access the building, so professional trustworthy cleaners are essential.
A professional office cleaning company such as Nationwide UK Cleaning Ltd have a team of experienced office cleaners who use anti bacterial cleaning products to reduce the risk of cold and flu viruses, e-coli and 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