(Originally Published October 07, 2018)
Office Cleaning Kitchener Series Part 4 - In 2017, we saw that nearly 7 million Canadians worked 40 hours per week. Most employees work either completely or partially at a facility, such as an office space. Since Canadians are spending so much time away from home and at their workplace, it's important that their workplace is clean and healthy. A clean office environment can benefit your health - and a dirty one can easily make you sicker than you think. Read below to see the 5 ways a clean office environment can benefit your health, or contact the professionals at Kitchener Clean to learn more!
When flu season comes around, the last place most workers want to be is their office! That's because unfortunately, many workers don't take their symptoms seriously and come to work sick. This can quickly and easily spread cold and flu germs to other workers. According to one report, 66% of workers still go to work if they are sick!
Although it is important to raise awareness about the importance of staying home when you are not feeling well, it is impossible to entirely remove germs from anywhere - including your office. However, a clean office environment can help you significantly reduce germs, and help stop their spread. Proper cleaning can also help stop the spread of food-borne illnesses that may spread in your office kitchen.
Working with the professionals is the best way to get your office cleaner - and more sanitary - than ever before. That's because commercial cleaners have the experience, know-how, and the tools and specialized materials to thoroughly clean and sanitize your workspace. A regularly sanitized workplace can ensure that cold and flu germs do not easily spread, even if a worker or customer comes in with a cough!
We may often take for granted the safety a clean and hazard-free floor can provide us. But unfortunately, slipping, tripping, and falling, even from the same level, can cause serious injury. In Canada, these types of fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury that result in employees missing work.
Regularly cleaning your floors will help prevent these accidents, as spills or otherwise slippery surfaces won't have time to settle in and cause problems. Dirt can also build up on floors, creating uneven surfaces that can lead to tripping and falling.
Some workplaces choose to clean floors themselves by allotting employee time to regularly clean. However, common floor cleaning chemicals found in the products most workplaces have on hand can have an adverse affect on employees and customers.
Working with a cleaning company that practices green cleaning methods and uses non-toxic cleaners can ensure your floors are clean, safe, and the cleaners used to get them that way won't cause additional problems!
The workplace can quickly become home to many common allergens and irritants. Since you may spend a good majority of your day, five days a week, at your office, this can quickly become more than just an annoyance. Poorly maintained office spaces can accumulate dust and begin to grow mold in unexpected places without anyone realizing. These allergens can create breathing problems, headaches, concentration problems, and more.
Dust can collect in carpets, curtains, fabric chairs, window ledges, and more. A build-up of dust can start to create problems even for those who do not have allergies or asthma. Unwanted guests, such as mice, can begin to call your office home. Most people aren't a fan of mice, but did you know that many people are actually allergic to them?
A clean and sanitary office can ensure these common allergens are properly taken care of before they can accumulate and create problems. Unfortunately, one of the most common office allergies is an allergy to conventional cleaning products. Workplaces can ensure everyone in their office feels good after a clean, even those with sensitivities, by using green, non-toxic cleaning products.
You may not normally think twice about it, but proper waste disposal helps keep your office space cleaner, safer, and clutter-free. Imagine if you did not regularly empty your garbage or recycling bins? Waste would begin to build up. After so much time, it would overflow. This can create tripping hazards, but can also spread germs. Accidentally stepping on dirty garbage or old food can track germs throughout your entire office space!
Waste management and disposal is an important piece when it comes to cleaner and healthier workplaces. A professional cleaning company can do more than wipe your windows and wash your floors.
They can also ensure your food waste is taken care of, your recycling is regularly removed, and that your garbage is disposed of. This will help contain waste, ensure it stays in your bins instead of on the floor, and keep your office space cleaner and clutter-free.
Did you know that a cleaner workplace actually increases employee productivity? When employees don't have to worry about common irritants, allergies, asthma, or constantly breathing in harsh chemicals, they can focus more on enjoying their job.
Physical health is not the only type of health that a cleaner workplace can help. A clean office environment can also benefit employee's mental health.
A clean and well-organized office can reduce the amounts of stress employees feel at their jobs. Dirty and disorganized workspaces can make an employee feel discouraged, unmotivated, and stressed out.
A clean office environment is an inviting office environment - and that is great for employee productivity, morale, and overall mental health!
The average workplace has some areas in the office that accumulate more dirt, grime, and germs. This may be for a variety of reasons, such as the nature of the area (e.g. bathrooms) or due to high levels of traffic. Some problem areas include:
Although kitchens should be one of the cleanest places in your office, they are often the dirtiest. Improper food handling, not cleaning dishes or countertops, and forgetting food in microwaves or the fridge can make things messy. Ensuring kitchens are properly cleaned can help reduce food-borne illnesses and the spreading of other germs.
It is probably no surprise that bathrooms can become one of the dirtiest places in the office. If they are not regularly cleaned, they can become a host to many different types of bacteria. Your employees as well as customers, clients, and guests should not be disgusted if they have to use your office bathroom!
A less obvious one on the list, underneath desks or other large objects can accumulate significant amounts of dust and debris. Many employees tasked with cleaning may not realize just how much dirt can build up underneath objects and may skip them over.
This list is by no means exhaustive - depending on your specific office layout, there could be some other spaces that you notice are common problem areas. No matter what your office space looks and feels like, the best way to keep it clean and free of dirt and germs is by working with the professionals.
A professional cleaning company will know exactly what to do in both low and high-impact areas. At Kitchener Clean, we treat your office like it is our home. We are committed to making sure that you never have to re-clean anything, as we know the value of you and your employees' time!
We also understand the importance of cleaning every inch of your office space, not just the parts that you can see! Our standard of cleanliness is so high that we don't just clean around objects, we take the time to lift them up and clean underneath. Click here to learn more about our services!
Kitchener Clean is a locally owned and operated family business, so we treat our customers like we would treat our own family - with respect. We value integrity, consistency, and thoroughness with all of our clients.
We also use non-toxic cleaning methods to keep you, your staff, and your clients breathing cleaner!
Did you know that Kitchener Clean started out as a home cleaning company? Today we are still firmly committed to cleaning your office as thoroughly as we would our own home. We are also dedicated to great customer service, honesty, and integrity.
At Kitchener Clean, we believe that our Office Care Technicians are a key reason we are so successful. We strive to hire the best Office Care Professionals in the business. We take security seriously so all of our staff are bonded and have undergone police checks.
Our reputation is important to us, so we guarantee all of our services. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will return within 24 hours to address your concern at no additional cost.
We even guarantee our response time. If we haven’t responded to any client communication within 24 hours of receiving it, we will offer you a free week of Office Care. That is how strongly we feel about the importance of communication and customer satisfaction. We will always stand behind our work. We guarantee it.
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