Reasons Your Office Needs Weekly Cleaning

Reasons Your Office Needs Weekly Cleaning

When planning how often your office should be cleaned, you should really make sure it’s scheduled at least weekly. You might think that’s overkill, but even small offices need regular cleanups. Perhaps daily cleanings might be too much for both your needs and your budget, but weekly cleanings will prove to be a major benefit to your building.

Keeps Employees from Getting Sick

If it seems like your employees are frequently getting sick, this is a sign that your office needs to be cleaned more frequently. Germs lingering on tables, desks, keyboards, and other surfaces can linger for quite some time if they aren’t getting regularly disinfected.

Yes, there are certain antimicrobial films that can be put on touchpoint surfaces, like elevator keys, handles, and guard rails, that last for 90 days, but you can’t put that on everything. The rest of your office’s surfaces need a thorough cleaning to prevent the spread of germs. After all, if one person in the office gets sick, unless things are cleaned quickly, others may follow. This will slow productivity, and you’ll have to still offer sick pay. It’s better to keep your employees healthy by employing a janitor to stop by at least weekly to sanitize and disinfect high-traffic areas in your building.

Prevents Pest Infestation

Pests are, well, a pest, and they tend to find their way into offices that don’t get cleaned enough. If they find their way into buildings that frequently have trash left out for them to feed on or nest in, they might decide your office is prime real estate. If this happens, you’ll be at risk of diseases being spread, allergens, and damage to the building and equipment. Worst-case scenario, you might even need to shut down the entire building for some time while paying for an exterminator. 

It’s better for your building, employees’ health, and your budget to pay for weekly trash removal and janitorial services than to let pests move in. Finding mouse droppings, cockroaches, or even an overabundance of flies in your break room is a sure sign you need to schedule more regular cleanings.

Improves Employee Morale

Let’s be real – a dirty office does not make the staff happy. No one enjoys coming into a building where there’s smelly trash, dirty floors, and unclean restrooms. When you don’t have regular office cleanings, your employees won’t be inclined to work very hard. After all, if you don’t seem to care about your office, why should your staff believe you care about them?

By scheduling weekly cleanings, you keep your employees happy. It might not seem like much, but even just walking into an office where your desk is wiped down, the trash can is empty, and the carpet has clearly been vacuumed, is such a satisfying feeling. It makes a person feel appreciated and will boost their morale and thus their productivity.

Believe it or not, scheduling a weekly cleaning will prove to be a major boost to your office environment. You’ll see the results in no time. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to get a well-trained team cleaning your office from top to bottom.