As we all know, having a business involves more than keeping your customers happy. You also have to have happy and content employees. The reason to keep your employees happy and content is because it’s expensive to have to continually hire and train new people. Retaining top quality employees is a top concern for all businesses.
What do employees care about? They care about their personal health. This is especially true subsequent to the COVID pandemic. The 2023 Building Occupant Report prepared by Honeywell (a buildings technology company) found that many employees – 93%! – said they have higher expectations for indoor air quality than they did a year ago.
Office Cleaning Services: The Front Line on Improving Indoor Air Quality
The typical workplace setting contains numerous elements that can trigger allergies. The presence of dust, animal dander, cockroaches and mold are all negative in terms of indoor air quality. However, these are all issues that can be addressed by your Pembroke office cleaning service.
When we share this list with customers, they often say “We won’t have any animal dander or cockroaches in our building” but the fact is you never know what comes into your facility with customers, deliveries, or even employees. Many people have pets, and cockroaches are notorious for hiding out in the cracks and crevices of cardboard boxes.
Having an office cleaning service regularly maintaining your facility is the best way to identify and eliminate dust, animal dander, cockroaches and mold from your environment. Your office cleaning service is often the first line of defense for these issues. They will see, for example, place where mold is developing, and alert you about any leaks or water damage that may be in progress.
A Special Note About Upholstery and Carpeting
Soft surfaces add comfort and style to the workplace environment. Unfortunately, upholstery and carpeting absorb a lot of odors, dirt, and allergen-provoking materials. This is especially true if you have upholstered furniture for the public, such as in waiting rooms and reception areas.
One way to boost indoor air quality without spending a lot of money is to have your Pembroke office cleaning service perform upholstery and carpet cleaning on a regular basis. For most businesses, this is once a month to every six weeks. These special cleaning services improve the look and smell of your business, remove allergens from the working environment, and extend the useful life of your furniture and carpeting.