“I admit it – during the pandemic, I got bit by the genealogy bug just like everyone else,” Standish said. The Boston entrepreneur discovered that his wife’s great grandfather had owned a successful stationary shop, a little over a century ago. “And what we learned in researching him is that he was extremely particular – today we’d maybe say obsessed – about how his shop looked. Everything had to be presented just so. Cleanliness was so important to him – there’s notes about having all the carpets taken out and beaten every single week, just so the shop would be pleasant and smell fresh.”
Today’s customers are every bit as concerned about cleanliness as Standish’s great-grandfather-in-law’s had been. Thankfully (at least from our perspective as a provider of office cleaning services in Chelmsford) a beautiful, appealing business setting can now be achieved better and faster than was possible back in the day.
Case in point: carpet cleaning. Taking the carpets out and beating them is one way to free the ground in dirt, grease and grime that all carpets collect – but today, we have machinery and products that allow for deep cleaning without the need to remove and pummel the carpeting. Because today’s carpet cleaning products are designed to free contaminants from carpeting without damaging the fibers, carpeting lasts longer.
Additionally, today there are many different types of flooring that previous generations of entrepreneurs never imagined. Anti-shock flooring, ESD flooring, and other specialty manufacturing floorings require special care and maintenance. Today we’re proud to say we have special expertise in caring for all types of commercial flooring.
“There’s just certain fundamentals of doing business that have stood the test of time,” Standish concluded. “There’s nothing that will drive a customer away faster than seeing dirt, grime, and dust around. First impressions are made in a matter of seconds, and they last a very long time. It’s worth it to have a commercial cleaning company keeping your business looking great.”