After a long winter, everyone’s welcoming warm springtime fresh air. That’s wonderful – but the experience of fresh air can make lingering musty smells in the workplace much more pronounced and unbearable.
If you’re dealing with this in your workplace, here are some suggestions that can help freshen the air. These are things you can do yourself, or more realistically, have an office cleaning service perform for you.
#1: Carpet Cleaning. People don’t realize this, but carpets can really get stinky. They’re being walked on all of the time, absorbing the dirt, grime, and odors from countless pairs of shoes. On top of that, in even the most careful office, coffee gets spilled every now and then. Potted plants get knocked over. Things happen that leave the carpet smelling bad, even if it looks okay from being vacuumed regularly.
The solution: commercial carpet cleaning. By getting deep into the carpet and eliminating the grease, dirt, and organic material lingering there, carpet cleaning refreshes the look of the carpeting. It also makes the carpeting smell much better. Regular carpet cleaning can add years of life to your carpeting.
#2: Upholstery Cleaning. Soft surfaces, like chairs, couches, and padded benches, absorb odors like a sponge absorbs water. Febreeze can only do so much to eliminate the lingering stink that comes from having so many different people, each with their own unique approach to cleanliness and hygiene, sit on the furniture. Professional office cleaning services use industry-leading products and techniques to restore upholstery to a less stinky workplace environment.
Again, upholstery cleaning does extend the useful life of your soft surface furniture. As a best practice, have the upholstery cleaned twice a year. You may wish to have upholstery cleaning done more frequently if your customer base includes small children or anyone who may experience incontinence.
#3: Odor Elimination Service. If carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning don’t eliminate the odor from your workplace, the best commercial cleaning companies also provide odor eliminate service. This involves tracking down and eliminating the cause of odors beyond the most common causes.