Few business owners realize just how important janitorial cleaning services can be not only to the customer experience but also to the comfort and productivity of the workforce. When you consider that there are as many as 10 million bacteria living on an average office desk and that on average each square inch of the chair, computer mouse and keyboard used in an office is home to as much as 21,000 germs, the importance if regular, consistent and thorough cleaning becomes even more apparent.
With most office desk crawling with up to 400 times the number of germs as an office toilet, outbreaks of illnesses such as colds or flu become easy to spread and can bring small businesses to a standstill as employees go off sick one after the other. Personal hygiene is, of course, part of the prevention of such situations, but regular janitorial cleaning can make all the difference too.
Such commercial cleaning needs to focus on all areas of the office environment, from the elevator buttons which house millions of germs on their own, to the phones (25,127 germs per square inch) and computer equipment which are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria and therefore for illness. Some viruses like that of influence can last on hard surfaces for as long as two days and given that as many as a third of people still go to work when they are ill, the need to minimize potential spread is paramount.
If you think the spread of everyday diseases like colds and flu are not a significant problem, consider the fact that a much as 200 million days of diminished productivity and over 75 million sick days are attributable to flu alone, according to a National Health Interview Survey. Factor in the common cold and the figures rise substantially making cutting down on absenteeism from colds and flu a business continuity must.
Professional cleaning services can ensure that your offices and customer spaces are spick and span and that the working environment is healthier and therefore more productive. Neglecting the importance of janitorial services can have a negative impact on your business and hit you on the bottom line. With a range of option available, can you afford not to invest in commercial cleaning services for your business?