Spring Cleaning is Good for Businesses

When I woke up yesterday morning, I looked out the window and saw that it was snowing. It was very slushy and didn’t stick around, but it was snowing. I could have sworn that it was spring. Well, it is, and that means we should all be thinking about spring cleaning. For businesses in Logan, spring cleaning is just as important as it is at home. Most will do it out of habit, but there are definitely reasons why it should be done. Here’s why.

1. Help Maintain the Life of the Building

Spring cleaning isn’t just about the look. Cleaning is a form of regular maintenance that keeps your building in good condition. Dirt in your carpets will get caught in the fibers and harden, tearing the fibers and ruining the carpet. If it gets on anything made of metal, it can attract moisture and speed up corrosion, which can ruin equipment. The chemicals they use to clean roads of ice and snow are even worse. After a long winter, you’re going to have a lot of this stuff in your building, so spring cleaning will be necessary to get rid of it.

2. Improves Customer Experience

While it’s not just about the look of it, the look of it definitely plays a part. Nobody likes a dirty building. If you don’t go keep your business clean, customers and clients will notice. It reflects poorly on you; if you don’t bother to keep your building clean, how seriously will you take the work you do?  It may even make them feel sick just being in your building.

A recently cleaned building, on the other hand, just feels better to be in. Your customers might not think about it, but they’ll definitely feel more comfortable. When they do, they’re more likely to think positively about the experience, which means they’ll be more likely to come back.

3. Improves Employee Health

Of course, the big reason for cleaning is always health. The impacts of a dirty environment are well-documented, especially the mental health effects. A dirty environment is a distracting environment, and that can create additional stress. Stress in turn can affect your physical health, and this creates a vicious spiral of bad health. This also is bad for productivity, so it’s in an employer’s best interest to do their spring cleaning.

Outsource Your Spring Cleaning

Proper spring cleaning can take a lot of work, certainly more than you do for casual cleaning. If you’re trying to keep it cleaned yourself, you either need to have employees do it (which they aren’t hired or trained for), or you need your own cleaning staff (which means hiring extra people). Both of these options have their problems, which is why most businesses find it easier to outsource their cleaning work. It saves a lot of time and money on training employees for the job and frees up your regular employees time to do the work that makes your company money. It’s overall better for everyone.

Don’t Wait

We do spring cleaning for a reason. Winter keeps us indoors more, so the dirt builds up to a far greater degree. The chemicals used by road crews in winter are especially destructive and your customers have been bringing it in on their shoes the whole season. The longer it all sits, the more damage it does. If you haven’t started your spring cleaning already, you definitely should.  It will improve your business performance in ways you hadn’t even considered.

Author: RJ