When you’ve been working hard at the office all day, the last thing you want to do is clean the office before you go home at night. But of course, hygiene is important and somebody has to do it. For those business owners who want to save a bit of money at the beginning stages of setting up business, it can seem like a great idea to take on the cleaning alone. However, there are certain aspects that - like it or not – are best left to the professionals. Not convinced? Here, we uncover the top five things that simply cannot be cleaned without some expertise.
Windows can be one of the most troublesome things to clean. They’re never quite in reach and they always seem to come out streaky, the pitting never completely coming off. No matter how many times you scrub. And try as we might, we can never keep those pesky birds from dropping their own little contributions onto the windows. What’s more, cleaning windows can be a risky business. Particularly if your office block has many stories, the windows are near impossible to get access to from the outside without a ladder. And even then, for the taller buildings, those ladders are never quite long enough – or your confidence with heights is never quite strong enough. That is why it is vitally important that you hire professionals to clean your windows.
It doesn’t matter how tidy your employees are – your carpet can quickly become testament to all those products your company has consumed during lunch break over the years. Chocolate cake embedded into the fibre, coffee stains dotted about the surface, not a very professional look. Of course, you can hire carpet cleaning devices at DIY stores. However, if you don’t know how to use them – your carpet could end up looking worse than it did before. Yes, that is possible. By employing a cleaning service that has expertise in carpet cleaning, you could save money by getting it done properly the first time, reinvigorating your carpets and saving yourself the trouble for – well, at least a few more years!
Keeping It Sterile
Hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and other medical facilities all require the upmost precision in ensuring that these environments are kept sterile. Not only does the establishment need to remain clean in appearance, it is essential that rooms of practice are completely clear of any harmful bacteria or pathogens that could cause health problems for your customers or the staff themselves. Professional cleaners who work in medical establishments are (or should be!) specifically trained in COSHH to keep standards that match those set out by the NHS Healthcare cleaning manual. This kind of preparation was probably not included in your local GPs doctorate education … Some things are best left to the pros, and cleaning is of no exception.
As much as we would love to be a multi-functioning superhuman that can maintain a high and consistent level of energy throughout the day – we never will be. After a long day at work, no one has the energy to go about cleaning their entire workplace afterwards. Or at least, not thoroughly. And even if you do have a cleaner in your midst, it is very difficult to clean a large office single-handed. By investing in some professional help, you can have a whole troupe of cleaners at your disposal that can clean the premises after you leave. Not only will you reduce dirt-related illness amongst your staff, you’ll have a fresh and clean workplace to come back to every morning.
DIY and domestic cleaning products can be fantastic. Without the work of Cif, many of our homes would be an incredibly grubby and stained. However, if you want to really get stuck in to the nitty-gritty and give your workspace a thorough go-over once in a while, no household product will be enough. Professional cleaning products can work wonders when it comes to shifting grime, but often they require more powerful ingredients, which need to be applied with protective clothing and handled carefully. By getting in the professionals in for a deep clean, even a few times a year, you can keep on top of the grime and remove the health and safety risks that can come by doing it yourself.
Getting some professional cleaning help need not cost you the earth. In fact, sick days can actually cost you more than it would to hire a cleaning company, check out our Office Cleaning Calculator and see for yourself! Merely by investing in a deep-clean for your workplace a few times a year, you can keep dirt-related illness at bay in the office, and better yet, you’ll most certainly save yourself a job or two!
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