With winter behind us and the weather getting warmer, it can only mean one thing: spring is finally here.
Many of us will have used the Easter break to spring clean; decluttering our kitchens, reorganising our wardrobes and dusting away a few cobwebs, but while your home is sparkling, what about your business?
Clean and tidy workplaces aren’t just healthier and more hygienic, they can also reduce stress and increase focus and productivity. With that in mind, here’s five ways we can help you spring clean and prepare your office for the new season:
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
Did you know that your carpet and upholstery could be harbouring more bugs than your toilet seat? It’s not the nicest of things to think about but it’s also not so surprising when you think about the amount of use that they get.
While hoovering at the end of the day takes care of small pieces of debris and the dust that becomes trapped between fibres, having your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned on a regular basis is essential. It can help to get rid of unsightly stains, hidden bacteria that can be responsible for the spread of illnesses and even bad smells.
We use a wet extraction method of cleaning to give your carpets and upholstery a new lease of life. This avoids the use of harsh chemicals and helps to prevent any left-over residues, making it better for the environment and less likely to cause issues for staff, particularly those who suffer with allergies or respiratory issues like asthma.
Hard floor maintenance
Hard floors are often one of the most hard-working parts of an office; reception areas are subject to heavy foot traffic, kitchens are prone to spillages and meeting rooms must withstand chairs and other furniture being moved across them. Without regular cleaning, dirt can build up and this cause damage to your floors too.
An on-going maintenance programme can extend the life of your floor, helping to reduce the risk of damage occurring that would require an expensive replacement or restorative process.
We can prescribe a maintenance programme around your individual needs, taking into consideration the type of hard flooring within your building and its current condition. We’re able to offer a wide range of services that protect and maintain your floors including scrubbing, stripping and waxing, tile and grout cleaning, polishing and sealing.
The clocks have gone forward which means more daylight, less wintery weather and (if we’re lucky!) a lot more sunshine. Many studies show that natural light is healthier than artificial light and making sure your windows are free from dust, dirt and smudges will help you let as much of it into your workplace as possible.
Keeping your windows sparkling is also essential to ensure they don’t become damaged. Despite its deceptively smooth surface, glass is highly porous and without regular cleaning it can end up suffering from a build-up of harmful substances that penetrate the surface, dull it’s shine and leave scratches and stains that are difficult to remove.
Frequent window cleaning, both inside and out, can help prevent this from happening. Internal window cleaning, including doors and partition walls, also creates a more hygienic environment to work in by removing bacteria that sits on the surface, even when you can’t see it.
The grounds around your building probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you’re thinking about spring cleaning your office but they’re one of the most important parts of your premises to maintain. Why? Because they’re usually the first thing that people see when they arrive.
Whether it’s simple grass borders that need a trim or hedgerows and flowerbeds that need tidying up or weeding, maintaining your grounds makes sure they’re a welcoming sight for visitors and gives a good first impression for potential customers.
Spring is the ideal time to start making the most of your outdoor areas. Flowers are just starting to bloom, giving you the chance to brighten up the business and shrug off the last of the winter blues!
Car park cleaning & litter picking
Car parks are often a first point of arrival for visitors and customers but the last thing you want them to do is step out of the car and into a pile of rubbish! Sweeping and litter picking is essential to keep your outdoor areas tidy and to help you create the right first impression of your business.
If your grounds need a little more TLC to restore their kerb appeal, we can also provide a jet washing service to clear stubborn dirt and stains that typically accumulate over time in high traffic areas.
Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to create a cleaner and healthier environment for you, your staff and visitors but it also gives you the chance to declutter your desk, reduce your admin and the costs associated with keeping your workplace clean.
Working with us means that you only need one company to look after the inside and outside of your business premises, for the day to day jobs and the less frequent, more thorough maintenance tasks. You won’t need to juggle multiple contracts or invoices and using one company can often be cost effective too.
For more information on how we can spring clean your business and help you create and maintain a healthier environment to work in, contact us for a quote today.