When clients visit an office, whether consciously or unconsciously, they may judge the ability of the firm to do a job effectively by the cleanliness of the facility. Commercial office cleaning has the potential to contribute to the betterment of the company, in terms of presentation, asset management and the health and welfare of the occupants of the building, whether they be visitors or personnel.
Cleaning isn’t just making surfaces look shiny. It’s management of an asset, a whole scope approach so that the environment is safe and free from germs or other contaminants. Care of a facility will also make it last longer since dirt and debris settle into the fibers and surfaces to creating scratches and wear damage. Damp and dirty areas can harbor bacteria and mold and ultimately denigrate both the appearance and quality of health and ambiance for its occupants.
Also, cleaning chemicals can cause damage to surfaces and reduce air quality, resulting in health hazards if managed incorrectly. But, cleaning, using the right tools, processes, and products minimizes the potential for both chemical hazards and physical damage, and creates a healthy environment.
Hidden health dangers
Fastidious cleaning starts with large-area cleaning management. However, attention to detail is required for those commonly used objects which seem innocuous, but are touched by almost everyone in the building. Beyond the obvious culprits such as toilets and doorknobs, light switches, elevator or service buttons, remote controls, and telephones also harbor bacteria. These objects frequently contain traces of fecal matter, germs, and bacteria, which must be eliminated.
When cleaning products are used incorrectly, they can create a hazard for both cleaning employees and building occupants. Cleaning professionals frequently suffer from eye irritation, chemical burns, and respiratory difficulties as a direct result of the chemicals they use, almost one-third of which are known to be capable of injury.
Occupants must be safeguarded against the lingering effects of cleaning agents which are also known respiratory irritants, since some people can struggle with the effects chemicals have on asthma or other health conditions. Furthermore, these cleaning products can damage cleaned surfaces, plumbing pipes, and the environment.
Tools and equipment
It is essential in the cleaning industry to keep tools and equipment clean and use them correctly. There is an enormous potential for the spread of germs and diseases using the very tools which are meant to prevent them if they aren’t cleaned and stored properly.
Industry safeguards make it critical for cleaning personnel to create a balance: not only cleaning with products which have been proven effective but also using techniques and processes to protect against known chemical toxins.
Ultimately, professional cleaning is a balance: management of the most efficient and least harmful tools and products to safeguard against disease, damage, and deterioration. A cleanliness standard is never aligned with performing the least amount of effort to provide the appearance of cleanliness. Proper cleaning is an essential function to protect health, the environment, and long-term profitability.