Posted on March 23, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic, office disinfecting services became vital for everyone. Suddenly, the need to deep clean wasn’t about peace of mind; it was a matter of life and death.
But now, with the vaccine administration continuing and new cases in decline, we’re becoming more comfortable with returning to our old ways of living and working. Which begs the question: are deep disinfects for offices still important?
The short answer is yes, absolutely. But let’s look at five of the biggest reasons why:
This is the most obvious payoff from office disinfecting services, and it is what made them so necessary during the pandemic. Deep cleaning should kill the majority of bacteria and viruses on the surfaces in your office, which cause everything from influenza to a stomach bug, the common cold, or strep throat.
What’s more, deep cleaning removes any buildup of “gunk,” dirt, grime, and other yucky stuff on which germs love to dwell and grow.
Infections and diseases are nasty, but above we were talking about short-term ailments that can be prevented by deep cleaning. There are long-term issues that can be caused by a perpetually dirty work environment.
Dust mites and other carpet-dwelling insects thrive in carpets that have not been properly cleaned and they can cause breathing problems, especially for people who already suffer from asthma. Deep cleaning will also take care of many types of mould, which can cause serious long-term health problems and even some kinds of cancers.
Finally, deep cleaning may help you prevent more serious (and more dangerous) infestations of all kinds, including mould.
You know that great feeling you get when you clean your house top to bottom, and everything is sparkling? It applies in the workplace too. You want your staff to want to come to work, or at the very least be comfortable during their time there. There is evidence that a clean, tidy environment can improve someone’s mood and also increase productivity. Plus, your staff will know that you value them and their well-being, which makes for a more cheerful work environment all the way around.
If you’re in the food and beverage industry, regular deep cleaning is essential (and required by law); even if not, a sparkling clean environment still makes a great impression. It tells customers and clients that you value their health and the health of employees and that you have pride in your business. In contrast, a dirty workspace does the opposite: it conveys laziness and might make someone question the work that you do.
Regular deep cleaning and office disinfecting services cost money in the short term but will more than likely end up saving your business money. These services can help prevent expensive infestations of all kinds of insects, moulds, and other undesirable things. In addition, your business has the potential to save money by reducing absences of staff from sickness. Finally, it will help slow the wear and tear of your workspace.