01 Feb Clean Carpets at the Office
A Clean Commercial Space Makes Good Business Sense
What does your workplace say to people who walk in? Is it fresh, clean and inviting, or is it a bad-smelling turn-off?
According to a study done by a staffing agency, the majority of Americans look down on people whose workspaces are dirty and disorganized. Do you really want your visitors, customers, suppliers and potential hires to have an immediate, negative reaction to you as soon as they walk through the door? What about your workers?
To put your best foot forward professionally, a clean workspace is critical. Take a look around and see what you can refresh. If your carpets are dingy and stained, start there. A professional carpet cleaning will make the entire workspace look and smell fresher.
The Nose Knows
Can a clean-smelling office make you a better person?
According to a study conducted at Brigham Young University, it can. The study found that students and workers who spend their days in bright, clean-smelling spaces were much more likely to behave ethically and fairly than those who didn’t. They were also more likely to say they’d be willing to do volunteer work or donate to charity.
Interestingly, the people in the study didn’t report they noticed a particular smell (in this case, of a lemon-scented cleaner), they just reported a sense of well-being.
We’d all like to work with people who are honest and kind to others, and those are good qualities in any worker. And all it takes is a little freshness and a clean smell. If you’re trying to get the workers in your office, retail space or hotel to be more helpful and more honest, give them a clean, fresh-smelling space to work in and watch what happens.
A dirty workplace environment can lead to bugs of all kinds. This might mean bugs that are visible, like ants and roaches, or it might mean invisible bugs, like the flu and other viruses. The influenza virus alone affects millions of people every year, resulting in lost days of work, higher medical costs and lower productivity.
How do you control the bug infestation? The best way is to start with thorough cleaning. Deep carpet cleaning will eradicate the dirt brought in on workers’ shoes, which are usually crawling with germs. It will cut down on bacteria and viruses that spread from cafeterias and bathrooms into working areas.
Volatile Organic Compounds
If your carpets are older, they might contain volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs are also present in many common cleaning products. These are known irritants that can cause sore throats, allergic reactions, skin rashes and even breathing difficulties.
What to do? If you’re installing new carpet, ask for low-emission or eco-friendly carpeting that has limited VOCs. If your carpet is older, you can still reduce their impact. Start with a cleaning system that doesn’t put more allergens and chemicals into your carpet, but instead lifts them out.
Routine and Regular
By now you probably agree that a clean, nice-smelling workspace is essential to:
- make a positive first impression;
- protect your workers from illness;
- boost productivity;
- heighten morale;
- make for a happier, healthier workplace.
What’s the best way to reap these benefits?
Start with deep cleaning of your carpets and upholstery. Let Carpet Keepers show you how our patented PureScience method can work magic on your commercial carpeting. We’ll lift out dirt, stains, allergens and dust mites and give you and your workers a workspace that’s refreshed and renewed.
A regular routine of scheduled cleanings will keep it that way, and ensure that your employees and customers can enjoy a clean environment that protects their health. Call Carpet Keepers today and get started on a fresh new future for your commercial space with freshly cleaned carpeting.