10 Benefits of a Commercial Cleaning Service [& Why Your Business Needs One]
Americans spend most of their waking hours at work. While many businesses use a cleaning service, the actual cleaning performed is often minimal, with a quick vacuum and emptying of trash.
Deeper dirt, dust, allergens, and pathogens remain in carpets, on blinds, and deep within the upholstery of office furniture. Read about the ten benefits of a professional commercial cleaning, and why your business should consider investing in a high-quality cleaning from COIT:
10 Benefits of Commercial Cleaning
1. Increased Employee Productivity
Your employees are happier when the workspace is fresh, clean, and free from accumulated dust and dirt. The air smells sweet, and is healthier to breathe.
While many businesses understand the need for ongoing employee training and recognize that a healthy company culture is important, very little thought may be paid to the most important factor in productivity – pure, clean air.
While it is well-established that polluted air is risk to human health, many business owners may not realize the significant impact of unhealthy indoor air. Within the walls of a business, the air may be contaminated with particulate matter, all of which is continuously circulated by the HVAC system.
Research reveals that polluted indoor air quality leads to a significant drop in productivity. It is believed that dirty, unhealthy indoor air diminishes human cognitive function.
The EPA reports that indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to human health in the USA. Studies released by the agency have established that indoor air often contains levels of pollutants higher than what is found in the outside air. Even the most well-run business may have a hidden indoor air quality problem, leading to lost productivity.
Want a team of bright, eager, productive employees? Help them breathe cleaner air. A regularly performed, deep, professional cleaning leaves your office air clean and fresh.
2. Reduced Spread of Disease – Fewer Sick Days
Most businesses struggle when a virus is spread from employee to employee. With many of your most valued team out of the office, production slows. Whether an illness is affecting your sales, delivery, or other area, reducing the spread of disease is important.
Even when employees are asked to remain at home when ill, many disregard this request, and then move through the office spreading the virus by contacting various surfaces, which are contacted by others, and so it goes. A deep, professional cleaning is an important factor in keeping your workforce healthier and can help reduce the spread of the latest virus.
A thorough cleaning of the entire workplace is a critical aspect in warding off the spread of disease. All shared areas, including bathrooms, breakrooms, and training rooms must be disinfected to help avoid employee illness.
Many companies recognize that investing in no-touch wastebaskets, hand-drying systems, and soap dispensers can be a critical step in ensuring that all shared areas are disinfected.
The CDC recommends sanitizing areas such as desktops, doorknobs, faucets, and phones daily. At COIT, our professional team can advise you about the most effective cleaning protocols and products to you help limit the spread of dangerous viruses. Viruses live and pose the risk of infecting others for up to 48 hours on a surface such as a desk, workstation, or table.
3. A Safer, Healthier Work Environment
Employee health has become an issue of concern, more so now than ever. Many businesses are interested in a more environmentally-friendly operation. A professional commercial cleaning service can use safer, “green” products so that toxins do not linger in the air and the environment is not filled with perfumed cleaning products that can trigger a reaction in many people.
Employees carry allergens from home to work, including pet hair and dander, dust mite eggs, and other substances into the business. Frequent carpet and upholstery cleaning, along with standardized processes to fully remove dust and allergens from surfaces, goes a long way in keeping your employees functioning at their best.
If you want to provide a safe, healthy environment for your employees, clean, fresh air matters.
The air ducts in your business must be regularly cleaned to keep free from pathogens. The procedure used in duct cleaning can vary. To fully extract allergens, bacteria, dust, dirt, mold, and debris, a state-of-the-art, advanced extraction system should be used.
Removing all harmful contaminants on a yearly basis can help keep business indoor air quality fresh, with the added benefit of reducing energy costs, as your HVAC system will perform more efficiently.
Allergies affect many people, and are one of the top three reasons employees miss work. At COIT, we understand how to limit the spread of disease through a professional cleaning process.
4. A Positive, Professional Appearance
Contrast two ideas:
- Walking into a business that has stained carpet, dusty desks, and trash overflowing with crumpled paper and takeout cartons.
- Walking into a business that looks pristine, smells fresh, and is obviously clean.
The image you project to customers is an important factor in the success of your operation. A shoddy appearance creates the impression that your business performs shoddy work.
A smart, clean, sanitary appearance, with air that smells fresh and sweet produces a subtle impact on customers, clients, and visitors to your enterprise – and higher confidence in your business goods or services.
Good business “housekeeping” includes several critical steps. Some of the more obvious are
- Reducing clutter: which often accumulates in stairways, halls, and other walking areas.
- Keeping trash bins clean: rather than just replacing bags, along with effective dust and dirt removal performed daily.
Standard vacuums, even larger models often used by small commercial cleaning companies, do not offer the option of HEPA filters, which are needed in businesses that work with hazardous substances.
No matter what industry, at COIT, our team of professionals has the correct equipment for the job at hand.
Many areas must be thoroughly cleaned every day, while others will require periodical maintenance. The kitchen, coffee area, or any space where food is consumed must be sanitized daily.
The refrigerator should be cleaned and sanitized weekly. An office microwave or stove must be cleaned daily.
5. Morale Booster
Your employees respond to a cleaner environment, and morale is higher. They feel that the activities you are engaged in are important, and will tend to dress in a more appropriate manner in a clean environment.
Even a smaller operation that is kept clean will experience a boost in employee morale, and happier employees attract more business and do their jobs with more pride in accomplishment.
Your employees, when morale is high, help to elevate your brand. They post their thoughts about work on social media platforms, and these posts have a big impact on whether you can attract the talent you need to grow your business.
6. Long Term Cost Savings
Many less competent office cleaning companies perform only the most basic cleaning process. Dust lingers on top of cabinets, shelves, on blinds, and in harder-to-reach areas. Furniture covered with fabric emits dust and odors.
Maintaining your office should include keeping furniture, shelving, desks, floors and other areas free from dust, dirt, and contaminants. A high-quality cleaning helps avoid carpets that become heavily stained and damaged, with deeply ingrained dirt that can only be resolved by installing new carpet at high expense.
The savings can be significant in the long-term, and at COIT, we offer various financing options for more extensive repairs, cleaning, and remediation services if needed.
7. Higher Quality Cleaning
When engaging the services of a commercial cleaning service, find out what professional cleaning processes are used. Not all commercial cleaning companies are equal in the level of service they perform.
Some, like COIT, can perform added services such as deep rug and upholstery cleaning for improved maintenance, cleaner air, and a fresher, spotless look. Windows should be sparkling, not smudged or dusty.
Our range of services covers every need, from regular deep cleaning to restoration and remediation. The COIT team offers far more in cleaning services, including:
- Carpet and area rug cleaning
- Drapery and blind cleaning
- Tile and grout cleaning and restoration
- Air duct cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning
- Concrete floor care, repair, and restoration
- Wall cleaning
When an unexpected disaster has resulted in water, fire, or smoke damage, we have the expertise to get your business back up to speed.
8. Free Up Storage Space
If you have a closet space for cleaning equipment and products, it can be emptied and used for a more useful purpose. At COIT, our team of professional commercial cleaners arrives with all the equipment and cleaning products they need to get the job done. No more smelly mops, mop buckets, dusty brooms and dirty cloths.
At COIT, we own and use our own high-grade machinery not available to regular cleaners or tool renters, and these tools perform. The difference between a cleaning performed by our professional team and a standard cleaning service is astounding.
Our sixty years in the industry, along with our ability to handle high demand and the savings we offer through combining multiple services, makes COIT a smart choice as your professional cleaning service – and a wise financial decision.
We can fully clean your business, with added services bi-yearly or yearly to keep everything shipshape. Just a few of COIT’s benefits include:
- Treatment and polish after cleaning to keep that shine longer
- Can handle high demand
- Number of financing options
- Can combine savings for multiple services
9. A Wider Range of Services
A company may present itself as a commercial cleaning service, but what are the services they offer? Can they clean upholstery, blinds, or carpeting?
In many cases, the answer is no. They perform just basic services, which often become less and less as the time passes. If you are unhappy with the quality of cleaning your current commercial cleaners is providing, find out the difference with COIT.
10. Protection Against Business Theft
At COIT, our team is trained, professional, and trusted. You can put your concerns about theft risks to rest, an issue often associated with transient cleaning services that hire random employees with high turnover rates. These services often fail to properly train their staff, unlike our team of professionally trained cleaners.
Office theft of money, personal items, laptops and other electronics, or other expensive items can be a real issue. Rather than putting your valuable assets at risk, choose a commercial cleaning company that respects your assets, and who you can trust to enter the workspace during off-hours.
While you may be able to identify the thief, the time and effort wasted in recovering stolen personal items and business items, including filing an insurance claim, recovering lost files, and the impact on productivity is simply not worth it.
While the bottom line is always an important consideration, hiring the cheapest commercial cleaners with employees from unknown backgrounds can backfire badly in the end.
Develop a Commercial Cleaning Plan for your Business – COIT Can Help.
Every business is different and has unique cleaning requirements. We don’t take our duty to our customers lightly, and our commitment to quality service goes far beyond the usual.
If you have specific needs or concerns, we can help you develop a sane, workable cleaning plan that addresses all issues, with recommendations on various services and a fully developed plan for implementing these services, both daily and periodically.
Special Cleaning Needs
If your business has special cleaning needs, we have all the equipment and services to handle even the most difficult tasks – including remediation services. Our professionals can do a complete walk-through, and help you identify the proper cleaning procedures for a range of business areas, from office to production spaces.
Issues such as standing water or the presence of mold or mildew can all be resolved quickly and correctly. Tile floors can harbor bacteria and pathogens, and our cleaning processes can keep these areas spotless -- particularly vital for health-related businesses, or those that produce or serve food or beverages.
Over our sixty years in the cleaning industry, we have developed a wide scope of services and procedures, as well as specialized equipment to address and resolve any cleaning problem.
Our goal is to help you keep your business clean, sanitary, and safer for employees, visitors, customers, and others. If you are interested in environmentally-friendly cleaning services, we can provide these services as well.
The COIT Team: Trained in Advanced Cleaning Technology
Our team of professionals has gained their knowledge through advanced training. We don’t use guesswork – we know how to handle any cleaning problem with the highest level of professionalism.
Prolong The Life of Equipment & Furniture
You can prolong the lifecycle of your valuable business assets through our custom-designed maintenance program – one that suits your budget. We perform both maintenance cleaning and restorative cleaning with the use of our truck-mounted hot water extraction system.
Whether your flooring is tile, concrete, carpet, or other type, we have the correct products and equipment to keep it fresh, clean, and well-maintained.
We work to make our commercial cleaning cost-effective. We offer a strategic approach to commercial cleaning by combining regular maintenance with restorative maintenance.
By concentrating on high-traffic zones, we help to reduce the quantity of dirt, dust, oils, and allergens tracked into the other lower traffic zones. This approach can be effective in reducing the cost of overall maintenance significantly.
COIT: Your Partner in Success.
We understand the importance of keeping your business clean – for health and safety, and to create a positive first impression for those who enter your premises. We take pride in the support we provide our many business clients and how we have aided them to have a healthier work environment and to present an image that reflects the quality of their goods or services.
Talk to us, and schedule a consultation. Our work is guaranteed, and our entire team is trained, professional, and dedicated to providing excellent service -- and treating your office or facility with respect.
While many less-qualified cleaning services are often let go due to the lack of quality work, our work is consistent; we never skimp on the details, no matter how many years we have been providing cleaning services to your business.