Keeping Your Business Premises Clean and Safe During a Pandemic
April 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the meaning of the word ‘cleaning’ in a lot of ways. Before the virus, commercial business owners were satisfied with basic scrubbing, dusting, wiping, taking out the trash, and quickly vacuuming their premises. In the past couple of months, however, there has been a drastic increase in the demand for the services of commercial cleaning, especially pressure cleaning. Companies offering pressure washing in Colorado Springs, such as PSI Systems Inc., have reported a surge in inquiries and bookings for their commercial cleaning services in the last few weeks.
But is commercial cleaning really a necessity for your business premises during these troubled times? The answer is yes, and here are the reasons why:
Expect the Safest, Highest Quality Cleaning
Tips for maintaining the sanitation of your business premises (Image Source: Unsplash)
Not all commercial cleaning service companies are equal when it comes to levels of quality and safety compliance. Only reputable commercial cleaning services can provide the safest and highest quality of cleaning service. These companies have highly trained and skilled staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and environmental-friendly cleaning agents. They have industrial-grade pressure washers for the thorough deep cleaning and disinfecting of business premises.
These companies offer a wider range of cleaning services such as from deep cleaning, restoration, and remediation. They also offer extra services like the following:
- Pressure washing walls, floors, walkways, common areas, parking lots, etc.
- Deep carpet and area rug cleaning
- Blinds and drapery cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning
- Air duct cleaning
- Concrete floor care, repair, and restoration
Keeping Your Staff Healthy
Disease-causing viruses can easily spread from one person to another in closed environments like office settings. Highly contagious diseases can easily affect not just you and your employee’s health, but also cripple the daily operations of your business. Viruses can thrive in different surfaces for days, and before you know it, it’s being spread by the very people you want to protect.
The same goes with allergens. Air ducts are the most common source of allergies and sick days in work settings, along with dusty carpets and upholstery. Having these areas cleaned regularly is crucial. But at difficult times like this pandemic, cleaning an air duct thoroughly means extracting pathogens, allergens, and bacteria. It is just as important as getting rid of the dirt, dust, debris, and mold.
These allergens also get recirculated in the HVAC system. Research shows that polluted indoor air can lead to a significant drop in people’s productivity by diminishing a person’s cognitive functions.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually made a report on the effects of indoor air quality on the human body. They referred to this condition as “sick building syndrome”. This happens when building occupants experience similar symptoms after entering a certain building. These symptoms usually disappear or diminish once they leave the area. They also claimed indoor air pollutants (particularly particle pollution, radon, carbon monoxide, and Legionella bacteria) are associated with a list of health problems.
Among these health issues are:
- Irritation of eyes, nose, and throat
- Higher chances of headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
- Respiratory disease
- Heart disease
- Lung cancer
Particle pollutants come in different forms, such as pet dander, dust mites, cockroach allergens, and particular matters. They are known as asthma triggers. As such, anyone with asthma may experience asthma attacks following exposure. Meanwhile, radon is a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer. Carbon monoxide is toxic and even a short-term exposure from it can be lethal. Exposure to Legionella bacteria, on the other hand, triggers episodes of Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia. This is usually associated with buildings with poorly maintained HVACs.
This is where the advantage of hiring the services of a commercial cleaning company is highlighted.
A thorough cleaning of your workplace is important now more than ever. Shared areas such as the pantry, bathrooms, meeting rooms, training rooms, and even work stations should not be just cleaned but sanitized. Commercial cleaning companies are fully equipped to handle such tasks. They can clean, disinfect, and sanitize your business premises using special equipment and cleaning agents to effectively and safely remove harmful contaminants from your workplace.
Additionally, commercial cleaning companies follow a cleaning protocol standard. They use only harmless cleaning products to limit the spread of the virus and ensure a safe work environment for you and your staff. This means fewer sick days for everyone, keeping your business operating as usual.
How to keep your business space safe and healthy (Image Source: Unsplash)
Boost Employee Morale and Improve Productivity
People respond to their environment accordingly. In a safe and clean environment, you can expect people to dress and act appropriately.
While ongoing employee training and a healthy company culture are both important, not a lot of companies pay attention to the psychology of motivation and productivity. A dirty and dusty workspace can definitely make anyone feel unmotivated. If this is the case in your office, then you can’t expect people to feel excited to come to work every day.
Even small operations that are regularly kept clean will see a boost in employee morale. Remember that a happy staff is a productive staff. When morale is high in your company, your employees can perform better. This can result in more positive things, such as attracting more business opportunities and elevating your brand. It is your job to keep their morale high. Fortunately, that is fairly easy to do, especially if you know your problem includes the cleaning and maintenance aspect of your workplace.
Subsequently, you will impress business partners, clients, and customers with your spotlessly clean workspace. No matter what industry you’re in, people always gravitate to neat and professional-looking business premises. If you want to make a lasting impression on the people in your industry, then your business premises should reflect that.
PSI Systems Inc. Provides the Cleaning You Need
The ideal scenario is for you to hire a commercial cleaning service to get the job done. But if you already have a team of in-house cleaners, pressure washer rental in Colorado Springs is your next best option. At PSI Systems Inc, you can find the equipment you need to ensure a thorough cleaning is achieved in your business premises. We offer pressure washers for every job so you can get the best results. In addition, we can provide detergent delivery to aid you in the upkeep and maintenance of your business space.
If this sounds like what your business needs right now, don’t hesitate to call us at (719) 636-3388 if you are in the Colorado Springs area. We offer various pressure washer brands to ensure that cleaning is up to your standards.