Even though we spend so much time at work, it is very rare that we show our office space the love it deserves with regard to cleaning. The truth of the matter is that when we’re at work we can’t really be bothered as we have so many other things to be getting on with. However, it is really important to office hygiene and the motivation of employees that an office space is clean. Turning up to work in a brand-spanking new office gives us far more of a boost for the day than arriving at work to find the carpets dirty, the kitchen full of dishes and our desks covered in coffee rings.
How do You Know You’re Being Lazy with Your Office Cleaning?
Here are a few tell-tale signs that you have been slacking on your office cleaning:
Grubby keyboard and mouse: A keyboard retains an unholy amount of germs and bacteria and if yours isn’t clean then it can be very unhygienic! In fact, a keyboard harbours 5 times more bacteria than a toilet seat; even typing that makes me worried! A keyboard should be cleaned at least once a week to avoid a massive bacteria build up, if yours is dusty and dirty then give it a wipe down!
- Build-up of plates and mugs: We can all be a bit lazy every now and then when it comes to doing the dishes. If your office is suffering from an increase in unwashed crockery, then it’s time to do something about it.
- A dusty telephone: Telephones come into direct contact with our face and therefore we should always make sure that they are clean and hygienic!
- Dirty handrails and handles: Everybody in the office comes into frequent contact with handrails and handles. As a result, these areas become hotspots for bacterial activity and germs. If yours are dirty then give them a polish.
- A computer screen covered in smudges and dust: Even though we sit in front of our office computer for 8 hours a day, we don’t show it the love it deserves and needs. Computer screens can become dirty for all sorts of reasons, but the main two culprits are finger marks and dust.
So What is the Solution?
Well, many companies attempt ‘staff cleans’ where the whole team gets together and pretend they want to clean the office. Needless to say, these staff-run initiatives never work, and it is only ever a matter of time before employees become frustrated with having to clean as well as work in their office.
There is however a better solution; hire a professional office cleaning service. Take the weight off your minds and the responsibility off your staff by getting the professionals in to do the job properly! All of our staff are trained professional cleaners with extensive experience cleaning in different environments. We set high standards of ourselves and our staff are adept at delivering on our promise of excellence, never missing a spot. At Focus Cleaning our ever-growing pool of clients are forever delighted by our flexible cleaning schedule, the complete professional service, and our friendly team. Get in touch today to discuss your cleaning requirements!