In today’s highly competitive business environment, a clean building is no longer an option—it’s essential. In fact, according to David Frank, a leader in the cleaning industry for 30 years and the president of the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences, “cleaning is good for business.” To this point, Mr. Frank has identified four cornerstones of cleaning that illustrate the substantial value a clean building provides. Proper, professional cleaning of your building can promote the success of your business by:
Enhancing the image and appearance of your building. Regardless of the type of business you operate, your customers’ choice to do business with you is influenced by your building’s appearance. A clean building can be used as a marketing tool that helps you grow your business and your reputation.
Protecting and preserving your assets. Regular and proper cleaning is essential to protecting and preserving your building’s assets, including carpets, floors, and surfaces. Failure to do so can result in more costly expenditures later on when these assets need to be replaced before they normally would had they been cleaned regularly.
Improving health and hygiene. Properly cleaned buildings protect their occupants from the risk of infectious diseases and cross-contamination. Whether your business is a five-star hotel, a surgical center, or a school, providing a healthy, hygienic environment should always be a top priority.
Increasing safety and reducing risks. A regular cleaning and maintenance program can improve your business’s bottom line by promoting a safe work environment that reduces risk and liability. From the prevention of slips and falls to protection from cross-contamination, a clean building helps keep its occupants safe and reduces risks.