If you’re a business owner and you and your employees have been working remotely for the past year, you may be wondering if it’s time to come back to work at the office. After all, many people have been vaccinated and many other essential businesses have gone back to full capacity and regular business hours, so it should be safe for you to do the same too, right?
While it is true that many companies have gone back to “business as usual”, you should ensure that both the workplace and your employees are prepared for a post-covid return. You and your employees probably switched over to working from home long before the pandemic hit your area in a significant way, so you’re probably thinking that doing a deep clean before returning isn’t really necessary. Not only is it necessary to clean the office before your return, but also (and even more importantly) after you and your employees’ return on a regular basis.
Reasons to Invest in a Cleaning Service
#1: COVID-19 isn’t completely gone.
Although many people are being vaccinated, as of right now, the virus isn’t completely gone. Individuals who have been vaccinated are free to live life the way they were before the virus, but you may have some employees who haven’t been/can’t get vaccinated, or they may be in between doses. A professional cleaning service will be able to effectively clean and sanitize your workplace to help cut down on the spread of the virus.
#2: Regular cleanings can prevent the spread of other illnesses.
Although COVID-19 is starting to get under control, we still have to worry about the common cold and flu season, as we do every year. While these illnesses aren’t as devastating as covid, it’s still not fun to be infected with the flu or a cold. When your workplace is constantly being cleaned in a thorough and professional manner, you and your employees are less likely to contract any other illnesses. Fewer illnesses equal fewer sick days, so you and your employees can continue to get work done.
#3: Cleaning companies provide a variety of services.
All places of work can benefit from having someone empty the trash cans and sweep the floors. Many businesses have closing employees perform these tasks, but when using a cleaning service, your employees can focus more on company-related tasks, rather than cleaning tasks.
If you’re the owner of a larger office building, you can benefit from having cleaning services clean your common areas, such as your employee break room and/or bathroom areas. Commercial cleaning services in Nashville, TN offer all of these services, and they are COVID-19 certified, meaning that they are serious about keeping your workplace clean. Not only will your workplace be ready for your employees’ return post-covid, but your workplace will remain a clean and sanitary environment for you, your employees, and any visiting customers/clients you may have.
Professional vs. Nonprofessional Cleaning
You may be thinking that hiring a professional cleaning service will be a waste of money when you and/or your employees are perfectly capable of cleaning the office yourselves. While that is true, keep in mind that these services are called professional for a reason. They have supplies, tools, and techniques that you may not be aware of that will clean and sanitize your workplace more effectively.
Also, when your employees don’t have to worry about office cleaning, their productivity is increased and they can carry out their work tasks more efficiently. Your employees and any customers/clients will also feel more at ease about physically being in the workplace knowing that it is constantly being professionally cleaned and sanitized.
Hiring a cleaning service is an extra cost upfront, but the benefits outweigh this cost. In times like these, it’s comforting for customers and clients to know that they are entering into a clean and sanitary environment.