Running any kind of business is a multi-faceted mission. From doing accounts and ordering stock to managing employees and dealing with customers, the list of to-do tasks for business owners is, more often than not, endless.
With all of the business and customer related chores, it can be near impossible for a business owner to find the time to clean a carpet or make sure the couch in reception isn’t full of holes.
If you’re a business owner and this is sounding all too familiar to you, it’s time to make the effort to ensure that your commercial premises is sparkling clean at all times. Your time is obviously valuable and is better spent doing other things like growing your business, so outsourcing the carpet cleaning and getting a professional company to do it for you is often a much wiser and more cost effective choice.
What might seem like an unnecessary expense from the outset, the advantages of carpet and upholstery cleaning in your place of business will pay its dividends.
Your Employees Will Be More Invested
When an employee knows that their employer(s) take pride in their place of work by keeping it clean, that attitude will trickle down into the bottom line of the business.
Staff morale will be up and employees will be more likely to work hard, stay invested and enjoy their workplace environment. If a place is dirty, uncomfortable and unpleasant in general, employees will be counting down the clock until they can get out of there.
More Attractive to Customers
It doesn’t matter how great and how wonderful your product or service might be, if people walk into a grungy and run down place, customers will subconsciously be put off.
You want your business to be inviting and clean – a place where both customers and employees may want to linger a little longer. In the case of a customer, that could mean more sales conversions and a better bottom line.
Save Time & Money
Lots of businesses still think that getting an employee to hoover up after a day’s work is done is sufficient when it comes to keeping a carpeted area clean. What they don’t realise is that while a quick hoover is certainly better than nothing; this is only costing their business time and money in the long run.
Carpets that aren’t regularly serviced by a professional carpet cleaner aren’t as hygienically clean as they could be. They’re most likely full of dust mites and other nasties that can cause allergy-prone employees to have a reaction, which might force them to take time off work. This could, therefore, cost you money.
Regular steam cleaning will also ensure that a carpet stays looking new and fresh for as long as possible, which is a big bonus when you consider how expensive commercial carpet is.
As you can see from the above, the difference between having and not having clean and fresh carpets and upholstery in your business is more than what first meets the eye. Consider carpet and upholstery cleaning an investment in your company & brand image, and the well-being of your employees. If you consider this, then suddenly a quick hoover in the evening doesn’t quite cut it any more.