Keeping the offices clean is one of the main tasks for every business owner out there, and for so many different reasons. It’s not just about that perfect first impression everyone is out to get in order to attract new clients on a regular, if not daily basis, as important as that may be. And it is just as important as we try to make it seem – once a potential client steps into your building, the first thing that will catch his eye are the tidiness and cleanliness of the space as well as the overall atmosphere in the office. And by the atmosphere, we don’t mean exclusively the way a potential client is being treated, we also mean how the employees are feeling in their working space, where they spend on average 40 hours per week. Those two factors combined can make a perfect mixture for your business, and we’re here to help you with that.
Let’s start with the office cleanliness and see what some of the main things to focus on are. One of the biggest investments for every office manager or business owner are definitely carpets. Being such an investment, they require proper cleaning and maintenance, which includes finding the right professional cleaning service to perform the task by using proper equipment and chemicals your carpets need. Still, even with hiring professionals to maintain your office carpets, there are some things office managers and owners should keep in mind, as there are still some things most us know and don’t know about commercial carpet cleaning.
The one thing most, if not all of us know is how important it is to have a nice and tidy working area. Still, as much as managers and owners are aware of the importance of keeping office spaces clean and well maintained, they also realize that cleaning costs can take a toll on the budget, which sometimes makes them wonder if it is worth it. That is why sometimes they opt for the least expensive carpet cleaning services, which can sometimes prove to be a decision they might eventually regret. Commercial carpet cleaning has grown to be quite a competitive area of business, with lots of qualified professionals who do their best to bid very competitively, especially when it comes to cleaning large carpeting areas in bigger facilities. Since the choice can get a bit overwhelming we suggest you take into account some of the following factors.
First of all, and this may sound a bit harsh, but in most cases, you get what you pay for, and this is one of those things we might possibly know, but tend to overlook sometimes. This doesn’t automatically imply that having the most cost-efficient option is not going to give you the results you want, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise if you end up not completely satisfied with the cleaning services. We do realize professional cleaning may look like a big investment at first, but be sure it will prove to be a financially wise decision in the long run. You may end up spending a bit more, but, by hiring the right professionals, you will prolong the life cycle of your office carpets and won’t have to replace them as often as you otherwise would. Experienced and qualified technicians will do their best to keep your carpets in the most pristine condition for as long as possible. So, what should you look for when hiring a professional carpet cleaning service? Always check if they are IICRC-certified, make sure they use hot water extractors that have earned their Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), and check for those who have been in the carpet cleaning business for a solid amount of years. Also, if you manage to find some time on your hands, it is always a good idea to actually go visit some of the buildings where the cleaning service of your choice is already caring for the carpets and see for yourself if their work fits the needs of your business.
Another thing most of us know is that carpeting can be quite an investment, whether you’re just replacing your old ones with brand new carpets or you’re starting from scratch. The choice you have when it comes to picking out the carpets for your offices is almost limitless, with all the fibers, prints and appearances available. It’s not easy giving our recommendations here as it is a matter of personal preference, but what we can say is that you should take into account some factors, such as foot frequency on a daily basis, the amount of space you have, the type of your business (especially when it comes to choosing prints and colors). Again, it would be a good idea not to go for the least expensive option, but to find the middle between cost and durability. Professional cleaning service will do its best to prolong the lifespan of your carpets, but investing in good quality carpeting will make it last for an even longer period of time.
This leads us to our final fact which will sum up what we’ve talked about today – short-term investment will lead to long-term gain. This seems like quite an obvious point, but sometimes we don’t see the end result at first when thinking about office floors and carpets. As we’ve already mentioned, it takes some initial investment into good quality carpets and carpet cleaning service to gain a lot in the long run. Try to find this balance and choose not only the right carpets that will provide a whole new feel for your office space but also the right professionals who will perform the cleaning in the most effective way possible. We at Geyen Group South will do our best to give you the answers to any other questions you have and we will make sure to find the right cleaning methods and the right schedule for you and your business, so don’t hesitate to contact us and solve any doubts you might still have.