Why Commercial Cleaning Matters, Especially Now Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Why Commercial Cleaning Matters

For decades, commercial cleaning was most common in large business buildings, hospitals, and high-traffic areas like casinos and hotels, while small office buildings and other establishments opted out of commercial cleaning or did the job themselves. Now, amid a global pandemic, commercial cleaning is on the rise for every business out there–small or large, high traffic or not. 

It’s become more essential than ever to pay close attention to the cleanliness and health of your building and your business, working hard to keep employees, customers, clients, and the public safe.

While it’s no question that sanitization is crucial for keeping this pandemic from worsening more than it already has, the benefits of commercial cleaning go deeper than the surface level reasoning. 

We’re getting into the specifics why commercial cleaning services are essential for your business and for the community’s health and safety.

Frequent Contact Point Cleaning For Safety

Imagine all of the surfaces you’ve touched today. Doorknob, sink handle, computer mouse, toilet seat, grocery store cart. Now imagine all of the other people who have also touched those same surfaces. One of the most common ways to spread germs is through frequently touched surfaces, therefore it’s important to recognize common touchpoints and keep them as clean as possible in order to prevent the spread of germs.

The National Environmental Agency of Singapore recommended that as of Spring 2020, frequently contacted points should be more frequently cleaned than normal. According to Open Works, these common touchpoints often include surfaces like:

  • Door handles and knobs
  • Light switches
  • Handrails
  • Elevator buttons
  • Phones
  • Sinks and faucets
  • Restroom stalls and dispensers
  • Vending machines
  • Food preparation surfaces
  • Breakroom, restaurant and cafe tables and chairs
  • Microwave, refrigerator and kitchen appliance handles
  • Coffee machines
  • Copier, printer, and fax control buttons
  • Cabinet and file drawer handles
  • Chair arms
  • Desks
  • Counter tops
  • Front desk and lobby surfaces
  • Equipment controls
  • Wheelchairs and walkers
  • Computer keyboards and mouse
  • Remote controls
  • Recreation equipment

Here at Spruce, this is one of the ways our Sprucers go above and beyond, always making sure to sanitize those common touch points every time they’re cleaning a building. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to disinfect the places that are being touched by dozens if not hundreds of people per day, as it’s become even more of a priority to prevent the spread of germs.

Cleaning For Increased Employee Productivity

A messy space is a distracting space. Just imagine sitting at your work desk in a room filled with dust, unvacuumed carpets, and a mysterious smell that’s also unpleasant. A clean, sanitized, and sparkling clean workspace is easily filled with greater productivity for your staff because it’s comfortable and tidy. 

In fact, Open Works says that the advantages of working in a clean workspace are better concentration, reduced stress, strengthened morale, improved retention, and workplace tools and equipment kept in better working condition.

Commercial Cleaning = Visitor’s Trust

Think about this. If you walked into a financial office building that had overflowing trash cans, bathrooms that appear to have missed their cleaning time for days if not weeks, and floors that were full of scuff marks and dings, would you have trust for the business inside that building? Would you feel comfortable trusting that business with your money? And would you want to touch that elevator button? Just think of the germs that have found their home there. Not the best first impression, if you ask us.

Because trust and reliability are such influential and important factors in any business, it’s essential that you do everything you can to help your customers or building visitors have the utmost confidence in that trust and reliability as soon as possible. And a clean and safe environment plays into this tremendously.

Maintaining a clean and sanitary workspace will help make those grand first impressions and will let anyone who walks through your door have confidence in not only their safety inside, but also have confidence in doing business with you as well.

Commercial Cleaning For The Safety Of All

Depending on the type of business you run, you may see a difference in the amount of people who walk into your building each day. If you’re a small office building, the amount of people who walk inside might be limited to your employees, a few clients per week, the mail service, cleaners, and the occasional visitor. 

While the foot traffic of this building is limited, an establishment such as a hospital sees more foot traffic than most. Just think about it. Doctors, nurses, building staff, administration, patients, family of patients, friends of patients, hospital visitors–the list can go on and on. 

Here at Spruce, we like making the connection between cleaning, health, and the safety of every person who walks inside your establishment, and we do so by ensuring every one of our Sprucers goes through extensive cleaning and safety training, are up-to-date on all vaccinations, that they disinfect every common touchpoint surface in all rooms they’re assigned, and look out for any area that can be cleaned that extra mile to ensure extended safety and disinfection.

Sprucing Things Up and Keeping Reno Safe

Here at Spruce, we work in some of Reno, Nevada’s largest and most frequently visited buildings in the area. Each day, our Sprucers are on site for our clients’ commercial cleaning needs and, most importantly, keeping the people in our community safe.

Contact us today for all your commercial cleaning needs. And if you don’t see what you need on our laundry list of services, just ask. We’ll find a way to help.