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The Hidden Costs of Neglecting Commercial Cleaning

Author: Lisa Hill | Last Updated: August 2023

While most business owners assume that the only downside to neglecting commercial cleaning is a few dusty desks, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, your business can really take a hit if dirt is left to build up, whether that be to your reputation, financially, or in efficiency, there are a plethora of reasons to keep on top of commercial cleaning.

Increased maintenance costs

Think about it, equipment or machinery isn’t going to perform its best if they’re clogged up with dirt and grime, and this can lead to premature wear and tear.

Over time, this can result in the need for more frequent repairs and replacements, increasing maintenance costs.

Reduced employee productivity 

No one wants to work in an unsanitary environment, and a cluttered, dirty workplace can massively reduce employee productivity.

In fact, a study by the University of Arizona found that employees who work in a clean and organised environment are up to 15% more productive than those who work in a cluttered and messy environment.

Damaged reputation 

For many businesses, a stellar reputation is key to their continued success. You may be the best at what you specialise in but if you’re not keeping up with office cleaning, you may put off new clients and prospects if their first impression is a dirty office environment.

In certain industries in particular, word can spread fast, and you don’t want to risk your business reputation known for your unsanitary premises.

Reduced air quality 

Dr Nicholas BuSaba of Harvard ­Medical School states that good indoor hygiene can greatly cut down on dust and animal dander – which are major triggers for respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Not only does poor air quality increase the risk of your employees getting sick, it, therefore, can reduce efficiency within your operations due to increased staff absences.

Energy inefficiency

Dust and debris build-up on HVAC systems, vents, and light fixtures can reduce their efficiency.

As a result, this can lead to increased energy consumption and utility bills; regular cleaning helps maintain the efficiency of this equipment and reduces energy costs. 

Pest infestations 

The last thing you want to encounter while trying to get through your daily 9-5 is pests! Many creepy crawlies thrive in dirty environments. Addressing infestations requires not only the cost of pest control services but also potential damage repair and reputation management.

At Spotless Cleaning, we offer excellent value for our commercial cleaning services. We clean for large companies who require daily or even twice daily cleaning all the way through to smaller businesses looking for a twice-weekly service. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help your business, get in touch with the team today.