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Are you looking for more ways for clients to choose you over the competition? Whether your company is based in a multi-level office block in the CBD or a warehouse in an industrial zone, a clean workplace is selling to visitors all the time.
A number of recent studies found that those who work in a clean, tidy and well-structured environment are more productive. Entrance doors with handprints and smudges, graffiti in the stairwells, kitchens with dirty coffee cups and less than sanitary bathrooms will do nothing for the confidence of prospective clients and the morale of your workers.
Happy employees and clients who have positive first and lasting impressions of your workplace can only be good for business.
What is a common area?
The ‘common area’ of a workplace is an area commonly used by both visitors and employees. Most tenants, whether they own or lease their office space, will have some contractual responsibility for keeping common areas in a tidy condition. There are also common areas in apartment buildings, that are outside of individual apartments and used by all the building occupants.
Common areas that need cleaning
Every space is different, but generally areas that need to be cleaned often include:
What you should know about common area cleaning
First up, have someone other than yourself look at your common areas and critique them honestly to get an outsider’s point of view. It can be difficult to clean an area well that has worn carpet and chipped paint, so you may need to do some maintenance work to get common areas up to standard before deciding on commercial cleaning services.
There are a few details to keep in mind before talking to a cleaning company, which will give you an idea of the scope of work required:
All professional commercial cleaners will be open to suggestions, comments and questions and will welcome feedback on how and when you would like common areas cleaned.
What to look for in corporate cleaning specialists
Most business owners do not want to worry about cleaning their workplace. They would like to walk into work each morning to clean, tidy, organised common areas. But for that to happen, you need the right cleaner and they are harder to find than you might think. Here are some questions to ask:
Having your common areas cleaned and maintained should be hassle-free and allow you to present a visually appealing workplace that demonstrates your professionalism to both clients and employees.