You might like having a clean office for lots of practical reasons. It’s more pleasant to work in. It helps prevent the spread of contagious illnesses among your employees during the winter months. It leaves a good impression on your clients and visitors.

But cleaning has a very real and measurable value, according to ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association). Here are a few things you might not know:

  • 7 sick days per employee per year cost $225.8 billion per year.
  • Unplanned absences cause the workplace a 54% decrease in productivity.
  • Unplanned absences also lead to a 39% drop in sales/customer service.

ISSA also says that cold and flu symptoms can cause a 3-8% loss in performance, and dust exposure in the workplace negatively affects workers’ cognitive skills (typing, logical reasoning, memory, creative thinking) by 2-6%.

You can’t afford to have a dirty office.

Clean facilities generate revenue and retain your customers. It’s also important to maintain a clean office and prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses so your workers are healthy and productive. So, if you haven’t engaged a commercial cleaning service yet, it’s time to do so. That said, not all cleaning companies are the same. Make sure you work with an organization that does more than quickly tidy your office and empty the trash cans each night. Here are a few questions to ask:

  • What kind of disinfection and sanitization techniques do you use?
  • What products do you use and how effective are those products against bacteria, viruses, and germs?
  • Do you offer deep clean services in addition to regular commercial cleaning and what does that entail?
  • What equipment do you use?

Clean Office

As far as equipment, one of the best systems available is the Halo Disinfection System with Halo products. Halo products are proven to kills germs and the system itself is approved for whole-room disinfection. That means the system reaches surfaces that wipes and sprays cannot—as well as every exposed surface within a room. Learn more at http://halosil.com/halo-disinfection-system.

At AOA Cleaning and Restoration, we work with many businesses that need regular or occasional deep cleaning. We use Halo products and the Halo Disinfection System, the same equipment used to stop the spread of infectious viruses at hospitals, schools, and assisted living facilities across the country. And even better, our staff are trained thoroughly on Halo and best practices in effective sanitization and office hygiene. Learn more about AOA’s commercial cleaning services by calling us at 201-848-8600.

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