Most of us spend a lot, and maybe even the majority, of our waking hours at work. And businesses are increasingly recognizing that workplace conditions have a direct correlation to performance and job satisfaction. If you want to optimize a space, and thus optimize the performances of the people occupying that space, you start with cleaning. Serious, professional cleaning.
Brilliance is in the Air…Literally!
Studies have shown that cognitive function increases in areas that are designed for optimal ventilation, which pump out better and more-pure air with less unwanted dust and carbon dioxide in the mix. So, at the very least, it would be wise to have a professional service clean out the ventilation ducts in your workplace. Even for the handiest of us, this isn’t a job you can handle on your own. Beyond the health risk of exposure to a cocktail of allergens that’s likely built up in ducts over the years, you probably don’t have access to the high-powered specialized vacuums needed to clear out ventilation systems. So bring in a pro and start breathing better at work.
Going Green Makes the Workplace Friendlier
Consider the cleaning job from the employee perspective. If asked, “Would you prefer having your workspace cleaned with toxic chemicals or rather spend your day in an environment that uses products that are healthy for human consumption?” The answer is pretty clear. A professional cleaning service has greater access to, and bulk buying power for, the best and most affordable green products on the market.
In bathrooms, stop using traditional hand soap and opt for a product like moisturizing Green certified products, which uses plant-based materials to lather away dirt in a way that’s free of formaldehyde and sulfates. For all-purpose cleaning, any surface that can handle water can be cleaned with a sustainable liquid cleaner that degreases and deodorizes using all-natural elements. Switching out hand soap and going with all-natural cleaning solutions may seem like some simple steps you can take on your own. And they are, though you’ll probably pay high retail prices for the products if you don’t go with a service that buys in mass quantities.