Spring Cleaning’s Relevance and Importance in Today’s World
Spring is in the air. It’s time to get the office clean! Your building is likely filled with pathogens like flu and cold germs lingering from the winter, extra dust from heater emissions, and more.
Plus, post-pandemic, even more teammates, occupants, and guests will likely be returning to your facility. A clean, sanitary, safe, and fresh environment is a priority.
As your trusted commercial cleaning provider, 4M understands the importance of spring cleaning in today's workplace. Here are five of the most important benefits of an impactful spring-cleaning program.
1. Long-Lasting Carpets
Did you know that your carpet acts as a filter? It's true. It’s the largest filter in your facility for airborne pollutants such as fungus, asphalt, pollens, dust mites, and dirt. Regularly scheduled seasonal deep cleanings preserve the appearance and life of carpeting by loosening and removing deep-seated dirt and abrasive grit from carpet fibers.
2. Better Air Quality
Your employees, tenants, customers, and visitors deserve a safe, comfortable, and productive workplace. That starts with the air they breathe. During winter, dirt, dust, and grime get tracked more efficiently, resulting in air circulation often at its worst. A proper spring cleaning freshens the air and reduces the number of airborne particulates, allergens, and irritants in your workplace.
3. Cleaning Overlooked Areas
Throughout each season, specific workplaces are inevitably outside the scope of service. Dust and dirt pile up in cracks and crevices. Walls collect small bits of dust and oil that cause stains if left untreated. Spring cleaning is excellent for catching up on hard-hit or neglected areas. Depending on your building and its use, other services such as cleaning chairs and upholstery panels, power washing, window cleaning, and parking lot maintenance are suitable options to add to your spring-cleaning checklist.
4. Proactive Sanitation and Disinfection
The pandemic magnified the importance of sanitation and disinfection, mainly on high touchpoints like doorknobs and handles, elevator buttons, drinking fountains, and shared spaces like desktops, breakrooms, conference rooms, and restrooms. State-of-the-art programs, such as Electrostatic Spraying and Disinfection, kill 99.99% of all pathogens, including Covid-19, MRSA, RSV, and FLU. Electrostatically charged particles seek and adhere to ALL surfaces (tops, sides, even underneath) that may have been neglected during winter. Surfaces are disinfected and sanitized in one to five minutes, and the touchless application is EPA, OSHA, and CDC compliant and approved. It’s an excellent, highly recommended, proactive springtime cleaning tactic to prevent the spread of germs, viruses, and other contaminants.
5. A Safer Workspace
Whether you work in an office or educational setting, a commercial facility, or an industrial environment, cleaning is integral to workplace safety. Seasonal cleaning improves workplace health and hygiene and offers the opportunity to check first-aid supplies, test safety systems, and assess your workplace for hidden concerns like structural damage, mold, and infestations.
Springtime cleaning can be a breeze with the right plan, proper tools, and skilled cleaning staff. At 4M, our Team Members ensure your building or facility looks its best, is safe, and helps prevent the spread of germs in buildings that will continue to get busier. Our commitment is to deliver the best, most innovative, safe, and sustainable cleaning and service solutions for your business. To learn more, contact us.