Why Spring Cleaning is More Important Today Than Ever Before
Spring is in the air, so it’s time to get the office clean! Why? Your facility is probably filled with pathogens like flu and cold germs lingering from the winter, extra dust from heater emissions, and more.
Plus, this year, after two years of the pandemic, it's likely more teammates, occupants, and guests will be returning to your facility. A clean, sanitary, safe, and fresh environment is more important—and more appreciated—than ever.
As your trusted commercial cleaning provider, the team at 4M knows how big of a difference spring cleaning makes 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. Your carpet is the biggest filter in your entire facility! Carpet works as a filter 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 your carpets’ fibers.
2. Better Air Quality
Your employees, tenants, customers, and visitors deserve a workplace where they can be very safe, comfortable, and productive. That starts with the air they breathe. This is especially true after winter. During winter, dirt, dust, and grime get tracked more easily than any other time, and air circulation is often at its worst. A proper spring cleaning will freshen the air and reduce the number of airborne particulates, allergens, and irritants in your workplace.
3. Cleaning Overlooked Areas
Throughout each season, there are areas in your workplace inevitably outside the scope of service. Dust and dirt can pile up in cracks and crevices in these areas. Certain wall areas collect small bits of dust and oil that lead to stains if left untreated. Proper workplace spring cleaning gives you the chance to provide these other areas the attention they need. Depending on your facility and its use, other services such as cleaning chairs and upholstery panels, power washing, window cleaning, and lot maintenance might be suitable options to add to your spring-cleaning checklist.
4. Proactive Sanitation and Disinfection
The pandemic magnified the importance of sanitation and disinfection, particularly on high touchpoints like doorknobs and handles, elevator buttons, drinking fountains, and in 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, and FLU. Electrostatically charged particles seek and adhere to ALL surfaces (tops, sides, even underneath) that may have been neglected during the winter months. 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; It is also recommended as a regularly scheduled program, especially if you expect increased use of public spaces by employees and guests in 2022.
5. A Safer Work Space
Whether you work in an office or educational setting, a commercial facility, or an industrial environment, cleaning is integral to workplace safety. Seasonal cleaning represents a chance to improve 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 when your employees and tenants return. Our commitment is to deliver the best, innovative, safe, and sustainable cleaning and service solutions for your business. To learn more, call or CLICK HERE to contact us.