The benefits of professional office cleaning

The benefits of professional office cleaning

Regular, professional office cleaning is critical for creating a positive and healthy workplace for employees to thrive in. Here at Housekeep, we offer regular office cleaning across London, with highly-rated and reliable cleaners available for evening or daytime cleaning. 

We’ve spoken with our office cleaning clients to find out why they take office cleaning so seriously. 
 

The benefits of a clean office environment


Clean environments make happier, healthier employees

There are strong ties between cleanliness and happiness, and this is just as important in the office as it is at home. Clean environments are linked to lower stress levels, with 60% of people reporting they feel less stressed in a clean space

With at least 1% of workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, it’s important that workplaces minimise the risk of causing or exacerbating these conditions. 

A clean environment is also essential for employees’s physical health. Regular office cleaning helps to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from the workplace, ensuring that workers fall ill less frequently. With the current threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government is actively encouraging employers to increase their cleaning schedule, to minimise the risk of transmission and/or flare-ups amongst workforces.

An employer’s duty of care includes looking after the mental and physical health of their workforce, and a regular office cleaning routine is the first step to achieving this.

A clean office boosts team productivity

Improvements in the physical and mental health of employees can have huge knock-on effects for employee productivity. 

Minor illnesses, including coughs and colds, are the most common reason for workplace absence, accounting for 34 million lost work days in the UK each year.1 The average adult catches 2-5 colds per year, but this number can be minimised with regular, detailed office cleaning.2

In addition to boosting health-related productivity, a clean environment is, simply put, just easier to be productive in. In a study conducted by Clorox, 72% of respondents reported higher productivity in a clean environment. 

Setting up a regular office clean could be the one of the easiest and most effective methods to improve the productivity of your office team.

A clean office makes for a proud workforce

Having a clean office is bound to build a sense of pride for employees, and have a positive impact on their attitude to the workplace.

Having a regular office cleaning routine shows your employees that you care about their wellbeing, and that you want to make their working environment a healthy, positive space. This, in turn, will build pride for employees and will no doubt be repaid in loyalty and commitment.

This sense of pride felt by employees will also be visible in the quality of their work, and their work ethic itself, continuing to boost productivity and overall workplace happiness across the board.

A clean office makes a great first impression!

If you ever host any external visitors to your office then it is absolutely essential that the environment is clean and tidy. Whether it’s clients, investors or contractors that you’re hosting, you’ll want to make a great impression from the moment they walk through the door.

Having a clean and tidy office speaks volumes about the work that you’re doing. It shows that you care about your working environment, and the health and wellbeing of your team. It also shows a seriousness and sense of responsibility that will instil faith in the work that you’re doing.

Having a regular office clean in place will ensure that you’re never caught off-guard, and you’ll be well-prepared to receive guests at short notice.
 

How to book regular office cleaning


With Housekeep, you can book daily, weekly or one-off office cleaning in just a few clicks.

We’ll ask you a few questions about the requirements for your office, and a member of the team will then give you a call to provide a quote and help schedule your cleaning.

You’ll be assigned the same regular cleaner (or cleaning team), who will help to keep your office in tip-top condition.

We are the UK’s market leader in cleaning services, with thousands of residential and commercial clients. We’ve delivered over one million cleans, with an average rating of 4.9-stars.

Ready to book? Get a quote for office cleaning, here!

References

1. Comer, M (2016). Sickness absence in the UK labour market: 2016
2. Sperber, S.J. (1994). The common cold. Medicine 11, 235-242.