When business owners want to make a good first impression, they plant flowers at the front door, make sure the windows are clean and smudge free, and update office furnishings. One thing they often overlook, however, is proper floor cleaning.
Don’t discount the impression sparkling clean floors and clean carpeting can make on a new customer. Careful attention to details like these demonstrate pride in your business and show your customers your commitment to excellence in all areas.
Unkept and poorly maintained floors can also present a safety hazard for patrons. Sticky spills, debris, and worn carpeting can cause falls and work-related injuries. Remember, you want your customers to fall in love with your business, not fall because they hit a slick spot in your reception area.
Well-maintained floors and carpeting can also promote the health and well-being of your employees and customers. There’s no area in your building that gets more traffic than your floors.
In an ABC News article, How Dirty Are Your Shoes?, researchers at the University of Arizona “found nine different species of bacteria on people’s shoes. These types of bacteria can cause infections in our stomachs, eyes, and lungs.”
Don’t trust that a quick swab with a mop or a once-over with the office vacuum cleaner is enough to de-germ your workplace. A Men’s Health article, “Carpet: Wall to Wall Germs,” cautions, “since a vacuum cleaner’s suction and rotating beater brush don’t usually reach the bottom of the carpet, you’re bound to have communities of E. coli,salmonella, Staphylococcus, and other bacteria down there.”
Having your floors and carpeting cleaned regularly by professionals not only ensures that they look good and make a great first impression, it also guarantees that your business is sanitary and safe. And that will make your customers fall in love with you.