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Why a clean work environment is important

A clean work space is extremely important for various reasons: employee health, staff illnesses, safety issues, company morale, and even the reputation of your organization. Getting a space clean may not be fun, but it needs to be done. Namoli offers to you our commercial cleaning services. We take the headache out of training staff, buying supplies, scheduling and do it all for you, so managing your business is your number one priority. Our professional cleaners are well-trained, have an eye for detail and quality satisfaction, and our managerial staff are good communicators, excellent schedulers and know how to serve you right.

The importance of a clean workplace

The state of an employees’ workplace greatly influences their productivity, performance and well-being. They approach a job differently if they are happy to come to the office, if they feel safe, if the space makes them feel healthy and able to perform at their best. Even when busy and with a large workload, a staff member who feels comfortable in their workspace will perform better. Oppositely, an uncleanly work space, whether full of dust, with dirty carpets, piled up trash, unclean bathrooms, funny odors, unsightly kitchens – can become a breeding ground for bacteria and lead to colds, flu, illnesses, workplace injuries, and more that spread like wildfire around the office. This takes an effect on employees’ absenteeism from using company sick time, which leads to a loss of productivity, hampering of project schedules, a decrease in company morale, loss of profit, and so on! A clean and healthy workplace truly can make all the difference and have the ball rolling in the right direction!

5 Reasons Why A Clean Work Environment Is Important

Below are five main reasons why it is important to keep a clean work space: 

1. Improved Motivation & Performance

For many employees, they are spending 8 to 10 hours a day in their workspace. Walking into a messy and dirty office is not particularly motivating. However, walking into a clean environment is a good way to start the day on a positive note. A clean area to work in can give you a clear head, good energy, and motivating to perform all your daily tasks efficiently. Employees are happy to come to work in a space that is clean and comforting, and perform better when they are happy to be at work. 

2. Your Company’s Image

Company image matters. You sell your services, but you also sell the company as a whole. The way your company’s office looks is a direct reflection of how they operate. Potential clients may be turned off if they saw a business so slovenly, and might change their minds about who they do business with. A dirty office, aside from being a hazard to employees, is exactly the sort of thing that can tarnish a company’s reputation. Employees do not want to work for a company with a dirty office environment. You can attract the right people with a well-maintained office space. You can attract clients, potential employees, and generally keep the current workforce happy. Namoli can help you create a clean and welcoming environment with our cleaning services. We can help you improve in the short term but also obtain a well maintained office for the long term as well.

3. Occupational Safety

Occupational hazards – anything in the workplace that can cause harm – happen when employees work in a messy environment.  These hazards are caused by neglect on the part of the employer. When an office or work space isn’t clean, the hazard can go unnoticed, and this is when employees get hurt. For example, the lights are all dirty- so filthy that the light is dimmed and an employee misses a step and falls. Or the bathroom toilet has a drip and has created a puddle of water that is not dripping and creating a slip hazard.

If trash or boxes are piling up, they may fall on a worker and cause an injury. Keeping the workplace free of debris is important for worker safety. Namoli can help keep occupational hazards at bay. We keep everything neat and tidy, we can straighten any mess that could cause an accident, we maintain clean, dry floors, and other essential elements for the prevention of slips and falls. 

4. Health

A clean work environment improves employees sense of well-being and health. Germs, bacteria and disease thrive in a dirty environment. In fact, health hazards of unclean work spaces are too many to name. Namoli can keep your workspace clean, germ-free, which will reduce illness amongst staff, minimize employee sick day usage. Namoli can focus on hot spots in the office for germs, such as bathrooms, breakrooms, doorknobs, handles, sinks, telephones and keyboards. Employers may want to clean on a frequent basis to reduce the chance of illnesses spreading at work.

In addition to cold and flu type health issues, messy or unhygienic workplaces may cause stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Dirty work spaces decrease worker productivity, lose interest in being there and performing their tasks as they do not enjoy working in the office, take more leave and domino effect with low morale for others and can even cause a detriment to the future of the company as a whole. Employers want their employees motivated to work in the office, and a clean office can have a variety of positive effects.

5. Reduction of Hazardous Substances

Proper air filtration lowers employee exposure to hazardous substances. You may not see dusts and vapors, but these hazardous substances can create respiratory issues, as they are hazardous substances. Improper air filtration increases employee exposure to these substances and creates an unsafe environment for employees. Building ventilation is a very important factor in health and productivity of workers. Namoli can regularly clean HVAC system filters to minimize any employee exposure to dust and hazardous vapors.

Pest Control. When trash piles up, not only does it create a cluttered and unaesthetic environment to work it, but it can also become a breeding ground for pests! Eek! A few bugs can lead to more bugs, infestations and bacteria posing a threat to the work environment.  Providing a safe and clean work environment is very important. Namoli can help improve the cleanliness of your workplace with our waste disposal and receptacle cleaning. We properly dispose of trash and clean wastebaskets to reduce the spread of germs, odors and rid any bugs.

How You Can Create A Cleaner Office

Namoli prides itself on providing unparalleled corporate cleaning service for clients throughout Brisbane and the surrounding areas.  We believe office harmonics – morale, efficiency, productivity, energy –  is dependent upon a well-presented, safe, sanitary and clean work environment, which we can provide with a quality guarantee. Namoli delivers the best results which will give you peace-of-mind as you run your business. Contact us on 1300 626 654 or fill in the form here to learn more, speak to a representative or make an appointment! A dedicated Namoli representative will take the time to understand your cleaning needs and provide a tailored cleaning solution for you.