Don’t Forget to Clean Your Office Walls and Cubicles
Most businesses have no problem remembering to schedule regular janitorial services. And you know you need to get your carpets cleaned and bathrooms sanitized on a regular basis, so it’s on your schedule. Smudges and hand prints mar your view, so it’s no problem to remember to clean your office glass and windows until they sparkle.
But there is one huge area that escapes many people’s notice when it comes to maintaining cleanliness in an office: the walls and the sides of cubicle partitions. Unwashed walls dull the appearance of your office and can harbor dirt, dust, bacteria, microbes, fungi and a host of other nasty particles. A dingy film can develop on your walls that threaten your health and your staff’s health. Dirty walls also make your business appear dull and less than spectacular to visitors.
Green cleaning solutions are a safe, and effective way to tackle the issues associated with dirty walls. Walls and cubicle partitions need to be cleaned at least one a year to keep your office healthy and looking professional.
Clean Walls and Cubicles are Healthier
Fingerprints, stains, smoke, grease and body oils can build up on points on office and cubicle walls. (Baseboards and doors, too!) This is particularly true of the areas where people run their hands over the walls or lean against them. The areas near light switches, next to doors, and by the file cabinets also accumulate dirt and grime faster than others because people are near them and touch them more.
Over time, a film can develop on the walls in these areas and throughout the entire office. Bacteria, germs and other microorganisms can set up shop on the walls, just waiting for a person to come along and touch them so they can migrate to a living host. And you know what that means: you and your office’s workers missing days due to illness.
Clean Walls and Cubicles Make a Better Impression
Who would you rather do business with? The company whose office is bright and cheery, looks spotless and smells fresh, or a company whose office looks dim, feels dull and has dark patches and smudges on its walls?
People may not say to themselves, “Boy, this business has some super fabulously cleaned walls!” when they walk in your door. And customers may not be able to pinpoint right away that dirty walls are giving them a bad feeling about your office.
But walls and cubicles consist of a lot of space in a typical office, and so they make up a large part of your company’s visual presentation to customers. And, unfortunately, the dirtiest parts of walls are typically directly in the line of sight of visitors who are sitting down or walking through your office.
By contrast, clean walls and cubicles reflect light and make the whole office appear brighter and more welcoming. Clean walls and cubicles help foster the impression of efficiency and show you care enough to make a good impression.
Green Cleaning Extends the Life of Your Paint
It may look like you need to repaint, but you may not need an entirely new paint job after all. A good cleaning might be all you need to brighten up your office. Semi-glossy and glossy enamel paints respond best to washing. Flat, satin and some latex paints may fade or rub off if abrasive cleaners are used.
Green cleaning products are gentler than conventional cleaning products and aren’t as likely to damage your paint. Green cleaning products are also highly effective. Our cleaning agents kill germs and bacteria, remove soil and grime, and help keep your paint lasting longer.
If you look around and notice your walls appear dull or dingy, contact us. We can help you achieve a clean, healthy and bright work environment using safe green products.