Thursday July 6, 2017
Moving into a new facility can be an exciting experience – it’s an opportunity to experiment with new layouts, new color schemes, and a whole new vibe for your company. The first and most important thing to do before moving in is to ensure that the new space is properly cleaned. You want to make sure that any grime, dirt, mold, or renovation mess left from the previous occupants are cleared out so that you can start off on the right (and clean) foot.
If you are moving into a retail space, cleanliness can make the difference whether or not a customer makes a purchase. First impressions are key to increasing a consumer’s likelihood to buy your product. Clean windows increase visibility inside your retail store which is important because people driving or walking by only have several seconds to view your storefront. Clean windows also let ambient light into your retail store which creates a more pleasant shopping experience as opposed to relying solely on indoor lighting. In a commercial office space, clean windows that allow natural light in will help reduce eye stress caused by constant indoor florescent lighting.
Cleaning a facility thoroughly before moving in your retail product or the office furniture will make it easier to maintain a clean space. Trying to clean while there is product or furniture to move around can make the process not only more difficult but also extremely frustrating. Customers and employees have no desire to come into an environment that looks unappealing. Most people judge a book by its cover, therefore, if customers visit and see an unclean office space, they are likely to believe they will not be taken care of. Having a clean environment also gives people the sense of organization and may put them at ease. First impressions are so important in the business world.
Working in a clean environment has many benefits in addition to being visually appealing. It makes the employees happier and it also makes them safer too. No one wants to spend their work shift in a messy environment. This decreases the productivity levels in most employees and can really make them dread coming into work every day. When a company takes the extra step to ensure that the environment is clean at all times, the employees will take pride in the company that they work for.
The health of your employees should matter to you as a business owner. With people working in such close proximity, it’s important to prevent the spread of germs. Installing hand sanitizing stations throughout the space after a thorough cleaning and before bringing in permanent fixtures will help in product and furniture placement planning. When strategically placed, these sanitizing stations will remind both employees and customers the benefit of preventing the spreading of germs.
Cleaning and sanitizing the ductwork in your building before moving in will help your HVAC system work more efficiently. Most importantly, it will show your employees that you care enough about them by keeping their environment free of contaminants that can lead to illness.
Regardless of whether the office facility is being leased or owned, business-people who take a pride of ownership tend to be more successful. They are organized, care about their employees and cognizant about their appearance; all of which equate to someone that cares about success. By cleaning your space before moving in, keeping it clean throughout the occupation will be easier. A clean space leads to less illness and absenteeism from employees and a better image for your clients and customers. An experienced cleaning crew will ensure that your windows are spotless, your floor shines, and everything looks as clean as possible.