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Dirty Floors Can Hurt Your Commercial Business


Most people don’t pay attention to what’s below their feet, and the same might be true even for business managers. After all, when is the last time you really thought about your floors? An occasional vacuum or mopping might seem sufficient, but the truth is, the state of your floors can have an impact on your business in several ways. For commercial business managers, it is especially important to be attentive and put extra care in the floors in your facilities. The following are ways that dirty floors can hurt your business.


Dirty floors can ruin your brand image

While not everyone looks down upon entering a facility, dirty and unkempt floors will certainly attract unwanted attention. Visitors who see floors that have stains, marks, and scuffs are likely to view your business in a more negative light, while a floor that is clean and well-maintained is more likely to leave a positive impression on your brand.


Dirty floors can make workers sick

Dirty floors and carpets collect debris, dust, germs, and all kinds of contaminants from the shoes of people walking on them every day. The constant foot traffic can not only make the floor itself dirty, but it can also be cause for particles to be released into the air, which negatively affects the indoor air quality. Breathing in dirty air and constantly being exposed to allergens and contaminants can take a toll on your workers’ health, and since most workers spend the majority of their days indoors, it can lead to an increase in health issues.


Dirty floors can lead to decreased productivity

It’s not surprising that workers who don’t feel well don’t perform well. When the health of your workers is compromised, it means they are either staying home to recover or are coming into work sick (which is extremely common). If you’ve worked while feeling sick, you know the experience firsthand: you are working slower, making more mistakes, and the quality of your work goes down. Not only does that mean less success for the business, but it also leads to more financial burden from medical costs and missed work.


Dirty floors can affect the floors’ longevity

The longer floors are left dirty and not maintained regularly, the more they become susceptible to damage. Daily foot traffic can ruin carpet fibers, create marks and dents, and leave them festering with germs. In the long run, it becomes more costly to repair and can force you to replace the floors altogether. By taking care of them regularly, you can not only keep them clean but also make them last for years to come.


Protect your floors by hiring a certified commercial cleaning company

Taking the time to address your floors will have many benefits for your business. Professional cleanings can improve productivity and worker health, and protect your floors from damage and germs.

New England Cleaning Services, Inc. has over 40 years of experience maintaining and cleaning the floors of commercial facilities all across the eastern Massachusetts area. Our staff has been trained in the most advanced techniques and technologies available in the cleaning industry to deliver high-quality cleaning and maintenance for businesses. From carpet cleaning and refinishing concrete to maintaining specialized flooring, we provide tailored cleaning programs for each of our clients. For more information or to get a free quote, contact our Waltham office by calling (781) 890-2000 today! We look forward to serving you!