5 Reasons it’s time to call a Janitorial Service

For many professional building owners, janitorial service is a routine occurrence. You’ve hired your team, you understand each other’s terms, and the cleaning happens like clockwork. For other commercial building owners, you might take care of cleaning yourself, or delegate tasks to your employees. 

However, some commercial buildings don’t have a cleaning system established, and that’s where things can get messy. A dirty or messy building can affect your business, the health of your customers and employees, and damage your brand. If you haven’t yet created a system to reliably clean your building, it’s about time to cook one up.

In the meantime, it’s good to know when it’s finally time to pick up your phone and call a janitorial cleaning service. If the following things are happening in your building, it’s probably time for you to do just that:

Your Building Has Developed its Own Ecosystem

If you walk into your building, and you’re instantly graced by the pungent scents of flora and fauna, it might be a sign that it’s time to call someone for cleanup. While it would be an exaggeration to claim that your building is in danger of growing a jungle inside of it due to a lack of basic cleaning, it’s actually quite possible for this to happen on a much smaller scale.

A lack of regard towards the cleanliness of your building can be an easy way to invite mold into your building and other microorganisms that dirty the place up and damage the air quality, making the building less pleasant and less safe for everyone inside.

Furthermore, a dirty building can be a breeding ground for bugs. Insomuch as far as we have learned, when we look at the patterns of successful businesses, “abundant bugs throughout the office” has never been a defining feature. 

It’s pretty simple — the more you keep things clean, the less chance you have of inviting unwanted life into your building. While we are entirely unqualified in the realm of animal control, we know our stuff when it comes to cleaning, and we’ll make sure your commercial building doesn’t become a haven for unpleasant plants and pests.

Your Office Building Smells Like a Potty Building

If it’s not the looks of your commercial building, the scents of it will sure be the next thing that clues you in. Scents are often a result of portions of the buildings not being cleaned adequately, so if something is tickling your nose in all the wrong ways, it might just be the universe’s way of trying to tell you that it’s time to call a janitorial cleaning service ASAP. 

Scents that are common are the aforementioned mold, bathroom scents, musty scents ripe with dust, and a whole lot more. There are so many funky smells out there that we’d be hard pressed to list them all, but it suffices to say that if your building smells anything that’s different from “perfectly normal,” you might benefit a lot from bringing in some professional cleaners.

If the Building Has Never Been Professionally Cleaned

Look, we admire your persistence. We admire your drive and your go-getter attitude, that bold spirit that compels you to take care of your own cleaning instead of hiring a team to do it. But we’re going to be honest — people who aren’t professionally trained in cleaning usually just aren’t very good at it.

We don’t mean that in a bad way! But, being completely honest, cleaning goes far beyond just making something look nice. True cleaning means legitimately eliminating all sources of uncleanliness, germs, and bacteria, and many people who think they’ve done a great job at cleaning have actually missed a whole lot of nooks and crannies that professionals wouldn’t have given a second thought towards cleaning. 

In fact, a lot of cleaning jobs that haven’t been handled by cleaning professionals do a better job at “reorganizing” the mess rather than cleaning it. That is to say that the dirtiness isn’t truly removed, just rearranged and consolidated elsewhere. An example would be if you have extremely dusty shelves. You can take a rag or a duster to those shelves and clean all that dust off, but you’ll end up with a giant wad of dust, just concentrated in once place instead of dispersed among your shelves.

Well, a lot of people don’t do a great job of properly disposing of that excess dust, or making sure that it’s not just falling to other places, like the ground. While they might clean a good portion of it, they might also be leaving a significant chunk of it behind, which is something that professional cleaners are unlikely to do. We make sure that every inch of your building is truly and properly cleaned. 

You Can’t Recall the Last Time Your Building Has Been Professionally Cleaned

If you’re in this boat, we can only ask one thing. What are you waiting for?! Like we have mentioned, professional cleaning is incredibly important for your business, and if you haven’t been keeping up with it, your business, building, or reputation is probably suffering to some degree.

Ask yourself — when was the last time you got your building cleaned? 

If we had a different president the last time you got your building cleaned, it’s probably time to call a professional team. If you’ve gotten wrinkles that didn’t exist since the last time you got your building cleaned, it’s probably time to call a professional team. If your kids were in grade school when you last got your building cleaned and they’re married graduates now, it’s probably time to call a professional team. We could probably go on and on with silly hyperbolic examples, but surely, you get the point. If it’s been a long while since you’ve called a professional cleaning service, it’s time to stop beating around the bush.

The best thing about calling a cleaning service after years of not doing so is how different your building will feel. If it’s been a long while, it’s probably been hard to notice the gradual effects of the dirtiness sinking in. It’s something that happens slowly and builds up without you noticing. So, when a cleaning service comes in and makes your building feeling like it’s brand new, you might have a newfound appreciation for just how important it is to have a janitorial service.

Janitorial Services in Atlanta

When it comes down to it, janitorial services just aren’t something that you should be skipping out on for your professional business. It’s profoundly important that your building be clean, both from a presentation and safety standpoint. It will make all the difference in the world, and the last thing you want is to drive employees and customers away because you haven’t been doing your due part. This reflects badly on you as a business or building owner, and can also have undesirable effects on your tenants and clients.

At Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Service, we live up to our namesake. Integrity is at the core of everything we do, and you’ll know it from the moment you contact us. We make an earnest effort to understand all of the specific cleaning needs you have for your building, and we will work closely with you to ensure that they are met, and that a plan is formed that is agreeable to you. We provide just about every kind of cleaning service under the sun, so if your commercial building has been suffering from uncleanliness, you know who to call. If you’re in the Atlanta area or surrounding regions, contact us today!