First impressions are often entirely wrong. Many people have said it, but few people believe it. Your customers are significantly affected by their first impression of your location – even if they don’t realize it. For this reason, professional steam cleaning operations are essential in impression areas.
Impression areas include your bathroom, lobby, hallways, and waiting areas. To retain as many customers as possible, you want your business to appear clean and comfortable at all times. Hiring a janitorial service or requiring employees to complete manual cleaning tasks can be helpful. Ultimately, though, your company will need an extra boost at least once each year through multiple steam cleaning operations.
These seven steam cleaning operations will help you make a lasting (and positive) first impression on your customers:
(1) Carpet Cleaning
Company owners that choose to invest in carpet rarely understand the difficulties involved in proper carpet cleaning. Not only should carpet in high-traffic areas be vacuumed and treated on a daily basis, but it should also be deep-cleaned once every six to twelve months. Dirty carpet can hold bacteria, dirt, and hidden allergens, serving as a home for pollutants that put your customers at risk. Untreated carpet can emit unpleasant odors from spills or stains, damaging the air in your office and making an awful first impression on new visitors.
(2) Hardwood Floor Cleaning
While hardwood floor is easier to maintain than carpet, it should still be deep-cleaned once each year. In the meantime, focus on proper maintenance. Sweeping and mopping should be done each evening – and more thoroughly at the end of the week. There’s no excuse for improper daily treatment. Your customers can, and will, pay close attention to the scraps left on the ground.
(3) Office Furniture Cleaning
All office furniture, especially waiting room items, should be steam cleaned every twelve months. They should also be thoroughly wiped down, dusted, and dried on a weekly basis. We highly suggest hiring a team of janitorial staff or requiring employees to do a certain amount of cleaning during the day. Your customers will interact with your furniture regularly. Make sure they’ll be comfortable.
(4) Tile and Grout Cleaning
Your bathroom is a high traffic area. Your customers should feel safe, clean, and refreshed when they enter – and when they leave. You start that experience when you have clean tile and grout. Both materials should be steam cleaned once every six months in bathroom areas and once every twelve months in other areas. They should also be cleaned and maintained daily.
(5) Air Duct Cleaning
Many business owners underestimate the importance of air duct cleaning. This is, perhaps, one of the most important steam cleaning operations. Your air flow should be fresh, clean, and safe. Dusty or dirty air ducts prevent that from happening. When your HVAC system is cleaned, make sure all vents (and the furnace) are handled at the same time. The entire process can be negated if done improperly, resulting in a complete waste of money and effort. You want a team that knows that ins and outs of air duct cleaning – especially for businesses.
(6) Water Damage Restoration
If your business is ever damaged from rainwater or floodwater, get in touch with steam cleaning professionals as soon as possible. Many experts are available twenty-four hours a day. The sooner you have your office cleaned and dried, the less often you’ll face permanent stains or damage.
Your customers will take note of stains in your carpet, hardwood, and furniture. They won’t see floodwater or an emergency. They’ll see your inability to keep your business safe from harm. Have you ever seen a stained waiting room chair? It makes customers feel uncomfortable – even though the story doesn’t involve inaction. The moral of the story? Act quickly. You’re already running on borrowed time from the moment the water touches your lobby.
(7) Area Rug Cleaning
For most businesses, the choice between wood and carpet is all or nothing. Few company owners choose to invest in area rugs. However, if you’ve made the bold choice to impress your customers with an elegant, finely designed rug, you should have that rug cleaned at least once every six months – especially in high traffic areas.
At On Time Steam Cleaning, we care about the well-being of your company and want to see your business succeed. We specialize in carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, air duct cleaning, water damage restoration, and more. We also use eco-friendly products that guarantee the safety of yourself, your employees, and your customers. After all, isn’t that the point?
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