Carpet Cleaning Enhances Office Health

Stressed office workerSure, that dirty carpet in your office is an eyesore; there’s no denying it. However, let’s take a moment to put appearances to the side and discuss an unintended consequence of that dirty carpet, shall we?

Skipping out on regular professional carpet cleaning is a costly choice. Not sure what we mean by that? Well, let’s examine the facts.

Dirty Office = Sick Employees

You’ve probably never sat and pondered just how valuable a clean office really is, but we have! The answer? $11.4 billion. Yikes. Of that cost, $5.4 billion accounts for sick days, while the remaining $6 billion is lost due to employees avoiding dirty work areas.

Heavily-soiled carpet in your office is packed full of germs, bacteria, dust mites, dead skin cells, mold spores, and all kinds of other goodies – which means the air in your office is also overflowing with these irritants.

Employees who work in an office environment dirty carpet, rugs, cubicle walls, and furniture run the risk of developing a variety of serious health conditions, including asthma, allergies, respiratory problems, and an overall weakened immune system. Less serious side effects of a dirty office can include dizziness, nausea, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. These symptoms don’t exactly create a scenario for maximum productivity or a positive employee experience, now do they?

What Can You Do?

Even though the statistics above are a bit unsettling, there are still many things you can do to reverse the health conditions in your office, including:

Scheduled Cleanings – Contact your Woodard Account Manager to setup a personalized carpet cleaning consultation. Together, you’ll discuss your goals and concerns, and work to create a program that best suits the needs of your office and employees.

Set a Good Example – If you notice a certain area in your office looking a little grimy, don’t ignore it – contact the appropriate party to get the issue resolved. Also, do your fellow employees a favor by telling them to avoid the area.

Be Pro-Active – Life happens in-between your regular scheduled professional cleaning sessions. When dust accumulates, spills happen, or stains appear, take the DIY route and clean things up on your own. This will keep things in better shape until your Woodard crew arrives, and your co-workers will thank you for it!

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