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09/06/2016 03:58 pm ET Updated Sep 07, 2017

5 Ways Your Small Business Can Benefit From a Professional Cleaning Service

As a small business owner, you probably spend most of your day supervising your business and your employees. If so, it's safe to say that your store or office is your second home. If you have full-time employees working for you, they probably consider the workplace as their second home, too. For this reason, it only makes sense that you make them feel at home by providing them every reasonable thing they needed to be comfortable and safe at work, including a safe and clean workspace and restroom. Here are five major benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service to do the work for you.

1. Decreased employee absenteeism

Workplace restrooms (and bathrooms), if not cleaned and maintained regularly, can be the number one reason your employees get sick and not be able to go to work. They can also easily pass on the disease-causing germs to their colleague, causing higher employee absences. But when you have a dedicated team in charge of keeping your restrooms spotless clean, this incident can be lessened. You'll have healthier and more productive workers.

2. More motivated workers

While dirty workspaces and restrooms are rarely a deal breaker for most employees, it can lead to decreased morale if they'll have to suffer because of it more often than acceptable. It may lead them to think that their boss (you) don't put much effort in making sure their safety is prioritized and they may just leave you if there's a better offer somewhere else. That's the last thing you'll want to happen as an employer, right?

3. Less stress

Admit it. When you need to use the restroom but can't because it's dirty, you'll find another one which you can comfortably use. Now, if that means going to another building and using its public restroom, that would be a lot hassle (and more frustration in the process). It can cause you unnecessary stress and it's surely the same thing for your employees. So keep them productive and happy by having the pros clean and maintain your restrooms regularly.

4. Well-maintained office assets

Since you've spent money on your building and everything that is in it, you want to make sure they last for as long as possible. You can make that happen by having the pros take care of the cleaning of your valuable assets, from the office furniture and maintenance of bathroom suites and restroom vanities. Yes, it will be an additional expense for your business but the benefit it will give you is definitely worth every dollar that you spend.

5. More professional workplace

Cleanliness is one of the signs of professionalism. Nobody would want to work in area that's dirty and smelly. While your employees are expected to help maintain the cleanliness of their personal workspace and the restroom when they use it, it's still worth hiring professionals to maintain the cleanliness of your entire building. Having them around will help your employees keep their focus on their respective job roles. It will also help you attend to tasks that are of higher importance.

Your employees help keep your business going so give them what they rightfully deserve: a clean, safe, and stress-free environment.