Good Old St. Nick is a busy guy during the holidays and, understandably, the cleaning duties in his workshop sometimes get put off in favor of more pressing needs. He’s got a deadline to meet, after all.
Maybe you can relate. Your workspace and Santa’s Workshop probably have a lot of things in common. And keeping it clean during a harsh, Wisconsin winter — much like the North Pole — can be a challenge. But putting off regular cleaning could pose a safety hazard and create a less desirable environment for workers.
Follow these tips for maintaining a professional and safe workspace for your employees and visitors. It’s a sure way to bring some good cheer (and stay off the naughty list).
Let it Snow!
All those elves coming into work everyday are bound to track in lots of snow and dirt. Entryways typically accumulate debris in winter, and the wet floors resulting from melting snow could pose a safety risk. Regular cleaning of these areas will help prevent slip-and-fall accidents. Another way to help is by installing additional floor mats. They will not only improve safety but also reduce buildup of abrasive road salt and other debris that gets lodged in carpet fibers and causes staining and damage. Regular vacuuming and shampooing of these areas should not be overlooked if you want to ensure safety and prolong the life of your commercial carpets and hard surface flooring.
Deck the Halls
In a busy workshop or manufacturing environment, dust gets kicked up in the air and collects on surfaces, including walls. Sawdust, cobwebs and other grime cling to walls and forms a sticky film over time, making them look dull and dingy, and even reduces the life expectancy of paint and wallpaper. You might be surprised by how much a proper cleaning will brighten work areas and improve morale.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Santa’s elves work overtime on the night before Christmas. Are your heating and ventilation systems working overtime, too? A thorough cleaning can improve the efficiency of furnaces and heating systems, saving time and improving air quality.
In the Bleak Midwinter
It’s dark in the North Pole this time of year, and Wisconsin winters can be bleak, too. Studies show that as many as 10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression caused from lack of sunlight during winter months. Have your windows cleaned inside and out to allow as much natural sunlight in as possible and help your workers stay in the holiday spirit.
It’s a Marshmallow World...
...And figgy pudding, chestnuts, gingerbread, and other holiday delights. Holiday parties and potlucks bring with them messes, spills and stains. Your break room, kitchen or office area are likely laden with the aftermath of festive celebrations, and productivity suffers when employees are pulled away from their normal duties to vacuum and wash down these areas. Consider working with a professional cleaning service to get the job done thoroughly and quickly.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
At Jack’s, we’re committed to making your experience a wonderful one, no matter the season or time of year. Contact us to schedule a walk-through of your facility and we’ll help your determine a cleaning schedule and services to meet your needs and budget. You can be assured that, like Santa, we always deliver.