In previous posts we have gone over numerous times about how important it is to maintain a clean workspace, especially when you are trying to keep a positive atmosphere for higher productivity, and minimizing employee sick time. These factors are all going to have positive reinforcements on your business image and appearance, which is why it is important to have your workspace professionally cleaned. There are many reasons that can lead to pest infestation in the work place such as spilled food, dirty doors (interior and exterior), desks, computers, keyboards, restrooms just to name a few. By hiring a professional cleaning company to come in on a regular basis to clean and maintain your facility, you can be assured that your workplace will stay safe and clean for your employees.
Below, are some main focus areas the keep your work place pest free:
Trash Cans/Garbage Bins: One of the biggest causes for attracting pests is food, and where does most food waste go? The trash! It is very important to have your trash removed on a regular basis. This can obviously vary from one place to the next depending on usage and volume of people working. Always make sure to have a closed lid on your trash cans as leaving an open and full can will lead to pests with a plentiful food source! Professional cleaning companies emphasize the removal of trash each service and use the proper cleaning methods to thoroughly clean the surrounding areas and trash bin itself. This in itself can reduce pest infestation risk.
Spills: To continue on from the above point, while maintaining the trash bins and surrounding areas themselves, this does not fully prevent you fully from the risk of a pest infestation. For example, your employees can eat food in the cafeteria or in many instances, their desks. These areas are prone to possible spillage which will attract pests to the area if not properly and swiftly cleaned. Food and/or liquids that are spilled must be cleaned up immediately. A professional cleaning company can certainly do this. Depending the extent of the scope of work, this can be the job of a potential Day Porter to maintain your facility during the day. Regardless if you go that route or not, you can be sure that a professional cleaning company will maintain and wipe down all countertops, tabletops, desktops (all surfaces) along with cleaning the hard surface flooring, carpeted areas etc. to provide a clean space.
If you ever come across some of these common signs of pests such as droppings, physical damage, dead pests, nests, you may have a possible pest infestation in and around your work place. Call BCS Facilities Group TODAY for a FREE quote to take action and avoid this happening in your work place!