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There’s a reason that we talk about our facility services products a lot. It's not just a sales pitch. It's because keeping a clean work environment is critical in many of our customer's facilities, especially those in food processing and production.

Regardless of the kind of business you are in, every workplace needs to be hygienic — not just for the sake of having a good reputation or making a good impression, but for the health and safety of everyone

So why is facility maintenance and cleanliness so important?

Prevent Illness in the Workplace

The numbers don’t lie. The average workplace desk or workstation can be 100 times less hygienic than the average kitchen table and more than 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Of course, the toilet seats and counters need to be kept clean too! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), productivity losses due to absenteeism cost employers as much as $22.8 billion annually.

An unhygienic workplace packed with bacteria means that everybody is a potential carrier of a disease, which can be spread to anyone who comes in contact with the person who is infected — even creating a mini-epidemic.

By implementing proper work hygiene products and practices, you can help stop harmful viruses and bacteria from spreading all over the workplace. You’ll be creating a safer and healthier work environment, reducing risks for everyone.

This can be done by:

  • Providing sanitary washrooms equipped with hand washing stations with soaps, sanitizers, clean towels, and anti-bacterial moisturizers.
  • Installing handy sanitizers, well-stocked toilet tissue, paper products, and supplies in every restroom.
  • Deep-cleaning toilets and urinals to make sure that the germs cannot survive or spread.
  • Educating all employees on the importance of keeping every corner of the workspace clean and treating the shared facilities with a high level of respect.

Improve Employee Safety through Cleanliness

It’s clear that workplace sanitation is important in preventing illness, but it’s also key in maintaining a safe work environment for everyone who enters your workplace — employees, customers, and visitors.

According to the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance Workplace Safety Index, U.S. businesses paid more than $11 billion in one year alone for direct workers' compensation costs for slips, trips, and falls — not even including the costs of liability or lost productivity. The main culprit behind these safety issues is dirty and slippery floors, something that is easily prevented.

To prevent injuries, make sure all your workplace floors are cleaned and mopped regularly and that you have the proper mats in the right places to prevent slips, trips, and falls from happening in the first place.

Improve Productivity in Your Workplace

They might not even realize it, but a dirty environment can be wreaking havoc on your employees. Lingering dust and germs can harm their breathing, energy levels, or skin, and can even cause headaches. While they might not be visibly sick, they could be feeling a lack of motivation or initiative due to these unsuspected causes.

By providing quality janitorial cleaning supplies and implementing improved cleaning practices, you can positively impact the overall health of employees. As an added incentive, you’ll also improve your bottom line by having more productive and present employees.

Increase Employee Satisfaction

The environment you provide to employees has a direct impact on how happy those employees are, and a dirty or unkempt workplace will not inspire pride, loyalty, or job satisfaction. Keeping your workplace clean (or KLEEN) is an easy way to create an environment that encourages all employees to be healthier, happier, and more productive.

Implement these simple tasks to improve employee satisfaction:

  • Regularly clean the windows to allow in natural light.
  • Make sure the bathrooms are cleaned often and stocked with necessary products.
  • Empty the trash cans regularly.
  • Include subtle air fresheners or odor control products.
  • Schedule regular deep cleanings of the whole facility, including (and especially) restrooms.

Create a Positive Company Image

What do possible clients or visitors think when they walk into your facility? If the floors are dirty and slippery, the bathroom is out of soap, or trash cans are overflowing, there’s a good chance they won’t look favorably on your business.

Even worse, if your workplace is unhygienic, visitors could get injured or fall ill, creating even bigger problems for your company.

Protect your company’s reputation and keep it clean.

Let Kleen Kraft Services Help You With Your Facility Service Supplies

Your work environment sends a message to everyone who enters your facility. We’re here to deliver a range of facility maintenance products aimed at keeping your building up and running with clean mats, mops, paper products, soaps, and more.

Put your trust in the professionals at Kleen Kraft. Spend less of your valuable time managing your in-house supplies and more time focusing on growing your business. We check stock and inventory every week.

To learn more about the variety of facility services we offer, contact a customer service representative today.