Why Your Warehouse Needs a Commercial Cleaning Service
Regardless of the industry you serve, it’s important to keep your warehouse spotless. An organized, clean warehouse encourages a positive workplace atmosphere, accurate inventory management, and increased efficiency as well as fewer accidents. However, depending on the size of your warehouse, keeping it clean and orderly can often be a challenge. Outsourcing your facility’s cleaning needs to a reputable commercial cleaning service can bring a number of benefits to your organization like protecting your brand image, ensuring employee safety and job satisfaction, increased productivity, and compliance with health and safety regulations.
Brand image and reputation
It doesn’t matter whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer, a well-maintained warehouse is a reflection of your brand and the standards it upholds. The image you project is an important factor in the success of your operation. A dirty, disorganized warehouse can easily create the impression that your operations are poorly run and won’t engender confidence in your business, goods, or services. A commercial cleaning service can help keep your warehouse clean and organized so that it reflects your professional brand image and the high standards it seeks to maintain and uphold.
The first priority for any warehouse should be the safety of the people that work there. Because warehouses are typically busy, high-traffic spaces, having dirty, slippery, or cluttered floors is an accident waiting to happen. As a business owner or manager, the last thing you want to think about is how dangerous it is to work inside your warehouse because of all the clutter. Hiring a commercial cleaning service will ensure that all floor spaces are regularly cleaned and cleared of debris. Another area of concern is overflowing trash bins. The amount of paper and cardboard that most warehouses must deal with can present a huge fire safety risk if not properly cared for. Fire hazard risks can be reduced by regularly emptying cardboard and paper bins leftover from busy work weeks.
Employee job satisfaction
It is a proven fact that maintaining a clean working space improves overall job satisfaction which in turn leads to increased productivity. It’s essential that employers take the physical work environment of their employees into consideration. Employees need to feel comfortable and less stressed in their physical work setting to produce their best work. According to the Fellowes Workplace Wellness Trend Report, employees also want to work in a clean and healthy environment. A dirty, disorderly work environment leads to a negative employee attitude towards the organization. They pay less attention to small details when performing important tasks because they are off-put by their surroundings. A work environment that is safe, clean, and efficient increases job satisfaction which in turn motivates workers to perform at a high level. The cost of bringing in an outside cleaning service can pay huge dividends down the road as employee turnover rates remain low.
Maintaining a tidy, uncluttered warehouse environment makes it easy for workers to quickly find supplies and equipment, which directly increases productivity. When a warehouse runs at full efficiency, employees are able to get more accomplished. That’s why getting rid of all the clutter and keeping spaces clean and clear of debris is absolutely critical. Forklifts and pallet jacks require unhindered access and the ability to move freely inside your facility. Floor spaces should always be kept clean of debris and unobstructed. If your facility has multiple loading docks, it’s imperative that floor spaces stay as organized as possible. Productivity can suffer along with your bottom line if workers have to constantly stop what they’re doing to clear the way of debris for incoming and outgoing shipments.
Compliance with health & safety regulations
Warehouse facilities need to be organized and maintain a clean working environment to comply with federal health and safety standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers take reasonable measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees or anyone on company premises. This may include controlling risks pertaining to slip and fall incidents, falling objects from shelves and racks, the proper use and storage of chemicals, and more. A thorough evaluation should be performed of workplace hazards and be addressed in a timely manner. Complying with OSHA standards will not only promote a positive working environment, but also avoid penalties or fines related to violation of regulations.
The condition of your warehouse can be an important deciding factor when it comes to other professional services choosing to partner with your organization over your competitors. Most suppliers, shipping services, and retailers prefer to work with companies that are efficient, professional, and easy to work with. Outsourcing your warehouse cleaning and maintenance needs to a reputable commercial cleaning service will help free up your time and allow you to focus on all the other important aspects of running a successful business!
Cleanstart - Warehouse Commercial Cleaning Service
Give Cleanstart a call today to learn more about our warehouse commercial cleaning service at 253-921-2593.
Discover the difference with Cleanstart
At Cleanstart, our expert cleaning team is equipped with the latest equipment and technologies to safely and effectively clean and maintain your warehouse. We will work with you to create a customized cleaning plan to fit your needs, schedule, and budget. We offer daily, weekly, monthly, and after-hour cleaning services as well as one-time and emergency cleanings with quick response times.
✓ Over 25 years of experience in the commercial cleaning and janitorial industry
✓ Thoroughly trained and vetted cleaning professionals
✓ Commitment to the highest quality clean
✓ Local, licensed, bonded, and insured
✓ 24/7 cleaning options & support
✓ Quick response times
✓ Customized cleaning solutions
✓ Electrostatic spray disinfection service
✓ One-time and recurring cleaning services
✓ 100% satisfaction guarantee
✓ OSHA, HIPAA, EPA, CDC, AORN compliant
✓ A+ BBB-rating
Give us a call today at (253) 921-2593 to learn more about our warehouse and total-facility commercial cleaning service and request a free, no-obligation cleaning estimate. Cleanstart proudly services greater Puget Sound in the following areas:
Auburn, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bonney Lake, Bremerton, Factoria, Fife, Gig Harbor, Kent, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.
5013 Pacific Hwy E unit 16 Fife, WA 98424 • Phone: 253.921.2593 • Email: Caleb @ thecleanstart.com