November was a hectic month, but with the holiday season fast approaching, most businesses are slowly winding down. And while the hustle and bustle of the past year may have taken its toll on your staff, it’s your office building that’s probably looking a little worse for wear. With employee numbers starting to drop, however, the holidays might be a good time to get that much-needed deep clean in. If that’s not enough to convince you, consider these five reasons to call in a professional office cleaning company in the lead up to the holidays. Cleaning, Uninterrupted In any busy office, there are always maintenance and cleaning tasks that get put on hold because of the time, effort and disruption required. The holidays provide the perfect opportunity to get around to the bigger, but necessary, cleaning jobs without worrying about downtime or business interruptions. Carpet Cleaning: Office carpets get a lot of foot traffic on a daily basis. And every day, more and more dirt and dust builds up in the fibres, requiring more than a quick vacuum to remove. Cleaning experts recommend a professional carpet shampooing at least twice a year. So, if you haven’t done it yet – now’s the time. Your carpets will look and smell cleaner, eliminating the need to shampoo them again until mid-next year. Window Cleaning: Whether you have one floor of windows to contend with, or 50 – window cleaning is one of those generally unpopular jobs that seems to remain untouched. Once clean, however, the difference is immediately noticeable. Inside, outside, ledges and frames – a professional cleaning company will be able to get this job out of the way quickly and conveniently. Ceiling Cleaning: Ceilings are often either an afterthought or completely forgotten when it comes to cleaning, but you would be surprised at how much dirt accumulates above our heads over time. Cleaning them now will do wonders to brighten the office environment. Upholstery Cleaning: When was the last time you cleaned the sofas and cushions located in the main reception area, meeting rooms and private offices? If you don’t want your guests sitting on a year’s worth of dirt build-up, having them deep cleaned now is certainly a good idea. A Productive Start to the New Year A new, fresh start. The goal of any and every New Year’s resolution – as it should be for your office building. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: A clean office environment is known to boost morale and promote positive attitudes among employees. So, while your employees are rested and full of energy from their vacation, make sure they don’t come back to a messy, dirty space. Healthy Office, Healthy Staff After your staff comes back from their annual leave, the last thing you want is for them to take off again as a result of illness. A thorough cleaning and sanitising solution will eliminate any germs and harmful bacteria from your office space, and improve indoor air quality – creating a healthy and safe work environment for your employees. Keep Intruders at Bay Security may be tight, but is your office creating the ideal environment for a different kind of intruder? Keeping your office clean is just one step towards preventing unwanted pests, such as ants, cockroaches, flies and rodents, from taking up residence in your building. If you suspect you have an infestation already, you may need to call in a professional pest control company to get rid of your pest problem before cleaning. Contact The Specialists for a customised deep cleaning quote.