The Value of Clean

by Lawton Brothers | Jul 29, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year, not many people would be willing to argue about how valuable cleanliness is. That being said, not many people know that sick employees cost up to $225.8 billion a year. Clean facilities are not just a cost, however; they generate revenue. In a retail study, cleanliness was ranked most important among lighting, temperature, quietness/music, and special events. This means you can easily increase your report and revenue simply by investing in a clean facility. 

How Some Businesses Fall Short

We know what you’re probably thinking – “Duh, of course cleaning is important. I’d never return to a business that had a dirty bathroom.” And over 75% of adults would agree with you. Yet, it would seem that despite the overwhelming agreement on cleanliness, we still come across this problem on a daily basis. How does this happen?

Largely, it stems from a disproportionate assessment of cost and the negative connotation that cleaning brings. Negative connotation of cleaning?? What does that even mean? Didn’t we just establish that cleaning was good?!

Cleaning is great! But have you ever heard of someone’s dream job being a sanitation engineer? Oftentimes, we have an automatic association with dirty objects that transfers over to how we feel about the task at hand. Most people see cleaning as a necessary evil. And while we don’t blame you for not jumping up and down for joy at the opportunity to clean a restroom, this automatic association is harming how we do business.

Viewing cleaning as something that has to be done rather than a daily opportunity to improve and maintain your business directly impacts how much effort and money you put into your cleaning practices.

Making an Investment

Spending less today will mean spending more tomorrow. When choosing the most efficient or cheap options during cleaning, you neglect the future impact of that decision. As a business owner, you care about the lifetime of your assets. You don’t want to go through the trouble of having to refurbish or replace items. At any stage in your business, these modifications will cost more and disrupt business operations. Let us tell you: it isn’t worth it.

We’re Here to Help

We know that it can be time consuming and even tedious to research the best cleaning methods for your business. Let Lawton Brothers help! We offer four locations throughout Greater Orlando, mobile service vehicles, trained professionals on staff, and a number of audits to help you discover the joys of a beautiful business. Call us today to discuss how we can elevate your business:  800.432.0813.

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