Industrial cleaning products don’t get enough praise. They ought to – without them, most business in the UK would be closing down tomorrow. The cleaning stuff one uses behind the scenes in one’s business is as much its unsung hero as that guy who stays late every night for no extra pay; or the visionary director who takes a company or establishment into a new line of business. Without the humble cleaning spray, the mop and bucket, the dust pan and brush, none of that good stuff would be possible. It isn’t too much to say that the success of most businesses is built on their use of industrial cleaning products.
Why? And how? When you think about it for a second, it’s pretty obvious. All businesses rely on the impressions they are able to give their customers, their employees and their clients. Imagine going to work in a dirty building. You wouldn’t want to be there and so you wouldn’t work very well. Now imagine coming to stay in a dirty hotel. How long does one last before demanding one’s money back and checking out? Cleaning products are vital to the creation of good first impressions – and good first impressions, as the saying goes, count. Without industrial cleaning products, hotels would find it a lot harder to entice their visitors into repeat visits; bars and restaurants would stand empty after just one night; and office type businesses trying to attract moneyed clients would quickly find themselves out of work.
Cleanliness, it has been said, is next to godliness: what that means, of course, is that there is no virtue on this earth, other than spirituality, that should be held in higher regard than being clean. Keeping things clean is, to customers and clients alike, the sign of an ordered and healthy organisation. In other words: a clean office, or commercial building, is an office or commercial building that is obviously working well – and so inspires confidence. Industrial cleaning products lay the groundwork for that confidence.
The thing about industrial spaces, commercial spaces, is that they are too big, and they are used by too many people, to be subtle about their cleaning. An industrial cleaning product needs to be noticed without being obtrusive – it needs to be obvious that this big, heavily used space has been cleaned and cleaned regularly, without the obviousness overpowering visitors and workers. That’s why commercial cleaning stuff is heavily scented – so the smell can linger in the wash rooms and kitchen areas of business premises and give that underlying impression of cleanliness. Industrial cleaning products are the sensory backdrop to every successful business: their presence, which is unacknowledged because it’s not obtrusive enough to notice, would be remarked immediately if they weren’t there.
The moral, then, is simple enough: don’t skimp on cleaning products unless you want to skimp on profits. No one uses a business premise that doesn’t seem clean: and it doesn’t take much for the standards of cleanliness to drop below that line. Use the proper products wisely and well and they will be a foundation on which to grow an empire.