A clean, professionally looking office premises can make a huge impact on both employees and clients of your business. Keen clean specialists have already shared with you some tips on how to keep your workspace in perfect condition in our previous article: “5 Proven Ways to Keep Your Office Clean and Welcoming”. Today, we are going to focus how to use the entrance hall of the office in order to shape your business reputation and leave the perfect first impression for your clients.
Here are 5 ways to impress clients, partners and visitors with your lobby.
Pay Attention to High Traffic Spots
The reception or the lobby is the place that gets the most foot traffic in the building throughout the day. Partners, clients, potential employees and other visitors you aim to impress go in and out your office through the entrance hall. Carpets and furnishings get dirtier and wear out faster in this area. This is why you should focus your attention to keep this area particularly clean. The lobby should be vacuumed once a day, and the carpets in the area should be deep cleaned once every 3 months.
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Invest in High-Quality Entrance Mats
As we have said many times when speaking of carpet cleaning and maintenance, if you want to protect carpets and floors from dirt, dust and debris, one of the most important things to do is to put large doormats around the exits in your reception area. These mats will trap moisture, dirt, and soil coming from outside, preventing it from getting into the carpet’s fibres. If you don’t want to ruin the interior design of the area you can order customised entrance mats – with embroidered company logo or the lobby’s colour palette.
Smell Check of the Reception Area
The bad odour is one the things that immediately leaves a really bad first impression of your business. You can trust us – even if your office is impeccably clean and tastefully furnished – if the entrance area smells funny people will notice and remember that. Bad smell can come from different sources. A foul odour can come from dirt trapped in upholstery and carpets, old garbage left in trash cans, as well as from the ventilation system.
How to Get Rid of Foul Odours in the Lobby?
- Garbage should be thrown out once a day.
- Carpets in the area should be vacuumed every day.
- Upholstery should be deep cleaned every 3 months.
- The ventilation system should be professionally maintained.
Get Rid of the Dust in the Entrance Area
Partners and clients easily notice dust in the reception area. Lamps, tables and other surfaces, covered with dust will definitely send the wrong message to your visitors. All surfaces in the lobby should be clean and clear. Although it takes time for the dirt to get deep in carpets and fabrics, even a thin layer of dust easy to spot. The more visitors pass through the reception the sooner it will get dusty, as dust “travels” on our clothes. Anti-static cleaning products are a good option if you want to keep the surfaces in the lobby dust-free longer.
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Sparkly Clean Glass Surfaces
Natural light will make the entrance hall look bigger, brighter and more welcoming – unless it comes through smeared, dirty windows. Smudges, fingerprints, and dust on glass surfaces will make the whole lobby look poorly maintained and dirty. Windows, glass doors and mirrors in the reception area of your office need to be cleaned more often than those in other rooms of the building.
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If you want to create an impeccable first impression in your clients and partners, keep the lobby of your office clean and welcoming. You can easily see the difference yourself – contact us and book office cleaning now!