First impressions are everything and for many of your customers, your office lobby is their first opportunity to take stock of your company. While it is important to maintain cleanliness in all areas of your organization, the lobby should be a priority. Below are just a few tips that will get you on your way to making a great first impression with your office building’s reception area.
Pay Attention To Your Entryway
Let’s face it, your main entryway is easily one of the most trafficked areas in your building. It is where nearly everyone enters and exits the building. Because there is so much foot traffic in your entryway the floors accumulate more dirt and grime and doors and windows tend to get smudged.
It is important to ensure that carpets and floors are properly maintained in this ever so visible space. Daily vacuuming and/or dust mopping should be a priority as should attention to any spills or stains.
Do not forget the doors, windows, and outside entryway as well. Debris outside your lobby, smudges on the glass doors, and noticeably dirty door handles are not going to give your clients a positive impression of your business.
Desks And Reception Area
A clean and tidy reception desk helps make for a good first impression. Like your entryway, the reception desk gets a lot of traffic. Be sure that carpets and floors receive the attention that they should and always maintain a clean desk.
Do not forget the chairs in waiting areas, these too are well-used and should be cleaned on a regular basis. Nobody wants to sit in a chair with noticeable stains or accumulated dust.
Shed Some Light On Your Windows
Natural sunlight is a great way to brighten the office and give it a more airy feel however that sunlight often reveals dust, smudges, and other noticeable dirt not always visible under artificial light. Be sure that your windows are cleaned both inside and out on a regular basis, so you and your clients can enjoy the natural light without the unsightly smudges.
Do not forget the window sills as they are natural dust collectors. Be sure to wipe them down when cleaning the glass.
Bad Smells Leave Bad Impressions
Sometimes when we spend too much time in a building we become immune to the odors that persist there. A dirty ventilation system can be a source of unpleasant odors and clients will certainly notice if your lobby smells bad. Dust, dander and other contaminants that accumulate on a daily basis can build-up in the ventilation system leave your lobby smelling stale.
Regular dusting of surfaces (including high-surface areas) and daily cleaning can help mitigate this problem. If the smell persists, it may be time to call a professional to clean out your ducts.
A Good First Impression Is Easier Than You Think
Establishing a great first impression with your office lobby is easier than you think. Take the first step and establish a cleaning regimen with your trusted commercial cleaning service company. Your clients or customers will notice a clean and professional ambiance to your workplace. Start making those first impressions count and contact us today.