Commercial & residential cleaners in Cambridge and surroundings

Why bother?

It’s hard to deny that keeping clean the spaces we live, breath, work and rest in, is worth our while. We may find random opinions trivialising the value of it by claiming that keeping our surroundings tidy is a ‘Sisyphean task’ and ‘waste of time’ but have we ever really considered the rationale behind frequent cleaning?

In this short article we will try to analise various aspects of cleaning and its importance in human life. We will juxtapose two living spaces: a clean & tidy one vs the scruffy & untidy. We will inhabit these spaces with an occupant, a client and an employee.

We actively interact with our surroundings. We learn about the world through our senses and we rationalise it with our minds. There are however areas that affect our emotions and behaviour in a subconcious way.

Take colours for example. When you enter a room you may not notice at first walls that are painted with bright and agressive colours. Therefore you will not associate these colours with your annoyance and lack of concentration. But they do have an impact on your well-being as colours can evoke certain feelings and emotions.

For the purpose of this analysis we will focus on three areas that affect our emotions including work effectiveness (employees) , pleasant user experience (occupant) and customer satisfaction (clients):

  • cleaning and your health
  • cleaning and your safety
  • cleaning and your sense of aesthetics



Dust and Grime

Snuffling and sneezing? Dust and grime tend to build up on various surfaces (office shelves, lamps, electrical appliances, heaters) creating hotbeds of germs and bacteria. They become allergy triggers for team members, affecting their concentration levels and general work performance that lead straight to regular abscence at work.


Kitchens and nursery rooms are germ-prone areas exposing mothers and their babies to potential infections. Food leftovers like crumbs can easily be contaminated with harmful bacteria or attract uninvited guests (ants, cockroaches, rodents etc.)

Sanitary facilities are even more prone to buildup of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast or molds, etc.) They may prove particularly harmful to people with immune system disorders and cause serious illnesses.

As you may see, the environments we live and work in expose us to all sorts of things and it is crucial to keep these spaces clean and sanitised for everyone – employees, occupants and clients.


Your public safety is regulated by Health and Safety laws. Because of their enforcement powers, these regulations are sometimes regarded as a non-cost-effective nuisance in space planning and design. But they are extremely important and guarantee your public safety.

Imagine a greasy spill on the floor. Everybody knows about it so they just bypass it. The stain quickly dries up, becomes invisible and the floor remains unwashed and undegreased. Then the fire alarm activates the sprinklers and the evacuation of the building begins. In panic, nobody remembers about that greasy spill that during the evacuation becomes very slippery causing slip and fall hazards.

Such scenario doesn’t require fire alarms and sprinkler systems. A grease spill can happen anywhere and on any frequently used surfaces leading to third-party liability and personal injury lawsuits.

The above examples illustrate that the cleaning of the frequently used surfaces has a great impact on public safety including building administrators, as it is their responsibility to keep these spaces clean, tidy and safe.


Although there's no accounting for taste, as the matter of taste is a personal preference and a purely subjective take on reality, but there are universally shared views on mess, untidiness and lack of hygiene. Putting the ‘artistic chaos’ aside, as it may appeal to some sensitive and artistic souls, the mess, untididness and lack of personal hygiene trigger rather negative emotions. And we are not going to argue whether a tiny piece of paper in an office corner is considered the above or just merely omittance.

Workplace aesthetics – Let’s put it this way: lack of tidiness, dust, sticky surfaces, dirty dishes, overflowing bins and unattended bathrooms don’t stimulate work performance. These factors create an uncomfortable environment and cause tiredness, apathy and fatigue.

A clean and looked after workplace is more than just a tidy space - it reflects company’s culture, it makes the team feel welcomed and inspires them to do their best work.

First impressions count! – workplace clutter is a waste of productivity and it gives off an unprofessional appearance to potential Clients!

Both users and administrators can benefit from a tidy, clutter-free office space – clean and welcoming spaces enhance work performance and attract potential Clients. So the aesthetic approach to cleaning is equally significant.

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