The Value of Clean – Cleanliness Earns Money

Cleaning could save the Canadian Economy $7.6 Billion a year.

Improve Your Bottom Line Where You Haven’t Looked Before

Over the last 8 blog posts we have highlighted the advantages and economic benefits of a comprehensive cleaning program. It is clear that cleaning has a real and measurable value to business and will ultimately improve your bottom line and actually make you money.

A cleaning program generates revenue by:

1- reducing absenteeism
2- reducing presenteeism
3- increasing morale
4- increasing productivity
5- increasing sales
6- increasing customer satisfaction
7- increasing air quality and cognitive functioning
8- reducing surface contamination and the spread of colds and flus

Here’s what we have learned over the last several weeks about the impact cleanliness has on business and the economy:

1- Absenteeism costs the Canadian Economy $16.6 billion a year
2- Regular cleaning could save the Canadian economy $7.6 billion a year
3- Daily cleaning reduces absenteeism by 46%
4- Daily cleaning reduces the chances of getting sick by 80%
5- Disinfecting procedures reduce the spread of germs by 80-99%
6- A sick person is 3-8% less productive than healthy one
7- Unplanned absences cause a 54% decrease in overall productivity
8- Unplanned absences cause a 39% drop in sales and customer service
9- Dust exposure causes 2-6% reduction in cognitive abilities
10- One sick person will infect 40-90% of other employees in half a day

So, if you want to improve your bottom line, investing in a comprehensive cleaning program is an effective, low-tech, low-cost, high-value way to increase productivity and revenue.

It’s easy to get so focused on reduced spending and forget that cost savings can be achieved through investments in sustainable long-term solutions; like a thoughtfully managed cleaning program.

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