5 Easy Ways to Impress Clients with Your Lobby
A professionally cleaned looking workspace can make a great impact on both your employees and visitors. We’ve already shared with you some tips on how to create great working environment in our previous article “5 Practical Ways to Keep Your Office Clean and Beautiful”. Today, we are going to take things further and talk about how to use the entrance hall of your office as a useful asset in shaping your business reputation.
Here are 5 ways to impress clients, partners and visitors with your lobby.
Keep the High Traffic Areas Clean
The entrance hall, or the reception area, is the place that gets the most foot traffic throughout the day. Clients, potential employees and partners you want to impress enter and exit your office through this spot. The carpet and furniture get dirtier and wear faster in the entrance hall. This is way you should pay special attention to this area – lobby should be cleaned more often than other areas of your office.
Invest in Doormats
As we said in a previous article on carpet cleaning and maintenance, if you want to protect floors and carpets from dirt and dust, one of the first things to do is to place large doormats in your lobby. Entrance mats will trap soil and moisture coming from outside, preventing dirt from getting trapped in carpet’s fibres. If you want you can even order doormats customised with your logo, or company’s colours.
“Smell Check” of the Entrance Hall
One of the things that can leave the worst first impression of your business is the smell. Take our word for it – even if your office is perfectly clean and furnished with taste – if your lobby smells bad people will notice. There can be various sources of foul odours. Bad smell can come from dirt trapped in carpets and upholstery, full trash cans, and even – poorly maintained ventilation.
What can prevent unpleasant odours in the office lobby?
- Trash should be taken out at least once a day.
- Carpets in the lobby must be vacuumed on daily basis, and deep cleaned at least once every three months.
- Regular maintenance of the ventilation system.
Keep the Lobby Dust-Free
Visitors easily notice dust in your lobby. Tables, lamps and stands, covered by dust will definitely send the wrong impression to your clients and partners. All surfaces in the entrance hall should be clear and clean. Although it might take some time for the dirt to get trapped in carpets and fabrics, a layer of dust covering the furniture is quite easy to spot. The more people pass through your lobby the easier it will get dusty. Anti-static cleaning products are always a good choice if you want to keep all surfaces in the entrance hall clean longer.
Sparkling Clean Windows
Dirty windows can make the whole entrance area look neglected. Natural light can make any area appear brighter, bigger and welcoming – unless it comes through smeared glass. Fingerprints, smudges, dust and other marks on windows and mirrors can make the whole lobby look dirtier than it is. Windows, and glass doors in the entrance hall usually have to be cleaned more regularly than those in other areas of the building.
If you want to create an excellent first impression to your clients and partners, keeping your lobby clean and welcoming is a great first step. If you want to see the difference don’t hesitate and book our expert office cleaning service now!