Everybody is well aware of the fact that the basic purpose of cleaning is to get rid of dirt and also to limit the presence of any hazardous germs within an environment. A clean and hygienic environment is one that, in principle, ensures that individuals and society in general are able to live relatively healthy and fulfilling lives.
Although our health and well-being can be influenced by external forces, by and large it is our individual choices (in terms of diet, exercise and cleanliness) that determine the state of our general health and well-being. The average individual has full control of what they eat, how much exercise they do and invariably they also have responsibility for personal hygiene as well as the cleanliness of their domestic environment. Whether rightly or wrongly, we often regard the cleanliness of areas outside the home as being the responsibility of someone else, and in most modern and major cities like London cleaning companies, local authorities and council services take on the burden of cleaning up. It is undeniable that the street cleaners, office cleaners and various other necessary cleaning service providers are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of public facilities and areas, but let’s not forget that we (the public) also have a responsibility.
Behave in Public as You Would In Your Home
One simply has to travel on public transport in London to notice how little responsibility some members of public take for the cleanliness of public property and areas. Despite the numerous poster campaigns on the buses and tube, reminding the public that, “the newspaper you are reading is rubbish”, it is amazing how many newspapers and other litter is left on public transport and on station benches. Obviously Transport for London has a cleaning company who are employed to keep public transport and areas clean but surely that does not give members of the public the right to be irresponsible.
What picture, do the littered streets, unhygienic public facilities, messy communal areas in offices, schools, restaurants etc. and our littered public transport, paint of our city? Are cleaning companies in London not up to scratch? or do we just have a society or culture of individuals who don’t care?
I sometimes wonder whether the very same individuals who leave coffee cups, newspapers and various other types of litter in public areas, actually behave in a similar fashion within their own homes. Is our behaviour in public a pretty accurate and true reflection of how we normally behaviour in private? The hygiene standards that we witness daily in our offices, workplaces, on the streets, in schools, on the public transport and other public arenas, must surely stem from behaviour developed in the home.
Keeping communal or public areas, offices, schools and other workplace environments clean, tidy and healthy is not simply the responsibility of professional cleaners and commercial cleaning companies. LTN Cleaning services in Central London provide office cleaning in Holborn, Bloomsbury and many other areas in WC1, EC1 etc; but our contribution to a cleaner society needs to be supported by the average Londoner. Take pride it your environment and keep it clean.