Cleanliness is linked to odors. Unclean places tend to have a bad odor, while clean places have a pleasant odor. Sense of smell is linked to memory and perception, which means it can affect a person’s impression of a business, sometimes making the odor the only thing they remember.
Here are some more interesting facts on sense of smell:
- A person’s sense of smell is weakest in the morning. Their ability to perceive odors increases as the day goes on.
- Every person has a unique odor identity. No two people smell the same except for identical twins.
- Prolonged exposure to unpleasant smells can impair a person’s ability to smell.
- A woman’s sense of smell is much stronger than a man’s.
- When it comes to smell, people have an emotional reaction first, and then identify the scent. With taste, sound, and sight people identify the information first, and then react emotionally.
- The human brain can process roughly 10,000 smells in an area the size of a postage stamp.
- Smell has a powerful link to memory and links to the emotional regions of the brain more directly than the other senses.
- People can remember smells within 65 percent accuracy after a year.
- Sense of smell is strongest in summer and spring because of the additional moisture in the air.
- About 80 percent of what a person tastes is qualified by their sense of smell, which is why it is hard to taste food when sick.
Don’t let an unpleasant odor due to lack of cleanliness ruin a customer or client’s impression of the store or business. Talk to American Cleaning Service about creating a commercial cleaning schedule that fits the schedule and budget. They will keep the space clean and smelling fresh, to help create a positive experience for customers and clients.