Business premises need to be cleaned regularly now more than ever before in times of a pandemic.
It is not so much a question of whether you ought to have your office, workshop or showroom cleaned but how you will go about it. All too often, business owners and office managers will choose to have their staff clean their workspace as a part of their job description. Sometimes, it will be an individual who is given the role, or sometimes, it will be a job that is shared.
There again, directors of SMEs and facilities managers will often appoint a casual cleaner who takes on the task of cleaning communal areas a few times a week.
The problem with either of these approaches is that they do not offer value for money. All too often, staff do a superficial job of cleaning workplaces because they don’t think it is their core role or, in some cases, simply beneath them.
There again, casually employed cleaners offer very little by way of professional cleaning services, products or reporting. Indeed, when they are sick or go on holiday, you will often have no cover arranged for a while which means your place of work ends up becoming grimy. However, with a professional commercial cleaning company, you get a great deal more for the money you spend. So, what is on offer?
Higher Service Levels
To begin with, any good commercial cleaning company will operate professionally, offering you a straightforward invoice for services rendered, reliable cleaning operatives, and an account manager to look after you, in many cases. Just like any other service you outsource, expect a more professional approach than you could achieve in-house.
As mentioned, cleaning rotas often break down when people go on leave. Casual cleaners rarely arrange cover if they cannot attend work for whatever reason. On the other hand, commercial cleaning companies will have multiple cleaning operatives on their books to cover all eventualities. This will ensure your offices always sparkle.
There is certain professional cleaning equipment that is not available to the general public but your business premises will be cleaned using them if you turn to a commercial cleaning company. With access to pro-level cleaning products, too, this means getting exceptional results every time, often with the cost shared among all the cleaning company’s clients due to the economy of scale involved.
If you have areas where the public will be present, perhaps in a retail environment or outside where your windows are, then public liability is a big issue. Casually employed cleaning staff won’t have it but commercial cleaning firms should. In short, this will cover your financial position if anyone were to ever make a claim against you following an incident.
Healthier Working Environments
You should also bear in mind that cleaner workplaces are healthier ones. By dealing with microbial dirt and airborne particles effectively, fewer people should become infected and sick. In turn, this will lead to an upturn in productivity which will mean your business will enjoy an economic boost.
Investing in hiring a professional cleaning company has several benefits your business cannot ignore and you should carefully weigh your options as cleaning services should not be underestimated in their importance for the success of an enterprise, especially if it offers direct customer interaction on its premises.