Many business owners recognise that using commercial cleaning services would be immensely helpful, but question whether their business can afford to do so. However, those businesses that do use the services of professional cleaning companies almost invariably vouch for the fact that the services offered reduce employee stress and inconvenience, while increasing employee productivity and morale.
Particularly for small and medium sized businesses, responsibility for the cleaning of the business premises often falls to staff members. Although employees may try to keep the work environment fresh, clean, hygienic and tidy, doing so often distracts or prevents them from fulfilling the roles that they are employed to do and can sometimes provoke a degree of annoyance and demoralisation.
Using a professional company for office cleaning can actually save you money in the long term and deliver worthwhile and highly sought after benefits for your business. These benefits include:
#1: The focus of your business being directed to the activities that create revenue
All business owners should want and see the value in their employees concentrating on the activities that generate income for the business. If your employees are required to empty bins, clean bathrooms, vacuum, dust and complete all sorts of cleaning tasks, they are less able and have less time to complete their core work activities to the level you would and should expect.
There is no denying the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic office. However, it is a key activity that can be outsourced to a professional cleaning company. Outsourcing this work is often affordable and, in the long run, enables money to be saved as your staff are more able to concentrate on the work that brings money into the business. With the money that is saved you are more able to recruit and retain quality staff who will raise the profile and efficiency of your company.
#2: Save money on equipment and products
If you use a commercial cleaning service, you are likely to save money on the ongoing expense of purchasing cleaning products and aids and buying and maintaining equipment such as vacuum cleaners.
It is a benefit to your business that these products are provided by the cleaning company and your staff will require no training in the safe and efficient use of particular products.
#3: Reliable, stable and a high standard of service
If you engage with a professional cleaning service provider, you can feel confident that the cleaning of your business premises will be completed to an exacting standard that will impress your staff and customers.
You don’t have to worry about how the cleaning will be done if one of your employees is ill or absent from work for any other reason. Instead, you can feel assured that the professional cleaning service that you use will provide a reliable, consistent cleaning service of a high standard throughout the year.
#4: Expertise in a range of services
One of the most significant benefits of using a professional cleaning service is that you will no longer need to deal with multiple service providers. When you work with a commercial cleaning service, the need to engage with separate carpet cleaners, window cleaners and others is very often eliminated.
A full service professional cleaning company will be able to carry out an impressive variety of cleaning services and will schedule services for your company throughout the year and as they are required.
Staff morale can only increase when cleaning tasks do not fall to employees. It is unfortunate but true that in many businesses that do not use cleaning companies, the cleaning falls to the same individuals. This can demoralise and lead people to feel inferior and less important.
If your business invests in professional cleaning services, morale is likely to increase as staff feel that they are supported by their work environment being thoroughly cleaned and tidied for them. Staff are likely to feel that you value their work efforts significantly more than their cleaning efforts.
Professional cleaning services will almost certainly clean and maintain your business to a standard that is significantly higher than that which could be achieved by your staff. Remember that your premises creates an impression and says a lot about your business and you definitely want to extend an impression of hygiene, cleanliness, organisation and professionalism to your customers.
Outsourcing cleaning services is an affordable and effective way to increase the effectiveness of your business.