As a business owner I’m sure you know there is always something to be on top of. From business cards to brochures to accounting and bookkeeping, running a business means you never stop. I am quite lucky that my business is not location dependent. But if you have a brick and mortar business then you have a new set of problems! There is equipment to purchase and even utilities to pay. I’m sure the last thing on your mind after so much is to worry about the cleaning of your business. Many small businesses may opt for an in house cleaner or custodian, but have you considered the option of contract cleaning? There are many benefits as to why using a commercial cleaning contractor is important for you business. In this post we share 3 with you reasons you should consider it if you haven’t yet.
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You choose your contract cleaning terms
As a business owner you are used to operating own your own terms and this doesn’t have to be any different. If your operations entail a daily clean you can easily add this into your agreement. By the same token, if you need someone to pop in every few days then that’s usually possible too. The types of services you select are also flexible. For example, if you run an office most of the cleaning that will need to be done will be superficial. For example, dusting, emptying the bins, and cleaning the floors.
Look for a cleaning company that offers you the options to take on last minute work, as well as companies that give you the flexibility to modify your services throughout your contract terms if you needs ever change. On top of that, having cleaners that provide all of the cleaning supplies is also something you can add to your contract to allow you to not have to faff about with cleaning supplies.
If you prefer to provide the cleaning supplies yourself, that’s also a possibility. Companies like Thecleaningcollective.co.uk offer competitive prices so you can be sure that you are buying the most affordable cleaning products. This will surely be more affordable than what many contract cleaning services can provide.
It makes business sense
Sometimes we feel that something as simple as cleaning can be done in-house by ourselves or by someone else within our organisation. The fact is, it isn’t the best use of your resources and overall it doesn’t make any business sense. One of the most important reasons to outsource your office cleaning is that it absolves you of liability.
Think about it, you spend money on pricey equipment only to have your practice manager, for example, knock a computer monitor to the floor whilst trying to clean around it. Those type of mistakes don’t happen that often, but when they do the liability to replace them or repair them is on you. This makes it much more trouble, and money, than it’s worth! If this were to happen at the hands of one of the cleaning company’s employee’s responsibility falls on them.
Another reason having contract cleaners is a good idea is because you don’t have to be concerned with taking someone else on your payroll. If you had an in-house cleaner or custodian you would need to worry about so many things. Not only would you have to take this person on and add them to your payroll, but you’d have to provide leave, benefits, and even have to do the cleaning yourself for the days that your employee isn’t at work.
A clean office helps with productivity and morale
There’s nothing quite like walking into your office and seeing that your environment is tidy and ready for you to start another day. This wouldn’t always be the case if your cleaning was done in-house. If you alternated cleaning routines between employees there would always be a high chance that someone would only do the basics, or worse yet, forget to do their bits entirely!
This would mean walking into a filthy office that wasn’t inviting to work in. Not only that, but instead of cracking on and getting down to work you’d have to pick up the slack that was left behind. And the coffee mugs, too!
By ensuring that the cleaning is done before any employees come in for the day you can ensure that when they do arrive they will be enthusiastic and ready to take on the day. It’s a fact that for many of us, the clutter in our environment can affect our productivity. No one wants to work in a pigsty so taking that out of the equation can allow your employees to focus on their work and truly devote themselves without any menial distractions.
If you are a business owner, big or small, I truly hope that this post has given you some inspiration to hire contract cleaners. You will see that not only your employees will be grateful for the attention to care and detail, but your clients and customers will be to! If you liked this post don’t forget to share it on social media and let us know your comments below!