This year has been unlike any other and demonstrated the importance of an effective cleaning regime for businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you’ve been cleaning your premises in-house but are now considering outsourcing the responsibility to a cleaning company, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve put together some of the reasons why you should hire a cleaning company for your business, not just for now, but for the future…
Creates a healthier work environment
When you work with a facility management service that offers cleaning, you’ll benefit from a cleaner and healthier working environment from day one. The truth is that employees and customers can spread illnesses and bacteria by touching surfaces, and a good cleaner will remove those germs with an effective cleaning programme. This offers you peace of mind and can even result in fewer sick days and improved productivity as a result of a clean office.
Give off a great first impression
Another reason to invest in cleaning is to give a good first impression. Customers can tell whether your premises – whether an office or a retail outlet – has been professionally cleaned. If there’s dust everywhere and the toilets aren’t properly stocked and cleaned, they will rightly or wrongly assume you don’t care about their experiences and vote with their feet.
Less work for you to do
As a business owner, the chances are that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that you need to do. With a professional cleaner, that’s no longer an issue. Rather than vacuuming the office or restocking toilet roll in the ladies, you can focus on accounting or getting home to spend some time with your family. Most professional cleaning companies can accommodate your schedule, too, working at any time of the day to suit you.
Professional, time-served techniques
We all know how to clean a toilet and wash the dishes, but cleaning a workspace is very different. A good cleaning company will have decades of experience working in businesses of all shapes and sizes and will have the right tools, products, and techniques to do a great job. This also means your premises will comply with all local health and safety regulations.
Your staff are paid too much
Think of the opportunity cost of asking your staff to clean at the end of their shift. If you’re paying them more than you’d pay a cleaner to do the same job, you’re wasting money and stunting productivity and growth. You wouldn’t expect a £100-an-hour consultant to spend time on their hands and knees in their office at the end of the day, cleaning the loos. Weigh up the opportunity cost and decide whether a cleaner is cheaper than doing it in-house.
Still on the fence about cleaning? Let us know your thoughts and check back soon for more tips and tricks, right here on the Business Sphere Consulting blog.