Commercial Cleaning

The pros and cons of outsourcing your commercial cleaning need to be weighed for your individual business.  Every business owner or manager will have specific needs and wants.  Work with a skilled and trustworthy cleaning company to make outsourcing your commercial cleaning worth your while.  Below are seven reasons you should seriously consider outsourcing your commercial cleaning.

  1. Specialty Services: An outside contractor that specializes in commercial cleaning is going to have specialized skills, experience and tools that an in-house employee may not. Specialized cleaning services have the experience to efficiently and effectively clean your workspace and meet your needs. As with anything, practice makes perfect.  A cleaning company has years of practice meeting the needs and expectations of all types of businesses, big and small.  This makes them uniquely qualified to tackle your cleaning needs.
  2. High Standards and Accountability: An employee representing an outside company needs to meet your standards and the standards of his or her company. If you hire an internal cleaning crew, they are ultimately only responsible to you or the designated supervisor.  When you outsource your cleaning needs, the staff is responsible to you, the client, and to the company that employees them.  This lends to a much higher level of accountability.  By representing another company and their reputation, your outsourced cleaners have a much bigger burden to deliver quality service.
  3. Security: While you might initially believe that an in-house cleaning crew gives you a higher level of security, it really depends on which company you consider contracting with and what your security requirements are for direct hires. A contracted outside company can ensure a high level of security by providing the same staff at your facility for every cleaning.  The contracted company can also run background checks and make sure that all their employees are screened and bonded.  This may meet or exceed the level of screening for your in-house staff and actually provide a higher level of security.
  4. Cost-effectiveness: By outsourcing your commercial cleaning needs you can save the cost of purchasing equipment, hiring in-house employees and employee training. Renting or purchasing quality industrial cleaning equipment can be costly.  Quality vacuums, carpet cleaners and floor buffers can cost several hundred dollars each.  This does not include the smaller ticket items such as mops and supplies for dusting and sanitization.  Your business could spend thousands of dollars on cleaning equipment alone.  When you direct hire your cleaning staff you are financially responsible for items such as their payroll taxes and workman’s compensation.  All of this adds to your total costs.  By outsourcing, all of these items become the responsibility of the company you hire to handle your commercial cleaning.
  5. Time Savings: Your time is a valuable commodity. If you hire in-house cleaners you are the one responsible for hiring, training and following up with your staff. By outsourcing your cleaning needs you are able to hand off these responsibilities to the company you contract with for services.  The company is then responsible for their staff and the quality of work as well as any follow up and training that may be needed.  This saves you time and hassle, leaving you more available to focus on the work at hand.
  6. Long Term Benefits: Your contracted cleaning company is going to work hard to earn your business and then work continuously to keep it. An outside service may offer insights into how to maintain your floors long term and what cleaning products can best preserve your workspace. Their expertise and desire to continue to demonstrate value can help save you money in the long run.  An in-house cleaning service may find an acceptable level of cleaning and then maintain it.  There is not the same incentive to continually earn your business for an in-house team.
  7. Freedom from Liability: Cleaning products and chemicals have the potential to do damage to your facility and staff. If you hire in-house staff for your cleaning needs you are responsible for using appropriate supplies and making sure your staff uses those supplies correctly. Any missteps on the part of your staff could bring about severe financial consequences for your business.  The website http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/claims-exposure-chemicals-job.html describes in detail how a company may be sued in regards to exposure to cleaning supplies or toxic elements stating, “If you are injured due to exposure to harmful chemicals while on the job, you have two potential legal remedies — a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim or lawsuit, depending on where the chemical came from and who controlled the job site where the exposure occurred. This article will explain some of the more common situations of on the job chemical exposure and then discuss your legal options.”. By outsourcing your cleaning you can avoid this liability altogether.  The burden of education and utilizing appropriate cleaning products falls to the company you are contracting with.

From saving time and money to eliminating liability and promoting long term benefits there are many valuable reasons to outsource your commercial cleaning needs.  Your business needs your time and attention.  Let the professionals worry about the cleaning so you can focus on what’s really important.

July 6, 2016

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