If you run a small to medium-sized office you many not currently have an office cleaning company. Instead of hiring a commercial janitorial service a decision may have been made to rely on staff members to perform cleaning tasks. On the service it seems like a good cost savings idea. Typical reasons for in-house cleaning include:
While all of these on the surface seem like perfectly good reasons to have your employees clean the office, this often can not be the best long term solution for all businesses. There are several reasons why partnering with commercial office cleaning service could benefit your entire business, and actually save you money in the long run. Here are six reasons why contracting with a commercial cleaning service could be the right move for your business even if your office is small or not used on a daily basis.
1. Your business can focus on things that generate revenue.
The core competencies of a business are those activities that bring in revenue. Whatever line of business you are in, emptying trash, dusting, cleaning restrooms and other housekeeping related tasks generally will not benefit the bottom line.
While maintaining a clean and sanitized office is important to business, it is a function that can be easily and affordably outsourced to a janitorial service provider. Outsourcing your office cleaning allows you to direct the payroll dollars spent on internal cleaning staff to recruiting and retaining employees whose talents directly contribute to the organization’s success. Or to use the time that your office staff spends cleaning on activities that will make your business money.
2. Reduces Cost
Having employees clean your office or hiring and employee specifically to do office cleaning is almost like running a small business within your business. Funds must be allocated to the purchase of equipment like vacuum cleaners, cleaning products, and supplies. Employees must also be hired to perform the cleaning and supervisory staff must be provided to monitor the work and ensure control quality. In addition to that, there are salaries, worker’s compensation insurance, unemployment and benefits that must be paid to employees. These costs quickly add up.
When office cleaning is outsourced to a janitorial service, those costs are absorbed by the vendor. The janitorial service provides the equipment, supplies and staff to perform the work. Since the cleaning staff would be employees of the janitorial service, you would be relieved from the additional expense of wages and benefits like unemployment insurances, workers compensation and health insurance.
3. Reliability and Stability of Service
When your office cleaning is outsourced to a janitorial service you have peace of mind knowing that your office will be cleaned everyday as scheduled. You don’t have to worry about who will do the cleaning if an employee calls out sick, takes vacation or resigns from employment unexpectedly. A janitorial service will have the staff resources available to ensure that cleaning service is provided in a reliable, consistent manner all year round.Some services even provide 24-hour service which gives you the flexibility to have on demand cleaning service for emergency, after-hours and weekend service.
4. Access to a wide variety of services
Outsourcing your office cleaning to a professional office cleaning company gives you access to many additional cleaning services with just a phone call. There is no need to deal with multiple vendors for carpet cleaning, window washing, tile waxing or any other general maintenance issue. A full service janitorial service will be able to perform all of these maintenance services and more. As an added value many providers offer a planned maintenance schedule and will perform the needed maintenance at pre-planned intervals. This relieves you from the added burden of having to plan for these services and ensures that your building will be maintained in the best condition possible.
In an office that doesn’t have a dedicated cleaning service; the job usually falls on the shoulders of administrative staff or those members of staff with less significant positions. While an administrative assistant or secretary is usually aware that their role can involve many varied tasks, cleaning the office can often make this person’s other skills feel unimportant, or make them feel as though they are not highly valued within the company. If your workplace has a roster where everyone takes turns in cleaning up, opportunity for in-fighting and resentment are bound to arise.
Either way, there is the potential for low morale on staff, which can only have a negative effect on business. Unless your business is a cleaning company, keeping the office tidy is not the job of your staff, and in hiring a specialized company to take on the cleaning, you’re letting your workforce know that you value their efforts in other areas too much to have them spending their work time cleaning. Feeling valued is one of the most powerful motivators at work, and you will notice a marked improvement in productivity when members of staff can forget about vacuuming and focus on their jobs.
No matter how efficient you staff is with a duster and vacuum, a professional commercial cleaning service can and will do a better job. They have specialized, high-quality equipment and cleaning products, and years of experience in keeping places spic and span. The look of an office says a lot about the business itself and the impression you put out to clients should be one of cleanliness, organization and professionalism. A good cleaning company can ensure that your office is permanently kept in this state and you can rest assured that trash bins will remain empty, the staff kitchen will be sanitized and pleasant place to eat and the restrooms will be property sanitized.
Outsourcing your office cleaning has many benefits and may be more affordable than you think. Give us a call today for a FREE consultation. One of our friendly and knowledgeable building maintenance consultants will tell you more about how Quality Maintenance & Repair Service can take office cleaning off your to-do list.
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Quality Maintenance & Repair Service, Inc is a full service commercial janitorial company servicing the Jacksonville Florida and surrounding areas. We provide expert, quality and affordable cleaning solutions for large and small properties. In addition to janitorial services we also provide maintenance services such as window washing, carpet cleaning , tile floor care and general building maintenance.
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