Unless you happen to be in the cleaning business, it’s a fair assumption that your employees didn’t join your company to clean your office, kitchen and bathrooms. They are there to help you run your business, and providing a safe, clean space for them to do that is essential if you want to attract and retain great talent.
When you invest in having your office or retail space professionally cleaned, you can really see, smell and feel the difference. Hiring a premium commercial cleaning company will help create a clean and healthy workspace that makes staff proud to be a part of your team.
Tackling dirt and dust minimises the spread of germs, and can remove a high level of airborne pollutants – particularly if your cleaning company uses environmentally friendly and / or natural cleaning products.
As well as contributing to an overall sense of wellbeing, these practices can also reduce sickness and lost hours due to associated absence.
Not only do most people feel and work better in a clean, organised workspace, increasing productivity, but a clean office creates a great first impression for your customers. Here’s how a commercial cleaning company can give you a ROI that’s good for business:
Professional Cleaning Companies are Cost-Effective
We’ve already established that having your staff clean your premises is both demoralising, inefficient and a poor use of time for those better qualified to driving your business. The alternative of employing an in-house cleaning staff also has its problems, such as increased overhead, administrative, insurance, and payroll costs. Plus you will also need to manage the staff, and purchase tools and equipment regularly. Hiring a commercial cleaning service eliminates those expenditures and gives you a professionally cleaned facility week after week. A good company will take the time to get to know you and your business well, and understand exactly how you and your team like things to be cleaned. Essentially, they will become part of your team and will be invested in your success.
Business and Office Cleaning Services Reduce Liability Risks
Reaching, bending, and in some cases climbing ladders is something commercial cleaners are used to doing – and they will be insured for personal injury as well as any damage caused to your property. There is no need to put your employees (or your business) at risk by allowing inexperienced staff to tackle cleaning jobs that could lead to accidents.
Commercial Cleaning Services Give you Better Protection
When you choose a reputable and established commercial cleaning company you have the comfort of knowing your assets are in safe hands. Every team member will be background checked, police checked, have completed a full professional induction programme through their company and trained on your particular premises to ensure services are up to your standards, every time.
It’s a good idea to check whether the company you choose employs their staff as opposed to using contract cleaners, as this generally results in low staff turnover and happy, motivated cleaners that take a pride in their work, and higher levels of security
Professional Commercial Cleaning Services Give you More Time for Business
Commercial cleaners understand business. They know the best, safest way to clean particular types of equipment, and the fastest, most effective ways to get the job done. The right cleaning company will create a specific schedule and checklist for your business, so you won’t need to spend time monitoring or supervising.
A Professionally Cleaned Business Premises Creates the Right First Impression
You only get one chance to make a good first impression. When you work in a space every day, certain things become ‘wallpaper’ and its easy to overlook the details that need attention. Another great reason to outsource to a company that will objectively note what needs to be taken care of.
A clean and tidy retail, showroom, reception, practice or office space sends a positive message to your customers. It lets them know you care about your facility, your employees, and most importantly, that you care about them. Sparkling and shining surfaces, with all the important details attended to, by implication suggests your attention to detail extends to the service you are providing. Conversely, a poorly presented environment suggests a sloppiness customers may naturally assume is also applied to your product or service.
It’s also true that when you work in an environment every day, you become immune to how it smells. Smell, however, is the most important first impression of all, as it is one of our most powerful senses. Your premises may be extremely clean, but if the aroma is not a pleasant one, customers could easily assume the opposite.
Fragrant environments have been proven time and again to be extremely evocative and the biggest contributing factor to positive perceptions and ultimately, sales.
Commercial Cleaning Companies can Keep your Staff and Customers Safe
A research study from the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and the University of Arizona found that the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, including two deadly types of bacteria that can survive for up to 24 hours. Computer keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, drawer handles, and plenty of other frequently touched places can harbor germs and promote their spread.
You wouldn’t want to leave your cleaning to chance when the health of your team and clients could be at risk. A good, professional cleaning company will have a variety of health and safety accreditations and training that will ensure your workplace is safe.
For example, the SOAP Professional Cleaning team are proudly Certified Microbal Warriors, awarded by GBAC (the Global Biorisk Advisory Council). For your increased safety, SOAP is now certified in preparation for, response to and recovery from biohazards in the workplace.
We are certified by the Cleaning Management Institute in COVID19 and Disinfection Defence, and by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning.
We strongly believe that happy staff means happy clients, and apply this philosophy to our own business every day.
The more your employees enjoy their jobs and the environment they work in, have respect for their employers and feel they are respected in return, the more likely they are to take great care of your customers.
Commercial Cleaning Services can Help Increase Productivity
Let’s face it, if you work in a grubby, untidy office, that smells less than fresh, with staff facilities that resemble a petri dish, you are going to feel less than motivated.
Furthermore, it can be difficult for staff to work in a cluttered, disorganised workspace, without feeling disorganised themselves, leading to lack of focus, productivity and general care. If you cannot demonstrate that you care about your own business, how can you expect your team to care?
An investment in commercial cleaning is an investment in your team that will invariably lead to greater productivity.
It’s well documented that a clean office or retail space lifts morale, instils pride and motivates higher levels of performance. Your employees will appreciate your efforts to provide them with a pleasant workplace and keep them safe and healthy. Employees will feel good about you as an employer, your company and the service you offer. And if they feel good about all of these things, they tend, naturally to promote your company and services – not only to visiting customers, but to friends, family and prospects.
Office Equipment Works Better and Lasts Longer
All office equipment is subject to wear and tear, but frequently cleaned and well-maintained equipment will experience less repairs, less downtime and will last longer. A build-up of dust can have a devastating effect on computer equipment that could result in expensive repairs, total breakdowns, or loss of data that could be critical to the business.
If you are thinking about hiring a Professional Cleaning Company to take care of your business premises, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for our FREE GUIDE on The 7 THINGS you MUST ask BEFORE hiring a cleaning service.