Many businesses choose to outsource their cleaning requirements to professional cleaning companies. Outsourcing commercial cleaning has many benefits to offer businesses. But, to enjoy them, you need to ensure you avoid making any of these three common mistakes.
Outsourcing commercial cleaning – avoid these three mistakes:
Letting the money talk
Budget is a highly important factor in choosing the right commercial cleaning company to outsource to. Many businesses, however, let the price they’re quoted determine far too much about the company they choose. They either chose the cheapest, or they overpay.
High level internal cleaning is a skill, and companies who know their worth will not charge lightly for their time, however, don’t fall into the trap of thinking expensive automatically equals good. Pricing should be fair, and in line with the quality of the cleaning provided.
Not checking the work
Many businesses get so lost in the day to day running of their own affairs that they tend to let the cleaning company just get on with it. You never want to crowd your cleaning company while they’re trying to do their work, but, you should make the effort to take an active interest in what they’re doing.
Your cleaning company will want to satisfy your requirements and tailor their service to you. If you feel something isn’t being done correctly, or you want to make changes to list of duties, don’t be afraid to politely say so. A cleaning company worth your time will be willing to take on considered feedback.
Developing lazy habits
When cleaning is outsourced, employees can often let lazy habits develop and take hold. Yes, the cleaning company is there to clean. But that doesn’t mean that desks should be left filthy, cups left in sinks, bins overflowing, and no effort should be made to keep the working environment tidy.
Being conscientious about this benefits you as a business, because the less time your cleaning company has to spend cleaning your premises, the more affordable and efficient their service is going to be. So it’s worth ensuring that employees don’t simply fall into the trap of “letting the cleaners do it”.
Outsourcing commercial cleaning – where to find out more
Request a free site survey – we will come along and discuss with you the nature of the cleaning project you’d like undertaken. We provide window cleaning, external building cleaning, high level internal cleaning and grounds maintenance, so can fulfil all your cleaning and maintenance needs. Or get in touch to find out how we can help.