March 31, 2019
Maintaining a clean office should be a top priority for all companies – it helps a company portray a professional image, and keep employees happy, healthy and productive.
When faced with various cleaning options, though, it’s important to know the benefits and drawbacks of all the alternatives: relying on employees to clean; employing a single independent cleaner, or hiring a professional cleaning company.
Rely on employees.
Cleaning your own office is a viable option for developing businesses on a strict budget, and those in small office spaces. Most growing businesses will eventually realize, though, that paying for an office cleaning service is a better solution because:
- Cleaning requires a lot of time
- Your time can be better spent focusing on revenue-generating work
- You lack the professional equipment and techniques of professionals
A single independent cleaner.
Some business owners believe that contracting the person that cleans their home to clean their office is a worthwhile option. They trust the person, like their work, and hope to pay a discounted rate for both jobs. While that thought-process is understandable, the idea is flawed because:
- The person doesn’t have liability insurance. If he or she is injured on the job, your business is left to assume the responsibility of the medical costs
- The person doesn’t have insurance to protect against theft or damage
- The person may lack the professional equipment and techniques of skilled professionals
Professional Cleaning Company.
Given the information, office managers, more often than not, choose to hire cleaning services. These established businesses come equipped with insurance, equipment, training, and management.
When you factor in all the benefits, professional office cleaning is not a large investment at all. Many clients gladly outsource their cleaning needs to SFM Janitorial, providing high-quality service since 1972.