I challenge absolutely anyone to find me a business that’s easy to run. I’d bet a whole year’s salary on it. Why? Because of course they couldn’t find one. Running a business is hard, time-consuming and stressful. As a business owner, you’ll know there are always challenges to deal with, your to-do list seems to grow organically the moment you look away from it and you have demanding customers and clients to keep happy.
So, given how busy you and your staff are, does it seem like a good idea to also deal with cleaning your workspace or premises?
No matter whether you own a warehouse, shopping centre, corner shop, office space, pub, club or restaurant, your work premises need to be cleaned. Dust, dirt and more will accumulate over time, there’s no getting away from it.
However, there’s no reason for this to become a headache or a drain on your valuable time. Hiring a commercial cleaning company can be the solution to all your cleaning needs, and here’s 5 reasons why.
Sure, there are many economic and practical reasons for maintaining a clean workplace, and we’ll get to them. But let’s get serious for just a moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the spread of germs at the forefront of everyone’s minds. The health of your staff, clients and customers should be your number one priority.
There is simply no better substitute than a professional cleaning company for making sure your workspace is as clean as it can possibly be, minimising the collection of dirt, germs and viruses, and making it as safe a space as possible to work and do business in.
Make life easier for your staff
If you think that cleaning is the best use of your paid staff’s time, then it is time to think again. You pay your workforce a good wage for them to deal with the pressing problems at the heart of the business, not to worry about cleaning.
Unless they are cleaners, your staff do not expect to clean. Having them carry out cleaning work is a sure-fire way to decimate morale and lower productivity.
Look after your building
Just like any other building, your work premises will look, feel and perform much better if they are cleaned regularly. Neglecting your workspace will eventually lead to costly repairs and replacements, and there is no surer way to avoid these issues than by hiring a commercial cleaning service.
Their highly trained and efficient staff know exactly how to keep buildings in tip top shape, meaning repairs is one less thing for you (and your bottom line) to worry about.
If you ask any successful business owner for advice, they will invariably tell you one thing; outsource where possible. As already mentioned, there is a never-ending list of things you and your staff need to put 100% effort into addressing for your business to survive and thrive.
It is especially important for you, as the business owner, to have a clear mind, uncluttered by unnecessary tasks and completely focussed on achieving the key goals that will drive your business forward. You don’t have time to think about cleaning rotas and which cleaning solution to use on the coffee table in the waiting room.
Let commercial cleaning companies take care of these issues as these professional’s deal with such problems on a daily basis and have the solutions (including the cleaning solution solutions) nailed.
Who’s ready for the oldest cliché in the book? Time is money. Well, in business I’m afraid it may be old, but it’s certainly true. By saving your staff time on cleaning duties, you will be looking after a more productive workforce.
Take pride in your appearance
If you avoid hiring commercial cleaners and either don’t have your workspace cleaned at all or have your untrained and uninterested staff do the cleaning, your reputation will suffer. It won’t take clients or customers long to notice your work space is dirty, and if they start to think you can’t even take care of the basics, they’ll soon start to doubt your ability to handle the real work. Don’t give them the chance to think this way.
It’s a real slap in the face to your employees if you let them work away in dusty, grimy conditions. These people make your business tick, so the least you can do is ensure they have a nice clean environment to work in.
Also, by hiring professional cleaners, you will present an immaculate image that states you take pride in looking after your staff, customers and clients. This is not to say people will consciously think “the lobby is spotless, I’ll buy now!”, however, a clean and tidy environment is a vital nudge in the direction of “I would be happy doing business with these people”, whether it’s consciously thought through or not.
The bottom line is you need to take care of your bottom line and hiring a commercial cleaning company is a way to do just.
This will ensure your staff are as productive as possible, you avoid any negative press for dirty premises, you avoid expensive repairs and you save yourself time and mental energy, allowing you to focus on the big decisions.
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