Deciding to outsource your office cleaning can be a difficult decision. You want your workspace to be as clean and hygienic as possible, and you wonder whether you have the time and resources to manage this internally.
While outsourcing office cleaning can be an investment, there are plenty of advantages. An untidy and dirty workspace can distract employees, leading to demotivation and an unproductive workplace. Not to mention that an office that isn’t adequately cleaned could become a hotbed for germs and bacteria to breed, making spreading disease amongst your employees more likely, resulting in more downtime.
A clean, hygienic, fresh-smelling office, however, can boost morale. It creates a great impression on customers, clients, and employees alike. It minimises distractions, reduces the chances of important work getting lost, keeps everyone organised and processes streamlined, and reduces the spread of illness too.
Benefits of outsourcing office cleaning
So what are some of the benefits of outsourcing your office cleaning to a professional office cleaning company?
Coming up with cleaning rotas and getting your employees to stick to them can be challenging. With people taking holidays or going off on annual leave, even the simplest cleaning tasks can get overlooked and quickly add up to an untidy and disorganised workplace. Having to remind employees to keep their desks tidy, clean communal areas and empty bins can become a real headache, and some employees may feel that it is not part of their role to keep the space clean, either. By hiring a professional external company, all the responsibility and the stress that goes with it are immediately transferred elsewhere, leaving you and your team free to concentrate on the work you were hired to do.
A professional and reputable office cleaning company will take the time to hire dedicated and passionate staff and ensure that all their cleaners receive the appropriate training to do their jobs thoroughly and efficiently. Professional cleaning teams have all the right know-how and equipment to do a thorough job. If there are any problems or issues with the level of service provided, you can take this up with the company rather than having to bemoan your staff again.
A wider range of services
While you might be able to persuade your team to wipe down their desks and wash up their tea mugs, asking them to deep clean the carpets or polish the windows might be a little outside their remit. Outsourcing your office cleaning means finding a much more comprehensive range of services. As well as daily general cleans, you can add on bathroom cleans, carpet and window cleaning, disinfection and sanitisation services, and even janitorial services too.
Flexible cleaning times
If you hire a cleaning company to take care of your office cleaning, you can choose when they do it. If you prefer cleaning to take place outside office hours, that’s no problem. You and your team can enjoy all the benefits of a clean and hygienic office without being distracted by cleaning teams during the working day.
Saving time and money
If you outsource your office, cleaning can actually be very economical. Where the cost factor may be considered a downside, if you invest in a professional company, your employees can spend the time they would have spent cleaning being more productive for your business. If there is less sickness due to fewer germs and bacteria being spread about the office, this can save you money too. Professionals will also do a much more thorough job meaning that your office space will remain cleaner for longer.
Insurance and Liability
Hiring a professional cleaning service means that you can have a contract in place that will detail the service provided. If the company falls short of your expectations, you can refer to the agreement and ensure that the provided service meets your expectations. Hiring specialised, fully trained cleaning staff with insurance is also essential. Professional cleaners are insured, so cleanliness and safety are their responsibility. If you rely on your own team to clean, you will have to take care of this yourself, and should an accident occur due to cleaning or an unsafe workspace; it could lead to big insurance bills and even lawsuits against you.
Outsource your office cleaning with Alliance Cleaning today
If you want a sparkling clean, and hygienic workplace and the peace of mind that comes with hiring a professional company to take care of it, get in touch with the team at Alliance Cleaning. We are a multi-award-winning professional office cleaning company with decades of experience – get a quote today!