You may have wondered out loud in the past about when you should outsource your cleaning needs to a commercial cleaning company. What you’ve probably heard in response is something broad and cliche, like, “when you know, you know,” suggesting you’ll suddenly realize one day that your office or facility is too dirty, needs to be cleaned immediately, and you and your team are unable to do it without the help of professionals.
It may hold true for some people, but that type of advice isn’t really helpful. What is helpful is information that you understand and can relate to – the kind that allows you to reflect on exactly where you stand on your cleaning needs, and whether or not it’s time to outsource to a commercial cleaning company. That said, here’s when you should outsource:
You Don’t Have Time
One of the main reasons you’ll know when it’s time to outsource your cleaning needs to a commercial cleaning company is because of just that – time. Specifically, a lack of time. In most cases, it’s not just because you don’t have time, but that none of your employees have time also. Especially since it would take non-professionals more time to complete the same tasks as professional commercial cleaners, there’s simply no way for you to afford the time it would take for you and/or a team of your employees to perform the cleaning tasks necessary without it hurting the overall productivity of your workforce, which means failure.
You Don’t Have The Right Supplies
You can do all the research you want and come up with a list of any and every cleaning and maintenance supply possibly needed, and still find yourself without the right supplies for your cleaning needs. Commercial cleaning companies, on the other hand, don’t have that trouble. People outsource sometimes specifically for this reason – because it seems impossible to find all of the right tools and supplies that address infinitely unique and complex cleaning tasks without professional help.
You Don’t Know How
Accidents happen, as they say. Spills, falls, the breakdown of appliances, furniture, technology devices, and other unexpected, potentially dangerous events will occur. You and your employees may not know how to immediately respond and resolve these events, but experienced professionals will. Outsourcing to a commercial cleaning company means you have a capable team on call in case of emergencies.
Your Customers/Clients Raise Awareness
There are often scenarios where a business owner or manager addresses the cleaning needs of his or her facility in-house. One or more employees carry out routine cleaning tasks on a designated schedule, and things appear adequately clean. To customers and/or clients, though, the level of clean may not be of the standard they see at other businesses (especially competitors). If you’re lucky, your customers and/or clients will communicate how they feel, and if you’re smart, you’ll listen and outsource to a commercial cleaning company.