If you run or manage a business, then you will know only too well how hard it can be, from managing staff, sales, orders and day to day activities, which means that the cleaning routine can often get forgotten about, after all, it seems like a low priority in the grand scheme of things.
There is an argument that cleaning is not a priority, which when your battling to make money, pay bills and keep the business operating successfully does seem quite valid, but in actual fact, a clean and presentable work place is crucial to not only the happiness of your staff, but to the success of the business, as without a clean work place, things can quickly go downhill.
Businesses need to seriously think about cleanliness due to many reasons, but here are a few of the main ones:
If your staff feel like they are working in a mess, then this affects productivity and moral, as quite simply, no one wants to be in a place that smells or is dirty, which is an obvious statement but a very true one. Clean and fresh workplaces are shown to have a positive impact on staff, which means your business could really benefit from getting clean!
If your customers see your office, shop, pub or restaurant looking shabby, dirty and messy, this reflects on your overall level of quality in their eyes, and whilst this might seem unfair, it is the truth. Whereas a customer that sees a clean and nice place to be, will have a much better attitude towards your company and will be more likely to stick with you.
Health And Safety
By law, your business workplace must be safe to work in, which means that if it is not relatively clean and tidy, then you could be breaking the law. Boxes blocking exits, rubbish piling up, unsafe kitchens, the list goes on, because as an employer you must deliver a safe place to work.
From keeping your fire exits clear if you run a factory, to maintaining a high hygiene standard if you are a restaurant, there are a wealth of requirements set down by the powers that be that mean you must keep your work place, hygienic and a safe place to work.
So, why would you want to use a commercial cleaning company rather than doing it yourself? We asked Lee Keet, the MD of Vapor Clean, a nationwide commercial cleaning company just why their clients use them.
When it comes to juggling the day to day aspects of running a business, it is simply often not viable to then take on the cleaning responsibility as well. Add to this, hiring someone full time also means a load of paper work and considerations, including wages, pensions and employment laws. For some businesses, this works, but some might need cleaning outside of working hours, or they might be seasonal, which means paying someone full time is not a realistic, effective or affordable solution.
Commercial cleaning companies cover pretty much any business, industry or niche, but they are particularly common for:
- Restaurants Or Pubs
- Sports Centres And Facilities
- Village halls
- Hospitals And Care Homes
- Student Accommodation
- Shopping Complexes
Hiring a commercial cleaning company offers a wealth of benefits, and some key reasons why our customers use us is often due to:
Quite simply, a professional cleaning company should get better results than when you try to do it yourself, as they have all the kit, trained professionals and a wealth of experience that money simply cannot buy. Therefore, if you choose the right firm, the results will be simply amazing and worth paying for.
Some of our clients have a small time slot once a week that they have to utilise for cleaning, which means a cleaning company can offer that flexibility to come in when you need them, at the time you need them. Cleaning does not have to affect your day to day operations, which is where a good cleaning company will be flexible to your needs and requirements.
When you take into account the costs of hiring someone full time and compare that to using a cleaning company as and when you need them on a contract basis, you can end up saving a lot of money, as you do not have to worry about all the financial aspects staff can bring, and you don’t need to buy or store your own cleaning equipment.
Long Term Solution
A commercial cleaning company is a long-term solution, working with businesses over many years on the basis that they need them. Some need a cleaner every day, some once a week, some every so often, but no matter how often they are needed, having the right partner really offers a long-term solution to a business’s cleaning needs.