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Ten reasons why you should hire a professional cleaning contractor

by Sarah Dunsby
27th Apr 22 3:28 pm

With inflation, rising costs and workforce challenges, it can sometimes be difficult to justify extra expense. Yet we consider using a professional cleaner to be more of an investment than an expense.

An investment that can repay the outlay many times over for businesses.

Ten reasons to use a professional cleaner for your business

We’re so confident that professional cleaning contractors are the way to go, we’ll give you 10 reasons we think you should hire one.

1. The right person for the job

When you have a leak, you use a plumber. When your lights are out, you use an electrician. When your office or workplace needs to be cleaned, you should use a cleaner.

A cleaner is a fellow professional with the skills, experience and equipment to get the job done.

2. Saves time and money

This point builds on the right person for the job. A cleaning contractor is usually cheaper than hiring your own cleaner and more efficient than having staff clean alongside their other duties.

The time it takes non-professional cleaners to clean to the same standard, a professional could do two or three times over.

It is very likely more cost effective to use your core staff for the duties you hired them for rather than tasks outside their expertise.

3. Greener cleaning

A professional cleaning contractor will have the knowledge and the tools to perform a much greener clean than non-professionals.

A cleaning company with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification is going to have the training, the equipment and the products to deliver superior cleaning with minimal environmental impact.

As every business is now being held accountable for that impact, using a professional cleaner helps contribute to a much lower impact way of doing business.

4. Higher productivity

A clean workspace is a more productive workspace.

Everything is where it’s supposed to be. Everything will be clean, refilled and ready to go.

All provide less distraction for staff and reduce time wasted in the kitchen cleaning mugs for coffee or cleaning the coffee filter ready for use.

Desks will be clean and ready to use. Keyboards and phones will be hygienically clean and ready to work and staff will have everything they need waiting for them.

5. Ease the return to the office

If the news media is anything to go by, a large portion of the workforce doesn’t want to come back to the office.

Having a professional cleaner keeping your workplace hygienically clean can overcome a significant barrier to that return.

People are understandably still wary of public spaces and being in close proximity to other people. Having a clean office with extra hygiene precautions can give staff the confidence to return.

6. Health and safety

A clean workplace is a safer workplace. Building on the morale aspect above, a clean office is safe in all meanings of the word.

Bacteria and infection can be minimised with regular cleaning.

High traffic areas, kitchens, bathrooms, door handles, keyboards, phones, mugs and areas where bacteria can spread can be hygienically cleaned and made safe.

An obviously clean office will boost morale for sure, but should also reduce infection, illness and accidents.

7.  Professional persona

Cleanliness can have a beneficial impact on how staff and customers perceive your business.

If you keep the workplace in good condition and clean, it’s obvious to everyone that you care and have attention to detail.

Staff will appreciate that as it’s their health you’re looking after.

Clients will appreciate it as it’s a positive sign that you’re invested in your business and that you genuinely care.

8. Reduction in absence through illness

We have touched on this in other points, but it has a specific business benefit that’s worth reiterating.

The average workforce loses hundreds of days to sickness per year. That adds expense, reduces efficiency and puts other staff at risk.

While professional cleaning cannot address all reasons for sick leave, it can minimise most of those you can control.

A cleaner workplace can reduce instances of infection, minimise bacteria and lowers chances of trips and falls due to unclean workspaces.

9. Increased staff loyalty and retention

While we appreciate that cleaning alone won’t keep staff who want to leave, we know that cleaner, happier workplaces retain staff for longer.

If an employer invests in their staff, cares about their wellbeing and provides a clean, safe workplace, that all feeds into how staff feel about their employer.

All other things being equal, staff are much more likely to remain with an employer that cares about their welfare than one that doesn’t!

10. Peace of mind

As an employer, you have a duty of care to provide a clean, safe workplace for staff. You also want to maximise productivity and morale and minimise absence.

These are all things a professional cleaning contractor can help you with.

If all the 9 preceding reasons are taken care of, you can relax with the peace of mind that you’re contributing to a happier, healthier workforce.

While unquantifiable, every office manager or business owner can appreciate just how powerful having one less thing to worry about can be!

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