Every small business faces an important decision at certain points in their career: “should I outsource, or do it myself?”
The decision isn’t always an easy one, but when it comes to janitorial services, the benefits usually outweigh the costs.
A professionally cleaned office space sends a message to every prospective customer, employee, and visitor. It tells them something about your business – you are organized, stable, and reliable. You care enough to do the job right and you don’t cut corners.
An office with emptied wastebaskets, clean floors, and sanitized bathrooms tells your employees about the level of professionalism you expect.
Focus on Your Business
If you have a small office you could assign an employee to handle maintenance tasks, but you probably didn’t hire that person for their cleaning skills. The time the spend on janitorial tasks would be better spent doing the job you hired them to do.
You could do the job yourself. After all, who cares more about the reputation of your business than you do? But your time would be better spent growing the business, managing operations, and doing all those things that only you can do.
Professional Quality and Efficiency
Commercial cleaning services use professional-grade equipment and supplies that allow them to do a better job in less time. If environmental impact is important to you and your business, many janitorial services offer environmentally friendly products and cleaning methods in addition to more commonly used chemicals.
Are Commercial Cleaning Services Cost Effective?
Cost effectiveness varies by business, but if you are facing the choice between doing the cleaning yourself or hiring a commercial cleaning service, consider the time and resources it would take to buy cleaning supplies, clean your business space, and store all of the equipment you’ll need. Then consider what other tasks you could do during that time. Depending on the nature of your business, adding a single new client could bring in more than enough to pay for the cost of a janitorial service.