Although we will discuss financial costs to some extent in this post, we will mainly be focusing on the types of services and benefits you will enjoy by investing in regular office cleaning.
Now, before we begin we would like to emphasize the importance of having a clean and safe office for your employees to go into every day. We realize that many people are currently working from home but when things do go back to normal, you will want to be diligent about keeping your office, not only free of debris, but properly sanitized.
Recommended Read: How to Keep Your Office Clean and Safe During an Outbreak
What Type of Services Will an Office Cleaning Company Provide?
The services offered from company to company vary. At MC Janitorial, we offer the following regular services, including:
- Bathroom cleaning services, including cleaning of sinks, toilets, and urinals with high sanitation standards
- Vacuuming in all areas
- Office waste disposal
- Break room and kitchen area cleaning and sanitation
- Cubicle cleaning
- Window cleaning
- Blind cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning and sanitation
- Deep inspections to identify hidden dirt and grime
- Medical office cleaning services
You can pick and choose the services that you want. Our specialized equipment and professional team eliminate unsightly areas and make sure that areas are truly clean. Because we offer customized cleaning plans, it is hard to put one specific price on our services. If you are interested in getting an estimate on how much our services will cost, click below for an estimate!
How Investing in Office Cleaning Services Pays Off
1. You Get a Team of Professionals
You may be a clean freak but bringing in the right professional cleaning company means that you get a team of people who are well-versed in how to effectively sanitize all areas and ensure that your office space is actually clean. A dedicated cleaning company’s sole priority is to ensure that your space is spotless and sanitized.
Keep in mind that not all cleaning companies are created equal and some will only perform the most basic cleaning activities, miss spots, forget to clean toilets, etc.
A crew like the one at MC Janitorial is trained and certified to meet basic protocols for infection control before and after a disease cycle in commercial environments. We use special UV lights to check out work and ensure that the areas of your office not only look clean to the naked eye, but are free from germs.
Our specially trained team is here to help you deal with all those problematic cleaning issues that are detracting productivity.
2. Save on Time and Improve Productivity
You are busy and your workers are busy. Between meeting with clients, preparing reports, and everything else relating to your business, you don’t have time to thoroughly clean your office space. Many invest in office cleaning services to save time and still enjoy the benefits of a clean and safe work environment.
Your employees will also appreciate coming into an office space that is clean and healthy every week. Poor air quality is obviously a risk to human health.
In an office, the air may be contaminated with particles and those particles are then continuously circulated by the AC system.
Harvard research revealed that poor indoor air quality leads to a significant drop in productivity and decreases cognitive function.
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3. Employees Will Take Fewer Sick Days
Have you ever had one employee get the flu and then half of the office ended up being sick? When an office space isn’t properly cleaned and sanitized, it becomes a breeding ground for viruses and germs.
Even if your policy says that employees need to stay home if they are sick, many ignore this and come in sick to avoid missing work. They then move through the office and spread the virus by touching various surfaces. Regular, professional cleanings are an important factor in keeping your employees healthier and can help reduce the spread of the latest virus.
In addition to having your office deep cleaned regularly, the CDC recommends sanitizing desktops, doorknobs, faucets, light switches, and phones on a daily basis. You should also provide your employees with sanitation wipes and have hand sanitizer stations set up in multiple places in the office to prevent sickness from spreading.
4. Leave a Professional Impression on Clients and Build Positive Business Relationships
If a client or customer walks into your office space for the first time and sees dust and grime, do you think that they will want to do business with your company? Probably not.
Having a sparkling clean office space is a matter of professionalism and shows that you care about your company. If your office space is neglected, the client may think that you will neglect them too.
You can ask your employees to make sure they dispose of trash, put their dishes in the breakroom dishwasher, and keep their desks tidy on a daily basis in addition to having your space regularly deep cleaned for best results.
Recommended Read: What a Messy Office Says About You and Your Business
5. Long-term Savings
No matter what size the firm is, businesses do not want to spend a portion of their budget on replacing stained upholstery or carpet. Having a professional cleaning company come in regularly to perform stain removal, clean dirt and remove debris from the fabric or carpet can keep you from having to spend significant amounts on replacing these items.
6. More Storage Space for Supplies
By hiring an office cleaning crew that brings their own cleaning supplies, you free up storage space in your utility or supply closet. You will have more room for files, documents, office supplies, and/or electronic devices so you won’t have to pay for storage off-site.
Now, you should have a few things on hand for daily cleaning tasks but you can keep these supplies minimal and let them live in the breakroom cabinet.
7. Reduced Liability Risks
Asking your employees to mop the breakroom or bathroom floor could potentially cause slips and falls that you will be liable for. With a professional cleaning crew, you remove the risk of injuring your employees. Our cleaning crew knows how to stay safe while cleaning and always works with safety and precaution.
8. Get Access to a Professional and Environmentally-friendly Clean
On top of the obvious advantages to employees like higher productivity and less sick days, hiring a Green-certified cleaning company like MC Janitorial is also a good choice for the environment. Environmentally-friendly cleaning is not just about using products that do not harm the environment; it includes using specific cleaning equipment and procedures that many not in our industry are unaware of.
Some more traditional cleaning products may also irritate an employee’s respiratory system or cause rashes – something you definitely do not want to risk. Companies that are certified and use green cleaning products and equipment also utilize green cleaning training programs that focus on safety practices, such as the proper handling, disposal, and storage of cleaning materials.
Recommended Read: Why You Should Employ Green Office Cleaning Services
9. Schedule Around Regular Business Hours for Limited Disruption
Most businesses want their cleaning company to come in after all meetings are over, clients have said their goodbyes, and employees have clocked out for the day. This limits disruption and distraction in the workday. If you have your employees clean areas of the office during the workday, it can throw them off or leave them in a bad mood as they are being taken away from their job responsibilities.
Cleaning companies like MC Janitorial will work with you to create a cleaning schedule based convenience and your needs. If you don’t want vacuums running at 3pm on a Friday, you definitely will not hear vacuums running at 3pm on a Friday.
If there is a conflict in your regularly scheduled appointment, just call and let us know! We will work with you to find a day and time that works better for that service.
10. Save by Not Having to Buy Cleaning Equipment
Cleaning equipment, especially environmentally-friendly, professional cleaning equipment can get pretty expensive. By hiring a professional cleaning company, you won’t have to worry about buying a giant vacuum or carpet shampooer – we already have all of that and more!
Now, we know what you might be thinking, “If I invest in cleaning equipment this one time, I can save money by not paying a regular cleaning crew.”
When comes down to it the cost of that initial investment, plus maintaining the equipment, and the time and effort you put in to clean your office yourself will probably cost you significantly more time and money than hiring a team of professionals.
Our team of cleaning experts offer comprehensive commercial cleaning services to help you keep your office spotless and sanitized. Our team will coordinate with you to learn more about your facility and your needs. After we learn more about your company, we will design a cleaning strategy that will address your unique requirements.
MC Janitorial is a KCMO Small Local Business Enterprise, a Women Business Enterprise (SLBE/WBE) and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach cleaner in the state.
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