When you own or manage a business, you may assume that you can save money by having your office staff clean and remove the office trash, rather than hiring a commercial office cleaning service. This thinking can be very shortsighted, as there are many reasons to hire a professional company to handle this work for you. Note a few reasons why it's a better decision, and even a more cost-effective one, to have a commercial company clean your office for you.
1. A commercial company has insurance
If someone on your staff is cleaning behind the computers or around the printers and should cause damage or break something, you would be liable for the cost of replacing or repairing it. A commercial company, however, will have insurance that will reimburse you for the cost of replacing or repairing an item or anything that may get damaged while cleaning. The cost of having something replaced or repaired in your office can actually be steeper than the cost of hiring a commercial company, making it a more cost-effective choice in the long run.
2. You're still paying to have someone clean when your staff does the work
It's easy to think that you're not really paying to have your office cleaned when you have your staff do the work, but remember that you're paying your staff for their time no matter what they're doing. Think of how much you pay your office staff per hour and how long it will take them to remove the trash and sponge down the kitchen and you'll see how much you're still paying for office cleaning.
Remember, too, that the time your staff takes to clean up the office is time that they could otherwise be spending on your business. If they're gathering trash, they're not servicing the customer or working on sales presentations. Cleaning the office is not typically an effective way for your office staff to spend their time, and it's still expensive for you to have this done.
3. You decrease your liability
If someone on your staff should be injured while trying to clean, you would be liable for their injuries. You may not think that a person could get injured cleaning, but note that mopping means wet and slippery floors, and dusting can mean getting up on step stools. If an employee slips in the parking lot while removing trash, this could result in injury. A commercial company will have their own liability insurance so they would be responsible for any injuries workers would suffer while on your property.
For more information, contact a business such as Crystal Waters Cleaning Services.Share