As a business owner, you must manage your budget well and ensure that your facility is properly cleaned. Sometimes, this process can be frustrating, as costs can build up and you may have difficulty finding the right service. We have some tips for you on how to reduce the costs of commercial office cleaning and bring you a little peace of mind.
Get Rid of Clutter
The first and easiest step to take is cleaning up a little yourself. Make sure to pick up a little before the end of each day, and encourage your employees to keep their desks neat and tidy. Place trash cans in areas that are easily accessible, but try not to put too many in your building as a whole. Emptying trash takes time that may be better served in deep-cleaning other areas of your workspace.
Also, to prevent dust and dirt being tracked throughout your place of business put mats at each entrance to your facility. Rugs in other areas of your building will also help since they add another layer of protection for your floor.
Upgrade Your Cleaning Equipment
If you’re using old and outdated devices, you might be getting a worse quality clean than you need. Don’t choose vacuums and mops because they are inexpensive. In this instance, you should be more willing to splurge in order to have an item that is actually durable and will last for a reasonable amount of time.
A cheap vacuum cleaner simply won’t catch as much as a Roomba that’s programmed to go from room to room and swivel around surfaces, just like a mop that you wring out by hand is harder to physically use than a Swiffer in a single room. Think about the demands of your business space and choose an option that’s within your budget but still of good quality.
Taking care of the environment can also help you take care of your wallet. When you go green, you are potentially protecting your employees’ safety. Many green products keep their eco-friendly status by avoiding the harsh chemicals used by other brands. This protects your workers’ respiratory systems from toxic fumes and means that they are more easily able to clean without damage to their health.
You may also be able to use fewer products by choosing them wisely. Many natural options can work in multiple ways or areas, meaning that you save money by having to purchase less. A large amount of one product can take the place of three items you would have bought before. You also have the peace of mind knowing that you are being environmentally friendly–a bonus in itself!
The best way to avoid human error is to use technology instead. Automated vacuums won’t cut corners or hurry up to finish some tasks so that they can get to others. Items like the Roomba mentioned earlier are programmed specifically to fulfill their cleaning purpose, and they are guaranteed to do a good job or refund your money.
While they may seem pricey, the cost reflects their quality. They will also speed up the time it takes to clean your room or floor. In addition, every section that a piece of automated equipment cleans is one less that you have to pay an employee or professional to care for in person.
Choose Services Wisely
What commercial cleaning services do you need to pay for, and which things can you do yourself? You may find that asking your employees to keep their own desks clean makes more financial sense than paying someone else to do it.
You may also be paying for services that you simply don’t need. For example, if you have an automated vacuum cleaner, then you won’t require someone else to come vacuum behind the job that has already been performed. Also, if the trash cans don’t fill up every day, they may only need emptying every other day. Make sure that you aren’t wasting employee time and your own resources with unnecessary tasks.
Buy in Bulk
There’s a reason why businesses love using stores like Sam’s Club or Costco: buying in bulk is often the most financially-friendly option. You know that you will be using a large amount of this product, no matter how big or small your actual commercial property is. Buying in bulk saves you time going to the store and is also a smart investment over the course of the year.
After all, buying five individual hand soaps costs more than buying one initial container of soap and a huge refill bottle that will provide you at least four full refills. The same concept is at work here.
If you purchase a bulk container of your eco-friendly cleaning solution, you will save more money than a business owner who only buys what they need specifically when they need it, opting for harsher chemicals out of a desire to save money in the short term. Just make sure that you have enough storage space for your larger materials!
Hire a Professional
The best way to make sure something is done well and efficiently is to seek professional help to do it. This action both saves your employees time and ensures that you get the best value for the money you spend on cleaning service.
When you are ready to look into professional cleaning services, make Allied Facility Care your first choice. We have over 25 years of experience with commercial cleaning and will use our expertise to make sure that the state of your business holds up to the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation. Contact us now to get a free quote!