Office Cleaning Advice

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Commercial Cleaning

Many businesses think that outsourcing their commercial cleaning needs can be very costly but often overlook the benefits a professional cleaning company can offer. When you weigh up the pros and cons you can soon find that the benefits far outweigh any disadvantages. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why businesses choose to outsource:

Increased Standards of Cleanliness

There is a misconception that cleaning is cheaper and more effective to do in-house such as employing someone in your team directly, but when it’s not their main job things often get missed or the attention to detail is lacking. It may look ok at first glance but on closer inspection, you can find that it just doesn’t quite hit the mark. Investing in a commercial cleaning company will save you money in the long term by delivering a much higher standard of service and better efficiency, leaving you and your team time to focus on what’s important. Outsourcing also reduces the need to factor in employee training, holiday and sickness budgets and any employee benefits you may offer.

The right chemicals and equipment provided

When working with a professional cleaning company like Sparkle Cleaning there’s no need to worry about supplying your own cleaning chemicals and equipment as this is provided within the service provision. Not only that, you can rest assured that the chemicals provided by your cleaning company will be higher quality and suitable for the job at hand – rather than the standard shop-bought cleaning products that you would typically use at home.

Subject matter experts

Another advantage of outsourcing is that when working with a professional cleaning company, you’re in good hands. They are professionals – subject matter experts and while you may think that anyone can do a cleaning job you might just be surprised at the training that goes into a professional service to ensure that standards are seamlessly delivered and maintained.

Outsourcing your cleaning service moves insurance liabilities to your cleaning provider

Have you ever thought about the cost implications if something goes wrong? If you employ directly and your team member uses the wrong chemical which results in a damaged work surface for example, you are liable to foot the bill. Outsourcing your cleaning services moves the liability and insurance costs from you to your commercial provider. That’s a weight off your mind, right?

Sparkle Cleaning actually works with a client that specifically moved their cleaning provision for this very reason. A large office building used to employ three in house cleaning staff, which ultimately cost them thousands of pounds in damages when one of the team used an incorrect cleaning product on some vinyl flooring. This resulted in large white smears all over the vinyl across all of the kitchens and bathrooms over four floors of the building. The chemical they had used damaged the surface and unfortunately couldn’t be saved so the floors had to be replaced. 

The mistake ultimately came down to not enough training and a lack of understanding of the chemicals and equipment. While it was a genuine mistake, it was very costly and the client quickly learned their lesson and decided to outsource to a professional cleaning company. The existing team were TUPED over to Sparkle Cleaning and provided with comprehensive training. They were also given all of the proper COSHH and safety data sheets for the chemicals as well as simple checklists to work to. The team is now more efficient with their time and have ultimately saved the client a lot of money.

Regular auditing

If you currently manage the cleaning of your business in house, ask yourself how often do you audit and review standards? Do you know who is responsible for completing these audits and what kind of things to look for that can indicate how well your cleaners are performing? With a professional cleaning service, you should have regular audits and Sparkle Cleaning complete these a minimum of once per month as standard.

First impressions

Professional cleaning services from Sparkle Cleaning will allow you to wow your customers and clients each and every time they step foot in your premises with consistently high standards of cleanliness. We understand the importance of a clean work environment and the lasting impression this makes. After all, you can only make a first impression once and it takes as little as seven seconds to form a lasting opinion that can be hard to change if it’s not the impression you wanted to leave.

Professional services custom made for you

Sparkle Cleaning will work with you to understand your business and your needs to create a custom solution to suit you. It’s our priority to make your life easier; we’ll take care of the cleaning so you don’t have to worry about it and can focus on what you do best.

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It’s simple to get a quote. Just choose a time and a day that suit you, and we’ll meet you at your premises to discuss your exact requirements. After that, our straightforward, flat-rate pricing structure means we’ll be able to give you a definitive cost quickly.

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