Setting up a budget for your business is complicated enough, and it’s even more frustrating to realize halfway through the year that your business is struggling because you didn’t consider something you would’ve been better funding. Unfortunately, this happens all the time with cleaning services. Keep reading to see why early budgeting for cleaning services will help your business remain successful throughout the year.
The benefits of commercial cleaning far outweigh any other arrangements for a cleaning service. Most businesses, especially small businesses, employ internally hired janitors that aren’t necessarily professionals. Instead of dealing with potentially subpar work from people who haven’t been trained to look for the details, a savvy business owner should consider hiring a service that satisfies their needs every time.
Managing your business’s upkeep without the guidance of a commercial cleaning service is a strain on your resources. Not only is it a financial strain—we’ll get to that later—but it takes up precious time, leads to wear and tear on your own equipment, and often takes away from more relevant tasks your employees could be doing. Employees shouldn’t have to do any more cleaning than the standard courtesy of cleaning up after themselves.
Business owners can be so used to handling the tiniest details of every part of their operation and may not realize that it doesn’t have to be such a mental and financial strain. Or if they do come to realize how inefficient it is to handle everything, it’s often too late, and many core operations have started going downhill.
When it comes to cleanliness, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.
Professional commercial cleaning services also, frankly, do a better job of cleaning than your resources ever will. Because they prioritize getting down to the nitty-gritty through deep cleaning, even the simplest of tasks are above-average standards. Not only is there priority given to more hands-on tasks like:
- Disinfecting high-touch point areas
- Carpet extraction
- Scrubbing and buffing
But also smaller things that often go overlooked, such as:
- Replacing light bulbs
- Emptying wastebaskets
Deep cleaning focuses on eliminating built-up grime and attacking it again before it even has the chance to grow again. It may be okay to take the regular cleaning approach when dealing with your home, but you can’t afford to cut corners when you have a business to run.
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We discussed how hiring a commercial cleaning service takes the load off of you in many ways, but it’s time to address just how much of a difference your new budget will make. If you’re not accounting for any cleaning services now, we can safely bet that your current setup is eating away at your funds.
For one, the risks of running an unhealthy work environment are too great. A 2020 study claims that poor health costs employers $575 billion annually. There are many things that contribute to this, but the least a good business owner could do on their part is make sure their work environment isn’t contributing to this number by keeping a clean environment.
Also, any commercial cleaning company worth its salt will be willing to work with you in whatever state to meet your budget desires. If your provider doesn’t offer a customized plan for you where you’re allowed to determine how much or how little you need according to the level of service, you should be looking for other options.
Serving over 200 locations across the Midwest, Carlson Building Maintenance provides top-tier commercial cleaning services. We’ve been in operation since 1959 and can guarantee that with our 98% client retention rate, our services are highly sought after and reliable. Our comprehensive cleaning and janitorial services cater to all kinds of commercial industries, from retail and grocery store cleaning to school and warehouse cleaning.
Ready to sit down and rearrange those Q1 numbers? Contact us for a free consultation.