10 Benefits of Hiring A Professional Office Cleaning Service
With the majority of workers spending around 40 hours each week in their office environment keeping the office clean, and ensuring it is a healthy and safe place to be is of utmost importance to office managers.
While many offices simply choose to rely on its employees to keep the working environment clean and tidy, hiring professional cleaners can make a huge difference and can save your business time and money.
Here’s why contracting your office cleaning out could be one of the best decisions you could make for your office and staff.
The benefits of hiring a professional office cleaner are:
1. Green cleaning
At Swift Office Cleaning Services we are proud to have achieved ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification demonstrating that we are one of the best professional cleaning companies across London, Hertfordshire and Essex. We know how important it is to minimise our carbon footprint as well as understand how our operations impact the environment. With the ISO 14001 certification we are committed to providing green cleaning services and helping our clients be more environmentally friendly too!
2. A more productive workforce
A clean and organised office environment gives employees the freedom to concentrate on their work. Mess, clutter and dirt can be very distracting.
When we conducted our London Office Worker’s Survey we discovered an overwhelming 90% of office workers feel more productive in a clean environment.
An office where no care or attention is taken to ensure things are kept in order can be difficult to work in. It is also more likely that important documents get misplaced or thrown away.
Hiring professional cleaners can ensure that your office runs like a well-oiled machine, and the cleaner your office is the more likely that employees will take care to keep their own personal space organised, desk clear, and documents neatly filed away.
3. Saves time and money
If office cleaning is left to employees to handle amongst themselves the time spent doing so can add up to many hours that are taken out of their schedules which could have been used more productively to improve and enhance the business.
Contracting out cleaning work gives you and your staff peace of mind.
Knowing that you are creating a safe, organised and welcoming working environment means that everyone can get on with their tasks without the burden of having to ensure the office is kept clean. Doing this also reduces potential stress in having to assign cleaning tasks to employees or tension between employees who may deem others as not ‘pulling their weight’ when it comes to keeping the office tidy.
Hiring professionals results in office staff being able to work more efficiently on their own projects – the ones they were hired for in the first place!
4. A healthier environment
Without professional cleaners, it can be so easy to let dirt and bacteria build up. With lots of people cooking, using facilities, eating at their desks and touching surfaces and office equipment it is very easy for germs and bacteria to spread.
A study by office resource provider Hloom discovered that many common office items contain a worrying number of germs. Did you know, for example, that the handle of a coffee pot can carry up to 34 times more bacteria than a school toilet seat? Or that that start button on a copy machine carries 4 times more bacteria than your pet’s food bowl?
The amount of bacteria and germs found in an office environment can make it very easy for illnesses to spread, resulting in increased sick days taken by the team. Our article ‘Office Managers – Do you know how clean your office really is?’ looks in more depth at hygiene in the office and what office managers can do to keep staff safe and healthy.
All our cleaners are professionally trained in sanitation practices helping to ensure your office is hygienic, healthy and germ-free – minimising the spread of germs.
5. Workforce morale improves
Showing your employees that you are willing to invest time and resources into hiring a professional cleaning service demonstrates a commitment to providing them with the best possible working environment.
Employees who feel well cared for are more positive about coming to the office, and are more likely to work harder and feel a greater commitment and loyalty to their job and the business as a whole.
6. Professional cleaners provide experience and expertise
Hiring a reputable professional office cleaning services means you can expect the highest standards of cleaning.
Cleaning staff who are given expert training and have proper experience will know how to make sure your office is not just surface cleaned but cleaned deeply and thoroughly so you know that you are getting a professional job – on every visit.
7. Proper tools and equipment
Professional cleaners are armed with the proper tools and equipment necessary to carry out office cleaning to the highest standard.
Be it environmentally friendly cleaning products or industrial cleaning tools, at Swift Office Cleaning Services, we ensure that our staff are equipped with everything they need to give your office space a thorough clean.
8. Good first impressions
An office which has been professionally cleaned looks notably different to one which has not.
This means that when you have potential new members of staff or important business visitors coming to the office they will have an excellent first impression which will reflect well on your business and you too.
9. A customised cleaning programme to suit your needs
Every office has different cleaning requirements and so by hiring a professional cleaning service, you can make sure you get the office cleaning services you require.
Rather than a standard general clean, or ‘one size fits all’ policy, at Swift Office Cleaning Services we sit down with each and every client to discuss exactly what services they require and when, and then come up with a tailored programme to suit that businesses particular and exacting needs. We offer a range of services from carpet and window cleaning to computer cleaning – all to the highest professional standard, so whatever your needs we can deliver exactly the kind of cleaning your require.
10. A professional contract ensures peace of mind
Signing a contract ensures your cleaners are committed professionals who won’t let you down. We employ experienced cleaners and we visit every cleaning operative in their home to assess their attitudes to the clients they work with and the working environment. They are given regular training including health and safety training which means that you can rest assured all health and safety guidelines are adhered to and all our cleaners are fully insured too for your peace of mind.
You are given a dedicated account manager as one point of contact to handle all your company’s needs and queries. We are proud of our excellent customer service and our clients have come to expect complete professionalism, value for money, and an excellent job each and every time.
The benefits of hiring professional office cleaners are extensive, and here at Swift Office Cleaning Services, we are extremely proud of the service we offer.