Do You Need Office Cleaning?
How to decide whether professional office cleaning is for you and your business.
We’ve all been there. It’s 9am Monday morning, you walk into your office to begin the working week and the remnants of last week’s office clutter are staring back at you. Used coffee mugs, scattered stationery and a seemingly never-ending scrap paper trail all dominate your once-spotless workspace. Your desk’s been hit by what looks like an admin super-storm and you decide that yet again it’s time to put the marigolds on.
Cue heavy groaning and an immense amount of willpower. But ask yourself, “Does cleaning my office really make the best use of my time?” If the answer to that question is a categorical ‘no’ then we suggest you read on as this article was written for you!
What you need to consider:
OK, so you’re thinking about hiring an office cleaning company to help you manage and clean your office space – but, what do you do next?
We took a small survey with our first time office cleaning customers to see what concerned them, and here are a few queries that came up consistently:
- Why should I hire an office cleaning company?
- Is cleaning my office the best use of mine and my staff’s time?
- How much time, if any, should I allocate to cleaning my office each week?
- How often should I clean my office?
- What about the security of handing over my office keys to another company?
- Where can I find the right company that fits all my needs?
The answer to all of these questions is quite simple; you don’t need to worry about any of it. A good office cleaning company will handle everything for you, performing as a specialised extension of your own team.
Of course there is, and always will be, a lot to consider here. Deciding whether or not you really need to employ an company to clean your office is no easy task. That’s why we’ve come up with a guide to help you decide whether or not office cleaning if for you and your business.
“Why Should I Hire an Office Cleaning Company?”
If you own or manage an office we’re sure you’ll be aware that first impressions your customers, clients and even employees get when they walk through your doors define what they think of you and your company.
Ask yourself if you’d feel comfortable knowing that people will judge you and your business based on the condition of your office, and what would they think if your office wasn’t in tip-top condition? If you don’t have the time to consistently clean your office to a professional standard, then perhaps it’s time you considered hiring an office cleaning company.
You may also find that you don’t have enough time on your hands to be able to keep control of all the cleaning that needs to be done. After all, it’s just another mundane task to add to your ever-growing list of responsibilities that sap time and energy from your working week, isn’t it?
One last thing to consider is whether or not you’re doing it right. Sounds obvious really but hiring a professional office cleaning company can prevent any long-term and/or large-scale damage due to lack of proper cleaning. If you’ve opted to clean your office by yourself, or delegated it to your staff, it’s quite likely that cleaning issues will only be dealt with once you see that there is a problem. A professional cleaning company will know exactly how to keep on top of things, how to manage the daily, weekly and monthly tasks to prevent and maintain the cleaning standards in your office.
What will an office cleaning company do for my business?
Well, honestly the list goes on and on. Most good office cleaning companies will build a bespoke quote based around your offices’ requirements whether it’s a daily lavatory clean, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, daily office cleaning, removing rubbish bags, dusting, buffing hard surface floors and even a weekly laundry service.
If you can think of it, it’s probably do-able. Request a free quotation online or call our team today on 01279 413 641 to discuss how we could help you.
What are the benefits of hiring a professional office cleaning company?
By now we hope that you’ll agree that hiring assistance in cleaning your office is a good, if not great, idea. Here are some of the largest benefits that you, your staff and your business will gain by doing so:
- Time, and lots of it. Our customers agree that by outsourcing the cleaning of their offices they have freed themselves from the duties of cleaning their workspaces.
- Peace of mind – knowing your office is a healthy clean environment.
- You will work in a building that looks and smells great. It’s been said that a clean office equals a happy office, and we couldn’t agree more.
- High quality cleaning managed by a professional and experienced team.
- Sends a positive message to those visiting your premises.
- Keeps your workforce motivated and organised.
- Saves money as you won’t have to employ a full-time member of staff to clean.
How much does office cleaning cost?
As you would imagine the cost will vary depending on the size of your premises and the number of hours required for the daily clean. Most companies will quote an hourly rate – beware – if the cleaning company only gives an hourly rate without visiting your premises they may not be addressing your complete cleaning needs. A written proposal and cleaning specification outlining your cleaning requirements will ensure you achieve the required results for a cleaner, smarter office.
We hope that these questions support you in your research for an office cleaning supplier. If you would like to speak with us please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01279 413 641 and we would be happy to talk to you and answer these questions.
We are the trusted London office cleaning company for many prestigious clients and growing businesses across London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent. Established over 30 years ago, we are proud of the long-standing relationships we have with our customers and services we provide.
By Katie Ashwood, Sales Manager