Having a clean office goes a long way in creating a good impression that will always last. In order to retain both your clients and employees, it is important that you go the extra mile to maintain a clean and healthy office environment.
There are definitely various ways of getting this done. Some business owners choose the do-it-yourself (DIY) method while others opt for hiring (and possibly training) their own in-house sanitation manpower. Others prefer contracting a professional office cleaning company. Either way, the job will be done, but which option should you really go with?
The option you choose will always depend on your needs. Each of the options has its own advantages and disadvantages. That you should consider before making a decision.
DIY Office Cleaning
You can decide to do it yourself if you have the time, skill, and equipment required. This is definitely something you can consider if you have a small office, probably less than 500 square feet, and are running on a tight budget.
Employing In-house Cleaners
Here, you carry out interviews, hire and train your own cleaning team. The individuals who will be cleaning are legally considered employees of your company, meaning that you’ll give them contracts. Most businesses rarely do this because it simply translates to running a small cleaning business as part of the larger organization.
However, it is something worth considering if you are operating large office spaces as well as other facilities such as sports arenas, airports, big learning institutions etc.
In general, running your own office cleaning unit might mean convenience but will put more financial pressure on your company.
Hiring an Independent Cleaning Company
This option is something worth considering if you have an office space between 500 and 10,000 square feet. The company you hire has their own trained staff under a payroll.
Before choosing your preferred service, it is important to ask yourself a few questions concerning your budget, office size (in square feet), convenience, and probably the cleaning methods and time suitable for your office.
Looking at liabilities is also something worth considering. Mishaps happen during the cleaning process. Some companies may take the liability, while in some cases, you are left to deal with breakages and other damages that occur during the cleaning process. Keep in mind that sometimes investing in your own cleaning equipment and staff may be an unnecessary cost for one business yet a viable for another one. All in all, there’s no overlooking the importance of a clean office space. At least one of these must be suitable for you.