When to Outsource to a Professional Commercial Cleaning Company
December 4, 2020 | AUTHOR: Tammy Wright
If you’ve been thinking of outsourcing your workplace cleaning to a professional commercial cleaning company, there is no time like the present. In addition to being cost-effective and making it easier on your own team, professional commercial cleaning companies like Office Pride can bring in expertise, lower liability and boost the morale and health of your employees.
What expertise do cleaning companies have?
Just as your staff brings expertise to their work, so do professional cleaners. Commercial cleaning companies train their teams in the best practices and newest technology in cleaning to ensure they do a thorough and efficient job. Additionally, we are all still battling the pandemic, and commercial cleaning companies have the chemicals necessary to disinfect high-touch surfaces and training in the proper way to use them. They observe manufacturers’ “dwell times,” which is the time that a disinfectant must sit on a surface to kill germs and is a critical component of disinfecting. They follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Additionally, professional cleaning companies have systems in place, like using color-coded cloths, to avoid cross-contamination between restrooms and other areas. Many of them have also invested in new technology such as electrostatic sprayers and misters. Electrostatic sprayers more easily and efficiently disinfect common areas, personal spaces and hard-to-reach corners and crevices, which is critical to reducing the risk of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses.
How do professional cleaning companies lower your liability?
Janitorial work carries risks, especially for those cleaning crews who have not been trained in the proper way to use personal protective equipment (PPE) or chemicals used in disinfection. Let professionals handle your office cleaning, rather than putting your staff or customers at risk, to ensure everything is cleaned correctly and safely. Reputable commercial cleaning companies carry their own liability insurance, perform background checks on personnel, are trained in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and keep Safety Data Sheets on all products on-site. The cleaning crews will work around your schedule to meet your unique needs.
Additionally, due to the pandemic, supplies of disinfectant and PPE have become harder to find. Commercial cleaning companies obtain supplies from their vendors, which helps ensure an ample and timely supply of the best and safest chemicals or PPE. You can even buy supplies of those chemicals and consumables directly from your commercial cleaning company, in many cases.
How will outsourcing keep employees healthy and happy?
Returning to work in a clean environment can help improve productivity by boosting morale and reducing illness. The rapid spread of the coronavirus has prompted heightened awareness among us all regarding the importance of disinfecting high-touch areas.
Professional commercial cleaners know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting – and the benefits of each. Cleaning removes dirt that you can see, such as dirt on the carpet or floor, dust on a desk, etc. It’s no longer enough to make an office look clean; it needs to be thoroughly and regularly sanitized to remove the dirt and germs you do not see. Routine disinfection, especially in high-touch areas, helps to reduce the number of germs that can make people sick. Additionally, disinfectants do not work as well on surfaces that haven’t been cleaned first, so it’s not enough to simply wipe down countertops occasionally with a disinfectant wipe.
Healthy employees take more pride in their work, and they take fewer sick days. It’s worth it to outsource office cleaning to a professional commercial cleaning company to give your team peace of mind and keep them safe.
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services provides high-quality cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting services to contribute to a healthy, clean workplace for employees and customers. Check out Office Pride’s franchise locations or call 888-641-2310 to request a free custom quote for your cleaning and disinfecting needs.