Importance of Daily Commercial Clean

Daily Contract Cleaning is more Important than Ever

The government is encouraging workers back to the office, so ensuring the working environment is safe and ready for the return of staff is essential to protect employees and keep offices open.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed all our lives unexpectedly and without warning. Many offices and workplaces closed suddenly and have yet to re-open. However, before staff can be welcomed back, managers who are responsible for the safeguarding of their employees will need to make sure social distancing can be observed, and all measures have been taken to allow staff to be able to carry out their work within the current guidelines.

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Company owners should always look for a company that is established and who have quality control procedures in place. Certain industries will require deep cleaning before opening, followed by daily cleaning once open, as well as ad hoc and specialist cleaning depending on their infrastructure

Regular Cleaning

One of the most important things for employers to consider is the regular cleaning of the working space. Whether it’s a large secondary school which has to manage groups of children moving to different classrooms throughout the day, or a medical facility welcoming new patients daily, or a hotel or restaurant welcoming new guests each week, having a reliable cleaning service will give employees peace of mind.

Quality Control

Company owners should always look for a company that is commercial established and who have quality control procedures in place. Certain industries will require deep cleaning before opening, followed by daily cleaning once open, as well as ad hoc and specialist cleaning depending on their infrastructure. Professional contract cleaners such as Star Commercial Cleaning, are experts in knowing what products need to be used to prepare the working space and will have all the necessary equipment. If employers receive confirmation that either a staff member or a client has been on the premises and subsequently tested positive for the virus, being able to call on a contract cleaning company to provide specially trained staff to manage a deep clean, including office equipment such as computers and furniture, is essential.

Contract Cleaning

Specialist Commercial Cleaning

Today, the cleaning industry is estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of £10bn and employs approximately 820,000 people.

A well debated topic in the facility management world is whether it’s better to have an in-house cleaning operation or contract out the cleaning service. Here, we look at the advantages and disadvantages to contract cleaning. 

Advantage: Cleaning costs
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) estimates that in-house cleaning is, on average, 23% more expensive than contract cleaning services. 

A commercial cleaning company will work within you and your budget to create a service that meets the needs of your facility. Any good commercial cleaning company will pass on ideas on cost-cutting practices, that can reduce your operating costs even further.

Disadvantage: Hidden costs of outsourcing may be too high
One of the main arguments in favor of outsourcing is that it cuts costs, but the reality is not so straightforward. Any analysis must also consider the costs incurred in the procurement of outsourcing contract cleaning, added VAT to services and materials and in the mobilization of the cleaning service, which can all be significant.

Advantage: Efficiency
Hiring and maintaining an in-house cleaning team is very time consuming and inevitable staff issues are sometimes difficult to manage. A professional cleaning company hires and trains its own cleaners, so you don’t have to. They deal with all issues involving the cleaning staff and ensure that appropriate cover for sickness and holidays. This allows you to focus on more important issues, while knowing that your facility will be clean and well taken care of.

Disadvantage: Organizational knowledge
An outsourced employee may not have the same understanding and passion for your organization as a permanent employee. If you are going to use a commercial cleaning company, be sure to ask them how they ensure the same passion for your organization as an in-house cleaner would have. In addition, businesses inevitably have different methods to work, so partnerships can be difficult when these ideas conflict. 

Advantage: Training and expertise
Increasingly, organization are looking for a single contract to manage their buildings requirements provided by just one facility management provider. Cleaning companies can provide a variety of specialty services that may not be available with an in-house cleaning team such as carpet cleaning. Another example is many cleaning companies can provide a range of Facility Management support services rather than just internal office cleaning and external cleaning of windows and signage.  At Star Clean, in addition to our cleaning services we also provide security and reception services.

Disadvantage: Morale
Outsourcing jobs can lead to poor morale in the rest of your organization as it commonly results in the need to reduce staffing levels. If outsourcing is not managed appropriately, it can have a negative impact on remaining employees.