Does your business currently have an in-house cleaning staff? If you're looking to improve your cleaning services while also reducing your maintenance costs, you may want to consider outsourcing your janitorial services to a dedicated professional cleanup crew. Here are some of the core advantages to transitioning from in-house cleaning to an outsourced solution.
1. Save Money on Your Services
An outsourced service will almost always be substantially cheaper than an in-house service. With an in-house service, you bear the burden of paying for employee wages and benefits. You also have overhead costs, whereas an outsourced service is going to be able to save money by distributing their overhead over multiple clients.
With an outsourced service, you also only need to pay for the time you actually use, rather than a set amount of time that cleaning crews need to work and be on call.
2. Avoid Purchasing and Storing Equipment and Supplies
Cleaning equipment can be expensive and also has to be maintained, repaired, and stored. If you have an in-house cleaning service, you will have to buy all of the equipment and will need to regularly maintain and upgrade them. But your outsourced service will take care of all of this for you and will often have better cleaning equipment than you could likely individually afford.
3. Hire as Many Cleaners as You Need, When You Need
Sometimes a company's cleaning needs may shift. You may need more cleaners after a large event or fewer cleaners when workers are working remotely. An outsourced cleaning service is flexible to your needs, whereas an in-house cleaning crew is going to need to be paid for the same amount of time either way.
If you're going to be scaling your company up, this factor is especially important. An outsourced cleaner gives you the ability to requisition additional cleaning as you need it, rather than relying solely on what you have.
4. Make Sure the Job Gets Done Right, Every Time
An alternative to having a dedicated in-house cleaning crew is to assign in-house cleaning to individual staff members. However, this method can be difficult for employees to keep up with during busy times. You can’t always make sure your employees are performing cleaning tasks on top of their regular day-to-day tasks, nor do you necessarily want for them to be pulled away from their work.
An outsourced service will be dedicated to only your cleaning, getting the job done correctly and on time.
5. Transfer Liability to the Cleaning Crew
When you use a professional janitorial service, liability for cleaning and cleaning-related issues falls upon them and their insurance. This is especially important in industries where cleanliness is more important, such as the medical industry.
6. Have an Emergency Cleaning Service, At the Ready
Emergency cleaning services are distinct from day-to-day cleaning. They require special equipment, cleaning solutions, and skills. If you need emergency clean up for commercial spills or hazards, an outsourced janitorial service will be able to provide it. If you have an in-house cleaner, you may need to hire an emergency cleaning service separately.
7. Get the Entirety of the Cleaning Planning Taken Care Of
As a building manager or business owner, you already have quite a lot to take care of. Outsourcing your janitorial services means you don't need to plan out or monitor your cleaning services — everything will be done for you. This frees up your time to concentrate on other things.
Outsourced solutions are generally more efficient, cost-effective, and capable than in-house cleaners, with the flexibility that a commercial space needs to grow. For more information or to get a quote, contact our expert cleaning crew at Metro Maintainers Building Services.