When you first started out it was totally fine to have your regular employees clean up the office, but now that’s become an inefficient use of resources. Your employees should be doing the work you actually hired them for, not spending their shift sweeping and disinfecting.
So you’ve created a budget for cleaning and decided to hire someone. But are you going to hire an individual or a company?
Individuals are great for cleaning your home, but when it comes to your business, it’s almost always better to hire a company. Here are five reasons why:
1. You don’t have to do as much vetting yourself
A reputable cleaning company will have a strict vetting process for all employees. You will still have to vet the company, but this tends to be an easier process as there’s usually more information available on an actual company. You’ll also only have to do it once, because when somebody leaves the company, they’ll have another person ready to take the job.
2. Companies have standardized training for all employees
You can assume that an individual cleaner understands a variety of cleaning products, but there are millions of products out there. A company will work with a specific set of cleaning products, and all employees will be trained in how to use them properly. This prevents damage caused by using cleaning products on the wrong surfaces.
3. A company is more likely to offer specialized cleaning services
Do you have a lot of expensive equipment that needs regular cleaning? If you want your cleaning service to do it, you’re probably going to need to hire a specialty service. Many companies offer specialized services in a bundle with their regular cleaning service, whereas most individual cleaners only provide general cleaning services.
4. Companies provide insurance
Any cleaning company worth hiring will have extensive liability insurance that covers any theft or damage caused by their employees. They will also be the ones dealing with the WSIB claims if a cleaner is injured while working at your business. This means you don’t have to worry about any of the insurance concerns yourself, giving you some much-needed peace of mind.
5. They can ensure a consistent cleaning schedule
An individual cleaner is only one person, and they can fall victim to all the same things as other people, like illnesses and accidents. And things can happen on your end too. Most individual cleaners also work several houses and may even have other jobs as well, so they might not be able to reschedule at a time that works for you. A company, on the other hand, has many cleaners, and can always find somebody else to fill the spot. This ensures that your business will never go a week without cleaning.