Running a successful business means you always have to think about your bottom line. And that often leads employers to assume they will save money by delegating cleaning tasks to their employees. Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t work as well as you might think. Here’s why today’s businesses should be investing in a professional cleaning service.
A Professional Cleaning Service Helps You Make a Good First Impression
Making a good first impression is essential for customer retention. In fact, most customers are unwilling to return to a business that has given them a bad first impression. Crucially, the overall presentation of your facility is a large part of that first impression.
Muddy floors? Overflowing trash cans your employees haven’t gotten around to emptying yet? A visible spill? Dusty windowsills? You’ve already given your customer a bad first impression.
In contrast, when you hire a professional cleaning service, you can relax, knowing your facility has been thoroughly cleaned. And many professional cleaning services even offer emergency cleanup to deal with situations that can’t wait, like graffiti, large spills, or a COVID outbreak.
Your Employees Want You to Hire a Professional Cleaning Service
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has begun to pay attention to standards surrounding office cleanliness. And that includes your employees. Two-thirds of all employees report feeling that workplace cleanliness is extremely important. And 40% say they would consider changing jobs due to poor cleaning practices.
Furthermore, 62% of employees state that they would feel safer at work if they saw professional cleaning crews working at their place of employment. Knowing your facility is being professionally cleaned gives your employees the peace of mind they need to feel comfortable coming to work.
Investing in a Professional Cleaning Service May Lower Absenteeism
This year, you don’t only have to worry about COVID keeping your employees out of the office. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu are running rampant, too. And both RSV and flu can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces.
Investing in a professional cleaning service takes the burden of cleaning contaminated surfaces off your employees, who likely don’t have the training they need to safely clean them. Plus, a professional cleaning service has the tools and supplies to more thoroughly disinfect your facility, giving you and your employees a healthier environment in which to work.
Your Employees Can Focus On Their Jobs Instead of Cleaning
While some employers think that delegating cleaning tasks to their employees saves money, pulling your employees away from their jobs adds up to significant losses in productivity. All the hours your employees spend cleaning each week could instead be spent focusing on the jobs you hired them to do.
Additionally, research has shown that employees are more productive and more satisfied with their jobs when their work environments are clean. A cleaner facility also lowers stress, and that alone can boost productivity and lower workplace conflicts. So when you invest in a professional cleaning service, you also create an environment that allows your employees to shine.
Would you like to learn how partnering with Presidential Service Industries can help your business thrive? Contact us today!