Businesses are looking at every penny spent and minimizing the amount they are willing to spend on cleaning and disinfecting their facilities. That mentality that not only affects their image, but the health and welfare of their employees. Sick employees aren’t nearly as productive as well employees, and increases in absenteeism definitely impacts the productivity in any work environment.
It is also short sighted to think that cutting back on the frequency of cleanings is the answer! Reducing the weekly cleanings from 5 nights to 3 nights won’t work if nobody is doing anything in between those visits. That only results in the professional cleaning company having to charge more per each of the three weekly visits than they were charging per each of the five weekly visits. To say nothing of the overall drop in the facility appearance after the nights when nobody touched the toilets, sinks, or restocked the toilet paper and paper towels.
Building managers can be reluctant to have us clean the windows, but want everything else to look pristine, which is kind of like wrapping a diamond ring in used meat cellophane! Drive up to a building and notice the windows……..all it takes is some inclement weather combined with a road construction project in the area to ruin the first impression of a building! And it may indicate that the business isn’t as successful as they would have you think.
So what can be done to cut costs and yet maintain the clean and professional appearance? Coming up in the next few weeks I will share how we “partner” with our customers to save them money!