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School Smart: Finding Creative Cleaning Solutions

Hi. I’m Rosemary and I’m in charge of cleaning services for a large university. It really is a challenge. From graffiti on walls to chemical spills in science labs, I ensure that anything unsightly is cleaned up quickly and safely. In the course of my job, I’ve learnt that choosing the correct cleaning service for a task is the key to efficiency. I employ a general services company to do everyday cleaning, however, we regularly hire specialist carpet cleaners and definitely use qualified services for problems like chemical spills. Lots of my family members and friends call me when they have particular cleaning problems in their businesses. I figure that the knowledge I’ve collected over the years could be helpful, so I’ve started this blog. Do let me know if it’s useful and may your surfaces always be bright!

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Why It Pays To Have Your Office Cleaned By Professionals

by Phillip Clark

If you own or manage a company of any sort, no doubt you're looking for ways to cut all the costs you can. This might include taking a second look at your office cleaning company; you may assume you can simply let them go and have your employees take out the trash and occasionally spray down the bathrooms with bleach. While you might assume this will save you money on the job, there are some ways that it actually pays to have your office cleaned by professionals. Consider the following.

1. An outside company will be insured

When an employee of yours breaks something in the office, your insurance may cover the damage but you may have a deductible to meet and your rates may then go up. The cost of replacing a scratched computer screen or dropped printer can be much more than the cost of hiring an office cleaning company that has their own insurance policy. If they were to break or damage something, you could simply make a claim on their insurance, and it wouldn't cost you anything.

2. Having office personnel clean takes time away from your business

If your office personnel is busy taking out the garbage or wiping down the mirrors in the bathroom, this is time they're not serving the customer, balancing your books, or even answering the company phone. You're paying them to do the office cleaning, but they're doing this on company time, which should be spent on real company business. If you were to hire a professional company to handle the cleaning for you, they wouldn't interrupt your business, and you wouldn't be taking time and attention away from your customers and clients or from the business itself.

3. A clean office, done by professionals, improves employee morale

Asking your employees to clean the office is a surefire way to reduce employee morale. They may get irritated at the fact that they're being asked to take out the trash when their job is to answer the phones, or they may resent taking time away from the customers and clients in order to load the kitchen dishwasher or vacuum their own office.

When employee morale suffers, your business suffers as well. They may take their frustration and resentment out on the clients and customers and be less than enthused to speak to them when the phone rings or when it's time to make a sales presentation. You may even see valued employees quit over this imposition. Instead, have a professional company handle the basics of office cleaning so your facility is presentable and your employees are happy to be working for you.

For more information, contact a business such as SKG Pty Ltd.

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