Four Reasons to Outsource Your Cleaning
On any normal day, keeping your office and premises clean and hygienic probably falls at the bottom of your list of priorities. But, let the janitors stay at home for a few days and you will suddenly know the value of cleaning. Litter, dust, dirt, grime, and stains have a habit of appearing as if out of nowhere. There is simply no running away from them. Ignore them and your office will begin to look like a garbage dump in no time. Most offices have in-house cleaning and maintenance staff members to do the job. While they may be doing their job satisfactorily, it may actually be better to outsource it to a commercial janitorial company.
Here are Four Reasons to Outsource Your Cleaning:
1. Outsourcing Cleaning is More Cost-Effective
At first glance, having an in-house cleaning department makes sense. You will only need a small number of janitors who will be at your beck and call all day. But, look at the bigger picture. Having a permanent cleaning staff means having to pay additional salaries. And, that’s not all. There may be additional expenses, including hiring expenses, Social Security, Medicare, life insurance, health coverage, paid leave, compensation for injuries, and a 401(k) savings plan. Again, that’s not all. You will have to provide them with a physical space (a separate room out of which they can operate), furniture, and cleaning equipment and materials. You may even have to provide them with a computer and telephone.
Now, compare that with outsourcing the job to a commercial janitorial company, iNX Building Maintenance Solutions. Apart from the payment for the service rendered, you won’t have to worry about any of the costs associated with having a permanent cleaner on the payroll. You won’t have to pay salaries and benefits. You won’t have to have a separate space. You won’t have to contribute to Social Security, Medicare, and 401(K). Thus, outsourcing your cleaning can be much more cost-effective than having an in-house cleaning staff.
2. It Allows You to Focus on Your Core Business
Cleaning is not the core part of your business. It’s one of those mundane but essential tasks and one that probably falls at the bottom of your list of priorities. Most of us are so used to taking it for granted, we don’t even give it a minute’s thought on most days. But, that is only until dust and litter begin to appear everywhere. Then, it suddenly becomes the number one priority. Having to deal with cleaning daily is a waste of time and resources — especially if you require a large cleaning department. That’s not why you are running your business.
Outsourcing the cleaning job to iNX Building Maintenance Solutions takes the load off your back. The employees will arrive at the agreed upon time, work for the agreed upon number of hours, bring their own cleaning equipment and materials, do their job quietly and leave. Most of the time, you may not even be aware the company is there. Often, the only sign the employees are doing their jobs will be a spick-and-span office. Thus, hiring a commercial cleaning company allows you to focus on your core business.
3. Reduces Liability and Insurance Costs
Accidents and injuries at the workplace are a fact of life. Every year, about 5,000 fatal accidents and nearly 3 million nonfatal accidents take place in workplaces in the United States. A big percentage of these accidents are categorized as “slip and fall,” which are caused by wet and slippery floors. Because their job requires them to work on the wet floor and dangerous surfaces, cleaners are more likely to slip and fall than any other workers. Every time a worker gets injured, it means money down the drain. When your employees get injured at work, you will be expected to pick up the medical bills and pay for the damages. If they are permanently disabled, you may find yourself looking at a hefty compensation to be paid to them. Insurance helps, but insuring employees for injuries and damages costs a lot of money.
Outsourcing the cleaning job to a iNX frees you from this obligation. The employees of the cleaning company are not your employees. You are not responsible for their welfare and injuries. You do not have to provide them insurance and compensation. That is entirely the responsibility of their employer. Thus, you can transfer the liability and insurance costs of the cleaning staff to the cleaning company.
4. You Can Include Building Maintenance and Related Services in the Contract
One of the benefits of outsourcing the cleaning job to iNX is you can include building maintenance and related services in the contract. Building maintenance consumes a big chunk of time, money, and resources. This includes mundane and time-consuming tasks, such as carpet cleaning, HVAC, power washing, all of which are essential for keeping the office building clean, healthy, hazard-free, and functional. Hiring separate contractors for each type of maintenance work can be expensive and time-consuming. Dealing with several different contractors can take a lot of time and sap your energy, especially if they are not doing a satisfactory job.
Commercial cleaning companies often offer building maintenance as part of their overall services. Grabbing the offer will solve a lot of problems. To begin with, you won’t have the hassle of having to deal with several contractors, which saves a lot of time and headaches. The total cost of taking cleaning and building maintenance services in a single package can be significantly lower than hiring separate contractors for each job. Also, the cleaning companies have highly trained and experienced workers on their payrolls who will do the job given to them with perfection.
Thus, outsourcing your cleaning jobs to a commercial company is more advantageous than having an in-house cleaning department.