As a small or medium sized business owner, it’s vital that you take good care of your facilities and invest in a regular cleaning regime to both maintain your premises to the highest possible standards, and to reduce the spread of diseases and illnesses such as the common cold and even COVID-19. Below, we’ve rounded up some cleaning tips to help.
Invest in a professional
Although it can be tempting to cut corners and try to clean your business premises on your own, the truth is that you should hire a professional who can dedicate their time to cleaning and maintaining your premises. It’s so easy to skip a day cleaning the toilets or rush the job so you can get home on a Friday afternoon, but if you’re not rigorous or consistent with your schedule, you could cause unnecessary illness. If you don’t have the capacity to hire a part or full-time cleaner for your business, consider investing in facilities management services.
Morning and evening cleans are best
Larger organizations should invest in ongoing cleaning throughout the day, but smaller businesses can get away with having their retail space or office premises cleaned once per day on a morning or an evening. Doing so at these times not only reduces distractions from your cleaning team but ensures that your office is sanitized every 24 hours before the next working day. Topping up weekday cleans with a Sunday evening clean could be beneficial.
Investing in supplies is key
Another area where businesses often try to cut costs is in choosing the cheapest supplies and equipment for cleaning – after all, customers aren’t going to see that you’re being a cheapskate, right? But choosing the cheapest supplies could mean that you’re missing out on protection, or that your staff have to use more supplies to get the job done. Take toilet paper, for example – if it’s thin, you use much more of it. You just can’t put a price on quality!
Schedules and logs add transparency
Finally, consider investing in cleaning schedules or logs which can help to demonstrate to your customers and staff that you’re taking care of their health and wellbeing. Placing a chart on the back of a toilet door, for example, and asking your cleaners to sign it once they’ve performed a clean or spot-check, can add transparency and also make staff more accountable. Now more than ever, consumer attitudes towards hygiene cannot be ignored.
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