Cleaning contractors can be a valuable asset for businesses and individuals who need help maintaining a clean and organised space. They can save time and effort for those who do not have the time or resources to do the cleaning themselves. Additionally, professional cleaning contractors have the expertise and equipment to ensure that a space is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
So, are Cleaning Contractors really worth it?
Our short answer is Yes! One of the biggest advantages of using a cleaning contractor is that they can save time and effort for the business or individual. Instead of having to spend hours cleaning a space, a contractor can handle the task quickly and efficiently. This can be especially beneficial for businesses that need to keep their premises clean and tidy for customers or clients.
Another advantage of using a cleaning contractor is that they have the expertise and equipment to thoroughly clean and disinfect a space. They have access to specialised cleaning products and equipment that are not typically available to the general public, and they know how to use them effectively to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants. This can be especially important in healthcare facilities, where the need for cleanliness and disinfection is critical to prevent the spread of disease.
Isn’t Contract Cleaning Expensive?
Cleaning contractors can be more cost-effective than hiring in-house staff to do the cleaning. They typically charge by the hour or by the job, so businesses and individuals only pay for the cleaning services that they need.
The services of a cleaning contractor may seem expensive, and you may question whether it’s worth it for your business. But remember that outsourcing to a contract cleaning provider will result in no more last-minute searches for a cover-cleaner or having to carry out the cleaning yourself. However, it is also important to do proper research and background checks before hiring a cleaning contractor to ensure they are reputable and have good references.
I already have a cleaner, but they work as an individual. I don’t really want to change cleaners.
If you have a cleaner working for you and they provide a good service, then it does seem rather foolish to change. But Contractors are bound by certain employment laws, whereby they can hire employees under the same pay and terms and conditions. The current TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment) law enables individuals to become employees without any service interruption to your business, or their income.
Before you sign a contract…
Before hiring a cleaning contractor, it is important to communicate your expectations clearly, and make sure that the contractor is able to meet them. This includes establishing clear guidelines for what needs to be cleaned and how often, as well as ensuring that the contractor can provide the necessary cleaning products and equipment.
Cleaning contractors can be a valuable asset for businesses needing help in maintaining a clean and organised space. They can save time and effort, have the expertise and equipment to ensure a space is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and can be more cost-effective than hiring in-house staff. However, it is important to consider the cost and do proper research before hiring a contractor and communicate expectations clearly.
I’m not sure I want to be tied into a Contract.
Taking on a new contract can involve some initial overheads for a cleaning contractor, as there are a lot of factors involved, including allocating or recruiting staff and then training them, which can take time. A contract between you and the contractor will give you certain guarantees, written down and signed by both parties.
To protect you, contracts tend to have an exit clause for poor performance, so that if you are not satisfied with the service level from you cleaning team, then you may be permitted to exit early. However, there may be an improvement notice in place, giving the contractor time to improve the service within a set time limit.
Committing to a long-term contract might seem like a daunting prospect, but the advantages far outweigh any concerns you may have.
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