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Commercial Cleaning As a Business, Is It Right for You?

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Take a look in your newspaper, and you will likely find stories about businesses closing their doors after decades of service to consumers. In this economy, you will likely see more of these stories than in previous years. The businesses that are remaining afloat or are even thriving these days are the strong ones with solid business plans, energetic and bright marketing teams and clean, maintained stores or offices. Nobody wants to shop at or do business with a company that does not maintain an organized, clean and tidy appearance. Recently, a national retailer with over a century of experience announced that it was closing over a hundred stores, citing “economic difficulties.” The sad thing is that this particular retailer was a pioneer in the mail order and discount store arena. For whatever reason, the company has allowed its stores to fall into clutter and disarray. Consumers nowadays demand cleanliness and order to the point that they will not spend their hard-earned dollars in a messy store. In today’s competitive market, three compelling reasons for choosing a commercial cleaning company for your business are: retaining happy clients, improving employee productivity, and maintaining a uniform standard of cleanliness.

Let’s start with retaining happy clients. A satisfied and happy client is the backbone of many a business regardless of size. We also know that satisfied clients will talk about their experiences with friends and colleagues, using the old “word of mouth” advertising that businesses all rely on. If a client has a bad experience, they will be sure to talk about this to anyone who will listen. You only get one chance to make a first impression, right? The first step to making that good first impression is to keep the business environment clean and organized. If you don’t bother keeping the restrooms or parking lot clean, you may look like you won’t be careful with the job they are trusting you to do for them. You want your clients to have complete confidence in your abilities and you want to show that you have your act together. Nobody wants to walk into a dirty store, or nail salon, or dry cleaning studio. Clutter and dirt are major turn offs and consumers are definitely willing to spend their money elsewhere if a cleaner option presents itself, even if they need to spend a little more. Next, think about your employees. Most of them have to spend eight or more hours at their job. Whether they enjoy it or not is really besides the point; they have a job to do and they will do it best in a clean environment. If you hire someone to take out the trash, vacuum the floors and clean the restrooms, your employees will feel like you want them to have a safe and sanitary work environment, and they will appreciate it. Also, eliminating these chores from your employee’s to do lists frees them up to do the work you hired them for.

Finally, look at most successful businesses, from burger chains to high-end fashion department stores. They have a standard of cleanliness that often depends on a schedule with specific tasks that must be completed. For example, certain department stores insist that all carpets be vacuumed each night in each of their stores, regardless of how busy or slow they were that day. Trash is taken to the dumpster every day, regardless of how little trash has accumulated. Other businesses have a cleaning crew clean their restrooms each night or at certain times of the day depending on business and traffic levels. By adopting a regular schedule of professional cleaning, your company will start hold itself to a high standard in that area. You may start to notice that your employees will take ownership of their work environment and alert you if rules are not followed. They will expect this cleaning to occur. For example, let’s say the cleaning crew doesn’t come on a night they are supposed to. Instead of letting this go, you or your employees will notice that they cleaning has not been completed and alert someone who can amend this problem. As you can see, a commercial cleaning company is the most efficient and professional way to go. By understanding that the business world is a highly competitive arena these days, you can adjust your actions and thrive and prosper as a result. Consider hiring a commercial cleaning company and watch as your business takes off.