5 Reasons Why Business Owners Outsource Commercial Cleaning Services

When it comes to an ideal office environment, clean and sanitary are usually two things that come to mind. It would be nice for everyone to be trained on how to properly maintain and clean their work spaces, and actually have the time to commit to cleaning meticulously and take pleasure in the process all at the same time. This just isn’t feasible in the real world. Effective cleaning results can only be achieved by devoting time, effort, and technology into the process. There are so many reasons just like these that convince building owners and managers to outsource janitorial companies, but the top five reasons are as follows:

  1. “It is too costly to employ our own janitorial staff.”

Hire a commercial clenaing comapnyHiring your own janitors is very expensive when you consider all the things that uses up money and time, like: training, wages, health insurance, cleaning equipment and products, overtime, and vacation time. This is a large investment. When you outsource a commercial cleaning and maintenance company, there is only one contract, one point of payment, and way more cost-effective. Many building managers and owners are realizing this secret!

  1. “We lack the technology and the experience to clean effectively.”

This is true. Commercial janitorial companies have the latest technologies and cleaning agents, as ell as the rigorous training and certifications required in the industry. At a good commercial cleaning company, employees are owner operators, meaning they chose the commercial cleaning industry as their vocation and pursued it educationally. This means they are all certified, highly trained, and highly skilled. Be sure this is the case in the cleaning company you choose.

  1. “We just don’t have the time. We need to focus on our business.”

Yep. You shouldn’t have time to clean when you’re in the office. This is the time in which you make your bread and butter. Not worrying about scraping AC ducts and polishing chairs and light fixtures. This is what a professional facility cleaning and maintenance company will do for you. Not just cleaning, but maintenance issues as well. If something is broken, they are certified and licensed to fix it!

  1. “Commercial janitorial companies are affordable and flexible with our changing schedule and cleaning needs.”

Yes! A good professional cleaning company can design a customized cleaning plan just for your company’s specific needs. And you usually work one on one with a project manager that over sees the cleaning staff in your building every day. So not only will a customized plan fit any schedule, it will fit any budget as well, making it way more affordable than hiring your own janitors.

  1. “We find comfort in knowing that everything is up to code, sanitary, and tended-to for us.”

Because the same staff comes every day, or whatever plan or day you choose, they become familiar and kind faces, and almost like part of the family. You will see them every week with smiling faces while they produce the highest quality work possible.\

Outsourcing to a commercial cleaning company is the most cost-effective janitorial cleaning option for your company. If you don’t believe it, ask your colleagues and even your competitors! Then you can see for yourself just how affordable and beneficial hiring a janitorial cleaning service truly is.

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Cleaning & Disinfecting Keeps Employees From Getting Sick

There are those of us that have gone home from work to find out that your son or daughter has gotten sick  from another peer at daycare or school and YOU end up with a cold.  Being sick you still go to work, knowing that there is a potential to spread your sickness to your coworkers but you can’t call in all your sick days for every little cold. This is one of the best reasons why commercial cleaning services and building maintenance are needed in buildings and offices that have many workers.

With routine cleaning and maintenance in place employers can have the confidence that workers will less likely get sick from other workers that are sick and will have higher productivity levels in general.

Routine cleaning by a professional cleaning company is usually more cost effective and thorough at minimizing the spread of viruses versus hiring your own in-house cleaners.  You can get results from a professional cleaning services that make a positive impact for your facility’s environment.

Routine janitorial cleaning includes basic cleaning and disinfecting of floors, surfaces, counters, trash cans, door handles, keyboards and equipment to the owner’s specs as well as trash removal and supplies replenishment for toiletries and trash bags.

Building maintenance  helps keep floors looking new, light bulbs working, walls looking fresh with new paint and other services like snow removal, professional window cleaning and professional pressure washing and more.

By having routine maintenance and cleaning in place a building owner or office manager can achieve a clean disinfected environment for worker efficiency, a more cost effective and more thorough cleaning vs in-house,  and completion of many of the small problem associated with keeping up with the building maintenance and supplies replenishment needed.

Door Mats At Every Door Keeps Your Place Clean Longer

DBS commercial mat cleaningHiring professional cleaners to ensure that your facility stays clean is a smart move, but you also need to know various ways in which you can help maintain the cleanliness in your establishment. This is where entrance mats come in. These mats (also known as walk off mats) come in many different shapes and sizes. If you want your building to stay clean, you need to ensure that there’s an entrance mat at every door.

Advantages of using Entrance Mats

1)   You can’t ask people to take off their shoes.

According to studies by ISSA (the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association), about 80% of all the contaminants affecting any facility comes from the shoes of people in the building. Now you can’t exactly ask your visitors to take off their shoes before they go in any room of the building. By having entrance mats at every door, you ensure that they at least have a way to wipe their shoes before entering and/or walk off some of the debris.

2)   Entrance mats guard your establishment from added dust and mud.

You may not be able to control what kind of dust and mud goes in but having an entrance mat by the door is a way to guard it from the unnecessary. Say for instance the person came from outside where it’s extra dusty. Having an entrance mat allows that person to remove some of that excess dust so that it won’t go inside your building.

3)   You don’t have to worry about rain.

Rain is a nightmare for those trying to keep a certain area clean, because with rain comes wet shoes and muddy floors. If you have an entrance mat welcoming each guest at every doorway, you don’t have to worry about rain and getting your floors all muddy. They can simply wipe their shoes clean and dry before entering.

4)   It can be useful and decorative at the same time.

What some people forget is that doormats don’t have to be plain and ugly. You can be as decorative as you want to be, matching the entrance mat with the decors of your establishment or office or giving your visitors a sneak peek of what they can expect inside. You can even use it as a branding tool by having your logo or company name imprinted on the mat.

5)   It’s a way to minimize slip hazards.

Cleaning commercial mattsAccording to the National Floor Safety Institute in this paper, “more than 3 million food service employees and over 1 million guests are injured annually as a result of restaurant slips and falls.” Clearly, slipping is a danger that’s quite common. With an entrance mat at every doorstep however, you can easily minimize the risk of people slipping as they navigate their way into your building.

6)   You can prevent floor damage.

With well-placed entrance mats, you can also prevent interior floor damage by protecting your floor surfaces. It’s not just the people that you protect from accidents, you protect your facility as well.

7)   It can help you with bacteria regulation.

Some doormats can actually be infused with microbe-killing powers that can help you with bacteria regulation. So not only do you keep your rooms clean as far as your eyes can see, you also keep them clean even on a microorganism level.

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Commercial Cleaning Is Just Cleaning?

In today’s fast paced world, commercial cleaning is a task delegated to companies with people that cover the entire spectrum of diligence and skill.  Cleaning can be a overlooked part of running a business or facility, overlooked until things start to go wrong, like employees getting sick or a lack of cleanliness that customers can see.  Until then, cleaning services can often be viewed almost as a commodity.  The general concept of cleanliness and professionalism is expected, and little more thought is given to the matter until airborne sicknesses begin to spread, or complaints roll in, telling of unsightly blemishes.
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As long as everything is running smoothly, exceptional commercial cleaning services may be regarded as a luxury, a set of excuses to raise prices without adding much value in the cleaning department.

A closer look, however, reveals this way of thinking doesn’t hold up.  Recent studies have shown that cleanliness delivers direct benefits to a business in a myriad of ways, from bringing more sales and making partners and investors comfortable, to raising productiveness among employees who feel comfortable where they work.

There are a few important ways to approach selecting the right commercial cleaning service, that will ensure the most thorough and effective job is done.

Keeping It Together From Within:

A higher standard of cleanliness brings clear internal benefits to any business or institution. The high morale that comes with working or otherwise spending time in an extraordinarily clean space cannot be replicated any other way. The improved employee health and lack of visitor health issues saves money, from a lack of sick days taken to more serious issues for sensitive venues such as hospitals and churches. These benefits come from selecting a commercial cleaning service that values diligence and internal accountability, and will not overlook things that may come back to haunt.


A good cleaning company swoops in and does a job. An exceptional one keeps constant and direct communication with the client. The best cleaning services keep a multiple tiered accountability structure, where the company adjusts to the client’s concerns, and also exercises oversight of its own workers with dedicated managers for each job site. Constant communication between all involved ensures nothing is left overlooked or undone.


Working with a company that understands the most minute differences between floor types and how to approach them for the most effective cleaning, or that makes it a point to be well versed in every regulation governing the different types of buildings they serve, will result in an undeniable difference from an average commercial cleaning company. The best are the ones who take everything they do seriously, and that includes making themselves experts in everything that can come into play in commercial cleaning.

Rigorous Training:

Training is an area that can expose the corners cut by many average cleaning companies. While many will do little more than to simply turn their employees loose,___ The best training program will create a culture at the company, where everyone knows what is expected, and everyone is on the same page. Such a culture, devoid of disgruntled workers common in cleaning and janitorial jobs, will operate like a fine-tuned machine, and allow a client to rest freed of concerns about motivation.

Cleaning is an investment that can protect and even grow a business, church, hospital or other commercial venture. A commercial cleaning service that goes beyond every expectation is one that will help a business in more ways that it may ever be able to count.