If you’re a small business owner, you may be used to doing everything yourself – including sweeping up at night and taking out the trash. But that’s not always the best use of your time and energy. Here are three signs it’s time to hire a professional janitorial service for your small business.
Sign #1: Keeping the place clean is not your top priority on any given day.
As much as you’d like the business to look nice, you’ve got so much to do and so much going on that facility cleanliness is just not your top priority. Keeping things clean is important to you, so you’re squeezing the tidying in when you have free time or at the end of the day – but let’s be real, cleaning your business is only one of a million things you have to do.
When you hire a professional janitorial service, keeping your business clean is all they do. They don’t answer the phone, update your website, or deal with your customers – that’s your job. Their job, and top priority is cleaning your business, thoroughly and completely.
Sign #2: You’re starting to get more customers.
Congratulations! There’s nothing more exciting than a growing business. However, the simple fact of life is that the more customer traffic you have in your facility, the dirtier it’s going to get. People constantly touch things. Floors take a lot of abuse, even if your customers are excellent about wiping their feet.
You want all of these new customers to have an excellent first impression of your business. Working with a janitorial service is a way to ensure your facility consistently looks excellent – even after your busiest day ever.
Sign #3: You want to make the most of your budget.
Business owners often have to decide between doing a task themselves, delegating an employee to do the job, or hiring a third party vendor. Because a janitorial service is a third party vendor, you don’t have to pay a salary or any of the extra costs like workman’s comp and unemployment like you do with an employee. Additionally, you can have the janitorial service working as often or as little as you’d like. That flexibility is great when you need extra deep cleaning before an important event or after a busy day.