When running a business, the value of commercial cleaning can often be overlooked, and many business owners fail to recognise the importance of a clean work space. While it may seem like a huge extra cost on top of other business expenses, choosing to employ professional commercial cleaners can be beneficial to your business in several ways. Keeping your space clean can have a positive impact on your employee’s health, increase their productivity, reduce business costs, increase customer satisfaction and ensure longevity of assets.
Below is a detailed overview on the 5 ways commercial cleaning can add value to your business.
Fewer Sick Days
Absenteeism and Presenteeism are both issues in the workplace that have a significant effect on the day to day running of a business. Absenteeism refers to when an employee is absent, whereas presenteeism refers to when employees are unproductive because they have come to work sick. Both are an issue because when employees are absent for work, it costs your business money and impacts the productivity of other staff members.
When employees come to work sick and are unproductive, they run the risk of contaminating other employees and the work stations. Their lack of productivity also means other staff members will have to pick up slack, further impacting the work flow. Studies have shown that 5% of the Australian workforce call in sick each day and if employees do come to work sick, they lose 6.5 productive working days per year. The same studies show that having a professionally cleaned workplace lead to a 46% reduction in absenteeism due to keeping areas contamination free.
Employees are More Productive
The one wish we all have at work is to be more productive, and a clean work space might just be the answer. A work space that is well maintained and clean can have a positive effect on staff morale, which in turn creates a productive environment through increased focus, decreased stress and less wasted time. When staff are more productive, it is hard to deny the value of commercial cleaning and the vast impact it has.
It’s Cost Effective
Despite what you might think, hiring commercial cleaners to maintain the cleanliness of your workplace is very cost effective, even though you’re forking out a little extra money. If you look at it in an indirect sense and consider the benefits commercial cleaners can provide, then it really is a money saver in the long run. As discussed earlier, an unclean workplace has strong correlations with employees calling in sick or being unproductive.
When employees call in sick, it costs businesses up to $340 each day, and the Australian economy a whopping $33 billion each year. So, when you consider that daily $340, hiring a commercial cleaner to keep your employees healthy doesn’t seem so expensive.
Increases Customer Satisfaction
If you’re working in a business that services customers in your work space, its also important to consider how the cleanliness of your business is important to them. A study on customers deciding where to shop (retail) cleanliness ranked as the most important element above lighting, temperature, music and special events. When it came to food, over 6 in 10 customers agreed that if a fast food restaurant is clean, they are more inclined to go there often.
Longevity of Assets
As a business owner, think about how much money you’ve spent on furniture, carpet, toilets, kitchen appliances – the list goes on. In order to get the most out of these precious items, it’s important to look after them properly, which is where hiring commercial cleaners comes in handy. As they have access to the right products and equipment, commercial cleaners can upkeep your facilities with care and ensure they last for as long as possible. For example, carpet needs to be properly maintained to maximise return on investment, which is essential if you want to make profit.
For more information about our commercial cleaning services or to request a quote for your Melbourne office or retail space, please get in touch with Orbit Cleaning Services today.