Two Common Mistakes People Make When They First Use an Office Cleaning Service

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If you want to improve the level of cleanliness in your office by using an office cleaning service, here are two mistakes that you must try to avoid making.  

Being unrealistic about how much work the cleaner can do in the window of time you have allotted

If due to your office's long opening hours, there is only a relatively short window of time in which it is empty and can be cleaned, then it is important to be realistic about how much work the person from the cleaning company can do during this brief period.

The reason for this is as follows; whilst people who provide office cleaning services are adept at cleaning these commercial spaces quickly and thoroughly, there is still only so much they can do in, for example, a 90-minute period.

As such, if you give them a long list of cleaning jobs and insist that they do all of this within this short window of time, one of two things could happen; either the cleaner will either have to rush through each task on their list (which could result in them being unable to do the work as well as they normally would) or they will simply not be able to finish off every job on the list, because when the other tasks are done thoroughly, there is not enough time left to do the last few tasks.

If neither of these situations appeals to you, then you must take a fair and realistic approach when picking the number of jobs you want the cleaner to do. If there are tasks that are likely to take a considerable amount of time (such as deep-cleaning the canteen), then you might want to arrange for this to be done on a public holiday, when your office is closed all day and your cleaner will, therefore, have several hours in which to complete this job.

Asking the cleaner to do cleaning tasks that they are not equipped to handle

It is also very important not to demand that your cleaner carry out cleaning work that they are not equipped to do safely and which could, therefore, lead to them being injured. For example, you should not ask them to dust the crown moulding around the edges of your office's very high ceiling if you do not have a sturdy ladder that is safe for them to stand on whilst they do the dusting.

Similarly, if your office generates any type of hazardous waste (such as solvents, batteries, or broken light-bulbs that contain mercury), you should not ask your cleaner to handle the disposal of this waste, but should instead follow the relevant hazardous waste removal guidelines outlined by your government, as the cleaner could be injured by coming into contact with these substances.

If you're looking for office cleaning services for your commercial space, be sure to take these considerations into mind to get the best results available.