Hiring an outside cleaning company may not immediately come to mind when you think of important elements of the budget for your retail store. Commercial janitorial services seem like an obvious requirement for office buildings and doctor’s or dentist’s offices. Still, it seems as though all employees in retail have heard the phrase “less leaning, more cleaning” or some variation in one of their retail jobs. Can’t your retail workers handle the cleaning of your store? On the surface, yes, but if you want your store to be truly clean, you need professional janitorial services for your retail property.
A professional janitorial service will provide the proper tools, cleaners, and training to their staff before sending them into your establishment. They will be able to get the cleaning tasks done more quickly and to higher standards than your employees would. They will be ready to tackle the jobs you and your employees probably don’t want to (like the bathrooms) as well as those you might not even have the tools to handle (like polishing the floors). In the end, hiring a service means you won’t have to spend more time and money getting specialized equipment and training your employees.
There is also risk associated with having your employees do the cleaning in your store. If they are working with dangerous chemicals without thorough training, they could hurt themselves or others. If they are using tools that are difficult to operate, they could likewise get hurt. If they leave a floor wet without the proper signage, someone else could get injured, and you would be liable. Employing a professional janitorial service means that you know the people are adequately trained and equipped. If they make a mistake, they have their own insurance to protect them and you.
A Truly Clean Store
Some studies have found that over 90% of customers say they would choose not to visit a store again if the bathrooms were too dirty. If those are the stakes, do you really want to leave the cleaning in the hands of someone who doesn’t want to do it, and frankly was hired for customer service not cleaning? Your employees, no matter how great, don’t particularly want to clean the bathrooms, so they are not as invested in a great job there as a cleaning service would be.
Commercial Cleaning Services from A 360 Cleaning
A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. Whether you need a glitter spill cleaned up or an entire office building, we are happy to help! We currently serve the following areas: Baltimore, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park. To explore how we can help keep your facility clean all year long, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.