Maximizing Your Budget: How to Get the Most Value from Your Commercial Cleaning Service

Keeping an office clean is an essential part of running any business.  A clean workspace helps you increase productivity, reduce sick days and create a more professional atmosphere, and yes, possibly even help retain staff and clients.  However, there are so many commercial cleaning services out there, it can be challenging to know which one to choose and then knowing how to get the best value for your money.  In this blog post, we’ll share some tips and tricks for maximizing your budget and getting the most value from your commercial cleaning service.

Determine Your Cleaning Needs

Before you start looking for a commercial cleaning service, you need to determine your cleaning needs.  Do you need daily, weekly fortnightly or even monthly cleaning services? What areas in your office need the most attention?  What special requirements or preferences do you have?  Knowing your cleaning needs before talking with service providers will help you choose a cleaning service that meets your specific needs and maybe even personality.

Shop Around for Quotes and Compatibility

Don’t settle for the first cheapest biggest or ‘snazziest’ cleaning service you find.  Shop around, talk with people and get quotes from different services.  Compare the prices, services offered and customer reviews to find the best fit for you and your business.  An important consideration to look at is the cleaning staff who are doing the actual work:  Are they paid properly?  How are they managed?  Multiclean employs cleaners directly i.e. no middlemen or subcontractors.  We actually don’t have middle management or quality supervisors either.  Virtually all of our clients’ cleaning expenditure goes straight to our cleaners.  That’s how Multiclean can guarantee its results.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality

While price is an important consideration, we suggest not sacrificing quality for price, convenience or smooth talk.  A cheaper service is likely to not provide the same level of quality as a more expensive one.  Eventually the quality will falter and / or the service will ask for more expenditure.  Look for a cleaning service that offers a balance between price quality and service.  At Multiclean we aim for excellence, but our mission is meeting clients’ expectations – the critical sweet spot where value meets satisfaction.

Build a ‘Relationship’ with Your Cleaner

Building a healthy relationship with one’s cleaner can help you get great value from your commercial cleaning service.  Communicating your needs expectations and preferences to your cleaner and providing feedback on their work, will mean that any good cleaner will be receptive to your feedback and will improve their services and result.  Having an initial trial stage will help you, the cleaning service and its people work out compatibilities.

Take Advantage of Add-On Services

Many commercial cleaning services offer add-on services such as carpet cleaning, window cleaning and upholstery cleaning.  Take advantage of these services to get the most value from your cleaning service.  Not only will your space look and smell cleaner but it will also be healthier and more pleasant to work in.  Multiclean delivers many specialist cleaning tasks and services to enhance clients’ premises.

Consider a Maintenance Plan

A maintenance plan will help you save money in the long run by preventing problems and before they occur as well as enhancing your assets.  A good commercial cleaning service will offer a maintenance plan that includes regular cleaning and maintenance tasks.  Multiclean specialist services include cleaning internal and external windows, carpets, pressure to periodic deep cleaning.  These will help keep your office clean and healthy, preventing more costly cleaning tasks later down the line.

Communicate Expectations Clearly

Communication is key to life –no surprise to you as a business owner or manager – and to getting the most value from your commercial cleaning service.  Make sure you are communicating your expectations clearly, including what areas need the most attention, any special requirements or preferences, and your budget.   Listed to what the cleaner is telling you.  Ask them what they see and what they would improve.  A good cleaning service will work within your budget and cooperate with you to keep your office clean and healthy.

In conclusion, maximizing your budget and getting the most value from your commercial cleaning service is simple but requires a little bit of planning and communication.  By first determining your cleaning needs, shopping around for a compatible service, building a relationship with your cleaner, taking advantage of add-on services, utilising a maintenance plan and communicating your expectations clearly, you can ensure that your office stays clean, productive and professional.  Happy cleaning, not… just enjoy the clean results!

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