Businesses move at a lightning speed these days. With countless priorities, endless meetings, and forever increasing distractions, time is the most precious currency today.
We’re willing to bet that saving time is one of the biggest reasons you’re looking to outsource the cleaning for your property. But did you know that you can save even more time by properly managing your cleaners?
That’s what we’re going to help you with today. Just follow the 4 tips below and you’ll be all set for effortless cleaning of your property.
1. Discuss Any Special Needs
The cleaning needs of every business are as unique as its brand. For instance, daycare centers should use green cleaning supplies as kids are notorious for licking any surfaces, including the floor and worse. Similarly, some places are more likely to attract customers who may be allergic to some cleaning products.
Then there’s the matter of pets. As adorable as those little fuzzballs are, they can shed hair all over the place and make the cleaners’ job that much harder. But if you give your cleaning company a chance to prepare, they’ll take care of it.
So make sure your cleaning company understands the special needs of your business.
2. Mention Off-Limit Areas
There are many reasons why you’d want to restrict certain areas. There might be parts of your facility that contain sensitive documents or machinery that you’d rather take care of yourself. Some of your staff might prefer cleaning their own area and wouldn’t appreciate someone else going all over it.
In cases like that, it’s best to take a moment during the initial consultation to highlight all the areas and objects that the cleaning company shouldn’t temper with.
Not only will this save you time and headaches later, but it will also keep your sensitive items safe.
3. Establish a Point of Contact
Let’s be honest. Despite your best effort, accidents are bound to happen. Whether that’s a pet dog with a surprisingly intense case of diarrhea or a spill by someone on your team, one thing is clear. You need help and you need it now.
Just think about this for a second. In an emergency situation like that, who are you going to call to schedule a cleaning outside of the routine? Odds are, you’ll have a hard time unless you have an established point of contact at the cleaning company.
This is especially true for national chains that’ll put you on hold for ages, if not an eternity. That’s why we recommend working with a local cleaning company where possible, as most family-run companies will know you by name over time.
4. Be Proactive
Instead of reacting to problems as they surface, take some time, and try to anticipate them. Take our emergency cleaning scenario as an example. Even if you have a point of contact, does your cleaning company offer emergency cleaning in the first place?
Many companies don’t, so it’s always a good idea to discuss it in advance.
Another way to be proactive is to hold monthly review meetings with your cleaning company to let them know how they’re performing and what could be improved. From our experience, this automatically leads to an improvement in the quality of service you receive.
By following the above 4 tips, you can save a lot of time and headache when outsourcing the cleaning for your property. At Blue Bird Cleaning, we take care of these things on top of the cleaning for our clients to keep everything effortless for them.
So if you’d like to see the difference an experienced team of professional cleaners can make, get in touch with us today and give our team a chance to show you.