Many companies are feeling the pinch of the turbulent economic times we are living in, and so, many have been tempted to do their own cleaning to save on costs, particularly as outsourcing a window cleaning company to do it for them is seen as quite a high cost to their business, especially as cleaning duties are not considered to be ‘revenue generating’ activities. However, what many businesses do not seem to realise is that it is actually a false economy to think there are saving on costs and also the many other factors involved in making this decision that would affect the business’ staff and daily running operations.
So why is it better to outsource a cleaning company rather than going in-house with the window cleaning? Here are 5 good reasons why:-
1) Most businesses cannot afford to buy the equipment, particularly professional cherry-picking and reach and wash equipment for the higher floors.
2) Most staff would be reluctant to have to stay late to wash the windows, or reduce their actual working time on their actual duties in order to fit in the cleaning tasks given to them!
3) Staff are not trained or skilled in the use of specialist equipment, particularly for cleaning higher floors, and also can be dangerous, in terms of health and safety.
4) Insurance policies for Health and Safety are expensive and the need to organise and buy council and tfl permits to close off roads for cherry-picking equipment is not a task for staff but expert professionals outsourced from a window cleaning company.
5) It works out cheaper in the long term to outsource to a cleaning company as cheaper than using your internal resources e.g. paying more to staff for cleaning duties, heavy window cleaning equipment and other materials required, organising the cleaning duties by staff, and also no outlay for expensive health and safety insurance and other environmental policies.
So businesses…think twice before trying to do the window cleaning by yourself-you are doing yourselves no favour, and it is easier and cheaper and less dangerous to outsource a reputable good cleaning company to do it for you!