Most business owners would often think that they’d be able to save more resources if they didn’t hire commercial cleaning experts. They think that they’d be able to save more money if they got an individual cleaner instead. The logic here is understandable because after all, an individual would often cost less, right?
Though this could be true for some occasions, there are still some aspects that need to be factored in. Things like will the individual be able to properly clean the entire vicinity? Would he/she be efficient in their line of work, knowing they’ll be handling things alone? Are their safety, and the safety of everyone in the workplace, covered by insurance in case some cleaning mishaps happen?
Payments and Salary
If you opted to hire an individual cleaner, there’s a possibility that your company might be the one handling his/her accounting needs. You’ll probably be the one who’ll pay for their Medicare, Federal Income and Social Security taxes. This would result in your accounting team having more workload than usual and submitting additional files to the IRS for your individual cleaner to be considered as a legitimate employee.
With commercial cleaning companies, you won’t have to worry about any of this. They’ll be the ones handling the payments and salary of the cleaners, while they provide service for you. This frees you, and your business, from any additional accounting tasks related to cleaning.
Liability for Cleaning Mishaps
No matter how careful we are, accidents can still happen. Somebody might slip on the newly mopped floor because there wasn’t a “Caution Wet Floor” sign. During worst case scenarios, certain chemicals might spill over and cause trouble for the workplace. Your cleaner might get sick and no one might take his/her place.
If you get an individual cleaner, it’s likely that you’ll be the one liable for cleaning mishaps. You’ll be the one paying for repairs, insurances and more. With a cleaning company, they’ll be the ones covering for any cleaning errors. They’ll cover for insurance, pay for damages, everything.
It’s quite possible that the individual cleaner you hired is highly skilled. He/she could be performing very well, has excellent work ethics and can get along with everyone in the workplace. Overall, he/she is able to deliver and you are happy with the service.
However, certified professionals would still have an edge. See, cleaners from cleaning companies have gone through background checks, training, legibility to work, and more. Since they’re professionals, they would most likely have benefits, safe working standards, etc. They’d be protected with insurance too, which also protects your business when something out of your control happens.
Though hiring an individual cleaner sounds as though the more logical approach when it comes to saving financial resource, it actually isn’t. Certain hiccups might force you to shell out funds to cover for certain expenses that commercial cleaning companies could’ve covered for you. It’s best to be on the safe side and get yourself a reliable and efficient cleaning company to work with.