There are times wherein you just want to save money and have your own team of cleaners instead to do the literal dirty work, but do you know that there’s a number of accidents caused by cleaning alone? While it does save money if you just have your own team to do your cleaning, it can also end up with a disaster, depending on their level of experience and the risk level of the area they’re cleaning.
It may sound ridiculous, but there are times wherein elderly custodians break their backs from picking up items, slip due to wet floorings, and climb ladders. It’s still vital that you should hire a professional cleaning service to make sure they don’t miss a spot and you feel ensured that they know what they’re doing. But if you insist to have your own team, you may need to know the following on what to expect:
- Premium Insurance. Believe it or not, cleaning can be considered as a risky job, and there are actual deaths related to cleaning. There was a grizzly story wherein an old man was crushed to death in an elevator shaft in a cruise ship, and it was during his duty. While it may be far out from what your business has, you still need to protect them with a proper insurance. Aside from that, you will be directly liable if there will be accidents caused by their negligence.
- Poor Time Management. You may need to take one or three custodians from their original assignment just to do some of the cleaning in different rooms. If the main custodian is away, they have to be reassigned to different places to make sure other rooms aren’t neglected. It might take some time for them to travel back and forth, and some of those minutes or hours could be lost within the day.
- Cleaning Product Mishandling. There are a lot of chemicals and machines that are dangerous if handed to an inexperienced novice in the office. There will be accidents and permanent damages if there will be a mishandling in the middle of the work. It’s still better if you let the professionals do their jobs as to hiring incompetent people to deal with dangerous materials.
- Extended Training. You can’t simply shove a custodian in a room and expect them to do a great job, they need special training in order to achieve the goal you want. You may have to spend more to have them trained before you can have them clean delicate and important areas. There should be a certificate and proper gear to avoid unfortunate accidents.