You don't get a second chance at a first impression. If you’re not leveraging the right janitorial cleaning services and keeping your building sparkling clean, you may be losing your customers’ business the moment they walk in the front door.
If you’re like many building managers, when you look around your building, you may be unsatisfied with the level of cleanliness you’re seeing. Do you need to have it cleaned more frequently, or are your current janitorial cleaning services just not up to snuff?
This post will explore how often your business might need various cleaning services and how to know when it’s the right time to switch your cleaning service.
When Does Your Building Need Janitorial Cleaning Services: Factors That Influence Cleaning Frequency
When it comes to how often your building needs professional cleaning, not all businesses are created equal. Several factors can impact how often you should book commercial cleaning services.
At Sentral Services, we know that the cleaning requirements for every building and business are just as unique as the business itself. That's why we offer a custom proposal that takes all the intricacies of your building into account, ensuring your workspace is always squeaky clean for your employees and customers.
To discover where your current cleaning services may be lacking, schedule a free audit. Continue reading to learn how to see how frequently your building needs professional cleaning.
Type of Business
As mentioned, not all businesses are equal when it comes to janitorial cleaning services. The type of building you manage can drastically impact the frequency and type of janitorial services you need. When researching cleaning services, there are a few questions you should ask yourself about your business:
Are there strict requirements for cleanliness in my industry? Suppose your building houses a medical clinic, dentist’s office, or hospital facilities. Facilities like these require a more stringent, more rigorous cleaning and disinfection schedule than you would if you were maintaining a retail store, for example.
How often is the type of business in my building likely to get dirty? If you are maintaining a university or airport, your building will have a wide variety of facilities and units to clean, including food service areas and a significant number of public restrooms. Conversely, if you’re maintaining an office building, you may not need full-force cleaning services every single day.
The second factor that can influence cleaning frequency is the traffic inside your building. Let’s take a closer look at how this can impact your janitorial needs.
Consider how many people are entering and leaving your building daily. The more frequently people enter the building from outside, the more dirt and debris they will track in.
Are there a lot of customers on-site at your building, or is it generally just employees? The more people on-site during the average day, the more frequently you need areas like restrooms to be thoroughly cleaned and restocked.
How many businesses are located in your building? A building with multiple companies may mean you have multiple schedules. A building that is only operational from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM will need cleaning services less frequently than a building that is open 24 hours a day.
Building Layout and Surfaces
The last major factor that may influence the frequency of your janitorial needs is the layout and design of your building. By “layout,” we refer to both the building floorplan and the finishes featured in those spaces.
What kinds of spaces exist in your building? Bathrooms and kitchens will require more frequent and more in-depth cleanings than hallways and office areas. If your building has ten large, public restrooms and three kitchenettes, you may need to consider more frequent and consistent cleaning services than a building with a few single-stall bathrooms and no kitchen areas.
Next, take a look at the floor plan itself. Is it open or more divided? An open floor plan will have fewer areas for dirt and dust to gather than a building with lots of cubicles, nooks, and crannies.
Lastly, consider your finishes. Marble floors will need attention (such as commercial floor waxing) less frequently than carpeted floors, which require vacuuming multiple times each week to clear them of dust and allergens.
Are You Satisfied With Your Janitorial Cleaning Services?
The factors outlined above should give you an idea of how often you need professional cleaning services in your building.
But how do you know when you need to increase your current services’ frequency and when you need to find a new janitorial cleaning service altogether? You could examine your building's needs and explore reviews for your current company to compare them to other services in the area, or you could let us create a custom cleaning plan for your building.
Sentral Services offers a full sweep audit. When you request an audit, our team will come to your building to assess your needs and make a recommendation of services for your facility.
Schedule a full sweep audit today to make sure you're doing all you can to make your building shine.