A clean office environment is a prerequisite if you're looking to maximise the productivity of your workforce. To ensure that your office premise is clean at all times, you will need to either employ an in-house janitor or outsource this business function to a commercial cleaning company.

There are numerous advantages associated with outsourcing commercial cleaning services as opposed to having your cleaning done by an in-house professional. This article discusses a few of these advantages.

A Leaner Workforce

An in-house janitor would have to be an employee of your business. It is highly unlikely that you will only need to employ one janitor who can handle all your office cleaning needs. Depending on the size of the office, you may be forced to have up to five extra employees on your payroll every month.

You will have to pay for their insurance since the nature of their work often exposes them to potential hazards such as when they're working at great heights (e.g. when cleaning the exterior surface of office windows).

With this in mind, employing in-house janitorial staff is bound to be more expensive than a one-off payment to a commercial cleaning company on a biweekly or monthly basis.

The Need for Commercial Cleaning Equipment

Another reason you might want to outsource commercial cleaning is the fact that cleaning companies come with their own cleaning equipment, from squeegees to detergent.

If you choose to have in-house janitors, you will need to purchase your own cleaning equipment. You will also need to create space within the office premises for the storage of the cleaning equipment. You will also have to plan for the cost of repairs to damaged equipment and that of replacing such equipment whenever necessary.

Outsourcing the cleaning function to a professional janitorial service provider means that you do not have to worry about problems related to cleaning equipment. This gives you more time to focus on your primary business activity.

Additional Services

In-house janitorial staff will likely not be in a position to offer anything more than the routine cleaning of windows, floors and other office spaces. On the other hand, commercial cleaning companies often offer additional services such as routine maintenance of air conditioning systems.

In their efforts to outdo each other, commercial cleaning companies strive to offer more than just cleaning staff and cleaning equipment. There is no reason not to outsource commercial cleaning services.  

To learn more, contact a resource like Comclean Australia Pty Ltd.