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Determining The Right Cleaning Frequency for Your Office

November 28th, 2018   •   No Comments   

austincommercialcleaningThis year  is soon coming to an end. With that in mind, it is time to start working or polishing up on the 2019 budget. If you are an office manager, CFO, or just simply wear a lot of hats in the office, you are probably the one in charge of approving the budget for janitorial services in the office. This article will be very help determining the right cleaning frequency for your office and what type of janitorial cleaning service is needed. In some cases, clients are over paying due to the last sales visit from a janitorial franchise.

Lets start by evaluating the square footage vs. the number of employees. A 40,000 Sq. Ft. facility with only 10 employees may not need janitorial services M-F. Another 40,000 Sq. Ft. facility with higher foot traffic and 30 + employees will definitely need to be serviced M-F, especially the restroom areas. If you have determined that your facility does need cleaning services M-F, but you also know that next year’s budget is being cut by 15%, then the next step is to customize the cleaning work-scope.

A customized cleaning work-scope will help you identify which items need to be cleaned Monday-Friday and which items can be done with a lesser frequency. Restrooms and employee break rooms must be cleaned daily. However, the vacuuming can be done M/W/F and save you a bit of cleaning labor from Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Another big item that can cut down on cleaning labor is the amount of trashcans throughout the office. It is not necessary to have 1 small trashcan next you everybody’s cubicle. This is very time consuming for the cleaning crew to pick up trash from 100 trashcans and tie 100 knots when relining these trashcans. Consider implementing community trashcans. You can eliminate having 100 small trashcans and replace them with 10 40-60 gallon community trashcans. It will take the cleaning crew 1/3 of the time to stop by ten trashcans and tie 10 knots vs stopping by 100 trashcans and tying 100 knots.

If you are looking into 2019’s budget and would like a customized janitorial proposal, reach out to us. We can help you identify areas where you can cut down on cleaning labor. Give us a call or visit our website and fill out our online form ( to get a quote emailed to you within 24 hours.

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