Common Misconceptions About Janitorial Companies

When it comes to keeping your commercial building clean, it’s important to hire a reliable commercial cleaning service. Unfortunately, there are many property managers and building owners who are held up by certain misconceptions that they have about professional janitor companies. 

Having served the Atlanta area with our professional cleaning services for decades, we feel that it’s important to clear up some of these myths. Having the wrong idea about cleaning services can be devastating to your building because if you don’t get it cleaned to the extent that it requires, it could start turning away customers, or reducing employee morale.

Here are some common misconceptions about professional janitorial cleaning services. Don’t buy into these myths!

You Don’t Need Commercial Cleaning Services

We’re not going to say that everybody in the world needs commercial cleaning services. Some buildings are smaller than others, and depending on the context, you might be able to get away with hiring a singular janitor. However, most commercial buildings are thousands of square-feet in size, and when you look at the amount of work that’s needed to keep everything spotlessly clean, it’s an extremely daunting task for one single individual.

And let’s not even consider the idea that your building doesn’t need cleaning at all. Dust accumulates faster than you know, and if you skimp out on cleaning, it won’t be very long before you realize how much professional janitorial services are, in fact, needed. Don’t risk health dangers and reduced employee morale. Do what needs to be done to keep your building looking and feeling professional.

Your Employees Can Handle the Cleaning

In the case of most instances, this simply isn’t true, due to the simple fact that your employees have better ways to spend their time. Nobody wants to take up time during their valuable workday to resort to menial cleaning tasks, and even if you enforce it as a necessary part of their duties, you can bet that the jobs won’t be done with a very strong attention to detail.

When it comes to cleaning, it’s very important to be thorough. When one slacks off on a cleaning job, the little things that are left behind will build up over time, and people will notice. It may feel like delegating the cleaning to employees is easier than hiring professionals, but this is folly — it will just cause more headaches in the future. 

Cleanliness Doesn’t Affect Health and Productivity

In fact, it has been shown that a cluttered workspace and unclean environment affects productivity in employees, and can lead to dangerous health risks.

For most workers, uncleanliness and clutter create subconscious distractions to the brain, making it ever so slightly harder to focus on the task at hand. The keyword here is subconscious — a lot of people don’t look at uncleanliness and admit that it has a noticeable or measurable impact on their productivity, but when they’re placed in an environment where conditions are cleaner and more organized, they perform more admirably.

As far as safety goes, studies have already shown that the indoor air quality is up to 100 times worse worse than the air-quality outside. Even a well-cleaned building can be a breeding ground for bacteria and airbound illness, such as the common cold. This is only exacerbated if the building isn’t being routinely cleaned, wherein the dust will quickly start accumulating in the air. 

Janitorial Cleaning Services Are Unreliable

Let’s make one thing clear — commercial cleaning is an extremely competitive industry, especially in Atlanta where there is practically an infinite amount of buildings that need to be cleaned.

Unfortunately, this has given rise to a popular myth that most professional cleaning services aren’t worth their salt. We will be the first ones to say that this isn’t always wrong — which is why it’s important to look for the right things in a professional janitorial cleaning service.

A misconception is that commercial cleaning is unskilled labor and that any average joe could just walk in and get hired. While there are certain companies that are lax in their standards, a good and reliable janitor company will make sure they extensively vet every single new employee, ensuring that they don’t hire anybody except for the best. 

Sure, companies who hire unskilled employees, fail to do background checks, and operate at the cheapest costs possible might be unreliable, but it’s unfair to say that those traits apply to every single one of them. That’s one reason why we’re called Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services — integrity is at the heart of how we conduct our business. 

Commercial Cleaning Services Are Too Expensive

Professional Janitor Companies are able to send an entire team in for cleaning, which expedites the cleaning process dramatically, and also makes the job more efficient. Did you know that you could potentially be spending more on the hourly wages of one janitor who takes hours upon hours to clean a large space? It’s possible that by hiring a team, you could actually be saving money in the long-run.

But even if overall expenses are higher with a cleaning company, the importance of value needs to be considered. It is absolutely worth paying for a quality cleaning job, rather than paying pennies and then having to deal with the consequences later. A poor cleaning job might need to be revisited, costing you money in wages, and if employees start calling in sick or get injured due to unclean working conditions, you’re missing out on company productivity, which could cost you in the long run.

An Atlanta Janitor Company With Integrity

We understand why you might have reservations about hiring a professional cleaning service, and that’s why we make it a point to live up to our company’s namesake. We conduct all of our business with integrity at the forefront of our mind, and our decades of service in the Atlanta area is a strong testament to the quality of service. Don’t let your building succumb to the curse of uncleanliness. Hire Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services by calling us today! 

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