Business owner’s guide to choosing an office cleaning service

According to recent research, maintaining a clean work environment is linked to more productive employees, who are more satisfied with their work, something every office culture needs. But although employees can be encouraged to keep a neat workspace, professional cleaning can improve staff productivity.

Professional cleaning services allow businesses to easily maintain a well-kept space and protect office hygiene more easily. Unclean offices cost employers more than employee morale. Poor office hygiene and cleanliness lead to increased unplanned absences due to cold and flu infections and more employer health insurance claims.

Regular office cleaning services can keep workplaces safe, healthy, and productive while saving you time and money. Here’s what business owners need to know to choose the right service for their offices.

What do office cleaning service packages usually include?

According to the CDC, it’s vital to ensure that any disinfectants used for commercial COVID-19 decontamination are either applied in combination with cleaning products or confirmed to include their cleaning agents.

Workplaces should develop consistent decontamination protocols that ensure they’re:

  • Always using disinfectants and other cleaning products that are EPA-certified for COVID-19 decontamination.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-traffic areas and surfaces at least once a day.
  • Increasing frequency of the decontamination process if the local community has high COVID-19 transmission or low vaccination rates.

What are the high-traffic areas that COVID-19 disinfection services should pay attention to in the workplace?

General office cleaning services usually include basic janitorial services and cover moderate traffic areas, like lounges, waiting rooms, conference rooms, other shared workspaces, and private offices. 

Cleaning in these areas can include:

  • Dusting
  • Emptying trash
  • Wiping down tabletop surfaces
  • Vacuuming carpeted areas
  • Mopping hard floor surfaces


Eco cleaning: Learn about green options for your office

Green cleaning focuses on providing cleaning services that protect the health of your works and the environment. Companies can deliver green cleaning using certified green cleaning products that are also safer for human health.

If you’d like to have green or eco cleaning done in your office, when looking for professional cleaning providers, ask them what kind of products, equipment, and techniques they use. Companies with green cleaning experience should provide a quick list that features Green Seal or EcoLogo products, HEPA vacuum cleaners, microfiber systems, or foam soap, among others.

Not all cleaning services cover the same areas and duties

Cleaning companies can often add additional tasks to general service packages, but they typically need to use specialized cleaning products and equipment and to employ people who know how to provide these services.

More specialized office cleaning services can include:

  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Window washing
  • Floor waxing and polishing
  • Sanitization and decontamination
  • Hard floor surface restoration (tile, hardwood)
  • Deep carpet and area rug cleaning
  • Power washing

Also, some high-traffic, high-risk areas, like bathrooms, food prep spaces, and areas that contain specialized equipment may not be covered in a general service package.  When dealing with sensitive information in executive offices, cleaning services can also require employees to receive a background check. 

What can affect the cost of office cleaning services?

The average price of an office cleaning service can range considerably based on where your business is located, the square footage of the site, and how often you need cleaning services, among other factors. On top of all that, the types of cleaning duties you need matter, too.

When considering how additional tasks and specialized services affect the cost of professional cleaning, you have to look at the situation cumulatively. If your business only needs one or two additional services added, such as cleaning a bathroom or adding deep carpet cleaning services, the price may not be affected as much.

However, you can expect to pay more if your office space is particularly large, has many surfaces that need specialized cleaning, or requires regular decontamination or sanitization services. 

In those cases, your business should consider choosing a company that specializes in those tasks. The company will be better equipped and staffed to provide those services, making the package more affordable for your business.

Your checklist for comparing office cleaning services

Before communicating with companies that provide office cleaning services, you need to have a rough idea of what you’re looking for. Otherwise, you may feel tempted to go with the quickest or cheapest quote that’s offered to you without considering whether that’s the best service for your office environment.

When comparing office cleaning service quotes, research and decide:

  1. What a reasonable price is based on your area and square footage
  2. The maximum price you’re willing to pay for a service
  3. How extensively and frequently do you need your office cleaned
  4. Whether you have any surfaces or equipment that require special cleaning supplies or training

JK Janitorial offers green cleaning for every office

Workers who occupy a well-kept and properly maintained space can feel confident that their employer values a professional work environment. At JK Janitorial, we work with you to develop a customized cleaning plan to help you maintain a healthy work environment based on your office’s unique cleaning requirements.

We do green cleaning by default. Contact us today to learn what kind of office cleaning services we can provide for your business.

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