Janitorial processes can be inefficient and costly - taking crucial resources away from many businesses. Yet maintaining cleanliness levels is necessary to your organisation’s success. To some extent you will have to invest some resources into a janitorial process to ensure you meet health and safety guidelines. With careful planning you’ll be able to make some changes to your current business cleaning situation.
Without compromising on cleanliness and hygiene, here’s our top recommendations to save both time and money on your janitorial processes:
Create a cleaning schedule
Not everything needs to be cleaned every day. Having a cleaning schedule can help you identify the specific cleaning tasks that need to be done, reducing the likelihood of over-cleaning or under-cleaning. By knowing what needs to be cleaned, when it needs to be cleaned, and who is responsible for the task, you can reduce the time and effort spent on cleaning, which translates to lower janitorial costs.
Follow a cleaning system
A colour coded cleaning system is one of the best ways to save time and money when it comes to keeping your business clean. Simple and effective to implement, you can easily train your team to follow the system or just make the life of your cleaning team much easier by having visual equipment for different zones. It’s a great way to standardise cleanliness levels as you use the correct product in the designated area. When implemented alongside a cleaning schedule - you can keep standards high consistently.
Train your employees
If your business operates in a small space like an office, you can save money by training your employees to clean their workstations and the surrounding areas. This reduces the number of hours required by professional cleaners, lowering your janitorial costs. Additionally, employees are more likely to take ownership of their workspace, leading to a more productive and efficient work environment.
Use concentrated cleaning products
Buying cleaning supplies in concentrate can save you money in the long run. By doing so, you can reduce the cost per use of cleaning supplies as essentially you won’t be paying for water to be shipped around the country. It helps to reduce plastic waste too as any containers that have chemicals in them can’t be re-used. A great way to save the planet while saving money on janitorial expenses.
Automate with technology
There’s incredible advancements in technology now that can automate both your reporting processes and also the actual routine cleaning. From a robot vacuum that can be programmed to clean your space 24/7 to smart mops that automatically log the location and time spent cleaning. You can save time on cleaning and reporting and less money on having to pay an actual person to clean.
Switch to green cleaning products
Green cleaning products are an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional cleaning products. They are made from natural ingredients, reducing the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals. Additionally, many green cleaning products are multi-purpose, eliminating the need for multiple cleaning products.