12 Common Commercial Cleaning Misconceptions

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Commercial cleaning misconceptions

We’ve put together a handy guide to debunk common cleaning misconceptions to give you back the power.

Having a clean working environment has many benefits, from a more productive workspace to less staff sickness.

The easiest way to keep your workplace clean and sanitised is by using an experienced commercial cleaner.

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12 Commercial Cleaning Misconceptions Demystified

There are many commercial cleaning companies in South West Wales that offer the services you need. But how do you make sure you’re getting the right cleaning service?

Take a look at our list of commercial cleaning objections we’ve heard over our years of cleaning for businesses.

1. It can be extremely disruptive for your business

One of the most common commercial cleaning misconceptions we’ve heard is that it will disrupt your day-to-day business.

However, you’d be relatively surprised with how little a commercial cleaning will interfere with your day.

We’ve worked with hundreds of clients and work with them to make sure they get a spotless workplace without interruptions.

2. You’ll get a poor cleaning service

There are many commercial cleaners that cover South West Wales and sadly not all of them will meet the Service Master Swansea cleaning standard.

While we can’t speak for other commercial cleaners, here at Service Master we are confident in the standard of our cleaning services.

All of our staff are knowledgeable and experienced in cleaning commercial premises. We only use top-quality cleaning products and tools to make sure you get the best clean.

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3. Having a commercial cleaning contract is expensive

Commercial Cleaning Services in Swansea and South West WalesThe cost of a commercial cleaning contract will completely depend on your needs. Unlike the common commercial cleaning misconception, there are cleaning contracts in all budgets.

Wherever possible we will do our best to make sure we can offer a quality service without straining your budget.

The other thing to consider is the alternative of commercial cleaning contracts, which is hiring internal staff dedicated to cleaning. The only issue is that you’ll need to pay at least a part-time wage and employee benefits.

There are also additional expenses to consider like quality cleaning products and equipment needed to do a good job. All of this really adds up and means that using a commercial cleaning company is actually the cheaper option!

4. They might clean but won’t help me sanitise effectively

One of the most common commercial cleaning misconceptions that we hear is that only light cleaning is involved. We’ve worked with many clients in a variety of industries including doctor surgeries and even cleaning industrial factories or warehouses.

These types of cleaning come with a need for sanitisation and even decontaminating at-risk surfaces.

Our experience in cleaning for these types of clients shows that here at Service Master Swansea we are able to offer the full service.

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5. Cleaning products that you use at home are just as good

Unfortunately, home cleaning products most of the time aren’t fit for purpose. They aren’t built to cater to a variety of surfaces and materials.

Often, they’re also not very eco-friendly which means that using them on a larger scale is often pretty bad for the environment.

There is a huge market for commercial cleaning products and tools and there’s a reason for it. Using these better cleaning products means you are confident that you’re protecting your business as well as the planet in a lot of cases.

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6. I don’t need a cleaning service because my staff clean as they go

Commercial Cleaning CompanyWe hear many varieties of commercial cleaning misconceptions where if it looks or smells clean, then that’s good enough. If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that a quick wipe or dust isn’t good enough.

Looking or smelling clean doesn’t mean that it’s been fully sanitised. There might still be lots of bacteria that the human eye can’t see.

Your workers might be doing their best, but they normally aren’t experienced or trained cleaners.

Another factor to consider here is that delegating cleaning to your employees often affects work morale and productivity. It takes them away from their other work tasks which are making the business money.

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7. I won’t receive good communication so won’t get what I need

Another commercial cleaning misconception that people have is that they aren’t able to speak to someone about the service they need.

Here at Service Master Swansea, we pride ourselves on having great communication with our customers.

After all, our customers are a huge part of what we do. Keeping an open and clear line of communication is the best way to make sure everybody is happy.

8. Having a commercial cleaner come in means they’ll have access to sensitive data

A concern that offices have when looking at commercial cleaning is protecting private or sensitive data.

Although we are experienced in office cleaning, we are happy to work with you on where our staff are authorised to go.

The same can be said for filing cabinets containing personnel or customer information.

9. Every area needs to be cleaned dailyCleaning window blinds

Cleaning requirements will vary depending on what and where needs cleaning. Some areas may need frequent cleaning more than once a day.

Whereas others may need a light clean with a thorough deeper clean weekly.

A lot of cleaning frequency will also depend on your requirements as a business.

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10. Hoovering carpeted areas too often damages them

This is another example of one of the most common commercial cleaning misconceptions. However, you might be surprised to find that the opposite is usually true.

Leaving carpeted areas in your business without hoovering for long periods of time is bad.

As long as your vacuum is correctly set for the floor type (e.g., carpet or bare floors) then frequent cleaning will leave it in better condition.

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11. Using bleach to clean everything is fine

Although using bleach has many benefits including disinfecting and removing large stains. It is often unsuitable for daily use because exposure to it can make staff feel unwell.

It is also quite damaging if it’s used on certain surfaces or floors like softer wood types.

12. Commercial cleaning is only available for office cleaning

We offer everything from Industrial commercial cleaning in Swansea to education commercial cleaning. As well as commercial cleaning in offices around Swansea and Cardiff.

Our clients work in a range of different industries with some being customer-facing and some not.

We are happy to work with you to identify the best cleaning solution for your business.

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Get your business clean the easy way

Having a commercial cleaning contract with us is the easiest way to make sure you’re keeping your workplace clean and employees happy.

Whether you’re looking for food manufacturing cleaning or office cleaning in Swansea, we can help you get your business looking its best.

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