Should I Outsource My Facility Services?

Oftentimes Denver small business owners, especially when they have a new business, try to do everything themselves. In fact, it’s often been said that in the beginning, you have more time than money. However, as business grows, owners find they have more money than time. They seek to find balance to enjoy the money they have earned, and don’t know where to find the time.

Additionally, they may purchase the office space they previously rented, or renovate the space to better meet their needs. At some point, they may decide that cleaning the office is a bigger task than they, or their office staff can manage on their own. Here are some pro’s and con’s to outsourcing your facility services in Denver.

Outsource Your Facility Services: Pro’s

Pro #1- Professionalism! The cleanliness of your facility makes an important first impression on clients, business associates, and employees, whether current or prospective.

Pro #2- Skill Set. Rarely do “jacks of all trades” exist. Your front desk clerk, more than likely, is not up to date on cleaning practices that avoid cross contamination, cleaning product SDS information, or even janitorial efficiency. The office will be cleaned more thoroughly by those trained to do so, resulting in healthier employees.

Pro #3- No Impact on Payroll. Because facility services are outsourced, there is no need to pay taxes or benefits to an employee doing the work. It becomes a business expense and is often less expensive than paying an employee overtime to do the work. No need to change a workman’s comp code to be sure the employee is covered for this type of work.

Pro #4- Happiness. This may be hard to measure, but studies show that employees are happier in a clean, well-cared for work environment. And, if you are the one doing the cleaning, rather than being upset about the “slobs” you work with, you could be enjoying your evenings.

Outsource Your Facility Services: Con’s

Con #1- Trust. You must be willing to trust the facility services company more than you trust your own employees. They will be given (usually) afterhours access to spaces and may be able to see confidential information if it isn’t locked away. Be sure any facility service provider is insured and has done adequate background checks on all employees.

The bottom line comes down to this: Do you really want the same towel used in the bathroom to be used on your desk? Do you want a product to be accidentally spilled or mixed with dangerous results? How do you feel about paying an employee for cleaning when it isn’t done to industry standards? Can you afford not to, emotionally and financially?

Denver based AAA Building Maintenance uses highly trained employees and chemicals specifically formulated for the specialized task at hand. Whether temporary construction cleaning, ongoing commercial cleaning services, or maintenance support, we are here to help businesses obtain and maintain a level of cleanliness they desire. Call us today to schedule your free building audit and quote for your specific needs at 303-716-2802.

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