Having a good cleaner who leaves you with a clean and clear business is not only good for your colleagues’, your customers’ and your own health, but also for increasing workplace morale and productivity along with lowering rates of absenteeism.
It is therefore important for you to know if your current cleaner is doing a good job.
So, we have pulled together 5 signs that will help you to identify if your cleaner is up to scratch.
1. They stick to a schedule
Does your cleaner arrive on time, complete the work that is required of them within the agreed time period and then leave?
Or do they turn up late, quickly do the bare minimum and then leave?
Many cleaners work very early in the morning or late at night, so you may not be able to track if they are keeping to their schedule.
If this is the case, don’t worry, as we have more ways for you to check if your cleaner is doing a good job.
2. Your cleaning cupboard is clean and tidy
Having a clean and clear working environment not only improves your productivity but also reflects the quality and standard of your work.
Our TGC Dream Team take great pride in their cleaning cupboards, as they represent not only the level of service they provide to their customers but also our values as a TGC Family.
Therefore, a good place to start when checking if your cleaner is doing a good job is to check the cleanliness of your cleaning cupboard.
3. They are well equipped for the job
Having the right equipment and products is essential in completing any job effectively, so while you are looking in your cleaning cupboard have a look around to see if they have a variety of supplies.
Many cleaners will bring fresh products and equipment with them on the day, so be sure to observe them at work if you can to see if they are using the equipment and products that they should be.
Of course, you are not cleaning experts, but some warning signs are cleaners using one or two cloths to cover every area (from the toilet to your desk!) and using one all-purpose spray when they agreed to use different products for different surfaces.
4. Your workplace is clean
It sounds simple but sometimes surfaces can look cleaner than they actually are.
So, try taking a microfiber cloth or paper towel and wiping it across different surfaces to see how clean they are.
Look at the corner of your carpets and floors to see if your cleaner has taken the time to clean them properly.
Have they vacuumed under tables and chairs or just around them?
Is the inside of your microwave, fridge or dishwasher clean?
If the answer to all of the above is positive then great.
If not then it may be worth speaking with your cleaning company to find out what has happened (just make sure the areas you are enquiring about are included in your cleaning arrangement).
5. Safety comes first
Does your cleaner leave wet floor signs after cleaning your floors and are they careful when using equipment with wires to ensure they are not causing any hazards?
We treat all of our customers and their colleagues like they are family, which means their safety is our top priority.
If your cleaner is not committed to the safety of you and your colleagues, their commitment to cleaning could also be questioned.
Even if their standards are high, if they are not taking the safety of you and your colleagues seriously, then you should question if they are the right fit for your business.
What to do next
If you find any areas of your cleaning that you are not happy with then your next step should be to contact your cleaning company.
Having an open and honest conversation can work wonders, as it can clear up issues that either side were not aware off.
It can also help you to identify if you require cleaning services that you did not realise you required.
Get a free cleaning review
If you feel like you are not the best person to identify if your cleaner is doing a good job then we can help.
We can offer you a free review of your current cleaning contract to ensure that you are only paying for the services you need, when you need them.
Don’t worry, once you have received our findings you are under no obligation to use our services.
So, contact us today to arrange your free review.
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