Outsourcing commercial green cleaning services provides advantages such as increased productivity, enhanced occupant satisfaction, and financial benefits due to reduced cleaning costs, eco-friendly products, and leveraging the expertise of professional green cleaning providers.
The Advantages of Outsourced Green Cleaning Services
Green cleaning services have become popular among businesses and organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), aiming to reduce their environmental impact.
According to CleanLink;
The [EPA] announced it is adopting a new approach to encourage office buildings to adopt green building practices.
The agency aims to reduce the environmental and health impacts of buildings and building-related products, lead by example with the EPA’s own facilities, expand understanding of green buildings and increase adoption of green building practices in areas where progress has been more limited.
Outsourcing commercial green cleaning services has been an effective strategy for organizations looking to improve their productivity and customer satisfaction.
Several studies have shown that outsourcing commercial green cleaning services can increase organizational productivity.
According to a report by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), outsourcing cleaning services can lead to a 20% to 40% increase in productivity due to outsourcing companies' specialized skills and knowledge (IFMA, 2018).
This allows organizations to focus on their core competencies while leaving non-core activities such as cleaning to professionals.
Moreover, outsourcing green cleaning services can eliminate the need for organizations to invest in recruitment, training, and management of in-house custodial staff, freeing up valuable time and resources that can be redirected towards other essential activities such as employee development and engagement.
Outsourcing commercial green cleaning services has been shown to enhance occupant satisfaction.
According to a survey by the American Society of Interior Designers, 80% of employees report that cleanliness and hygiene are essential factors in their workplace satisfaction (ASID, 2016).
Outsourcing green cleaning services ensures the facility is cleaned to the highest standards, providing occupants with a safe and healthy environment.
In addition, outsourcing allows organizations to leverage the expertise of professional green cleaning service providers with the latest cleaning technologies and techniques.
Green cleaning services use eco-friendly products that are safe for the environment and occupants, reducing the risk of allergies and respiratory issues.
Outsourcing commercial green cleaning services can also result in financial benefits for organizations.
According to an article by Hotel Management, outsourcing cleaning services can result in a 25% to 40% reduction in cleaning costs (Hotel Management, 2010).
Outsourcing companies can leverage economies of scale to purchase cleaning products and equipment at lower prices than an in-house custodial department.
Outsourcing also eliminates the need for organizations to invest in cleaning equipment and supplies, reducing capital expenditure.
It also eliminates the need for organizations to incur the costs of managing and training in-house custodial staff, including payroll, benefits, and insurance.
Outsourcing Commercial Cleaning Services Results in Better Health and Hygiene Outcomes Compared to In-House Custodial Departments
There are several proven reasons why outsourcing commercial cleaning services can result in better health and hygiene outcomes compared to in-house custodial departments:
- Specialized expertise and training: Outsourced cleaning companies have specialized expertise and training in cleaning and disinfecting commercial facilities. They often have access to the latest cleaning technologies, equipment, and products, which can help to remove dirt, dust, and germs from surfaces more effectively. In-house custodial departments may have a different level of training or access to specialized equipment, which can impact the quality of cleaning.
- Consistency in cleaning standards: Outsourced cleaning companies are typically contracted to provide a consistent level of cleaning across all areas of the facility. They have specific cleaning schedules and protocols in place to ensure that all areas are cleaned to a high standard. In contrast, in-house custodial departments may have more variability in their cleaning standards, as different employees may have different cleaning methods or levels of thoroughness.
- Reduced risk of cross-contamination: Outsourced cleaning companies have established protocols and procedures for preventing the spread of germs and bacteria between areas of the facility. They may use color-coded cleaning tools and equipment to prevent cross-contamination, and they often have specific protocols in place for cleaning high-touch surfaces and areas where germs are likely to be present. In-house custodial departments may have different levels of expertise or protocols in place, which can increase the risk of cross-contamination.
References & Resources
- Impact of Design Series, Vol. 1
- Pros, cons of outsourcing housekeeping
- Building the Future of Facility Management Through Digital Innovation
Outsourcing commercial green cleaning services has several advantages over an in-house custodial department.
It enhances productivity by allowing organizations to focus on their core competencies, improves occupant satisfaction by providing a safe and healthy environment, and results in financial benefits by reducing cleaning costs.
Organizations that outsource green cleaning services can benefit from the expertise of professional green cleaning providers, eco-friendly products, and cutting-edge cleaning technologies.
If you would like more information regarding the effectiveness of high-performance infection prevention and control measures, or if you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation on-site assessment of your facility's custodial needs, contact us today for a free quote!
In Bakersfield, CA, call (661) 437-3253
In Fresno, CA, call (559) 206-1059
In Valencia, CA, or Santa Clarita, CA, call (661) 437-3253
In Palmdale, CA, or Lancaster, CA, call (661) 371-4756