Your employees should know how to push a broom around the break room, clean up their area, and do their part to keep place of business clean. A hardworking staff can only go so far, however. It’s one thing to ask them to perform standard duties, and it’s yet another to ask them to tackle any of these five tasks. Sometimes it is a good business decision to hire a specialized cleaning company to take on the mess.
1. CLEANING UP HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
If you don’t work in an industry where hazardous chemicals are common, don’t ask anyone on your staff to deal with them. Call a specialist if a tub of caustic chemicals spills over the floor. You don’t want anyone to get hurt on the job. Be sure to get the area isolated, and then call in a full service cleaning company to deal with the crisis, only as needed.
2. CLEANING UP HAZARDOUS WASTE
There is a big difference in mopping out the bathroom and cleaning up sewage. Handling this type hazardous human waste breeches employee safety on the job. Untrained staff should never deal cleaning up with hazardous waste materials like sewage, bodily fluids, and bodily waste. There’s a large risk of contamination, and it can pose serious health risks when someone incorrectly disposes of it. Even if your staff member isn’t injured or sickened, they could be throwing it out improperly, and in turn pass that risk on to others.
3. DEEP CLEANING CARPETS AND CURTAINS
While the first two points have to do with the health and safety of all, this is a matter of economy. You can buy or rent a steam cleaner and have employees deep clean on the clock, but it is not always an efficient solution. When you factor in time away from their actual tasks, cost of equipment and chemicals, and their lack of proper training with the equipment and technique, it is more cost-effective to hire a reputable company to come in for the job.
4. MOLD ERADICATION DUTIES
If you find that you have a mold infestation, don’t get your employees involved. Call an experienced mold remediation expert. High density of mold spores causes health problems. Anyone with asthma, weak lungs, or even something as mild as a cold is going to be especially susceptible. Mold eradication is too important a task to handle sloppily.
5. DEEP STAINS AND WATER DAMAGE
Water damage and the deep stains that come with it need specialist attention. Your employees can sponge and mop all day, but they won’t repair the damage. Find a full service cleaning company or even a full blown water damage restoration company to get your business back in ship shape.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS
If you don’t run a full service cleaning company, don’t treat your staff like they work for one. You’re going to get better results for less money if you hire professional cleaners. Your employees do their part to keep the office or store clean. At the same time, don’t expect an untrained employee to know how to handle situations that involve hazardous chemicals or hazardous waste. Mold, deep stains, and water damage prove difficult for anyone, let professionals do what they do best, and leave your staff to their jobs.