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Why Having Office Staff doing janitorial work is bad for business

Posted on 08 December 2017 by admin (0)

There are many things to manage in the course of operating a business, giving no room for staff to handle the janitorial work of your business. Apart from this reason, it is bad to leave the janitorial work of your business in the hands of your office staff.

Here are why having office staff doing janitorial work is bad for your business.

1. Lack of Deep Cleaning Experience and Skills

Janitorial service requires certain skills and know-how that your office staff doesn’t have. As a result, they will mess up the whole cleaning process if you ask them to carry out the cleaning. For instance, it is very unlikely that your employees can remove embedded carpet stains, work with VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) or de-scale a bathroom. These are the duties of professional commercial cleaning companies.

If you end up asking your employees to carry out this janitorial service, you will end up spending more with lesser degree of success at the end of the day. Hiring a commercial cleaning company will save you money, time and a lot of worries.

2. Commercial Cleaning Equipment and Products

Janitorial cleaning service needs special cleaning products and equipment which you may not have to do a thorough office cleaning. In addition, your employees are not trained on how to use these commercial products and equipment. If you want your employees to do the janitorial service therefore, you will have to spend time and money on training them, which will cost you more than hiring commercial cleaning companies.

3. Home Cleaning is Different from Commercial Cleaning 

The fact that your employees are experienced in home cleaning doesn’t mean that they can do commercial cleaning. The reason is that there are different cleaning products and equipment used by janitorial cleaning companies which your employees don’t know.

4. Employees Cleaning Costs More

Asking your employees to do janitorial work will cost you more than you budgeted because they lack the experience, making them work at a slow speed than the janitorial commercial cleaning companies. In addition, workers compensation will increase fast if there is injury or damage to your equipment.


With the reasons highlighted above, it can be concluded that having office staff doing janitorial work is bad for your business. Instead, hire a specialized commercial cleaning company for the assignment.