When budgets are tight and expectations are high, keeping your cleaning operations cost-effective whilst maintaining high quality results is not an easy task. These handy tips will help you to maximise the efficiency of your cleaning regimes.
- Understand your space
Make sure you evaluate your site and the cleaning requirements for different areas of your building. You need to assess how long it takes to complete all necessary cleaning tasks, identify priority areas which are more likely to become dirty during the day and establish the frequency with which specific sites should be targeted.
- Evaluate and re-evaluate your practise
Just because your cleaning practise has worked in the past doesn’t mean it is serving you as well as newer techniques could. Have a thorough look over your cleaning procedures and make sure you are utilising your staff and product resources in the most efficient and productive way. Be honest about which practises are still working well for your team, and which have room for improvement.
- Utilise innovative advances
The technology behind the design of cleaning products and systems is constantly evolving; don’t fall behind and miss out on advances which could help to improve the efficiency of your organisation’s cleaning systems. Read blogs and articles about new trends in the cleaning industry on a regular basis, and keep an eye out for recent innovation award winners in the cleaning sector.
- Learn from your mistakes
Making significant changes to your organisation’s cleaning operations may seem to be a daunting prospect, but it is essential to address where you may have gone wrong in the past and make improvements to enhance efficiency wherever possible. It will save your organisation both money and time in the long term. If you have had a past incident related to a problem with your cleaning regime, tackle the issue head on and rectify the problem before it arises again.
- Consistency is key
Ensure that wherever your cleaning staff are operating within the scope of your organisation, they have undergone a consistent training programme. You also need to make sure they are working under a single efficiency directive, and are using the same range of high quality, sustainable products and equipment.
Keeping these objectives in mind will help your organisation to keep costs low and results high, enhancing both your reputation and your Return on Investment.