Should you hire a cleaning service?

Should you hire a cleaning service?

It is crucial to keep your office neat and tidy as it leaves a good impression on your clients and helps boost your employees' morale. Maintaining cleanliness in an office is not an easy feat and, some companies opt to hire cleaning services. The following are the key considerations if you are thinking of hiring a cleaning service company as well:

Business/Office type

Most businesses like logistics, retail, and manufacturing frequented by large volumes of personnel often hire cleaning services because such industries are difficult to maintain. Medical-related offices also require complicated cleaning and organization, and if you are not knowledgeable about it, it might be best to hire the experts. 

Business/Office size

If your office only contains 2-5 people, confined in a small room, then a cleaning service may not be necessary. However, a company with more than 20 employees may require a cleaning service to keep the office clean and organized. Human traffic can increase waste and dirt in your office, and you cannot always rely upon your employees that they would be cleaning after themselves. 


It is best to check your wallet first if it is best to hire one or do the cleaning yourselves when you own a small office. The average cost of commercial cleaning in the USA is $0.11-15 per sq ft or $50-100 per hour. If your budget can cover it, then, by all means, hire a cleaning service. 

Frequency and Duration of Cleaning

How often you want to clean your office can help you decide whether to hire a cleaning service; is it for a few hours? Daily, weekly, monthly? Assessing this can also help you decide whether to hire service hourly or per square footage. 

 Per hour or square foot

It may be best for a large office to hire a cleaning service per hour as having too many square feet can hurt your budget whereas, it is more sensible for a smaller office to pay per square foot as they consume less time to clean. 

Once you have already decided to pay for a cleaning service, here are some questions to ask yourselves before hiring one:

  1. Do they have a good reputation/ reviews from their clients?
  2. Is the company registered with the secretary of state?
  3. Are they licensed and insured?
  4. Do they give quotes and free trial?
  5. Are they well-experienced and flexible to accommodate your office schedule?
  6. What is their scope of services?
  7. Where are they located; are they nearby?
  8. Are the materials/equipment included in the service?
  9. How much are their rates, per hour or square foot?
  10.  Are you going to hire them for the long or short term? 

There are hundreds of office cleaning services out there, and it may be hard to find one that matches the kind of service you need. But if you incorporate in your decision all the tips we have shared here, I am sure you will eventually find a trustworthy companion to keep your office clean. 

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