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Beware When Hiring the Lowest Bidder for Your Office Cleaning
In some cases, the lowest bidder for office cleaning is at the bottom because they’ve streamlined their services and refined the products so they are efficient enough to charge less.
In other cases, however, companies that come up at the bottom of the price range are doing so by cheating. When your workplace isn’t clean and sanitized, your employees will suffer the consequences–and so will your budget. Workers who are less productive due to illness is costing American employers up to $218 billion every year.
Here are just a few of the things unscrupulous low-bidders may be doing:
Cheap Office Cleaning Equipment
The difference between a heavy-duty broom and a cheap replacement might not be something to worry about. But an inexpensive household vacuum is no match for a high-performance commercial model. Not only will your floor’s appearance suffer, but they will also be full of dirt and allergens, too.
When employees and visitors are continually walking through your building–bringing in contaminants from outside–you need floor cleaning equipment that cleans deeply and thoroughly to prolong the life of the flooring and the health of your workers.
Cheap, Harsh Chemicals
At Accurate Building Maintenance, we use the most advanced, environmentally-friendly cleaning equipment in the commercial office cleaning industry. We know how important it is for your spaces to be cleaned and sanitized while also using supplies that are not harmful to people or the planet.
Some low bidders cut costs by using cheap chemicals that contain ingredients harmful and unnecessary to the cleaning process. Some can cause nose and throat irritation, headaches, skin reactions, nausea, and more. When it comes to the health of our customers and our employees, we never skimp.
Unfair Employment Conditions
Some of the most dishonest companies will put the burden of lowering costs on their cleaning crews. By forcing long workdays, offering low pay and compensation, or even taking advantage of undocumented workers who do not have the same rights as authorized employees, these companies enjoy profits while hurting hard working families.
The Price of Low-Cost Office Cleaning
Whether you’re simply trying to stick to a budget or your company is contractually required to choose the lowest bidder, make sure you thoroughly vet your choices to understand the impact of cheap office cleaning services. If the offer seems too low to be true, it probably is.
Instead, find an efficient, affordable office cleaning crew that keeps costs down with expertise and experience, not by cutting corners. To learn more about how we can help you stay on budget or to build a partnership with us, submit your information today.
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