Your business needs a workplace that is clean and well managed – a place where both your customers and your employees want to spend their time to conduct business. So, what do you really need? Is a Janitorial service enough, or do you need a Facilities company? What’s the difference? Let’s take a look at both to decide.
What are Janitorial Services?
Janitorial services are primarily concerned with the performance of regular cleaning and general maintenance, performing duties that ensure that your workplace looks good for visitors and is a comfortable space for employees. Services are typically performed on a regular, usually daily, basis, and include general cleaning and sanitizing rest rooms, employee lounges, break rooms and kitchens; floor sweeping and vacuuming, general dusting, and trash removal.
If you decide that you need janitorial services, it might be good to choose a company that can meet your needs now, but also scale up as your business quickly grows. They should also be experienced and trained in methods that reduce or eliminate cross-contamination which includes proper use of cleaning agents and equipment to insure a truly clean environment.
What are Facilities Services?
If your cleaning needs extend into more in-depth tasks that may include equipment maintenance, light internal construction, high-bay lighting and dusting, equipment inspections, installation of tile or other construction-related tasks on a regular basis, you may need a Facilities Services company.
But There is a Middle of the Road Solution.
Some Janitorial companies include certain services that go beyond basic cleaning and offer things like power washing the building exterior and parking areas, floor resurfacing, window washing, building office furniture, and upholstery and carpet cleaning.
Depending on the nature of your business and number of employees or visitors, you may need more than a basic janitorial service. The goal is to keep your business clean and well maintained because it will reflect on your reputation. Some companies such as Genesis Building Services can handle both in depth cleaning and general facility services.
And what about experience? Genesis has been around for 90+ years! That is a lot of cleaning and local Bay Area business experience! Give us a call: 800.547.2847.