Reducing and controlling costs in your cleaning service includes increasing productivity and saving money where possible. For this, it’s important to look at your business operations and identify areas for improvement. This will help improve your bottom line and strengthen the financial future of your business.
Below are three tips that can help you control costs within your cleaning service operations.
Train Your Employees
Proper training of employees is vital to controlling costs better. Make sure each employee is trained in safety procedures, cleaning methods, and proper use of equipment and chemicals. This helps prevent future rework, product waste, and costly claims that can add to your expenses.
Create an Efficient Process
Increased efficiency can decrease labor costs. To better manage your budget, it’s important to understand the time and resources needed to complete a job. After evaluating the facility you’re contracted to service and work requirements, clearly define a cleaning method (e.g., zone or team cleaning) and prioritize tasks that will get the job done through an efficient process. Establishing an effective process helps employees increase productivity without compromising quality of work.
In addition, consider using equipment and products that make the cleaning process more effective and less time-consuming. Although sometimes pricey, the higher performance, durability, and longer lifespan of certain equipment and products can help you control costs better over the long term.
Keep Your Business Insurance Premium Low
There are simple ways to keep your business insurance premium low without giving up coverage. This includes maintaining a clean claims history, enforcing safety procedures, bundling multiple policies with one carrier, and increasing your deductible.
For better coverage that protects you from financial loss, NIP Group’s MaintenancePro insurance program can be custom-tailored to meet the financial and operational needs of your janitorial or cleaning service business. Visit http://www.nipgroup.com/programs/maintenancepro/ for more information or contact your broker.
How did you reduce costs in your janitorial or cleaning service operations?