Clear Cleaning Costs Create Confidence

When your contract cleaning company gives you clear prices for daily office cleaning it creates a strong base of trust in your relationship. Transparency makes sure that you know exactly which commercial cleaning services you are actually paying for.  This blog look at why clear cleaning costs create confidence.

At Tender

At the start of your relationship with a new professional contract cleaning company, clear prices are vital. This will enable you to properly compare the charges proposed by the competing companies. If you can compare each company in detail you will be able to make a fair assessment of each proposal and ensure you get the best for your premises.

Avoid Shocks

A professional contract cleaning company will be open and honest about the pricing for office cleaning services right from the start of the contract. The invoices you receive should be exactly as you expected at the end of the month. This will help you avoid those surprise costs that will throw out your financial plan.

Look For Detail

If the invoice your contract cleaning company sends you shows every service in one lump sum then you cannot know what you are paying for. As an example, you need to know the cleaner's hourly pay rate, not least because it helps with discussions about the Living Wage. It is also possible that you are paying for more cleaners than are actually carrying out your daily office cleaning. Or perhaps your cleaners pay is less, resulting in a lack of care and concern about standards of work. It is also possible that your contract cleaning company is making more profit from your contract than was agreed.

So you need clear detail in your quotation and invoices to get a proper understanding of the commercial office cleaning services supplied.

Situations Evolve

No company stands still, so contracts do change over time. If the last two years have showed us anything, it is that a contract cleaning company needs to be quick to adapt.

If your cleaning contractor supplies detailed pricing you will be able to look at the effect of any changes within your company before implementation. This will give you detail to help you keep any increases in costs as low as possible.

Commercial office cleaning services providers needed to understand and implement new rules to establish new protocols very quickly during the pandemic. Professional COVID disinfection and sanitising services, with new systems and new products had to be brought in fast. Access to clear pricing was essential for managers to understand the effect on their budgets. Otherwise they were working in the dark.

The current environment has staff shortages causing pressure to increase wages, plus rising inflation.  More reason then why Facility Managers need to understand the reason behind unavoidable upward pressure on costs.

Itemise Everything

Your commercial office cleaning services provider should give you a full list of all prices, which must include how much they are making. It is fair that a provider should make a profit, but only to the amount agreed. That way you will understand what you are being charged for all the time. You will also be able to see that the contractors carrying out your daily office cleaning are treated properly. Detailed pricing will show up important matters like care of staff and the progress of technical changes.

Clear Cleaning Costs Create Confidence

Your commercial office cleaning services provider should supply clear pricing from the word go.

It must include:

  • Direct wage costs - weekly hours multiplied by the rate of pay
  • Indirect costs - National Insurance, sick and holiday pay and pension
  • Compliance and equipment
  • Margins and expenses

There should be no concealed costs and your commercial cleaning services provider should only invoice for agreed charges. Specialist cleaning, like commercial window and carpet cleaning services must be listed separately. The cost of cleaning consumables should be agreed at the start.

TemcoUK Facility Services

With over 20 years experience in the commercial cleaning sector, Temco has always operated a transparent pricing policy.  Clear pricing makes working with us as your contract cleaning provider much simpler with less chance of invoice queries and misunderstandings.

Following a site survey, we will prepare an accurate quotation based on the hours required to achieve the cleaning specification.

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