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Office Cleaning Services for Small Offices

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Your typical small office plays host to considerably fewer occupants than large commercial offices. These large offices host hundreds of employees who track in salt and mud, trod on their carpets, wreck their restrooms, and litter their workspaces daily. Small offices have different challenges to contend with.

While many small offices prefer to keep their cleaning in-house, there are many ways that businesses with small offices can benefit from outsourcing their janitorial services. While it might seem that office cleaning is a "one-size fits all" type of service, the size of the office can greatly change the required work scope. 


How is Cleaning Small Offices different from cleaning large OFfices?

When comparing small offices to large commercial offices, the most apparent difference is capacity and the results of having a lot of people in one building. Small offices, however, don't have to manage the wear and tear of hundreds of employees. Very small offices typically hold 10 to 50 employees but can vary in size. 


Differences in Cleaning High Occupancy Offices vs Small Offices

1. Cleaning Frequency

The most important thing to note is that cleaning frequency and cleaning consistency are often intertwined. An office that is cleaned daily will have very similar cleaning needs from day to day, week to week, and so on. Small offices that only have cleaning three times or less a week come with more effort required and much higher variability. 

Establishing a cleaning routine is the essential first step toward keeping your office clean, beautiful, and healthy. Higher-frequency cleaning costs more but typically results in better, more consistent cleaning. Lower-frequency cleaning helps you save some money but may require some work between cleaning on your end and potentially less satisfactory results, there are certain areas of your building that you don't want sitting uncleaned for long.

That said, cleaning frequency is best determined by evaluating your budget, scope of work, and the number of people in your office. If your small office is packed and workers work in close quarters, all using the same common areas, you'll want to have more frequent cleaning. If budget is a concern, we can pair down the scope of work and hours per clean to have more frequent cleaning. In the end, it's really up to your discretion what you think is best for your office and your employees, we're ready to provide services in any situation. 


2. Scope of Work

When it comes down to the brass tacks of cleaning, most offices require fairly similar services across the board. The difference here lies in cleaning frequency. For many offices, certain tasks like dusting and detail vacuuming get done once per week with normal services like trash removal, restroom, and common area cleaning happening daily.

Compared to offices that are cleaned 3 or fewer times per week, weekly and bi-weekly cleaning will require compression to the scope of work. Though there is less overall foot traffic in the small office, the time lapsed between cleaning makes each task slightly more laborious. For example, more trash can pile up, carpets can be dirtier, and floors may have spills that have dried up and need more extra scrubbing.


Creating an office cleaning plan that works for your facility

We've written about how to create an office cleaning checklist that meets all of your facility's needs and the benefits of daily cleaning. While daily cleaning is the best way to keep your office cleaning at a consistent baseline, cleaning 1 or 2 days per week can still help you meet your needs. 

Does your small office need a professional cleaning touch? Summit Building Services is Northeast Ohio's trusted source for commercial cleaning and janitorial services. We're experts in office cleaning of all sizes. If you're ready to get the office cleaning services your business needs, schedule a building walkthrough for your free, personalized office cleaning quote.