There’s just not enough time in the day! Too many meeting to attend, too many tasks to stay on top of, and just too much to do overall. When you’re snowed under with work, relying on outside help is vital. One example is hiring an external cleaning company.

A cleaning company can save you time because they can do all the jobs you don’t have time for: mopping, sweeping, picking up litter, cleaning your windows… the list goes on. You can save your company hundreds of man-hours in the long-run just by offloading your cleaning tasks to an external cleaning company like Fidelis.

But did you know there are a few simple things you can do to maximise the time you save? In this post, we’ll provide some recommendations on how to get the most out of your cleaning company.


Make sure the cleaning company is doing the right tasks

You’ve hired a cleaning company and signed the contract. They start servicing your building, but after a few weeks, you notice that there’s room for improvement. You take another look at the contract and discover that some important cleaning tasks are missing! When this happens, contact the cleaning company to change the agreed-upon services. Ensuring the cleaning company is doing the exact tasks you need will save you a lot of time in the long run.


Have proactive meetings instead of reactive meetings

The saying goes that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This is true for a lot of things in life, including your meetings with your external help. It’s always better to have regularly scheduled meetings with your cleaning company instead of reactive meetings, because it saves time in the long run. This is because regular meetings will keep you in touch with the cleaning company and prevent excessive reactive communication. Use these meetings to review the performance of the cleaning company and change their tasks if necessary.


Clarify the channels of communication

Make sure your cleaning company has your correct contact details – it’s no good if they have an old telephone number or the wrong email address. They need to be able to contact you if they have a question or if something goes wrong. Without a way to contact you, it’s possible they won’t be able to do certain tasks, which could cost you precious time later.


Book the cleaning services when your premises are quiet

Cleaners are more effective when they can move around your premises without disruption. This usually means evenings, nights or weekends – i.e. when all your workers have gone home. So ask your cleaning company if they can come in after hours instead during working hours. It’ll make the cleaning more efficient and also minimise disruption to your workplace.


Fidelis – We’re here to save you time!

Fidelis is a top-rate cleaning company based in Birmingham. We have over 25 years’ experience in cleaning and facility management for the commercial, industrial, public and private sectors. If you’d like to get in touch with us about your commercial cleaning or facilities management requirements, just call us on 0845 43 10 382. Alternatively, send us an email on We’re here you for!

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