“The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” – Benjamin Franklin
Recently we were asked the question, “What kinds of maintenance aren’t so urgent to address for businesses on stricter budgets?”
This is a good question. After all, West Michigan is a diverse place. Businesses from Ada to Zeeland all grapple with the same kinds of maintenance problems: how to present a clean and inviting front to customers, how to make sure that their facilities are clean and sanitized enough to protect the health of their workers – but not all West Michigan companies are Amway. Most have more limited resources and must balance priorities with them.
However, the fact remains that all unaddressed maintenance issue will eventually become a serious problem. We at First Choice have seen this time and time again. It’s true that businesses may choose to forego things like deodorizers in bathrooms, but poor or irregular cleaning will create bigger issues. Does the cleaning service you currently use just do a quick wipe of sinks or drinking fountains? It may seem like wiping is all that these fixtures need, but experienced cleaners know that people often dump things like soda and coffee into drinking fountains, and the chemical reaction these cause to stainless steel can ruin them unless they are regularly and properly cleaned.
Does your business’s cleaning plan include windows? Quarterly or even monthly window washing may seem excessive, but what do your clients or your potential customers think of your dirty windows? Perhaps consciously they think nothing, but subconsciously a grimy exterior may create doubt regarding your businesses overall capabilities or conscientiousness and drive customers away.
Is your cleaning service doing what they said they would do? If you are not certain, you should take the time to evaluate their work because by the time you notice what they haven’t been doing, the damage may already be done. No one wants to replace flooring or fixtures – or roofs.
First Choice strives to be always clear and honest up front about our requirements, abilities and services. We find this helps to build a relationship with our clients and to take better care of their facility’s needs. We have the experience to notice things you may not and take care of them before they become a larger problem for you. Our goal is to take the pressure of building maintenance entirely off your shoulders so that when you come to work, you and your employees can concern yourself with your jobs – not facility or environmental problems.
If you would like to feel comfortable and relaxed in your business setting, confident that all is being taken care of, please contact First Choice today and talk to us about what cleaning services we can provide for you.
By: David Pollard