Debunking 5 of the Biggest Commercial Cleaning Myths

by Mike Derryberry • October 29, 2021

Commercial Cleaning Myths Debunked

Having a clean workplace is important for a number of reasons. First, customers who enter your facility will notice whether your business looks clean and professional. If your business does not look clean and well-maintained, then your customers may find a competing business that prioritizes cleanliness and leaves a good first impression.

Second, businesses with clean workplaces typically have a more efficient and productive workplace. Your employees will notice if you decide to cut corners and forgo office cleaning services. This could leave them feeling devalued and unmotivated to produce their best work. If possible, you should have your office cleaned regularly to ensure that your employees have a healthy work environment.

Unfortunately, many business owners have their reasons for not using a professional cleaning service. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about commercial cleaning providers.

We have debunked 5 of the biggest commercial cleaning myths for you below. We hope this post inspires you to take full advantage of the help a commercial cleaning company in Phoenix can provide.

1. Commercial Cleaning Is Too Expensive for Small Business Owners

We hear all the time from small business owners that they cannot afford commercial cleaning services. They picture themselves paying thousands of dollars each month for commercial cleaning and shudder at the prospect.

Fortunately, it typically does not cost thousands of dollars to clean most commercial spaces (size and scope of work notwithstanding). Our commercial cleaning team is always looking to find the preferred balance between being competitive in our pricing while making sure our teams are compensated fairly.

Once our Phoenix customers learn how we can save their business time and money, they quickly see the cost-effectiveness of hiring a professional cleaning service. Not only do our cleaning services remove germs and bacteria from your workplace, but they also prevent structural damage and other major problems from occurring.

If you use the wrong cleaning products on your flooring, countertops, tile and furniture, then you will need to replace them after only a couple of years of use. This could cost your business thousands of dollars and prevent you from using the money for more important projects.

At Compass Cleaning Solutions, our commercial cleaners know what products to use on your specific surfaces and will help you maintain the quality of your furniture, appliances and building infrastructure.

2. Commercial Cleaning Will Interrupt Your Business Operations

Are you worried that a commercial cleaning team will interrupt your business operations? This is a common myth that many business owners put forward when choosing not to use a commercial cleaning service.

Thankfully, we are happy to report that this assumption is not true. In fact, many commercial cleaning providers (including ours!) work when no one is present. This is better for efficiency and provides no disruption for the customer.

Interruptions are only an issue if a cleaning company is not given keys and alarm codes for after-hours work. If you do not give your commercial cleaners access to your facility, then they may have to work when your employees are present.

3. Commercial Cleaning Is Only Needed When an Area Is Visibly Dirty

While your business may look presentable, this does not necessarily mean that it is clean. Your business could hold many different types of bacteria, germs and pathogens that are invisible to the eye, exposing your customers and employees to a range of health problems.

As we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious droplets can land on any surface in your office and infect anyone who touches that surface. Dangerous pathogens can also spread through the air, so it is important to protect the air quality inside your premises.

A professional cleaner can create a cleaning schedule for your business that eliminates harmful contaminants and prevents the spread of infectious diseases. If you wait until you see a build-up of dirt, dust and grime in your workplace, then your customers and employees will pay the price for your inaction.

4. All Commercial Cleaning Companies Are the Same

For some reason, many business owners assume that all cleaning companies provide a similar level of service. However, like any other service industry, you will find that some commercial cleaning companies provide more comprehensive cleaning services than others.

You will also find that some commercial cleaning companies do not provide open and transparent communication and will cut corners whenever possible. Before hiring a commercial cleaning company, you should ask how they communicate with clients and how they maintain a consistent customer experience.

At Compass Cleaning Solutions, our customer reviews suggest that we understand the importance of consistency in customer service. We use a web-based communication system that reduces our response time to minutes and hours instead of days or weeks. We place a high value on ethics and have a proven track record of accommodating and professional service.

5. Green Cleaning Products Are Unnecessary

Lastly, many people assume that green cleaning products or organic cleaning products are ineffective and have little value.

Of course, this could not be further from the truth. The majority of green cleaning supplies are made using non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that will help keep your customers and employees safe and healthy.

What makes these products ineffective is the improper application of the products by the cleaning technician. You should only hire a commercial cleaning company in Phoenix that has a history of safely and properly cleaning commercial spaces using green cleaning products.

As a commercial cleaning company in Phoenix, we only use organic products that have a documented record of making a positive health and environmental impact.

For the past 15 years, we have experimented with many green cleaning products and have found a formula that works best for our customers. We never use cleaning products that are highly chemical-based and understand how to apply these products on a range of surfaces.

Schedule an Appointment With Compass Cleaning Solutions

Hopefully, we have dispelled many of the myths about commercial cleaning that could prevent you from hiring a commercial cleaning company. Do you have additional questions or need more information about our commercial cleaning services?

Contact us today at 602-606-7900 to schedule an appointment with our team. You can also review our locations page to find an office nearest you. We look forward to meeting with you in person and impressing you with our experience, professionalism and knowledge of commercial cleaning.

About the Author

Mike Derryberry is the principal owner and the Chief Visionary Officer of Compass Cleaning Solutions. Since 2004, he and his company have provided personable, professional and conscientious commercial cleaning services to customers throughout the Phoenix Valley and the surrounding areas. He believes strongly in providing CCS franchise owners with a sustainable business model, giving them the tools, training and franchise support they need to build a successful commercial cleaning business and become financially independent.

Since 2004, Mike has focused on providing the best quality janitorial services for his Phoenix customers. His belief in the culture and people at Compass Cleaning Solutions has given him the motivation to expand the company and secure a unique place in the commercial cleaning industry. He wants each and every customer to have an exceptional customer service experience and has invested heavily in the development of environmentally safe products and practices. His company employs a variety of advanced technologies, including the use of organic cleaning products, microfiber tools and the most advanced cleaning equipment on the market.

Mike is an eager advocate for good leadership practices and believes wholeheartedly that purpose, values and mission are the essential traits for any successful company. His passion for providing ethical and moral leadership has helped Compass Cleaning Solutions become a top-ranked janitorial business in the Phoenix area. The company was awarded the 2020 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics for the Pacific Southwest. The company was also recognized by as one of the Best Office Cleaners in Phoenix for 2021.