The office is a place that represents your company in a physical way. Obviously you have branding to show what the company believes in and aspires to for those looking at you in the outside world, but for those who are in closer contact, the clients who come in for meetings, and the employees that work for you, the state of the office will represent a lot more. For this reason businesses spend millions on ensuring that their offices are eye catching and sleek, showing the company to be up with the trends in design and culture, and generally exuding a sense of confidence and modernity. Of course if you are not Google or Apple, then these kinds of funds won’t be available to you, and you simply need to work with what you have. Presentation is no less important however for an accounting firm in Barnsley than it is for a multinational in New York - you need to show your clients that you are sharp and presentable, and if you don’t have an amazing office, it is essential that you have a clean and tidy one. Obviously, this is not something that a busy business owner has time to do themselves, and you wouldn't want your employees to see you in an apron and marigolds, scrubbing the floor, so having a think about office cleaning professionals is certainly worthwhile.
A cleaning company will be able to provide you with a set of cleaning professionals who can give your place a decent once over however many times a week you feel you need it. Some offices will go for twice a week, whilst others will get the place cleaned every evening, it simply depends on the size of the place and the footfall. Having a team of cleaners in can be expensive however, so you need to ensure that you are getting a good band for your buck, as otherwise you could be hemorrhaging money without seeing the results that you need for such an expense! Ensuring that you are keeping an eye on your cleaning company is one thing but getting the right one in the first place will save you a bit of time and hassle.
Before you talk to anyone, ask around the rest of the companies in the same building as you who they use. It may be that you can come to an arrangement by which the cleaning company does your office after theirs on the same night, to save travel. You will also be able to ask in advance what the neighboring office think of the cleaning standards of the team, which is useful to know in advance! One of the most essential things to ensure is that you are not allowing the cleaning to interrupt the working day. An employee of yours may feel that they work better with a lot of their papers out on their desk, and if a cleaner tries to tidy them, then the next day may be really difficult for that employee, as they won’t know where anything is! Essentially, you need to have a team of cleaners who respond well and listen carefully to your brief, delivering a deep clean that is careful around expensive machinery and sensitive documents, whilst also being thorough. It sounds like a big ask, but that is why there are companies dedicated solely to office cleaning, just make sure you get the right one for the right price!