For quite some time now, it has been believed that when it came to office cleaning, most all facilities and companies were currently nighttime cleaning.  This is based on a few false premises and misconceptions.  In reality, most companies and organizations have, in fact, been daytime cleaning, and have been for quite some time now.

So, the question is, should those companies and facilities that are currently nighttime cleaning be convinced to switch to daytime cleaning?  Those who are fans of daytime cleaning state the number one advantage is that of both lower energy and lower costs.  However, this would in effect, put the lower energy and cheaper cleaning labor ahead of what the companies function is. 

This would then bring into play the idea that in the effort of being cost-effective, there would be the tradeoff of paid workers having to wait for a restroom to be reopened, or the possibility of a slip and fall possibly presenting itself.

It is helpful to keep the big picture in mind—businesses are there to serve customers with employees making this service possible.  There is also the fact that commercial cleaners are there as an aide to support the business in its function—not the other way around, as some would believe.

Hidden Costs

There are a few hidden costs at play in the daytime versus nighttime cleaning scenario as it is true that by having daytime cleaning, there may be some reduction in energy costs by not having to turn on the facilities lights as night.  However, it is best to remember that the lower costs would possibly make that large an impact on the custodial portion of a companies budget.

There is also the fact that, by having the office cleaning during the day may seem more manageable, and may seem to aid in the retention of employees, you may also, on the other hand, lose some of your best employees who work the night shift as a supplemental second job.

Next, there is the consideration of how noisy the cleaning equipment that will be used maybe, as well as the fact that the same equipment may, in fact, be working around your customers and may impact both their comfort as well as your employee’s productivity.

So, what it comes down to is simply—how much will the daytime cleaning impact your overall business workflow?  The solution to these questions may be simpler than you think.  Flexibility.  Some facilities have better results with an early morning office cleaning shift, while others have better results with late evening cleaning.  Yet others may benefit from an early morning cleaning, with the cleaners returning for short intervals throughout the day to make sure to address any mishaps that may occur.

No matter whether the answer is daytime cleaning or nighttime cleaning, make sure that the choice is the right one for your business or office space.  Only you know for sure what will work best and to your advantage in the end.