Whether you run a giant warehouse that ships goods internationally or own a small local bakery, you will have a budget to work within. Whatever industry you operate in, it all comes down to money in the end. But of course, another inevitable part of running a commercial business is cleanliness. And whilst spending more money on cleaning products might seem counterintuitive when you’re trying to keep everything within budget, it could actually save you more money in the long run.
So how exactly will spending more money on expensive cleaning equipment help your budget?
Time is money
High quality equipment does the job faster and more efficiently. And whilst the old saying, ‘time is money’ may be a cliche, it’s the truth. The amount of minutes and hours you save on cleaning procedures will accumulate over time and the results, translated into dollars, will speak for themselves!
Saves money on consumables
The best machines in the business are specifically designed to work as efficiently and economically as possible. This doesn’t just mean doing the job faster and better. It also means that they provide more efficient use of consumables and cleaning products. So the money you spend on getting a higher quality machine will be recouped by a significant reduction in your regular spendings on consumables like bleach, soap and so on.
Reduces manual labour
When you invest money in high quality equipment, you are reducing the amount of time and energy your staff spend on cleaning. So for example, if you purchase a commercial or industrial floor sweeper, you only require one person to operate it and they will get the work done in a fraction of the time that it would take with a mop and bucket. This in turn gives your staff more time to focus on other things.
For businesses that require a high level of hygiene and cleanliness, such as those in the food and beverage industry for example, this could actually save you so much time that it could ultimately allow you to reduce staff numbers. And this of course could significantly reduce your outgoing costs which in turn would increase your profits.
The aforementioned time which is saved on cleaning and down-time can now be spent on more productive things that will actually make you money. So for example, rather than spending an hour and a half cleaning your warehouse floor, your staff can now be loading goods into vans for delivery, thus reducing your turn-around time and enabling you to make more deliveries and therefore more money.
Quality equipment lasts longer
Whilst the upfront cost of a high quality industrial cleaner may be off-putting, you are actually getting a better deal in the long run. These machines are built to last. They are made specifically to perform over and over and over again. They are durable and are made to last for years and years. So whilst you might think that you are getting a bargain by buying a cheap machine, it won’t be a bargain when you have to replace it in a year and again a year after that. Cleaning is an unavoidable part of any business’ daily operations so be smart and think long-term when it comes to buying your cleaning equipment.
Any large upfront cost can be daunting when it comes to managing your budget. But when it comes to your cleaning operations, you must think long term and consider the ongoing benefits of a high quality machine. Whilst you may need to spend a bit more money upfront, a high quality machine which is specifically designed to work efficiently, effectively and economically will save you time, money and countless dollars in the long run.