When customers walk into a dirty restaurant, chances are they won’t want to stay. Cleanliness is one of the first things customers notice. Even the smallest things need to be clean, such as salt and pepper shakers. A poll by CleanLink found that a dirty floor alone could make 68% of customers leave. If the front of a restaurant is dirty, customers start thinking about how the rest of the area must look (kitchen, bathroom.) These issues can result in larger issues with the health department. Luckily, this can all be avoided by hiring a cleaning company!
Maintaining the cleanliness of your restaurant should be put into the hands of a trusted cleaning service company. Hiring a cleaning company will ensure that you have enough time to focus on other operations while the professionals focus on keeping the restaurant spotless.
When looking into hiring a cleaning service here are some of the advantages:
- Working off hours: It’s best to do the deep cleaning of a restaurant when the establishment is closed. Customers do not want to see a cleaning service at work when they’re trying to enjoy their meal. That’s why most cleaning services operate after hours unlike your staff who may be cleaning during the shift.
- Properly trained: Restaurant cleaning services are up to date on training with methods of sanitation and cleanliness. When it comes time for inspection, you’ll feel at ease knowing your restaurant is properly cleaned.
When hiring a cleaning service here are some considerations:
- Check their credentials: Is the company properly authorized to work within your restaurant environment? For example : if your restaurant has carpeting, you’ll want to make sure this cleaning service is properly equipped and trained to clean carpeted areas.
- Liability: Always make sure that the cleaning company you chose is fully insured. Check out the Better Business Bureau rating as it will give you a better idea to see if the company is trustworthy.
Interviewing cleaning companies should be one of the first things you do after researching. The process might sound long, however the end goal will result in a clean restaurant and will have a huge impact on your customers opinion of your establishment. You don’t want to hire just any team because you need to make sure that they have what it takes to successfully complete the job. If you’re in New York City, give the Restaurant Cleaners team a call at 212-951-1445