Budgeting for Industrial Cleaning

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019

Budgeting for Industrial Cleaning

Industrial cleaning is a necessary part of maintaining a clean, safe, and functional facility. This type of cleaning is often more intensive than other forms of commercial cleaning, as it may require OSHA certified access, specialty equipment, process within an operational manufacturing environment and space containment. These tasks should only be performed by contractors and vendors who possess the appropriate experience and expertise with these tasks.

Hiring reliable industrial cleaning contractors does not always come cheap however; equipment, knowledge, and labor all come with a high value. Still, you may wind up paying a higher price in repair costs for not cleaning your facility. So, you must figure out the best way to budget for industrial cleaning costs. Let us go over the basics so you can get prepared.

What Should Your Budget Include?

  • Current Costs: If you own or manage an industrial facility, you know that there are several costs to keep track of on a regular basis. What you invest in industrial cleaning services just stacks on top of your current costs. Make sure you keep those current costs in mind when crafting your budget. You do not want to run out of important resources while cleaning your facility.

  • Preventative Maintenance Costs: What are you currently investing in preventative maintenance? Industrial cleaning is a form of maintenance, so if you have an existing maintenance budget, you can include these cleaning costs as a part of it.

  • Future Planning Costs: Do you have or foresee any other upcoming costs for your facility? Will you need to invest in new equipment, floors, staff, etc. soon? Understanding how Industrial Cleaning and Preventive Maintenance roll into your Capital and Expense budgets is something we can help with.

Additional Considerations When Budgeting

Physical Plant, infrastructure and equipment are a huge part of Capital budget planning, and you also have to think about the larger implications of investing in industrial cleaning services when building a budget. Here are some additional considerations:

  • Your Goals: Is the purpose of cleaning mainly for aesthetic reasons or to fix problems, Safety, fire hazard reduction, etc. What are you looking to achieve from industrial cleaning?

  • Future Plans for Your Space: Do you want to expand, add equipment, or change your floor plan? Is this a short-term or long-term goal? How does industrial cleaning factor into this vision? What needs attention now, and what can wait, if necessary?

  • Industrial Containment and Cleanup: Will cleaning services put a hold on your operations or be in your way? How might this affect your profits?  We are able to work while you continue to operate.

  • Impact on Productivity: Is an unclean workplace decreasing productivity? How much is this affecting your bottom line and employee satisfaction and morale? Will industrial cleaning help improve these things?

Costs and Risks if You Neglect Industrial Cleaning

There are, of course, plenty of costs and risks you might incur if you fail to invest in industrial cleaning and other forms of facility maintenance. These include the spread of contaminants and particulates, risk of fire, general product damage, lost time, and more. All of these potential costs must also factor into your budget. After all, they might lead to larger, more expensive problems down the road, which proper cleaning could help you avoid.

Budgeting for industrial cleaning is not always easy, and knowing what to keep in mind can help you come up with the optimal plan for your facility. Kaloutas Painting can also help you budget your project. We offer our clients the best value for all of our services, which include industrial cleaning, painting, flooring, and more. To learn more about us, contact us and give us a call at 978-532-1414.

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