26 August, 2017
(Don't worry, this is a stock image. We haven't made it to the USA yet!)
At Apollo Wales, we’re always keen to identify each part that makes up an hourly rate or fixed price for a Cleaning Service.
Unlike most Cleaning Companies in the UK, we’re not a Franchisee which means we don’t have to pay for our branding and products from a fixed source by adding to our customers fees.
You can find out what Cleaning Companies are Franchised by Clicking Here. If you're being provided with a Cleaning Service by one of these, its in your financial interests to get in touch with our Team!
Also, unlike most other Cleaning Companies, we have a minimal but strong Management structure which means that we aren’t paying for unnecessary roles within the Company and can pass those savings onto our Clients. You can find more information on our Management Structure by Clicking Here.
I suppose you'd ask yourself why not just choose an independent person such as a neighbour or a friend? Its a good question and often the rate will be lower because the overheads will significantly drop but so will the service. You'll also find it difficult to talk about any issues with someone you've employed directly whereas with a service like ours and many of our Competitors, you're able to chat with a Manager who can put procedures in place and make improvements without the awkward conversation!
With any Quality Cleaning Service, there are some standard costs that need to be included together with some additional costs too. As we always welcome what makes up our rates, we’ve included some of the things that make up a rate below:
A must for all Companies. If your Cleaning Service cant provide a copy upon request, its definitely worth looking elsewhere.
Any Employer requires this Insurance in order to protect their Staff in case of Injury whilst at work.
All our products are Environmentally friendly and although that doesn’t cost more than our standard prices, there’s still a cost in purchasing them and holding them in readiness for use.
In order to retain the best Staff, we don’t pay the minimum wage. We ensure our Staff are happy in their jobs so they can do a great job whilst working at your property.
Everyone deserves the right to retire and we’ll offer a Pension scheme to all members of Staff and also offer Healthcare, Gym Membership and much more.
A ‘Must Have’ service for many of our Clients properties. Not only this, we also carry out reference checks and much more to ensure all our Clients have Staff who we’ve vetted prior to being used.
Although we keep the costs low, we have an Office with Staff available to take your call or email on a daily basis. There’s also the cost of our technology including direct debit system and Banking costs.
All our vehicles are kept within EU Guidance for Emissions and we’re actively working to lower this by switching to Electric vehicles instead.
In the UK, we’re subject to paying tax and adding VAT to all purchases.
All our Contracts are vetted regularly for Health and Safety by carrying out Risk Assessments both formally and informally. This process is to update Staff on any changes to the building while ensuring its a safe place to work.
If your Cleaning Service is charging you a rate that’s too good to be true, its often because it is! If they can charge you less than we can, its often because one of these vital elements are missing and could mean the difference between a quality, long lasting service and one that may turn out to be a little disappointing!
Too cheap? Tell us and we’ll tell you what we can do to help you!
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