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The Hidden Costs of Hiring the Lowest Bidder for Your Las Vegas Janitorial Services

Respiratory illnesses contracted in the work place can cost employers as much as $134 per employee per year, according to a study reported in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), negative health effects include eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination, nausea, and damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system.

If your company selected the lowest bidder to perform the janitorial service in your Las Vegas office, these are distinct possibilities:

1. Your office cleaning company is using an inexpensive vacuum cleaner that may not be doing its job of removing dirt for your floors and carpets. Your employees, clients and visitors are likely suffering from an increase in asthma, allergies and ear, nose and throat irritations. Not only does this leave you with an unhealthy work environment, it reduces the life of your carpets by allowing fabric damaging particles to be repeatedly ground into the weave.

2. Your janitors are using the most inexpensive cleaning chemicals they can find to save money. These are the products most likely to contain high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are known carcinogens, like formaldehyde, methylene chloride, and perchloroethylene. The EPA has also noted that some VOCs are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans. Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include conjunctivitis, nose and throat discomfort, headache, allergic skin reaction, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness.

3. Your company may be an unwitting participant in the employment of undocumented workers. In an effort to save costs wherever they can, some janitorial service providers are not as careful as they should be about verifying the employment eligibility of their workers. They may even be intentionally violating Department of Homeland Security requirements and perhaps state and local labor laws as well.

While it’s understandable and prudent to look for competitive pricing when selecting a Las Vegas janitorial service provider, beware of the “too low” price. If it sounds too good to be true, there’s probably a valid reason to stay away.

If you are spending time micro-managing a non-responsive janitorial service provider, want to end complaints and have money back satisfaction guarantee, contact A-1 Janitorial Services right now. Make sure you know the eight critical questions to ask when considering a janitorial service contractor to save your company time, headaches and money!

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