Save Your Budget By Investing In Cleaning

01/06/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

There are germs and bugs everywhere you are. They are incredibly dangerous because you cannot see where they are. This is why cleaning and your environmental services department is so incredibly necessary. 

So how can your school district, hospital or business save money by spending it on cleaning? It is pretty easy. We will break down the numbers for you

If you are in a school – your reimbursements on attendance are about $30-$50 a day for students. What happens if your district has a 1% absenteeism rate in a day? You can end up losing a lot of money. Something to the effect of $15,000 could easily be the case. Imagine what you could do with all of this money that could have easily remained in your district.

Business perspective – yearly, on average, employers spend $660 per employee on sick days. With this number in mind; sick days cost employers an average of $1 million per year.

Health care acquired infections cover about 2 million infections yearly. This results in about 100,000 deaths and a health care tab of $20 billion.

These numbers can increase dramatically when a pandemic strikes. When a pandemic strikes absenteeism in a school can increase to 35%. What does this mean for the dollar amount loss for a school district? A $525K loss for districts in a day.

So what can you do in 2017 to save your budgets? Clean. Just invest in cleaning and see how much it can affect your bottom line. 

Have your departments collaborate to discuss how to control infections from spreading and becoming a pandemic.

In a hospital setting, there needs to be a collaboration between environmental services and infection control. In a school have your custodial staff collaborate with the school district. Finally, in a business setting be sure that building management & collaborates with its occupants.  Whether you save $1 million in 2017 or not; any savings for something that is easily prevented is totally worth it.

Take a look at this wonderful video created by ISSA that covers how cleaning can have a positive impact on your bottom line.