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In-House Vs. Outsourced Janitorial Services

The current economic situation has forced school districts to explore efficient cost-saving opportunities. Every district funded through average daily attendance (ADA) knows that every dollar matters. Clean, sanitized buildings increase ADA, which leads to increased revenue for the school district. 

Outsourcing your janitorial services may be a more cost-effective option than having your own in-house cleaning team. 

 At McLemore, we know the ins and outs of what a cleaning company can provide. For over 50 years, we have offered high-quality janitorial services to many industries and buildings. We have the resources and competence to deal with almost any cleaning task you can imagine. Our outstanding customer service record speaks for itself. 

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In-House Janitorial Services 

Many schools keep janitorial services in-house because they have always done so and never considered changing. Some of the key benefits include control, security, and scheduling.  


Having your own cleaning team gives you control over all the hiring, training, and company culture. All your cleaning staff will have the same safety training and HR information as the rest of your staff. This creates a more coherent working environment since everyone is on the same page. 


Hiring all your staff in-house creates a work family. School janitors get to know your staff, students, and families. This creates a sense of security by knowing exactly who is in your buildings. All the personnel decisions are your choice. 


Often, schools want to be cleaned at specific times. By having your own employees, you can ensure that cleaning shifts are to your exact specifications. They are already on-site if an accident happens and are able to take care them right away. 

The largest benefit of keeping your custodial team in-house is the convenience of it. You have your custodial team under your direct management. 

Outsourcing Janitorial Services  

There are many benefits to janitorial outsourcing, including cost savings and improved efficiency. You save money and get skilled professional help when you use a cleaning company. This lets you focus more on your staff and students. 

Cost savings 

An established janitorial company receives significant rebates through their purchasing power on equipment, supplies, paper products, garbage liners, and more. This will also ensure all your cleaning equipment is up to date at no additional cost to you. 

Consider the time and management needed to have your own part-time or full-time custodians. This includes payroll, benefits administration, healthcare, and employee status verification.  

By partnering with McLemore Building Maintenance, we will take care of all this for you. We also take on all liability and insurance requirements for our employees. This shields you from third-party lawsuits. 

Skilled Experience 

Professional cleaning companies usually have extensive and specific training for all their staff. By partnering with a qualified, expert building maintenance business with integrated facility services, it’s a win-win for both of you. Building maintenance professionals come with a menu of other services, like landscaping, pest control, carpet cleaning, and more. You can use these services as you need without having to handle them in-house or contract with another company. 

At McLemore, we are constantly training our staff. Not only are employees trained at new hire orientation, but they are given refreshers weekly on our safety protocols, and ongoing professional development. We also provide safety binders which include copies of our safety procedures, the necessary forms and documents should an incident occur, and SDS sheets to every building, ensuring safety is top of mind and any information needed is always at our staff’s fingertips.  

Let Us Take the Headache Away! 

Supervising a cleaning team can be time-consuming and distracting from other responsibilities. Hiring a professional commercial cleaning team takes a lot of these concerns off your plate. 

McLemore provides a management team that is specific to your facility. This allows your facility managers to spend their time on different difficult tasks. Our team works closely with your team to ensure we are constantly adjusting to your needs. We track our Key Performance Indicators to see what procedures need to change as we grow with your company. 

Why McLemore is the Perfect Fit for You 

Here at McLemore Building Maintenance, our mission is to “provide a clean, safe, and continuously improving environment for ourselves and others.” It is our promise to work with your company and adapt our cleaning services to your needs as we grow together. For over 50 years, we have delivered high quality janitorial services to many types of facilities.  

We provide a specific management team to your facility that will be readily available whenever you need. Our staff is properly trained to handle almost any cleaning or cleaning adjacent job. 

Contracting janitorial services allows administrators to educate students instead of handling custodial issues. Having a fixed monthly expense permits the business office to designate needed funds from a budgetary perspective. Rising supply costs are soaked up by the contractor, not the school district. Outsourcing janitorial services to the experts protects district resources by decreasing operating costs while increasing state earnings.  

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how McLemore Building Maintenance is the right decision for your district! 

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