What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You – How a Cleaning Audit Can Improve Your Cleaning Program

by Lawton Brothers | Jan 05, 2023

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All business owners know the importance of a clean and welcoming environment. While most businesses (hopefully all) have a cleaning program or routine in place, there are far fewer businesses that evaluate their cleaning regimen. Over time, it’s natural that some places get overlooked or don’t get cleaned as well as they should be. A cleaning audit can help uncover these places that need more attention and offer insight into the effectiveness of your program. Conducting routine janitorial audits is an impartial method of assessing whether your team is meeting or exceeding expectations. 

Health and Safety

Auditing allows you to monitor and understand what is and isn’t being effectively cleaned. With Covid still making rounds across the country and the flu season in full swing, identifying the source of problems can prevent more serious issues from arising. A cleaning audit will ensure a clean environment that can help prevent the spread of germs and viruses. 


Cleaning budgets can go into the tens of thousands of dollars per year (depending on the size and scale of your business). Auditing gives insight into how money is being spent and where your company is getting value or return on investment. Could purchasing cleaners in bulk save money? Is it worth it to purchase a new piece of equipment or is it more effective to do it manually? 

Standardizing Operations

Depending on the business, there can be a long list of required products or processes involved in your cleaning program. An audit can make it easier to streamline your process and get a better understanding of the inner workings of your business. From specialized training and personal protective equipment to activity logging and signage, creating a simpler process or providing updated training can inspire confidence and pride in your staff and customers. 

Give Us a Call

Let Lawton Brothers help you with a cleaning audit. Call us for a free consultation today! On the call, we’ll discuss your basic program and specific details around your facilities. The focus of the consultation is discussing your challenges, concerns, and goals for your cleaning program and assess where your facility is at risk. At Lawton Brothers, we have a team of trained and certified staff with over 76 years of experience in Central Florida. Give us a call today at: 800.432.0813 and see how Lawton Brothers can help you.

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