To find the best cleaning services for your business, you’ll need to do some research and talk to a few clients of the company(s) that interest you.
When you have narrowed the field to just one or two, verify they can meet your scheduling, budget, and specific cleaning needs.
Why Choose Commercial Cleaning Services?
Before outsourcing your companies janitorial needs to a third party, it is important to understand the business benefits.
It costs far less to contract out a professional company than it does to hire the personnel and purchase the equipment and supplies needed on a weekly basis, in-house.
It’s little wonder that there has been a dramatic shift over the decades by companies who no longer hire their own cleaning personnel, but instead hire independent cleaning companies to do the work.
In every large community, there are independent commercial cleaning companies that have many years of experience.
Their staff is trained and certified in the proper use of cleaning chemicals, tools, and modern technologies.
That expense, traditionally the responsibility of the business, is absorbed by the outsourced cleaning company.
An outsourced commercial cleaning company works for several businesses and must maintain high standards if they expect to keep their contract.
That level of expectation means that they are more likely to go the extra mile.
If their services started to slip, they risk losing their contract to a competitor.
5 Steps to Choosing the Best Commercial Cleaning Services for Your Needs
You will need to start out with a reasonable budget set aside for cleaning services.
Remember; your office needs to be cleaned on a regular basis, not only to meet government standards, but also to protect the health of employees and make a positive impression on customers.
1. Licensed & Insured
First and foremost the professional company you choose must be properly licensed by the state.
Operating without a proper license is illegal.
Maintaining a sufficient level of insurance protects, both your business and theirs.
If an accident should occur on your property that is caused by the cleaning personnel, the bill will be covered by their insurance and not out of your pocket, and can spare you from the frustration of possible litigation.
If you know others who use commercial cleaning companies with roughly the same environment as your business, then ask them for suggestions as to who they employ.
This is arguably lower on the list than most other requirements.
However, if your business is in a large city with many different service providers, you can lower the possible number on the list to check out if you limit them to within a certain distance of your offices.
Employing local providers come with the bonus of faster response in the event of an emergency.
4. References & Reviews
Once you have narrowed your search down to four or five companies, ask for references from local customers, or from businesses of a similar size/makeup as your own.
Remember; no company is going to refer you to a company that does not like their services.
So keep that in mind when getting references.
Customer reviews on independent websites may offer better insight into what a professional cleaning company has to offer.
Of course, it is important to note that even the best cleaning companies will have a few negative reviews, you will want to look for a pattern in their behavior such as not performing certain services, showing up late, or being inflexible with scheduling.
Last, but not least is the price.
You will want a price that fits your budget and provides you with the highest quality service for the lowest cost.
Keep in mind, if you place price concerns first on your list; then it becomes more likely that you’ll hire the cheapest company instead of the best.
Most professional cleaning services have a flexible price structure that is based on how often each week they will clean your office, the size of the space that needs to be cleaned, special cleaning requirements, and maintaining standard sanitation supplies like toilet paper, hand towels, and soap.
To learn more about how commercial cleaning services will benefit your business, contact us today for a free quote!