Commercial Cleaning Selection Process
A clean office is often the difference between a healthy and efficient staff and a staff that is constantly taking sick leave or grossed out. Apart from the health of your staff, how your company is perceived by clients that visit is just as important. Looks can kill. When a client walks into your office and is greeted by an immaculate lobby and pristine restrooms it does wonders for your image. On the other hand, if they are greeted by disgusting scents and sights, they can very likely be turned off!
Don’t risk it! Make sure to hire a professional commercial cleaning service to tackle your sanitation needs. How do you pick the right company? Follow the steps below and you won’t miss!
Important Commercial cleaning considerations
Start by analyzing your needs and expectations. When you are considering a new commercial cleaning company there are several details you need to have in place before you attempt to start gathering quotes. Make note of the approximate square footage of your facilities, how many rooms need to be cleaned, the approximate surface area of the windows that may need to be cleaned, and whether or not you’d like to have the commercial cleaning company perform their duties before or after your companies operating hours.
Explore your options
There are a lot of options when it comes to selecting a commercial cleaning company for your business. Picking the right one isn’t always easy, so you want to make sure you pick the right fit for you!
Most commercial cleaning companies have a website at which you can request a quote. You will provide the specific information about the facilities you need to be cleaned, and they will send you an estimated cost to perform janitorial services. Get as many of these as you can. If the company is willing, an onsite visit will help them come up with a more precise quote.
After gathering prices, it would be tempting to just select the cheapest option and call it a day. But I urge you to take it a step further and do some online research about the companies that you have received quotes from. Be sure to check out the business page of each commercial cleaning company and check out their customer reviews. You want to eliminate any company that has 3.5 or fewer stars. Look at the remaining companies and check out both their 5-star reviews AND their 1-star reviews. Be on the look out for red flags like the quality of the completed commercial cleaning services rendered, the timeliness of each company and how polite the commercial cleaning company representatives are. All of those are factors that can make doing business with a janitorial service a breeze or nightmarish.
If communication is open, be sure to ask your potential candidates about the commercial cleaning products that they use. Do they only use basic tools such as brooms, mops, and vacuums? Or do they use commercial grade janitorial tools such as buffers, carpet conditioners, and power washers? Make sure that the company has the tools to complete the commercial cleaning services you anticipate your business will need. Alongside asking about the proper equipment, you may want to inquire about how ‘green’ the janitorial products they use are. Many commercial cleaning services have made the switch to products that are environmentally friendly but clean just as effectively.
Be sure to browse around the website of your commercial cleaning candidates. Be on the look out for out dates sites. If your candidate hasn’t taken the time to improve how they look on the web, you can rest assured they won’t take the steps to be presentable in person. Also while you are on their website, keep an eye out for the services that they offer. A potential commercial cleaning service may not list all of the services they offer, so if you notice a service missing that you would like, be sure to call or email and speak to a representative about the missing service.
That’s it! After reading this article you will be armed with the Information you need to make sure you hire the right commercial cleaning company! What other method do you use to pick a potential janitorial service?