So, you’ve decided to hire a professional cleaning company to service your place of business. Great! Now what? There are so many companies out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one to pick. Here are some things you should look for in a cleaning company before you hire them.
Specialized Cleaning for Different Types of Businesses
Does the company have specific strategies depending on the type of place it is hired to clean? A good cleaning company will understand that a medical facility has different requirements than an office and clean accordingly.
Take a look at the company’s reviews before committing to them. This will give you an idea of what their customer satisfaction is like and may also give you a glimpse into what companies the cleaning service has worked with. If they’ve worked with brands you know and trust and gotten a good review, odds are they are a reliable company. If reviews are not readily available, ask the company to provide references from past or current clients.
With cleaning companies, experience is key. How long have they been in the business? How many clients do they service? Have they cleaned facilities similar to yours before? You also may want to ask what the employee screening and training process is like—remember, these are people who will likely be in your workplace when you aren’t there, so you want to make sure that you know as much about them as possible and feel comfortable entrusting them with the space.
They Offer the Services You Need
Not all cleaning companies offer the same services. Does your place of business just need general cleaning, sweeping, and mopping, or do you require things like garbage removal, restocking of hand soap/paper towel, carpet cleaning, or dish-washing services? Figure out specifically what you need and inquire as to whether any prospective companies offer these services before you make a hiring decision.
Their Schedule Works with Yours
Make sure the company you choose will be able to clean your business at a time that works for you. A good cleaning company will understand that different businesses have different scheduling needs and will have some flexibility to work with in terms of timing. Make sure you know what you want from them first–do you need the cleaning to be done before or after business hours? Check that the company can do that before hiring them.
They are Fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
Ask to see proof of liability insurance and business licenses to ensure that you are hiring a professional company that you can trust (and won’t end up costing you a bundle in the event there is an accident on the job). Any experienced cleaning company will be able to provide you with this documentation easily and without complaint.
They Use the Right Cleaning Products
Depending on your needs, you may want different types of cleaning products. Ask about potential allergens, green cleaning products, and anything else that is important to you. You want the company you hire to be able to use whatever cleaning products work best for you and get the job done.
If environmental impact is a concern for you, ask what steps a cleaning company takes to practice sustainability. This can include eco-friendly cleaning products, the use of microfibre cloths as opposed to paper towels, or using energy-reduced equipment.
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