It is true that just as you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at them, the same can be said of a business, and by looks, we mean their business premises. If they have had the good sense to use a commercial cleaning company then it is almost certain that throughout their premises you can see clean floors, smear-free windows, and an environment that tells you that this business takes cleanliness seriously.
Unfortunately, not all commercial cleaning companies will do as professional a job as the one we have just described, so it is important that when choosing one you take certain steps to ensure they can be trusted to do the job right.
If you just pick one at random, or worse, choose them simply because they are the cheapest, then do not be surprised that when you inspect their work, they have not delivered what they promised. Thankfully, they are in the minority, but to ensure you choose correctly, here are some ways you can ensure the commercial cleaning company you hire is the right one for your business.
Assess Your Company’s Cleaning Needs
The first thing you should consider when selecting a commercial cleaning company is exactly the type of cleaning service you’re looking for. Every business has its own set of cleaning requirements and needs depending on the type of business they are, how large their premises are, and obviously, their budget for cleaning also matters.
When discussing your plans with a potential commercial cleaning company make a note of how interested they seem, and how willing they are to offer suggestions to make the work easier for all concerned. Professionals will be happy to contribute to your planning, whereas amateurs will simply pay lip service as they know when it comes time for the work they are just going to do as little as they can get away with, regardless of your plans.
Question Them Thoroughly
When thinking about employing a commercial cleaning company to clean your office, it is essential that you ask them a series of important questions. This way, you know that you’re getting the right service for the right price.
Establish how flexible they are with regards to their hours of operation, question them on the types of cleaning chemicals and processes they use, and also enquire what certification and licensing they have. Proper commercial cleaners will be able to answer all of these. Non-professionals will not be able to answer, and you will be able to tell when they try to answer, that they are simply winging it.
Ask for References From Other Companies
Regardless of what product or service you are thinking of buying there can few better ways of satisfying your mind that it is safe to do, than getting positive reviews from those who have bought or used it before. This applies to commercial cleaning too, and so you should be asking any prospective cleaning company for references and reviews.
If they cannot give you any, that should be a deal-breaker right away. Only ever hire a commercial cleaning company which can show you its track record and is happy to pass on the names of current and previous clients, so that you can ask them about their views on the service they have received.