5 Tips to Select the Right Office Cleaning Company
Maintaining a sanitary and clean office is important to the success of your business. Most companies will hire a professional office cleaning service to address this, rather than hiring a janitor full-time.
Cleaning companies will usually come in after business hours and clean all areas of your office space. You will probably find a large number of cleaning companies in your city, so you will want to be sure you are choosing the right one for you.
Here are 5 tips to select the right cleaning company for your business:
Take Inventory of Your Needs
The cleaning needs in your office may vary drastically from others. With this being said, it’s important to first take inventory of your cleaning needs before you begin to compare office cleaning companies. How many employees do you have? How many people visit your office per day? Do you have public toilets or are they reserved for employees?
All of these questions, and more, will help you determine how many nights per week you will need professional cleaners. A great cleaning company will be able to adjust their service to fit your exact needs.
Busted water pipes. Overflowing restrooms. Leaky roofs. Emergencies happen and one of the first things you will want to know is if your office cleaning company will come in on a moment’s notice to minimise the damage and clean up the mess. Most office cleaning companies in Adelaide, and other the major cities, will provide emergency cleaning services. However you need to be aware that some may charge quite a premium to come to your office in the middle of the night to clean. Make sure the company you hire is equipped and prepared to handle a wide range of cleaning catastrophes.
Always determine whether a cleaning company will provide supplies within agreed costs – or will you have to pay extra? Some cleaning companies will bring their supplies and equipment with them, while others prefer you have a supply closet on site where they can keep their materials. While on this subject, be sure you also find out what kinds of supplies they use. If you require green, hypoallergenic or biodegradable products, can the company ensure they will be used 100 per cent of the time?
How long has the cleaning company been in business? A company that charges little but seems to meet all of your criteria may be inexperienced. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – after all, every company has to start somewhere – but you should weigh the “seen-it-all” factor when it comes to selecting a company you can trust. Any company that has been in business for a long time will be more likely to know how to handle the most extreme and rare cases. Plus, a company that has been in business for a long time is probably doing something right.
Don’t overlook the opportunity to ask any cleaning company for references. As much as we like to trust people we work with or hire, verifiable references are the only way you can get a glimpse into the abilities and integrity of an office cleaning company. Any reputable cleaning company should be more than willing to supply you with a number of references that are complete with contact information and sometimes even with written statements. Take the time to call the references and ask them each a few questions about their level of satisfaction with the cleaning company.