Doubtless, there will be many outside agencies and companies that you hire to support your business and, if you operate from an office building, we assume one of those is a commercial cleaning company to clean your offices. Whilst it can be argued that services such as legal advice from a commercial lawyer or tax advice from your accountant are crucial, ensuring a clean and safe environment for employees and clients who visit your offices is no less important.
It might be that you have just set up a business or have recently moved into new offices and have not yet secured the services of a commercial cleaning company. It may also be the case that you have never used commercial cleaning services before, and this will be the first time you have had to search for them. That means you reading this now is ideal timing as we are going to outline seven factors you must consider when choosing commercial cleaners.
Factor #1 – Services Offered: The first factor to consider is whether any commercial cleaning company you are considering can offer you the services you require. Office cleaning is about more than vacuuming the carpets and mopping the toilet floors. You may require a lot more than that so enquire as to what services they can offer as they may not have them all listed on their website.
Factor #2 – Reputation, Reliability, And Reviews: Finding all three of these may take some research but they are all essential so that you have a full picture of a commercial cleaning company’s record. Be especially pleased if any commercial cleaning company is happy for you to contact their past or current clients as this shows they are confident in their ability to provide a great service. Conversely, be wary of any that have little or no track record.
Factor #3 – Scheduling: We are sure the smooth and uninterrupted functioning of your business is important to you, and this is where you want a commercial cleaning company that respects this. If they insist that they can only clean your offices during working hours, this is likely to interrupt many of your employees, create distractions, and also negatively impact productivity. As such, find a commercial cleaning company willing to operate outwith normal working hours.
Factor #4 – Ease Of Communication: This may take some time to evaluate following calls or emails back and forth as you move forward with your research into the commercial cleaning companies you are considering. The reason it is an important factor is, once the cleaning contract begins, you want to be assured that if you have a problem or wish to discuss using additional services that you can communicate this easily to the company in question.
Factor #5 – Insurance And Warranties: No matter how experienced or professional any commercial cleaning company is, including their cleaning staff, accidents and incidents can occur. Though rare, you want to have the peace of mind that, if anything amiss does happen, the commercial cleaning company you have hired is covered by insurance and honour their warranties so that you are compensated for any financial losses that accrue as a result
Factor #6 – Green Credentials: We sincerely hope that everyone reading this has consideration for the environment, not least because companies that are seen to be eco-friendly attract customers as result. If so, then it makes sense to look for a commercial cleaning company that highlights its green credentials such as with the environmentally friendly cleaning solutions they use.
Factor #7 – Value For Money: Last, but not least in the eyes of most business owners, we come to the financial consideration of hiring a commercial cleaning company. The big mistake would be to merely select the one which offers the lowest quotation as that often leads to the poorest cleaning standards. Instead, pick one which satisfies the previous factors you have considered, but which also quotes you a reasonable and competitive fee.