Factoring Commercial Cleaning into Your Budget
September 15, 2019 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
Ah, budgets. Your office needs are in demand, but does a professional cleaning service fit into your budget? How do office managers work with tight budgets? How do you decide what is important and what line item will be cut or reduced? Your staff deserves a clean and healthy working environment, but will you be able to find the right commercial cleaning company to keep your office looking good as you determine your budget for cleaning?
Outsourcing your commercial cleaning can be a strategic move for your business. Office managers with looming workloads and tight budgets find that outsourcing services, such as maintenance or janitorial services that are out of the scope of your company’s expertise, is a workable, cost-effective solution rather than relying on employees or in-house teams.
Keep these factors in mind when seeking a commercial cleaning company that fits your budget:
Beware of Red Flags
Commercial cleaning companies have a cost of operation that will determine what their bid will be. If you are getting several quotes and one comes in significantly lower than the rest, that should be a red flag. You should ask yourself how that company can reduce the cost of their services so much. Are their cleaners vetted properly, documented and on the payroll? Risky shortcuts can be dangerous. Make sure the cleaners, who you need to be able to trust in your office, have had their backgrounds and references checked.
You Get What You Pay For
Cheap cleaning does not equate to good cleaning. Office managers often accept so-so service because they have convinced themselves that because they are paying less, they can tolerate subpar cleaning. Attractive low prices often lead to service upgrades that should have been included in the beginning. On the other hand, high bids do not always equal superb service. Office managers must get accurate estimates with clear service agreements.
Think About Why You Are Calling a Commercial Cleaning Company
Are you selecting your commercial cleaner based on a television or radio commercial, a Google search, a recognizable name or possibly a memorable jingle? Note who the company sends to assess your office when you call for a quote. Is the company representative a person who will be handing your business over to someone else and then will never step foot in your office? Or is it someone who will be cleaning or personally hiring and training the cleaner coming into your office? How long did it take for the company to send their quote? Were the terms clear and fair? Will you be stuck in a contract, or do your cleaners have to earn your business every time they clean your office? Was your first impression a good one?
You want to select the right partner for your commercial cleaning services. Make sure your representative does not overpromise and under deliver because they do not have a vested interest in the outcome of your service.
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services is an industry leader with more than 27 years of experience and is one of the most respected full-service commercial cleaning companies in the nation. Our exceptional customer retention speaks for itself. We earn our customers’ loyalty by regularly exceeding their expectations.
Our business was built on a set of core values, and we live and work by them every day. How we do business is just as important as the excellent service we provide. We invite you to call us for your free, no-obligation quote. We will listen to your needs and provide you with a customized quote specific to your office. Commercial cleaning is not one-size-fits-all solution. We tailor our services so they are right for you, and we give honest and fair assessments.
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