How choosing the right commercial cleaner boosts a company’s success
November 20, 2022 | AUTHOR: Office Pride
Selecting a commercial cleaning company for your business should be as important as hiring a new employee.
Whatever company you hire will have the same access and deserve the same level of trust and respect as any employee on your staff. Their contributions also will make a lasting impact on the rest of your staff and customers.
So, to borrow a line from Indiana Jones, “Choose wisely.”
Commercial Cleaning Advantage
An advantage of using professional commercial cleaning companies is that they specialize in the use of equipment and chemicals to sanitize workplaces and reduce the risk of illness. Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services franchises train their employees in the proper use of chemicals, following federal guidelines and adhering to manufacturers’ “dwell times,” which is the time that a disinfectant must sit on a surface to kill germs – a critical component of disinfecting.
Professional cleaning companies also have organized systems in place, like using color-coded cloths to avoid cross-contamination between restrooms and other areas of the workplace.
Before asking for quotes and setting up interviews with potential candidates, assess your company’s needs.
By evaluating the area around your office, the size of your staff, whether you have customers inside your workplace and the types of hours worked by employees, you can be better prepared to clearly communicate your needs to potential contractors.
Does surface cleaning, which removes dust and debris from hard surfaces or dirt on the floor, meet your needs? Such cleaning makes an area look clean but lacks the deep cleaning that disinfecting provides. Or do you need something that kills bacteria to provide a more sanitary environment? Electrostatic sprayers and misters can help with that. These devices spray disinfecting chemicals in common areas, personal spaces and hard-to-reach corners and crevices in the workplace.
When selecting a company, there are several factors to consider that will ultimately influence the type of company you hire for your commercial cleaning needs. There are many different facets to the professional cleaning business that can help a company maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Questions to Ask
- Do you have references from other clients that can be checked?
Reputable companies will provide a list of clients that can be called. They should be proud of the connections they have within your community and shouldn’t hesitate to share that information. Make sure you actually call the references, too.
- Do you require background checks and offer training for staff?
Just as you check out your employees, the company you hire should thoroughly vet their own employees and have them fully trained to do the job you are hiring them to complete.
- What is included in your quote?
A clear and detailed quote will benefit both parties and lay out what is expected on each side of any contract. It should include the payment terms, the scope of work and types of equipment needed for the job.
- Do you offer flexible hours to meet the company’s needs?
Not every company is the same, and the ideal cleaning company will offer hours flexible enough to meet your needs. You should also ask about emergency requests in cases such as severe storm damage or internal accidents.
- Do you carry liability insurance?
Accidents happen, and reputable companies know this. That’s why cleaning companies carry insurance. You can also inquire about credentials and certifications they hold.
- What types of services do you offer?
Your earlier self-assessment of this will help guide the conversation and will let you know what capabilities and equipment the company may have that you didn’t initially know about.
By asking important questions that will positively affect your workforce and customers, you can better gauge what your company needs to move forward successfully. What is right for your office? Start having that conversation today.
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has a proven track record of providing excellent cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting services. Create a healthy, clean environment for your employees and customers. Check out Office Pride’s franchise locations to request a free custom quote for all of your cleaning and disinfecting needs.