Finding a professional, reliable commercial cleaning service to care expertly for your building is no small feat. It’s a challenge to locate a janitorial service that delivers on its promises. If you’re about to embark on the journey of hiring a cleaning service for your building, how can you ensure you’re making the right choice?
Deciding to hire a cleaning service for your commercial space is a smart choice—it’s a job that’s best left to the professionals. That said, not every cleaning service will be the best fit for your company.
There are several factors you should consider as you begin to interview cleaning companies. Do you just hire the most affordable agency? While a lower price might seem like the best option for your budget, it can come with risks.
To ensure the safety of your employees and your property, you should consider the following when hiring a janitorial service.
1. Hire a Cleaning Service That Has Insurance
You don’t want to hire just anyone to clean your facility. Your business is an investment, and you can’t put that in jeopardy by hiring a company that doesn’t have insurance. What if something is broken or damaged? What if a cleaning technician is injured on your property? You could end up financially responsible.
There is a total lack of regulation of the cleaning industry, which means that cleaning services are not required to have insurance. However, when interviewing building cleaning services, you should hire a janitorial service with liability insurance, bonding and worker’s compensation.
If a worker is injured on your property, you need to be assured there is insurance to take care of them. This also will ensure anything that might accidentally be broken by the cleaning crew will not be paid for out of your pocket to replace.
2. Ask for a Building Walk-Through
Reputable cleaning companies will visit your building to do a walk-through during the hiring process. They cannot give you an accurate quote for pricing unless they see the building and a full list of what you expect from them.
A respectable commercial cleaning company likely will have lots of questions for you, just as you have questions for them. They will need to see your space and learn more about your operations before they can give you an accurate final quote—otherwise, you could end up paying quite a bit over the initial quote.
3. Inquire About Cleaning Products and Equipment
What kind of cleaning products and equipment does each company use? Do you have to pay additional fees to provide these cleaning products or the right equipment? Safety and efficiency should be a top consideration when a cleaning company chooses supplies and equipment.
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