Are you looking to hire janitorial services for the first time? Here’s what to expect – and what to ask.
Whether you’re looking for a janitorial partner or project-based help, outsourced cleaning and janitorial services for commercial and industrial facilities can be a cost-effective way to ensure your business is clean and well-maintained at all times.
But it only works if you find the right cleaning company. When looking for outsourced janitorial services, organizations need to evaluate the potential partner’s experience in their industry, as well as their processes for ensuring reliability, their transition plan and cost structure, among other factors.
Before You Buy: Do You Understand the Cost?
A cost analysis is critical to understanding whether a janitorial partner is the right fit for your business. When establishing outsourced services with a new partner, misunderstandings and misalignments between your goals and the services provided can lead to a poor outcome.
A cost analysis begins with a thorough scope of work, including equipment, supplies and chemicals (which should represent no more than 5-7% of the cost), and more. Many janitorial partners, such as Terminal Cleaning Solutions, also offer carpet cleaning and Office Cleaning services. If you are outsourcing these, be sure that your needs are fully outlined.
Site Surveys Are Critical to Success
At Terminal Cleaning Solutions, we go onsite to inspect the facilities of our customers to ensure that all expectations are clearly outlined.
The right partner should not only evaluate your standard needs, but also be able to offer custom services for special projects as needed, including:
- Carpet cleaning
- Office cleaning
- Medical and clinic cleaning
- Special event services
Work with Your Provider to Establish a Transition Plan
Transitions are often the top hurdle for customers outsourcing for the first time. Ask the companies you are considering about their process of onboarding and taking over from your in-house team.
The result is more than just a “clean” work environment. It is a standard of clean that guarantees you are audit and visitor ready at all times. A transition so seamless, you won’t have to think about it.