How To Hire A Commercial Cleaning Company
You’ve made the decision that your company could benefit from the services provided by a commercial cleaning service. Where do you go from here? How do you go about finding the right commercial Canada cleaning crew for your business? Taking the time to find a reputable company that meets your needs will always be worth the effort.
The first step is to take honest account of what your company’s cleaning needs really are. Do a mental walkthrough of an average day in your business. What areas get used frequently? What usually needs to be put back in order at the end of the day? Once you determine those things, you can get a better idea of the kinds of services you may require. For example, does your business have a waiting room that sees frequent customer traffic? Do you have a staff kitchen that gets used every day? Do you do a lot of paperwork that needs to be recycled or shredded at the end of the day? After going through an average day in your mind, determine which tasks a commercial cleaning service could take off your hands.
Next, determine how often you will need or want to have a cleaning company come in to your office. This decision will generally be driven by two criteria: The jobs that need to be done and your budget. Do you need a general tidy after business hours every night? A thorough cleaning once a week? Windows washed monthly? Determine what jobs you want the cleaning company to do and how often you want – or can afford to have – they come in to clean your office.
Now it’s time to actually seek out a commercial cleaning service. Armed with a list of the tasks you require and your budget, you can start your search. A good place to start is to ask trusted friends and colleagues for their recommendations. It’s important, however, to do your own research to find out which company meets your particular needs. Interview a few companies to get a feel for what best suits your particular needs and budget.
Whichever company you choose, always be sure they are insured. You want to be sure that, should an accident happen while they are on the job in your place of business, you are not held liable. It is not unreasonable to ask to see proof of insurance before you hire a cleaning company.
You should also ask the employees themselves what they like about working for the company, what kinds of services they provide, how much experience they personally have, etc. Don’t fall for “over 100 years of combined experience” type of slogans. That doesn’t really mean much if they have 100 employees! Before you hire any company, know exactly what you are getting.
During the interview process, you should convey to the cleaning company exactly what your needs are. Can they deliver those services? Do they offer added services that you hadn’t considered, but that may well benefit you? Always get an estimate not only of how much the company would charge for the services you require, but also how much time they will require to complete the job. All of those factors should go into making your final decision.