Have you been trying to find professional cleaning companies in your area but keep coming up short? Have you found a couple that you think might be okay but are unsure which to go with? These are both problems that are faced by many workplaces each and every day. To help you find reputable companies and to choose one that will be able to provide you with efficient cleaning, we have compiled this list of 7 tips.
- Word of Mouth
It’s a good idea to ask around your employees, friends and relatives to see if they are aware of any cleaning companies in the area. Make sure you find out how they know about the company (have they used them in the past?) and whether they know of any negative connotations. Be aware that they may only be able to provide you with basic contact details and that you may have to do some research yourself.
- Online Search
A simple online search will reveal a multitude of companies that offer various cleaning services. Make sure you browse their websites to find one who operates in your area and who has a rock solid reputation. It is also a good idea to check out independent review sites (like Yelp and Google Maps), as these tend to be less biased than the company website and will show all reviews rather than just the good ones.
- BBB Ratings
It is always a good idea to check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to determine the reputability of a potential company. The Bureau for your state or local area should be able to provide you with information on whether the company is insured and registered or not, as well as whether there have been any complaints about them. If there are any complaints, be sure to find out whether they have been resolved or not.
This is one of the most important aspects to consider when looking into cleaning services. If the website doesn’t provide you with costs, make sure you give them a call and request that information. You should also determine what is and isn’t included in this price. Make sure you request quotes from at least three potential companies, then compare them to determine the best possible deal.
- Insurance & Licenses
It is of the utmost importance that all cleaning companies are insured and licensed. Insurance means that you won’t be held liable for any accidents that occur whilst the cleaner is in your workplace, and licenses means that they are legally allowed to operate in your area. Sometimes, having a license also guarantees that the products the cleaner uses are not hazardous and are safe to use in your workplace.
- Read the Contract
Keep in mind that most companies will want to lock you into a contract for a specified amount of time (usually a year or two). Before signing anything, make sure that you have thoroughly read through the details of the contract. Are you happy with all of the stipulations or would you like some of them changed? Be aware that some companies may not be happy with you requesting adjustments.
- Emergency Response
Because you never know when a cleaning emergency will occur (what if your bathroom floods and you have clients coming in tomorrow or if the air conditioner has leaked all over the carpet?) it can be beneficial to look for companies that offer a response crew. When something of this calibre occurs, all you need to do is give the cleaner a call and they will arrange to have the problem sorted as soon as possible.
Finding cleaning companies who can provide the services that your workplace requires above all others can be difficult for even the most seasoned of business people. This is why we have compiled the above list of tips – we hope that you are now armed with the knowledge needed to find reputable companies and narrow your list down to the most appropriate one. Cleaning is an important aspect of every workplace, after all.