Sourcing out a reputable cleaning company is an essential first step to successfully managing properties and facilities. Any service related issues are easily correctable when you are dealing with a professional, reputable company. More often than not your cleaning suppliers will be in your buildings after hours. Ensuring that you have hired a cleaner with competently trained individuals will be an asset to you in the long run.
There are several important reasons to ensure you are dealing with a reputable company:
Most cleaning is handled after hours. Do you really have the time or want to manage this?
When something happens that’s makes you wish you had a reputable company its too late, usually a major incident has already occurred.
Reputable company has a wider range of experience and skill sets that you can rely on in times of need.
Professional cleaners have the experience to clean your facility properly. If your property is not cleaned properly there will be long term damage that will cost you more in the end.
How to Ensure You Hire a Reputable Commercial Cleaning Company
With their so many cleaning business, how can you be sure you hire a reputable facility or office cleaning company? How can you be sure they have consistently reliable service? How do you know they have the skill and requisite experience you need?
Given that no high level of education or certification is required, you will want to look for verification of the appropriate skills and experience of the cleaners, technicians and anyone else who is providing a service to you. Whenever you are hiring a new cleaning contractor, we recommend that you meet with them and do a walk thru of the property. Have them provide references. Ask them about their strategy when taking on a new customer because making that change is the most difficult part of this transition.
Watch Out for Companies That ‘Look’ Legitimate
While the advances in technology are helpful for most industries, it does make it even easier for a company to put up a website, get a number and print some business cards and they are in business. It is easier than ever for someone to represent themselves as a professional company, without any kind of real skills or experience. But they can have great looking cards and a website which can make them look like they are professional with relevant experience. Finding a reputable company is a critical component in your risk management plan. In addition, you need to rely upon a solid company to make sure your facility is always meeting high standards of cleanliness to keep your workplace attractive to customers and healthy for employees.