What Are The Things To Look For When Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Service?
Commercial cleaners offer a wide array of services and today most cleaning requirements are outsourced to contract cleaners. But with cleaning contracts being at least yearly, and with a clean workplace being a fundamental successful factor in many business settings, it’s important to interview a number of cleaning companies before choosing one, to make sure that the contractor you select is capable of doing the job, to the standard you expect.
But what questions should you ask a contract cleaner? In this article a cleaning industry CEO with 22 years experience in the cleaning industry shares a comprehensive list of questions that he recommends you ask prospective cleaning companies. 7 questions you must ask a commercial cleaner before signing a contract.
A few of the things recommended to be checked before hiring a cleaner are:
Size, Range of Service and Reliability
Is the company big enough to manage and cover when cleaners get sick, and can it provide all the services you require. Do they provide responsive customer service and a clear line of communication above and beyond with site cleaners. Also ask about average response times to calls.
Does the company have citeable written references from current clients? These can provide some verification of capability and reliability if they can be cited.
Flexibilities Cleaning Times
If you own a bar, casino or a restaurant where you serve late night- then you commercial cleaning services that can work around the clock.
Make Sure Cleaners have Police Checks.
Your business is at it’s most vulnerable to theft after hours when cleaners are left unsupervised in your premises. That’s why you should insist that all cleaners on site have had police checks.
Check the Cleaning Schedule
Make sure the cleaning company can show you a written cleaning schedule with clear fees and charges attached.
Also don’t fall into the trap of evaluating every company’s offerings on price alone. A poor cheap job is a bad investment, you don’t save money outsourcing a service unless it is done reliably and professionally, the last thing you want is to have to fire a poor contractor and go through the whole selection process again. Make sure you check out the pdf checklist that can be found on the site mentioned at the start of this article