Finding a professional, reliable commercial cleaning service to care expertly for your building is no small feat. It’s a challenge to locate a janitorial service that delivers on its promises. If you’re about to embark on the journey of hiring a cleaning service for your building, how can you ensure you’re making the right choice?
Deciding to hire a cleaning service for your commercial space is a smart choice—it’s a job that’s best left to the professionals. That said, not every cleaning service will be the best fit for your company.
There are several factors you should consider as you begin to interview cleaning companies. Do you just hire the most affordable agency? While a lower price might seem like the best option for your budget, it can come with risks.
To ensure the safety of your employees and your property, you should consider the following when hiring a janitorial service.
You don’t want to hire just anyone to clean your facility. Your business is an investment, and you can’t put that in jeopardy by hiring a company that doesn’t have insurance. What if something is broken or damaged? What if a cleaning technician is injured on your property? You could end up financially responsible.
There is a total lack of regulation of the cleaning industry, which means that cleaning services are not required to have insurance. However, when interviewing building cleaning services, you should hire a janitorial service with liability insurance, bonding and worker’s compensation.
If a worker is injured on your property, you need to be assured there is insurance to take care of them. This also will ensure anything that might accidentally be broken by the cleaning crew will not be paid for out of your pocket to replace.
Reputable cleaning companies will visit your building to do a walk-through during the hiring process. They cannot give you an accurate quote for pricing unless they see the building and a full list of what you expect from them.
A respectable commercial cleaning company likely will have lots of questions for you, just as you have questions for them. They will need to see your space and learn more about your operations before they can give you an accurate final quote—otherwise, you could end up paying quite a bit over the initial quote.
During the walk-through, take note of what each company’s representative is doing. Are they taking notes and measurements and asking you questions? These signs of professionalism speak volumes about the merits of each commercial cleaning service.
You don’t have to search very long to discover that countless cleaning companies hire workers as subcontractors. You might not know the difference, but it is an important one.
Subcontracted workers are responsible for paying all their own taxes. They are responsible for carrying all their own insurance. This is why some cleaning companies can offer services at a much lower price than others. However, the IRS has many stipulations when it comes to classifying workers as employees vs. subcontractors. Make sure the cleaning company that uses subcontractors is doing so legally.
If you are hiring a janitorial service and you get a quote from a company that’s far lower than others, check the status of their employees. If they are subcontracted, the company may be trying to “beat the system.” It suggests questionable business practices, and you should steer clear.
Additionally, subcontractors may not be trained in best practices for cleaning your building. These subcontractors are rarely vetted, and you may not love the results of their services. You should hire a commercial cleaning services agency that only uses its thoroughly trained in-house team of professionals.
What kind of cleaning products and equipment does each company use? Do you have to pay additional fees to provide these cleaning products or the right equipment? Safety and efficiency should be a top consideration when a cleaning company chooses supplies and equipment.
For example, do they use upright or backpack vacuums? Backpack vacuums have HEPA filtration systems, proven to capture and remove more dust particles, preventing them from becoming airborne. Additionally, they have much higher production rates than upright vacuums, so the additional time savings should be passed on to you, the customer.
The cleaning agents they use are also very important to note. Some building janitorial services use harsh cleaning chemicals that can contribute to the development of a long-term illness or trigger asthma and are more dangerous to use around people with weakened immune systems.
Many companies have switched to using more natural, nontoxic products. These products are environmentally friendly and will be better for the health of your building and your employees.
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