A clean office says a lot about your company. It shows your professionalism, and it shows you care about your business. But if you and your employees are overwhelmed with work, you may give little attention to office cleanliness. If you don’t have time to clean the office, outsource and hire an office cleaning company.
An office cleaning company can arrive after hours and offer a variety of services, such as disinfecting bathrooms, vacuuming the floors, removing trash, and dusting desks and other surfaces. It’s a surefire way to keep your office in tip-top shape so you can focus on more important things, namely running your business. But you shouldn’t trust any janitorial company for the job.
If you’re thinking about outsourcing your janitorial needs, here are six things to consider when looking for an office cleaning company.
1. Years of Experience
Not that you can’t take a chance on a newer company, but if you want excellent service and fewer problems, choose a company with a proven track record. As you interview different office cleaning services, ask about years of experience. Have they cleaned offices of similar size? Also, request two or three references from current or past customers.
2. Background Checks
Office cleaning services usually have a staff of workers. Ask whether the company conducts a background check on each employee, or you can run your own background check on staff members responsible for cleaning your office. This ensures no one with a criminal record has access to your office after hours.
Get a copy of their certificate of insurance. If the janitorial staff accidentally damages your property, the company’s insurance can pay for these damages. Also, make sure the office cleaning service has a worker’s comp policy, so you can avoid lawsuits if one of their employees is injured while working inside your office.
4. What are You Getting for the Money?
If you’re looking for an office cleaning company, you shouldn’t automatically choose the company with the lowest bid. In business, you often get what you pay for. Therefore, if a service is willing to clean your office at rock-bottom prices, they may not do the best job. If a company charges more than the competition, compare proposals and make sure you understand what you’re getting for the service. An office cleaning company may charge more, but they may also use better products, include more services in their basic package or have more efficient cleaning techniques.
Some office cleaning companies offer services after hours. With no interruptions from your employees or customers, they can give your office a detailed cleaning. But if you’re not comfortable with people in your office after hours, look for an office cleaning company that’s flexible. The company may have staff members available to clean during the day while your office is open. Additionally, if you have to stick with a certain budget, look for office cleaning services that offer flexible cleaning packages. You can customize a cleaning schedule and choose services based on your budget.
6. Types of Chemicals
Inquire about the type of chemicals used by the office cleaning company. This is important if people in your office deal with allergies or have chemical sensitivities. In this case, choose a company that uses irritant and allergy-free green cleaning products.
Outsourcing your office cleaning can ensure the cleanliness of your office. But with so many available companies, knowing which one to trust can be difficult. However, if you speak with different companies, ask questions and follow your gut, you can find the right company for your office.
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