Keeping your building and workspaces clean and safe is vital for a healthy work environment, not only for you and your employees, but for visiting clients as well. When you don’t have the time to clean your office, you may need to seek out a cleaning company to help.
When looking for a new commercial cleaning contractor to take care of the cleanliness of your office, school, hotel, college, or other business, you may not know exactly where to begin. We recommend doing your research on each company you find online rather than just going after competitive prices. After finding a few different options, there are still things to consider asking in order to make an informed decision.
We’ve compiled a guide to hiring a commercial cleaning service and things to look for in order to find the right fit for your business or organisation.
We recommend getting detailed quotes from each company and what they have to offer. When asking for a quote from a contractor, include your preferred operating hours, the number of visits you would like to schedule a week, and be clear about equipment, products, labour, and all types of services that will be included in the schedule and cleaning process.
When receiving a quote, a good sign to look for is when a contractor requests the physical layout and measurements of the site, either within the plans or them taking specific measurements. If there are drastic price differences between different quotes given on these measurement specifics, you can speak to each contractor about the quoted prices and request a breakdown of the prices.
A certain company may seem a good fit, but depending on the services that are offered, you may not get the most out of what your business needs. If you are looking for complete cleaning solutions, you may have to hire multiple companies that offer individual services, which can be a hassle on top of being expensive. When speaking to a cleaning contractor, ask about all of the services they offer so you can address the unique cleaning needs your facility has.
Also, consider how responsive this cleaning company is when it comes to emergencies. Certain illnesses and outbreaks can have detrimental effects on an office or establishment, making it especially important to find a company that has special specific chemicals and machinery to tackle such an emergency and give proper access to their customer support lines.
Coming into a dirty work environment because of failed schedules can be a huge inconvenience, making scheduling processes a huge part of why you should look into a cleaning company’s scheduling processes. Having reliable and available cleaners should be a priority to your cleaning company. Contractors should be able to suggest schedules that are suitable within your budget and still deliver high standards and quality cleaning services.
Pick a company that shows you that your business is important to them. You want to choose a company that will go the extra mile to give you great value for the amount of money you are spending. With cleaning companies that are demonstrating that they pay close attention to details, it gives them a competitive edge beyond just the services they offer.
Find out what each contractor’s customer service procedures are like. For example, how do they handle reports and feedback? Do they have any guaranteed service levels in case you are dissatisfied with their work?
Dedicated account managers, having direct points of contact, carrying out periodic site inspections, and keeping tight time frames for other specific issues are great things to keep in mind when making your decision.
You’ll need confidence and trust that any commercial cleaning contractor you employ will do a good job and respect your workplace when working at your premises alone. This means it is crucial for a company to have the correct, up to date employers and public liability insurance in place to cover every possible instance.
Current health and safety certificates are also something they should be able to provide with the proper accreditations. A suitable company will have good training structures for their employees in order for them to be knowledgeable and skilled in what products and equipment they use and know all health and safety procedures.
If your company has sustainability policies, you may want to look for eco-friendly cleaning services. Ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products are becoming more and more requested, and businesses are much more aware of their carbon footprint. As a result, many contractors have started to specialise in green cleaning and are able to offer alternatives tailored to specific environmental policy needs.
London Corporate Cleaning Services is dedicated to flexibility with quality service, the use of eco-friendly products, and a commitment to sustainability. We offer professional practices for retail, gyms, hospitals, hotels, pubs, car dealerships, and others with the highest level of health and safety procedures.
We aim to always be communicative with our clients and open to feedback in order to create tailored services to every individual business’s needs. We know your office cleanliness reflects your company’s status, beliefs and ethics.
Contact us today or get a free quote to make your office exude quality and give you a professional edge.