A clean, sanitary and disinfected office, business facility or commercial building is necessary for success, good image and to guarantee the health and safety of employees, clients and all visitors. Your customers demand it and your employees will thank you for it – and so will your productivity rate. But one of the most important questions is: How do you choose the correct commercial cleaning company?
The most practical, smart and cost effective option: you can choose to outsource cleaning responsibilities to a local cleaning business. When you hire a commercial cleaning company, the company conducts cleaning after-hours , or at regular intervals in highly traffic facilities, and the cleaning services company is responsible for tidying up. From cleaning restrooms, vacuuming to restocking consumables, removing trash and disinfecting highly touched areas. But there is more…
Outsourcing a local cleaning provider offers numerous benefits. Businesses can avoid hiring an on-staff or salaried janitor or avoid cleaning the facilities themselves without the proper protocols. Plus, the cleanliness of your business is guaranteed with knowledge, experience, the right products, procedures and all the required licenses. Your office will always look tidy, professional and most importantly correctly disinfected and sanitized.
When you look for a company who provides office cleaning services, what should you be looking for? From the cleaning company’s reputation to its offered services, expertise and the required licenses to operate, here are some critical criteria your commercial property cleaning company should always meet:
Reputation and Experience
Trust is necessary when hiring a business property cleaner. This company’s employees will be on your site, most frequently, after hours, after you and your employees have gone home for the day. Plus, the company is responsible for working diligently with minimal supervision from your part.
How can you gauge an office cleaning company’s trustworthiness? Ask these questions:
- How Established: Choose a company that’s well established in your city, town or service area.
- Other Accounts: an organization that serves some businesses tends to be a good indicator of a solid reputation.
- Are References Available: The most reputable office cleaning companies are happy to share references.
Training and Screening
The best commercial property cleaners take training seriously! They work only with the most qualified and trustworthy cleaners, and they provide them with ample training to ensure quality, safety and clients satisfaction.
As you research providers, ask about their cleaners training policies. In particular, be sure you understand:
- Training: Choose a provider that trains workers in some areas: from cleaning, products and procedures to safety, protocols and professionalism.
- Screening: Ask what type of screening is conducted (background checks, criminal record checks, etc.)
- Frequency: Will the same cleaner be responsible for your location each day or will it be someone new? Choose companies with low turnover, and that send the same cleaner to your facility consistently.
Types of Services Offered & Cleaning Programs
Do you need just a standard cleaning at regular intervals throughout the week? Or does your facility have special requirements? Before landing on a provider, ensure they provide the services you require.
Some standard cleaning services include:
- Vacuuming, sweeping and mopping
- Trash removable and recycling
- Kitchens and break-rooms cleaning
- Stocking consumables (paper towels, hand soap, etc.)
- Bathroom cleaning and sanitizing
- Full disinfections with proper chemicals
- Carpet Cleaning
Some office cleaning providers do offer additional specialized services, as well. For example, floor waxing, carpet shampooing, seasonal disinfecting, electrostatic disinfections, deep cleanings and windows cleaning are shared services that not every company offers. Post-Construction clean-up is another service that not all cleaning companies provide.
Types of Facilities and Services
Experience is crucial. That’s why it is vital to choose a cleaning company that works in facilities similar to yours or has done jobs similar to your needs.
Does the company work in offices of your size? Do they have experience in industrial or medical facilities? Some companies specialize in just one type of facilities, while others clean most types of commercial properties.
One-time cleanings: Do you just need to contract a cleaner for a one-time job? Not all companies offer one-time service, which is perfect for after-event clean-up or renovation/ constructions clean-up.
Licenses, Bonded and Insurances
Reputable commercial cleaners are fully bonded, insured and can provide you with the correct licenses required by the state. This is necessary and important. Ask about credentials and business licensing as well. Protect your employees and customers.
Chose SD Janitor Inc. for Your Professional Facility Cleaning
SD Janitor Inc. is a full service janitorial services and commercial cleaning services company equipped to keep your business in top shape for years to come. Our clients can testify to the quality of our work, the efficiency of our professionals, and the outstanding customer service that they experience. We are here for long-term partnerships with over 10 years of experience.
If you’re ready to see how our professional cleaning can upgrade the quality of your service and keep your facility sparkling clean throughout the year, give us a call at 866-495-6579 or visit us online at SDJANITOR.COM