Every successful business reaches this point eventually. It’s no longer enough to count on your own staff to clean and disinfect the office every day. It’s time to bring in a commercial cleaning service.
Congratulations; you’ve made the right decision. But now you’re wondering who to hire.
Here are five steps to selecting a commercial cleaning service.
It’s easy to find authentic reviews of any commercial cleaning service online simply by going to Yelp, or even Google. You might also consider checking out the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company has not had any complaints filed against them.
Find Out About Their Insurance
Check for proof of liability insurance, and ensure that the company is fully licensed. And of course, don’t forget to check on worker’s comp certificates. These precautions protect both you and the company in case of injury or loss.
Examine Their Hiring Process
Check on whether the company outsources independent contractors or carefully screens its workers. Outsourced workers may not have the same level of liability insurance as a traditional employee. And ask them about how they train employees, too.
Check On Their Flexibility
A good cleaning service will be flexible enough to work around your schedule. You should be able to schedule cleanings around meetings and events. A good cleaning crew will be happy to reschedule if something comes up during their regular cleaning hours.
Find Out About Their Equipment and Supplies
A cleaning service is only as good as the tools they use. Be sure to ask whether the cleaning crew has the specific cleaning and disinfectant supplies needed for your office space. Ask where they buy their cleaning supplies. It’s also worth asking if they have noise-minimizing equipment.