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Commercial cleaning services are a valuable asset to any company, taking a task that would require a time investment that you don’t have as a business, and dealing with it so you can keep focused on other things. This is especially important if you have a lot of customers or clients coming through your business and want to maintain a proper image.

However, for those starting out or using a cleaning service for the first time, there are a lot of things you want to figure out before making a selection. Different services are designed to meet different needs, and you want to make sure what they offer matches said needs. Here are some questions that can make that clear.

cleaning those dirty floors pictureThe Questions

What Is Your Background/References?

You can partially do this by checking the website of any company that you are looking at, as there will generally be some testimonials. However, it’s also important to go deeper, ideally asking for references not just from customers, but from customers who are similar to you, whether it’s the size of your space or your type of business. It all boils down to making sure that your cleaning company has the experience to clean your office/business space properly.

What type of insurance do you have?

This is a bit of a housekeeping question, but it’s a very important one. By making sure that your cleaning services has proper insurance, you won’t be held responsible should one of the cleaners injure themselves on the job. Anything that keeps you and your business from being exposed to legal risk is well worth asking about. This also makes for a good time to ask about their safety practices in general, like how compliant they are with OSHA regulations, how they keep their staff recognizable, or what type of practices there are to prevent theft and misuse by cleaning staff.

What Do You Do For Green Cleaning?

Green cleaning has gone from being something niche to something that most people are demanding. This is due to the fact that it can help save energy as well as the fact that it can lower exposure to certain chemicals that many people have become leerier of over the years. When asking about this, make sure to ask about details rather than an umbrella question about green cleaning. What type of products do they use? Are their cleaning processes green and efficient as well? What about green certifications? All of these should be clear by the time your questioning is done.

This may sound like a lot to process when selecting your Albuquerque building maintenance company, but it’s time well spent. The last thing you want to do is end up working with a company, not being happy with the service, and have to go through the process again. Not only is this a loss of money and time while you search, but you also have to deal with an unclean office while you wait, lowering morale and possibly hurting your bottom line via sick days and lower productivity.