One Less Challenge for Property Managers – Get the Right Cleaning Service
As a property manager, one of the most important considerations you must make is the research, interview, and selection of the best office building cleaning services your budget allows for.
There are hundreds of cleaning companies available, and choosing an experienced and reputable company will ensure they deliver a superior cleaning service specifically tailored to your needs. But, with so many options available on the market, how can you feel comfortable you are making the right choice. Let’s have a look at some important criteria in selecting a professional cleaning company.
Look for a well-established and experienced professional cleaning company.
- A well-established cleaning business will have been in business for years and will have built up the right skills and reputation to provide the very best cleaning service for your needs.
- An established and experienced cleaning company will have highly qualified staff well-versed in cleaning all types of office space, whether it is commercial, office, medical, etc.
- Look for a cleaning company that has the flexibility to work with you to set up a customized schedule and cleaning routine.
- Establish what services the cleaning company can provide you.
- Does the cleaning company offer a full suite of carpet and upholstery cleaning services?
- Can it provide power washing for those hard-to-clean interior and exterior emergencies?
- Will it be able to provide the right levels of hard-floor cleaning these surfaces may require?
- Does it have the right chemicals and solvents to keep all the often-touched areas in the building clean and hygienic?
- Can the cleaning company cater for your special events cleaning needs as and when needed?
Get several quotes
To get the feel of what a professional cleaning company may charge, get several quotes from some of more reputable janitorial services companies in your area. This will give you an indication of what services they offer and how much you may be expected to pay. Some of the services the cleaning companies offer may be added extras and you need to compare these services and expenses.
Do the office building cleaning services have properly trained staff?
Establish whether your cleaning company has in-house or on-site training facilities that continuously keep the cleaning staff up-to-date on the latest innovative cleaning techniques, including current health and safety protocols. Are the cleaning staff using the latest cleaning materials and equipment available on the marketplace?
Ask for copies of its certifications
It is important for you as the client to have assurances from the cleaning company that it maintains a high standard of cleaning excellence and has the certification to prove it. The cleaning company must also be fully insured and bonded.
Some professional cleaning companies may come from different ethnic backgrounds where English is not its first language. It pays to establish with the company that all communications to these staff members can be done clearly and timely to avoid any unnecessary delays in case there is a spillage or breakage.
Is the company committed to green cleaning?
There has been a shift towards the green-cleaning approach, cleaning and sanitizing the office space using healthier and more eco-friendly products and materials. If you are keen to adopt this approach, establish whether the cleaning company uses products and cleaning agents that meet the necessary health and safety criteria of the green-cleaning solution. Green cleaning will not only minimize the negative impact that certain cleaning agents can have on the environment, but it will also contribute to the health and well-being of all staff and visitors you may encounter.
What steps can you take to ensure the hiring of the cleaning service supplier will be hassle-free?
Before you choose, you are well within your rights to ask for references that you can then cross check with existing clients. The cleaning service staff will be spending a lot of time on the premises, so it is important that you can build up an element of trust over time.
Quite often clients can make the mistake of employing the services of a cleaning company only to find out they will have to purchase cleaning supplies over and above the cost of the cleaning services. From the outset, before signing any contract, make sure it is an all-inclusive service to avoid disappointments or disputes.
One of the most important aspects to having your premises cleaned is the schedule and routine the cleaning services will adopt. Your management team and the professional cleaning company supervisor or representative should set up a schedule and cleaning routine that is easily manageable and flexible for your needs on a given day or week.
The type of office building or facility you manage may have an effect on the how much you are charged for the services. Once again, before accepting and signing the contract with your office building cleaning services, make sure that there are no hidden expenses related to your building or facilities cleaning needs.
To ensure you are getting the right levels of cleaning excellence and service from your cleaning company, take the time to sit with the service provider and go through all the finer points of the contract so any changes or questions you may have will be addressed and communicated through the right channels. You want to make sure any changes will not affect your budget.
By following all or some of the guidelines above, hopefully, you will be able to make an informed decision when searching for and ultimately hiring a professional cleaning company. We at iNX have had years of experience in the office cleaning environment and have a well-trained and professional staff to attend to all cleaning needs. So, if you are looking for superior quality and services, call us today and one of our representatives will be more than happy to set up an appointment to discuss your cleaning needs.