Cleaning commercial spaces is an important aspect of maintaining a productive, professional, and safe work environment. Throughout the day, your people are hard at work doing what they do best. Choosing the right commercial cleaner can ensure they don’t have to take time away from their responsibilities to attend to janitorial tasks. If you’re in the market for a third-party company for your commercial business, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one. In your search, use these six factors to help narrow down your options.
Licensing & Insurance
There are more risks to cleaning than one may expect. You want to work with a company that has obtained and maintained the appropriate insurance and liability coverage necessary for a commercial space. This ensures that theft, personal injury, or damage within your facility does not legally fall on your shoulders. You are within your rights to ask for copies of this paperwork for your own records.
Cleaning is cleaning, right? Residential or industrial services are going to have different requirements than commercial ones. If you want quality, which of course you do, go with a cleaning company that has experience working in a commercial setting. It’s even better if they’ve cleaned spaces similar to yours. For example, retail stores and food stores are both considered commercial facilities but will need slightly different approaches.
Word of Mouth & References
Even in 2022, nothing beats word of mouth. Speak with other business owners in your community about the cleaners they use. Who comes highly recommended and who seems to fall short? While all references should be taken with a grain of salt, if there is a pattern of satisfaction there is a good chance you will experience similar results.
Depending on your business, you may not want janitorial services during your active hours. Your chosen cleaning company should have a flexible schedule that falls in line with your needs. You must also need to consider how often you will need them. Are these tasks that need to be done daily, weekly, or even monthly?
As we touched on before, there are advantages to choosing a commercial cleaner with proven experience in commercial settings. This is often the most obvious when it comes to equipment. A simple mop and broom will not be enough to do the job. Your chosen contractor should have access to a wide range of tools and supplies that will help them keep your space clean. Heavy-duty and ride-on floor cleaning machinery are great examples of this. Having the right tools means that the job is done correctly and in a timely manner.
Service Packages & Pricing
Finally, consider the service packages offered by your prospective janitorial team. Take the time to truly assess your needs because you must make sure they can accommodate them effectively. Discuss possible add-ons, adjustments, and requirements. In addition to this, if a company has checked all the other boxes, it’s time to talk about pricing. Is the service package you are asking for within your company budget in the first place?
We know that you will not take this decision lightly, as any business investment requires careful thought and consideration. Use these six factors as a starting point to help you find a commercial cleaning company with which you can enjoy a healthy working relationship. Our own business is located in the heart of Calgary. We would be happy to discuss any of these points with you and anything else you would like to know about our customizable service packages. Contact us today to get started.