The cleanliness of your office is an integral component of management. It’s always been important, but even more nowadays, with the worldwide threat of COVID-19. With that in mind, it is just as important to choose the right commercial cleaning service for you and your work team. Anyone can pick up a bottle of Lysol and a vacuum cleaner. Still, not everyone knows how to use it to its highest efficiency for optimal results. When you pay for cleaning services, you’re going to want to ensure that your money is going to the right place. Here are some common mistakes you’ll want to avoid when it comes to hiring a commercial cleaning company.
1. Being cheap.
Money is a tough subject because everyone wants security and abundance for their company and employees. With that being said, it is common to immediately seek the least expensive cleaning service in the market. However, when it comes to the health and safety of everyone in your office, this particular budget allocation should go first. And this isn’t to say that an affordable service will do a poor job; feel the climate of the consultation with them, and do your research with client testimonials and reviews. In the long run, the money will be spared by avoiding as many sick days as possible.
2. Not doing your research on the cleaning service.
You found them—the perfect cleaning service. At least, that’s what you’ve read online. Countless customers continuously rave about how amazing the people and the work are. But later, you realize that they specialize in-floor cleaning, and you need a fully-integrated cleaning job done for your building. It is essential to know the ins and outs of the specialties some of these cleaning services provide. While they might do a fantastic job, it could be confined to that one particular niche of cleaning rather than the collective. Other elements of research are also crucial when it comes to informing yourself about the chemicals used. In some cases, someone in your space might be allergic.
3. Neglecting the fine print.
As a business owner, you should know the significance of reading contracts in full—and not only reading but understanding. If overlooked, the fine print can lock you into some pretty strict restrictions even before you get to know the benefits the service provides for your company. There are some services out there who will force you to commit to a year of regular cleaning without you even realizing it. This is similar to that automatic subscription you accidentally signed up for when you ordered one issue of The New Yorker. You’ll want to be in the loop about all liabilities and expectations from both your perspective and that of the cleaning service.
4. Failing to ask about insurance coverage.
Going along with the fine print of a cleaning service, you should be aware of the insurance coverage that it has. Anything can happen on the job, and you won’t want to be responsible for any accidents, injuries, or damages if they genuinely were not your fault. These contracts can frequently put you in an overly accountable position.
5. Failure to read up on licenses and certifications
Of all things imaginable, you’ll want your cleaning service licensed and in possession of certifications by the city and state. If you were to eat at a restaurant, you would want to know that it is licensed from passing health inspections, right? Why not have that same security with your office building?
We hope you find these 5 tips helpful when looking to hire your next commercial cleaning company.
Quick & Clean is a veteran-owned and operated commercial cleaning service, proudly serving the Tallahassee area. Quick & Clean has experience in lobby cleaning, bathroom cleaning, and more. Expertise that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting and clean impression. Give us a call at (850) 765-0049 to learn more or to schedule your cleaning services today!