How to Choose a Good Commercial Cleaning Company
Choosing a good Commercial Cleaning Company may sound easy enough on paper, but in reality, there are a few hoops to jump through to ensure you select the right company to complement the success of your business. Here are a few tips that might help you.
Check Local Businesses, Friends & Colleagues:
It is probably a good idea to select a Commercial Cleaning Company that is in your local area. Other companies are likely to know of them, and perhaps your business colleagues and friends may be able to recommend them, or not, as the case may be. It is important to know of any negative feedback before signing a contract with a cleaning company.
Business Licenses and Insurance Cover:
The most obvious things to check for are the cleaning company’s business license and certificate of insurance liability. Liability ensures that any damage or negligence claims while they are working on your company premises will be taken care of. If possible, ask to see a copy of their business license and insurance cover.
Have a Commercial Cleaning Company Visit You:
When you are ready to decide on who to hire, make sure that a manager or supervisor of the commercial cleaning company visits with you to discuss your specific needs. They can walk your business premises with you to make sure they understand exactly what your requirements are. This is where you can explain and discuss all the little details that are important to you, even though they might not be so important to them.
The Best Are Not Always the Cheapest or the Most Expensive
Though you may be looking to save money, the company with the lowest cost isn’t always the best deal. As with nearly all things in life: you pay your money and take your chances. If the cleaning company you choose comes recommended by other businesses and/or business colleagues, then you are pretty much half-way there. However, you might have to find a few things out for yourself before signing up.
Get References from Other Clients:
It might seem a little tedious, but it is probably worthwhile asking the cleaning company you are about to sign up with if they can give you the names, phone numbers, emails etc., of some of their other clients. A good company that provides a decent cleaning service at an affordable price will have no problem in giving you the names of one or two of their other clients. You may also read reviews online about the company.
Commercial Cleaning Company Services, Charges, Contracts:
The next most important thing before signing up is to understand the services the commercial cleaning company is contracting to provide and the price for those services. A contract will usually be for a 12-month period and the charges for those services payable each month. This is all standard stuff in the business world. However, the price for those services is something you should not accept at face value. The charges are all negotiable and you shouldn’t be nervous about tackling this. If you only want to pay half of what they are quoting you, say so and don’t be frightened in doing it either. What will definitely have a bearing on the final price outcome is the way you say it. More on this at a later time.
Signing a Contract or Getting a Trial Period:
Most professional cleaning companies will want to tie you into a contract for cleaning services. Periods are mostly for 12 months with the option to continue. However, if you are choosing a company for the first time, you might want to ask if they offer a 30-day trial period. This is a great option if you can get it, as it will allow you to work with the company and their cleaning staff before finally signing up for a contract. You will be able to iron out any little problems or issues beforehand.
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