Compare Business Cleaning Services Before You Hire

Hiring a commercial cleaning service ensures that you have an attractive environment for clients and guests and a healthy environment for employees. But choosing the right service can be difficult. Follow this advice to find the best commercial cleaning company for your business.

1. Figure Out What You Want

Before you start shopping around, decide what you want out of a cleaning service. Do you need daily cleanings, or will weekly visits do? Are you looking for light cleaning such as vacuuming and emptying the trash? Or will you require heavy-duty tasks such as washing the windows and polishing the floors?

2. Ask for Referrals

Once you've established your needs, start asking other business owners and friends to recommend commercial cleaning services. Working from referrals is always a safer bet than picking a company at random from the Internet.

3. Do Some Background Research

Look into the background and qualifications of the companies that were recommended. How long have they been in business? Are they certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)? Do they have good ratings with the Better Business Bureau? From there, narrow the field to just a few companies that seem the most reputable.

4. Get Quotes

Now you're ready to talk prices. Request a quote from each remaining company. Make sure a representative of the company visits your facility before providing a quote; it's impossible to provide an accurate estimate over the phone. Get the quote in writing, and don't forget to ask for a written list of services - that way you know exactly what's included in the price.

5. Ask Questions

Ask lots of questions when each cleaning company visits your facility. Does the company perform criminal background checks on its employees? Is the company fully bonded and insured to cover any accidents that occur on your site? The more you know about each company, the easier it will be to make a final choice.

6. Make Your Choice

Armed with all the right information, you're ready to pick a cleaning service. Price is an important consideration, but it shouldn't be the only consideration. Weigh the cost of each service against the company's experience, reputation and professionalism. When in doubt, go with your gut. If you have a bad feeling about a company, move on.

Author: Ashley Smith

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