No matter what type of business you own, the first thing that customers notice when they come in is how it looks. An untidy or cluttered office doesn’t inspire your customers’ confidence. On the other hand, a neat, tidy office is the best way to present a professional image as well as to make a good first impression with customers. Hiring a professional janitorial cleaning service can ensure that your business is presented in its best light to anyone who enters.
While a commercial cleaning service can solve the problem of a messy office, choosing the right one isn’t always easy. There are some common mistakes that are made when hiring a janitorial cleaning service and they can result in a very negative experience at best. The following are some common mistakes to avoid when choosing a commercial cleaning company.
• Hiring based on price alone – Everyone today is budget conscious. Getting the most for your money is important, but when it comes to commercial cleaning services, the cheapest usually isn’t the best. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. A cleaning service that charges a price that seems too good to pass up may not be properly insured. While saving a few dollars is always a good idea, it can quickly become a nightmare if an uninsured person is injured in your home or causes damage to your property.
• Hiring without checking reviews and references – With so many resources available today, hiring a janitorial cleaning company that you know nothing about is a thing of the past. Sites such as Yelp, Angie’s List, and Facebook, are a great place to look for testimonials, and reviews. In addition, there are many review/rating platforms as well. Don’t just rely on reviews however, ask the service for 4 or five local references and be sure to contact them all. Bear in mind that not every review will be glowing, but if the bad outweigh the good, you may want to look elsewhere.
• Hiring a commercial cleaning service without proper insurance – Never hire a commercial cleaning service that isn’t able to show proof of insurance. Proper insurance coverage means that if a crew member is injured while working on your property, you will not be held responsible. If they aren’t insured and someone is injured, your insurance can be sued for not only medical costs, but pain and suffering as well. Many companies also carry surety bonding to protect the client in the event of employee theft.
• Hiring a janitorial cleaning service without a service agreement – Most janitorial cleaning services have a standard set of services that are included. Some provide only very basic cleaning while others offer very detail oriented service. Be sure to get a detailed list of the services that your commercial cleaning service will provide and don’t be hesitant to advise them about any specific things that you’d like added so that they can be included in your service agreement. Knowing what you can expect and letting your commercial cleaning service know what is expected of them is the best way to ensure that you get the services that you want and avoid miscommunications.
A neat, clean, and visually appealing workplace is not only better for business, but more efficient as well. After a hectic business day, the last thing you want to do is spend the evening cleaning. With Swinton Building Services, you can leave the tidying up to us and concentrate on the day to day operations of your business.
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