When you’re in the market for a commercial cleaning service, it can be difficult to determine which companies are offering not only the best service, but also the right services for your workplace.
How do you know that you’re choosing the right service for your business? And what key features should you look for when enlisting a commercial cleaning service?
In short, you need to look for a professional cleaning company that has the required credentials to meet your needs and can help you achieve your cleaning goals.
To help you identify the right cleaning company for you, we’ve listed 5 key features to look out for in a commercial cleaning company:
1 – Good Reputation
One important thing you need to consider is the reputation of the cleaning company you are considering hiring. Are they well established in your local area? Do they deliver consistent quality work? Do they treat their customers with respect and transparency? Do they charge fair and reasonable prices for their services? These are some of the questions you can ask yourself when enquiring for cleaning services.
A great way of researching a cleaning company is checking out their website and social media pages. If they’re reputable, they will likely offer a wide range of services with in depth descriptions about each service on offer. Do they have testimonials from other customers on their website? Great! Reviews and testimonials by former and current customers give the most honest and genuine glimpse into the reputation of a cleaning company, so take a few moments to read through them.
Another way to help you decide is to consider asking for recommendations and references from businesses already using that cleaning service. If a cleaning company provides great services, their customers will be more than willing to give a positive recommendation.
2 – Staff’s Expertise and Safety Training
It’s often assumed that cleaning is a low skill, low risk job that just about anyone can do. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Cleaning in a commercial setting poses greater risks and requires additional training and knowledge in order to carry out the tasks not only well, but safely too.
An expert cleaning service shouldn’t just provide quality cleaning results. There is a very real need to provide consistent skill development for its staff which results in a reduction of the risks involved and liability.
In depth knowledge with regards to the safe and correct use of cleaning chemicals, cleaning equipment, site awareness and other factors including the latest cleaning techniques means that a professional cleaner needs to be well prepared for their assigned duties.
An expert and safe cleaning company should be able to offer you assurances that their staff are trained and knowledgeable about the correct methods and safe working practices required. Indeed, if you want true peace of mind, go with a cleaning company that properly vets and provides training to its cleaning staff.
3 – Quality Results
Noone enjoys spending time in a dirty and messy environment. When you consider that a full time staff member will spend on average around 40 hours at work during the week, it’s a long time to be sat in a less than adequate working environment.
An unclean environment can contribute negatively towards workflow, health problems and health and safety regulations set out by the law.
As this is the case, it’s essential to make sure that your commercial cleaning provider is delivering the results you expect. In light of the previous point, when you hire a cleaning company that puts skills development and training in its list of priorities, you know you can expect to always receive quality results.
The quality of the cleaning you receive can depend heavily on the kind of work being carried out at your workplace and the frequency of cleaning visits. Factors such as these are always taken into account when establishing a cleaning schedule so that a quality cleaning service is delivered.
4 – Variety of Services Offered
In conjunction with the previous point, different workplaces have different cleaning needs. For instance; an office space will have significantly different cleaning needs to that of a car showroom. This means that even if a cleaning company has hundreds of good reviews, it isn’t necessarily the best choice for your workplace. Check the services offered first to make sure what is on offer matches your cleaning requirements before getting in touch. This will save you time in the long run because you’ll be in touch with the right kind of commercial cleaning service to begin with.
You may also want to see if you can get cleaning plans that work hand in hand with your regular cleaning schedule. For example, there may be times you require additional cleaning such as carpet cleaning or window cleaning. These services can be included as part of your regular cleaning at a time that suits the needs of your business.
5 – Insurance Coverage
It’s something you hope you never need, but is something you have to have, insurance. No matter what measures are put in place to reduce the risks, accidents can happen. A good,
reputable cleaning company will always have Public and General Liability insurance coverage in place.
A properly insured cleaning business is a business that is compliant with the law and also cares for its employees. In short, if a cleaning company cannot produce valid insurance certificates, steer well clear.
Ideal Cleaning Have All 5!
When you choose Ideal Cleaning for your commercial cleaning needs, you can rest assured that we have everything needed in place to provide you with a well established, professional, safe and quality cleaning service.
With over 60 years of experience in the commercial cleaning industry, we have the knowledge and experience needed to deliver a cleaning service you can rely on.
Get in touch with us today on 01642 685321 or complete a quote request form on our website.