The cleanliness of your office can not only improve quality of work and staff morale but is also the first impression made from any future employees as well as current and potential clients alike.
Making the decision to hire a commercial cleaning company – and the correct one for your needs – is crucial to the structure of your business as a whole. So, to help you with your decision we have set out a list of criteria of what to look for in hiring a professional cleaning service.
One of the first things to think about when looking for a commercial cleaning company is the reputation that they have. Do they have good online reviews?
A company’s website as well as social media pages will provide further insight – How long have they been established? Do their company values match those of yours? Do they provide additional services that could be useful to you?
Once you have found a company that you would like to consider it is always a good idea to make an initial enquiry, not only to find out the finer details such as pricing and how the process works but will also be able to answer a few very important questions – Do they have a good customer service / management team? Do they have a quick response time? Is the process of how they work clean cut and matched to your specific needs?
When first thinking about cleaning as a job, in general it can seem quite simple – a quick wipe of a surface and simply pushing a vacuum cleaner around doesn’t exactly sound like it requires any specialist skills, but in fact the safety training and protocols involved can be extensive.
From chemical science to different types of materials / surfaces and what techniques to use on them, manual handling and emergency procedures; the health and safety measures and staff training a cleaning company provides should be imperative to your decision.
Quality of service
If you currently have a cleaning company that is not providing a good enough standard or you are doing the cleaning yourselves and it is disrupting your workflow, you may end up with a much larger problem.
Having a reliable service that can take over, manage the issues and make it so you can get back to doing what you need to without having to think about things such as COSHH, staff wellbeing and cleanliness, hygiene and welfare regulations set by the law https://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/workplace/facilities.htm.
It will be impossible to know if a cleaning company can provide all that they are selling without hiring them but, any company that provides a good service is bound to have a stellar reputation and should be able to provide you with case studies and references from their clientele.
Each commercial workplace is different and therefore will have different needs – finding a company that provides a tailored service suited to you rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach is extremely important.
Not only is it important to have a company that can match your requirements but also that can offer other services such as deep cleaning after building works, carpet cleaning if you have pets in the office or disinfection services following a sickness outbreak. Having a company you already trust to help in these kinds of situations will save you a lot of time and give you peace of mind on a rainy day.
No matter what sector you work in, if you stick to these criteria, you will be able to find a cleaning company that fits your needs.
Why Bother Cleaning provides regular and deep commercial cleaning services across Brighton & Hove. We have provided superior cleaning to commercial environments for the past 16 years, delivering exceptional results and happy clients. To arrange a clean with us, give us a call on 01273 776 056, or send an email email@example.com.
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