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How to Select a Cleaning Service for Your Small Business

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Choosing a janitorial service for your small business is an important decision. A sanitary environment is a necessity for any business. Instead of hiring a full-time janitor, you may be considering hiring a cleaning service.

A cleaning service will come in after office hours and clean all areas of your property. This ensures that you will always have a clean environment when your staff reports to work in the morning. 

This is an essential service so you must choose the company that you hire wisely. Here are some tips for doing that.

Start Shortlisting

Make a list of all the companies in your area. Once that is completed you can get quotes from all of them. Each of the companies should come to your office in order to make an accurate quote, do not accept quotations over the phone. 

A good cleaning company will provide all their own equipment. Ask about carpet cleaning services some cleaning services may provide this. However, you may need to pay separately for this service.

Make sure that you have a proper disposal system for the cleaners to use. There are commercial waste bins for hire if you do not want to buy one.

Ask About Insurance

The next step is to ask about proof of insurance. You will need to see this for yourself. The last thing you want is a cleaning company that doesn’t have any insurance.

It means your business could be held liable if one of their staff members gets injured while cleaning your office.

Read Your Contract Carefully

Most cleaning companies want you to sign a contract with them. This will lock you into using their services for a specific period of time.

Read over the contract carefully. There should be some kind of loophole that allows you to nullify the contract should you be dissatisfied with their service after a certain period of time. 

The best way to approach this is to go with a company that will give you a trial. You may also want to go with the company that lets you do a monthly contract instead of a yearly one.

Look for Experience

The experience of any company you choose is very important. Some companies have years of experience while others may not. 

While you should not dismiss a company because they have limited experience it is always best to go with experience. With that being said, this does not mean that you should blindly hire a company without checking their references, no matter how much experience they have.

Time to Hire 

Hiring the best cleaning service can be a daunting task. However, once you are aware of what you should be looking for the hiring process becomes a lot easier.

Take the time to look over your contract carefully you don’t want to be locked into anything before you are satisfied with the service you are receiving. Remember, to ensure that any company you decide to work with has insurance. Accidents will happen and you do not want to be held liable for them.

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