What to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Service

Published Date September 4, 2014

commercial floor cleaning servicesWhy should your business hire a commercial cleaning service? Is this even a question you have to ask? If you’re running a serious company, you need to present a great image to your prospective customers and have a functional, clean, and beautiful environment for your employees to work in.

You don’t even have to be in the food industry to see the importance of presenting a nice image. You could scare your clients off with dirty facilities, but you also want a clean office to make sure that your employees feel great and comfortable.

The question of who to give the responsibility to is a big one. How do you pick a commercial cleaning service?

Is your cleaning company insured? Is it owner operated? Does the company perform background checks and random drug testing on its employees? Does the company offer flexible scheduling that will suit your schedule, and not theirs? Does the commercial cleaning company bring their own cleaning supplies and equipment? Does the company offer green cleaning solutions if you’re concerned about that component? Does the cleaning company offer other services like move-in/move-out cleaning and organizing? Does the office cleaning company offer non-profit and B2B discounts? Does the cleaning company have references and current client reviews? Does the cleaning company offer free cost estimates? Does the cleaning company give back to the community? Does the cleaning company have ties to the local community?

If you’re thinking about training an employee to cover your cleaning instead of hiring a professional cleaning service, then realize that it will actually be more cost-effective in the long run to hire a professional cleaning service. You could either pay a full salary to an employee or just pay for a couple of hours when you need the service.