When hiring a commercial cleaning company there are several things to consider. Taking the time to do some basic research will help expedite the search for the right company. Gathering references about a company is a great first step and source of information. References can give you an overall positive or negative view of a cleaning company before contacting them. Other basic things to look for in a company include the types of cleaning services they provide and what their general schedule is like. This can help to narrow down the choices of what cleaning company would provide the services you are looking for.
Commercial cleaning companies provide many cleaning services, from general to specialty. Take into consideration what level of professional cleaning you need for your business, whether general light, maintenance cleaning would work or an industry specific cleaning is necessary. Some Businesses in certain industries such as the healthcare field need much more specialized services than places such as regular business offices. If your business is one of these, make sure the company you hire has the ability to maintain your business to the standards that your industry requires. If you already have an in-house cleaning staff for daily maintenance, you may need specialty cleaning services that your staff isn’t trained for or certified in. Also consider what cleaning schedule would best fit the needs of your business. Professional cleaning services can be scheduled for a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time basis.
Emergency cleaning is an additional service that may be provided. This type of cleaning service may include clean-up after damage caused by flooding, fire, or smoke. When looking into a hiring a company for every day maintenance cleaning, finding a professional cleaner that also has the ability to provide post-emergency cleaning services is a good business investment.
Looking at what type of professional training or certifications a company has before you hire them is another important step. There are several common certifications that cleaning companies may need according to the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association. Some of these include Blood Borne Pathogens Certification, Mold Inspection & Remediation Services, Green Cleaning Company Certification, and Chemical Hazards Certification. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration, better known as OSHA, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, must approve the training of many certifications such as blood borne pathogens…