Business offices are a busy place. Phones are ringing, copy machines are humming, people are constantly rushing from one place to another to meet deadlines, and constant commotion surrounds the building. No one really thinks about cleaning the office during work hours, and no one really has time to clean the office after work, either. After working all day, there probably won’t be many volunteers willing to stay and clean the office.
Although there isn’t anyone eager to take on the task of cleaning the office, the fact remains that the office must be cleaned on a regular basis. Trash builds up in the waste baskets, dirt accumulates on the carpet, and let’s not forget the bathrooms, these areas need constant attention and cleaning. Office cleaning services can take care of all of these chores and more with little to no distruption to the work day.
Commercial cleaning services are available for all businesses, whether it is to clean a small company of five employees or a large corporation of hundreds of employees. Office cleaning services can handle chores like vacuuming, mopping, sanitizing, garbage removal, and much more. Cleaning companies are available to help every type of company with their cleaning chores.
Finding professional commercial cleaning services can be accomplished easily by keeping a few factors in mind. Regardless if the cleaning service is a large cleaning chain or a small local cleaning service, the goal is to hire professional individuals who can maintain the office building at a decent price. It may be wise to hire a licensed and insured company to ensure that a reputable and conscientious company is hired.
The first step in locating the ideal office cleaning service is to determine what the priority is, and start there. Is it the cost? Is it the type of services available? Is it the time when they are available to clean?
Most cleaning services will provide the basic services like vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, garbage disposal, and cleaning bathrooms. Typically these services have are included in a package for a specific fee. Additional services that may need to be discussed in addition to the regular fee are window washings, stripping and waxing of floors, and outside cleaning and maintenance.
Not all business offices need to be cleaned on a daily basis. Some locations may need more or less depending on the number of employees, traffic that goes through the building, and the size of the location. Some companies may prefer to have the cleaning company visit multiple times a day while others only require a couple of times per week.
Choosing the cleaning company that works the best for your location will take some research. Comparing different companies is the best approach to finding the appropriate cleaning company. It doesn’t always matter whether the company is a large chain or smaller cleaning company. What really matters is that the company listens to your requests and does their best to comply with those requests in a professional manner.
Although those large chains may be more advanced when it comes to larger equipment, a smaller company may still be able to fulfill your requests and for a cheaper price tag. The main difference and potential issue between choosing a large company versus a smaller one is the amount of staff the company employs. If you are trying to hire a cleaning company for a very large corporation, the smaller cleaning company may not be equipped with enough staff to accomplish the task in an efficient and timely manner.
The next step is to set up interviews with various cleaning companies. Meet with the professional cleaners at the location you need cleaned. This provides the cleaning company an opportunity to see exactly what you need done and provide you with an accurate estimate on cost. They may offer suggestions, but ultimately you choose what services you want done.
Cost will depend on many factors. For instance, the type of services that are being requested, the size of the building, and the frequency of the services will impact the cost. When the interview is conducted on-site, it allows the cleaning company to produce a precise price for you.
Here is an example of how pricing is calculated. The cost for basic services is usually calculated at about 10 cents per square foot. If the services are extensive, then the cost per square foot could double. If the only service that is needed is cleaning the garbage, then the cost will be a specific amount of about $600 per month. This is based on a daily pick up during the Monday thru Friday work week.
Compare services, prices, and availability before considering a company for hire. It is also a good idea to do some background investigation on the company before agreeing to pay them for services. Verify that the company has insurance to cover any damage to the office or equipment. Request to speak to current and past clients. Inquire on how employees are hired for the cleaning company. Are there background checks done or drug tests administered before hiring and routinely during employment? It also doesn’t hurt to verify the company on the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints against the company. Always be sure to carefully read the entire contract before signing it.
Cleanliness is important to businesses. A clean atmosphere portrays a professional appearance. The cleanliness of a business office demonstrates to customers and clients that this company values their appearance and their work. If they take the time to ensure a composed appearance, then they must take the time to ensure their work is nothing but optimal.