Choosing a cleaning contractor – find the right people for the job
by Sharyn Roberts
Choosing the right cleaning contractor for the job is important in achieving a clean and comfortable work environment offering a safe and pleasant atmosphere for workers and, where relevant, customers and clients. Cleaning services range from basic office cleaning, janitorial cleaning and janitorial services to commercial cleaning and industrial cleaning
It's important to research the service capacity of a cleaning contractor before engaging their services. A key consideration is the sustainable practices employed by the cleaning company relating to the quality of their detergents, a detailed explanation of their 'green' approach and overall practices including waste disposal. Investigation of the variety of services offered is also important. Business cleaning services should include basic services such as general cleaning, bathroom and kitchen cleaning.
Commercial cleaning companies offer a range of additional services such as whiteboard and blackboard cleaning, cleaning blinds, pest control, sanitary services, carpet steam cleaning and even window cleaning. Ensure each cleaning company defines what is within the parameters of regular cleaning services, and what is not included in this fee. Seek out testimonials and references of cleaners under consideration, and also ask about flexibility of cleaning arrangements from daily cleaning to an as needed basis.