Finding good commercial cleaning services can be a headache! Many people find that they hire a service, only to be dissatisfied with their work after a few weeks. However, unless they negotiated the contract carefully, many times they are locked into working with that cleaner for several months or even a year. Finding commercial cleaning services does not have to be like this! In fact, it should be pretty straight-forward to find a company that will do a good job on the cleaning, be reasonably priced, and be easy to work with for a long time.
Get Several Quotes
If you’re in the process of finding commercial cleaning services, get quotes from several companies before you decide who you’d like to work with. This will help you figure out what the price ranges are for the services that you’re looking for, as well as what might need to be done to clean your space that you had not previously thought of.
Most cleaning services will send someone out to your space to actually look at it before they write you a quote. This is desirable because cleaning is about more than square footage and the number of trash cans. Some spaces require certain specialty elements, such as air duct cleaning, to keep everything as nice and sanitary as it needs to be. Cleaning services that do not send out representatives to examine the space would not know things like this.
Ask for References
You can also ask for references before you hire a cleaning company. In fact, you should definitely do this! Get references from companies whose cleaning needs are similar to your own. This will help you determine not only how good a commercial cleaning service is, but how they work with businesses of your size and with your needs. Some companies do better with larger businesses, while others work really well with small business owners. Find someone who specializes in the kind of cleaning that you need, and you’re more likely to be happy with their services.
Negotiate Your Contract
Most commercial cleaning companies will have you sign a contract before you get started working with them. However, you can always try to negotiate this. If you’ve been burned by commercial cleaning services in the past, see if you can get a month, or at least one cleaning, before you sign a long-term deal. This will help make sure that you will be satisfied with the work being done in your business.
You can actually try to negotiate lots of things about your contract. You may try to fit in a deep cleaning once a month, rather than the normal surface cleaning that many commercial cleaning services offer. You can also ask for several cleanings a week, rather than one or tow. If you don’t want as much done each time, you may be able to negotiate this for the same or a similar price to what they have in the initial contract.
At Springs Cleaning, we specialize in commercial cleaning for offices, schools, churches, and more in the Colorado Springs area. If you would like to get a quote, please give us a call and we will send out a representative to you soon!