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What to Look For in a Commercial Cleaning Company

As we all know, personal appearances and first impressions can be crucial when owning and operating a business.  If your office or store is sloppy, and poorly organized, your customers, as well as your clients, will see your business the same way.  Having an organized and messy office can show your work to be less than quality, and can be detrimental to your business down the line.  Much of this can be avoided by simply hiring a professional office cleaning company to clean your office one to two times a week.  But when hiring a professional office cleaning company for your business, there are a number of important factors that you must bear in mind.

One of these important factors, that should be investigated, is the company’s reputation.  Does the company have a good reputation?  Have you ever heard of this company before?  Where you referred to this company by a friend or colleague, or did you simply pick them out of a phone book?  Although this doesn’t mean they won’t do a good job, it is also important to hire a company that you can rely on, and has an established reputation.  When evaluating a cleaning company make sure you see if they have any good recommendations on their website or provide a list of references you can check out prior to entering into a contract with them.  By doing your research early, you will be saving your company time and money down the line.

If you have found an office cleaning company that you’re comfortable with, the next step would be to enter into a binding contract with that company.  But before you do you must first negotiate what the pricing will be, as well as the services they will provide.  It is important before entering into any contract that both parties are as clear as possible on the terms of the contract.  Make sure you provide a list of all the services that you will require, and make sure that everything is clearly listed in the contract.  This way if either party is not living up to their end of the bargain, you will be legally able to dissolve the contract on account of violation of the terms.

It may also be a good idea to install security cameras in your office to make sure that everything is running according to plan.  This can be a good protection for your company, in case anything gets damaged or stolen.  Make sure you have security cameras positioned in key areas so as to monitor any suspicious behavior, and make sure you have enough of them to monitor as much as you can.  This way the office cleaning company will have no excuses in case of stolen or damaged property, as well as less than desirable work.  This is also important in a legal sense, as the video evidence will be more than sufficient if they deny the event, and you’re looking for legal compensation.  By taking the proper time to evaluate each company, and protecting yourself with cameras and a strong contract, you will be able to choose the best office cleaning company to fit your company’s needs.

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