Maintaining a clean and healthy environment at your organization is a top priority. You may be outgrowing your current janitorial services if you, your employees, or even your customers notice that cleaning tasks are not being performed frequently enough or are not up to par with your standards. Outgrowing your cleaning or janitorial services can happen for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a look at common situations that lead to a business outgrowing its current janitorial services and identify the steps you can take to ensure the next services you hire are best suited for your needs.
There are many different situations that constitute a change or replacement of janitorial services. If you find yourself in any of these situations, it’s likely time to consider hiring a new janitorial service.
If you don’t currently hire a commercial cleaning company and your employees cannot keep up with cleaning, it’s time to research how to best get janitorial services done. Hiring a cleaning company eliminates tasks off your workforce’s plates, giving them more time to be productive at their respective jobs. Besides, leave it to the professionals! Reputable cleaning companies can provide deep cleaning and sanitizing services your staff cannot.
Business expansion is another scenario that warrants consideration of a new janitorial service. New locations require additional time and tasks for your current cleaner, which may fall out of their capacity due to staffing, supplies, or time constraints. Other cleaning companies can take on the larger scope of work your growing business needs.
Company decision makers may also be faced with their current janitorial service closing or cleaner retiring. In both cases, you will need to find a replacement that is best suited to your business’s needs. Take note of the characteristics you liked in your current cleaner or company and seek them in the next janitorial service provider you hire.
It may also be time to consider hiring a new janitorial service if you’re unhappy with your current provider. You’re investing in the cleanliness and health of your business- the services, equipment, and communication your cleaning company provides should be at or above your standards. If your provider is falling short, consider other options to meet and exceed your needs.
If you’ve made it this far, chances are you need to consider hiring a new cleaning provider. We’ve outlined the top five factors to consider when choosing the right janitorial service provider.
First and foremost, take a look into how long your candidates have been providing janitorial services. Choosing a provider with a successful track record decreases the risk of hiring a cleaning company that is subpar, unreliable, or uncommunicative. Candidates should be able to offer references to get feedback from other clients they have worked with. A company without a history of experience or available references should raise a red flag in the consideration stage.
This is a simple but absolutely critical step. No one is immune to accidents. Making sure your cleaning provider has valid licenses, insurance, and certifications will eliminate timely and costly insurance issues that result from accidents.
While janitorial services are worth the investment, you should not be forking over an arm and a leg for services that can and should be provided at a more affordable cost. Getting quotes from multiple candidates allows you to see what you could be spending and compare what you’ll get out of the cost. Take a look at our resource for comparing janitorial services costs and values.
It’s important to understand who will be providing the janitorial services in your space. People in manager, janitor, or contractor positions may be providing on-site cleaning services, depending on the company you choose. On top of asking who the cleaning personnel will be, you can inquire about their onboarding and training procedures. Regardless of position, anyone providing janitorial services at your facility should be knowledgeable in proper procedures and best practices.
The majority of commercial cleaning companies provide basic janitorial services such as waste removal, sweeping, dusting, sanitizing, and restocking supplies. Some cleaning companies provide specialized services like carpet cleaning, floor waxing, and pressure washing. When hiring a new janitorial service provider, ask about their options to customize a plan with both basic and specialized services to meet your company’s janitorial needs. At BAJFI, our standard process includes determining the right plan for your company to ensure you’re getting the proper cleaning services at the right time and for the best cost.
If you’re wondering if it’s time to hire a new partner to provide janitorial services for your company, it probably is. Whether you’re hiring a cleaner for the first time, you’re dissatisfied with your current provider or they no longer offer cleaning services, it’s important to gather information before making a decision. Checking references, verifying licenses and insurance, comparing costs, understanding staff, and defining scope can help make sure your next janitorial services provider gets the job done right. Get in touch with BAJFI for more information on choosing the right commercial cleaner. We’re happy to help meet your business’s janitorial needs!
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