Running a successful business requires valuable time, resources, and preparation. Regardless of the diligence given to planning, unexpected costs can appear, narrowing profit margins and creating additional stress for decision-makers. Planning for known costs can help eliminate the financial burden of the inevitable unexpected expense, which is particularly crucial for new businesses. The investment in janitorial services maintains a safe, healthy, and clean workplace. It can be challenging for business owners to predict the costs associated with janitorial services. Let’s take a closer look at what janitorial services entail, how to properly budget for them, and what to expect when receiving quotes from cleaning companies.
The amenities included in the costs of janitorial services will differ from company to company. You can typically expect cleaning chemicals, equipment, and products used by cleaners to be included in the costs of janitorial services. Consumable products such as tissues, toilet paper, hand soap, sanitizer, and garbage bags are usually not included, though some cleaning companies may sell them as well.
Cleaning companies generally offer a variety of janitorial services, including waste removal, recycling, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, sanitizing, polishing, and restocking supplies. Specialized services like carpet cleaning, floor waxing, window cleaning, and pressure washing may be available too. Every business has different needs, which is why BAJFI creates customized plans for each of our customers. With an individualized plan, you’ll get a smart approach to complete and fulfilling commercial janitorial services. Right from the start. You’ll expect personalized cleaning amenities that will meet your needs from a full service janitorial company. BAJFI provides professional janitorial services for a diverse array of companies including:
Our current customers have a wide range of building types and uses which requires a customized approach. A dedicated team will be assigned specifically to you. It’s important that your cleaning team knows your building and facility as well as you do, so that we make every effort to keep the team consistent throughout the duration of your contract.
Now that you’re familiar with what to expect with janitorial services, let’s break down the steps to creating a proper budget for your company’s cleaning services. Understanding your full scope of needs and what to look for in the right cleaning company will help ensure you’re paying the right price for janitorial services.
Before requesting quotes for janitorial services, it is best to gather some specifics for your business’s situation. We recommend taking the following steps to provide useful information for your potential clients:
Having these details on hand can streamline the process of finding the right cleaning company at the right cost for your business’s needs.
After getting in touch with potential cleaning companies and providing these details, the next step is scheduling a site visit. This allows the potential cleaning companies to thoroughly determine the scope of work and quote the most accurate cost. A site visit is also a great opportunity to evaluate whether the company is a right fit for you. Meeting the people who could be responsible for the cleanliness of your facility in person lets you gauge their reliability and professionalism, as well as the quality of their cleaning products and tools. The transparency that site visits provide can help both you and your potential cleaning companies determine if the partnership is a right fit.
Before choosing a company to provide janitorial services, it’s important to spend time communicating with your candidates. It’s an unfortunate reality that many professional cleaning providers lack timely customer service and engaged communication. Asking questions or making requests should not be a chore. Engaging in two-way communication regarding your potential business with them allows you to see what channels they’re available on, as well as how timely their responses are. Emergencies and issues arise, and it’s important that the candidate you choose addresses your concerns quickly and acts accordingly. At BAJFI, we make sure the specific needs of your business come first. Choosing a candidate with strong communication skills can save you from unnecessary issues and wasted time down the road.
It’s important to understand what you should be receiving from potential cleaning companies you’re in communication with. After determining the scope of work and meeting at an on-site visit, your candidates will provide you with a quote that includes cost, services covered, frequency of services, and other important details. Here is an example of a janitorial services quote from one of our clients:
Whether you’re running a new operation or managing your company’s janitorial needs, it’s important to budget for associated costs. You can factor in services that cleaning companies typically provide like waste removal, dusting, mopping, and sanitizing, keeping in mind that specialized services such as floor waxing, carpet cleaning, and pressure washing may be provided at an additional cost. Scheduling site visits helps establish which of these services will be provided and whether or not a company is the right fit for your specific needs. In addition to meeting your cost and service expectations, the candidate you select should also communicate in a timely and clear manner. At BAJFI, our clients are our top priority. Get started with a quote today to see how we can provide the best janitorial services for your company.
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