Are you a facilities manager for a school, university, financial institution or an office building? If so you’ll realise just how essential having a reliable and professional janitorial services provider is to the smooth running of your building or institution. It really is one of the fundamentals of maintaining an efficiently run premises.
Without a reliable service provider your building will begin to suffer and will no longer be a welcoming and comfortable environment for anyone. Cleaning services like these can often be overlooked, however it is only when you have had a bad experience or been let down by your provider that you will really appreciate the value of a dependable and qualified service provider. If you lack a competent cleaning service provider your building can quickly become neglected and not a place that people will want to spend any of their time.
That is why it is worth doing your homework and taking your time before choosing a provider for your business. It is a big decision and its importance should not be taken lightly- after all the state of your business or premises will be in their hands. They will largely be responsible for the image of your business that is projected to the public and you want to ensure that it is a positive one.
The below 3 steps will go a long way in helping you to find a janitorial services provider that is right for you.
- Ask for references and check recent online reviews. The cleaning services market is a saturated one with countless companies offering these services. Due to this is can be overwhelming to sort the good from the bad, however it is important that you are discerning when choosing the right company for you. An experienced company is always a good place to start-they may have been in the industry for many years and catered to a variety of different clients and have built up vast industry knowledge. Make sure that online reviews and testimonials are also positive and from genuine sources.
- Accountability- a good cleaning service provider will be held accountable for their work. This means that they will listen to their customer when they are not satisfied with the job being done and will strive to improve in whatever areas they can. They should conduct regular audits that ensure the work being carried out is of a very high standard. Accountability also means that if there is an accident or unforeseen cleaning issue on site such as a flood or graffiti they will be responsive and quickly deal with any issues that arise.
- They should be industry experts. This does not just mean that they know about the latest best practices in the industry but also that they are always striving to enhance their service. A good service provider will use the latest industry technologies and cleaning chemicals and will actively seek out industry innovations. All of their staff should receive regular training and they should have no problem proving their qualifications.
Following the above simple steps can go a long way in helping you to find the cleaning company that is right for you.