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How To Select A Professional Cleaning Company

So you’ve decided it’s time to start thinking about hiring a commercial cleaning service. Or maybe your current service just isn’t cutting it, and you are looking for another. Whatever your situation is, you probably realize how important it is to pick the right service for you and your business. Today, we are going to be looking at a few of the biggest mistakes people tend to make when choosing and using a commercial cleaning service, and how you can avoid them. With these in mind, you can rest assured that you’re making the right choice to keep your space clean.

Paying Too Much

While it seems obvious, you want to find a cleaning service that is right for your budget. Before you decide to hire a cleaning company, make sure to look around and compare rates in your area. Ideally, you will want to establish a long term relationship with the company you use, so make sure that their rate is something you can fit into your budget for the future, and isn’t too high for the services the company provides. In other words, look at the whole market! Compare different services to make sure you are really hiring the one that’s best for you.

Not Paying Enough

While the above point may seem like a primary concern, going too far in the other direction should be avoided as well, and is arguably an even more important consideration. The main reason for this is that commercial cleaning services vary greatly in quality. Everyone loves a good deal, but a good deal isn’t always what you’ll get if you decide to hire on the cheap. That’s why it’s important to take your time when selecting which cleaning service to use. If you hire a middling service for a bargain bin price, you might be saving money, but you’ll also more than likely be dissatisfied with the way your space is being cleaned. It’s almost always better to spend a little bit more money on a high-quality service that will leave you happy and allow you to build trust with your cleaning company. Make sure that the service you hire not only provides everything you are looking for, but that they have a good track record of thorough, high-quality work.

Not Vetting Thoroughly Enough

You probably have a few things in mind when it comes to vetting a new company before you hire them. However, many people still make the mistake of not vetting their cleaning service before hiring. Looking at reviews is a great first step, and can give you a great idea of what to expect, but you should go a little further to make sure you’re making the right choice. One of the most important things to look at when hiring a new cleaning company is how they hire and train their employees. A lack of proper training and certification programs can lead to inconsistencies in service. Companies that use third party certification services to ensure that all their employees have the same certifications and are qualified to do the job will provide the most consistent, high quality service. Before you hire, look into the certifications the company and its employees have.

Hiring A company With The Wrong Specialization

You may come across a company where everything looks perfect: they have great reviews, a price that fits your budget, and they’re happy to work with you. But their website says nothing about the specific kind of space you need cleaned. It should be fine, right? Maybe, but maybe not. It’s certainly possible to have a good experience with a cleaning service that doesn’t specialize in the kind of cleaning you need, but you are usually better off finding a specialized service. Allied Facility Care has partnerships with companies across a multitude of specializations, meaning that we can clean any type of space you have. Choosing a company that you know has the right specialization will yield you better results and peace of mind. Not only will you know they have the right tools for every aspect of the job, they will also have the right knowledge, allowing them to clean your space the way it should be cleaned.

Signing a Contract Without Reading It

This is something almost everyone has been guilty of at one point or another. Faced with many pages of tiny print and boring technical jargon, you decide that it will probably be fine to just sign without exactly reading the whole thing. When entering into an agreement with a cleaning company, however, it is crucial to know exactly what you are signing. For one thing, you need to know what your money is getting you. The contract will tell you exactly what you are paying them to do, and it’s best for everyone if there are no surprises later on down the line. If you notice something is not being cleaned, and you also know for a fact that it was in the contract, it will be an easy fix. If you neglected to read the contract, then you might be disappointed in the service you’ve already paid for. Know your contract so you don’t have to keep going back for reference. Furthermore, failing to thoroughly read your contract may cause you to miss out on important financial aspects such as fees and cancellation policies. Make sure that you know what you’re agreeing to, and you should have a smooth experience with your new cleaning company.

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