How to Choose Building and Janitorial Services

Choosing janitorial services can be overwhelming. You need the best possible value while getting reliable, uncompromising quality. By examining each potential commercial cleaning service on the following criteria, you can weed out the poor choices and find the best choice for your business.

A great place to start is the internet. Try using search engines such as (Google, Yahoo, etc) and enter your city and janitorial service. ( ie Vancouver janitorial service)  This will turn up some good results for you to do some further research.

1. Ask for a Competitive Bid:

Determine how much you can afford to Pay. Then weigh that cost against what level of service you get for that money. That doesn’t mean you need to find the cheapest service. Look for a good balance of service and value based upon your proposed needs.

2. Ask for References:

Then follow up on each of the references given. Call the company and ask if they are satisfied with the service. Did they provide their own supplies and chemicals? Do they supply their own equipment? Have they had any complaints? If so’ what did the company do to remediate that issue?

3. Research Company Structure

Find out about the company structure.  Are they sub-contractors? Do they have insurance? Are the people who will be doing the cleaning actual employees of the company? This will give you an idea about who will be entering your building and their relationship to the company that made the janitorial bid.

4. Reputation, Reputation, Reputation

How long have they been in the business? A small fledging company may be able to give you a cheap bid, but they may not offer the quality, dependable service of a company that has been in business a long time.

5. What about other services offered:

Ask for a complete list of all services they offer ( ie window cleaning, trash removal, carpet cleaning, construction site clean-up) You never know what services a company may offer that can be of an additional monetary benefit to your company.

Janitorial and Building services will truly save a company money in the long run versus hiring the additional staff. However, you need to find the right company to meet your needs fully. With a little work and some shopping around, you are sure to find the best place to keep your office clean.

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