Things to Know Before Hiring a Company for Office Cleaning
Keeping a clean and healthy workspace for your employees is important to you, and you know that the best way to do this is to hire a service who will come in and clean your office for you. But how do you know that you are hiring the right commercial cleaning company?
Here are a few things you should know when hiring commercial office cleaning services:
They need to be insured.
A reputable janitorial company will be insured by WSIB. If they are not – and one of their cleaners is injured on the job – then you and your company could be liable. Before you hire an office cleaner, ask to see a copy of their insurance. A reputable business owner will not be offended by this – in fact, they will appreciate that you are quick to weed out any black market players.
They should have adequate health and safety training.
Office cleaning services work with a variety of cleaning equipment and chemicals. At times they may also have to move heavy items. During all of this, it is important that they work safely. As an employer yourself, you are likely committed to the health and safety of your own employees and it is important that the cleaning company that you work with is as well. Look for a company that has a written health and safety program and good employee training.
You should ask whether or not they use sub-contractors.
Many office janitorial companies in Ontario work with sub-contractors. This means that the people who are cleaning your office may not be trained directly by the company that you are hiring. If this is the case, you could end up with inconsistent service.
If you do work with a cleaning company that uses sub-contractors, be sure to ask them how they maintain quality standards and if they check to see that their sub-contractors are covered by WSIB.
Ask about background checks.
Because office cleaners generally work after hours, it is vitally important that they can be trusted. Before you hire an office cleaning company, you will want to ensure that they conduct thorough background checks on all of their employees.
Look for a company with high-quality standards.
The cleanliness of your office isn’t something that you should take chances with, but one of the number one complaints about some office cleaning companies is that they are inconsistent. Before you hire a commercial cleaning service ask about their staff training and what kind of quality control measures they take.
Be sure to ask for references and customer testimonials.
One of the best indicators of whether an office janitorial service will do a good job for you is if they have done a good job for others and they have happy customers that they can refer you to. Often companies will post testimonials on their website. Also, don’t be afraid to ask them for referrals that you can contact directly and speak with.
If you are looking for a professional, high-quality office cleaner, we would love the opportunity to speak with your about the job.
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