Key Questions to Ask When Selecting a Janitorial Service

- Wednesday, May 29, 2013

When you are choosing a janitorial service to clean for your business, you may not know where to start. You want a company that you can trust and who will provide quality work at an affordable price. These are the key questions to ask when selecting a janitorial service.

  1. Who do you use? If you don’t know how to go about choosing a janitorial service for your business, start by asking other business owners who they use. Those business owners can tell you whether they are pleased with the service that they are receiving, and you can look at their office or business space for yourself and see whether the cleaning service is up to your standards. Letting a stranger into your business to clean unattended can be nerve-wracking; a good recommendation from a trusted colleague can make the process much more comfortable.

  2. What do you charge? Ask for a price quote from several different services so that you can compare. There can be significant variation, particularly if you are comparing uninsured individuals who clean as a side job versus experienced, insured cleaning services.

  3. Are you insured and accredited? When you choose a service that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and is insured, you get peace of mind that surprises and problems won’t pop up down the road. Accreditation through the Better Business Bureau lets you know that this is a legitimate, professional janitorial service that you are dealing with. It is vital that the janitorial service maintains insurance for its employees in the event that a janitor is injured while working at your office.

  4. What do I get for that price? It is important to make sure that you are choosing the service that gives you the most for your money, not just the lowest flat rate. Be sure to outline exactly what services are provided for the rate that you have been quoted, and how often those services will be performed. For example, you might want to specify to the cleaning services that you want the following tasks performed:

     1. Trash cans emptied daily
     2. Bathrooms cleaned daily
     3. Floors swept daily
     4. Windows cleaned weekly
     5. Surfaces dusted weekly

    This way you can be sure that you are fairly comparing prices from one service to another. It also prevents any confusion between you and the company that you choose as to what your cleaning expectations are.

  5. Do you build partnerships? Some janitorial services just want to get in and out of your office and go home. Other janitorial services strive to build partnerships with their business clients. When you hire a professional janitorial service, you are choosing the people who will help you present your business to the public. You should share a vision with your janitorial service as to how your business should look to all the customers who visit you each day.

These five key questions can help you to select the janitorial service that is best for you.

Service Plus of AZ provides business janitorial services to a wide variety of clients, from small executive offices to huge, million square feet businesses. Whatever the size of your office, we want to partner with you to maintain your office to your high standards so that you can present your very best to your customers. We are insured and accredited by the Better Business Bureau, so you know that you can count on us. Get in touch with Service Plus of AZ today, and we will work together to develop a personal janitorial service plan for your business. Call (480) 736-3958.

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