While it can be tempting to save a few bucks by cleaning your business yourself, hiring a professional cleaning company can be well worth the investment – but only if you choose the right team.
With so many cleaning companies to choose from in the local area, it can be hard to narrow down the best options, but YCI INC. can help you out.
For years, our experts have been providing superior cleaning services and we know what a good crew looks like. Here are some traits to look for when it comes to hiring a cleaning company for your business.
When you own a business, you're always on the go and you don't want to waste your time. With this in mind, it is important to work with a commercial cleaning company that is capable of organizing themselves and accommodating your schedule too. Any commercial cleaning company worth hiring will take the time to set up a daily, weekly, or monthly cleaning schedule with you. Providing a consistent schedule and sticking to it will eliminate guesswork and allow you to focus on what's most important – the daily operation of your business.
If you're hiring a professional cleaning team you shouldn't be required to supply the cleaning products and equipment. The team you hire should bring their own tools to ensure that they can deliver you top-notch results you can count on time and time again.
If you have specific cleaning products you'd like to use in your business space, we encourage you to let your cleaning team know. Most businesses will be happy to accommodate the unique needs of your business.
Commitment to Quality
If you're skipping the DIY cleaning, you want to ensure that your investment will be worth it. You want to hire a company that is committed to the overall quality of their cleaning – not somebody who cuts corners to save time and money. A good cleaner will understand how to provide deep cleaning without wasting too much time.
You will probably be able to tell if your cleaning company is committed to quality pretty quickly. After their first cleaning session, we always encourage our clients to do a quick inspection of the space. If dust and grime linger behind once the cleaning team has completed their work, it may be worth having a conversation with them or seeking out other options.
The importance of quality cleaning should not be overlooked. In our experience, it is all too easy for customers to tell whether you care for your business space regularly and making a less-than-optimal impression could send your clients elsewhere – so why risk it?
You likely require special technology and equipment to operate your business and hiring the right commercial cleaner will help ensure the long-term protection of these functions. Before you hire a cleaning company, do a quick interview to ensure that the team has experience working in business spaces like yours. It may also be smart to vet the new team by finding out how they train their staff and what their hiring process looks like – this will also help you to ensure the overall safety of your property.
To expand on our last point, protecting your business also requires thinking about insurance. Any commercial cleaner worth hiring will have industry-leading commercial liability insurance. This will protect your property in case any damages occur during the cleaning process – providing you with invaluable peace of mind and protection for your bottom line.
Punctuality and Flexibility
Beyond creating a personalized cleaning schedule, you should be able to rely on your cleaning company to arrive on time and work around your hours of operation. It may not be convenient to have your cleaning services overlap with your daily business operations and a good cleaner will understand that. Having a degree of flexibility is also a valuable trait of a cleaning company. You never know when big messes will arise and being able to call on your cleaner for last-minute servicing could be beneficial in a pinch.
As a business professional, we're sure that you're able to recognize professionalism in other service providers. Professional cleaners should have a high degree of knowledge about various cleaning techniques. They should be able to offer you options when it comes to how your space is maintained. They should be easy to communicate with and accommodating. There are a lot of cleaning companies out there and not all of them offer the same degree of professionalism so ensure that you do a bit of research before deciding on the right team.
We can't, in good conscience, tell you to choose the cheapest cleaning company available on the market as it's unlikely that that team will be the best option. However, affordability is always an important factor when it comes to spending your business budget, and we understand that. We recommend that you look up what the median rates are for commercial cleaning services in the local area and try to find a business that offers competitive rates while boasting stellar reviews on Yelp, Google, or by word of mouth.
The very best way to distinguish a good cleaning company is by their client reviews and feedback. Finding reviews online can be a good way to scout out great cleaning teams or collecting recommendations from other business owners about their commercial cleaners can be a good approach, too. While any cleaning company can boast about themselves, reputations are earned in good faith with hard work.
If you are still struggling to find a cleaning company that lives up to expectations, we invite you to give YCI INC. a call. We always take a highly customized approach when it comes to commercial cleaning and will ensure we understand your needs and expectations from the get-go. We also use safe practices and high-quality cleaning products when working in your business space to ensure stellar results.
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