Business owners have the obligation to provide a natural and comfortable office for their employees. The better workspace for the employees, the more efficiently they will work. If you do not care for your offices, you will immediately notice that your workers will start to have problems with certain tasks, will get sick more often and other issues that may affect your company’s efficiency. To achieve a clean and comfortable office space, you will need to hire janitorial services that will maintain a certain level of cleanliness.
However, finding the right company for this job can be a bit difficult. Many business owners contemplate whether to outsource janitors or to hire them as part of the company. I think that outsourcing janitorial services might be the better option because they usually have more experienced employees and they have all the tools they need. You won’t have to buy mops, wipes, vacuums, or any other tool. The company will bring everything that they need for this kind of task.
To help you find the right company for janitorial services, here are some tips.
1. Start searching online
One of the first things that you can do to find the right company for your situation is to start using Google or any other search engine. I am sure that there will be at least several websites that provide janitorial services. You can start reading about what they have to offer, the benefits of hiring them, and the quality of their website should also be a sign of the quality of work they do. A website that has been carefully designed means that they have invested a lot in their company.
Once you go through enough websites on Google, you can write down all of their phone numbers and then start calling to ask them a couple of questions regarding your offices.
2. Read reviews
These days the best way to determine the quality of a certain company is to read through online reviews. They may not be as accurate as one would hope, but it can give you a bit of an insight into the janitorial services you are considering to hire for your workspace.
There are tons of different ways you can read reviews online, but I think that the best rating system might be the one from Google. The ratings go from 1 to 5 and there is also a requirement for an explanation for the rating. I am certain that after reading through hundreds of different reviews, you will be able to come to a conclusion about a certain company.
3. Ask them about their previous clients
One of the most effective ways to find out about the quality of a certain company is by simply asking them about their previous experience with other clients. So, once you have found dozens of companies online and read through their reviews, it is time to personally contact them. Honestly, I believe that it is better to do this in person instead of just making a call. Of course, if you do not have the time to talk face-to-face with several different companies, you can do it on the phone.
Once you ask about previous experience, most of them will probably provide you with a copy of documents about their history of clients. You can keep these copies and use them to determine just how effective they are at their jobs.
4. It is worth it
Many people would think that the jobs of janitors are easy and everyone can do them. This is simply not true. Knowing the techniques and how to use tools for cleaning is not something that people are born with. Janitors have spent a lot of years learning and acquiring experience to get to a certain level. According to Western Janitorial, it takes a lot of awareness and knowledge when using strong chemicals to clean certain types of floors.
This is why I wouldn’t recommend hiring someone random to work as a janitor because the person will probably not be experienced enough to clean your offices.
5. Do background checks on their employees
By going through all of these tips that I mentioned above, I am certain that you will come to only a couple of contenders. Once you have reduced the list of potential companies, the next step is to do a short background checks on their employees. This is quite an important step because you want to ensure that you will get reliable professionals who will be able to properly clean your entire office.
The best way to do this is to just ask the company about their employees and it will certainly provide you with the information you need.
6. Create a plan for the cleaning process
So, you are basically almost done. You have gone through several different businesses and found the one with the highest potential, you have also done several background checks on both the business and the employees and you have read all the reviews you could find online. After this, you’re probably wondering about the next step.
Well, it is time to hire that business and start planning for the clean process of your offices. First, you will need to take them down to your building and show them the space of the office. The professionals will analyze just exactly how many people they should bring and which tools they will need. Some workspaces will require just a couple of mops, but others will require an industrial floor cleaning machine.
Once they analyze the workspaces, you can also start talking about their shifts. I would recommend that the janitors come either early in the morning, between two shifts, or after everyone has left the building. This way, they won’t bother any of your employees while they are working. You wouldn’t want to reduce the efficiency of your workers, right?
By following all of these tips I mentioned above in the article, I believe that you will manage to find the best janitorial services that are right for your business.