Managing a property or special event is challenging enough on its own without having to cope with a problematic janitorial services contractor. To prevent the pitfalls related to hiring a cleaning company, be aware of three critical concerns.
- Start Ups – Of course it’s tempting to want to give someone who’s just starting out an opportunity, but it’s not a good idea to contract a single-man service. If the individual gets ill, has an accident, or runs into any number of other possible problems, your service will be affected. It’s important to hire a janitorial service company large enough to meet your needs.
- Internal Procedures – Don’t be afraid to ask about the company’s internal procedures. For example, inquire about employee training. After all, a thorough training process will provide the people cleaning your building with the fundamentals needed to maintain a high level of professionalism.
- Safety – In today’s heightened security climate, safety is critical. Cleaning services should make every effort to protect their customers from unintended negative consequences. Although the specifics vary, these should be a must: background checks; owner or experienced supervisor on site at all times; fully insured (standard is $1-$2 million liability coverage); workers’ compensation coverage for all employees on site; and janitorial bond coverage. An outsourced vendor should not create unnecessary security risks.
When researching janitorial services companies, gather as many facts as possible to make a informed decision. Want to learn more about SFM’s cleaning team? Visit us on the web: http://www.sfmservices.com/SFM_janitorial_services.cfm