Choosing the right cleaning company for your business

Maintaining a clean and organized workplace is vital for the productivity, health, and overall success of any business. When it comes to choosing a cleaning company for your business, it is essential that you find one that aligns with your specific needs and requirements. There are some questions you need to ask when interviewing your potential cleaners, as well as some factors to consider when selecting a professional cleaning service, that can help ensure you maintain a spotless and efficient workspace.

The right cleaning company offers a scope of services.

Before hiring a cleaning company, it is crucial to understand the range of services they offer. While some companies specialize in residential cleaning, others, like 850 Busy Bees, extend their expertise to commercial spaces as well.

The right cleaners are also there to make sure your place of business is properly cleaned and then get on their way.  So, you should not have to worry about too much chit-chatting and interruption of your own time.

Additionally, ask about specific services you may need, such as move-in/move-out cleaning, washing dishes, event cleanup, or special projects like defrosting freezers or organizing closets. A reputable cleaning company will be transparent about its service offerings, ensuring they can cater to your business’s unique needs.
The right cleaners will also know what types of products to use in different areas of your business.  For instance, they will know to use specialized cleaners as well as how to care for your wood floors, tile, etc.  Be sure to keep these factors in mind.
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The right cleaners for your business need to offer customizable packages and are flexible when it comes to frequency.

Flexibility is essential in choosing the right cleaning company. Inquire about the company’s ability to create customizable packages tailored to your business’s cleaning requirements. For instance, routine cleanings can be complemented with periodic deep cleaning sessions to maintain a superior level of cleanliness. Also, discuss the frequency of cleanings that suit your business best, whether it is weekly, biweekly, or one-time cleans for those special occasions or projects.

If you require special cleaning times, such as clean up after a party or over the weekend, make sure you discuss this during the quoting process.  You will also want the right cleaners to be punctual and actually show up when they say they will!

Having clear pricing and payment options is important when it comes to choosing the right professional cleaning service.

Understanding the company’s pricing structure is critical for budgeting purposes. Most professional cleaning companies, including 850 Busy Bees, provide custom quotes based on the scope of services and optional add-ons, like cleaning hot tubs or other special areas.

You will need to confirm whether they charge by the hour or per job — and if they offer different rates for moving cleans or holiday cleanings. Furthermore, inquire about their payment options, including credit card acceptance, for your convenience.

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The right cleaners will not have any problems providing references or sharing certifications.

A reputable cleaning company will have no hesitation in providing references from satisfied clients.  Reaching out to these references can give you valuable insights into the company’s reliability, quality of service, and professionalism. You can also read reviews and see ratings online to see how they fare (and interact!) with the general public. The right professional cleaning company will sincerely appreciate referrals and consider them a big compliment.  If they do something special as a thank you, even better!

The right cleaning company will also offer a guarantee.  Being able to contact your cleaning professionals within 48 hours, if you are not satisfied with the work, is a key indicator that you are choosing the right company.  You want a company that can — and will– stand by their work and their word, a company that will address all of your concerns quickly.

Ask about the cleaning company’s safety protocols, especially if they work in your business while you or your employees are present. Ensure they have proper insurance coverage and safety equipment and follow safety guidelines to protect both your property and team, as well as their own team members.

You will also want to make sure your facility’s keys are maintained in a secure location, and that alarm or entry codes are kept in encrypted files — and only shared with those that are cleaning for the day. Discuss their use of environmentally friendly cleaning products and methods to support your commitment to sustainable practices.  You can also ask if every team member entering your business has passed a background check.

In the unfortunate event that a cleaner scheduled for your cleaning is sick, you want an honest company that will promptly let you know.  If they need to have another professional take their place or reschedule the cleaning altogether, you will want to make sure they do not mind doing so.   They should not want to spread any bad germs unnecessarily.  Your safety should be their top priority!  On the other hand, the right cleaners will not have a problem if you need to reschedule from your end as well.

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Selecting the right cleaning company for your business is a decision that significantly impacts the cleanliness and overall atmosphere of your workspace.

By asking the right questions and considering essential factors, such as service scope, customization options, pricing, certifications, and safety measures, you will be well-equipped to make an informed decision. A reliable and professional cleaning company can create a clean and inviting environment for your business, fostering productivity and leaving a lasting, positive impression on both your employees and clients alike.

If you are looking to lighten your workload with professional cleaning assistance…

Our team of “busy bees” is well-trained, reliable, and ready to make your space sparkle! Simply fill out the form, and a trusted representative from 850 Busy Bees will be in touch to set up an appointment and provide a cleaning quote as soon as possible.  We look forward to serving you.