If you are looking for commercial cleaning services for the first time, it may be difficult to know what exactly to expect. The good news is that most reputable companies have several characteristics in common and will provide very similar services. In order to be completely positive that a cleaning company will give you the services you need, you should always discuss it with them before officially hiring their services. Here are some of the most important things that you will probably find the company offering.
Although the regular services offered by cleaning companies can vary slightly based on location, the type of commercial setting you are in (business, warehouse, store, etc.) and by company, there are some common factors. Most companies will sweep and mop the floor (or vacuum) each time they clean. They will also dust any necessary items such as desks or tables. If your business has waiting areas with magazines, they will usually straighten these. They will also clean the bathrooms, sweep or shake out rugs. Less frequent tasks such as polishing desks and other surfaces, dusting blinds and cleaning ceiling fans will probably not be done on every visit; instead only when necessary.
In general the cleaning services that are more labor intensive will have extra fees. Some examples of these tasks include washing the windows, shampooing carpets or waxing floors. If you will require these tasks frequently, you should be sure to let your commercial cleaning service know when hiring them so you can see if they are included or work out an additional fee.
When working with a commercial cleaning service, you should expect a great deal of flexibility in terms of how frequent they visit to clean. If your space is very busy or dusty, they should offer daily cleaning services or at least weekly ones. If your space is not used as often or you are willing to do the general cleaning tasks, then you may look for less frequent cleanings such as monthly.
Although not everyone thinks about it, you should expect that a quality cleaning company will offer occasional inspections to make sure that their staff is doing a good job keeping your location clean. This may be as simple as having a supervisor accompany the cleaning team or may involve a separate visit but in general companies that do regular inspections have higher customer satisfaction rates.