Having a clean office environment is a must for all businesses. A safe and clean work environment will benefit your employees as well as customers visiting your offices. Most businesses choose to hire a professional cleaning company to take care of all their hygiene and cleaning requirements. There are several good cleaning companies available in South Africa and it can be difficult to make the right choice. In this informative article we discuss some of the key considerations when choosing a cleaning company.
In this day and age the easiest way to find a good cleaning company is to search the internet. If you Google, cleaning companies, you will be able to find cleaning companies in your area. A brief look at their website will give you an idea of what cleaning services they provide. For example, if you require cleaning for your warehouse then make sure the company provides industrial cleaning as a service. An established cleaning company will offer a full range of cleaning services for your office.
Based on you initial search you should narrow the search down to three or four quality cleaning companies. Get in contact with these cleaning companies, the company will send a representative to your premises to evaluate your requirements. Be certain to explain the cleaning service you require and ask them information about their company.
Make sure the cleaning company has onsite supervision. This superviser will help coordinate the cleaners and will be the point of contact if you have any concerns or issues.
Membership and Associations
A good cleaning company will be a member to the National Contract Cleaner Association, which means they will be compliant with the regulations and statutes that govern the contract cleaning industry.
Health and Safety
A quality cleaning company should be able to provide you with a health and safety policy. Make sure they adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.
A good way to see if the cleaning company will be able to deliver a good service is to have a look at some of their present customers. A decent cleaning company will be able to provide you with quality references from these clients.
When choosing a cleaning company it is important to consider the experience of the company. A cleaning company that has been operating for a number of years means that they have established procedures and systems to ensure the cleaning service is delivered effectively.
It is often advisable to choose a cleaning company that is able to service your office location. Make sure the company has offices or some satellite office set up in your area. An established cleaning company will have offices nationally and be able to provide you better cleaning services in all areas.
Choose a cleaning company that has insurance that covers the cleaner on your premises. This means you will not be liable should the cleaner become hurt while cleaning.
Price and Contract
Finally, if the cleaning company has met the criteria above ask them for a quote. The price of the cleaning service needs to be competitive when compared to other quotes. But do not go on price alone. Read the contract carefully and confirm you understand exactly what cleaning services are covered in the contract:
- When will the cleaning service will be conducted- during work hours or after hours.
- What is the period of the contact agreement-month to month or yearly?
- Can you exit the contract if you are not happy with the service- 30 day written notice is acceptable.
- Are all cleaning materials included in the contract or are these an additional charge?
- One point of contact- who is the representative you need to contact in case of issues.
The above factors should not be seen in insolation but rather taken into consideration as a whole, in order to assess a cleaning company’s suitability for your requirements.
All other things being equal choose the cleaning company with the best track record and experience.
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