Knowledge Is Power
As a business owner, I have my own way of coming to decisions. Some decisions come easy and others take some thought. Each business person has their own specific way to come to a conclusion on a decision. I wanted to share my thoughts on what you should consider when hiring a cleaning company. This can be applied to other decisions on contractors, as the thought process is the same.
When you are a business owner, you constantly have to make decisions that influence the company. No matter the size of the decision, each one impacts the success of the company. The ending result of a decision is based off of multiple factors such as perceived risk, rewards, emotion, education, stress and others. This is why a business owner implements reliable structure and procedures. Evaluating the possibilities to come to a sound decision is one thing all business owners do. When looking to hire an employee or a contractor, they are always looking for specific qualities. These qualities are analyzed to see if they fall into the perceived level of risk and how they will impact the company. No matter the size of the decision, the business owner will go through the same line of thinking to come to a conclusion.
Things to consider when hiring a professional
Most companies like to outsource their janitorial needs because facility cleaning, like office space is too time consuming and tiresome of a task. In most instances it is not practical to keep your cleaning needs in house. This is when you decide to hire a cleaning company. When it comes time to hire a company, you find yourself in an overwhelmed state of mind. You then ask yourself, who do I hire and how? You look up janitorial services online and find multiple listings of cleaning companies in your needed area. How do you decide what one to choose? How do you know if they will meet your needs? Will they do the job you expect?
If you are looking to outsource the work, then you realize there are advantages but how do you know what one will give you the best impact to your company? I hope to make the decision a little easier with helpful hints.
Does the company present itself and it’s employees in a professional manner?
When you are looking to hire a cleaning company, you want to make sure they present themselves in the most professional manner possible. Your first impression will be based off their website listing. A well put together website seems more appealing than a dated one. But this also goes beyond the persona and physical appearance too. The company should be dedicated to proper training in the equipment and safety, proper equipment to complete the work, experienced employees and procedures to ensure proper cleaning for quality control.The company should know how to properly clean and treat furniture, fixtures, flooring and other surfaces in the work area to avoid any damage. Do not be afraid to ask the company about these things. It is important as a hiring company to know the experience level and quality control the company has.
What cleaning services do they offer?
When looking to hire a company to take over your office cleaning, it is important to understand the services they offer. You want to make sure that you can hire a company that offers a wide array of services. This will save you a headache and the hassle of finding multiple companies to get the work done. Talk to the company to express what you are looking for. They will be able to tailor a custom package for your needs. Do not be afraid to see what additional services they offer above and beyond what you are currently looking for. This could be helpful to you in a future need. This could save you time and money down the road.
What equipment is used in their jobs?
When you are looking to get a professional cleaning for your office or facility, you want a company that has appropriate equipment. The ordinary mop, bucket, vacuum and duster just might not do. Depending on the need, it may require more proficient equipment like a buffer, floor scrubber or burnisher. Understanding what kind of maintenance your office needs, will assist you with knowing what company will work. When looking for a company ask them what they use for equipment. See if they are using the most up to date equipment in the industry. Remember, it is all about quality control. Proper equipment and properly trained employees make for an increased proficiency.
How long has the business been established?
When hiring a janitorial company, experience is very important. Knowing that the company has experience under it’s belt means they can tackle any task given. This also means their employees have been trained properly and know their expectations in the field. You want to hire a company that understands how to run equipment and what equipment or services need to be done to complete the job. There is nothing wrong with asking how long the company has been in business and how many years of experience do they have in the janitorial world.
Do they carry insurance?
When looking to hire a company, it does not hurt to check to see if they have insurance. It is important to know that they have coverage. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your property is safe from any liability. This also illustrates the company realizes the importance of protecting it’s clients.
Doing your homework is necessary when looking to outsource your cleaning needs. Always make sure your questions or concerns are addressed before you hire. Understanding the mentality of a company is very important. In the end, it will save you time, money and a headache.
Here at Hogwash Cleaning Solutions, you are guaranteed a professional experience every time. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. 518-746-4119 We want to help you with all of your cleaning needs, interior and exterior. We are your go to company for all things cleaning!