Hiring a commercial cleaner is an important budget and overall productivity decision to be made for most businesses. This process of hiring a commercial doesn’t have to complicated or difficult though. Many of the decisions you make as far as needs will be pre-planned, so you know what you are asking for right off the bat. The hiring process is important and so is vetting multiple companies. Recognizing the essential questions to ask will make this process much more manageable and is the key to finding the right company to help you clean your office space. Once you have narrowed down the local companies to your top favorites it is incredibly important to get a solid list of questions together that will give you the information you need to make the final decision. In this article, we will go over three important questions to consider for the interview process.
- What are the details of the company’s licensing and insurance?Regulation is the backbone of all legitimate and well functioning industries, and each state has its own rules to be followed that allow them to operate. Asking about a company’s paperwork is a great way to get an immediate sense of the serious and experienced companies versus the newer less experienced companies. You can get a lot of knowledge from simply discussing liability coverage amounts. Companies with a 1 million dollar coverage plan might handle larger and bigger companies than a company that only carries the general liability of 500 thousand dollars. Insurance in commercial cleaning, as well as proper licensing, are incredibly important to start off the discussions.
- How much experience does the company have, how many years?The next part of the conversation can easily lead from credentials to experience as the two are intimately linked. Now a more experienced company might seem like the immediately obvious choice, and you would be wise to hedge that bet on average. However, there are strengths and advantages that younger, hungrier companies provide as well. Sometimes decisions come down to more than just what looks good on paper, and it’s important to be flexible when determining what company is right for you.
- How are the employees selected and screened?Depending on the type of business you are running security is the final area of consideration to discuss with potential cleaning companies. If you have concerns about theft, espionage, or sabotage, then you’ll want to get into detail about how a particular cleaning service screen for employs. Knowing the type of worker that will be permitted into your workspaces goes a long way in adding to the peace of mind that cleaning services provide in the first place.
These questions will cover the vast majority of the information you will need to make the final decisions. Add individual concerns such as costs, expected service time, and use of environmentally safe cleaning products to round out your interview. You will be glad you took the time to research your final choice.