Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company

You’ve made the decision to hire a commercial cleaning service, or maybe your current service provider just isn’t taking care of things the way you’d like them to. Whatever the reason, you probably already know that it is important to have the right service provider for the job. Today we’re going to discuss some of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing a service provider to handle their commercial cleaning and how you can avoid making them.

Paying Too Much

Of course, you want to find a provider that fits your budget, but before you hire the cheapest service you can find, take a look around and compare rates and reviews for cleaning services in your area. Ideally you will want to find one that you can establish a long-term relationship with, so make sure they have been in business a while and that their rates are something you can deal with for the long haul. Compare the reviews for the company and make sure their services will really provide what you are needing.

Not Paying Enough

Have you heard the manta “you get what you pay for?” While paying too much should be a concern, going too far the other direction should be avoided as well. Not paying enough is should arguably be even more of a concern because commercial services vary greatly in quality. While you may love a good deal, that service may not turn out to be good at all. You will likely be dissatisfied with the way your service is done. It’s almost always better to spend a bit more money on high quality service that will leave happy and allow you to build trust with the company you hired.

Not Vetting Thoroughly Enough

You probably have a few questions you already know you want to ask a new company before you hire them. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of not vetting their cleaning provider before hiring them. Looking at their reviews is a great first step but dig a little deeper to ensure you are making the right choice. Look at how they train their employees. Have the taken the right certification programs and ensured their employees have the proper training? Failing to do so results in inconsistent service and may keep them providing high quality service. It could even damage your property.

Hiring a Company with the Wrong Specialty

You may find a company that appears to be a perfect fit. They have great reviews. The price fits your budget. They are happy to work with you. However, their website doesn’t say anything specific about the type of space that you need cleaned. It should still be okay though, right? Not necessarily. You may still have a good experience with a cleaning service that doesn’t specialize in the specific type of cleaning you are needing, but you are often better off finding a specialized service provider. Choosing the company with the right specialization ensures that you will get better results and have peace of mind knowing your property won’t be damaged by improper handling. They will have the right tools and knowledge to clean your space the way it should be cleaned.

Signing a Contract Without Reading It

Nearly everyone has been guilty of this mistake at one time or another. There are often multiple pages with technical jargon and tiny print, so you decide it will be fine to sign it without reading the entire thing. When signing an agreement with a cleaning company make sure that you know exactly what services you are getting and exactly what amount you will be paying so there are no surprises later on. If you fail to read it, you may be disappointed with the services you receive. You may also miss out on fees and cancellation policies that you should really be aware of.

Get Everything You Need with Fresh Foam

Given the number of options available, hiring a commercial cleaning service can be daunting to say the least. However, if you keep these common mistakes in mind and make sure to avoid them, you are sure to find yourself getting the service you are seeking. Our team at Fresh Foam is friendly, professional, trained and certified, and offer a variety of services to meet your commercial cleaning needs. From carpet and tile cleaning to trash chutes and dumpster cleaning, from fitness center cleaning and disinfecting services to dog park cleaning and deodorization services, we’ve got you covered. Learn more and receive a free estimate by emailing us at info@freshfoam.com.