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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Cleaning Professional

You know you need to clean your trash chute, but what you may not know is that not all trash chute companies are created equal. Just like with many other areas of life, sometimes you get what you pay for. So, don’t just plan to hire the first person you talk to or the company with the lowest quote. Instead, here are a few questions to help you sort out who the best company for the job would be.

What Services Do You Provide?

Some companies specialize in just one job, or they may offer a variety of services to help you with multiple tasks around your building. At Fresh Foam, we provide a wide range of cleaning services that include:

  • Trash Area Cleaning, including trash chutes, compactors, dumpsters, compactor rooms, and more.
  • Carpet, Tile and Grout Cleaning
  • Dog Park Cleaning
  • Disinfectant Application
  • Odor Removal
  • Elevator Cleaning

What Is the Cost?

We use a standardized process for quoting and contracts. The process starts with a certified, highly trained technician doing a walk-through of your site to identify all your pain points. They will take extensive, detailed notes that will be used to create an all-inclusive proposal so there will be no surprises and your cost will be exactly what you budgeted for. 

Always ask the company you are considering hiring to send you an itemized proposal so you will get everything that you ask for and know exactly what the cost will be. Also, keep a copy of your proposal and compare it to the contract you will sign before receiving your services. You might be surprised how many companies have little hidden caveats in the fine print. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask questions or negotiate, and be sure to take note of their invoicing/billing procedures. 

How Soon Can You Get the Job Done?

Although you may want fast service, take enough time to ensure you hire the right people to get the services you are needing done correctly. At Fresh Foam, turnaround time for a new client averages 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the scope of the services requested. That gives us time to visit your site, prepare a detailed estimate, and schedule your job for completion. 

Is Your Staff Well-Trained, Licensed, and Professional?

When you hire someone to work on site at your business, you are inviting strangers into your place. That makes it extremely important to hire a company that is trained, licensed, and professional. Although the vetting process may seem cumbersome, it is an important step you don’t want to overlook as it can save you time and money later. 

At Fresh Foam, our services will always be provided by a professional technician that is IICRC certified, and we never outsource our services, so you’ll get high-quality, professional service from our technicians every single time. We are also licensed and insured to give you peace of mind in the services you receive. 

Get the Services You Need Today

Whether you are searching for a professional to clean your carpet or your compactor room, be sure to ask the above questions to ensure you are hiring a reputable company that will follow through on the job from start to finish. To learn more about how Fresh Foam could provide just the services you are looking for, visit us online at