If you run an office you may find that you do not have the time or the energy (let alone willpower) to clean it at the end of the day or at the end of the week. You decide that hiring a professional office cleaning service is therefore the best option for you and you start researching into cleaning companies to find the service that you require.
After doing your research, you have narrowed it down to a handful of companies. You are considering getting a few quotes to see how much the cleaning service is going to cost you, but you are not entirely sure about the information that you need to supply the cleaners with. Well, worry not, because this article is going to give you all the details that you need.
The first thing cleaning companies want to know is about the nature of your company/office. What is it that you do and what type of environment you do it in – is it an office only or an office linked to a warehouse etc. This will allow cleaners to assess the area at the particular business space that may have to be cleaned, and will also allow them to determine any expensive/fragile items that they may come across e.g. computers, copiers, glass bottles etc.
Next, cleaning services will require some information about the location of your business. They will require a full address and may even ask you about the type of building your office is in i.e. self standing, in a block of offices etc.
Cleaning companies will need to know about the services you require from them. This is by far one of the most crucial factors affecting your cleaning quote, so always be as accurate and precise as you can. Do not assume that a cleaner will clean windows if you ask them to clean the whole office, so always be precise and detailed.
Cleaners will need to know how many rooms there are to clean and approximately how large they are. Precise measurements are not required, so an estimate will do but once again, it is crucial to provide them with realistic approximations.
Cleaning companies will ask about your needs in terms of how often you would like cleaners to clean your office i.e. daily, weekly etc., and when i.e. morning, noon, after hours etc. They will also need to know the date you would like them to start (the date is crucial in determining your quotes so always be accurate).
Cleaning companies are also interested in knowing if you are employing any other cleaners for any other jobs around the office. Although this will not necessarily affect your cleaning quote, it just allows cleaning companies to see how tough the competition is.
At this point, you have the chance to ask the cleaning company some questions as well. This can be about anything and everything from cleaning products that they use, to whether their staff is CRB checked. So if you do have any questions in mind, now is the perfect time to ask them.
Cleaning companies are priced competitively, and you may find a very small difference in price. However, no matter how small, a price difference is a price difference which can save you a lot of money in the long run. Research long, boring and can be irritating, but when it comes to choosing the right cleaning company, it is crucial. Getting quotes is a great way of narrowing it down to the perfect one!