There are many things that can signal the quality of a company. Their advertising, how they treat their employees, and even the cleanliness of their workspace can communicate how efficient or professional a particular company may be. Although it may seem like a small matter, cleanliness in the workplace is a quick way a visitor may judge the quality of a company. If the lobby and restrooms of a facility are dirty, it may give the impression that the work done within the walls is as unseemly as the dirt on the walls. The easiest solution to ensuring that your place of business is clean and remains tidy is to hire a contract labor provider to perform sanitation and janitorial services.
Janitorial services are the best way to guarantee that your business remains clean 24/7. Depending on the business performed at your company, you may wish to hire around the clock services that will take care of all facilities and manage every detail, or higher night workers to do the deep sanitation cleaning after the business day has closed. Around the clock janitors can make sure that bathrooms are clean at all times, that the trash in all offices is taken out, perform deep cleaning at night as not to interrupt business, and be on site to assist with any broken lights, spills, etc… as they arise. Sanitation Services who work after the office has closed can perform the deep cleaning, but another system will need to be put into place so that the public spaces of your business are kept clean, without a full-time staff watching them. You may find that one of your current contractors already offers this type of service as many contract labor providers and lumping services provide sanitation services for their clients.
Maintaining a clean and sanitary office environment is essential to the success of your business, but there may be many companies to choose from. In order to choose the one that is right for you, consider the following questions/tips:
- What specific cleaning services do you need? List in order of “necessity” to “wouldn’t it be lovely if…”
- How frequently would you like your business cleaned and at what time?
- What is your cleaning budget?
- Select a company who believes in your company’s philosophy and will be dedicated to uphold your company’s beliefs and professionalism. Every employee is important and should be briefed on your company’s philosophy, even if hired through a contractor.
- Interview contractors and walk them through your facility. This way you can get a quote based on your specific building and voiced concerns.
- Work only with companies who are licensed to do business within the country, who are insured, and who are bonded. Make sure to ask to see proof of insurance.
- Ensure that the company uses background checks before hiring their employees.
- Learn what their on-site security measures are, as well as their uniform and identification policies.
- Ask for three references and a current client list. Once you have the list, check out the other clients to make sure they are legitimate.
- Read through the contract. Most companies will want you to sign a contract, locking you into their service for a given amount of time, but you may want to look for a company that has a trial period or one that goes on a month-to-month contract rather than a yearly contract.
- If you are concerned about your company being “green,” look for a cleaning company that uses environmentally friendly products.
- Do not selectively choose only the cheapest cleaning service, weight each company on reliability, quality, and price. If they all come out evenly, go with the most experienced contractor.
Hiring a Sanitation Service is important not only to ensure the cleanliness of your workplace, but also to give the right impression to clients and customers. A clean work environment signals to customers that they will be well taken care of.
Written by Josh Flagstone, a writer for a company whose team is interested in providing warehousing services and management.