No matter where you run your business from, you will have daily cleaning requirements that need to be met as soon as they become necessary.
But no two businesses are the same and even though companies who provide cleaning and maintenance services do generally have a list of pre-defined services that they offer, you may not find they cover all your needs.
That’s why you need to be prepared in advance if you are thinking of getting a company on board to take care of all those needs for you. If you arrange an interview with the owner or manager of a company and you don’t know what you really want done, the chances are you are not going to be too pleased with the results.
A bit of pre-planning does wonders in this situation. If you ensure you go into the meeting with a list of your requirements you will find it much easier to discuss the services which can be supplied.
To do this you should come up with a timetable and work out the days on which you will require particular services. For example you might need a garbage thrown and restrooms cleaned every day of the week, whereas office cleaning may only be required on a weekly basis.
Work out the best times for you to have each of these services in to be done, but be flexible when it comes to the amount of time needed for each one, since you will probably find the people providing the services for you will have a much better idea of how long will be needed to complete the task to a high standard. So long as you know exactly what will need to be achieved during each particular task you can leave it up to the cleaning company to use their knowledge and expertise to help decide on the amount of time you will need their services for.
They may also be able to suggest additional services you may not previously have thought of. A good example is offering anti-viral cleaning instead of general cleaning in an area that would really benefit from it. In this sense the best way to make sure you get the best service from your cleaning company is to let them advise you as to how they could help you, and let them get to know your business and what its daily needs are.
Many businesses make the mistake of requesting a particular service from a cleaning company when in fact they would benefit more from a different service. By paying attention to the advice of the company and asking for their opinion on how they can best serve your needs – keeping your business looking at its best in the process – you will receive a far better service and be more satisfied with the result.
Some people tend to have a lowly view of cleaning services but in fact we have a lot to thank them for. And because of the expertise and knowledge they have about the job, our own businesses can look good every day of the week.