Business Hours and After-Hours Cleaning
When starting the search for office cleaning services, it can feel overwhelming seeing all the different options. How do they differ in business hours? How do you choose the right service without making mistakes?
One of the biggest ways in which office cleaning services differ is the time that they visit your premises and perform their cleaning duties.
During Operating Hours
On the one hand, you’ll find services that visit your business during normal operating hours. Whether in the morning or afternoon, they come to empty bins, vacuum, clean flooring, tidy the kitchen, and perform other jobs. The benefit of this route is that the cleaners visit during operating hours so you’re already in the building and don’t need to worry about coming in early or staying late to accommodate cleaning. Naturally, the downside to this option is that the cleaning could distract your team (perhaps it’s not the best look for your business to have a Commercial cleaning Penrith running in the background while trying to talk to a prospective client!).
On the other hand, some cleaning services will visit your building before or after operating hours. The benefit of getting after-hours cleaning is that your team isn’t disrupted – also, your employees always have a clean office when they arrive in the morning.
Of course, the potential drawback is that the cleaners need access to the building either early in the morning or in the evening. How will they get into the office? Even if access isn’t a problem, you could end up paying more on heating and lighting bills to accommodate after-hours cleaning.
Ultimately, no one solution is better than the other. Instead, you need to choose the option that suits the needs of your business.
How to Choose a Company
Other differences in office cleaning companies include the services that they provide. While some provide general office cleaning, others provide janitorial services. How do you choose a company?
Well, the process starts with your needs. If you don’t know what you need, nobody can help. Do you want a service that visits each day to empty bins, restock soap and toilet rolls, and vacuum? Do you want a service that visits weekly to deep clean the kitchen, windows, and other areas of the office? Or do you want both? Once you recognise your own needs, you can think about researching different companies.
As noted, office cleaning services differ in the services that they offer as well as their business hours. What’s more, they offer in the size of their teams; some will send an individual to clean your office while others work as teams. As you notice these differences, you’ll start to build preferences in your chosen company.
In terms of actually choosing a company, speak to others to get recommendations. Although you shouldn’t base your decision on recommendations alone, this does give you a better idea of the services that companies around you are using. If you don’t have any other businesses nearby, don’t be afraid to ask people on Facebook.
After supplementing this with some online research, build a shortlist of potential services. Fortunately, we’re in a world where most businesses have accessible online reviews. Within seconds, you can see what others have said about services.
Additionally, don’t be afraid to speak to companies to generate quotes. Often, you get a better idea of a company by speaking to its representatives. You don’t want a company that fails to pick up the phone or is grumpy and rude when it does!