Keeping on top of cleanliness around the office is not an easy task, especially when cold and flu is buzzing about. A clean office is not all just about presentation to the public, in fact it also helps with staff morale and less sickness meaning happy staff who work harder.
Getting your office cleaned by a professional company who take the work seriously can mean the following:
So what should you look for when looking for a quality cleaning company to render your cleaning requirements?
Cost and budget.
One of the first thing people look for is cost but it's not all about going with the cheapest cleaning company. You need to ensure that the company is up for the job and can manage it professionally and up to your set standards. Your cleaning budget is one of the first things to consider. Calculate a monthly figure which you can comfortably afford and don't forget to include the price of products. Getting a price from a company for office cleaning can prove difficult and most don't like to give prices over the phone. A general guide to office cleaning prices can be as little as £11 per hour going up to over £25 depending on your requirements.
Requirements and standards.
Before you have even spoken to a cleaning company you will have a rough idea of what you wish to accomplish from their work on a daily or weekly basis. It is of upmost importance that you discuss, agree and have in writing an agreement setting out what it is you want done and what you want to be included with your cleaning service. Things like for example; toilet cleaning, toiletries replenished daily, hoovered through out daily, computers cleaned weekly etc. without an agreement or an established schedule or routine you may find it hard to get what you want.
It may be advisable to look at awards, qualifications or testimonials each company has to back up what they say they can do for you. Match this up with the costs and make a educated decision based on what info you have. Don't be afraid to ask for this info.
Contracts and termination.
Contracts can be a scary thought, especially when you are being asked to sign a 12 month agreement. Most cleaning companies will allow an open discussion to mold a contract which is suitable to both parties - if it doesn't suit you don't sign it.
One of the most important part to any contract is termination. If for any reason you are not happy or if you simply need to cancel for any reason then you need to know that you can terminate at any time by following the agreed termination policy. Most companies allow a one calendar month notice period. Others however will not allow termination at all and will charge you for the entire period if you cancel early so be careful when looking at any contract.
Further to the requirements - ensure that all of your requirements are set out in the contract.
Communication & point of contact.
Starting off in any new contract can be a little slow at first whilst getting used to the building and the exact requirements as set out in the contract this is pretty normal. A few small little niggles can be very quickly dealt with as long as good communication is carried out by both parties from the start. This is why it is important to ensure, if possible, that you have a point of contact with a manager or account manager directly. Without a good point of contact or good communication these small niggles can quickly turn into bad habits and become a big problem which are harder to resolve.
There are many things which should be taken into consideration when looking at getting an office cleaning company in to clean your building. With Clean Slate it's straight forward and transparent, our prices are structured, our management are skilled and professional and our staff are of the highest quality with the best training.
Why not contact us today to find out how we can help you.