Green Clean Commercial Cleaning recommends revisiting your janitorial services contract every 12 months. Like an employee, your commercial cleaning company is held to a certain standard and performance level that you would expect from any other employee.
Many business owners hire the cheapest cleaning service without thinking about the consequences and headaches that may arrive.
If you are looking for an effective, trustworthy service, make sure to do your research in order to ensure that you hire the right company. Every businesses needs are different however these questions will give you a great starting point for a conversation as you search for the best cleaning service.
What Services Do You Offer?
When you hire a cleaning service, you’ll want to ensure they provide all the cleaning services you will need, such as:
- Bathroom cleaning
- Carpet cleaning
- Window washing
- Hard floor cleaning services
- Equipment cleaning
- and more
Laying out your expectations will ensure you don’t enter into a long term agreement for a service that may not fit your needs. Ask your potential cleaning service for their proposed checklist so you can see if anything is missing from your daily needs.
What Types of Cleaner Do You Use?
Many cleaning services use products that are harmful to your health and the environment. Take the time to ask your cleaning service which cleaning products they use. Chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine bleach, and phosphates are detrimental to your employees and customers health, make sure to avoid companies that use these cleaners. The CDC has a list of generally recognized as safe cleaning solutions that you can visit and see if your cleaning provider uses anything outside of these guidelines.
Health issues accompany harsh cleaning products
Inhalation: Ammonia and other harsh chemicals are irritatants and corrosive. Exposure to high concentrations of these chemicals in air causes burning of the nose, throat and respiratory tract. Many have harsh odors to alert you of their presence and abundance.
Children exposed to the same concentrations of ammonia and chlorine vapor as adults may receive a larger dose because they have greater lung surface area-to-body weight ratios and increased minute volumes-to-weight ratios. This makes it even more important to avoid these types of cleaners when looking for services for educational facilities or day care centers.
Skin or eye contact: Exposure to low concentrations of harsh chemicals in air may produce rapid skin or eye irritation. Higher concentrations may cause severe injury and burns. Contact with concentrated solutions such as industrial cleaners may cause corrosive injury including skin burns, permanent eye damage or blindness. The full extent of eye injury may not be apparent for up to a week after the exposure.
Ingestion: Exposure to high concentrations of chemicals from swallowing cleaning solution results in corrosive damage to the mouth, throat and stomach. In many cases, severe body poisoning occurs (chlorine).
How Do I Know That This is a Trustworthy Service?
When you invite a cleaning service into your office, you want to know that the service is trustworthy. Ask for testimonials and referrals to make sure that other people have used the cleaning service successfully.
Research them on commercial cleaning services like BuildingPros.com, AngiesList.com and Google Reviews. You can also verify their Better Business page to see complaints and other issues.
To get a commercial cleaning quote, contact us or call us at (702) 522-1898.