There are so many cleaning companies to choose from these days and choosing the right one can be daunting. The following are some of the common mistakes businesses make when hiring a commercial office cleaning company.
Mistake #1: Choosing the cheapest commercial office cleaning company
It is important, and necessary to find a commercial cleaning service within your budget, but at the same time, you should not choose a company strictly on price. By going with the cheapest bid you will sacrifice on quality. There are many inexperienced cleaning companies out there who are willing to reduce their price just to get the job. Speak to each vendor about how much time is needed to clean your office. Labor is the most expensive part of the bid. This means, if you go with the cheapest the first thing they will cut is labor and that means less time spent on the detail cleaning that makes the difference between a great looking office and just so-so. When shopping for cleaning services obtain a few quotes and compare the specific services each one offers.
Mistake #2: Not knowing the process
Reputable cleaning companies have a process in place to transition you from your former office cleaning company to the new one. Make sure you ask who is handling the transition. Most reliable cleaning companies have a project manager, a supervisor and cleaning techs. You should be given the names of each of those individuals and who to contact when the need arises.
Mistake #3: Hiring an office cleaning company that doesn't offer added service
Think about this: How seamless would it be to call your cleaning company if you needed grounds maintenance, or snow removal, or something as simple as changing out your lights bulbs? Calling vendors all day to get a quote on various projects is time-consuming and costs money, finding a one-stop shop saves you headaches down the line.
Mistake #4: Not checking all licenses and documents
Always ask about insurance, certification, and licensure. Besides being fully insured, professional office cleaners are members of various trade organizations. Don't let yourself be scammed by people masquerading as professional office cleaners. Proper certification and licensure shows that you can trust them to be reputable and do a professional job.
Mistake #5: Not Having a Scope of Work
It is imperative to have a scope of work. This is a list of your expectations for the cleaning service and the number of times you expect that service to be completed. Clean to one person is not the same as clean to another. A scope of work defines expectations and keeps everyone on the same page. If you do not have a scope of work, ask the vendor to create one for you. A professional cleaning company will easily be able to accommodate you.
Commercial buildings rely on detailed, consistent cleaning, not only to comply with industry regulations, but also to strengthen your brand. A poorly-managed cleaning service portrays a shoddy corporate culture, and unprofessional cleaning technicians can be equally devastating to your reputation. Cleaning technicians often interact directly with your clients, so they must be trained to represent your brand as professionally as your own employees do. If you’re considering commercial cleaning services, Albuquerque-based SMI Facility Services puts your company and the environment first.
If you are a facility manager looking for industrial or commercial cleaning services in Rio Rancho, you must find a company that can meet your cleaning goals at the right price. The company should be able to work with you to create customized cleaning services for you.
One of the most important things to consider is the professionalism exhibited by commercial cleaning services. Rio Rancho businesses have learned one of the simplest ways to gauge the level of a company’s professionalism is through the appearance of its employees. While it is not always necessary to wear uniforms, employees that wear t-shirts and torn jeans are unlikely to be as professional as those wearing a uniform.
Find out about the safety of their cleaning solutions. The right company should invest in modern cleaning equipment and products. Always ask about the type and quality of the equipment used by commercial cleaning services. Rio Rancho is no different than other locations; they prefer cleaning companies to use solutions and products that are safe for the environment.
When Steve Garcia was 9 years old, he just wanted to spend time with his brother, Val Garcia, 14 years his senior. Steve would go over to see Val, and Val, already the entrepreneur, would put Steve to work in his auto mechanic shop.
“I used to go over there and I used to help him overhaul motors and pull transmissions,” says Steve. “And I was just a kid, but we’d spend all day and all night working on the vehicles. I was always there learning and trying to be by his side.”
A little more than a decade later, when the time came for Val to open a building service contracting business, the same sibling dynamic carried forward, and Steve jumped on board.
Fast forward to today, and the Brothers Garcia are still going strong. They’re now business partners, celebrating 25 years of the contract cleaning company started by Val, now known as SMI Facility Services, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
SMI's Steve Garcia Looks to the Future
Steve Garcia is one of BSCAI's newest board members, having joined back in January. But he's far from being new in the business. In fact, he has over 25 years of industry experience, operating Albuquerque-based SMI Facility Services with his brother, Val.Founded in 1992, SMI is a full-service commercial cleaning company....www.bscai.org/Contractor-Connections-Hub/BSCAI-News/BSCAI-News-Article/smis-steve-garcia-looks-to-the-future