Commercial Cleaning

How to Pick A Commercial Cleaning Company

Picking a commercial cleaning company is not something that should be taken lightly. There are many things that you need to know about to make a good choice. Today we will explore what you need to know to pick the best commercial cleaning company for your business.

Check Reviews

When you have found a janitorial company you want to work with then the first step should really be to check reviews online.

It’s hard for businesses to get positive reviews. Customers are more likely to ‘talk’ about a bad experience so if you find a company with a lot of positive reviews then odds are there are 20 to 50 times that number of happy customers.

Check References

Most companies these days put their current or past clients logos on their site. So you don’t even need to ask for references. You can quite simply look for the logos on the site of the cleaning company you’re looking at working with. Then give those companies a call. Simple!

Are Staff Vetted?

Once you are speaking to the company you are looking to contract a good question is to ask about their staff. How do they vet them? Do they only hire accredited cleaners or just anyone? Do they do criminal background checks and so on.

The reality is that you will be having random cleaning staff coming on to your business premises. You don’t wan proprietary information going missing if a staff member leaves something on a desk that should have been locked away. Or something more common. Theft of equipment.


It’s best to get quotes for at least four commercial cleaning companies. If you just get one or two then they both might be high quotes. But if you get four quotes or even more you will have a good idea of what the market place rate for janitorial services is actually set at.

Discuss the Quote in Detail

The final step is to discuss the quote in details with the company that you are looking at hiring. You need to go over everything to ensure what they are quoting you on will be needed and if anything is missing.

A few common things to consider are:

  • How often will sanitary supplies in bathrooms be replaced
  • How often will carpet cleaning get done
  • How often will bins be emptied
  • Is window cleaning covered

These are just a few examples. You need to thing about your business and what you need in particular.

Hopefully this mini-guide helped you. Here are a few more resources to help you think about when hiring a cleaning company:

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Cleaning Company
4 Tips for Choosing a Commercial Cleaning Company
How to Choose the Best Commercial Cleaning Company

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