If you’re looking for commercial cleaning services, it’s important to know what goes into a good contract. While there are a few things that all contracts should include, there are also some things that can set one company apart from another. Here are some tips on what to look for in your next commercial cleaning contract:
The Cleaning Contract Should Be Clear
When hiring commercial contract cleaning, the cleaning contract should be clear and easy to read. You shouldn’t have to hire a lawyer just to interpret it. The contract should include a list of services that are provided, such as vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and scrubbing floors. It should also list all of the things that are not included in their service; for example window washing, polishing fixtures and furniture, or cleaning windows above or below 32 feet (10 meters).
Background Checks and Training
As a business owner, you want to make sure that the cleaning staff you hire are trustworthy and reliable. You’ll need to look into the background of these applicants and make sure they have been properly trained in their work.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your employees have received proper training so that they can perform their jobs safely and effectively. This applies not only to cleaners but also to management staff who may be responsible for supervising them on the job site.
It’s recommended that both cleaners and managers receive ongoing training throughout their employment with you as well as new hires being provided with basic safety training at first start-up so they know what equipment should be used and how it should be handled during cleanup operations; this is especially important if there are dangerous chemicals involved in any aspect of your service offerings (such as carpet cleaning).
If you’re unsure whether or not a given company provides adequate training opportunities or resources available online then ask. It’s best practice because every person has different learning styles so having someone to stand next to while watching videos isn’t always enough; some people learn better by reading instructions while others prefer watching demonstrations instead.
Chemical Use, Equipment and Supplies
It’s essential to make sure that they use environmentally friendly chemicals and equipment to clean your commercial office. If a company uses harsh chemicals that can damage the environment or leave behind toxic residue on surfaces, they may not be the best choice for your business.
The equipment used by a commercial cleaning company should also be considered before making your decision. A good way to determine this is by requesting a list of supplies and equipment used in each job so you can compare them with what you would use yourself (if possible).
Lastly, when looking at chemical use as well as equipment and supplies during the hiring process, it’s also helpful if you ask about any additional chemicals used during their products’ lifespan such as disinfectants or deodorizers.
Licensing, Insurance and Bonding
A bond is a guarantee of performance in which a third party agrees to pay any costs or damages arising from the failure of a contractor to complete work according to the terms set forth in their agreement. The purpose of requiring bonds for commercial cleaning services is to protect you against damage caused by incompetent cleaning crews.
There are two types of bonds: performance and payment. A performance bond guarantees that the company will do what they have agreed to do while working on your property. If they perform differently than expected, then you can submit an invoice for reimbursement under your contract. This type of bond often requires both parties’ signatures before it’s issued (it’s rare that only one side needs one).
Payment bonds ensure that contractors fulfil all financial obligations connected with completing projects and paying subcontractors, suppliers and employees; failure on behalf of these parties can result in penalties being issued against them—even up until criminal charges may be brought forward depending on how much money was owed at any given time too.
References, Word of Mouth and Reviews
You should also talk to the company’s clients. In addition to asking for references, ask for customer reviews. Look for a company with a strong reputation, and one that has been in business for many years.
If you want someone to handle both your commercial and residential needs, ask if they offer that service. If you are only looking for a commercial landscaper, make sure they specialize in this type of work.
Price vs. Value
While price is certainly a factor to consider, it is not the only one. When hiring a commercial cleaning service, you should look for a company that offers value and provides an excellent level of service.
Value can be defined in many ways: how much you are paying and how much you are getting back. For example, if your commercial cleaning company charges $3 per square foot of space cleaned, but they use inferior equipment and do not offer any additional services (like carpet cleaning), then their value may not be as high as another company that charges $2 per square foot but offers more services at no extra charge.
There are many factors to consider when hiring a commercial cleaning service, but these are just a few tips that can help you find the right company. Remember that price is not always the best indicator of value. You should look for a company with experienced staff and equipment, who will guarantee their work and offer references or previous customers as references.