What to consider when hiring an office cleaning company

01 April 2014

It's important for everyone to make sure that indoor work spaces, where employees spend all or the majority of their working day, are kept hygienic. Otherwise, bacteria and other allergens can develop and have a negative effect on health. A good option is to hire professional cleaners to take care of cleanliness in the office. However, there are a few things to consider to ensure that you choose the right office cleaning company for you...

Determine your needs

One of the most important things to take into account when choosing a cleaning company is to determine your specific needs and make a list of all the tasks that you want to be completed in your office. Cleaning companies usually provide their customers with detailed information about their scope of work. If not, you can request more details to decide if you want to use their cleaning services. Any specific services that you ask for should be clearly mentioned in the contract. 


Another thing that should not be neglected when trying to hire professional cleaning services for your office is to check the references and the background of the company. If you have found the company on the Internet, take a bit more time to read the reviews as well. Reading other people's experiences with the company will help you to build a more informed opinion of them. If you were told about the company by friends, ask them to give you more details about the services and their quality.

Check the company's insurance coverage

The company's insurance coverage is another very important factor to consider. It's essential for you to know what their insurance covers, regarding both their employees and damages in the office. This is vital when it comes to the protection of your work space. Most cleaning companies guarantee to repair or replace damaged items. However, it's better to enquire about their insurance and not risk it.

Ask for a trial period

It's a good idea to ask for a trial period before you sign a contract with the cleaning company you've chosen. If you're not happy with their work, you can always refuse using their services and find another company that will satisfy your needs better. 

Compare prices

The last but not least factor in choosing a professional cleaning company for your office is the cost matter. Select a few cleaning companies that attract you and compare their prices. Don't forget to also check the exact services they offer for that price in detail.

Written by July Minor who runs end of tenancy cleaning Manchester