Here's What To Consider When Choosing Janitorial Services For Your Office Building

Now that you've decided to hire a janitorial company to keep your office building clean and safe, you have to decide which service provider to work with. Following are a few important things to consider when choosing janitorial services for your office building: 

Scheduling Options

Don't just assume that every service provider you consider working with will meet your scheduling needs and expectations as time goes on. Every provider is bound to work within their own custom service hours throughout the week, so you should ensure that you know what all of your options are before deciding whether to work with a prospective provider long-term.

You likely don't want a janitorial crew working in your office building during regular business hours so your employees don't get distracted as they work. If this is the case, it's important to make sure that the provider you decide to hire can provide you with janitorial services during the evening and weekend hours when your employees and other service providers are not scheduled to work.

Service Plan Features

It's also a good idea to consider the features that are offered in a particular service plan before committing to a contract of any kind. You might expect a particular service, such as changing or cleaning the HVAC filters on a regular basis, to be offered through your service plan – but that might not be the case.

Ask any prospective janitorial company you consider working with for a complete list of services that they offer so you know exactly what kind of service you can expect to get in the coming months and years. If a specific type of service you'd like is not listed, ask the provider about it. They may be able to add the service on to your plan for an additional cost.

Service Term Requirements

You should know about all of the service term requirements and policies of a prospective janitorial company so you don't end up with any unwanted financial or production surprises as time passes. Will a fee be charged for canceling your service plan before the terms expire, and will you be able to switch to a different plan if your company expands or makes cutbacks in the future without penalty?

What kind of notice is needed when scheduling changes need to be made whether temporary or long-term? Make a list of questions you have about the service terms to ensure that you don't overlook something of importance during your initial consultation.