When you arrange for your office to be cleaned, you not only want it to look its best, you want to be sure that germs and dirt have been cleared away once and for all. A quick look, however, may not be enough to tell you what your cleaners’ efforts have accomplished. How can you evaluate the quality of the office cleaning and ensure that you got the services you asked for?
1. Consider their performance.
Does the cleaning company show up on time, take the time needed to clean your office, and make sure that all the details get taken care of? A company that regularly shows up late or, worse, does not show up when scheduled could indicate that they are cutting corners in some other way, as well.
2. Take a look at the busiest areas in the office.
The busiest areas in your office–the break rooms and bathrooms, for example–see the most use over the course of the average day. They often accumulate more clutter, and they’re more likely to have messes: spills left over from lunch or accidental messes in the restroom, for example. If you notice obvious stains and messes in those areas of the office, it could be a sign that the cleaning company isn’t paying adequate attention to your cleaning.
3. Check the cleaning supplies.
You want to know that the right cleaning supplies were used to clean your office. Your floors should be clean, but not sticky or slick underfoot. Your counters should be scrubbed down, with no residual stains or sticky spots. Ideally, you want a cleaner that uses green cleaning products for a better, safer office environment. Your cleaning products can have a significant impact on the air quality in your office, so make sure you research the cleaning products your cleaner uses.
4. Look for dust.
Run your finger along countertops, windowsills, or shelves. If you pick up dust and grime, it could be a sign that your cleaning company isn’t fulfilling its duties. Keeping your office dust-free is important. Not only does it make a big difference in your indoor air quality, it can have a significant influence on the overall appearance of your office. If you notice dust starting to accumulate, it’s time to make changes in your cleaning company.
5. Check to see if rubbish gets dealt with promptly.
Your cleaning company should remove rubbish from the building, including rubbish from bins or any garbage left lying on the floor or the counters. If your bins regularly overflow because the cleaning company fails to empty them promptly, or if you notice that the cleaning company does not remove rubbish each time they come in, it could be a sign that your cleaning company isn’t completing their duties properly.
6. Evaluate your restrooms.
Restroom cleanliness is one of the most important elements of keeping your workplace as clean as possible. Clean restrooms are important to both your employees and your customers–and if your cleaning company isn’t delivering, you could have a problem. Check to ensure that your restrooms are free of smells and that the rubbish gets emptied regularly. Make sure the toilets and sinks are cleaned: not just the exterior, but beneath the seat and areas you may have to move things around to see. If you notice your cleaning company failing to adequately clean the restrooms, they could be making errors elsewhere, too.
You need a cleaning service that will deliver a quality clean every time. At Regional Services, we endeavour to be sure that your office is as clean as possible–and that you get the clean you deserve. Contact us today to learn more, or fill out our form for a free quote.