Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Finding the Best Janitorial Services for Your Company

Finding the Best Janitorial Services for Your Company

A great cleaning company should do more than simply tidy up surfaces and take out the trash—they should be properly disinfecting all surfaces to prevent the spread of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. Anyone can take a cloth and wipe down a surface but it takes an expert to understand proper cleaning procedures, from cleaning cloths to cleansers. If you’ve been unhappy with your current cleaning service, it may be time for a change.

There are signs that your current cleaning company isn’t doing a good job. Most people aren’t fooled by an empty trash can, or what appears to be a clean kitchen countertop. It will require further inspection to find the truth.

If there have been a lot of stomach bugs going around the office, this is an indication that desks, counter tops, and the bathroom may not be properly sterilized and disinfected. Simply taking a rag and making a surface look clean isn’t enough to kill harmful bacteria. The next time an employee touches a faucet or a light switch could be the time when they pick up the latest virus going around.

It’s disgusting to think about, but many cleaning companies reuse the same cleaning cloths and sponges that they used to clean the previous business, but they never soak them in disinfectant or wash them between these cleaning jobs.

Sick employees cost your company time and money. It’s beneficial to spend more money to hire proper janitorial services who will spend the time needed to get your business clean.

Another sign that your cleaning company isn’t doing its job is how long they spend in your office. If you’re uncertain, ask them. Are they only spending an hour? Can you clean your home in an hour? Probably not. They may be rushing to try and complete their tasks within the allotted time, and may have several businesses that they need to clean in one day.

Get down on hands and knees and check out the floor. The places to check are right against the baseboards. Have the baseboards been wiped down too, or are they dirty? Is there dirt accumulated along the edges? These are common regions that are often neglected by a poor cleaner.

Most cleaning companies are allotted extra time to tackle small tasks that need to be done once a month, such as wiping down cupboards, or cleaning under the fridge. If you find that your cleaning company is not going beyond what they should be doing, then it may be time to find a company that is more detail-oriented. These tasks may require an additional fee, but they should be scheduled in. To have a cleaning company completely ignore these details, or even discuss with the company manager can be signs of neglect.

If you’re dissatisfied with your current cleaning service, please reach out to us to find out how A1 Cleaning in San Jose can help to create the clean, sanitary environment that you expect for your business.