How to Choose a Janitorial Company

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The time has come — you have a need for a new janitorial company for your facility. You want to choose the right service provider, but this requires a lot of time and consideration. In fact, you want to find the right provider, but not sure how much time you can devote to this activity.  Here are four ways to help with the process of choosing a service provider.

Brainstorm – ask as many questions as possible of potential janitorial companies

This is an interview process.   Flush out all of your important questions.   You should consider your janitorial company a partner and this is the time to find the right one.

Be crystal clear about your commercial cleaning needs.

Make sure to set your expectations as clearly as possible, and ask the potential janitorial company if the expectations can be met?  Once you have a quote from your prospective partner, make sure all of your expectations are incorporated in the scope of work.  If your needs cannot be met you will have to find another service provider, or the costs can change after the original estimate.

Evaluate janitorial service providers and their business?

This can be a hard to answer, however it is important. When selecting a provider, you will be agreeing to a partnership where the provider and your business need to mesh well. Most importantly, do you feel you can rely on and trust this provider?

Consider a facility services management partner with a work order management tool.

System4™ is a facility services company that manages service providers and their agreements on behalf of your business.  If a service provider does not work well, then another service provider can be brought in seamlessly. 

ServiceSync™ is a robust, no additional cost, work order management solution that provide visibility to the business with reporting and metrics to empower you to make well informed decisions about the facility. The best part is that it will allow you to concentrate more on what matters most – your business.

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