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Oct 12

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I am thinking through my own thoughts on commercial cleaning service companies here particularly as I used to appoint the cleaning company we used for all our offices across Scotland.

Most of us know that a newly cleaned and fresh smelling business environment will make us feel better about coming to work. Well maybe you may not want to break out into a song and dance around the room but it will make it feel better than coming into a place where the existing commercial cleaning company staff are not doing a very good job, won’t it?

A clean working environment is an important issue to many of your staff members. More than 10% of those interviewed in one BICSc survey said they had deliberately not performed well in a job interview because they did not like the office environment.

I even take cleanliness and appearance into account everywhere I go and I did that even before I got the job of selecting our office commercial cleaning service company. After having that job for some time I realized I was not only checking for dust on ledges and above doorways in the office but I even did that at a friend’s house. We did have a laugh about it when he saw me. (His wife was not laughing so easily!)

Some of your customers will visit your office workplace on a regular basis. We all know the saying first impressions count, don’t we?

Let’s face it, it is relatively easy for your workplace environment to get dirty on a daily basis. You will have people walking in and out of the building all day long. It has been shown that the bulk of dust and dirt comes into your average building on shoes. The second most common dust generators would be open doors, windows and air ventilation systems. Printers and photocopiers are also large dust generators in most modern offices due to very small ink particles and electrostatic generation

It does not really matter whether you have only a few employees or hundreds of employees in a building you will still have a need for commercial cleaning services. The more staff you have the more footfall the more dirt and dust can find it’s way into your building. I would also go further and say that the need is not just for a cleaner but a properly supervised and professionally trained commercial cleaner.

Appointing a Commercial Cleaning Service Company

If you do a search you will find commercial cleaning service on the web.This would be your first starting point to find a commercial cleaning service in Scotland.

Some quick issues to be aware of however before asking any commercial cleaning service company to take on the cleaning responsibility for your office environment.

There is no legal reason why any commercial cleaning service companies join their professional bodies but it helps demonstrate that the management/owners are interested in maintaining high standards by keeping up to date.

  • Are you speaking to a professional salesperson? The area manager who has to maintain the standards afterwards will be a little more cautious as they will not want too many headaches to cope with.

This is a big issue with the national franchise commercial cleaning companies. They recruit salespeople to get the contract and hand over to a new person coming into the cleaning business who may not be fully experienced or trained. In addition they may not have the promised support.

  • Do you believe the person really understands the standards you need in each area? Maybe you want some areas such as reception treated as a priority and cleaned thoroughly each night. Other areas may only need to be cleaned once a week. Do they understand your needs?
  • Have they included arrangements for continuous assessment inspections as part of the contract?
  • Who will do them?

This should include a monthly meeting with you to check out how happy you are overall or to establish whether your needs are changing as well as adhoc visits at other times to ensure cleaning standards are being maintained.

It is their job to ensure standards. That is why you are employing them to do your cleaning. Failure to carry out regular thorough inspections means they are expecting you to let them sit back and do nothing whilst you do their cleaning standards inspection for them.

That would boil it down to a small enough number of cleaning companies to ensure you can get a good quality clean.

From experience I found Aberdeen Office Cleaning to be both professional and caring in their approach to the cleaning task. Their cleaning staff were trained with an induction to each building they worked in. Now that was something that really surprised me. To be honest I had not even thought about the implications of  cleaning staff not being inducted into each separate building until I had thought it through.

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