How to choose the best cleaning contractor for your business




Workers are more productive and motivated in a clean and tidy environment.

How your offices are maintained is a reflection on your business as a whole.

Here are six things you need to take into consideration when hiring a cleaning contractor for your business.

Health & safety

Health and safety not only affects the staff of a cleaning company. It crucially affects the people and workers around them that they meet on a daily basis.

Your cleaning contractor will carry out risk assessments when necessary.

They’ll additionally ensure staff are up-to-date and fully trained in the latest developments to health and safety legislation.

Plus all equipment is serviced and maintained.

Reviewing company needs

Your cleaning requirements will be unique to your premises and organisation.

The cleaning contractor you employ should carry out a thorough assessment of your organisation’s needs for pricing and servicing reasons.

To make your life simpler, select a service provider who can cover the range of services you require from window cleaning to specialist hard floor cleaning.

This means you’ll only have one point of contact for all your services.

Helpful handover

Switching your cleaning service contractor can be a daunting prospect when you have standards to be maintained (or improved!). Especially as you want limited disruption to your workers.

Look for companies that will provide you with a dedicated Account Manager to oversee all processes and to ensure that all your needs are being met.

They are then your first point of contact so that queries or changes to your services can be acted on quickly.

Do they check out?

Before committing to any new service provider, you want to know that they are a trustworthy and reliable organisation.

Ask for client testimonials and check out their portfolio of clients to ascertain whether client expectations are being met and how satisfied their customers are.

As well as their quality of service, you need to know that their legal credentials, insurance and accreditations are in place too.


Each member of staff needs to be not only trained to the highest standards for cleaning, but also act in manner you would expect your own workers to behave.

A polite and friendly workforce is a great indication of the management and culture of the organisation they belong to.

Flexible and reliable

It is essential that your cleaning provider can work when you need them to, even if that means early mornings or evening shifts. They must harmoniously fit in with your organisation’s work schedules.

There should also be a feedback system in place with your Account Manager to ensure that standards will always be maintained.

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