In the office world, there is a constant need for excellence when it comes to hygiene standards and not just because every company is at constant risk of a surprise lawsuit by one of its employees. These days, the health and safety guys can sweep into your office at a moment’s notice and should they find anything they don’t like, they have the power to instantly fold your operation like a cheap suit. Within one hour, you can go from making money hand over fist to hemorrhaging money like it’s going out of fashion in order to meet the bills and fines incurred for breaking the concrete laws surrounding office hygiene. Companies in cities all over the world are catching on fast, including Calgary and these days Google sees hundreds of searches a week for the term office cleaning Calgary.
Calgary has a glut of cleaning companies, specializing in a range of services such as industrial, office and shop unit cleaning. The office cleaning niche is extremely competitive and here we take a look at what you should expect from whoever you hire to clean your office.
The first thing to look for is a good accreditation from a governing body such as the Better Business Bureau. The BBB is based out of Mainland British Columbia and was first established in 1939 in order to protect consumers from rogue companies and traders. Should an office cleaning company have BBB accreditation they will display it proudly on their website and won’t hesitate to answer queries about it. All companies with BBB accreditation are available on the BBB website through their search mechanism.
The next thing to look for is whether or not the company will supply its own cleaning fluids, materials and equipment. You should also check to see if they have a favored cleaning brand and whether or not you’ve heard of it. A company using a mixture of brands isn’t necessarily a bad thing or a cause for concern – it’s more about their ability to demonstrate expertise when talking about or using these products that you should look out for. Simply asking a few questions while they’re on site should be enough to tell you whether or not they’re truly professional.
Next, take a look at the equipment they bring to your site. Is it well maintained? Does it look new? Are the operatives trained in how to use the equipment? You can find this out by talking to an operative. If they are unwilling/unable to comprehensively answer questions about the products and equipment they’re being paid to use, it may be an indicator of poor training, or even poor investment.
The final thing to check out is their current portfolio. These days, everyone wants reassurance and minimal risk and a good way for a professional company to provide this is through a comprehensive portfolio which should show a solid history of work along with testimonials from satisfied customers.