Clients are looking for commercial janitorial companies that can deliver consistently reliable cleaning. But they also want to keep their costs down.
Commercial janitorial companies also have to manage their expenses. If you want top-of-the-line services but pay bottom-of-the-barrel pricing, something is likely to go wrong.
How Much Do You Need To Compromise?
Having a clean facility does not seem to be directly related to a company’s profitability. Indirectly, however, the cleanliness of your office or building determines how comfortable your staff is working there. It also determines how willing your clients are to do business with you. Both of these factors are directly related to profitability.
Even though you may not want to spend money on commercial office cleaning, you know you have to do it. You have to bite the bullet and hire the best company you can find for as little cost as possible…but not so low that you end up getting a low-quality cleaning company.
Unfortunately, there are commercial janitorial companies that are more than happy to give you low-ball pricing. You get excited when they promise to deliver almost everything you want, but when you try them out, quite often you realize that maybe you cut corners in the wrong place.
How Evergreen Building Maintenance Does Things Differently
Some Things To Look Out For When Hiring A Commercial Janitorial Service:
- When you were getting quotes, you may have indicated that you want to see the lowest price possible. Based on this, the janitorial services company may decide to cut their costs by not using the best cleaning materials or they may use low-quality equipment.
You won’t realize this until you see that your facility is just not as nice looking or smelling as you would like it to be. The cleaning staff may be doing all the right things but the results are not there.
Evergreen Building Maintenance has been in the business for over 30 years. They know short-term thinking is not good for business. We will never compromise the cleaning quality in order to provide bottom-of-the-barrel pricing…but you’ll find our pricing to be very attractive!
We know that regardless of what you “appear” to be saying if the janitorial services company is not able to clean your office satisfactorily, you are not going to keep them around. From experience, we know that, so we are not even going to try to give you unrealistic expectations.
Evergreen Building Maintenance spends a lot of time training cleaning staff so we can get your building cleaner at a lower cost.
We will never use inferior products or low-quality cleaning equipment.
- Another way to cut costs is to skip on using “green”, “eco-friendly” cleaning practices. “Green” or “eco-friendly” cleaning practices will prevent your staff and clients from having allergic reactions or getting sick from cleaning chemicals. They will often also do a better job of eliminating viruses and bacteria from spreading.
However, for some commercial cleaning and janitorial companies, this is an “optional” service. Eco-friendly “chemicals” and equipment can be more expensive. If they know your main criteria for hiring a commercial janitorial company is to keep costs down, they just won’t offer you the “option”.
Evergreen Building Maintenance includes “green cleaning” as a standard part of their service. We realize it is better for the health of your employees and clients, so unless you specify otherwise, “eco-friendly” cleaning is the service we will provide while still keeping your costs low.
- Sometimes a janitorial company can cut costs by hiring low-cost, temporary workers. This is a bad strategy if you want consistently high cleaning standards.
Commercial cleaning is not as easy as it looks. We have found that properly trained personnel get better and better at cleaning the longer they are with us.
In order to keep employees so they stick around long enough to provide superior results, we provide a respectable wage, benefits, good quality equipment suitable for the job, and opportunities to move up in the company.
When you see the same people coming to clean your building day after day or week after week you get to know them, and they get to know you and the “special” needs of your office. They learn the “secret” spots where germs hang out and when you need extra cleaning from time to time.
Long-term, consistent employees are a big reason why we are able to provide a high standard of cleaning without fail.
- What happens if you get new equipment, new circumstances, or have a big promotion coming up? Will your commercial cleaning company be able to respond to the changed situation? On-time? Effectively?
Evergreen Building Maintenance has lots of people with a variety of skills and experience so we can respond quickly to any situation.
- Is The Management Of The Company Easily Accessible?
If you have a special situation coming up, just give the cleaning team manager a call or even just call up the president of the company. The management of the company is always happy to hear from clients. In fact, we look forward to it. Our management does an “official” review of the cleaning team’s performance every three months.
While every company wants to keep its costs down, the lowest-priced commercial cleaning and janitorial companies are often not the way to go.
Take time to review the reputation of the company you are going to hire…get several references and call those references to see what their experience has been.
Make sure the cleaning company you hire uses “green”, “eco-friendly” cleaning materials and cleaning equipment. There is no sense in having your employees or clients getting sick from harsh chemicals.
Evergreen Building Maintenance provides a high standard of cleaning without you having to compromise on price.