Unfortunately, many cleaning companies have surfaced during the pandemic. These companies are still out there and some of them are likely scams. Avoiding dishonest cleaning companies is not always easy to do, particularly if you’re in dire need of services. Obviously, they have a knack for being in just the right place at the right time.
But don’t be fooled by these companies. Commercial cleaning companies have trained professionals with proper certifications. These credentials allow them to perform a variety of cleaning services safely and properly.
Given these points, before deciding to partner with a commercial cleaner, do your research! Without researching a commercial cleaning company, you may end up with a hit on your business’ finances. Not to mention, botched services.
In this blog post, you’ll find several steps to vet a prospective commercial cleaning company. These steps are helpful in avoiding dishonest cleaning companies as well as learning about credentials and experiences. This minimal research will help you choose the right cleaning company for your business.
Steps To Avoiding Dishonest Cleaning Companies
Anyone with a vacuum, a few products and business cards can call themselves a professional cleaner. There are over one million cleaning service companies in the United States. But unfortunately, some of these businesses and individuals aren’t so trustworthy. Nor are they concerned about being an upstanding pillar of service.
With this in mind, here are things you can do that’s helping in avoiding dishonest cleaning companies.
01. Perform Your own Background Check
Given the number of cleaning companies on the rise since the pandemic, should be considered a red flag. When vetting a new commercial cleaning company conduct your own background check. At the very least you can look at their online presence. This includes viewing their social media profiles, Google business page, their website, reviews, and more.
02. Ask Questions About Chemicals
Many companies claim to have products that kill the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes COVID-19. But, before taking their word for it, ask for the product’s EPA registration and/or what active ingredients they contain.
Check to see if the registration number matches with a product on the EPA’s List N. This list is an official compilation of products that kill the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 when used according to the label directions.
03. Critical Credentials
Feel free to request to see the company’s license and insurance documents. This will give you peace of mind.
04. Beware Of Certification Claims
If a company claims to have obtained certifications from WHO, EPA, or CDC, immediately decline their service. These organizations do not offer disinfecting or cleaning certifications.
05. Equipment Analysis
Inquire about the equipment that the prospective cleaning company uses. Equipment may include rotary floor machines, floor scrubbers, electrostatic sprayers, and more. Make sure that the equipment needed for your service is working properly.
06. Safety Of Chemicals
Some chemicals used by cleaning companies contain bleach. And these solutions can be very irritating to the eyes, skin, and lungs. Disinfecting surfaces with bleach can damage property if not handled safely. Not to mention, creating a different type of health hazard.
07. Fee Inquiry
Carefully review all paperwork prior to signing. In general, you should only agree to proper payment and terms in regards to your contract.
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