Tips for Selecting the Right Janitorial Company

Company Selection
  • Seek three to five bids
  • Did these vendors research your needs prior to bidding?
  • Prepare an assignment sheet stating exact specifications
Cost Breakdown
  • Obtain a realistic breakdown of supply costs (versus labor costs). Note: A leading source of occupant complaints is inadequate supplies for the restrooms
Security & Safety
  • Does the cleaning company conduct background checks on its employees?
  • Will the cleaning crew have uniforms and photo ID badges?
  • Find out the average length of time employees have worked for the company?
  • Are the workers properly trained in the handling of cleaning chemicals, some of which may contain hazardous materials?
References & Communication
  • Contact facility executives from similar industries
  • Does the cleaning company conduct a client survey to evaluate the quality of its services?

Jeff Weil