What do janitorial services typically include?
Whether you are a business owner or a homeowner, you will probably need to hire cleaning services at one point. When most people think of cleaning services, they probably think of in-home maid services, but janitorial services are also an option, particularly for business needs.
Janitorial services may be a phrase you have heard before, but do you really know what these services entail? When it comes to janitorial services Calgary residents need to understand that not every company will provide the exact menu of services, but there will be some commonalities across the board. For example, some companies only worth with residential clients, whereas others service only commercial buildings and still others will have both residential and commercial clients.
When choosing a janitorial service, it’s important to understand first what your particular needs are and then the particular services offered by each company you are considered. In general, most companies will include traditional cleaning services like dusting, sanitizing, wall cleaning, window and blind cleaning, carpet cleaning, garbage disposal, etc. Some companies also provide more specialized services such as renovation cleanup and carpet steaming, so if those are things you need, be sure they are offered by the company you choose. Construction cleanup services can include things like debris removal, cleaning up after construction projects, dust removal and air purifying, etc.
Other janitorial services can include:
Commercial stripping and refinishing of flooring
Deep carpet cleaning and stain removal
General window cleaning and high-rise window cleaning (a very specialized tasks requiring expertise and special equipment)
Emergency cleaning following a spill, for example
Move-in/move-out cleaning services at the beginning and/or end of your lease
One-time cleaning up, such as to prepare for a grand opening
Sanitizing of surfaces (such as in the case of a clinic or medical office)
Shredding of documents
And many other things
If you own a business, you’re going to need to keep it clean. Unless you plan to do it yourself, which is not usually feasible, you are going to need to call in the services of a janitorial company. There are so many companies out there to choose from that it can seem daunting to try to find the right one for your needs. Word-of-mouth advertising is a great option, because you’ll get recommendations from people you trust you have actually used the services before. If you don’t have anyone you can ask, however, it’s imperative that you do your research and ensure, as best as you possibly can, that you are hiring a reputable company who will get the job done to your liking. This level of diligence may seem like overkill when you are hiring something as simple as a cleaning company, but the more diligent you are now, the happier you’ll be with the services you receive as a result.
Thanks to Andrea Simon!