There are many options when it comes to finding Calgary janitors to clean your property whether it is for the home or the office. No matter what the size of the space to be cleaned or the scale of the operation needed to perform the cleaning, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Company or Independent; One of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to use an independent or a known company for your service. The corporate service will tend to cost you more but there are certain advantages to using a known entity. We will discuss this later in the article.
Individuals can be much less costly but a certain amount of risk comes along with that savings. That is not to say that perfectly wonderful independents can’t be found. It usually takes a lot of filtering to get the good ones though. It is probably a good bet that the better independents are already as busy as they can be. You will usually need to wait for an opening in their schedule. It is best to find someone by word of mouth rather than starting from scratch searching the classified market place. A good recommendation is worth gold and it can save you a lot of heart ache.
Company or independent, you should always ask for references and actually check on the references. Ask them if they would hire them again if they are still not using them. Why did they stop using them if that’s the case? There are many local and national companies who provide janitorial service in most areas. Keep in mind that the company’s reputation does not guarantee you will get a quality individual. It does give you some recourse though as the company is ultimately liable and they don’t tend to keep people working for them who are a risk to their livelihood.
Bonding and Insurance
One of the advantages of using a Calgary Janitors company is they may be bonded and insured. This comes in very handy if something happens to someone while on your property. Ask to see written proof that they have insurance and that it is current. Some independents may also be insured which would be a big plus. If you decide to use someone who is not, the check with your own insurance to see what kind of coverage you have relative to people working on your property.
Reputation and Trustworthiness
A Calgary Janitors company can usually be researched. Try to find reviews on line if you are thinking about using a corporate service. Check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau or the equivalent in your area. As mentioned before, ask for references both written and those who you can contact and ask questions. A reputable company or individual will not have a problem with this. If they do, you may want to steer away from them.
Interview and Get Specific about the Task
Finally, you need to be comfortable with the individual(s) who will be working in your home or business. It is essential that you conduct a personal interview in order to be comfortable with the hire. Ask about what specific tasks will be done for the quoted charges. Make sure you are going to get what you expect. The old adage “Do you do windows?” is actually a very appropriate question. Would you be comfortable giving this individual access to your property? When you aren’t there? Most services get keys and operate during hours when no-one else is around. If it is your home the question becomes even more important.
Be thorough in your research and make sure you check all of the bases. When you do find the right situation it will be worth all of the diligence. If you wish, you can start with some of the advertisers on the site. Good luck in your search.